Jun 15, 2022 - 8:39 PM
I've been reading and reading all the threads but felt it might be better to start this a new one as my itinerary is slightly different. We will be arriving mid-September and staying for 8 full days. We have rented a car and wanted to know which passes would be best to purchase that will work for our itinerary, as some places can only be reached by train/gondola.
Day 1: We arrive to Zurich at 6AM and planned to stay around for half/full the day and then drive to Lucerne before night time.
- Lake Zurich
- Altstadt (Old Town)
Day 1-2: Spend 1 night in Lucerne then driving to Grindelwald later in the evening
- Mount Rigi (we plan on spending the night here)
- Lake Lucerne
- Mount Pilatus
- Chapel Bridge
- Panorama Yacht Saphir (is this recommended or not needed?)
This checklist will depend on what time we get to Lucerne and what time we leave to drive to Grindelwald.
We will be staying in Grindelwald for the rest of our time but plan in driving/train/boat/gondola rides for different parts of the region nearby.
- Harder Kulm
- Schynige Platte
- Lake Brienz
- Lake Thun
- Panoramabrücke Sigriswil
- St Beatus Caves
- First: we plan on doing different activies and hikes, so this will probably take a whole day or two
- Eiger Trail
- Top of Europe/Jungfraujoch
- Grosse Scheidegg
- Marmot Trail
Please let me know if this itinerary is do-able! I am still able to move things around change up the itinerary! Also, if we have time... I'd like to maybe go down to Zermatt and spend 1 full day!
With that being said, I don't know if I should only be purchasing a Top of Europe pass? Or if I should purchase a half fare card and purchase the Top of Europe pass for 50% off in case some of these other areas aren't covered by the Top of Europe pass? Or if there are any other passes that you think might be better, please let me know!
Thank you so much in advance!