Which Tell Pass for 5 days Lucerne in May?

Which Tell Pass for 5 days Lucerne in May?

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conniecat
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Mar 4, 2017 - 12:47 AM

We will be In Lucerne in May and our host as suggested we but a tellpas for the 5 days.

Do we buy summer or winter tell pass as they are the only ones that I can see?

Connie

ApplePie
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Mar 4, 2017 - 1:31 AM in reply to conniecat

Hye Connie. ....did u ask ur hotel? They do provide for FREE if u stay with them with a minimum of 2 night. I will be there too this month.

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Mar 4, 2017 - 2:34 AM in reply to conniecat

Hi Connie, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Winter Tell-Pass is valid 1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017

The Summer Tell-Pass is valid 1 April 2017 - 31 October 2017

So if you will be there in May, the Summer Tell-Pass will be the appropriate one to get.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 4, 2017 - 8:33 AM by Arno
conniecat
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Mar 4, 2017 - 3:40 AM in reply to ApplePie

We are staying at a home stay and he recommended the tellpass but did not say he would give us one

Connie

conniecat
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Mar 4, 2017 - 3:46 AM in reply to Removed user

many thanks for your reply will purchase the summer one.

Our trip starts in Chur 2days

Lucerne 4 days

. Grindlewald 3 days

, Gorengrat 1 night

Zermat 2 nights

We will be using public transport every where and doing all the tourist things.Not sure if we get a half pass or a Swiss Rail Pass ?

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Mar 4, 2017 - 4:49 AM in reply to conniecat

>> Our trip starts in Chur 2days

Lucerne 4 days

. Grindlewald 3 days

, Gorengrat 1 night

Zermat 2 nights

We will be using public transport every where and doing all the tourist things.Not sure if we get a half pass or a Swiss Rail Pass ?

So you are going to be in Switzerland for 12 or 13 days?

In that case, I would not get a Tell-Pass. I would probably get a 15 day Swiss Travel Pass instead, but Arno and Annika are the experts on passes, so I would wait until you hear from them before buying anything.

It would be a good idea to give us some more details of your itinerary as well, with specific dates, your points of arrival in and departure from Switzerland, the order of towns you are staying in, and what activities you plan to do in each place.

The more detail you provide, the more appropriate the suggestions and advice you will receive :-) We can also make sure you are aware of what mountain transport will be operating or closed down while you are there, as May is a time when mountain transport tends to be closed for maintenance.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 4, 2017 - 8:34 AM by Arno
conniecat
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Mar 4, 2017 - 8:24 AM in reply to Removed user

Chur arrive 2/5 leave 4/5 no plans yet

lucerne arrive 4/5 leave 8/5 plan to see Bern, Arosa,Rigi,Titlis

Grindelwald 8/5 leave 11/5 plan see Jungfrau,Murren, Schiltour,Laubruten

Zermatt 11/5

Gornegraut 12/5 stay overnight hotel

Ascona 13/5 leave 15/5 no plans yet

leave for milan

maggiehorswell
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Mar 4, 2017 - 12:55 PM in reply to conniecat

Hi Conniecat

It would make more sense to visit Arosa from Chur. Trains leave Chur for Arosa every hour and journey time is about an hour and is very scenic. The tourist office in Arosa is excellent by the way. We have visited Arosa twice and both times took the cable car up to Weisshorn which has incredible 360 degree views and a super restaurant. Next time we go we intend to take the woodland walk known as the "squirrel walk"!

Maggie

Annika
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Mar 4, 2017 - 2:28 PM in reply to conniecat

Hi conniecat!

I agree with Alpenrose that a 15 day Swiss Travel Pass is a lot more appropriate, as you'll be traveling across the country. Please find all validity information and purchase options at myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass.

As Maggie notes Arosa can best be visited from Chur. You'd best use the timetable to plan your trips and find traveling times. Mind to spell names correctly, otherwise the timetable may not recognize them (e.g. Schilthorn, Lauterbrunnen, Gornergrat).

conniecat
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Mar 5, 2017 - 2:01 AM in reply to maggiehorswell

Many thanks Maggie we will do this on your advice

Connie

conniecat
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Mar 5, 2017 - 3:46 AM in reply to Annika

I just realised I said Arosa I meant Ascona which I can do on the way home to Italy. But will def go to Arosa when we get to chur

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