we are rethinking and expanding our plans, but have some concerns, your comments will be appreciated:
We have purchased the 4 + 1 = 5 day Swiss Pass and wish to maximise its use.
Arriving Saturday morning, 14th, by boat in Basel.
Purchase a regular train ticket and travel to Lucerne.
Afternoon & evening there
Hope to find hotel that will keep 1 suitcase until Thursday (or Weds)
Day 1 - Sunday, boat and Gotthard Ex to Lugano
Day 2 - Monday, bus to Tirano, lunch and Bernina Ex to St Moritz
Day 3 - Tuesday, Glacier Ex to Zermatt
Day 4 - Wednesday, morning Matterhorn cable car or cogwheel train, then down to Montreaux..
Day 5 - Thursday, Montreaux and Golden Pass back to Lucerne
Friday, regular ticket to Zurich Airport and home.
What do you think? Too aggressive or an okay way to do the big circle on the scenic trains?
Possible alternative avoiding one additional hotel change.
Day 3 – Leave the GEX at Brig and head to Montreaux
Day 4 – Montreaux and Golden Pass to Lucerne for 2 nights
Day 5 – Lucerne area excursion, maybe Mt Rigi or Pilatus??
Friday, Zurich and home..
Would one direction be preferable over the other?
Thank you for a great service