Sep 10, 2015 - 2:23 PM
Welcome to MySwissAlps, thanxallah. Glad to hear our website has been helpful.
Let's look into your questions. I'd pick two regions at the most. Your stay only lasts 6 days, and if you want to explore more than that, you'd keep spending time on packing and unpacking, and checking in and out of hotels. Lausanne generally isn't the very best place for tourists. If you're coming from Paris, it makes more sense to start in Geneva or Montreux. You could then take the Golden Pass route to Interlaken, spend a couple of nights there, move on to Lucerne for a few nights there, and end in Zurich, just like you suggested under question 3. You can follow the links I inserted to explore the towns and nearby activities, and to find out what appeals to you.
As for rail passes: which pass is best depends on your final itinerary. Here are some options:
- a Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi, using free travel days for your longer transfers and days with discounts for shorter local trips;
- a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass. This would be an option if you spend your first and last day(s) in and near a town, making some urban trips only. The 4 days in between could be used for the longer transfers;
- a Swiss Half Fare Card. This requires you to buy discounted tickets for each trip.
One you've finalized your travel scheme, you can calculate the options as explained here. There are no upcoming promotions know of, but as soon as one comes available, it will be mentioned in the forum, in our Promotions section and on the Discounts tabs of all pass pages.
Last modified on Nov 2, 2015 - 4:03 PM by Arno