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Trip report 2 weeks Zurich, Bern, Geneva in June

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Jun 19, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Just returned from two weeks in Switzerland. Except for a couple of days, the weather was glorious. Our itinerary was Zurich, Bern, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Geneva. The trip was great!

A couple of tips from experience. Cabs are expensive - 4 francs per kilometer, plus added charges for baggage, etc.! Avoid if possible. We felt taken by a cab driver in Zurich.

Swiss Travel Pass is great value. The Swiss rail system is clean and efficient. Signage at station, platform, and cars is clear and concise. Trains run frequently. Get first class - better odds at getting seats. Cars are clearly marked on the outside (e.g., 1 or 2). Swiss Travel Pass discounts at other transportation modes and venues help recoup the upgrade costs. The SBB mobile app is very useful.

Used a Pocket Hotspot that gave us constant wifi no matter where we went (15 days for $129). Avoided mobile phone charges and worry about data download charges.

Uploaded Fodor and Frommer guides on iphone & ipad using Kindle. Gave us constant access to travel information

Swiss folks are very friendly and helpful. Most speak several languages. We think it's polite to ask first.

Hope this helps & thank you MySwissAlps for the help.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Hi Gonoles,

Thanks for reporting back! Yes, taxi's are expensive. With a Swiss Travel Pass you normally don't need them. I'm glad you like the pass.

Hope to see you back one day!


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