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Aug 26, 2019 - 12:31 AM

My wife and I have just completed the Great Train Tour of Switzerland using Swiss Travel Passes and some reserved seats. It was Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, Zurich. Our Travel Agent had never booked such a thing before, which we compiled after seeing Michael Portillo’s TV show. So it was a combined mistake that had us doing the trip in 9 days with an 8 day STP Flex and 1 day rail ticket. Either, we should have taken more time (preferred option) or we should have purchased the normal 8 day pass.

Still, the journey was wonderful and breathtaking. The trips to Jungfraujoch for the Jungfrau experience and to Gornergrat for the Matterhorn were both exciting and mandatory. The panoramic trains were hugely comfortable, thanks to the advice of my skin specialist to take first class carriages. The views along all of the routes were interesting, beautiful and not, as a colleague described them, one boring picture postcard after another!

Thanks, too, to MySwissAlps contributors for the help and answers they gave to my questions. They “settled the mind” enormously and I am very grateful. We are back home now and will reflect on our Swiss holiday for some time to come. Wiedersehen!

Paul and Jo, Australia

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Aug 26, 2019 - 3:49 AM in reply to Removed user

Hello Paul and Jo,

Thanks a million for your report on your train trip through Switzerland! Sounds fantastic…

Any chance you could share one or the other picture with us (attachments of 1MB per post possible), to underline the beauty you mention..?!

If possible, great, if not, no worries!

Enjoy being back home and thanks for your appreciation of this forum.

Best,
Steph

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Aug 26, 2019 - 11:23 AM in reply to Steph

Hard to pick the images from all that we took, which would tell the story of the trip, but these give some impression.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Magnificent view of Matterhorn from Gornergrat.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 11:36 AM in reply to Removed user

Wow, what a picture!!! Love it.. :) Thanx

Enjoy remembering your trip and hope to see you back sometime in the future.

Take care,
Steph

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Aug 26, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Our first view of Jungfrau from Interlaken West.

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