Feb 28, 2012 - 4:46 PM
We (my wife and I) are planning a week long trip (7 days, 6 nights) to Switzerland in early June. We shall be based in Grindelwald and we plan to explore the Bernese Oberland region for at least 4 of the 7 days we are there (the last day shall anyway be spent getting back to Geneva for our return flight to the UK). We plan to go to First (then a hike to Bachalpsee), Mannlichhen (then a hike to Kleine Scheidegg), Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen,Murren, Schilthorn, Schynigge Platte and some of the sights around Interlaken if time permits (including a cruise on Lake Brienz and possibly going up the Brienzer Rothorn). On the other 2 days, we plan to go to Zermatt (and go up the Gornergrat in the railway) and to Lucerne (golden round trip on Pilatus).
Which swiss railway card would you suggest considering the above plan? I think the half fare card or the swiss card would probably be the most economical but if the difference with a swiss saver pass is not that much, we shall probably go for the latter as that avoids the hassle of purchasing tickets every time we get on a train. Would getting the Jungfrau pass make any sense, considering we shall spend most of our time in that area?
By the way, Geneva shall be our entry and exit point in Switzerland, which means we have a fairly long train journey just to get to Grindelwald.
Any help (including any suggestions on alternative places that we can visit other than the ones I have mentioned) would be much appreciated.