Jun 26, 2011 - 2:59 PM
We are a retired couple who plan to visit Switzerland, Austria, Germany, (possibly Netherlands) and France from mid Sept. to Oct.1st. We have specific places that we want to see in all of the countries and plan to stay in the Bern area in Switzerland. I would like some suggestions to determine what is the best mode of transportation. We plan to travel mainly by train and prefer not to rent a vehicle. I am finding the train options very confusing as to whether it would be better to buy a Swiss pass for the time we are in Switzerland and then individual passes to the other destinations or whether it would be better to buy a eurorail pass. We would like to spend about 4 days in Switzerland and would like to take in some of the day excursions or can we see what we would like using the Swiss pass without the day excursions and using the half price for cable cars etc. For example can we take a train to Grindlewald and then take the cable car from there? Any suggestions would be gratefully received.