Jul 17, 2014 - 9:21 AM
Thank you for posting! The Swiss Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card are the ones to consider. I would pick the Swiss Pass for your itinerary. It's more convenient as it includes a lot for free (many museums too), so no ticket buying required, and there is the $75 off promo if you buy a $25 baggage voucher, so it's a better deal than it normally is. See here for how to get the discount.
With a Swiss Pass, things would look like this:
8/10-8/12: Free traveling to Lucerne. I assume you have a flight to Zurich, is that correct? If so, you'd better buy an 8-day Swiss Pass for 8/11 to 8/18, as the train ride from the airport to Lucerne is not that expensive (CHF 28), and you can explore the town on foot. The next days you can visit Bern, Mount Rigi and do boat trips. That's all free with the pass. Public transport in Bern is free too.
8/13-8/15: Traveling to Wengen is free, Grindelwald and Mürren can be reached for free. Cable cars are 50% off, the railway to the Jungfraujoch is 25% off.
8/16-8/17: The transfer to Zermatt is free, the cable cars/mountain trains are 50% off.
8/18: The leg from Zermatt to Domodossola (Italy) is free. From there you need a ticket to Milan.
See the Swiss Pass page I linked to above for full details of what's included.
You will find more information about towns and activities on our website, as well as hotel suggestions. Have a great time!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM by Arno