Jun 22, 2013 - 11:34 PM
We're another family that is totally confused by the various Swiss travel cards. We arrive by car in Zurich on Aug 1st, then plan to take the train from ZRH airport to Muerren where we will spend 3 nights. During our stay in Muerren, we will be visiting "all over" the Bern Oberland region (well, as much as we can cram in as possible, incl. a visit to one or both of the mountain tops). The morning of Aug 4th, we plan to take the train to Venice.
I *think* a 4-day Swiss Pass for my wife and I and a Family Saver Card for our 2 children (ages 13 and 10) is our best bet. Does that sound right? I believe that would cover all of our Swiss travel with the exception of the higher mountain gondolas/trains (where the Swiss Pass would give us 50% off those), correct? Also, I've seen reference to a Family Saver Card and a Junior Travelcard. Are those the same thing?
Finally, for the trip to Venice, if we went with the Swiss Pass, I believe we would only pay for the Italian portion of the trip, correct? I'm looking on the SBB.com site and cannot figure out how you would input the Swiss Pass so the Switzerland portion is free.
Thank you for the great site and assistance!