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Swiss Travel

adelaide
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Swiss Travel

Our European holiday in May-June includes some free time (about 18 days) in Switzerland after a river cruise ending in Paris. We would like to see the beauty of Switzerland and our intention would be to travel Paris-Geneva-Interlarken area (say Wengen) and stay a few days and do day trips. Then to St Moritz and Lugano via Brig (Glacier Express) and stay a few days. Then back to Zurich on the Bernina Express before we fly home to Australia - we don't want to fly from Milan. Is this a reasonable schedule and are the stopovers OK?

How flexible is the Swiss Pass? If we book travel on particular trains before we leave Australia, is it possible to change those trips if we want to?

Any suggestions appreciated. No night travel please.

Howick, South Africa
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1. Re: Swiss Travel

See my reply to this in the Switzerland forum.

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2. Re: Swiss Travel

Swiss trains are generally completely flexible -apart from some special tourist trains like the Glacier Express most people don't bother to reserve seats and on many trains you can't.

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3. Re: Swiss Travel

You should however book Paris-Geneva three to four months in advance if you want a substantial discount. Or Paris-Interlaken if you're not stopping off in Geneva (for this, the fastest, cheapest route goes via Basel). Use http://www.tgv-europe.com/ to book.

Reservation is compulsory for trains from Paris to Switzerland, but is included in the price of tickets.

Edited: 20 January 2011, 01:39
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