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Farm and Vineyard visit from Interlaken or Montreux.

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Farm and Vineyard visit from Interlaken or Montreux.

We (2 adult + 3yr old angel), are coming down to Zurich on the 29th of August (Return on 6th Sept from Geneva) Early morning. Our plans are as below (8 nights, 9 days)

29th Check in - Lucern & some tour around including Lake cruise

30th Check out - Morning to Mt. Titllis & move to InterLaken Hotel (Budget family stay is still on hunt) Any Advise?

31st, 1st & 2nd in interlaken - Planning to visit Jungfraujoch, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Trummel Bach Falls, Zermatt

2nd - Check out & Move to Montrueux

3rd, 4, 5th - Montruex - List of plans are Chocolate Factory, Cheese Factory, Farm House, Vineyards.

6th Morning return to Dubai from Geneva.

A bit confused in choosing the number of stays in Interlaken & Montruex area. As we would like to farm visit or close to animal kinda stuff. But not able to figure out where it is and which place to choose as base. Please advise some budget family stay close to rail station away from city

Also, is it easy to reach the airport by morning 6.30 am from montruex area (If Airport shuttle from place of stay is possible, then no issues) OR should we stay in Geneva so that we can cover Geneva too.

Please Advice.

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1. Re: Farm and Vineyard visit from Interlaken or Montreux.

Aug 29 - Interlaken is not a wonderul place. Take a look at nearby Wilderswil which is much nicer, quieter and prettier and also likely to have cheaper accomodation.

Zermatt from Interlaken is a long day but can be done. However, as with all mountain destinations be sure to check the weather first before setting out and stay as flexible as possible in your planning. You could also go to Zermatt en route Interlaken to Montreux - ship your baggage via Fast baggage that morning from the Interlaken Ost station to Montreux. Then travel with only carry ons Interlaken Ost/Spiez/Visp/Zermatt. Check carry ons in a locker at the Zermatt station. Spend the day in Zermatt. Then back down to Visp and on to Montreux.

Rather than spend time on a farm in the Interlaken area I suggest you visit the Open Air museum at Ballenberg near Brienz. This is a wonderful place - buildings from all over Switzerland - with loads of farm animals that children can pet and learn about. www.ballenberg.ch

For Montreux - the station is in the middle of the town (most Swiss stations are...) For accomodation there I would use the search engine on www.montreux-vevey.com

Getting to the GVA airport for 0630 from Montreux is impossible. First train leaves Montreux at 0553 and doesn't get to the airport till after 0700. I think you are going to have to spend the last night in Geneva and probably near the airport. For a flight to DXB you might have a 2 hour check in?? No trains, buses running that early. But perhaps you meant you need to be there at 0630 for an 0830 or so flight? If that is the case then the trains will be running from the main station to the airport and the ride takes 6 mins.

For train info see www.sbb.ch/en

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2. Re: Farm and Vineyard visit from Interlaken or Montreux.

Thank you very much for the detailed reply.

Have booked for 3 nights at Anita B&B, Lütschental. Montreux accomodation is still on hunt. If we need to visit the Vineyard & Chocolate factory, which would be the best place to select as the base?

Regarding the trip to Zermatt, will surely consider this.

Our Flight is at 10:05 am on the 6th of Sept. We are planning to spend one night in Geneva then, so that we can cover that area as well as most of the hotels provide Airport Shuttle. Any suggestion from ur side is very much appreciated.

Once again thanks a lot.

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3. Re: Farm and Vineyard visit from Interlaken or Montreux.

Anita's BnB looks perfect for what you wanted.

For the Lavaux vineyards - either Montreux or Vevey. Or IN the vineyards at Chexbres etc. Use you BnB site to get info on where to stay there are some nice ones in the Lavaux.

For Geneva - glad your flight is not at 0630! Go onto the Geneva pages of TA and look at the traveller articles. There is one on sightseeing in Geneva which will be useful to you.

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