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Old 21-04-2015, 01:23 AM   #31
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Lucerne to Vitznau via boat. Then a cogwheel train up to Rigi Kulm.

Heading back to Lucerne, we took the same cogwheel train but dropped off about midway, at Rigi Kaltbad. Then took the cable car downhill to Weggis. Finally, hopped on the boat to Lucerne.

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Sounds fun! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 24-04-2015, 11:40 PM   #32
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I also went Swiss last year after CNY (Feb 2014). I went 6 days 5 nights.
All bay Rail and boat.

We've got the swiss pass covered for rail and boat rides. Take note the swiss pass does not cover the ride up Jungfraujoch. The day i went Jungfraujoch, when i came down, the ticket checker say i do not have a ticket and the pass does not cover. Hence i paid the sum to him on spot for the tickets for 5.

We went from
Zurich > Bern> Interlaken (Day 1)
Interlaken > Jungfraujoch (Day 2)
Interlaken > Lucerne (Day 3)
Lucerne > Mt Titlis (Day 4)
Lucerne > Zurich (Day 5)
Zurich to Singapore (Day 6)

all was free and easy the scenery was awesome
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Old 25-04-2015, 10:32 AM   #33
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Just to check, does the Swiss Pass cover Glacier Express as well? Or need to top up?
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Old 25-04-2015, 12:15 PM   #34
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Just to check, does the Swiss Pass cover Glacier Express as well? Or need to top up?
Depends on what pass you're holding. If it's the Swiss Travel Pass, it's gonna be free, as per Glacier Express

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Old 17-05-2015, 12:22 PM   #35
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hi where do we buy this pass?..thanks
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Old 17-05-2015, 12:39 PM   #36
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hi where do we buy this pass?..thanks
At any SBB office in an entry point in Switzerland. I bought ours in Geneva but you can just about buy it in Lausanne, Zurich, Basel etc.

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Old 18-05-2015, 10:44 AM   #37
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You can even buy it here.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eu...3808679-2.html
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Old 18-05-2015, 06:20 PM   #38
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I bought it here https://rail.stc.co.uk/en/products/swisspass
and since im in UK, i just send it there. I scroll down the countries option and Singapore is listed. You can print the ticket once you have purchase it.
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Old 19-05-2015, 08:26 PM   #39
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I am staying in Zurich.

Regarding rail pass and such, not to worry. can always buy when you arrive either at the rail station (do note everything here closes early...) or the best option is by the SBB app.

The app is much preferred as your ticket is always with you on your mobile and you can see all the train timings and connection to the different cities. Also note that training timing are very accurate and they will viciously leave the platform even when they see you running.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:29 PM   #40
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Just got back from a 6 day trip to Switzerland. Thanks for all the input and i enjoyed my stay there!
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #41
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Glad to hear that you've enjoyed your trip! Switzerland is one beautiful place not to be missed!
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December school holidays are coming! Guess it's time for people to start planning for overseas trips again!

Hope our experiences will be useful to you!
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Old 24-11-2015, 04:21 PM   #43
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good share! but tbh although interlaken region has really nice alps, theres too much people! will be good if you can travel to the less crowded but equally beautiful places!
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Planning for May 2016.

What airlines do you guys use to travel to swiss and into which city as first entry point?

So far there is sharing of itineraries but no mention of hotels. Which are the recommended ones?
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good share! but tbh although interlaken region has really nice alps, theres too much people! will be good if you can travel to the less crowded but equally beautiful places!
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It was quite crowded at Interlaken and Grindelwald (expected since it's Summer) but not so at Wengen, so we were glad we had chose to stay there.

Planning for May 2016.

What airlines do you guys use to travel to swiss and into which city as first entry point?

So far there is sharing of itineraries but no mention of hotels. Which are the recommended ones?
We traveled from Singapore to Munich by Lufthansa, transferring once at Frankfurt. This was because we were heading to Germany first prior to Switzerland. We then drove to Freiburg, Germany before taking an ICE train towards Interlaken via Basel.

On our return trip, we took Swiss Air from Zurich, Switzerland to Frankfurt, Germany before taking Lufthansa back to Singapore.

We chose Hotel Edelweiss at Wengen (Link), based on availability and location. You can read our reviews from the link. I would recommend staying at Wengen instead of Interlaken or Grindelwald, if you prefer a quieter and beautiful surroundings. Lodging is more expensive there though.
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