They were fully 20 feet thick and the snow fall was light last year! Our typical day starts with a continental buffet breakfast at our inn — delicious fresh baked bread, local cheeses, cereal, fruit, coffee and juice — which gives us the energy needed for a day in the mountains. Enjoy amazing views of the famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as you ride halfway up the mountain. All boats and most trains have 1st class seats. A bit further on one finds less well known valleys like the green , the gentle and the varied , where mountain passes give access to other parts of Switzerland. Explore the Old Town's classical Swiss architecture, including the stunning Baroque Jesuit church and the medieval Chapel Bridge. Enquire directly with the company concerned or at any staffed point of sale.
Head to the Sihlquai Bus Terminal near the Zurich train station in the morning to meet your guide — who speaks English, Spanish and German — and board your luxury coach. We primarily were thinking car as it is generally the way we travel in Europe as we like the flexibility that it gives us, and thought it may be more affordable, but after all of your comments it definitely seems like train is the way to go in Switzerland. Break here for a quick stop in this famous town, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. I have ridden through that tunnel a few times myself. They are also well connected by public transportation and make it easy to reach the different parts of this region or travel outside the region. Therefore, if you wish, you can make your outbound one way and your return the other. I have checked air france for a flight from zurich to paris and cost was just 87 euros.
I haven't been to Zurich, but the advice above is standard and is what I followed - go right from the Zurich airport to Luzern. Can I return my Regional Pass if I do not use it as a result of bad weather? Opt to take a cable car ride to the sunny terrace at the summit of Mt. It is easy and there are English speaking staff and English speaking ticket machines. In Spring it can feel like Summer in the valleys and like Winter up in the mountains. Thanks for the Swiss rail and travel links! We just enjoyed strolling this gorgeous city, window-shopping and people watching.
The segment between and represents a segment of the. But they are quieter, especially in the mornings and evenings when most tourists have left. At the 3-star hotel Belvedere in Wengen 1275m above sea level you are right for relaxing holidays in the impressive mountain world of the Bernese Oberland at the foot of our home mountain - the Jungfrau. I like the idea of going straight to Lucerne but want to make sure we wouldnt be missing anything in Zurich. Olivia, If you decide to go directly to Gimmelwald which is certainly possible , simply buy your ticket to Gimmelwald at the Zürich Airport station.
How much would be the distance if one could just fly from Zurich Airport to berner oberland Switzerland like a bird in a staight line? With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region, and then board a cogwheel train in the charming village of Grindelwald. Are the mountain trains and cable carsalways open? Your holiday starts in beautiful Bern, with its distinctive architecture and charming, old-world appeal. Choose a hotel next to the train station and you'll just drag your luggage across the street not a big deal. Spend most of your time getting high in the Alps. Another vote for train and for passes , and for Lucerne over Zurich. If we went the car route, we would rent the car in Zurich, and then drive through to Lucerne and Interlaken, and then park it at the cable car station to head up into the mountains as we know it is car free up there.
Children from 6-15 years are traveling free of charge with a Regional Pass to the Jungfraujoch. Then board the coach and return to Zurich in the evening. You write that you don't want to stay in a one-horse town, but Lauterbrunnen and Wengen especially are the very definition of one-horse towns. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Zurich to Bern and another search for connecting trains from Bern to Interlaken. For instance, a Half Fare card gets you half off anything that moves in the whole country. No, the Regional Pass is a personal ticket. The Wengener Hof is located in the heart of the car-free Jungfrau village Wengen.
That never happens with other tour companies. Yes, I understand that you don't know the area. Or just enjoy the waterfront by hiring a bike or wandering along the elegant promenade. In Täsch you have to park your car and take the train to Zermatt. A refund will only be issued if the Regional Pass was unable to be used for compelling reasons like an illness, etc. That will depend to some extent on where you plan on exploring in that area, and whether you'll be using a lot of the mountain lifts. Continue on to Gimmelwald or Murren - bypass Interlaken, there's absolutely no need to stop there except to change trains.
The hotel has two restaurants, fine dining in the Wilden Mann Stube, and the Burgerstube, serving regional Swiss cuisine. Use your Swiss Pass to discover the many attractions of the alpine village, including scenic hikes, skiing, cable car rides and other excursions. In Wengen, you are staying up in the mountains. Then, continue driving to the nearby village of Grindelwald. How far is Zurich Airport from berner oberland Switzerland? A modern Marriott perfectly located in the shopping district of Zurich. Last day of the season is next Sunday. Departure Plan to depart the morning day after your tour ends, at the earliest.