I'm trying to get a preliminary, 2 week Switzerland itinerary put together for this summer, and I'm wondering -- given that we will only have two weeks -- if hitting Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany is doable/worth it, probably at the head or tail of our itinerary. I'm investigating the possibility of flying into or out of Munich and stopping there on the way through. We intend to make a separate trip to Germany in the years following so that we can take it in as a full experience, but we'd like to see Auschwitz, etc... (meaning we'll have another full itinerary, presumably) and considering Neuschwanstein Castle is so dang close to Switzerland anyway, we're trying to decide if we should attempt to get to it in this trip or save it for another! Any suggestions?
I am planning to visit Swiss for 13 days in Mid-April. I have drafted a rough itinerary which is for 16 days. I would like recommendations where I can cut down. Also, what are the changes recommended? What else is a must-see in Swiss that I have missed out on? I want to be 100% sure.
2 Nights Bern / Basel
2 Nights Geneva
2 Nights Montreux
1 Night Zermatt
2 Nights St.Moritz
1 Night St. Moritz / Lugano
3 Nights Lucerne
2 Nights Zurich
Day 1:- Arrive Zurich at 06:15 a.m. Bern Sightseeing & Orientation Tour. Overnight Bern / Basel
Day 2:- Basel Art Museum & Basel Orientation Tour. Overnight Bern / Basel
Day 3:- Check out from Bern / Basel. Geneva Lake Cruise, Geneva Orientation Tour. Overnight Geneva
Day 4: Geneva Segway Tour, Botanical Gardens. Free day. Overnight Geneva.
Day 5:- Checkout from Geneva. Montreux Vineyards, Montreux Orientation Tour & Lausanne Orientation Tour. Overnight Montreux
Day 6:- Golden Pass Line train from Montreux to Gstaad. Glacier 3000. Overnight Montreux
Day 7:- Check out from Montreux. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Overnight Zermatt
Day 8:- Check out from Zermatt and take Glacier Express Train to St.Moritz. Overnight St.Moritz.
Day 9:- Free Day. Overnight St.Moritz
Day 10:-Check out St. Moritz early. Visit Lugano > Mendrisio > Fox Town. Entire Day Shopping / Casino. Overnight Lucerne / Lugano.
Day 11:- Check out from Lugano. Mt.Titlis & Lucerne Orientation Tour. Overnight Lucerne
Day 12:- Mt.Jungfraujoch & Interlaken Orientation Tour. Overnight Lucerne
Day 13:- Mt.Pilatus. Overnight Lucerne
Day 14:- Check out & Transfer to Zurich. Visit to Rhine Falls, Zurich Orientation Tour, Chocolate factory. Overnight Zurich
Day 15: Free Day in Zurich
Day 16: Early check-out. Transfer to Airport. 9:15 am flight
high and low temperatures the first week of May?
Will be working in grindelwald this winter and finding it especially hard to find long term accommodation especially with the language barrier. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Do you recommend a church for a Christmas eve service in Bern?
Hi! We are a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids- aged 10 & 7 yrs), visiting Switzerland, for the 1st time, in June 2014. Would like to share our 9 day itinerary and hear if we have packed our days well or have left out something etc. Also, which kind of Swiss Pass would work best for us:
Day 1: Arrive in afternoon at Zurich from Paris. Local sightseeing (suggestion, please?)
Day 2: Day trip to Rhine Falls & Titisee-Neustadt(Black Forest Area & Drubb Cuckoo clock factory visit).
Day 3: Day Trip to Lucerne (Water Tower, Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Glacier Garden, Folklore show at Stadtkeller Museum).
Day 4: (Don't know how to choose between Mount Titlis, Uetliberg, Rapperswil). Any other suggestions?
Day 5: Leave for Interlaken in the morning. In the afternoon- Lake THun ferry ride with stop at Oberhofen, for castle.
Day 6: Jungfraujoch from Interlaken
Day 7: Ballenberg Open Air Museum( Is it a full day trip? What's there to engage the children?)
Day 8: Cheese and chocolate factory visits at Gruyeres & Broc
Day 9: Free morning at Interlaken; return to Zurich post Lunch
Day 10:catch morning flight home
Look forward to any suggestions and advice on what rail pass would work for our visit. Thanks!
We're travelling to Geneva on Dec 31st and January 1st and we are wondering if we'll get the chance to visit a market or find anything touristy open on Jan 1st.Your advice will be of great help!
Are there any professional camera shops in Samnaun and if so does anyone know the name or names
While in Switzerland we purchased coffee mugs with cows on them. Name on bottom says creations by Melpa Bulle. Know of any gift stores in Lucerne where I can buy more online?
My family is planning to visit Switzerland in April and we plan to be in grindlewald in the first/second week. Does it snow in April and what are the average temperatures? Kids haven't seen snow so this is important for them. Snow on the ground is great but snowing would be better. Thanks
Can any one help me with a car rental with good deals near the railway station?
hi, we are looking for a nice chalets to fit 5-6 people. any advice on how to find one close to the ski slopes, equipment rental shops and so on? thank you for any help
hi can anyone suggest a good/reliable travel agency based in Geneva?
We are planning to vista Interlaken, Mt Titlis & Jungfro in Jan 2014 will the trains n cable car operate during this time
I need advice what types of bags should i bring for a 13 days trips to Italy, Switzerland & Paris in December'13 - winder period. We would stay at different hotel almost every night, which mean we have to bring our luggage/bags every morning when we check-out. What type of bags and/or day bag are recommended during winter for easy management of all the bags on the move. Thanks!
Where would you reccomend going in Switzerland for two mid 20 year olds
Going in July next year
We are thinking of going from France and wondering the best method?
Train or ?
Is it better and cheaper to get a hire car from Paris, drive around switzerland (I'll need to buy a vignette) and return it at Geneva (France side)....
Hire a car from Paris, drop it off at Geneva (France side), hire another car at Geneva (Swiss side) which will have vignette included, drive around swiss and return at Geneva?
Is there a train that goes from Vevey to Bussigny? If so, what station to I get off?
My husband and I are staying in Murren for 3 days next summer. We would like to rent bikes and do the bike trip rick Steves has done out of Murren. It looks fairly easy but I have read that it is not as accurate as it seems............any suggestions? We would like a nice easy ride.
Is there usually enough snow in Zermatt and on the mountain to do some good skiing during late NOV and Early DEC (say NOV 30 to DEC 6th), also what is the best Hotel for the money?
Me and My wife are looking for assistance in our trip planned in coming March which is outlined below.
Our journey will start from Switzerland( 4days), Austria (4days) & Italy (5days). I am confused regarding train information available online. Which pass/ticket will be cheaper? either I go for Euro pass/ swiss pass or I have to purchase within a country pass or ticket separately for each country.
I shall be great full if anyone guide me which rail tour will be suitable for us.
I am looking for some fun activities to do whether it be hiking, biking, factory tour, a big zoo.... I want to have FUN!
WHERE IN GENEVA SWITZERLAND CAN I BUY A GIFT CARD FOR A HAIRDRESSING SALON
I AM LOOKING TO BUY A GIFT CARD FOR A HAIRDRESSERS IN GENEVA SWITZERLAND
how many coverred bridges in lucerne
Hallo , Ich werde ab 2014 nach Basel umziehen. Ich suche aktuell eine neue Wohnung. Welche Nachbarschaften/Quartiers sollte ich wegen erhöhten Kriminalität vermeiden? Danke!
I am going to move to Basel in Januar 2014. At the moment I am looking for a new appartment. Which neighbourhood/quarter do you suggest me to avoid because of elevetad criminality rates? thanks!
Hi, I am thinking of visiting a friend in Dubendorf and I managed to find cheap flights to Geneva. What is the best way of getting from Geneva to Dubendorf please?
I'm visiting Europe with my brother for 18 days. We've included Switzerland, Paris and Rome in our trip but not the exact period for each one yet. Here's were I need the help in Switzerland.
I'll be staying at Geneva but I still can't decide how many days I need to stay there as I'm planning to do day trips from there inside Switzerland and outside it towards France and Italy. I was thinking of the following:
1. Giving Geneva 2 full days to explore it
2. A day trip to Lausanne & Gruyeres (I guess they are close)
3. A day trip to Interlaken (and some stated we can visit Montreaux on our way)
4. A day trip to Annecy, France.
Some suggested Lyon and Annemasse, Chamonix, Thenon le Baines, Yvoire, Somoens, Avegon also.
5. A day trip to Lake Como or Turin.
Some also recommended Luino and Lingurian Alp District.
That is 6 days before I leave to Paris :)
The thing is I don't know if one city could replace the other. I mean that if some have similarities in the scenes and activities, I can skip one of them. Would appreciate if you highlighted the main attraction of some cities. I will love if there's small cities or villages that have their own taste.
Also I find transportation costs is high relative to other European cities, so am thinking of renting a car for this week. Also, do you recommend staying for a night or two in one of those cities? I forgot to tell you that we love the variety in places and activities; the only thing that we are not so interested in is visiting museums or what's close to the idea.
Appreciate the help as am feeling confused and lost in the many unfamiliar names.
Is there a restaurant open in Winterthur for nice lunches which has private or semi-private dining tables or rooms? Thanks
How much does it cost for 2 people?