Scenic Trains Trip

Old Dec 4th, 2023, 05:38 AM
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Scenic Trains Trip

We are going to Switzerland at the ned of March to do three scenic trains. Is this totally crazy!!! My husband has always wanted to do these trains, but is it too much!!!
Itinerary
Fly to lian, train to Tirano
2 nights in Tirano
Bernina Express to Chur
2 nights in Chur
Glacier Express
3 nights in Zermatt ( lots of matterhorn stuff!!)
train to Montreaux
2 nights Montreaux
Scenic train, Swiss Golden Pass
2 nights Interlaken
train to Zurich airport,
1 night at airport
fly home

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Old Dec 4th, 2023, 07:54 AM
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you may want plan Bs for each day when the weather is too, wet, cloudy, foggy, stormy etc.
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Old Dec 4th, 2023, 08:47 AM
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Most people would tell you to spend the night in Wengen, Murren, or Grindewald rather than Interlaken when staying in the Berner Oberland region.

Is it too much? Perhaps for some people, but for a train enthusiast, I don't think so. You don't have any one night stays, so it's not one of those crazy itineraries we sometimes see.
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Netiher Tirano nor Chur are places where I would stay more than a few hrs.
The lakes between Milan Malpensa airport and Tirano are beautiful and full of flowers in mid March. I wouldn't bypass them via Milano Centrale..

What about a trip llike this::
Direct train from Milan Malpensa airport to Lugano (journey time 1 1/2 hrs, trains every hr).
2 nights in Lugano: enjoy the lake, the cog wheel train to viewpoint Monte Generoso (1600m, panorama to mont Blanc-Matterhorn-Bernina, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano Lake Como and others), the medieval frescoes in the churches and the 3 medieval castles (Unesco site) at Bellinzona nearby.
Direct bus Lugano - Tirano and connecting BERNINA EXPRESS to Pontresina ar 15.51
2 nights at Pontresina or nearby St. Moritz, Samedan, Celerina, Sils Maria, etc.
GLACIER EXPRESS to Zermatt (3 nights)
Zermatt dp 7.52 - GLACIER EXPRESS - Brig - scennig train LOETSCHBERGER - Thun ar 11.00, dp 11.40 - Lake Thun boat (wirth board restaurant) to Interlaken ar 13.50, 2 nights (may be at Wengen nearby).
Interlaken dp 9.08 by direct GOLDEN PASS traiin to Montreux ar 12.20, 2 nights
Montreux dp 17.48 - Zurich airport ar 20.51
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Old Dec 4th, 2023, 09:27 AM
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BTW: The Lake Thun boats I mentioned above start to run on March 29th
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