Switzerland-2 Weeks in October

Aug 26th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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Switzerland-2 Weeks in October

Hi,
(this is a re-post of a previous message...with a better title!)

We're doing 2 weeks in Switzerland in October. We have complete flexibility but would like to pick one or two places as "bases" from which to explore. Maybe rent houses in those locations rather than do the hotel thing.

We prefer smaller towns and villages as compared to bigger cities. Also, it would be great to find places on a pretty lake or river.

Any suggestions for towns/areas I can research?
Thanks,
David
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Aug 26th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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Hi Davidjhonda,

Pretty hard to help you -- almost all of Switzerland would fit your requirements!

To get you started --

Lake Thun or Lake Brienz, near Interlaken, are dotted with small towns and villages and have the stunning mountains as a backdrop. I don't have my maps with me, but do a google search for the smaller towns & villages.

Of course, Lake Luzern would be a great choice, too, with its huge lake system. Look for the villages of Weggis or Vitznau.

Lake Geneva would be warmer in October, nearly ideal weather. You could look at Morges, Vevey, or Montreux.

Hope this helps get you started!

s
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Aug 26th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Check out the responses to Stay in Switzerland, another query from some folks bound for Switzerland.
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Aug 26th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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Sorry, I meant Stay in Interlaken!
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Aug 27th, 2007, 01:13 AM
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Davidjhonda,
If you want to wade through my trip report, just click on my name to find it, we spent the last 3 weeks in Switzerland - it may be of some use to you.
Best wishes for a great holiday.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 05:31 AM
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Lucerne sounds perfect for what you are looking for - it looks like a postcard there it's so pretty. You can easily day trip to Engelberg from there as well (up in the mountains) and visit ice caves, etc. There is also a chair lift with great views.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 08:40 AM
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Check out www.untours.com for a reasonable program including 2-week apartment rentals.
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