Switzerland in 4 days

Old Mar 12th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Thanks PalenQ - good idea to post that
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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We found that we had to write to a lot of places to inquire about the family room prices. We ended up with 2 doubles when we arrived, but only paid the cheaper family room price.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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I loved your pictures. I even showed my kids the pictures since they were almost the same age or a bit younger. Thanks for the tips.

What kind of Swiss card did you buy and what is the approx cost? When you went to Italy did you use the same card?
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...iss-trains.cfm

an old Fodors thread I worked on for a few years about Scenic Swiss trains - may be of interest to some?
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Are you going up the jungfrau? I've taken all 4 of my kids there (at different time) and they all loved it.
How old are your kids?
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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2 FOR 1 SWISS PASS SALE

Looking around to compare Swiss Pass prices for sale in U S to those in Switzerland and I came across a 2 for 1 sale on Swiss Passes - two folks travel together for the price of one - but only on 4-day consecutive and 4-day flexipasses - a flexipass gives four days of unlimited travel (and free entry to over 400 Swiss museums) on trains, boats, buses, city trams, etc that can be used anytime over a one-month period - one unlimited travel day here and one a week later, etc. This can make a Swiss Pass very attractive - details http://www.budgeteuropetravel.com/id3.html. Check www.swisstravelsystem.com for prices in Swiss francs and to see if they match this deal, which I doubt as there have often been specials on Swiss Pass during off-peak periods on the U S end but not in Switzerland.



http://www.budgeteuropetravel.com/id3.html
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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like kwren says kids will LOVE the Jungfrau trip - not only the train that largely goes thru tunnels but on top the sea of ice and snow - dog sled rides - walk to glaciers - ice caves and other kid-oriented activities. Nice for adults but great for kids! And if you get the Family Pass kids under 16 go on the normally expensive train there free.
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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And don't forget the zip line up there! Awesome! My kids also went sledding.

I gave each of my kids one choice of something to do on that trip and my son chose the ice caves. He loved it.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E6omogTNFw

Ah the Zip Line - I remembered that but could not think of a name for it - watch the video above to see how thrilling it can be - or terrifying to some I suppose!
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUUQ1NAV0Fg

The Schilthorn and Piz Gloria (where many scenes from On Her Majesty's Service, the James Bond flick were filmed, is the 2nd most popular mountain top destination in the Jungfrau Region - the Alps longest aerial cable way swings up there and it is also not nearly as expensive as the Jngfraujoch - and you have ice caves there and much fewer people as opposed to the always it seems thronged Jungfraujoch - a favorite destination of zillions of Asians - nothing wrong with that - but just makes it very crowded often - especially on the trains going up and down.

If possible do both - a Swiss Pass covers 50% of the Murren to Piz Gloria cable way and all of the aerial gondoals, mountain trains and postal buses involved in doing the fantastic IMO Lauterbrunnen-Grutschalp-Murren-Gimmelwald-Stechlberg-Lauterbrunnen loop - 100%.
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