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  • Beth Zelasky
    6/23/2017 7:43:03 AM
    Hike from Murren to Obersteingsberg
    I found a two hike from to Obersteinsberg with a stay at the mountain hotel, Berghotel Obersteingsberg. I had saved off this link with information Now, when I go to the page it is not there - it says 404. Is it possible to get a new link to the same page?
    • Candy Root
      6/23/2017 9:53:09 AM
      I had the same experience This happens all the time You might try going into this Lauterbunnen link and see if you can get there from here. If that does not work I do have a hard copy hiking map I can send you Email me at with your mailing address and I get send it to you. I also have biking information and a Swiss Travel Map if you are interested
    • Andrew Loehrer
      6/23/2017 11:21:26 AM
      Good day. I sent a message to the folks that manage the site with the experience you (and Candy and I) are having. Hopefully they can correct quickly. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from them. Thank you. Andrew/ITS Tours --
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  • Jan ODonnell
    6/18/2017 6:29:24 PM
    Half fare
    Good day, If you purchase a half fare card, can this be used for both first and second class?
    • Candy Root
      6/18/2017 10:14:58 PM
      Yes because you are still paying for the class of service albeit a discounted rate Are you purchasing just the half fare card Do you want to explore the Swiss Travel Pass and see if that is best for you? If you want to send me your details to I can do a comparison for you and see what is the most cost efficient for your specific destinations.
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    6/16/2017 10:19:12 AM
    GOOD MORNING, We are 2 couples that want to travel from Milan to Tirano and then catch the Bernini Express . Can you tell us the best way to travel for our adventure. Also the Bernini Express doesn't have tickets available for October yet. Do you know the prices and also the schedule for this train Thank you for your help Roseanne
    • Candy Root
      6/16/2017 10:31:45 AM
      You can only book Panoramic trains 90 days out. I can send you some prices and scheduling information Do you want information on the Swiss Travel Pass? Are you between 26-59 or over 60. Email me at and I will send you specifics on the Bernina Express Send me your dates and are they flexible. Also send me your mailing address and I will send you a Swiss Travel packet that includes a Swiss Travel Map. I look forward to hearing from you.
    • Candy Root
      6/16/2017 11:20:46 AM
      Bernina Express you can go either direction St. Moritz to Tirano departs at 9:30 am or 3:12 pm Tirano to St. Moritz departs at 10:03 and 2:03 pm takes 2.5 hours and is $27 with Swiss Travel Pass or if no pass $62 for 2nd class and $88 for first class
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  • Terry Smith
    6/1/2017 10:03:37 AM
    Switzerland trip
    Years ago my sons and I visited Switzerland with some friends from Boy Scouts. I would like to take my wife there now that we have retired. I remember visiting St Moritz and taking the Glacier Express to Zermatt. After a few days there we went to Grindlewald. We visited Lucerne and Geneva as well, but the first 3 were the highlights to me. We might want to put together a trip like that for summer 2018. Would you be interested in working with us on this?
    • Thomas Roccia
      6/3/2017 6:54:44 PM
      Hello Terry it would be my pleasure my email is Tom from Excel Travel
    • Andrew Loehrer
      6/23/2017 11:31:59 AM
      Mr. Smith, I am sorry not to haver replied earlier as my link was down. So, if you have not yet started to make plans in detail, I would be very willing to help finalize your plans. I was just in the Lauterbrunnen Valley a month ago for another visit and you have picked a beautiful part of Switzerland to take you wife. St. Moritz, Zermatt, all the places you mention would be a highlight of any trip to this beautiful country. If you are still interested, please drop me an e-mail and I will work with you to plan this adventure for you and your wife. Sincerely, Andrew/ITS Tours --
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  • Nicola Baker
    5/31/2017 4:43:45 AM
    Snow in summer
    We are hoping to visit in August and our children long to see and play in snow! Which accessible mountains have snow all year around?
    • Candy Root
      5/31/2017 6:47:59 AM
      The Jungfraujoch (top of Europe) has snow year round If you need info on how to get there I can send you some details I also can mail you a Swiss Travel Packet for your family. Email me at I also want to recommend train travel in Switzerland Children ride for free.
    • Andrew Loehrer
      6/23/2017 11:31:21 AM
      Ms. Baker, I agree. Going to the Jungfraujoch in August would probably be your best option. If you are still in the planning stage, please drop me a line. I have some advise that I could share with you about the trip that I feel will help to make your trip enjoyable. If you wish to do so, please drop me a line at -- Sincerely, Andrew/ITS Tours
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  • Laurence Lyons
    5/22/2017 4:20:01 PM
    Grand Train Tour
    I checked on the website for the cost of a Grand Train Tour for two in September and want to pursue it further. Is there any literature you can send about it? Also, how much extra are train reservations for the Express trains?
    • Candy Root
      5/31/2017 6:51:10 AM
      Yes I can send you a booklet on The Grand Train Tour For the panoramic trains there is an additional fee when traveling on Swiss Travel Pass it varies from train to train The Golden Pass is a different price than the Glacier Express. Email me your address and any other specific questions to
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  • patrick mcclafferty
    5/18/2017 5:02:42 PM
    travel system
    We are a group of 10 visiting Switzerland in mid October for 3-4 days. We are staying in Lauterbrunnen and are planning day trips to Jungfraujoch, the Schilthorn, Trummelbach falls, and Interlacken. My question is - What is the most interesting and most cost effective way to visit these sites. Thank you in advance for your help.
    • Jim Barker
      5/18/2017 5:13:32 PM
      You will want to use the local trains and can purchase tickets from any of the stations. We were in recently in Switzerland and stayed in Grindelwald where you take the cog train up to Jungfrau (Top of Europe) and you will not experience a better time than in Jungfrau. You will need a full day in Grindelwald to see and experience the train trip to the top of the mountains, cable car rides, etc.
    • Jim Barker
      5/18/2017 5:15:10 PM
      email me at and I will send you some pictures we took.
    • Candy Root
      5/18/2017 5:20:22 PM
      By rail cogwheels and funiculars. A Swiss Travel Pass will allow you to travel at your convenience at no charge and give you a discount on the private owned trains and panoramic trains. Right now there is a Swiss Travel Pass free day promo. I can send you a Swiss Travel Packet. Email me your address to I can also give you the specifics of how to get from lauterbrunnen to Wengen Murren Grindewald and the Jungfraujoch. Also send me your dates of travel. I look forward to hearing from you.
    • Suzanne Gardner
      5/18/2017 5:23:10 PM
      Hello Patrick, since all of the rail systems are private you might look in to a Jungfrau Travel pass that is valid for 4days, I haven't checked on the price lately but it is around $253.00 USD is for 4 consecutive days on the entire Jungfrau Railway and takes you to the Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and included Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidess or Lauterbrunnen. send me your email address to and I will be glad to help you.
    • Candy Root
      5/31/2017 6:55:15 AM
      I am following up on your inquiry to Swiss Tourism Do you get answers to all your questions? If I can be of any assistance with train schedules, prices, Swiss Travel Passes or how to maneuver through the regional Swiss Trains and panoramic trains email me @
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  • Naresh Kumar
    5/18/2017 6:09:18 AM
    Swiss pass promotion
    Hi I am travelling to Switzerland from Belgium, having indian passport Is there any swiss pass offer for 5 days travel continuous travel, Can you pls help. Regds
    • Candy Root
      5/31/2017 6:45:59 AM
      Naresh if you still want to purchase the Swiss Travel Pass free day promo you have my email
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  • Naresh Kumar
    5/18/2017 5:45:47 AM
    Swiss pass
    Hi I do see an offer for swiss pass 4 days + 1 day promotion, I am a citizen of India and living in Belgium, whether I can use this offer. Thanks
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  • John Lynch
    5/16/2017 1:08:23 PM
    Is there a pass that has 3 days of unlimited travel and 50% discount on travel for other days? I believe it used to be called a flexi-pass, but can't seem to find it now.
    • Candy Root
      5/16/2017 1:16:20 PM
      You are correct it is very hard to find and they do not have the half fare combi anymore. If you have a Swiss Travel Pass you can use a day of that pass as your flex pass. Right now there is a special where you purchase 4 days consecutive travel and you get 2 free days. Send me your dates to and I will send you some specific information. I can also send you a Swiss Travel map and some other very helpful information on traveling in Switzerland. Are you interested in biking or hiking I also have some information on that. Email me your mailing address
    • John Lynch
      5/16/2017 1:20:24 PM
      Thank you. This is my 20th trip to Switzerland and I thought I knew all the variations of passes, but it looks like there have been some changes. Have seen some of the specials, but will have to work out what works best for me. Probably just a half-fare card and then individual tickets, Thanks again.
    • Candy Root
      5/16/2017 9:19:56 PM
      Also Now included in your Swiss Travel Pass are Mt. Rigi in Central Switzerland near Lucerene,  Schynige Platte at the foot of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland near Interlaken Mt. Pilatus in Central Switzerland which is also part of the change of pass and half fare cards
    • Naresh Kumar
      5/18/2017 6:24:59 AM
      Hi Candy, I am looking Swiss pass for me and family 2 Adult 2 Children for 5 days starting 26May, Could you please suggest - where and how to buy the pass Thanks
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