A couple questions:
First, my daughters (ages 11 and 14) and I will be spending three and a half days in Montreux in early June before heading to Bern. We would like to take a short trip into France to get a "taste" of France. I was thinking about taking the boat from Lausanne to Evian les Bains and spending a few hours there. Is this the best choice? Or is there a better French side trip? Will we need Euro? Or are Swiss Francs accepted in the border towns? Any suggestions for things not to miss around Montreux or Bern?
Second, we will be flying out of the Basel airport. I've looked into transportation and it appears that we need to take the No. 50 bus from the main Basel train station. Is the fare for the No. 50 bus covered by the Swiss Pass, or do we need to buy individual tickets inside the train station before we get on the bus? It seems like the fare should be covered by the Swiss Pass, but I've been unable to confirm this so far in my search.
Thank you for your help.