We are a family of four - two kids 14 and 10 - planning a trip to Switzerland in mid-June. We are either in and out of Geneva or Zurich. Or we could come in one and leave the other (based on current research, Geneva is the least expensive and using both airports is the most expensive). The trip is mostly for sightseeing. 14-year old and I can handle moderate hikes - 10-year old and wife would likely prefer the easier ones.
Here are the places I am interested in visiting:
- waterfalls (are these mostly the ones surrounding Lauterbrunnen or are there others worth seeing?)
How would you rank these? Are there others you would recommend more than some on the list? Is it not worth it to visit, say Rigi or Titlis if we are planning a visit to Jungfrau anyway?
I am completely confused about the public transportation pass options. For instance, which of these, if any, would include cable car/gondola tickets to Schilthorn? It is all so confusing. Also, if we get the Bernland Oberland pass, what else would I need to purchase to get kids for free? On this page, they list the Junior Travel Card or the Swiss Family card as options to get kids in for free. However, it is still confusing as to what are the prerequisites to buy those cards!! :-(
What is the easiest way to research whether a pass is worthwhile? I don't mind doing the legwork (or the fingerwork) to research, but I have NO idea of possible travel combinations like for instance, I saw on another thread that there are two different routes from Lucerne to Wengen (or something like that) and both are worth exploring. I don't think I will have time to read everything available to figure out all the available permutations and combinations available. Once I have a few of these choices, I would love to do research, but right now, it is like throwing an Encyclopedia at myself to figure out what to do!! :-(
That is why, I am asking - If you were in my place, what would you do?
PS: Someone had recently asked a question about a picture of Lauterbrunnen - I found the same/similar one here (View over the Lauterbrunnen Valley).