Hi... we are a family of 5 travelling to Europe from Australia. We are 2 adults and one 25 year old and 2 kids aged 11 and 8. We are flying into Venice and spending 2 nights before taking train to Lauterbrunnen area for 4 nights then onto Paris for 2 nights before we board a cruise to Norway from Southhampton. We are doing all of this from June and July 2016.
I am just trying to work out our best options of train travel from Venice to Switzerland to Paris. We are planning to travel by train to Switzerland on 2 July and to Paris on 6 July then onto Southhampton on morning of 9 July. What are our best train travel passes I was thinking the Swiss travel pass for swiss travel but not sure how we do the rest of the train travel and how to passes interact.
Also any advice on where to stay in Switzerland. My husband and I have stayed in Lauterbrunnen years ago and loved the area so we wanted to take the kids. Not sure whether to stay Lauterbrunnen, Murren on Wengen. We want to discover the entire area including major peaks and waterfalls via trains/gondolas or whatever plus maybe some hiking/bike riding. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Also suggestions on travelling from Paris to Southhampton and if this is doable on Saturday 9 July in morning because we board the cruise ship at 2pm I think. Are we pushing it too much to leave Paris on the same day?