Family of 5 ( ages 20, 29, 29, 56, 82) traveling in Switzerland and Paris. Here is our itinerary:
Sunday- arrive Zurich airport, take train to Lucerne
Monday-Full day in lucerne
Tuesday- take train to interlaken
Wednesday- Full day in interlaken
Thursday- Full day in interlaken
Friday- Train to Basel, then train to Paris Gare de Lyon station(final destination)
Would it be wise to buy the Swiss Pass, especially since we will be visiting different areas in Interlaken like Jungfroch, Lauterbrunner?
If we were to get the Swiss Pass, would it cover our train from Interlaken to Basel also? From my understanding, Swiss pass can cover all railways in Switzerland, is this correct?
Also, with the Swiss pass, we CANNOT obtain train tickets in advance and must obtain the train ticket day of travel. Is this correct?
And if we cannot obtain a train ticket in advance, for example from Interlaken to Basel, would it be wise to reserve online a train ticket from Basel to Paris? Or also buy Basel to Paris day of travel?
I would like to know if anyone has traveled the same itinerary or similar, and some advice please!