Travel: Switzerland - General

School terms keep kids in school and parents sane. Holidays can be boring to kids if they are left alone. Discuss vacation ideas and how to make good use of the free time for both children and adults.
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Travel: Switzerland - General

Post by LILY FOO » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:52 pm

Anyone done a free & easy with family of two young children (5 & 3) to switzerland?

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Post by bla bla daddy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:59 pm

was there in june last year with my daughter when she was 5

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Post by LILY FOO » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:01 am

Any particular must visit places that are good for kids? I will not be going Geneva, though there are quite a few interesting places for children.

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Post by bla bla daddy » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:54 am

zurich was our base, cos wife working, and made day trips from there.
very efficient rail system and easy to navigate, went to basel, berne, lucern etc, geneva is further,
within zurich itself, children will enjoy chocolate factory tour and haidi tour up the mountain, and also snow slides....
will be a good idea to pay a visit to the tourist office at the mail railway station, very helpful info and staff

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Post by chixchix » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:35 pm

any direct flight from Singapore ? How many hours flight ?
When are the best seasons to go ?


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Post by bla bla daddy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:17 pm

chixchix wrote:any direct flight from Singapore ? How many hours flight ?
When are the best seasons to go ?
flew SQ last year, direct, should be abt 14 hrs, video on demand comes in handy esp with children.... managed to catch a few movies myself too ;)
not sure what's the best season, but i personally like spring, not as cold, and flowers ready to bloom...

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Post by tankee » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:44 pm

Thinking of going switzerland this year. Need advise. :?

what are the MUST there?

- Must see
+ Rhine Falls
+ ??

- Must eat
+ fondue
+ ??

- Must buy
+ watches
+ ??

- Must do
+ ??


:D

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Post by starlight1968sg » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:35 pm

I went to Switzerland twice, both DIY.

Yes, visit the Rhine falls and Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. I did not get any swiss knife or watch because they are pretty expensive. I bought chocolate home.

For both trips (each about 2 weeks), we took MAS and bought its rail pass. We ventured to Paris (by train) and London (by taking the budget airline) too.

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Post by LKVM » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:55 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:I went to Switzerland twice, both DIY.

Yes, visit the Rhine falls and Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. I did not get any swiss knife or watch because they are pretty expensive. I bought chocolate home.

For both trips (each about 2 weeks), we took MAS and bought its rail pass. We ventured to Paris (by train) and London (by taking the budget airline) too.
How much was the total cost for like 2 adults and 2 children?

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Post by tankee » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:57 pm

thanks starlight1968sg

did you make the hotel bookings before hand or walk-in?

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