Our family (2 adults and a 5 year old boy) are flying into Zurich and plan to spend 5 days in Switzerland in July this year, and leave on the Bernina Express to italy on day 6. We want to base ourselves in one place as the rest of our italian holiday will be moving around.
We are planning to stay in Chur the night before the Bernina Express.
A couple of questions:
(1) Which city to base ourselves in? Zurich seems obvious, but what about Lucern? We aim to travel around each day by train, but don't want to go more than 3 hours each way each day as child will get bored.
(2) if you can reccommend a city - any good family accommodation that is close to the train stations? We were thinking Air-BnB but have read a few horror stories - but having a kitchen would be great with the child and eating out. Not fussed about having a hotel breakfast.
(3) Travel Pass - is it worth getting the Swiss Pass or the Flexipass for us two adults- as I understant the Bernina express is included (minus the reservation fee) and would be good not to think about transport. or Point to point?
(4) Any places that are must see - and easy to get to and from with passes and within timeframe?
Thanks in advance. I have been doing lots of independant searching but find don't want to miss anything out but still have a relaxing time.Edited: 4:40 am, March 27, 2014