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Naveena Kumaran 16.03.2016 18:15

New to Swiss
 
Hi Everyone ,

Happy to be part of this forum . Moved recently to Zurich with my husband and child (3 yrs old ).

Planning for a trip in this Easter holidays to some country(4 days) . Suggest me some country and also some best packages I can take up .

Thanks in advance .

Regards
Naveena Kumaran

hannah'sauntie 16.03.2016 18:34

Re: New to Swiss
 
H Naveena!
Welcome to the forum.

jacek 16.03.2016 18:36

Re: New to Swiss
 
Welcome to Switzerland. You almost had me with your opening post but then I read the title and despaired :msncry:

ValarMorghulis 16.03.2016 19:22

Re: New to Swiss
 
Hi,

Welcome to the forum. Instead of a package I'd suggest plan your trip.
4 days is an ample time to go anywhere and Zurich being in the centre, it helps ;)

Plan-1
1. Day 1: You can rent a car in Zurich and drive up to Milan (3.5hours). Start early and enjoy the rest of the day roaming around Duomo etc. Book a hotel in advance for the night.
2. Day 2: Check out and drive to Venice. Another 3 hours and enjoy the city. Spend the night there.
3. Day 3: Drive up to Florence and Pisa. Spend the day and night.
4. Day 4: Drive back to Venice (takes around 3hours from Pisa) and from there back to Zurich (5 hours).

Plan-2
1. Day-1: Travel to Innsbrucke, on a train reservation. 4 hours. Start early and spend the day at the Swarovski Museum.
2. Day-2: Go to top of Innsbrucke and explore the rest of the city. Evening take a train to Vienna (4hours). Recharge your batteries.
3. Day-3: Explore the city of Vienna.
4. Day-4: Make a halt at Salzburg, (2.5hrs from Vienna) the birthplace of Mozart. Explore the city. Take a late evening train back to Zurich via Innsbruck.

Plan-3
1. Day-1: Travel to Munich. Start early. Explore the city and spend the day drinking beer and tasting the local food.
2. Day-2: Travel to Nuremberg. Explore the city.
3. Day-3: Travel to Prague. Go nuts.
4. Day-4: Return

The key is ensuring you have all your itinerary clear in your head and your reservations done well in advance. A baby might need additional care and some modifications but this is basically a rough idea.

Have a nice long holiday weekend.

PS: the prices might be a tad higher everywhere. Try AirBnB.
PS: Double Check everything.

Naveena Kumaran 16.03.2016 19:46

Re: New to Swiss
 
Wow !! Thank you so much for spending your time and posting me gr8 ideas . Thanks a lot .


Regards
Naveena

stupot 16.03.2016 22:55

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Naveena Kumaran (Post 2556147)
Hi Everyone ,

Happy to be part of this forum . Moved recently to Zurich with my husband and child (3 yrs old ).

Planning for a trip in this Easter holidays to some country(4 days) . Suggest me some country and also some best packages I can take up .

Thanks in advance .

Regards
Naveena Kumaran

Welcome to Switzerland's airline (Swiss). You can fly with them somewhere

NutsAndBolts 16.03.2016 23:08

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Naveena Kumaran (Post 2556147)
New to Swiss

Welcome!
Just a littke remark: either you say "Switzerland" or "Swiss Confederation"... in case you are naming this country.
Otherwise, like the previous poster suggested, maybe you also just started to work for Swiss, the airline? :D

SteffieM 16.03.2016 23:10

Re: New to Swiss
 
Hi and welcome to the forum.

You can also spend a day or two in the Italian part of Switzerland (Lugano and Ascona are quite nice) and do a day trip to Milan.

rainer_d 16.03.2016 23:10

Re: New to Swiss
 
Maybe the filter that censors swear words could be adapted to correct "New to Swiss" into "New to Switzerland" automatically?

vuachère 17.03.2016 00:06

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rainer_d (Post 2556330)
Maybe the filter that censors swear words could be adapted to correct "New to Swiss" into "New to Switzerland" automatically?

Or some intelligent algorithm that corrects misuse of "Swiss" into "Switzerland"

VFR on top 17.03.2016 00:30

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vuachère (Post 2556347)
Or some intelligent algorithm that corrects misuse of "Swiss" into "Switzerland"

Welcome. You'll love Sweden - especially it's fondue and chocolate and beautiful scenery.

BokerTov 17.03.2016 00:42

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ValarMorghulis (Post 2556202)
Plan-1
1. Day 1: You can rent a car in Zurich and drive up to Milan (3.5hours). Drive down to Milan, surely? Everyone and their grandma is going down the Gotthard at Easter weekend. Leave at stupid o'clock or easily double this time on the road. Plus, Milan traffic is awful 365 days a year. Start early and enjoy the rest of the day roaming around Duomo etc. Book a hotel in advance for the night.
2. Day 2: Check out and drive to Venice. Another 3 hours and enjoy the city. Spend the night there. You know you can't drive around Venice, right? You'll need to figure out a place to leave your car outside the city, and make your way into the city. Easy enough, but just FYI...
3. Day 3: Drive up to Florence and Pisa. Spend the day and night. Again, drive down from Venice. Florence and Pisa plus the drive down in a day? Good luck seeing anything.
4. Day 4: Drive back to Venice (takes around 3hours from Pisa) and from there back to Zurich (5 hours). Why would you go all the way East and then all the way North? Just go North - you and the other hundred thousands of people making their way up the Gotthard on Easter weekend, that is...

This is great, but not so easy there...She wants to go at Easter.

I suggest a simpler route: fly to Venice, enjoy, rent a car just outside the city, go on a day trip to Verona and Lake Garda (1 hour and 15 minutes drive), come back to Venice, enjoy, fly back to Zurich. No stress, no Gotthard, no wasting time.

Pachyderm 17.03.2016 01:20

Re: New to Swiss
 
The Schwarzwald (Black Forest) would be a very pleasant 3 or 4 day trip. Presuming you have a car, you can meander up to Freiburg and spend one or two nights there, then one or two nights in Baden-Baden. Plenty of pleasant drives and little villages here and there to divert you.

For a more detailed itinerary, I find Tripadvisor a pretty good source of information these days.

Medea Fleecestealer 17.03.2016 08:32

Re: New to Swiss
 
Welcome to Switzerland. I'm surprised at all these people suggesting trips outside of the country. As you've just arrived why not do some exploring here?

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/home.html

Naveena Kumaran 17.03.2016 09:33

Re: New to Swiss
 
Thanks to all for it valuable suggestions . Will definitely try out something you guys suggested .

By the way I meant I am new to Switzerland :)

jeans 21.03.2016 21:45

Re: New to Swiss
 
Hello and welcome to CH

bowthy 22.03.2016 07:46

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2556419)
Welcome to Switzerland. I'm surprised at all these people suggesting trips outside of the country. As you've just arrived why not do some exploring here?

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/home.html

I agree with this. Have you been to Luzerne or Rapperswil? Or how about the Rigi Bahn, that's pretty cool. My three year old loved it.

All of the above are very close to Zurich and reachable by train.

Medea Fleecestealer 22.03.2016 08:09

Re: New to Swiss
 
Down at Rapperswil is Knie's Kinderzoo which should appeal to your 3 year old. :)

http://www.knieskinderzoo.ch/zoocute/homepage/

You could even consider taking one of the ferries down the river from Zurich to Rapperswil, another adventure for a 3 year old.

ValarMorghulis 22.03.2016 11:15

Re: New to Swiss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BokerTov (Post 2556364)
This is great, but not so easy there...She wants to go at Easter.

I suggest a simpler route: fly to Venice, enjoy, rent a car just outside the city, go on a day trip to Verona and Lake Garda (1 hour and 15 minutes drive), come back to Venice, enjoy, fly back to Zurich. No stress, no Gotthard, no wasting time.

All right cappie..you caught me! I forgot to take in to account the traffic conditions... my bad.

sva 22.03.2016 12:58

Re: New to Swiss
 
Hi Naveena and welcome to CH.
You might consider using an alias in case this is your real name...
And see lovely CH first before you venture far.


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