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Which regional pass do your recommend with the discounted prices

We will be in switzerland for 5 full days, and we have a car at our disposal, and would like to devote it to drive around Grisons/Valais/Glaciers/lakes. That said, there are some regional passes available at discounted price.
While researching jungfrau pricing, we discovered that by paying a total of 372 we could visit jungfrau, and also get a Bernese oberland pass to see the lakes etc,. and some other destinations.

Now jungfrau is a must do. Earlier we had committed a 260 CHF sum to it(good morning ticket).

But 1+1 free regional pass offer changes all that.

Since we would like to do atleast 3 days by car, we were thinking 1.5 days (0.5 days for junfrau) would be done utilizing the maximum benefit of one particular pass.

Our options
Jungfrau + Bernese oberland pass for 2 people - Total cost = 260CHF+112 = 372 CHF

Junfgrau (260) + Adventure pass -> 390 CHF

Jungfrau (260) + Tell Pass -> 450 CHF

Option 4 -> Jungfrau only -> and use car for everything else, and pay wherever needed full adult price

Our preferences are Lakes(alpine lakes with greenery), Big glaciers, Mountain peaks view and very short hikes(<30 minutes or 2-3kms)

For your benefit, let me put up system maps of the passes
Bernese Oberland Pass


TELL PASS
Legend:

  • Red Lines: Travel free of charge for 2 or 5 days (depending on the pass selected).
  • Black Lines: 50% off on your remaining Tell Pass days.
  • Dotted Red/Black Lines: Surcharge (Alpine Ticket).


ADVENTURE PASS
Under this Zermatt trip goes free.Any other "non car special attractions you see on map?"
Legend:

  • Red Lines: FREE travel onboard the world-famous Glacier Express.
  • Red Lines: FREE travel onboard the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.
  • Yellow Lines: FREE travel with the Yellow Swiss Post Bus.
  • Blue Lines:50 percent discount on travel onboard regional railways, buses, cableways and funiculars.
  • Special Extras:50 percent discount on bicycle hire, admission to numerous sports and leisure facilities, museums and much more.



From what I see
1. Bernese oberland pass -> Will give us free steamboat rides on lakes, and also cover a few high mountains. Any glaciers here?
2. Adventure pass -> Will allow us to see Alteich glacier for free without hiking(just pay for car parking). Will allow matterhorn
3. Tell Pass : Not much idea about engelberg. We had decided to do either Jungfrau or Titlis, since we are doing Jungfrau, we are thinking of skipping titlis, which basically means, we have to look at other options
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2. Adventure pass -> Will allow us to see Alteich glacier for free without hiking(just pay for car parking). Will allow matterhorn.
Not quite true, you will have to pay 50% on the cable cars up from Fiesch in the valley to the Eggishorn (in blue on the map).

You will also have to pay 50% to get up to the Gornergrat or Klein Matterhorn from Zermatt. The view of the Matterhorn from Zermatt itself (from the centre of the village) is relatively limited.
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Re: Which regional pass do your recommend with the discounted prices

I think that you may be better off with a Swiss Flexi Pass or possibly a Swiss Pass if you can keep your rail trips in four consecutive days.

This gives you the advantage that you are not resticted to certain geographical areas.

Whichever ticket you get, you may need to make a reservation if you travel on the Glacier Express or other special routes. There is a small extra charge for the panorama coaches.
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Not quite true, you will have to pay 50% on the cable cars up from Fiesch in the valley to the Eggishorn (in blue on the map).

You will also have to pay 50% to get up to the Gornergrat or Klein Matterhorn from Zermatt. The view of the Matterhorn from Zermatt itself (from the centre of the village) is relatively limited.
Actually, I read that you can walk a little further from Zermatt and get a better view.
Is it true?
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I think that you may be better off with a Swiss Flexi Pass or possibly a Swiss Pass if you can keep your rail trips in four consecutive days.

This gives you the advantage that you are not resticted to certain geographical areas.

Whichever ticket you get, you may need to make a reservation if you travel on the Glacier Express or other special routes. There is a small extra charge for the panorama coaches.
Too expensive.
right now the Bernese oberland pass looks good because it will allow us to do some boat rides, which I presume are quite nice?
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Re: Which regional pass do your recommend with the discounted prices

Can anyone tell me where is this? It was on the bernese oberland tourist page.

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