I'm reading the topics, but I still have a lot of questions.. I will be traveling with my girlfriend. We are from Brazil and we will arrive at Paris 14:00h. We have never travel by train in Europe before, only rental cars.
1 - We will probably stay at Hotel Eiger, in Murren, and we will get a train from Paris around 18:00h ( to cover any delay on the flight ), but the trick question is, we want to know Colmar ( france ) before going to Murren. Can we buy a TGV ticket with a stopover there? Paris - Colmar - Interlaken Ost - Murren BLM? ( we will sleep in Colmar, walk around the city in the day and want to get the train by the end of the afternoon, around 18:00h )
2 - Is it possible to get the way-around travel with the stopover in Colmar? I did some search and discover that Paris - Colmar cost is Eur 72 ( both ) and Colmar - Basel is Eur 28.2 ( both ). I saw at SBB website that the leg BASEL - Murren BLM it will cost us 80CHF each person, correct? I think it is kind of expensive...
3 - The hotel itself is kind of expensive, so we need the cheapest way to get there. We will spend 3 nights and 2 days in Murren. I already saw a lot of posts about swiss card, half fare... but is it worth for us? I saw that, if we go to Basel, it will be probably cheaper than go to Interlaken, is that true?
4 - We will get discount at train tickets staying at a swiss hotel? How?
5 - Any suggestions of what to do? I saw some pictures of Bern, Lucerne, Thun and Lausanne. Beautiful cities.. is it possible to know one or 2 of them? Which one is the beautiful one? Harder Kulm, Interlaken, will be open? We will arrive in March, 16 - 18.
7 - Any suggestions will be very appreciated.
I'm asking all the questions about price, because after swiss, we will still be traveling for 20 more days, so I'm afraid the money won't be enough, lol.
Thank you so much in advance for the answers and help.
* It's my 30's birthday travel, so we need to celebrate. :)