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1. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 10y

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Hey! I am planning to buy a package holiday. It is a ten days - nine nights coach tour passing by Holland/Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, italy and France. The programme includes six nights accommodation on a half-board basis and three nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. It is also included the transportation, guided excursions to Lake Maggiore, Andermatt and Alpine Tour and Feldkirch, Innsbruck and Seefeld, Milan, a ride in Galcier Express, and Paris by night with river cruise. It seems a very nice tour. I have no idea how costly are these places we will be travelling through. The tour itself will cost £560,00 including everything above, but I wonder how much I will need to spend (food/extra fun/souveniers)during the tour. Does anyone have any idea/suggestion how much Euros an average tourist would need for such a tour? Has anyone ever traveled in the Glacier Express?

2. Posted by moonflower (Full Member 39 posts) 10y

Oi Audrey,

First of all, if you go to Switzerland, bring as well some Swiss Francs with you because especially places in the center of Switzerland do not necessarily accept Euros!
The ride in the Glacier Express is one of the most scenic ones in Switzerland so it is definitely a great thing to do - especially if you don't have to pay for it seperately (it's quite expensive... as most things in Switzerland).
That's unfortunately all i can tell you right now.

Tenha uma boa viagem, você não o lamentará!;)

3. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 10y

Thank you very much. According to the holiday programme we will only spend half a day in Switzerland and we will take a 2 hours and 30 minutes ride in the Glacier Express - included in the tour price - that will end in Andermatt (I am not sure if I spelled it right). If anyone has any suggestion about how much money a reasonable tourist would need for such a trip feel free to give me any idea. I do really appreciate that. Thanks! Danke! Merci!

4. Posted by Jessie C. (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

I hate to say it, it's a cheesy proverb but so true:

Bring half of what you think you need, and twice as much money.