We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children who will be ages 8 and 12 when we plan to travel in July, 2023).
24 July, 2023 Tirano to Chur (Bernina Express) 1st class
Lucca-Prato Centrale 6:09-7:26
Prato Centrale-Bologna Centrale 7:32-8:22
Bologna Centrale-Milano Centrale 8:56-10:00
Milano Centrale-Tirano 10:20-12:52
Tirano-Chur (Bernina Express) 14:24-18:22
Hotel in Chur 1 night stay (booked)
25 July, 2023 Chur to Brig (Glacier Express) 1st class, then Brig to Wengen 2nd class
Chur-Brig (Glacier Express) 9:26-13:40
Spiez-Interlaken Ost 14:34-14:58
Interlaken Ost-Lauterbrunnen 15:05-15:25
Hotel in Wengen 13 night stay (booked)
8 August, 2023 Wengen to Brig 2nd class AND Domodossola to Milano Centrale - Bologna Centrale - Prato Centrale - Lucca
Domodossola to Milano Centrale 13:17-14:40
Milano Centrale-Viareggio 16:05-20:00
NOTE: Internet indicates it is possible to purchase both portions at a Swiss Train Station from a window agent, yet you must explain you are using the Swiss Travel Pass for Wengen-Brig, and need to pay for the Domodossola to Milano Centrale (or maybe even to Lucca) portion, Other option is to buy the Domodossola to Lucca portion from Trenitalia online.
While in Wengen:
We plan to go up to the Jungfraujoch with reserved seats.
We may take other gondolas/cable cars in or near Wengen.
We would like to consider day trips by bus or train to nearby towns/villages (such as Grindelwald, Mürren, Haslital, or others within 1 hour (one way) by train or bus such as Interlaken, Spiez, Thun etc.).
We generally do not go to museums.
To save the most money, how and when should we buy these train tickets and what Swiss passes would most benefit us and how?
What additional information can I provide to help you assist us?