Our latest quote from Viking was approximately $330 for a taxi...still pretty high but getting better. I would still prefer to take a taxi or get driver.
The hassle of getting to the car rental, renting a car, figuring our where we are going, and then returning the car and getting to the hotel from there, sounds like an awful lot of work for a 2 hour ride. And then we have car rental costs, taxi to car rental,one way drop-off at another point, taxi from car rental to hotel...
We have rented cars all over Europe on past trips for two or three week driving trips. It is of course worth it for any longer length of time...but for a 2 hour drive it could be a big pain. Last year after driving over parts of France, we had the GPS get us back to Hertz...it was messed up due to a detour(have learned to dread the word deviation!) and the entrance into Hertz was under a horrible construction nightmare and it took forever to get it returned.
Just want to not have to pay an arm and a leg or go through that kind of a hassle just for a 2 hour drive...
May consider a train, but don't know if we can still manage the trains with 2 weeks worth of luggage. We used to do it quite frequently but we were considerable younger.
That all being said, anyone who might be looking to share a ride to Montreux Fairmont Hotel from Basel drop off after cruise, May 16th, please let me know.
All this just to assure a lakeview deluxe room for the after cruise extension.
I just wish Viking would offer an optional upcharge for a higher class of room
for this package like they offer an upgrade to different hotels on other extensions and then I could just go with the ships transfer and day trips.
I have contacted them, but have not heard back.