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Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Pass on Train, Bus, Boat

1. Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Pass on Train, Bus, Boat

Travel all over Switzerland with a Swiss Rail pass, valid all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 6, 8, or 15 consecutive day pass. This ticket offers you hassle-free and unlimited travel throughout Switzerland on the Swiss Train Network, buses and public boats. This pass includes the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, Bernina Express, and others. This pass includes museum admission, boat rides, and discounts on many mountain excursions. Enjoy unlimited usage of public transport and free entrance to over 500 museums across the country.

Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

2. Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

Explore Zurich with a ticket for day visitors who want to include a visit to a museum or an excursion to a local recreation area (Uetliberg-Felsenegg or Lake Zurich) on their trip. The ticket is also valid between the airport and the city center. Enjoy Zurich to the fullest and save at the same time. The principle is very simple. When you purchase a Zürich Card you save on transportation, admissions, dining, souvenirs, and more. The Zürich Card is valid for either 24 or 72 hours, and is available at a discount for children between the ages of 6 and 16. When you explore the sights of beautiful Zurich with your Zürich Card you receive great benefits and savings. Enjoy free rides on trams, buses, trains, and boats. Your card is also valid on the cableways in Zurich and the surrounding area. You get free admission to most museums in the city and delicious surprises at special restaurants in Zurich. You will reap the rewards of a 10% discount at 16 traditional and urban shops in the city, and save on souvenirs and tours offered by Zürich Tourism. When you use the Zürich Card you save as you stay and play. Don’t miss out on the unbeatable savings and perks that the Zürich Card offers. Save 50% on the ‘Zurich Old Town Walking Tour’, the ‘City Tour: Me, My Zurich and You,’ and the ‘Pub Crawl-Nightlife Tour. Save 20% on the ‘City Tour Through Zurich by Bus’ and save 33% on the ‘Urania Sternwate’ tour. Take off 10% on the ‘E-Bike Tour City,’ the ‘Zurich Food Tour,’ the ‘Tuk Tuk-City Tour,’ the ‘City Tour by eTukTuk with Chocolate Tasting,’ and the ‘Zuri Bar-Quest Tour.’ Enjoy free admission to the Grossmunster Church and the Fraumunster Church. Have free entry to the National Museum Zurich, the Kunsthalle Zurich, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Museum Strauhof, Helmhaus Zurich, the Museum fur Gestaltung, the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum, the North American Native Museum, the Pavillon Le Corbusier, and the Swiss Finance Museum. View the the Alterhumer-Magazin, the Zurich City of Guilds, Muhlerama, and the Zurich Museums Association with free addmission. Get 30% off the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Fifa Museum. Have a half off the Cabaret Voltaire and the Kulturama Museum of Mankind. See the Lindt Home of Home of Chocolate with 10% off, the Musee Visionnaire with 44% off, and the Museum Rietberg with 60%. Indulge with a 10% discount at the Airport Fitness and Wellness, aja Zurich Wellness, and Hurlimann and Spa Zurich. Go for a dip with 50% of swimming at Dolder Bad. Savor a culinary surprise at Brasserie Spirgaten, Café and Restaurant Sprungli, Haus Hiltl, Restaurant Spitz, and Siagon. Shop your heart out with a 10% discount for Berg und Tal, Lindt Shop Home of Chocolate Kilchberg, Schweizer Heimatwerk, Vollenweider Chocolatier Confiseur, Zurich Souvenir, Meng Cutlery, Franz Carl Weber, and Teddy’s Souvenir-Shop.  Stay connected with 20% off Travel’s Wifi. Make a splash with 15% off Alpamare. Admire views with free admission to the Zurich Airport Observation Deck B. Get back to nature with free admission to the Zurich Wilderness Park Sihlwald and the Zurich Wilderness Park Langenberg. Keep your buget with 20% off the Bruno Weber Park and the Unwelt Arena Schweiz, and 10% off the Zurich Zoo. Feast your eyes with 10% off Arthouse Cinemas Zurich, Kino Houdini, the Zurich Opera House, Riffraff, and the Schauspielhaus Zurich, and up to 12% off at the Kulturhaus Kosmos. Listen in with 10% off at Moods and Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. Dance your heart away with free admission to the Plaza Club and play some cards with free entry to Casino Zurich. Sip some drinks with 10% off the Cabaret Voltaire bar and a 2 for 1 beer or sparkling wine deal at the Plaza Bar. 

Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

3. Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

The Swiss Travel Pass is a must-have for any traveler to Switzerland. You can enjoy unlimited access by public train, bus, and boat to over 90 cities and towns and benefit from free entrance to 500+ museums, discounted city tours, and access to private and scenic trains with a pre-requisite seat reservation. There are two broad types of Swiss Travel Pass: Continuous and Flexi, with an option to choose from 3, 4, 8, and 15 days. Apart from it being an ‘all-in-one’ pass which allows a traveler to access all modes of public transportation within the country, it also offers numerous other benefits on the mountain excursions. So be it the adventurous, the avid or the leisure traveler, you will have the chance to make the most of your Switzerland Travel Pass.

Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

4. Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

With the Geneva City Pass, you can explore city and countryside in all their splendor. Free entry, reduced rates, vouchers and many surprises await you with the Geneva Pass, which will help you to discover the city and its cultural and cosmopolitan riches, as well as its parks, mountains, and lakes. The Geneva City Pass offers many tours such as a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a classic city tour from the iconic Jet d'Eau water fountain to the International district of Geneva, or a guided tour in Carouge, a wealthy suburb of Geneva with a well established art scene. Don’t want to walk too much? Take a mini-train along the shores of Lake Geneva. From there you could also hop on a boat to see more of the beautiful Lake Geneva and the sights it has to offer as you cruise along the Rhône, or you could rent some water vehicles (sailing, pedal, or motorboats) yourself. It's all included in your pass! Not enough yet? Take the cable car up to mount Salève and look over Geneva from above. Speaking of mountains, a night skiing package with fondue afterwards is also included in your pass. Nothing caught your fancy yet? How about spending some time in one of Geneva’s numerous museums! Whether you're interested in science, modern art, ethnography, or the history of Switzerland, there is something to suit all tastes. Visit the Fondation Baur and Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient to see art from the Far East, or stop by Musée Ariana which has a one of a kind collection of glass and ceramic art pieces. This and much more awaits you with the Geneva City Pass!

From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

5. From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

Journey to Mount Pilatus – a mystical, white-winter paradise – and enjoy lunch at a cosy restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Swiss Alps and the city of Lucerne. From Zürich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. See the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the old town before continuing to Kriens. Take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to the summit of Mt. Pilatus (7000ft / 2132m). At the peak, a mystical, white-winter paradise awaits you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes! Warm up in the self-service restaurant Bellevue on top of Mt. Pilatus with a lunch voucher (worth CHF 20) of your choice. According to the legend, kind dragons used to inhabit this mountain! Discover the Dragon Path and enjoy the spectacular alpine panorama.

Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

6. Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the dramatic landscapes of central Switzerland on a 2-day tour of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis from Zurich. Day 1: Mt. Pilatus Relax on the scenic bus journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Take a short city tour on arrival to marvel at landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge before enjoying some time to explore the Old Town on your own. Continue to Kriens to ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne await. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a 3-course seasonal dinner at one of the resort's restaurants. Day 2: Mt. Titlis Descend Mt. Pilatus by cable car after breakfast, and catch the public bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Meet your guide on arrival for the scenic bus drive to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis. Gaze in awe at the deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders of the glacier on board the revolving cable car. Soak up the panoramic vistas at the top of Mt. Titlis as you enjoy lunch on the sun terrace of one of the restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Ice Grotto or ride the Ice Flyer close to the crevasses, discover Europe’s highest suspension bridge in the Glacier Park and more. Return to Lucerne to continue to Zurich, where your adventure ends.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

7. Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

Experience Switzerland fully and travel flexibly with a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, valid on the train network, buses, and public boats all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 flexible day pass. Journey on the renowned Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, and Bernina Express to see Switzerland's epic mountains and sprawling views up close. Traveling at your leisure, visit over 500 museums across the country as part of the pass to learn more about Switzerland. Activate and deactivate your pass easily online as per your individual travel needs within its month-long validity. Enjoy unlimited and hassle-free movement throughout the country within the valid month of travel.

Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

8. Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

Discover the city of Fribourg at your own pace and with a multitude of options open to you with the Fribourg City Card. Choose between a 1-day or 2-day option and get free access to all museums, public transit, and to the main tourist attractions.   If museums are your thing, check out: the Chemin de Fer du Kaeserberg, the Art & History Museum, the Espace Jean-Tinguely & Niki de St-Phalle, the Natural History Museum, the Swiss Puppet Museum, and the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum. You can also drop by the contemporary art center, the Botanic Gardens, the Gutenburg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, the Sensler Museum, and "Across the Screen". The other fun activities included on your card are a hop-on hop-off ticket to the small train that goes through the Old Town, a round of Urban Golf, access to the Cathedral’s tower, bowling, and access to the city’s pools.   On top of all that, your card gives you free public transportation as well as free access to the city’s funicular (cable car). The whole city is open to you with this city card.

Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass

9. Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass

The Berner Oberland Regional Pass (discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows travellers around the world travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during Summer (Apr-Oct). Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and Brienzer Rothorn. There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Regional Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details.

Switzerland: Berner Oberland Multi-Day Regional Pass

10. Switzerland: Berner Oberland Multi-Day Regional Pass

The Berner Oberland Regional Pass allows travellers around the world travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during Summer (Apr-Oct). Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and Brienzer Rothorn. There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Regional Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details.

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The Swiss Travel Pass saved a ton of $, valuable time and the flexibility that it offers is everything!!! You can hop in and out any means of transportation. You missed a train? No problem, just hop on the next one. I used it on several museums as well. It also gave me great discounts, 25 to 50%, on mountain trains and gondolas. It's truly a no brainer! If you are traveling with family and plan on going from city to city with luggage, I recommend you get the first class tickets, simply because during peak times you'll be hauling your luggage through the wagons to find a seat for all. First class is quieter also. I found this during the first week I traveled with my family. Second class wasn't an issue at all the second week when traveling solo. It's not a huge deal, but for my son it would have been better to just get in the train and seat. If you plan on seeing a lot of what Switzerland has to offer JUST BUY THE PASS!

We got a 6-day first class Swiss travel pass and it was wonderful! An email with the QR code was sent a couple days ahead and we rode in luxury in first class cars, often with very few people in them and had access to so much besides the trains! I found the prices on this site to be less than prices on other sites I checked.

We saved money with the Swiss Pass as we went to too many places!.. also we took advantages of the 50% discounts at some attractions like the cable cable car at mount titlis.

Easy access, hustle free ,as a traveler safe your time

Great value for money! Definitely worth purchasing!