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

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. Trips up to Stoos, Brunni, Klewenalp, Stanserhorn and Rigi are included in the Pass. A 50% reduction is offered on most other mountain and cableways (Gornergrat, Titlis, etc). Enjoy free entrance to museums like the the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, the National History Museum of Bern, the Paul Klee Center in Bern, and the Natural history museum in Geneva. Explore with access to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Château de Chillon, and the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum. 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.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic bus journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Learn more about the history of the Jungfrau Railways on the "Alpine Sensation” discovery tour, marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

Secure your ticket to take a trip on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car. Ascend to Europe's highest mountain station and travel to Trockener Steg to ride by heated cable car across the Theodul Glacier. Start your journey at the Zermatt-Matterhorn valley station. Within 45 minutes, reach Europe’s highest mountain station at 12,740 ft (3,883 meters) above sea level - the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. First, travel in comfort in an 8-seat gondola of the Matterhorn Express on your way to Trockerner Steg. Pass lush green meadows, old Valais hamlets, and enchanting forests before the landscape changes to one with impressive moraines and stones polished by ice and glaciers.  At Trockener Steg, hop into the highest 3S cable car transporting you up to the peak. Take in spectacular views through the panoramic windows and enjoy the heated seats while crossing the Theodul Glacier. Once you reach the summit, visit the viewing platform and marvel at 38 alpine giants of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps as well as 14 glaciers. At the cinema lounge, enjoy short movies about mountaineering, the local fauna and flora, the lift facilities, and ice and snow. Or explore the highest ice palace in the world and admire handmade sculptures in the eternal ice. Before you leave the magical fairytale behind, try regional specialties at the restaurant or purchase Matterhorn souvenirs.

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch by Bus and Train

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch by Bus and Train

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

Cross stunning bridges, ride through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes as your climb the Gornergrat on the cogwheel train with the Matterhorn continually in view. At the summit, explore the picturesque alpine world of the Swiss Alps. With a sunny observation deck that remains accessible throughout the year, the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres above sea level provides spectacular views. The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 four-thousand metre peaks including the highest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze, which has an altitude of 4,634 metres, and the third-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gorner glacier. The mountainscape panorama you'll experience is completely unique.

From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

Depart from the pier in Montreux on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards Chillon Castle, the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Continue sailing past the charming towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. Sail by the town of Vevey, and admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French and Swiss Alps, before returning to Montreux. Download your tour app which contains all relevant information. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them through the audioguide.

From Geneva: Chamonix, Mont Blanc & Ice Cave Guided Day Tour

From Geneva: Chamonix, Mont Blanc & Ice Cave Guided Day Tour

On this guided day tour from Geneva, experience the stunning landscapes the French Alps have to offer. Immerse yourself in the scenic atmosphere and cultural charm of the mountain village Chamonix. During the tour, board a unique cogwheel train to visit France's largest glacier. Begin your tour in Geneva, where you'll meet your guide and board the bus bound for Chamonix. This historic French village, once a medieval priory, serves as a gateway to one of the high peaks of Europe, the Aiguille du Midi. Embark on a cable car ride to ascend to the peak. From the top of the peak of Aiguille du Midi, marvel at the breath-taking views at 3,842m. Nearby, spot Mont Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. Glimpse the Matterhorn standing proudly in the distance. Next, descend once more to the village of Chamonix for some free time in this picturesque alpine destination. Peruse local shops and restaurants for their local specialties. You'll have about an hour and a half of free time before re-joining your guide for the afternoon. Your tour continues with a stroll to the train station, admiring historical landmarks of Chamonix as you go. Then, embark a historical cogwheel train and ascend 1900m (6,300ft) to take in the spectacular view of the Mer de Glace, or "Sea of Ice." Gaze in wonder at France's largest glacier. At the Mer de Glace, Glacier we were enjoy the panoramic breathtaking View of the Glacier Valley the largest glacier in Mainland France with the most sharp Summits like the Drus. Finally, board the train to return to Chamonix. If you wish to buy a souvenir, take a few minutes to do so before climbing aboard the bus to return to Geneva. Relax on your ride home and conclude your tour when you arrive in Geneva.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfrau and Interlaken

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfrau and Interlaken

Venture to the top of the highest glacier in Europe and behold panoramic views of the terrain that surrounds you. Enjoy an outing in the village of Interlaken, visit the Sphinx observatory, and ride a train that will elevate you 3454 meters to the zenith of Jungfrau. Start your adventure at the Zurich Central bus station and hop aboard your air-conditioned bus. Enjoy a short and scenic drive to your first destination, Interlaken. After a quick stop in Interlaken, board the Jungfrau rack train from Lauterbrunnen. Take in gorgeous views and ascend 3454 meters. Arrive at the top and depart from the highest altitude railway station in Europe. Take in views of the surrounding terrain from the zenith of the highest glacier in Europe. Visit the Sphinx observatory which provides you with some of the best views you can get of the two most famous peaks, Eiger and Mönch. Wander into the heart of the glacier and walk through the ice tunnel to experience the “Alpine Sensation” that traces the history of the Jungfrau. Once you get back from the top of the glacier, enjoy free time in Interlaken before taking a pleasant bus ride back to your starting point.

Berner Oberland: 2nd Class Pass for Swiss Travel Pass Holder

Berner Oberland: 2nd Class Pass for Swiss Travel Pass Holder

The Berner Oberland Pass (2nd class - discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows visitors travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during April - December. Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, and Brienzer Rothorn also discounts for Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn . 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 Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/assets/docs/BerneseOberland-validitymap.pdf

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. Get immersed in the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau. Your 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

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Neil was excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and engaging personality. Comfortable coach journey. Unlucky that bad weather restricted the cable car and train ride. Would go again with this company.

Tour was fantastic, Neills was an awesome guide, who passed on so much information. Teenage kids loved it. So glad we booked it and well worth the money.

The guide Dominico was extremely friendly . Everything in the tour started and ended on time. Transportation was very comfortable

Simply wonderful, worth every penny. Charismatic and attentive guides! I loved

Our driver/guide was exceptional. He really took good care of all of us