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Insider tips about the Swiss Alps

  • The weather varies by the season, day, time, location and especially altitude. You'd best dress in multiple thinner layers so you can adjust to the local circumstances.
  • The Swiss train system is safe, clean and easy to use. In most cases, it's a much better choice than a road trip.
  • Nearly all public transport can be found in one single online timetable.

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City bus travel.
We have an eight day Swiss Pass. But we will be in Switzerland nine days. We have to travel from the train station in Luzern to our accommodations by city bus. Where do we buy a ticket for the bus? Are there special prices for seniors? Is it possible to buy tickets from the driver for the next morning when ...
A day in Geneva
We will be in Geneva on October 19. We will arrive from Lausanne to fly to Nice at 5:20pm. I have been trying to find a guided city bus tour through the tourist office. I know there is a self guided tour available. If we travel by train to the airport in the morning, are we able to leave our luggage there fo...
1-Day Travelpass for Children and Swiss Passes
Does anyone know if a 1-Day Travelpass for Children can be used in combination with an adult traveling on an Swiss Transfer Ticket? Here is the dilemma... Children under age 16 can travel free with accompanying parents with the Swiss Family Card. But I have a 16-year old who th...
7 day self-drive family tour
Hi Everyone, We are 2 families travelling to Switzerland during the 3rd and the 4th week of October for 7 days. We intend to self-drive as we prefer to stay away from the city. Please give your views on our probable itinerary. Day 1 - Flying to Geneva. Reaching in the afternoon. Roam around in t...
Swiss Beer
Hi there! Got excellent tips from myswissalps the last time. Thank you so much. Planning my Swiss trip end Oct and will have 3 nights in Interlaken. Have been reading about what to do and found out about Rugenbräu brewery. Am keen to visit the brewery. I was wondering if the brewery is open to public and to ...
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