Jun 19, 2014 - 9:24 AM
The pass indeed gets you free boat trips on Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Many museums are free, and so is city transport (trams, buses, etc.). Many mountain trips are discounted by 50%, some are free (Uetliberg, Rigi). But you can best download the map from the Swiss Flexi Pass page and check the details yourself.
If you compare all of this to renting a car, please keep in mind that if you don't have a rail pass at all, you'll be paying the full fares for the boats and mountain trips. Your daughter would pay half the fare in most places. That adds up quickly. Also add fuel and parking costs. I would recommend the train system because it's efficient, clean and eco-friendly, but of course it's good to compare the options. The guide Annika referred to helps you do so, even if comparing train to car.
I hope this helps you decide! If not, let us know.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:59 PM by Arno