Jun 10, 2011 - 9:27 AM
Congratulations on your son's graduation! A perfect reason to visit Switzerland. One warning though: many people want to go back after their first visit ;-)
The Swiss franc is indeed strong currently, both compared to the US dollar and the Euro. The prices on our Swiss Pass page are being updated daily, using the exchange rates of the day. Buying online would save you some money. Other tips to save money are here.
All boats on Lake Lucerne are covered by the Swiss Pass, including the ones stopping in Treib. The funicular up to Seelisberg is covered as well. You've really picked a magnificent location. The view from the village at the lake is stunning!
As for visiting six countries: I'm going to refer to the map again. Only a few connections and towns across the border are covered, but it's enough to legitimately claim that you've been in that country. The only problem is that you're based in the middle of Switzerland, so it would involve quite some traveling. From the top of my head: you can visit Chamonix in France (Mont Blanc), Liechtenstein, Domodossola and Tirano in Italy, and some Austrian towns. Please check the timetable for traveling times.
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno