ABOVE: Hayfield in Reichenbach, Switzerland.
Buy a Swiss Rail Pass.
The easiest way to tour Switzerland is by public transportation. And the most flexible
way to do this is with a Swiss Pass, which gives you unlimited transportation on most
Swiss rail lines, postal buses, lake steamers, and city transit systems for periods
ranging from four days to a month. On most routes, you just board the train, bus, or boat
and show your pass in lieu of buying a ticket.
Switzerland has a variety of other discount deals for tourists. For more
information, see my Swiss Rail Passes
Buy a flexible tour package.
If you're the sort of traveler who likes to make arrangements up front, consider buying
a package like the Swiss Travel Invention, which lets you pay for hotels with vouchers in
seven price categories. The Minotel and Best Western hotel chains offer similar
arrangements. For more information, contact your national office of Switzerland Tourism or your travel agent. In North America, request the "Switzerland Vacation
Use Swiss travel resources on the Web.
For scores of articles and hundreds of Web links about Swiss travel, see my
illustrated Switzerland & Austria
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