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Boat Travel

General Information

  • Lake steamers
    Cruise Switzerland's lakes on commuter boats and historic paddlewheelers. The boats often stop near railway stations, and in most cases you can travel free with your Swiss Pass.


  • Boat Cruises from Biel/Bienne
    Tour three lakes, a canal, and a river. (You can even bring a bicycle along.)

  • Lake Lucerne by steamer
    Cruise 3-1/2 hours to Fluelen, or combine shorter segments with train transportation as you explore Switzerland's most popular lake.

  • Lake Zürich by steamer
    Cruise two hours to Rapperswil, the historic "town of roses," or sample the Zürisee's attractions aboard a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner boat.

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Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Other benefits:

To compare vehicles and rates, see:

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For car rentals under 21 days:

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Traveling by train?
Get free schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)

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