FAQ

FAQ

Q. Should one take a guided city tour of Interlaken?

Interlaken is a small town full of hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and some private houses. There are no famous historic monuments, forts and palaces or any cultural things to showcase in Interlaken. Interlaken is rather a base station for scores of touristic activities, mountain excursions, adventure and skiing activities. Some of the famous Mountain excursions near Interlaken are  Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Schynige Platte with its Alpine Garden, Grindelwald First, Harder Kulm, Brienzer Rothorn besides Trümmelbach water falls, Lauterbrunnen valley with Staubbach Falls and so on.   A city tour of Interlaken would actually be a walk of about 1.2kms from Interlaken OST train station towards Interlaken West train station and on the famous Höheweg Road.

Q. Are 5-days enough in Switzerland?

5 days are actually not enough for a beautiful country like Switzerland. But in 5 days in Switzerland, one can explore a few of the most visited places in Switzerland which are Interlaken, Luzern, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lugano, Montreux, Gstaad, Lausanne, Andermatt, St. Gallen, Appenzell, Basel, Chur, Geneva and Zurich. One can also experience the most famous mountain excursions of Switzerland like Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, Mt. Titlis, Schilthorn - The James Bond mountain, Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, Stanserhorn and Mt. Stoos.  One can also explore boat ride at Europe's Largest Waterfall- The Rhein Falls near Neuhausen Schaffhausen.

Q. Is Switzerland expensive for American tourists?

Not exactly as the US Dollar and Swiss Francs are more or less equal in value. It may be noted that some of the highest visiting tourists in Switzerland are American Tourists.

Q. How much will trip to Switzerland cost?

There are actually various factors that decide the price of a Tour of Switzerland. A Swiss Trip can cost somewhere as low as CHF 600 per person for 2 to 3 nights and it can go up to any extent. A general 7-nights package of Switzerland can cost around CHF 1600 per person. We can offer Customized Tour of Switzerland as per ones own requirement and taste.  Both Low Budget Tour of Switzerland as well as High-end Tour of Switzerland can be tailored from us.

Q. Which tour is best for Switzerland?

All of our tour programmes have gone through a refinement process since many years in the past and have reached to the present conditions. So all of Switzerland Tour Packages are best in their own ways. The most selling programmes are
a) Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
b) Swiss Premium Tour
c) Best of Switzerland

Q. How many days are sufficient to tour Switzerland

Best Switzerland trip suggested would ideally be for 7 to 8 nights where one can cover major towns and cities with major Swiss tourist attractions. The shortest recommended Swiss Trip is for minimum 4 nights where one can include 2 nights each in Interlaken and Luzern with excursions to Jungfraujoch and Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus thus covering the major and the top most visited attractions of Switzerland. The best extended Switzerland tour package itinerary runs for minimum 15 days covering almost all the famous attractions of Switzerland.

Q.What is the best mode of transportation for touring Switzerland.

The public transport of Switzerland is one of the best in the world. Hence we always recommend to use the Switzerland public transport which includes trains, trams, boats and buses. It is supported by the best in class Swiss Travel Pass that allows travelers an unlimited use of the public transport system for selected number of days. The other interesting reason being that the Swiss public transport system includes panoramic Swiss train journeys like Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Goldenpass, Gotthard Panorama GoPEx, Pre-Alpine Express etc. While public transport is highly recommended, the beauty of covering high Swiss Alpine passes like Brünig, Grimsel, Furka, Susten, Nufenen, Albula, San Bernardino cannot be rules out. While these high alpine passes can be covered by private cars and van trips, one can also cover them by Swiss PostAuto coaches which is operated under Swiss public transport system. If the traveler is carrying heavy luggage, it is also suggested to travel by private cars or vans because carrying them across train stations, roads and streets can sometimes be a hassle.

Q.What is Swiss Travel Pass and how is it different than Swiss transfer ticket.

One of the best tourism and travel products of Switzerland is Swiss Travel Pass. We often term it as the ultimate power in your hand. Swiss Travel Pass / Swiss Travel Pass Flex / Swiss Travel Pass Youth offer users unlimited access to the Swiss public transport system that includes travel on trains, trams, boats and buses. It also offers 25% to 50% cost reduction on major mountain excursions involving cable cars and funiculars and mountain railways. There are options of buying it for 3,4,8 and 15 consecutive days. Swiss Travel Pass Flex can also be bought for 3, 4, 8 and 15 days but for flexible days within one month. One very important attraction of Swiss Travel Pass is that children under the age of 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Family Card. Swiss Travel Pass Youth is a cheaper option designed for youth travelers who are of the age of 25 or below. The Swiss Travel Pass is also called a museum pass as it allows free entry to almost 500 museums in Switzerland. Swiss Travel Pass is without doubts the best solution for Switzerland Customized tour packages or Switzerland couple tour packages seekers. It is highly recommended to Switzerland family tour package or Switzerland youth tour packages seekers.

The Swiss Transfer ticket is the ideal and most cost-effective solution for short stays, Swiss skiing holidays and travelers staying at a permanent holiday location within Switzerland. It takes the user from any Swiss airport or any border railway station in Switzerland directly to their destination and back again. Children under the age of 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Family Card

Both Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Transfer Tickets can be bought either in 2nd or 1st class.

Q. How much does a Switzerland tour package cost?

Swiss trip cost depends majorly on number of days and the category of hotel. With 3 star hotels and for a minimum must have Switzerland tour package for 4 nights can cost around CHF 800 per person. With 3 star hotels and for a period of 7 to 8 days, the Switzerland tour package cost can cost up to CHF 1700. Another determining factor is the use of Swiss transfer ticket card or Swiss Travel Pass. Swiss Travel pass is a bit expensive than the Swiss transfer ticket. Switzerland trip cost will also depend on whether you are looking for customized Swiss tour or a ready-made Swiss tour. Generally the ready-made Switzerland tour packages are cheaper than the customized Switzerland tour packages due to many technical reasons.

Q. How can I plan a budget Switzerland tour?

A budget Swiss trip is not very hard to manage. Instead of expensive hotels, one can book apartments. In apartments, one can cook own food and avoid expensive restaurant bills. Buy 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass instead of 1st class and save about 15% of the transport expense. Book group SIC city tours instead of private ones as it saves a lot of cost. Booking accommodation a little away from the city center can also be very easy on your budget Swiss trip.

Q. What is the best honeymoon package for Switzerland?

The best honeymoon package for Switzerland is also the top selling Switzerland tour package which is Swiss Premium Tour. It includes the best cities of Switzerland namely Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt and St. Moritz. The tour programme is for 7 nights and 8 days and covers important Swiss Tourist Attractions like Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Gornergrat and travel on the world famous Glacier Express.

Q.Which all countries can I include along with Switzerland. Do you book Multi-Country trips in Europe?

Without any doubts, we specialize in Holiday trips to Switzerland but we also have other European Holiday Packages available. The best suggested countries with Switzerland are France, Italy, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium. In order to explore Europe in better way, we suggest to combine a maximum of 3 countries only in a 10 day itinerary. The best combinations including Switzerland are Swiss-France, Swiss-France-Italy, Swiss-Italy, Swiss-France-Netherland, Swiss-France-United Kingdom, Swiss-Austria-Italy, Swiss-Austria-Germany and many others.

Q.Is Switzerland good for shopping?

Switzerland has many classic reasons to shop. Swiss Watches and Swiss Chocolates are a world favorite and nobody leaves Switzerland without both or either of them. Besides watches and chocolates, Switzerland is also famous for Swiss Army Knives, Cuckoo clocks, miniature Swiss Cow Bells and the traditional Reuge's music boxes. the fame of Swiss Cheese is prevalent worldwide. Some of the famous Swiss Cheese brands include Gruyère Cheese and Emmentaler Cheese. There are small packs also possible for easy carrying and packing. One can also buy a Fondue Set which is also a super famous traditional souvenir of Switzerland. There are several Swiss Souvenir shops like Casagrande, Bucherer, Kirchhofer. Cheese factory visit is possible with Nestle Maison Cailler & Maestrani where one can not only shop but can also taste some freshest and the tastiest Swiss Chocolates. Famous chocolatier Lindt offers to its customers a visit to its factory outlet near Zurich for some out of the world chocolate shopping experience. This chocolate shopping experience is very famous among tourist categories like Switzerland Family Tour Packages and Switzerland Children Friendly Tour Packages.

Q.What are the Adventure Activities available in Switzerland?

Switzerland is playground for adventure seekers and Switzerland Adventure Tour Packages are highly selling in various world markets. The Adventure tourism in Switzerland is majorly divided into Summer and Winter categories.

Summer Activities include River Rafting, Canyoning, Adventure Parks, Zip rides, Airplane Skydiving, Bungee jumping, Canyon Swing, Kayak tours, Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Via Ferrata, Bike and Scooter, Hike and climbing, and JetBoat rides.

Winter Activities include Skiing, Skiing for beginners, Night Sledding including Fondue, Snowshoe tours, Winter Kayak Tours

Paragliding in Switzerland is a highly sort after adventure activity by the tourists and Interlaken is epicenter for many such activities.

Q.Are there discounts for children and young people o Swiss Travel Pass?

Children under the age of 6years travel free of charge.
Children between the ages of 6 and 15.99 years travel free with the Swiss Family Card if they are accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Family Card is issued free of charge along with Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Family Card is always in combination with at least one parent and child must always travel together with parent(s). Children who are not travelling with their parent will need to purchase a Child Swiss Travel Pass at 50% discounted price of the adult Swiss Travel Pass. For grandparents and other relatives, such as aunts and uncles, the Swiss Family Card is not applicable. Young people under the age of 25 receive a 30% discount on the Swiss Travel Pass with the Swiss Travel Pass Youth. The services included are the same.

Q.Where is the Swiss Travel Pass valid?

Swiss Travel Pass is valid on entire public transport system of Switzerland including Trains, Trams, Boats and buses. However, seat reservations on panoramic trains like Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Golden Pass Express, Gotthard Panorama Express are not included and must be purchased separately. Swiss Travel Pass offers discounts ranging between 25% to 50% on travel on mountain railways such as cable cars, funiculars and cogwheel railways.

Q.What is the difference between a Swiss Travel Pass and a Swiss Travel Pass Flex?

The Swiss Travel Pass Flex is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 non-consecutive days within a month, while the Swiss Travel Pass is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 consecutive days. Both are available in 1st and 2nd class and offers same benefits.

Q.Is there a discount for senior citizens?

No, there is no discount for senior citizens for the Swiss Travel Pass.

Q.What does the Swiss Travel Pass include?

The Swiss Travel Pass covers all journeys on trains, trams, buses and boats. This includes premium panoramic trains like the Glacier Express and Bernina Express, Golden Pass Express, Gotthard Panorama Express etc. Seat reservations are compulsory on most panoramic tourist trains and must be booked separately. With the Swiss Travel Pass, admission to over 500 museums is also included. You can also enjoy discounts of up to 50% on most mountain railways and cable cars, as well as free travel on public transport in over 90 Swiss towns and cities.