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Self-Guided Tour: Mt. Titlis Glacier Excursion and Ice Flyer

1. Self-Guided Tour: Mt. Titlis Glacier Excursion and Ice Flyer

Experience the unique day tour to the Titlis glacier world and an all-year-place of snow in the Alps. Travel according to individual preferences on this self-guided tour, with the option to travel to the Engelberg Valley and Mount Titlis Glacier World. Use detailed travel instructions to travel according to individual preferences, stop wherever desired and enjoy the views at a specific point for any amount of time.

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Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Travel Pass

2. Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Travel Pass

Travel all over Switzerland with a Swiss Rail pass, valid all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 8, or 15 consecutive day pass. This ticket offers you hassle-free and unlimited travel throughout Switzerland on the Swiss Train Network, buses and public boats. This pass includes the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, Bernina Express, and others. This pass includes museum admission, boat rides, and discounts on many mountain excursions. Enjoy unlimited usage of public transport and free entrance to over 500 museums across the country.

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From Lucerne: Self-Guided Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip

3. From Lucerne: Self-Guided Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip

See the sights of Mount Pilatus at your own pace with a self-guided tour from Lucerne. Journey along the famous "golden round trip" and travel by lake boat, cogwheel train, aerial gondola, and bus. Start the journey with a lake cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then hop on the world's steepest cogwheel train, Pilatus Railway, to reach Mount Pilatus (May to November only). Spend some time taking in the views before traveling back down the mountain in an aerial gondola to Kriens. Finish the journey with a bus ride back to Lucerne. Enjoy a fully customizable itinerary that allows you to stop and enjoy the views at any of the stops for as long as you wish. You'll receive one simple email with all the instructions and tickets required for your journey.

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Lucerne: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

4. Lucerne: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Lucerne at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Lucerne’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

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Mount Rigi: Day Pass with Swiss Lunch

5. Mount Rigi: Day Pass with Swiss Lunch

Marvel at the beautiful surroundings as you head up to the top of Mount Rigi. Taste delicious food at Nostalgie Restaurant Lok 7 as you dine for an authentic Swiss meal. Start your tour at Mount Rigi from the station of your choice at either Vitznau, Weggis, or Arth-Goldau. Experience the historical cogwheel railways and cable cars to the restaurant. After a relaxing ride to the top of the Mountain, enjoy the breathtaking views while you wander around for as long as you wish before an appetite kicks in. Make your way to Nostalgie Restaurant Lok 7, which is located at Rigi Staffel (close to the cogwheel train stop). Taste an authentic Swiss Alpine Cordon Bleu (pan-fried pork steak with melted cheese filling) in a rustic atmosphere. Whenever you please, make your way back to the valley.

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Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

6. Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

Ride the Glacier Express and see Switzerland in one entire day. Experience four hours on this famous coach from Chur to Brig. Cross the Alps and travel along the mountains. Spend time in Brig or Bern on the way back. Listen to a wonderful audio guide while seeing the beautiful sights. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb 2033 meters above sea level. Enjoy the ride on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. Appreciate the journey, totally independent.

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From Lucerne: Cheesemaking Class and Tasting

7. From Lucerne: Cheesemaking Class and Tasting

Travel solo by train from Lucerne to Engelberg and attend the only cheese factory located in a monastery. Meet with a bonafide Sommelier and make your own cheese out of raw milk from the Swiss cows of the Engelberg Valley. Learn the techniques and taste different cheeses. Extend your time in Engelberg and venture on a scenic trip to Mount Titlis, or find your way back to Lucerne.

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Luzern: Self-guided Trip to Mt. Rigi with Lake Cruise

8. Luzern: Self-guided Trip to Mt. Rigi with Lake Cruise

Visit Mount Rigi, the Queen of Mountains, on this roundtrip loop from Luzern. Ride on the classic route that includes a boat cruise on lake Lucerne, a cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm, and a train to Lucerne. See Mount Rigi, the lake-surrounded massif of the Swiss Alps. Get detailed travel instructions, a travel booklet, and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail. Use the included schedules to adjust your tour to your needs. Enjoy taking this classic route at your own pace. Take in stunning views of different landscapes on each leg of the trip.

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What people are saying about Central Switzerland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 144 reviews

The Swiss pass is really helpful when travelling in Switzerland. However, it’s recommended that GetYourGuide provides updates on what’s required. As we were not able to board the glacier express since we didn’t have the Switzerland covid certificate, whereas we were allowed to enter the country, board local trains and dine in restaurants with the certificate issued from our country.

Easy to use. You can use it on trains trams and buses.

Such a breeze to have this pass! Highly Recommended!