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Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Travel Pass

1. 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 Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

2. From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

Journey to Mount Pilatus – a mystical, white-winter paradise – and enjoy lunch at a cosy restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Swiss Alps and the city of Lucerne. From Zürich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. See the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the old town before continuing to Kriens. Take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to the summit of Mt. Pilatus (7000ft / 2132m). At the peak, a mystical, white-winter paradise awaits you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes! Warm up in the self-service restaurant Bellevue on top of Mt. Pilatus with a lunch voucher (worth CHF 20) of your choice. According to the legend, kind dragons used to inhabit this mountain! Discover the Dragon Path and enjoy the spectacular alpine panorama.

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Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

3. Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

Head inside the Swiss Museum of Transport with your entrance ticket and explore at leisure. The museum charts the development of rail, air, space, road and water travel with hands-on exhibits, simulators and multimedia displays. Your ticket gives you access to its key exhibition halls and areas, filled with more than 3,000 displays, making for a fun day out for adults and kids. Visit the Aviation Hall to view historic aircraft and flying machines. The museum takes its exhibits to new heights with flight simulators that give you the rush of operating an airplane, helicopter or hang glider. When it's time to get grounded, walk around the Rail Transport Hall to see steam locomotives and model railways, and try your hand at negotiating tunnels, signals and bridges in train simulators. Zoom over to the Road Transport Hall for the history of automobiles and to view 20 of the world’s most iconic cars. You can even turn into a crash-test dummy to experience a bruise-free collision in one interactive exhibit. Other attractions include the Navigation Hall with its fascinating seagoing displays; the i-factory covering information technology; and the Swissarena where you can walk across a one-of-a-kind aerial photo of Switzerland that takes up an entire room. The Media World presents the multifaceted world of media: amongst other things, visitors can produce their own content in a professional TV studio, practice their directing skills, test the editing suite, and discover the opportunities up-to-the-minute media technologies have to offer. Most people find two–three hours in the museum is sufficient, but your ticket lets you explore for as long as you like. For a supplement you can also visit the museum's domed planetarium to witness its dazzling astronomical shows, or its Filmtheater to watch spectacular 3D and high-definition movies.

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Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

4. Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

The Swiss Travel Pass is a must-have for any traveler to Switzerland. You can enjoy unlimited access by public train, bus, and boat to over 90 cities and towns and benefit from free entrance to 500+ museums, discounted city tours, and access to private and scenic trains with a pre-requisite seat reservation. There are two broad types of Swiss Travel Pass: Continuous and Flexi, with an option to choose from 3, 4, 8, and 15 days. Apart from it being an ‘all-in-one’ pass which allows a traveler to access all modes of public transportation within the country, it also offers numerous other benefits on the mountain excursions. So be it the adventurous, the avid or the leisure traveler, you will have the chance to make the most of your Switzerland Travel Pass.

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Lucerne: 1-Hour Historical Tour with Night Watchman

5. Lucerne: 1-Hour Historical Tour with Night Watchman

Discover the historical city of Lucerne on this tour with a night watchman. Start the tour on the right bank of the river by the Chapel Bridge. Listen to the fire horn, followed by the call of the night watchman. Listen to the exciting tales of the night watchman about his life, the Lucerne Chronicle of Diebold Schilling, the brilliant engraver Martin Martini, the stonemason Hans von Trient and his adversary Luzius Ritter, as well as other personalities from Lucerne’s past. At the beginning of the tour you can look at the route and attractions on the city map by Martini from 1597. Discover Kapellplatz and walk along Furrengasse to Kornmarkt. Here you can admire the Luzerner Elle and the Luzerner Fuß in the wall of the town hall. Hear the story about the giant of Reiden before continuing on along Brandgässli, which recalls the night of fire in 1833. Stop by the guild house of dressmakers and learn all about the legend of the night of murder in Lucerne. A few steps further is the wine market, where the night watchman brings you closer to the Swiss art of war. See the linden tree, where the pillory and the bank once stood, and listen to information about the court order, legal violations, and interrogation techniques. If time allows, you can stop at Zöpfli, one of the most beautiful places on the river in the old town. The route then continues on over Reuss Bridge, past the first Mint to the breathtaking display window of the medieval Alte Suidtersche Apotheke. Continue on to Ritter Palace and the story of Hans von Trient and his adversary Lux Ritter. Watch the dance of death by Jakob von Wal and stroll up the river across the Chapel Bridge back to the starting point.

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Mount Rigi: Day Pass with Swiss Lunch

6. 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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Lucerne: Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour

7. Lucerne: Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour

Join a like-minded local guide to visit the best chocolate boutique in Lucerne where you can sample and learn more about the most delectable chocolate in Lucerne. Take in the city's picturesque lake set against an impressive mountain backdrop and among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. Explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers, and streets. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne castle This tour includes a one-hour boat ride around Lake Lucerne. Photograph the spectacular panorama of the city from the water!

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From Zurich: Full-Day Mount Stanserhorn Discovery Tour

8. From Zurich: Full-Day Mount Stanserhorn Discovery Tour

On this full-day tour you will discover the magnificent Mount Stanserhorn in the heart of the stunning Swiss countryside. From Zürich you will be taken on a scenic coach journey to Lucerne through the beautiful countryside via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne. On a short tour of the city you will take a photo stop at the Lion Monument or Lake Lucerne (depending on traffic conditions) and see the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the Old Town before continuing on to Stans, where you will board the vintage funicular train for an unforgettable ride through blooming meadows to the valley station of the world’s first CabriO cable car. This latest master piece of Swiss engineering is a unique open top aerial cable car which takes you up to Mount Stanserhorn (6,230 feet/1,900 meters). The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable. On the top of the mountain, a magnificent panoramic view over ten lakes, 100 kilometers of the Alpine mountain range and three countries awaits you. Take the short hike to the peak and visit the marmot park to watch these cute animals play, and have the option of sampling a typically Swiss dish in the revolving Rondorama restaurant. After descending to Stans, you will take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional time in this lovely city before taking the coach back to Zurich in the evening.

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Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

9. Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the dramatic landscapes of central Switzerland on a 2-day tour of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis from Zurich. Day 1: Mt. Pilatus Relax on the scenic bus journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Take a short city tour on arrival to marvel at landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge before enjoying some time to explore the Old Town on your own. Continue to Kriens to ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne await. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a 3-course seasonal dinner at one of the resort's restaurants. Day 2: Mt. Titlis Descend Mt. Pilatus by cable car after breakfast, and catch the public bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Meet your guide on arrival for the scenic bus drive to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis. Gaze in awe at the deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders of the glacier on board the revolving cable car. Soak up the panoramic vistas at the top of Mt. Titlis as you enjoy lunch on the sun terrace of one of the restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Ice Grotto or ride the Ice Flyer close to the crevasses, discover Europe’s highest suspension bridge in the Glacier Park and more. Return to Lucerne to continue to Zurich, where your adventure ends.

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Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

10. Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

At 3,238 metres (10,623 ft), Mount Titlis is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak with a spectacular view. This journey in Switzerland is even more camera-compulsory because you’ll be riding in the revolving Rotair, an aerial cable car that delivers awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland.  Walk across the Titlis Cliff Walk, this spectacular suspension bridge sits over 1,600 feet off the ground. You will discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland. Prepare to be amazed at unbelievable vistas, rugged mountain peaks and dramatic skies. Mount Titlis is a dreamer’s destination for adventurers, it will capture your senses and amaze you. At times, you will put down your camera and just take the drama in. You will most definitely cover all the iconic locations for photography at the right times of day with the best light, but also enjoy the culture of the region. Learn more about its history and idiosyncrasies, as well as its great food, and enjoy the finest local meals. This adventure is designed so you can mentally visualize a scene before capturing the decisive moment. The aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country.

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What people are saying about Central Switzerland

It was awesome, totally casual and highly recommended. Ralf does the night watchman tour with a lot of commitment and passion :-) It was a lot of fun, it was interesting and we enjoyed it. Thank you very much

Ralph was an excellent guide. He wove history/fact & fiction-, humor and technology together. His depth of knowledge about early life in Lucerne seemed endless.

Very well organized tour. Tour Guide was very personable and very organized. Lots of fun during the tour.

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

Such a breeze to have this pass! Highly Recommended!