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8D7N Muslim-Friendly Itinerary To Switzerland With Swiss Travel Pass

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Cheng Sim  •  Nov 12, 2019

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Ask anyone who has travelled to Switzerland, and they’ll sing praises of the scenic train rides that journey through the country. Taking you from the century-old towns to beautiful snowy alps, there’s a great adventure that only an ultimate Swiss getaway can tell! 
Credit: Giphy If you’re wondering how to get around Switzerland, we recommend making the most of your trip by getting a Swiss Travel Pass to enjoy unlimited rides and free admission to 500 museums. Let’s start with the basics before your trip!
What is the Swiss Travel Pass? 
Before purchasing the pass, here’s what you need to know:  1. What are the benefits of a Swiss Travel Pass? Experience unlimited travel by train, bus and boat including premium panoramic trains (yes, Bernina Express and Luzern-Interlaken Express too!). You’ll also enjoy a 50% discount on mountain excursions and free admission to more than 500 museums when you present your Swiss Travel at the ticketing counter or reserve your tickets online! P.S. If you’re travelling with your family, children (aged 0-15) can travel for free if at least 1 parent is a Swiss Travel Pass holder! Plus, youth (aged 16-25) get to enjoy 15% too.  2. I’m not sure if I’ll need the pass every day on my trip, which pass should I get? For consecutive pass, you’re allowed to use it continuously for a certain number of days. Whereas the flexible pass gives you the freedom to use it for a certain number of days any time within a one month period.  3. How many days do you need? The validity period for the consecutive pass is 3, 4, 8 and 15 days. Whereas the flexible pass has a validity of 3, 4, 8 and 15 days in a month. 
4. Which class do you prefer? The first-class trains provide wider seats, more legroom and power outlets compared to second-class trains. It also has other benefits like separate quiet and business compartments. We got the first-class train ticket and the seats were definitely comfortable and spacious! For preferred seats, you can make reservations directly on Klook after purchasing the pass up to 3 months before departure. Check out Klook’s Europe train ticket booking page for timetable and reservations! 5. How to book your Swiss Travel Pass? Book your Swiss Travel Pass on Klook and get 5% of your purchase back in Klook credits when you buy an e-ticket ! P.S. You can use these credits for your subsequent trips! For this itinerary, we recommend getting the consecutive 8-Day Swiss Travel Pass (First Class) for RM2,726.  6. What’s your preferred method of pass collection? Klook offers two methods to collect your Swiss Travel Pass. You can print your pass on an A4 paper and bring it onboard or choose the e-ticket option! If you book a physical pass from Klook, you can get a travel gift set with tote bags, neck pillows and more worth up to USD39 (gifts may vary based on availability)! #HHWT Tip: We did the calculations and found out that you can save at least RM3,600/SGD1,200/ IDR 12,400,000 with the Swiss Travel Pass! With unlimited rides, discounts on mountain excursions and free entry to so many museums, you’re definitely getting great value out of this pass. Check out our savings breakdown here Do note that all attractions and rides that are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass are marked as 'free' below
Getting there
Credit: Aero Icarus on Flickr From Singapore to Zurich 
  • Take a 13-hour flight from Changi Airport to Zurich Airport 
  • Airlines such as SWISS provide direct flights to Singapore.  
  •  The average flight prices are between SGD780 and SGD945 for a round trip 
From Kuala Lumpur to Zurich 
  • Take a 15-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Zurich Airport 
  • Most airlines will make a short transit in SingaporeFor example, you can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore via Singapore Airlines before flying with SWISS to Zurich.  
  • The average flight prices are between RM2,500 and RM3,000 for a round trip
From Jakarta to Zurich 
  • Take a 16-hour flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Zurich Airport 
  • Most airlines will make a short transit in Singapore, Dubai or Istanbul before departing to Zurich 
  • The average flight prices are between IDR10,737,966 and IDR13,422,457 for a round trip
Day 1: Arriving in Zurich / Going to Luzern 
Credit:
 Andrew Eland on Flickr 
  • We recently travelled to Switzerland in August, which was summer in Switzerland! It was amazing how the weather and scenery changes when we took the train from Zurich to St Moritz. Regardless of which season you choose to go, we’re excited for you to experience Switzerland for yourself with this itinerary!  
  • When you arrive at Zurich Airport, make your way to the Airport Center with your Swiss Travel Pass, which you would have booked in advance on Klook! 
  •  Take the train from Zurich Airport (Flughafen Zürich) to Luzern station  
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: This train ride is free! 
  • Switzerland’s public transportation is very punctual. We missed our train and waited an hour for the next one. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early before your train departs. 
  • #HHWT Tip: Download the Swiss Travel Guide app (available on Android and iOS) to know the next train or bus arrival time and plan your route 
  • Once you arrive in Luzernvisit various attractions such as the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town of Luzern and the Lion Monument
Chapel Bridge 
  • Walk along the 15th century Chapel Bridge that stretches over the River Reuss 
  • Established in 1333, Luzern’s famous landmark is also one of the oldest covered bridges in the world 
  • Every season, the bridge is decorated with colourful geranium flowers. When we visited in summer, it was red, pink and purple! 
  • Spot the 17th-century paintings on the roof that tells the old history of Luzern. Originally, there were 110 paintings, but 80 were destroyed in a fire in 1993.
Lion Monument 
  • Visit the Lion Monument, a rock relief that commemorates the brave Swiss guards who perished during the French Revolution 
  •  Did you know it took 17 months for sculptor Lukas Ahorn to carve it into the cliff?  
  • The wordings ‘Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti’ means ‘to the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss’ 
  • #HHWT Tip: The Lion Monument illuminates at night, and it offers a different view of this famous rock relief
Lunch at Kanchi Restaurant 
  • Take a 3-minute walk from the Lion Monument to Kanchi Restaurant for an Indian buffet lunch 
  • We chose from a variety of five dishes and really enjoyed eating the chicken kurma and fried fish! 
  • Our buffet cost was CHF19.50 (RM83). For ala carte meals, the prices are between CHF9.70 (RM41) to CHF38 (RM162). 
  • Halal status: While the restaurant uses meat from halal-certified suppliers, do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. 
Sammlung Rosengart 
  • Surround yourself with impressionism and classic modernism paintings at Sammlung Rosengart Museum. 
  • Admire beautiful masterpieces from Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and more. 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Get free admission to Sammlung Rosengart!
Jesuit Church 
  • After a hearty lunch, check out the century-old Jesuit Church that is decorated with baroque architecture, paintings and hanging chandeliers. 
  •  This church is still an active place of worship, so we kept our voices down to respect the worshippers who prayed in the church.  
  • Known as one of the first large baroque churches in Switzerland, it also has an ornately designed organ that was made in 1980. 
  • Do take snapshots of the riverside cafes and heritage square too
The Old Town Of Luzern 
  • Walk around the Old Town of Luzern and spot the many century-old buildings with a uniquely painted façade. The one in the Old Town Square was painted in 1928! 
  • #HHWT Tip: The water from the water fountain is suitable for drinking! Do remember to take only straight from the tap as the locals use the pool for bathing their pets
Dinner at TIBITS 
  • Walk to Luzern station and enjoy dinner at a vegetarian restaurant named TIBITS. 
  • It was co-founded by the owner behind HILTL, the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant (we’ll cover more on that later!) 
  • Choose from over 40 vegetarian and vegan dishes, and before you pile your plate, do note that your meal is priced by weight. We took 8 dishes and our dinner added up to CHF13 (RM56) 
  • Halal status: While the restaurant serves an all-vegetarian menu, do note that a few dishes are cooked with wine and we encourage you to ask the staff for more detailed information about the dishes served. The restaurant also shared that most of the buffet dishes are vegan and prepared without any cheese. We recommend that you dine at your discretion. 
Where To Stay  Ameron Luzern Hotel Flora 
  • We stayed a few nights at Ameron Luzern Hotel Flora. It’s only a four minutes’ walk from Luzern train station, so we were always on time for our train ride! 
  • The hotel is also within walking distance from Chapel Bridge and Old Town of Luzern. 
  • We had the best sleep on their cosy bed after a day of sightseeing in Luzern. 
  • If you’re an art lover, Sammlung Rosengart is located in front of the hotel and houses a collection of paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.
Day 2: Mount TITLIS 
  • Take the train from Luzern station to Engelberg station (43 minutes) 
  • From the Engelberg station, walk 10 minutes to Titlis Cableways. 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: 50% discount for all cable car rides to Mount Titlis. The normal rate is CHF66 (RM284) per person! 
  •  Take the TITLIS Express cable car to the TITLIS Cableways Valley Station. Then, ride the TITLIS Rotair; the world’s first revolving cable car to the TITLIS Mountain Station. 
  • #HHWT Tip: To get the best mountain view from TITLIS Rotair, be the last to board the cable car so that you can stand close to the window 
Mount TITLIS 
  • Mount TITLIS is the highest peak in Central Switzerland 
  • In summer, the temperature is about 3°C and wearing a sweater and a pair of sneakers is enough for someone who enjoys the cold weather. It’ll be much colder during winter when temperatures can go as low as -16°C. Remember to wear a thick jacket and winter boots! 
  • If you need extra layers, you can rent jackets and boots at the TITLIS Cableways Valley Station or the photo studio on TITLIS Main Building (Level 4) 
  • The average rental costs are CHF8 (RM34.50) per jacket or pair of boots. A deposit of CHF50 (RM215) is required for these rentals. 
  • Besides enjoying the view, try other activities such as Ice Flyer Chairlift, TITLIS Glacier Park, TITLIS Cliff Walk and Glacier Cave!
Ice Flyer Chairlift & TITLIS Glacier Park 
  •   In summer, take the Ice Flyer Chairlift from the TITLIS Summit Station to TITLIS Glacier Park. Don’t forget to catch the sweeping view of the virgin snowfields down below.  
  • In winter, you can go skiing across the slopes, ride a toboggan through the snow and speed away on an electric snowmobile!  
  • At TITLIS Glacier Park, everyone’s favourite summer activity is snow tubing, and it’s free for visitors! 
  • Pick up a rubber tyre and glide down the powder-soft snow for high-speed excitement!
TITLIS Cliff Walk & Glacier Cave 
  • After an hour of snow tubing, take the Ice Flyer Chairlift back to TITLIS Summit Station for another adventure! 
  • Walk over the TITLIS Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe that stands at 3,041 metres above sea level 
  • #HHWT Tip: Take a snapshot in the middle of the TITLIS Cliff Walk! Follow the instructions at the camera box and collect your picture from the Photo Studio at the TITLIS Main Building (Level 4). The price is CHF18 (RM77.50) per photo. Otherwise, you’re free to snap photos on the bridge too! 
  • The bridge will lead you to the Glacier Cave, which is a long icy walkway hidden below the glacier
  • The icy walkway is slippery, and we recommend wearing shoes with rubber soles and treads for better grip. 
Lunch at TITLIS Panorama Restaurant 
  •  We had lunch at TITLIS Panorama Restaurant that is known for their delicious meals and a sweeping view of Mount Titlis  
  • While the restaurant has a non-halal buffet section, there are Special Halal Dishes on the menu. Out of the 7 selections, ranging from penne arrabbiata to pizza tandoori, we chose the sautéed sirloin of lamb priced at CHF36 (RM153)! 
  • The price range for Special Halal Dishes menu is between CHF10.80 (RM46) and CHF36 (RM153) 
  • Halal status: While the restaurant uses meat from halal-certified suppliers for the Special Halal Dishes, we checked with the kitchen staff and was informed that non-halal and halal meats are cooked in the same kitchen. Do note that alcoholic beverages are also served on the premise. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. 
  • Alternatively, you can bring your own meal to the picnic room at TITLIS Mountain Station (Level 4). 
  • #HHWT Tip: There’s a multi-faith prayer room at the TITLIS Mountain Station but do bring your own praying garment. 
  • Take the Titlis Xpress cable car to Engelberg 
  • Take the train from Engelberg station to Luzern station (45 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Enjoy 50% discount on this cable car ride too!
 Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Lucerne  
  • Time for a sunset cruise on Lake Lucerne! 
  • Head over to Pier 1 opposite Luzern station where you’ll spot the Paddlesteamer or MS Diamant vessel. Remember to check the departure times on their website and arrive early because the cruise leaves on time! 
  • Grab a seat on the upper deck to catch the romantic sunset and mountainous landscape of Central Switzerland 
  • Note: Halal meals are not available and alcoholic beverages are served on the sunset cruise. Alternatively, you can purchase soft drinks or juices on this boat ride! 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Free admission to the sunset cruise (only at the free-seating benches). However, you need to book a table in advance if you want to enjoy a drink or meal.
Optional: Take a day trip to Jungfraujoch 
  • Start your day early because it'll be a 2.5-hour train ride from Luzern to Jungfraujoch 
  • Take the train from Luzern station to Interlaken Ost station (1 hour) 
  • Hop on the next train from Interlaken Ost station to Lauterbrunnen Bahnhof (20 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holdersGet a 25% discount for Jungfrau Travel Pass pass 
  • Take the scenic Wengernalpbahn train from  Lauterbrunnen station to Kleine Scheidegg station (56 mins) 
  •  The pass also includes a cog train ride from Kleine Scheidegg station to Jungfraujoch  
  • When you arrive, explore the stunning glacier of Jungfraujoch which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • You can go skiing at the Snow Fun Park, wander around the Ice Palace and make your way to the Sphinx Observatory to capture the scenic and snowy landscape 
Day 3: Luzern to Lugano 
  • Take the train from Luzern station to Trubschachen station (1 hour 13 mins) 
  • From Trubschachen station, take a 2-minute to the Kambly Factory Store 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: These train rides are free!
Kambly Experience 
  • Kambly is the largest biscuit manufacturer in Switzerland that features a variety of fine, salted and assorted biscuits. 
  • Their signature Bretzeli biscuit is great for souvenirs, and Kambly still uses the same recipe from the founder’s grandmother since 1906 
  • Take a bite of this heartwarming Bretzeli to savour the biscuit’s light crunch and nutty flavour! We bought a pack for our train ride back to Luzern. Each small bag is priced at CHF8.90 (RM38). 
  • The average price for other Kambly biscuits is between CHF8.90 (RM38) and CHF11.30 (RM48) per bag. 
  • Halal status  : While most Kambly biscuits are made with Muslim-friendly ingredients, do note that some biscuits contain alcohol such as Amaretti. Each biscuit packet comes with a list of ingredients written in German, so let Google Translate be your best friend!  
Lunch at PURA 
Credit: 
PURA Luzern on Facebook 
  • Take the train from Trubschachen station to Luzern station (1 hour 13 mins) 
  • For lunch, head over to PURA, a vegan restaurant situated at the Old Town of Luzern. 
  • Serving a weekly lunch menu, try avocado toast, falafel pita or protein bowl for an afternoon treat. The lunch menu is priced at CHF18.50 (RM79) per meal 
  • Halal status: The restaurant serves an all-vegan menu and only uses plants and non-animal products. Do note that the restaurant serves alcoholic beverages on the premise.
Lugano 
  • We’re heading to the city of Lugano! It’s situated in the canton of Ticino where the locals speak Italian, which is their official language! 
  • Take the train from Luzern station to Lugano station (2 hours 8 mins) 
  • To get to the city centre, take the public bus number 4 from Lugano station (Direction: Lugano, Centro) to Piazza Luini (6 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: These train rides are free!
Piazza Luini 
  • Situated next to the scenic Lake Lugano, explore the historical Piazza Luini 
  • Bring your purse to the shopping district of Via Nassa that is packed with boutiques and luxury stores, like Massimo Dutti, Louis Vuitton and  Gübelin, as well as historical buildings!  
  • Visit the Church of Santa Maria to see an adaptation of The Last Supper painted by the disciple of Leonardo Da Vinci 
  • #HHWT Tip: Church of Santa Maria is still an active place of worship and photography is not allowed
The Art Museum of Italian Switzerland (Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana) 
  • Overlooking the serene Lake Lugano, step into LAC, which stands for Lugano Arte e Cultura, to visit the Art Museum of Italian Switzerland 
  • Featuring modern art painting and sculptures, most of these masterpieces are dated between 15th and 20th century including the ones by Pablo Picasso! 
Lake Lugano 
  • After dinner, stroll around Lake Lugano and watch the sunset dip into the horizon 
  • #HHWT Tip: In summer, the sun sets around 8.30PM in Lugano, and the city will be alive and bustling if you enjoy an evening stroll
Where to stay  Hotel International au Lac 
  • We checked into Hotel International au Lac during our trip in Lugano 
  • This century-old, family-run hotel is within walking distance from Lake Lugano and Via Nassa shopping street 
  • We got the Panorama room that has a partial view of Lake Lugano from the balcony!
Day 4: Morcote 
  • Take the boat from Lugano-Giardino terminal to Morcote terminal (1 hour 23 mins) 
  •  It was wonderful to see the locals as excited as we were for the boat ride!  
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: This boat ride is free!
  • Be prepared to be swept away by this beautiful scenic village that overlooks Lake Lugano!
  • Explore the pastel-coloured village, Italian-style streets and admire the sweeping mountain views. 
Swissminiatur 
  • Take the bus from Piazza Grande stop to Melide station (7 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: This bus ride is free! 
  • From Melide station, walk for 3 minutes to Swissminiatur, a park that is filled with miniature replicas of Switzerland’s famous landmarks 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Get a 50% discount on admission fees
  • Discover famous miniature attractions such as the Heidi Village, Berne Cathedral, Chapel Bridge and more 
  • We had the chance to meet Mr Renato Bernasconi, who has been working at Swissminiatur for 40 years. His favourite miniature is The Parliament Building, which he helped to build in 1980. Today, he is working on illuminating the miniature using solar panels.
Lunch at Swissminiatur 
  • Take a break and savour a hearty lunch at Swissminiatur’s restaurant 
  • The restaurant provides Muslim-friendly set meals, which you can reserve three days before your visit. We enjoyed the chicken curry and rice prepared just for us! 
  • Halal status : While the restaurant uses meat from halal-certified suppliers, do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. To book your Muslim-friendly meal, we recommend emailing them three days in advance.
FoxTown Factory Stores 
  • Take the train from Melide station to Mendrisio S. Martino station (10 mins). Then, walk for 7 minutes to FoxTown Factory Stores 
  • Packed with 160 stores, shop for branded clothes, sportswear, household goods and accessories.
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Head over to the info counter to get the Green Pass, which entitles you to a 10% discount on selected stores such as Coach, Nike and Michael Kors! 
Dinner at Ristorante Beirut 
Credit: 
Ristorante Beirut Lugano-Paradiso on Facebook
  • From Piazza Luini bus stop, walk for 16 minutes to Restaurant Beirut. 
  • Specialising in Lebanese cuisine, savour everything from shish kafta (minced meat skewers with spices) to quraides (grilled shrimp with garlic, parsley and spices). 
  • The price range from CHF10 (RM43) to CHF35 (RM149) per meal 
  • Halal status: While the restaurant uses meat from halal-certified supplier, do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise.
Day 5: St. Moritz 
  • Take the Bernina Express bus from Lugano station to Tirano station (3 hours) 
  • Switch to the Bernina Express train from Tirano station to St Moritz station (2 hours 2 mins) 
  •  Surrounded by lush nature and scenic mountains, it was amazing to see other passengers taking pictures and admiring the scenery from the large window panels.  
  • Never take a nap on your Bernina Express ride because you’ll miss out one of the most scenic train rides ever! 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: The Bernina Express bus and train rides are free! 
St. Moritz 
  • Known as a famous Alpine resort, wander around the charming town of St Moritz that is dotted with heritage buildings, luxury boutiques and Swiss flags. 
  • #HHWT Tip: For the best vantage point of Lake St Moritz, head over to a parking garage called Parkhaus Serletta. If you’re walking from the town area, take the escalator from Parkhaus Serletta to the top for the best view of the lake! 
  • If you’re travelling by train, this vantage point is located opposite St Moritz train station. You won’t miss it because it’s widely frequented by tourists too. This also means you have to wait for your turn to replicate our snapshot above. 
  • From the vantage point, walk down to get a close-up snapshot of Lake St Moritz! 
  • While Lake St Moritz is a popular winter venue for polo matches, it remains a serene and beautiful sightseeing spot in summer.
  •  If you walk further towards Hotel Waldhaus am See, you’ll find a wooden beach that’ll make a great Instagram-worthy spot. There weren’t many tourists around when we visit ed, so you can have more time capturing the perfect snapshot 
Evening stroll around St Moritz 
  • After sundown, take an evening stroll around the town of St Moritz, famous for its glamorous alpine resort town 
  • Housed in a century-old building, we loved seeing a different side of Badrutt’s Palace, a luxury shopping spot filled with stores like Cartier, Gucci, Harry Winston and more. 
  • As we explored deeper into the town, we stumbled upon Conditorei Hanselmann, a traditional bakery that is famous for their Engadine nut cakes.
  • Sadly, most shops at St Moritz close as early as 7pm. Hence, we only get to admire the red floral façade after closing time.
Where To Stay  Hotel Hauser St Moritz
  • We spent the night at Hotel Hauser St Moritz 
  • It’s a 10-minute walk from St Moritz train station. If you bring a heavy suitcase, you can arrange for a hotel pick-up in advance 
  • Each furniture is designed with larch or mountain pine wood that is harvested before the new moon, and it is said to promote better sleep too! 
Day 6: Zurich 
  •  Take the train from St. Moritz station to Landquart station (2 hours 11 mins)  
  • Switch to another train from Landquart station to Zurich Hauptbahnhof (HB) station (1 hour 16 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: These train rides are free!
Lunch at HILTL 
  • Recognised by the Guinness World of Records, satiate your hunger at HILTL, the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant! 
  • Serving delicious vegetarian cuisine since 1898, scoop up servings of Tortelli Funghi, Jaffna vegetables, vegetarian spring rolls, ratatouille and more from their daily servings. 
  • The meals are priced based on weight, starting from CHF4.50 (RM19) per 100g, when you dine at the restaurant. 
  • They also offer takeaways starting from CHF4 (RM17) per 100g. If you take away your meals using their own Hiltl Bento Bowl, it starts from CHF3.50 (RM15) per 100g. 
  • For a la carte menu, the price range between CHF11.50 (RM49) and CHF32.50 (RM139)
  • Halal status: While the restaurant serves an all-vegetarian cuisine, do note that some dishes or sauces are prepared with alcohol and it'll be clearly marked on the display. We encourage you to ask the staff who can provide more detailed information for every dish. The restaurant also serves alcoholic beverages on the premise and we recommend that you dine at your discretion. 
 The Old Town of Zurich  
  • Take snapshots of the Old Town of Zurich. Wander around and admire heritage buildings, town squares and scenic river. 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Enjoy the tram and bus rides for free! 
  • One of our favourite things about Zurich is crossing the Limmat River. 
  • This scenic river runs from Lake Zurich, which is situated in the southern side of Zurich city 
  • #HHWT Tip: For the best view of Old Town of Zurich and Limmat River, head over to Lindenhof Square. If you’re lucky, you can capture a few boats cutting through the river too 
  • We explored Munsterhof Square, the largest town square in the Old Town of Zurich 
  • Relax on one of the many chairs available in the square while admiring the medieval buildings and guild houses surrounding you.
  • Check out the architecture of Fraumunster church and Zunfthaus zur Meisen art museum if you have the time. 
Take the Polybahn ride 
  • Ride Zurich’s unique mountain cable car ride called Polybahn ride 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Get free admission to this cable car ride!
  •  The 5-minute funicular ride will take you to the top of the hill, where the University of Zurich is located, for a beautiful landscape of Central Zurich.  
Where To Stay  25hours Hotel Langstrasse 
  • We spent our last night in Switzerland at the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse 
  • Stylishly designed with pretty murals and decorative items, it has the cosiest bed complete with desk space and separate bathroom 
  • If you’re travelling with someone, do note that it has a transparent shower room but with curtains for complete privacy
Day 7: Zurich 
Lake Zurich 
  • For a final glimpse of the city, take a relaxing boat ride around the scenic Lake Zurich 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Enjoy the free boat cruise from Burkliplatz Zurich and back (1.5 hours) 
  • From the boat, spot the Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory, local vineyards and beautifully-designed houses.
  • If you want to have the whole boat to yourself, take the first boat at 9.15AM where the crowd is much lesser. 
FIFA World Football Museum 
  • Perfect for football fans, make a trip to the FIFA World Football Museum that covers everything from famous memorabilia to achievements in football history. 
  • Spot your country’s national team jersey at The Rainbow. 
  • Get up close to the original FIFA World Cup and Female World Cup Trophies after looking through exclusive FIFA memorabilia throughout history. 
  •  Round up your visit with football-themed games that is located on the top floor. 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Free admission to the FIFA World Football Museum 
Lunch at Le Cedre Bellevue 
  • Enjoy a scrumptious Lebanese lunch at Le Cedre Bellevue. 
  • We had Arayess Sojok that consists of spicy beef and lamb served with tomatoes and Lebanese bread. Don’t forget to try their Lebanese coffee! Our meal cost CHF20.50 (RM87) 
  • Halal status: While the restaurant uses meat from halal-certified suppliers, do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise.
Rhine Falls 
  • Take the train from Zurich Main Station to Schaffhausen station (38 mins) 
  • Take another train from Schaffhausen station to Schloss Laufen, Rheinfall station (25 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Enjoy the free train rides! 
  • Make your way to Rhine Falls, one of the biggest waterfalls in Europe, that’s located right next to the train station 
  • It’s interesting to learn that Rhine Falls was first formed during the Ice Age, and that means the waterfall is about 15,000 years old! 😱 
  • #HHWT Tip: Stand on the left side of the riverbank to see Laufen Castle and the right side for Worth Castle
Swiss National Museum 
  • Take the train from Schloss Laufen, Rheinfall station to Schaffhausen station (25 mins) 
  •  Hop on the next train from Schaffhausen station to Zurich Main Station (38 mins)  
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: This train ride is free! 
  • Walk for 1 minute from Zurich Main Station to Swiss National Museum 
  • Discover many unique collections and artefacts including century-old bell cup, glass paintings, sculptures and armours. 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: Get free admission to the Swiss National Museum
Day 8: Time to go home  
Shop for souvenir snacks 
  • If you have time to shop for souvenirs, buy some Kambly biscuits, local breads, and Swiss chocolates from COOP and Migros supermarkets.
Zurich Airport 
Credit: Michael Coghlan on Flickr
  • Take the train from Zurich HB station to Zurich Airport (5 mins) 
  • Swiss Travel Pass holders: The train ride to the airport is free! 
  • If you’re flying home on SWISS, we recommend that you arrive early as it’s a long walk from Zurich Airport Station to the check-in counter. 
#HHWT Tip: Don't forget to book your Swiss Travel Pass in advance on Klook! Switzerland offers many chances to experience the great outdoors! The best part is, you can get to various spots easily by train. Whether you want to feel on top of the world at Mount TITLIS or explore the heritage buildings in Luzern, put your Swiss Travel Pass in your pocket and let it take you through a journey of a lifetime!  This article is brought to you by Klook.