Things to do in Gruyeres

The Bag Carrier just loves his cheese, so when he spotted Gruyere on the Swiss Rail Map, plans were promptly made to include it in our itinerary! When you’re next in Switzerland we highly recommend a trip to Gruyere. You can use your Swiss Rail Pass to get there, and we guarantee that whatever direction … Read more

The Thrill Walk, Switzerland

So what is the “Thrill Walk?” The Thrill Walk is a 200-meter steel, glass and wire path structure that is pinned to vertical rock that crawls around the side of the mountain. It is definitely not for those people who are afraid of heights. The first section is a one-way gate to remind you that … Read more

10 Must Have Travel Apps for Switzerland

We have selected some of the travel apps that we think will be most useful for your trip to Switzerland and have taken an extra step to explain to you how the mobile apps will make your life easier and your wallet lighter while exploring stunning Switzerland.  Swiss Travel App Video Demonstration Check out the … Read more

10 Best Things to do in Montreux, Switzerland

Why include a stay in Montreux in your Swiss Travel Plans?  Planning tips for your trip! Welcome to THE SWISS RIVIERA!    Montreux is also known as the Swiss Riviera. It is a traditional, French-speaking resort town of about 25,000 people on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. It is surrounded by the magnificent Swiss Alps … Read more

Three Mountain Daytrips from Lucerne

Here are three not-to-be-missed mountain day trips from Lucerne. Each one is very special and has its own set of highlights. Here are all the details you need to plan your own independent mountain day trips to Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis.  >>> Subscribe to TheSlowTraveler on Youtube Here<<< 1. Day trip to … Read more

What is the Best Mini Train Trip in Switzerland?

How could one possibly choose? There are just so many very, very, picturesque and stunningly scenic train trips in Switzerland. However, on a recent eleven-day winter tour of Switzerland with our Swiss Rail Passes, we traveled far and wide on the train every day and covered a lot of train miles, but one particular trip stood … Read more

Best Switzerland Experiences

Planning a trip to Switzerland? There’s just so much to see and do!  Make sure you include these not to be  missed experiences in your Switzerland itinerary! >>> Subscribe to TheSlowTraveler on Youtube Here<<< 1.   The Glacier Express-the slowest fast train in  the world! The Glacier Express, known for being the slowest fast train … Read more