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Day trip from Zurich

Hello everyone,

My boyfriend has the AG / GA and he got an offer for a "companion" ticket for a day. We would like to use it in the more efficient way to visit something great in Switzerland from Zürich (where we live).
Do you have any suggestion? There are so many things to see that we are a bit lost when searching. We are open for something in the nature (walking up a mountain) or in a more urban environment.

We already know Geneva/Lausanne, so not there, but any other place in Switzerland would do.
Thank you very much!
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

It depends on how far you wish to travel.

Gryueres is a good option - and the Callier factory is pretty close.
Or you could go down to Ticino - Hike in the Valle Maggia.

Or go explore a new country - I think the GA works in Liechtenstein.
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

Day trip to Bellinzona/Ascona
Rheinfalls with visit of Schaffhausen


Luzern day trip (not sure if you can take the boat as well with that ticket?)
Hike in the mountains of Graubünden
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

Have a good read of the terms of the companion ticket before you make the booking. I found that, for the trip did, it could only be used if the GA card holder bought a Swiss Pass 1 day ticket.

We went to Davos & Klosters a couple of weeks ago using the companion ticket offer. We went up Schatzalp on the funicular, did the wasserfall rundgang and thoroughly enjoyed it. The snow was still a few feet deep, so we needed yaktrax for the walk, and finished off with a lovely lunch at the Panorama restaurant. If you go for this, remember to call into the information office at the train station to collect a couple of free walking maps.

https://www.schatzalp.ch/en/funicular/

http://www.davos.ch/en/summer/mounta...hatzalpstrela/

https://www.schatzalp.ch/en/restaura...ma-restaurant/

http://www.davos.ch/fileadmin/user_u...makarte_so.pdf

P.S. To make the trip from Zurich simpler, just do one change at Landquart, and call into Klosters for a while on the way back. Oh...nearly forgot...you can hire a sledge at the funicular and take the sledge run back down the mountain.
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Luzern day trip (not sure if you can take the boat as well with that ticket?)
That is a good idea too. I have used the GA to the following day trip: Luzerne - then take the boat to Vitznau - Cog train to the peak of Rigi. On the way back you can either take the other cog train to Arth Goldau, or take the same one back to Rigi Kaltbad - cable car to Weggis - boat back to Luzerne.
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

Thank you everyone!!

I think we will go on the mount Rigi and check out Luzern as well.
But we will definitely use the other suggestions later on when I might get the AG myself. If this is possible it would be great to visit the Liechtenstein
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If this is possible it would be great to visit the Liechtenstein
Just for future reference, you might like to visit Liechtenstein on it's national day, 15 August, when the royal family join in the celebrations.

https://www.liechtenstein.li/en/coun.../national-day/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/un...-royal-family/
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Hi there,

We went to caumasee (Flims region) and I love it. its very beautiful, wonderful nature and mountains. A lot to see in this region
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

On the way to the Italian border, places like Lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona are very nice places to visit.
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Re: Day trip from Zurich

There is a nice day spa/ warm pool at the cograil station up to Rigi. Very nice to see mountains from a warm pool.
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I really enjoyed Bellinzona, and if you are into SF/fantasy/art, there is a Giger bar in Chur, and a Giger museum in Emmental somewhere.
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