The trip to Switzerland can be expensive if you don’t know the tricks on how to budget your money. Did you know that you can visit the country even on a budget? We got some tips you can use when you travel to Zurich or other parts of Switzerland.
Switzerland may not be as popular as Spain when it comes to travelers. However, it is one of the countries that boasts picturesque sceneries and amazing tourist spots. Some travelers may have been intimidated by the high prices in the country that’s why they delete it to their travel bucket list. Many travelers think they will never be able to afford a Swiss trip without blowing a huge amount of their savings or accumulate a crazy amount of debts.
No need to squander your whole life savings just to have a trip to Switzerland. We are here to give you some tips on how to enjoy your trip to the country.
You wouldn’t believe it at first but there are quite a few ways to go to the country without robbing a bank. No need to crawl up in a cardboard box because you may think you can’t afford a good accommodation. Trust us, you can sleep comfortably even if you’re on a budget.
Riding a cab is convenient and a quicker way to get to the place you want to go to. However, this mode of transportation is one of the reasons that will deplete your travel funds. Take advantage of free public transport in particular cities. It will help in making your money last longer during your trip.
If you will be staying in Bern, Basel, Lucerne, Geneva, or Lausanne, a better way is to use the local public transport which you can avail for free. There are accommodations that provides travelers with a ticket that is valid for the time of the stay.
If you’re going to Bern, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Zug, Zurich, or in the Canton of Valais, you can use an alternative transportation. Take advantage of the free bikes which you can use for a few hours or even longer. Other cities rent out bikes for a minimal fee. It is a cheaper transport and also a great exercise while exploring the streets. Don’t forget to bring 20 CHF for the deposit, as well as your ID.
You might think there is nothing is free in Switzerland because of the high cost of living. If you know where to look, you can surely find some things to do for free such as joining a free walking tour; visiting a free wildlife park in Zurich and other places; taking a stroll through botanical gardens and parks, or you can go hiking.
You can check the web for travel products, services, promotions or review of some activities to see if it’s offered entirely free or you have to pay a fee.
There are plenty of reasons why travelers have to visit Switzerland. For adventure seekers, it should be one of the countries in your travel bucket list.
Get to experience astonishing and breathtaking views. Get to taste a great selection of cheese and indulge your sweet tooth with some Swiss chocolate products. Don’t forget to see the Alps up close. You don’t have to hesitate. You can start packing your bags and take that excitement to Zurich.
Switzerland is one of the best places in the world to live and be happy. This is according to the consistently high rankings in global reports as the world’s happiest country in 2015. It went down to the second rank after Denmark in 2016. The Mercer’s Quality of Living Report ranked the capital Zurich as the second-best city to live in 2016.
Coffee in Zurich may be one of the most expensive in the world as it cost about 4 US dollars. However, even if the coffee is costly, it will surely be an experience for your taste buds. The instant coffee of the famous Nestlé Company began in the country. The Swiss businessman Henri Nestlé created Nescafe in 1938.
Travelers who also love to go on hiking should be delighted include the mountains in the country. The highest mountain is the Monte Rosa (Dufoursptiz) at 4,634 meters which is located at the Swiss/Italian border. There are 208 mountains that can be climbed by hikers. Some are over 3,000 meters high but 24 of them are over 4,000 meters. The country is an ideal country for those who like to do high-intensity training.
The climate in Switzerland is usually cold and snowy, especially during the winter time. Most high-altitude places generally have freezing temperatures with large snowfalls. The Alps acts as a climate barrier.
The northern part of the country tends to get colder due to the Atlantic winds, while the southern part has a milder climate from the Mediterranean winds. Tourists can enjoy the cold weather and select from many Swiss ski resorts. Summer is also another season that is being enjoyed in the country. During the hot summer, the temperature can reach high from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Switzerland is one of the nations with the lowest crime rates even if they have liberal Swiss gun laws. In 2015, around 40 per year murders per 100,000 people in the country have been recorded. It is generally lower compared to the gun murders recorded in the United States. There are many positive reviews in the country which makes it an ideal place to visit.