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Discounts are sometimes available for seniors in Switzerland but may not be evident at first -- you'll have to ask. To qualify, women must be 62 or over, men 65 or over. You will need some proof of your age, however. Certain hotels, restaurants, or even tourist attractions offer senior discounts. Of course, these establishments prefer you to pay full price unless you speak up and specifically request a senior discount. Time and time again you might be denied such a discount, and then, on one day of travel, you might be granted two or three discounts in a row. It's such a mixed bag.

When visiting one of the Swiss National Tourist Offices, ask if the staff has an up-to-date guide for seniors traveling in Switzerland. These are issued periodically and might be available at the time of your visit.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.