We dreamed about Switzerland for a long time, but it is one of this countries where local Swiss prices can cause nausea even you are well-paid. Prices – this were one of the main reasons why we were put off for later the trip to this country all the time. Surely if not our friends who constantly praised this place, we would have been delaying the decision.
We got to Switzerland by car and a part of the fuel was covered by our additional passenger previously arranged at one of the intermediary for this purpose portals. It is true that you can find air tickets, whose price will be comparable to the price of fuel, but unfortunately we have to spend extra money locally on transport, which is also not the cheapest. An additional advantage of the car was the possibility of packing food in car and travel camping gas stove because somehow you need to cook potatoes, and frying the pork chop with the view of the Alps was priceless.
The late summer turned out to be an ideal time for our trip, due to the fact that we decided to spend the whole week in a tent, partly on campsites, and partly on “wild”. Unfortunately, finding a free place to stay with a tent is not one of the simplest tasks. We did not want to risk putting up our mobile home in places where it could threaten a fine or on private plots. Several times we wanted to ask the host of some field whether there will be possible to setting up the tent but is not so easy to find the owner.
A total of a week trip for 2 people cost us about 1700 PLN (400 EUR), of which the most expensive was our whim of driving the cable car (500 PLN (115 EUR)/ 2 persons ) in Zermatt to be able to admire the Matterhorn from a smaller distance. The main expenses are fuel (thankfully we have an economical car), vignette PLN 160, a few expensive parking lots, 2 camping trips for PLN 160 (35 EUR) each. Unfortunately, there is no cheaper option for civilized conditions. In simplified terms, prices in Switzerland are 3-4 times higher than in Poland. However, it is a beautiful country. We highly recommend to visit this country. We especially encourage you to visit smaller towns or villages that have made a much greater impression on us than large agglomerations.