SWISS tour

Hello, Me and wife would like to travel to Switzerland from Rome Italy. could you please help/suggest us to organize our travel by train and the most economic way.
Our itinerary is as follows
Rome to Arth Goldau on Nov 11, 2013
Arth Goldau to Zermatt on Nov 13, 2013
Zermatt to Rome on Nov 14, 2013
Many thanks in advance,
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  • Hi,

    A dual country rail pass for just Italy and Switzerland has not yet been created. Therefore, your most economical option would actually be to purchase a 3 country Eurail Select Pass including both Italy and Switzerland, as well as one other bordering country. You can purchase the Eurail Select Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket... .

    In addition to the rail pass, some of your trains would require reservations. After you add the pass to your 'Itinerary' (shopping cart), you would click 'Add a Trip' or 'Continue Shopping' where it says 'Want to add more items to your Itinerary?'. This would take you back to the homepage where you would click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' to purchase any reservations you might need.

    A rail connection from Rome to Arth Goldau would take about 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way. Trains from Rome to Milan and trains from Milan to Arth Goldau would both require reservations.

    A rail connection from Arth Goldau to Zermatt takes about 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Zürich and once in Visp. None of the trains that comprise of this connection would even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can just check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations'. For a connection from Arth Goldau to Zermatt, you would just break up your search once in Zürich. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Arth Goldau to Zürich and then another search for the part of the connection from Zürich to Zermatt.

    A rail connection from Zermatt to Rome would take about 7 to 7.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. The trains from Zermatt to Brig don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For this part of the route, you can just refer to 'Find Fares & Schedules' to check schedules. Trains from Brig to Milan and trains from Milan to Rome both require reservations.

    Reservable trains in this part of Europe can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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