Les and I will be visiting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in June.
Careful travel calculations show we can save ~$800 buying a Eurail Global 7-day Flexipass, vs. buying an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass in addition to a 5-day Eurail 2-country Saverpass. However, this hinges on one fact we're unsure of.
R Steves' Swiss travel book, 9th ed, pg 407 says, "With a Eurail pass, discounted (not free) trips [some lifts & boats] are still offered at the lower price any time within the two-month validity window (not just on a flexi-day)." The same page states that this not the case "with the flexi version of a Swiss Travel Pass."
When I messaged the Rail Europe North America Help Desk, for confirmation of this Eurail Flexipass perk, the reply was, "I would like to inform you that you can avail the benefits offered for the Eurail Global pass only during the travel days."
Hmmm. Which is it? Is R Steves in error and I should believe the Eurail responder directly? Or, was there an error in understanding on the part of the Eurail N.A. employee? Or, am I missing something?
I would appreciate any insight that fellow travelers can provide, before I commit to purchasing.