Can anyone help me clarify which trains are covered in Switzerland with a Eurail Global pass? My husband and I made the decision to purchase a 4 day in one month global pass to cover some of our longer excursions during our upcoming 4 week trip, but I'm seeing some conflicting information about which trains are available as I plan some of our routes in Switzerland.
Several places, including the Rick Steve's page on trains in Switzerland, say that "most" trains are covered in Switzerland with the global pass. I was initially under the impression that we could use both the Intercity (IC) train and the Eurocity (EC) train with the pass.
However, when I went to look up a trip from Basel to Lucerne on the Rail Europe website where we purchased our passes (I now wish I had purchased them through Eurail instead, as Rail Europe has been very difficult to work with), it said that the IC trains aren't covered, and it says I need to purchase additional tickets (not just seat reservations) when I look up both the IC and the EC train.
I can't help but think this either can't be right or I'm missing something. Are neither of these trains really included in the global pass?
Does anyone have recommendations how to verify trains that are included in the pass and also book seat reservations without needing to use the Rail Europe website?