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REGIONS OF SWITZERLAND
INTERLAKEN & BERNESE HIGHLANDS
Interlaken is surrounded by blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain tops. Interlaken is where you come to experience picture book Switzerland. Lying in the heart of Switzerland, Interlaken is just under 2 hours away from Lucerne and situated right on the Golden Pass Line. The unlimited choices of excursions into the lake and mountain world will make you wish you stayed longer. Mountain rail and cableways carry you up to the Alpine summits with spectacular sweeping views. Stroll through Thun’s old town where you’ll meet a stylish lifestyle combined with Swiss charisma.
LUCERNE & CENTRAL SWITZERLAND
Situated in the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne is surrounded by an impressive mountainous panorama. Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge, one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne, and Lake Lucerne itself. The gateway to central Switzerland, situated on Lake Lucerne and only 45 minutes from Zürich, Lucerne is embedded within an impressive mountainous landscape. It is the ideal base or starting point for many excursions to the highlights of central Switzerland. A trip up one of Lucerne’s regional mountains, the Pilatus or the Rigi, known as...
LUGANO & TICINO
Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains provide a wide variety of outdoor activities, home to over 300 kilometres (190 mi) of mountain biking trails, the largest net of trails in Switzerland. Located on the Lake Lugano shore in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy, Lugano is a town with a Mediterranean flair, adorned with parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Set on the lakeside, Lugano is surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints, and boasts a traffic-free historic town centre with exclusive museums and a packed calendar of events.
LAKE GENEVA & MONTREUX
Located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera, the region around Montreux and Lausanne offers a diverse scenery and mild climate with palm trees and Lake Geneva on one side and snow-capped mountains peaks on the other. Montreux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva, known for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival, held in July. The town's promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. Offshore is a medieval island castle, Château de Chillon, with ramparts, formal halls and a chapel with 14th-century murals.
NEUCHATEL & JURA
Jura & the Three-Lakes is famous for its great variety of landscapes, its’ well protected nature and rich architectural heritage. The spacious canton of Jura, situated at an altitude of 1000m, is the meeting place of man and horse. Located in the Northwestern part of Switzerland and consists of 2 parts, Jura mountains in the south and the Jura plateau in the north. Rivers flow gently along plains and hills, then tumble into impressive gorges. A boat tour along the “three Lakes” should not be missed, the lakes consist of Biel, Murten and Neuchatel. There’s plenty of wonderful bike routes throughout the Lakes.
ST GALLEN & NORTH EAST
St Gallen, located in the pre-alpine hills of Eastern Switzerland has the rare distinction of being on the border of four countries. Northeastern Switzerland is the place to tiptoe off the map and back to nature for a few days. From the thunderous Rheinfall to the still waters of Lake Constance, nature here is on a grand scale. You can visit the castle-topped downs such as Stein am Rhein and Scaffhausen, their facades adorned with frescos and oriel windows. St Gallen is a university town with a focus on the economic sciences and its most famous landmark is its Baroque cathedral with the...
ST MORITZ & EASTERN SWITZERLAND
Extraordinary St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.
ZERMATT & VALAIS
The car-free village of Zermatt offers a rich variety of mountain romance 365 days a year. The Resort is located at an elevation of around 1,600 mt and lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking, boutique shops, hotels and restaurants, Zermatt is an ideal location for a short getaway. Zermatt is a hiker’s paradise, with 400km of summer trails through some of the most incredible scenery in the Alps.
Surrounded by its gentle hills, peaceful woods, unpolluted lakes and rivers and picturesque villages, Zürich combines the creative urban life with nature in all its glory. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, albeit in small and exquisite format. Just a stone’s throw away from the Alps, Zürich is the ideal starting point for all kinds of excursions, whether it’s the beginning or end point of your journey throughout Switzerland. Known as the economic and educational city of Switzerland, you can also enjoy such highlights like the Lake and Old Town which make up the...
When to visit
Any time is a good time to visit Switzerland. What's the best time depends on your plans, from snow-capped mountain peaks to alpine lakes, Switzerland offers countless experiences and activities to first time and returning visitors alike. Take a scenic rail journey and marvel at the breathtaking Swiss Alps, glimmering glaciers and lakes. Discover Swiss culture and art in numerous museums and art galleries. Indulge your taste buds in Swiss gastronomy and learn the art of cheese-making Gruyeres or visit Maison Cailler, one of the world’s oldest chocolate factories.
- High Season (Jul, Aug) Summer temperatures rise to 25 to 30°C, with temperatures exceeding the 30°C mark during hot summers. In July and August, walkers and cyclists hit high-altitude trails.
- Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep-Oct) During Springs and Autumns, temperatures are idyllic for planning your journey through cultural and geological history of Swiss cities.
- Low Season (Nov–Mar) The winters are usually cold and snowy and the sights and restaurants are open fewer days and shorter hours. However, in ski resorts only, late December to early April is considered to be their high season.
The best way to travel around Switzerland is discovering some of the most beautiful panoramic routes of the Swiss Railway. Explore the different regions and their cultures with the comfort, ease and efficiency of Switzerland's iconic rail journeys.
The world's slowest express train connecting railway stations of the two major mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz via Andermatt in the central Swiss Alps. The train journey on the Glacier Express takes you over spectacular bridges and through several tunnels, right across a picturesque landscape travelling
towards the Oberalppass, the Glacier Express reaches 2,033 metres above sea level as its highest point.
The Golden Pass train journey undoubtedly reflects the diversity of Switzerland. The ultra-modern trains that operate on the Golden Pass Panoramic line have some unique features. In addition to being extremely comfortable, they are fitted with panoramic windows. Thanks to these windows, you can immerse yourself in the nature outside as you glide past.
On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Here, visitors can delight in the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps at their most impressive. The railway line from Thusis - Valposchiavo - Tirano has UNESCO World Heritage status.
GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS
Embark on a journey through some of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland. By boat and train you can enjoy the views of central Switzerland and Ticino’s wonderful mountain landscapes, natural wonders and marvels of railway construction. The journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express takes travellers from Lucerne by boat to Flüelen and onwards by train on the historical Gotthard panoramic route to Ticino
The Voralpen-Express, which operates an hourly service between Lucerne and St. Gallen, is the most convenient and beautiful rail link connecting central and eastern Switzerland. Travel past the peaks of the Schwyzer Mythen and the stunning high-moorland plateau of Rothenthurm towards the hills of Toggenburg and across a 99m high railway viaduct, which is the highest in Switzerland.
The Centovalli railway offers a unique train journey across remote valleys in northern Italy and southern Switzerland. The scenic route runs through the Centovalli (meaning "100 valleys" in Italian) travelling over rocky gorges, past quaint stone villages, and many waterfalls as it winds its way through the narrow valleys in the region.
Another option to discover the best of Switzerland is surely with the freedom of a self-drive holiday.
Swiss roads are well built, well signposted and well maintained and major car-rental companies have offices at airports and in major cities and towns. Most major Alpine passes are negotiable year-round, depending on the weather. However, you will often have to use a tunnel instead at the Great St Bernard, St Gotthard and San Bernardino passes. Passes that are open only from June to October: Albula, Furka, Grimsel, Klausen, Oberalp, Susten and Umbrail. Other passes are Lukmanier (open May to November), Nufenen (June to September) and Splügen (May to October).
The Swiss drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Cover shoulders, torso and thighs when visiting churches and other religious monuments.
Things to Do in Switzerland
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Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you ride the GoldenPass Line. The slow but leisurely journey takes around five and a half hours from Lucerne to Montreux or vice versa. Bask in the lush beauty of the meadows, green valleys and vineyards. Don’t forget to bring your camera and snap photos!
While Switzerland is known for its cheese, the wine is a must-try since some types of wine are exclusive to the country. During your stay, feel free to explore the surrounding gardens, but include the 12 kilometre Lavaux vineyard in your itinerary.
Must-visit Attractions in Switzerland
Switzerland will sweep you off your feet with its must-visit attractions!
Complete your trip to the Swiss Riviera by checking out the Château de Chillon. This castle is located near Montreux and boasts a 10th-century exterior and water fort. It is also one of the most-visited historical monuments in Switzerland.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Europe from a high altitude by visiting Jungfraujoch. This Alpine wonderland is one of the country's most magical attractions. Go on an impressive journey via cogwheel train or cable car to the majestic Bernese Alps. Though it may cost a pretty penny, the travel is worth it! Try different activities, such as mountain climbing, tobogganing and more.
Appreciate the great outdoors and visit Schweizerischer National Park. This park provides fantastic scenery, with glaciers and meadows as far as the eyes can see. Spot some of the park’s resident animals and wildlife, including red squirrels, golden eagles and wild goats.
Best Time to Visit Switzerland
The best time to visit Switzerland depends on what you want to do and see. Book our Switzerland holiday packages from December to March if you are a winter sports enthusiast.
If you visit between March to May, you’ll witness the flowering trees, flourishing alpine meadows and pasturing cows. While you may experience summer temperatures from June to August, the climate rarely gets humid because of the country’s high altitude. If you’re a wine connoisseur, plan your holiday between September to November, when wine and fruit harvests are at their best.
Known Destinations in Switzerland
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On the border of Italy lies the legendary and iconic pointed peak of Matterhorn. This mountain is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest mountains in the Alps. At its foot lies Zermatt, a charming village spotted with horse-drawn carriages, quaint cottages, and world-class restaurants. Using motorised vehicles is banned in this area to preserve air quality and the peaceful atmosphere.
Enjoy 35 acres of open space when you visit one of Switzerland’s most popular summer destinations like Interlaken. The area is surrounded by natural beauty and is a hotspot for adrenaline junkies who love rafting, skydiving or canyoning.
Lake Geneva is Europe’s largest Alpine lake, and it sits between snowcapped peaks on the Swiss and French border. Various parks and gardens surround the lake. You can also visit Jet d’Eau, the famous fountain that shoots water up to 150 metres into the air, and the Opera House and Grande Théâtre, which stage world-class acts. You may also visit the medieval towns, take a break at a quaint café or take photos of the stunning Gothic cathedrals.
Best Hotels in Switzerland
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The Hotel Palafitte overlooks the largest lake in Switzerland, Lake Neuchâtel. It is the only overwater-bungalow resort in the country, with 24 pavilions stilting atop its majestic lake.
Discover an exquisite escape on the hills in Gstaad Palace. Travellers must drive through the Bernese valleys and climb steep and bendy roads before reaching its majestic facade. Many families and couples have been coming here because of its magical allure.
The View Lugano provides an awe-inspiring overlooking view of Lake Lugano. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking scenery as the hotel is nestled in the lush hills of Lugano Paradiso. The panoramic views and interiors that resemble a yacht make it feel like you’re setting sail on a luxury cruise.
Post Lockdown in Switzerland
Switzerland has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions as of April 1, 2022. Wearing masks is no longer required in public transport and healthcare facilities. Individuals who test positive will not have to self-isolate for five days.
Since February 17, the Swiss no longer have to present a COVID certificate to enter establishments like bars, restaurants and other indoor venues. No restrictions are imposed on the size of private gatherings, and no authorisation is needed for large events.
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With spectacular mountain panoramas, alpine peaks glittering with snow, gushing waterfalls in hidden valleys and crystal clear blue lakes, Switzerland is truly a unique experience.
The fusion of language from neighbouring countries has formed a distinctive Swiss culture known for its financial institutions, cheese, chocolate and watches. The cosmopolitan centres of Zürich, Geneva, Lucerne and Interlaken are linked by some of the world’s most scenic railway journeys and offer remarkable mountain excursions. The trains and cable cars are a real adventure, transporting you from the bottom of the valley to the top of a mountain into a realm of eternal ice and snow with breathtaking views.
We offer a variety of journeys throughout Switzerland covering everything from the must see sights and iconic rail journeys to hiking and cycling experiences. Most of our packages are flexible and can be adjusted to create your own personal program.
We can tailor the perfect holiday just for you, from budget to luxury to family-friendly, from activity-packed adventure to ‘stay a while’ relaxation. Mix and match your accommodation style with your preferred mode of transport, then add extras like transfers, day trips and tours. There’s a travel experience for everyone, from independent travellers to groups and families.
Why we love it!
Switzerland by train, bus & boat: The way of travelling that is as exciting as it is relaxing. Swiss public transport carries travellers away to the most fascinating panoramic routes, the most beautiful mountain summits and the most romantic boat tours.
Nature & Adventure
Discover unspoiled nature and breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Alps, including the most attractive peaks and stunning vistas. Enjoy Switzerland, its mountains, lakes and rivers the active way, with all imaginable summer and winter sports.
Cities & Shopping
Romantic alleyways, people in love with life, designer boutiques and modern architecture are all within easy walking distance. Swiss cities offer a wealth of museums, shopping and entertainment—convenient and authentic.
Food & Wine
Treat yourself to a meal at a traditional Swiss inn, a stylish new place with an urban garden, a fine dining establishment known far beyond the national borders, or a place you might visit on a daytrip with panoramic views of the Alps.
Culture & Events
Four official languages and four distinctive cultures in such a small country result in an experience unlike anywhere else. Impressive architecture from the times of the Romans, contemporary art and internationally renowned events will round up every trip.
Hotels & Resorts
Switzerland‘s legendary hospitality – from one star to five stars – can be enjoyed in beautifully renovated Belle Epoque Palaces to brand new properties with world-class spas built by renowned architects. Increasingly, guests discover vacation homes, B&Bs and guest houses as family-friendly alternatives to hotel accommodations.
Weather in Switzerland
Flying to Switzerland
The main international Airports in Switzerland are: Zürich Airport: up to nine SBB trains run hourly to Hauptbahnhof from around 5am to midnight; private transfers to the city centre takes 15 minutes. Geneva Airport: SBB trains run at least every 10 minutes to Gare de Cornavin; private transfers to the city centre takes 15 minutes. There are excellent (high speed) trains to Switzerland from all surrounding european countries. Point to point tickets or rail passes for trains from Austria, France, Germany and Italy to Switzerland.