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Exceptional scenery, outdoor activity and chocolate box villages harmonise with snow-capped peaks, ice glaciers and cultural cities.
Switzerland is simply spellbinding, a world of aerial cableways, indigo blue lakes, mountain summits and healing thermal springs. Be adventurous with glacier hiking, windsurfing and Alpine golf and stroll through chic cities and medieval towns, tempted by Swiss chocolate, cheese and contemporary architecture.
- Mind-blowing landscapes – from the majestic mountainscapes of The Matterhorn in Zermatt, to the verdant valleys of Graubünden. You’re never far from a lake or river in Switzerland, such as the glistening waters of Interlaken’s Lake Brienz
- World-famous food and drink – indulge in creamy Swiss cheeses such as Emmental or Gruyere, savour locally made chocolate, or sink your teeth into crunchy meringues before sipping a local beer or wine
- Summer activities – from trekking along mountain pathways and glaciers to zip-lining through dense forests, there’s more to Switzerland than winter snow, and with plenty of family-friendly activities – there’s plenty of choice for all
- Charming medieval city centres – cobbled streets, 14th-Century bridges and quaint architecture make a great excuse for photo stops.
Switzerland holiday highlights
Clean, safe, efficient and beautiful, this is a country like no other. The Swiss watch is renowned for its sharp time keeping, the Swiss chocolate is known to melt-in-the-mouth and the Swiss water of the thermal springs is so pure it can help heal the joints and the respiratory system. But then what else would you expect from a country that speaks four languages?