- Dramatic landscapes, snow capped peaks & crystal clear lakes
- Unsurpassed for walking - from lakeside strolls to challenging peaks
- Rich diversity of food & drink with French, Italian & German influences
- Swiss Rail - travel through stunning scenery both comfortably and punctually
- Fascinating towns mixing old world charm with a vibrant culture
So what's it like?
Against a stunning backdrop there are a fantastic range of activities, places to see and things to do. The towns and cities offer a wealth of history including castles, bridges and medieval buildings integrated with a modern and vibrant culture that includes art galleries and music venues.
The regional differences give rise to a tantalising array of food and drink. German influences provide smoked pork, sausages and delicious rosti. Italian delicacies include risotto, pastas and pizzas, whilst there are wonderful French breads and patisseries in the West. Swiss cheese and wine are some of the best in the world so make sure you indulge yourself. Some Swiss highlights that should not be missed are:
Matterhorn, Zermatt: Take the cable car up to 3880m for the best views of the Matterhorn. Visit the ice caves with its ice carvings and ice slide. You can even go up for sunrise to watch the Matterhorn change from pink to grey.
Mount Pilatus, Lucerne: Towering above Lucerne, the 2132m Mount Pilatus boasts the world's steepest cogwheel railway, the region's biggest rope park and Switzerland's longest summer toboggan run. On a clear day you will see the peaks, valleys and lakes of central Switzerland.
Jungfraujoch, Wengen, Grindelwald & Interlaken: The Jungfraujoch is home to the highest train station in Europe at 3454m. There are breathtaking views, snow sports, the Sphynx Observatory and a mesmerising ice palace to visit.
Waterfalls Tour, Interlaken: Visit the spectacular waterfalls around Lake Brienz on this tour including the Aareschluht Gorge and the Geissebach and Reichenbach falls. You will also visit the wood carving village of Brienz before a lake cruise back to Interlaken.
Experience the best of Switzerland with one of our Discovery Packages. Available in Lucerne, Wengen, Grindelwald, Montreux, Interlaken and Zermatt. These packages include the more popular excursions and some value-added extras. Discovery Packages are available for summer 2014 departure dates only - Must book before 30 April 2014
Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester
Swiss Resort Transfers
Transfers to your Swiss resort will be by train, although sometimes it can include a boat or bus journey too. If you haven't already experienced Swiss Rail then you are in for a treat. Not only are they as punctual as a Swiss watch, but you can sit back in comfort and enjoy the magnificent scenery. You can also upgrade to 1st class travel for extra comfort.
This is included in all of our holidays and gives you unlimited travel on both your arrival and departure transfer days. You can stop off and enjoy other sights on the way to your resort. It also includes a 50% discount on most of the Swiss transport network for the rest of your stay.
The Swiss Pass offers unlimited travel on all trains, buses and boats for the duration of the pass and includes your transfer to and from the airport plus 25-50% reduction on mountain-top trains and cable cars. If you want to see everything that Switzerland has to offer then this is the card for you.
Please note: You must book a pass to cover the full duration of your stay eg. 7 night holidays need 8 day pass.
Swiss Flexi Pass
The Swiss Flexi Pass allows you to be more flexible than the Swiss Pass by giving you unlimited travel for 3 days of your choice throughout your stay. You'll also still benefit from a 50% discount on most of the Swiss transport network for the rest of your stay, and receive the Swiss Card for transfers to and from resort.
For those who want to make the very most of the local area, we can also offer regional passes that can accompany your Swiss Card. This covers the local transport network as well as offering huge savings on excursions in resort. (please see resort pages for details)
Children under 16yrs travel free
All children under 16yrs travel for free on the Swiss rail network when accompanied by at least one parent. All you need to do is advise us at time of booking and we will provide you with a Family Card.
Swiss Fly luggage
Have your luggage transported directly from your UK airport to your resort by booking Swiss Fly Rail luggage for a supplement of £32 return.We recommend packing an overnight bag with your essentials as luggage may not arrive until the next day
Please note: There is no rep on arrival at the airport. You will receive a pre-departure call from your rep to answer any questions you may have. A full itinerary will be sent with your tickets, it may be necessary to change trains on some of the rail transfers between resorts.
Rail Pass Age 2nd Class 1st Class Swiss Card Transfers days 16+ years Included £66 Swiss Pass 8 Day 26+ years £188 £332 16-25 years £160 £287 15 Day 26+ years £239 £413 16-25 years £205 £359 Swiss Flexi Pass 3 Day 16+ years £159 £232