No matter what time of year you decide to visit, Switzerland is an absolutely beautiful country. In the winter, visitors flock from all over Europe for some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding, especially in the municipality of Trient. In the summer, enjoy a trekking tour of the Swiss Alps. Täsch is a great destination for some mountaineering and glacier climbing.
Geneva: What better way to start your Swiss journey than with a typical Swiss meal in a chalet-styled local restaurant! Au Petit Chalet are known for their delicious Swiss sausages served with Rosti potatoes and fresh Perch fillets, not to mention the decadent Chocolate Fondue and fresh fruit that is served for dessert!.
Zermatt: Choose your own ambience, style of cuisine and drinks for a more intimate culinary experience with friends.
“Fantastic holiday, leaving me with a real sense of achivement on completing the Engadin ski marathon. The race itself was the pinnacle of a very enjoyable week - good hotel, good crowd of people, and a nice mix of tuition and preparation in skiing the race course over two days.”
“Great holiday - good cross country ski-ing, good company, the sense of achievement in completing the race. The hotel provided very good buffet breakfasts and three course dinners with regional dishes.”
Switzerland is truly a postcard country. With sparkling lakes and breathtaking mountain peaks everywhere you look, holidays to Switzerland is for skiers, hillwalkers, and nature lovers in general. It’s also a popular destination for foodies, with its famous Swiss wine, cheese and chocolate. A trip to Switzerland is a great for both winter and summer months. The colder months are ideal for sledging, holiday markets and thermal spas, while a summer visit will be full of lake swims and sunshine-filled walks through Swiss villages.
Visit the Chateau de Chillon on the shores of Lake Geneva
Ski the slopes of the Matterhorn
Experience the luxury of St Moritz, a famous holiday resort
Take a boat ride beneath the Rhine Falls
Walk across Kapellbrücke, the oldest wooden covered footbridge in Europe
Sledge down Mount Titlis in Engelberg
See Geneva's Jet d'Eau fountain lit up at night
Taking a train is a great way to see as much beautiful Swiss scenery as possible. Train links entirely cover the small country, and some of the most scenic routes include the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express.
Many tourists are surprised to find out they can't use their euros in Switzerland (except in some large cities). Be sure to bring some Swiss Francs with you on your travels.
Switzerland is not the destination for a budget traveller. Food and accommodation can be pricey and exchange rates are rarely favourable.
Swiss hot chocolate is the best in the world. Don’t miss it.
The Swiss are very environmentally friendly and expect everyone to recycle, including visitors. Take the time to figure out what bin is for what type of waste to avoid being called out by the locals, and don’t be afraid to ask if unsure.
The Swiss are very, very punctual. That includes their public transportation: trains, cable cars and buses all leave promptly on time. Don't be late!
Switzerland has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Switzerlandbefore planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Switzerland, do check out our SwitzerlandTravel Guide for more information.