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Switzerland

Switzerland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Combining many of the best elements of its neighbouring countries, Switzerland is a stunningly attractive summer and winter destination, ripe for those interested in the outdoors, walking or other activities. A complex and culturally mixed country, Switzerland has four languages, a wealth of unique attractions including medieval towns, colourful festivals and of course the Alps.

To explore the country or access the mountains in style, ride the rails; the Jungfrau Region railways in the Bernese Oberland snake their way up to Schynige Platte, where you get unforgettable views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch.

The capital Bern is one of Switzerland's most charming cities. Squashed against the River Aare, it's a quiet place that looks as if it hasn't changed for years. In contrast the commercial and financial centre, Zurich, has undergone a renaissance and is no longer simply a dour banking hub but a hip and happening city full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Geneva acts as the gateway for many tourists but is worth pausing in to see Lake Geneva and the vineyards that sweep around its shores and up the slopes of the surrounding hills.

For Alpine splendour at their most enchanting, head to Lucerne or Zermatt, where the mountains loom large and there is a culture of activity and adventure. Lucerne is lapped by the lake of the same name and has some iconic timber bridges whilst Zermatt is dominated by the Matterhorn, on whose slopes you can ski. Alternatively, head to any of the celebrated ski resorts, including St Moritz, to try this sport in the country it first took off in.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT +1

Currency
Swiss franc (CHF) = 100 rappen or centimes or centesimi

Language
German, French, Italian, plus Romansch

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in Switzerland

Rhine Treasures - Basel to Amsterdam

8-day cruise from £2,145 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special 2019 Savings - Save £800 per couple
Book by: 31 August 2018

Your 7-night cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll visit Strasbourg in Alsace and the historic university town of Heidelberg before sailing the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses.

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Top itineraries in Switzerland

Swiss getaway to Zurich & Lucerne

4-day tailor-made journey from £1,155 pp incl. flights

Famed for watches, cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is a country defined by its natural beauty and set against the majestic Alps. This four-day tailor-made tour of Zurich, Lucerne and Mont Titlis will introduce you to two of the country's most eclectic cities, along with its breath taking mountain…

Swiss Alps by Rail : the Glacier Express

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,830 pp incl. flights

Visit Zurich, St Moritz, Zermatt and Interlaken on this breathtaking adventure through some of central Europe's most spectacular landscapes, taking in awe-inspiring views of Switzerland's most impressive peaks, the Eiger, the Jungfrau and the mighty Matterhorn.

Medieval Treasures - Basel to Nuremberg

8-day River Cruise

Experience the romantic spirit of the Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz.

Rhine Treasures - Basel to Amsterdam

8-day cruise from £2,145 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special 2019 Savings - Save £800 per couple
Book by: 31 August 2018

Your 7-night cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll visit Strasbourg in Alsace and the historic university town of Heidelberg before sailing the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses.

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What our clients say about our Switzerland holidays

  • As usual, very good service from Wexas in organising our foreign travel with all the airline, rail and hotel vouchers to ensure an excellent holiday.

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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