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Swiss Alps


Spectacular alpine adventures

Switzerland tailor-made holidays


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.

Spectacular rail journeys

To explore the country or access the mountains in style, we recommend you 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. There's the iconic Glacier Express between Zermatt and St Moritz and the narrow gauge Bernina Express – a World Heritage route of high mountain passes and pretty alpine valleys, which links the towns of Chur and Lugano. 

Switzerland's city gems

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 centuries. 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.

Year-round adventure

For Alpine splendour at its most enchanting, head to Lucerne or Zermatt, where the mountains loom large and there is a culture of activity and adventure, from summer hiking and mountain biking to some of the best skiing on Earth. Lucerne, lapped by the lake of the same name also offers fabulous winter fun, whilst Zermatt, dominated by the Matterhorn, combines iconic views with world-class climbing and supen winter slopes. Then of course, there are the likes of St Moritz, Verbier and Davos, serving up glamour a plenty during the long winter season.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT +1

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

German, French, Italian, plus Romansch

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & travel advice

Special offers in Switzerland

Heidelberg, the Rhine, Germany

Enchanting Rhine with AmaWaterways

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,545 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £750 pp off selected departures
Book by: 30 June 2024

Discover the wonders of the Rhine as you sail in style between Basel and Amsterdam, exploring everything from medieval castles to riverside wineries.

Top itineraries in Switzerland

The Glacier Express, Viaduct bridge, the Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland

Swiss Alps by Rail - Glacier Express

7-day tailor-made holiday from £2,415 pp incl. flights

This is a spectacular rail adventure through some of central Europe's most spectacular landscapes, taking in awe-inspiring views of Switzerland's most impressive peak – the mighty Matterhorn.

Bernina Express

Grand Tour of Switzerland by Rail

13-day tailor-made rail holiday from £3,865 pp incl. flights

This spectacular holiday includes four great Swiss rail experiences: the GoldenPass Express, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and the Gotthard Panorama Express.

Glacier Express (© Glacier Express)

Switzerland on the Tracks

9-day no-fly rail journey from £3,270 pp

This no-fly journey combines the best in Swiss rail travel with the delights of some of Europe's favourite regions. From Zurich to the Alps and even one of France's wine-making capitals, Dijon, you'll enjoy spectacular views, charming city culture and great food and wine.

Bernina Express

Swiss Alps by Rail - Bernina Express

7-day tailor-made holiday from £1,625 pp incl. flights

Visit Zurich, St. Moritz and Lugano on this breathtaking adventure through some of central Europe's most spectacular landscapes, taking in awe-inspiring views of Switzerland's mighty glaciers, and a link between the towering beauty of the Alps and the joie de vivre of the south.

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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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Top places to stay in Switzerland

Italian Lakes - Lake Lugano

Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lake Lugano

Grand & elegant villa

The Villa Leopoldo is located on a picturesque promontory called the Collina d'Oro (Golden Hill) overlooking Lake Lugano providing an amazing sunrise from beyond Mount San Salvatore

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