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Visit Swiss Alps, Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, Glacier Express train ride, cable car to Europe's highest peak and more.

It’s likely that at some point, you have had a piece of Switzerland in your home even if you are yet to visit this attractive location in person; be it in the form of divine Swiss chocolate, Emmental cheese, a Swiss army knife or the mechanics in your watch.

Traditionally known for maintaining exceptionally high standards of craftsmanship, Swiss products can be relied on for their elite quality and precision. Regarded as the world’s leading watch manufacturer, Switzerland has its own ‘Watch Valley’, stretching a 200km distance from Basel to Geneva. Aside from incredible watches, cuckoo clocks, chocolate and cheese, this country’s beloved Swiss Alps and chalets make for world-famous scenic beauty paralleling that of a fairy tale. 

What is Switzerland known for?

Must-see landmarks

In the Engadine Valley you’ll find the chic ‘jet set' resort of St. Moritz. With more days of sunshine annually than anywhere else in Switzerland, it’s no wonder this is a well-loved destination. Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, curling, tobogganing and bobsledding attract thousands of visitors each year. You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to make the best of St Moritz though.

Alternative activities include admiring the stunning scenery on a leisurely mountain hike, indulging in relaxing spa treatments or shopping in the elegant, designer boutiques. The Glacier Express is an iconic train ride not to be missed. Taking a total of seven hours, travel from St. Moritz to Zermatt, appreciating the incredible Alpine landscapes. While in Switzerland, you also need an adventure on Gornerhrat Bahn - the cogwheel train that winds slowly up the Gornergrat mountain. As the highest open-air railway in Europe, the views are astonishing. 

In Montreux, be sure to visit Chillon Castle. This medieval property is situated at the foot of the Alps on a rocky islet in Lake Geneva. Boasting exceptionally beautiful architecture, the castle has been a source of inspiration for many writers and poets through the ages. Continuing on the medieval theme, the nearby, ancient town of Gruyères (home to the cheese of the same name) is a beautiful place to wander and explore. Likewise, Lucerne is another region that will capture your heart, with the options to: cruise pretty Lake Lucerne; admire the stirring Lion Monument (an immense structure dedicated to those who lost their lives in the French Revolution); visit the Old Town Hall; take in the breathtaking scenery at the covered bridges across Reuss River, and marvel at the quaint Weinmarkt Fountain, which dates back to the late 15th century.

It is possible to see all of these incredible sights, plus many other appealing locations when travelling through Switzerland on a Luxury Gold vacation.

Traditional cuisine

Traditional beverages

Landscape and wildlife

Switzerland Travel Tips

On Luxury Gold tours, your Travelling Concierge is fluent in the local language and culture. Before you go, here is more information about Switzerland.

Currency

Swiss franc (CHF)

Time Difference

London GMT + 1hr


When to go: May-September for the best temperatures; November-December for superb Christmas markets.


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