Direct Flights to Switzerland for an easy holiday destination
Switzerland is an easy holiday destination to reach, with direct flights to Switzerland into Zurich International airport from over 150 cities. Geneva and Basel are the other popular Swiss destinations with major international airports.
Accommodation for your stay in Switzerland is easy to arrange if you book online through our booking service, with accommodation choices to suit everyone.
Visiting Switzerland, an Alpine Holiday Destination
Your visit to Switzerland will absorb many cultures, with French, German and Italian influences evident everywhere. Although the spoken language varies, the Swiss are united by common history and alpine influence. This is a country of romance, glamour, breathtaking alpine scenery, picturesque rivers, lakes, adventure sports, and indulgent Swiss chocolate- Cailler, one of the oldest chocolate factory's, offers tours and the entire range of chocolate is available to purchase.
The Alps, covering more than half of the country in the central-south, offer a massive variety of alpine activities throughout the year. Summer visitors can explore the thousands of kilometres of trails in the mountainous areas. Hiking, mountain biking, motor bike tours, and train journeys are just a few ways to experience the majesty of the alpine regions snow capped peaks, wildlife, meadows, and river valleys. Unwind while staying in stunning mountain villages along the way.
Alpine Winter Sports
Over 100 winter resorts cater for any type of winter activity, with the major destinations for skiing and other winter sports located in Valais, Bernese Oberland and Graubünden.
Valais canton in the south west boasts the 10 highest mountains in Switzerland, and the challenging slopes make it one of the most popular in the world for skiing.
The high altitude of most of the Graubünden canton makes for a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Mountains and highlands characterise the rugged landscape, with winter ski slopes, toboggan runs, ice skating, cross country skiing make this scenic region extremely popular. You can also visit Heidi's house and village.
Bernese Oberland, in central Switzerland is another spectacular region. Interlaken town is an ideal base from which to explore this region. Interlaken lies between picturesque Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and is ringed by mountains. It's proximity to trails and skiing in the Alps make it a top winter adventure sports destination, with beautiful architecture adding to its allure. Close by are other Swiss resort villages like Grindelwald that provide easy access via cable cars to hiking and skiing trials. From here you can take a train trip to the Jungfraujoch which is permanently covered in snow. The Ice Palace, the Sphinx observation Terrace and huskie drawn sleigh rides are some of the attractions at the peak. Further down, Europe's most spectacular valley, Lauterbrunnen with its cascading waterfalls, and charming village on the valley floor cannot be missed.
This lakeside city, with views to the Alps on the horizon is often the first stop for visitors to Switzerland. The pretty streets of the old town with winding alleyways, 16th- and 17th-century houses, guildhalls and courtyards, fountains and antique shops showcase the city's history. Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's famous shopping mile, where you can find top fashion boutiques and department stores.
As a major art centre, the city contains over 50 museums, and more than 100 galleries, including the famous art gallery Kunsthaus with pieces from all the important periods of European art.
Geneva is a city where you find French influence everywhere. The city is the birthplace and headquarters of the Red Cross and a museum showcases its history. The old town is easy to explore on foot, St Pierre Cathedral is one of the famous landmarks here where you can view the city and lake. The Palace of the United Nations is also well worth a visit
Jet d'Eau is the world's tallest fountain of water that jettisons 140m into the air. This spectacular fountains is beautiful at night and best seen from a distance. Scenic strolls around the many parks on the lake waterfront, and cruises on the lake allow you to take in the city's cosmopolitan character.
Basel is Switzerland's oldest university city, and a major cultural centre with many internationally renowned museums, galleries and playhouses attracting many visitors. Historic landmarks of the city include the large market square with its richly decorated red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral.
The yearly Fasnacht (Carnival) is a huge 3 day party celebration in Basel with costumes, music and fun on the streets, and a huge attraction for visitors.
The charming countryside of the Basel region is especially beautiful in spring with blossoming cherry trees. Germany and France, the Black Forest and Vosges Mountains are also close by.