Switzerland’s central location in Europe makes it an easy combination with destinations in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and other nearby countries.
Places like Zurich, Geneva and Basel offer world class museums, lively art scenes, old architecture and fine dining.
Switzerland is diverse and multilingual and although most visitors come for the Swiss Alps, this natural beauty offers much more.
View Castles and Cathedrals
The castle at Chillon where Lord Byron wrote The Prisoner of Chillon. Or Gruyères, which everyone knows for the cheese, but is also the most craggy castle village of Switzerland, complete with dungeon and spectacular panoramic views. Both Bern and Basel have historic Münster cathedrals.
Ski in Zermatt, hike or walk in Alpine landscapes among wildflowers , swim in glacier-fed lakes, bike along lakes or through terraced vineyards.
Take a scenic train ride
The steepest cogwheel train in the world, with a 48-degree gradient, takes you to the top of Mount Pilatus, a 2,100m (6,888-ft.) summit overlooking Lucerne. From the top, you’ll have a panoramic sweep that stretches all the way to Italy. But also experience the Glacier Express or Bernina Express, where you can marvel at the feats of engineering amid spectacular scenery.
Dine on fondue
A classic dish made with delicious Swiss cheese and wine and visit chocolate factories.
Enjoy the scenery
Glaciers and high peaks, charming villages where geraniums spill from the window boxes of wooden chalets or see the waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen.
Enjoy a spa treatment at favorite Swiss resorts, including the Dolder Grand, Beau-Rivage Palace and Badrutt’s Palace.
Hotel Dolder Grand
Set in a stately building dating from 1899, this posh hotel offers views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. It’s a 4-minute walk from the nearest funicular stop and 2.3 km from the Kunsthaus Zürich art museum.
Refined rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Upgraded rooms have balconies and lake or mountain views, while the suites add whirlpool tubs. Some suites offer living rooms and butler service, or saunas and terraces.
A shuttle to downtown Zurich is free. The hotel has 2 restaurants and a seasonal dining terrace, plus a lounge and a bar with live piano music. The spa offers an indoor pool, a gym and aesthetic treatments.
Overlooking Lake Lucerne, this upscale hotel is 1.1 km from the Lion Monument, 1.2 km from Luzern train station and 1.6 km from the Swiss Museum of Transport.
The bright, elegantly decorated rooms & suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and city or lake views. Suites add airy living areas and access to an club lounge with a rooftop terrace. Room service is also available.
A breakfast buffet is offered for a fee in a polished cafe. There’s also a refined seafood restaurant with a lake-view terrace, a well as a cozy bar and a cigar lounge. Other amenities include a gym and a posh spa.
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Dating from 1879, this upscale alpine hotel is 8 minutes’ walk from Gornergrat railway and 700 m from Matterhorn Ski Paradise.
Decorated with earth tones, the elegant rooms and suites feature mountain views, free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms have balconies and/or sitting areas; suites add living areas with pull-out sofas and flat-screens. Upgraded suites offer fireplaces and designer furnishings.
Breakfast is free, and there’s a posh restaurant, a brasserie and a cheese cafe, plus 2 bars and a smoking lounge. Other amenities include an indoor pool, and a spa with saunas and a Jacuzzi. Railway station transfers are included.
A 4-minute walk from Gstaad train station and the posh bars and shops on the resort’s main street, this upscale boutique hotel in a quaint, alpine-style chalet is also 13 minutes by foot from a gondola station.
Plush, mountain-chic 1-and 2-bedrooms suites with lounges and antique or contemporary furnishings feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi; many have oak-beamed ceilings, exposed-stone accents and/or fireplaces. Select suites add free-standing tubs. Room service is available.
Breakfast is free. Amenities include a chic, wood-paneled restaurant with a terrace, an acclaimed fine-dining option, plus a cozy bar with a fireplace.
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