Switzerland Holidays 2021/2022

Putting it simply, Switzerland holidays mean being surrounded by stunning scenery at every turn. Add that to exciting cities filled with beautifully-aged architecture and a kaleidoscope of culture just waiting to tempt you in, and you’re onto gorgeous getaway like no other. We’re talking crystal clear lakes to paddle in and cable cars ready and waiting to take you to the top of the most picturesque peaks. Find yourself exploring medieval castles on heavenly hilltops overlooking the likes of Lake Geneva.

Stunning scenery on-the-go

Known for its fabulous transport system, the Swiss rail is much more than a way to simply get from A to B – it’s a gateway to some of the most amazing sights imaginable. The famous Glacier Express will have you gliding through green valleys and alpine forests, all sandwiched between the snow-capped swiss alps.

You can always swap railways for the river Rhine and explore this country’s captivating countryside by water instead, that is until you reach the crashing waves of Rhine Falls which make for a real spectacle. Whichever way you explore, Swiss holidays never fail to surprise and delight.

Your senses will be rewarded in more ways than one on your holiday in Switzerland – it’s also second-to-none when it comes to tasty treats like cheese and chocolate, with some of the most famous brands in the world originating here. Your taste buds are in for a treat!


Currency: Swiss Franc

Language: German, Italian, French

Flight Time: Approx 1hr 35mins

Time Difference: GMT +1

Population: 8.5m

Religion: Christianity

Regions

Grindelwald

A place that sounds magical by name, Grindelwald is one of Switzerland’s largest and most popular ski resorts, residing in the Bernese Alps. But there’s so much more on offer here than simply the slopes - and that’s largely due to the fact the village lies surrounded by a majestic mountainscape so stunning you can barely believe your own eyes. It’s no surprise it’s been the filming location for movie franchises like Star Wars and James Bond. Sitting underneath the infamous North Face of Eiger, this monumental rock face makes for an inspirational backdrop - whether you’re at the foot of it or climbing its peak.

Cities and towns steeped in history

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit in Switzerland – and travelling between each one via one scenic route after another is just as dreamy as the places themselves.

Get ready to feel like you’ve been transported back in time – Lucerne’s medieval architecture includes the winding Chapel Bridge, a centuries-old footbridge and the Hofkirche St. Leodegar Church, with its impressive gothic towers. Each and every one is seemingly plucked straight out of a fairytale!

The idyllic mountain village of Zermatt lies at the bottom of the towering Matterhorn Peak, and the traditional town of Interlaken will mesmerise you once you’ve laid eyes on the emerald-coloured waters of Lake Thun.

A trip into Geneva is the perfect way to learn a little about Switzerland’s humanitarian past, with The Museum of Natural History and the Red Cross museum offering a fascinating insight into this stunning destination’s humble history.

Get musical in Montreux

Nestled between steep hills and situated on the shoreline of Lake Geneva, the municipality of Montreux is a must-visit – a city which wowed the late, great Freddie Mercury so much that he settled here and opened Queen’s own recording space, ‘Mountain Studio’.

The singer’s presence had such an impact on the city that a large statue of Freddie stands tall and proud overlooking the serene shores of Lake Geneva. Alongside a tour of the studio and the Montreux Jazz Festival, it draws in thousands of people every year – a selfie here never goes amiss.