Switzerland – So what’s it like?
Vast mountains, tranquil lakes and cities that bubble with heritage – all linked by a transport system that you could set your watch to.
Switzerland is a land of railways and that’s how our customers travel. They can travel through alpine forests on the Glacier Express one day and up Mount Pilatus on the world’s steepest cogwheel the next. Each is beautifully engineered and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery.
And the railways are just the start. Switzerland’s a country of melting cultures, foods and traditions, from its medieval town centres, right up to the mountaintop huts, serving fondue and crisp rösti with glorious views. Cosmopolitan Grindelwald and traffic-free Wengen and Zermatt are pretty mountain resorts, complete with alpine architecture and the Jungfrau railway, which will take you to Europe’s highest station at Jungfraujoch. The railway starts in Interlaken, a beautiful town sandwiched between two lakes, with caves, waterfalls and castles to see. Also on the water are historical Lucerne, with its castles and medieval bridge, and the cosmopolitan town of Montreux, set beside the paddle steamers and castles of Lake Geneva.
Wherever you go, there are crystal lakes to paddle in and beautiful views to look out on. And you’re never far from a cable car that’ll whisk you up to the peaks, where you can take a scenic walk or just stop for a coffee and carac, the local ganache-filled pastry. To get a really good idea of all that is available, click here