Holidays in Switzerland's cities

Fascinating cities to include in your holiday itinerary

 

With excellent restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries, Switzerland's major cities offer a richly contrasting experience to your lakes and mountains holiday. Why not stop off for a few days - you'll also find a great deal of charm in the historic Old Town areas of each of the cities. Book your city stay on 0800 619 1200.  

Your choice of Swiss cities

There is no doubt that Switzerland offers resorts in areas of oustanding natural beauty - majestic mountains, azure blue lakes and lush green meadows. Yet Switzerland is also a land of high culture, fascinating history, inventive gourmet food and international commerce, as reflected in its larger towns and cities. A short stay in one of the cities before exploring deeper into the Swiss countryside is highly recommended. Even the journey between resorts can be an unforgettable experience on one of the classic scenic rail routes.

Bern

The capital of Switzerland, Bern is a must-see for its beautiful Old Town which UNESCO has recognised as a World Heritage Site. Bern is the gateway to the Alps, so there are stunning views to be had towards the mountains. The city partners naturally with a longer stay in Interlaken, Wengen or Lucerne. 

Zurich

Many Swiss holidays start in Zurich. You could acquaint yourself with the city on a relaxing river cruise or maybe a walking tour of the Old Town. There are plenty of museums and galleries and St. Peter's Church with the largest clock face in Europe. With exceptional rail connections, a stay here can be combined with any resort in Switzerland.

Geneva

A delightful start to your Swiss holiday, with a wonderful lakeside location. Geneva has a charming Old Town, as well as being home to modern institutions such as the United Nations and CERN. The mountain resorts of Villars or Saas-Fee and the scenic villages around Lake Lucerne make a great contrast to this lively city. 

Basel

Basel lies close to the 'border triangle', where Switzerland meets France and Germany. There is a fascinating Old Town, complemented by stunning modern architecture and cruises on the river Rhine which flows through the city. Why not combine Basel with a picturesque mountain village such as Zermatt or a stay by Lake Lucerne.

Book your tailor made city stay with us on 0800 619 1200.

Your choice of Swiss cities

There is no doubt that Switzerland offers resorts in areas of oustanding natural beauty - majestic mountains, azure blue lakes and lush green meadows. Yet Switzerland is also a land of high culture, fascinating history, inventive gourmet food and international commerce, as reflected in its larger towns and cities. A short stay in one of the cities before exploring deeper into the Swiss countryside is highly recommended. Even the journey between resorts can be an unforgettable experience on one of the classic scenic rail routes.

Bern

The capital of Switzerland, Bern is a must-see for its beautiful Old Town which UNESCO has recognised as a World Heritage Site. Bern is the gateway to the Alps, so there are stunning views to be had towards the mountains. The city partners naturally with a longer stay in Interlaken, Wengen or Lucerne. 

Zurich

Many Swiss holidays start in Zurich. You could acquaint yourself with the city on a relaxing river cruise or maybe a walking tour of the Old Town. There are plenty of museums and galleries and St. Peter's Church with the largest clock face in Europe. With exceptional rail connections, a stay here can be combined with any resort in Switzerland.

Geneva

A delightful start to your Swiss holiday, with a wonderful lakeside location. Geneva has a charming Old Town, as well as being home to modern institutions such as the United Nations and CERN. The mountain resorts of Villars or Saas-Fee and the scenic villages around Lake Lucerne make a great contrast to this lively city. 

Basel

Basel lies close to the 'border triangle', where Switzerland meets France and Germany. There is a fascinating Old Town, complemented by stunning modern architecture and cruises on the river Rhine which flows through the city. Why not combine Basel with a picturesque mountain village such as Zermatt or a stay by Lake Lucerne.

Book your tailor made city stay with us on 0800 619 1200.

 



Scenic rail holidays

Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
Glacier Express
Bernina Express
GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation