Holidays in Zurich

A stylish city with the most charming Old Town

 

Zurich is one of the main gateways into Switzerland, and it is well worth spending a day or two in this unique city which enjoys a lovely location on the Limmat river, close to Lake Zurich. It offers wonderful restaurants and shops and over 150 museums and galleries. The Lindenhof is a great place from which to enjoy glorious views of the Old Town and beyond while Schipfe is a historic boatbuilding and silkweaving quarter, which today offers boutique shopping and strolls along the river. Augustinergasse is a beautifully preserved narrow street with oriel windows, while the atmospheric Niederdorf quarter is filled with shops, restaurants and bars. The Rindmarkt is also here, a medieval lane with the last gas-powered street lamps in Zurich.

There are many fascinating churches here; St. Peter’s is the oldest and boasts the largest clock face in Europe. The 13th century Fraumünster is worth a visit for its romanesque choir and Chagall stained glass windows, while the distinctive Grossmünster was home to the first Reformation preachers in the 16th century. The Swiss National Museum is fascinating and the Fine Art Museum features a large collection including works by Giacometti, Munch, Monet and Van Gogh. Rodin's seven metre high 'Gates of Hell' bronze door makes for a grand first impression! We also recommend taking a scenic river cruise - try boarding one of the boats at the National Museum for an enjoyable cruise along the River Limmat.

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service to Switzerland.

Where to stay

We have a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Zurich for stays of one night or longer which can be added to any of your arrangements throughout Switzerland.

Where to stay

We have a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Zurich for stays of one night or longer which can be added to any of your arrangements throughout Switzerland.

 
What to see and do

The famous historical spa town of Baden is close at hand and worth a visit. The thermal waters gush from 18 natural springs and mean that the town has been a haven for recuperation and relaxation since Roman times. Uetliberg is Zürich's local mountain and offers panoramic views over the city, the lake and towards the Alps. Try the 'Planet Trail' -  a 2 hour woodland walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg that takes you past models of the solar system and boasts wonderful lake views.   

A short rail journey brings you to Schaffhausen, then it's just a short bus ride to one of the most spectacular sights in Switzerland. The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe and visitors can stand on platforms which jut out over the river and experience the power of the water. The nearby castles of Laufen and Worth can also be reached by boat from here.

What to see and do

The famous historical spa town of Baden is close at hand and worth a visit. The thermal waters gush from 18 natural springs and mean that the town has been a haven for recuperation and relaxation since Roman times. Uetliberg is Zürich's local mountain and offers panoramic views over the city, the lake and towards the Alps. Try the 'Planet Trail' -  a 2 hour woodland walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg that takes you past models of the solar system and boasts wonderful lake views.   

A short rail journey brings you to Schaffhausen, then it's just a short bus ride to one of the most spectacular sights in Switzerland. The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe and visitors can stand on platforms which jut out over the river and experience the power of the water. The nearby castles of Laufen and Worth can also be reached by boat from here.

 
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Take a trip to the historic town of St. Gallen - two of the highlights are the baroque Cathedral and the Abbey Library, which also is known as Seelenapotheke (healing place of the soul). You can also visit the Old Town of Bern, with its distinctive red roofs and arcades.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Take a trip to the historic town of St. Gallen - two of the highlights are the baroque Cathedral and the Abbey Library, which also is known as Seelenapotheke (healing place of the soul). You can also visit the Old Town of Bern, with its distinctive red roofs and arcades.

 
Explore the region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Explore the region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

 
Scenic rail holidays from Zurich

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

Zurich is the starting point for the Lake Constance Line to St. Gallen. There are also excellent connections to Chur for the famous Glacier Express or Lucerne for the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express or the Gotthard Panorama Express.

If you prefer to be based solely in Zurich, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

Scenic rail holidays from Zurich

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

Zurich is the starting point for the Lake Constance Line to St. Gallen. There are also excellent connections to Chur for the famous Glacier Express or Lucerne for the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express or the Gotthard Panorama Express.

If you prefer to be based solely in Zurich, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details 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