Short breaks in Switzerland

Be amidst the lakes and mountains within 3½ hours of take off from the UK

 

Just imagine yourself beside one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes, surrounded by stunning mountains.

To maximise the time on your short break in Lucerne, Montreux and Grindelwald, we recommend pre-booking a travel pass which covers excursions on the water and up to local mountains. The passes will also save you queuing up at ticket offices. At the hotels in Arosa and Villars during the summer months, you will be given a complimentary local travel pass.

Call our team on 0800 619 1200 and we can make all the arrangements for your Swiss short break. 

Lucerne

One of the most charming and historical towns in Switzerland, Lucerne is just an hour's train ride from Zurich airport. You will have plenty of time to explore the town as well as make the most of the sparkling lake and the nearby mountain excursions. We recommend booking a Swiss Travel Pass which will cover unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers, a round trip to the peak of Mount Rigi via funicular and/or cable car, travel to the Stanserhorn with the CabriO cable car, entry to the Hergiswil Glassworks and several musuems plus local buses, trains and trams.

Lucerne

One of the most charming and historical towns in Switzerland, Lucerne is just an hour's train ride from Zurich airport. You will have plenty of time to explore the town as well as make the most of the sparkling lake and the nearby mountain excursions. We recommend booking a Swiss Travel Pass which will cover unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers, a round trip to the peak of Mount Rigi via funicular and/or cable car, travel to the Stanserhorn with the CabriO cable car, entry to the Hergiswil Glassworks and several musuems plus local buses, trains and trams.

 
Montreux

Elegant and historic Montreux is the grande-dame of the Swiss Riviera and makes for a lively short break with a wonderfully scenic lakes and mountains landscape. You can be relaxing with a drink by the lake just over an hour after leaving Geneva airport. We recommend booking a Swiss Travel Pass which will cover unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers, travel to the UNESCO vineyards and wine villages of Lavaux, travel to Vevey and the funicular to Mont Pèlerin for glorious walks, entry to medieval Château de Chillon and Musée de Montreux, plus local buses.

Montreux

Elegant and historic Montreux is the grande-dame of the Swiss Riviera and makes for a lively short break with a wonderfully scenic lakes and mountains landscape. You can be relaxing with a drink by the lake just over an hour after leaving Geneva airport. We recommend booking a Swiss Travel Pass which will cover unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers, travel to the UNESCO vineyards and wine villages of Lavaux, travel to Vevey and the funicular to Mont Pèlerin for glorious walks, entry to medieval Château de Chillon and Musée de Montreux, plus local buses.

 
Grindelwald

Grindelwald is at the heart of the stunning Jungfrau region, with plenty of mountain visits within easy reach. In 3 hours from Zurich airport, you will be transported to a world of pure mountain air, fabulous walking and glorious scenery. We recommend booking a Jungfrau Travel Pass which will cover the gondola ride to Männlichen, travel to the First mountain, with its 45m long observation platform, train to the Eigergletscher and discount for onward travel to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, a trip to the sunny plateau of Schynige Platte plus travel on the local buses.

Grindelwald

Grindelwald is at the heart of the stunning Jungfrau region, with plenty of mountain visits within easy reach. In 3 hours from Zurich airport, you will be transported to a world of pure mountain air, fabulous walking and glorious scenery. We recommend booking a Jungfrau Travel Pass which will cover the gondola ride to Männlichen, travel to the First mountain, with its 45m long observation platform, train to the Eigergletscher and discount for onward travel to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, a trip to the sunny plateau of Schynige Platte plus travel on the local buses.

 
Arosa Arosa lies in the Graubünden region of Switzerland, 3 hours from Zurich airport and a million miles away from your everyday cares. This is a pretty mountain resort where you can experience true relaxation. Even the transfer is a delight, on the scenic Arosa Line. During the summer you will be given an Arosa All-Inclusive Card which covers travel on the local cable cars for walks on the Weisshorn and Hörnli mountains, entry to the Lido on the Untersee lake, leisure activities including pedaloes and boats on the Obersee lake and travel on the local buses.
Arosa
Arosa lies in the Graubünden region of Switzerland, 3 hours from Zurich airport and a million miles away from your everyday cares. This is a pretty mountain resort where you can experience true relaxation. Even the transfer is a delight, on the scenic Arosa Line. During the summer you will be given an Arosa All-Inclusive Card which covers travel on the local cable cars for walks on the Weisshorn and Hörnli mountains, entry to the Lido on the Untersee lake, leisure activities including pedaloes and boats on the Obersee lake and travel on the local buses.
 
Villars

Fly into Geneva and a 2 hour journey will bring you to the lovely mountain resort of Villars, known for its stunning alpine landscape and emphasis on a relaxing holiday in the pure mountain air. The Villars Free Access Card included in your summer holiday covers travel on the gondolas to the beauty spots of Roc d'Orsay and Les Chaux, gondola travel between Isenau and the famous Les Diablerets resort, guided walks in the vineyards and typical alpine villages, leisure activities such as mini golf, tennis and grass scooters as well as travel on the local buses.

Villars

Fly into Geneva and a 2 hour journey will bring you to the lovely mountain resort of Villars, known for its stunning alpine landscape and emphasis on a relaxing holiday in the pure mountain air. The Villars Free Access Card included in your summer holiday covers travel on the gondolas to the beauty spots of Roc d'Orsay and Les Chaux, gondola travel between Isenau and the famous Les Diablerets resort, guided walks in the vineyards and typical alpine villages, leisure activities such as mini golf, tennis and grass scooters as well as travel on the local buses.

 



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