Small lakeside resorts

Idyllic holiday locations

 

Stay in the quiet of a lakeside resort, soak up the sun and enjoy the gentle pace of life. Switzerland’s lakes are stunningly beautiful, and each lake has its own personality. Our favourite resorts include Weggis and Brunnen on Lake Lucerne, Spiez on Lake Thun, Bönigen on Lake Brienz and Ascona on Lake Maggiore where Switzerland meets the border with Italy. 

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Weggis - Lake Lucerne

A peaceful lakeside village, in complete contrast to the bustle of Lucerne, Weggis has a wonderful location at the base of Mount Rigi. The area is known as the Lucerne Riviera; thanks to its sheltered position under the Rigi, there is a mild climate with flourishing palm trees and orchids. The author Mark Twain visited and called Weggis the "loveliest place" he had ever visited. It is easy to see why, with its air of tranquility and simply stunning lakes and mountains views. The perfect place for idyllic Swiss relaxation. More details...

Weggis - Lake Lucerne

A peaceful lakeside village, in complete contrast to the bustle of Lucerne, Weggis has a wonderful location at the base of Mount Rigi. The area is known as the Lucerne Riviera; thanks to its sheltered position under the Rigi, there is a mild climate with flourishing palm trees and orchids. The author Mark Twain visited and called Weggis the "loveliest place" he had ever visited. It is easy to see why, with its air of tranquility and simply stunning lakes and mountains views. The perfect place for idyllic Swiss relaxation. More details...

 
Brunnen - Lake Lucerne

This delightful village enjoys a unique position on the south eastern arm of Lake Lucerne where it becomes Lake Uri with stunning views to the snowy peaks around Gotthard. This is the heart of Switzerland, with the Rütli Meadow - birthplace of the Swiss Confederation - close at hand. The historic Axis Road with its artistic buildings cut into the steep rocks on the eastern shore of Lake Uri has linked Brunnen with Flüelen since 1865. This is also Wilhelm Tell country and you will find many reminders of his story in the area, particularly along the path of the Swiss Trail. More details...

Brunnen - Lake Lucerne

This delightful village enjoys a unique position on the south eastern arm of Lake Lucerne where it becomes Lake Uri with stunning views to the snowy peaks around Gotthard. This is the heart of Switzerland, with the Rütli Meadow - birthplace of the Swiss Confederation - close at hand. The historic Axis Road with its artistic buildings cut into the steep rocks on the eastern shore of Lake Uri has linked Brunnen with Flüelen since 1865. This is also Wilhelm Tell country and you will find many reminders of his story in the area, particularly along the path of the Swiss Trail. More details...

 
Spiez - Lake Thun

Occupying an enviable spot on glorious Lake Thun the attractive resort of Spiez is famed for its mild climate and beautiful bay. Spiez has a lovely backdrop of hillside vineyards (which produce crisp white wines) and the Niederhorn range of peaks stretching to the Bernese Alps. This is the ideal place in which to relax for a few days by the water's edge, to take a lake cruise, enjoy the resort's facilities and explore the nearby mountains. More details...

Spiez - Lake Thun

Occupying an enviable spot on glorious Lake Thun the attractive resort of Spiez is famed for its mild climate and beautiful bay. Spiez has a lovely backdrop of hillside vineyards (which produce crisp white wines) and the Niederhorn range of peaks stretching to the Bernese Alps. This is the ideal place in which to relax for a few days by the water's edge, to take a lake cruise, enjoy the resort's facilities and explore the nearby mountains. More details...

 
Bönigen - Lake Brienz

The village of Bönigen is just minutes by bus from the amenities and transport links of Interlaken, yet feels a world away with its tranquil atmosphere. Nestling between two mountain ranges on sparkling Lake Brienz, this is the perfect spot for a restful holiday. Many of the picturesque houses date from the 16th century and the majestic mountains are reflected in the deep blue waters of the lake. More details...

Bönigen - Lake Brienz

The village of Bönigen is just minutes by bus from the amenities and transport links of Interlaken, yet feels a world away with its tranquil atmosphere. Nestling between two mountain ranges on sparkling Lake Brienz, this is the perfect spot for a restful holiday. Many of the picturesque houses date from the 16th century and the majestic mountains are reflected in the deep blue waters of the lake. More details...

 
Ascona - Lake Maggiore

This is a quintessential lakeside resort, featuring pastel coloured houses clustered around a tranquil harbour. The balmy climate allows for leisurely strolls along the boardwalk promenade, taking in the stunning lake and mountain views. The old town (Borgo) has at its heart the 16th century church of San Pietro e Paolo, the tall bell tower being the town’s central landmark. Branching out from the church is a series of narrow lanes with boutiques, antiques shops and galleries. More details...

Ascona - Lake Maggiore

This is a quintessential lakeside resort, featuring pastel coloured houses clustered around a tranquil harbour. The balmy climate allows for leisurely strolls along the boardwalk promenade, taking in the stunning lake and mountain views. The old town (Borgo) has at its heart the 16th century church of San Pietro e Paolo, the tall bell tower being the town’s central landmark. Branching out from the church is a series of narrow lanes with boutiques, antiques shops and galleries. More details...

 

Create a two centre holiday

Why not enjoy the best of both worlds! We can tailor make a two centre holiday for you, combining your choice of lakeside resort with a delightful mountain village. Please call our friendly team 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

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  • 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
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