Holidays in Central Switzerland

Beautiful lakeside villages, accessible mountains and Switzerland’s favourite city

Your choice of resorts in Central Switzerland

Central Switzerland is without doubt one of the most attractive regions in the country. It is blessed with beautiful lakes along which you can cruise to picturesque villages, and stunning mountains with their array of historical railways and modern cable cars. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne or a peaceful lakeside or mountain village.

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Your choice of Central Switzerland hotels

We'll find a hotel to suit you, whether you are looking for a traditional Swiss chalet-style hotel or a modern hotel with plenty of facilities. We can also recommend hotels throughout the region which offer a spa and pool, fine dining or stunning lakes and mountains views. 

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Your time in Central Switzerland - things to see and do

There is so much to see in this beautiful region. Famous names include Mount Rigi, so admired by Turner in his series of mood paintings, Mount Pilatus with Europe's steepest cogwheel railway, and of course the wide range of cruises on the beautiful lake. Mount Titlis is an unforgettable day out at over 3000m above sea level. 

Your holiday price includes a Half Fare Card, which means your outings are even better value for money, with nearly all being offered at a 50% discount. If you are planning to travel around on most days, please scroll down to discover our great value travel passes.

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Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts. We highly recommend the Luzern-Interlaken Express - which joins up with the GoldenPass Line to take you through to Montreux - and the Gotthard Panorama Express down to the Ticino resorts. The Pre-Alpine Express also travels through the region.

If you prefer to base yourself in one resort, there are many scenic journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

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Walking in the region

The famous Swiss Trail is particularly recommended for lakeside walking. The path stretches 35km around Lake Uri from the Rütli Meadow to Brunnen and takes in several historical landmarks, for this is the birthplace of the Swiss Confederation. You can choose to walk the entire stretch, or use the excellent boat, bus and mountain railway connecting services - click here for more details.

 

The mountains also offer a wealth of walking opportunities with beautiful views and paths to suit both serious hikers and those who prefer more gentle walks. Take your choice from Mount Rigi, the Stanserhorn, Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis.  

 

 
Explore Central Switzerland with our great value Travel Passes

With so much to visit in the region, we are pleased to offer a selection of Travel Passes. It can be well worth pre-booking one of these Passes, as they save you a great deal of money - and help you avoid the queues at the ticket office!

We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on where you are staying and how you plan to spend your time. Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

Cost - Included with your holiday

Validity - Valid for the duration of your holiday. 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

Best value for visitors ...who are staying in one resort, and who plan to enjoy a handful of excursions as and when the mood takes them.

Cost - From £42 for 3 days. 4, 8 & 15 days also available

Validity - Available to buy year round. Includes unlimited travel on main rail routes (including scenic rail journeys), PostBus routes, most lake cruises, plus museum entry. 50% discount available on mountain rail and cable cars.

Best value for visitors ...who are booked on a two or multi centre holiday, or those planning to make several longer rail journeys.

Cost - From £200 for 5 days. 2, 3, 4 & 10 days also available.

Validity - Valid April-October. Includes bus and rail journeys, mountain travel such as Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis, lake cruises to Burgenstock, Klewenalp and much more.

Best value for visitors ... who are planning daily outings on the lakes and trips up to the mountains

Cost - Free

Validity - Available May-October. The Card offers reductions on local cable cars and the Furka Line railway as well as free guided tours.

Best value for visitors ...who are staying in Andermatt

Cost - Free

Validity - Available all year. FREE travel in zone 10, including Kriens (at the foot of Mount Pilatus) and the Transport Museum. Provided to all Lucerne guests by the hotel reception.

Best value for visitors ...who are staying in Lucerne

 

 

Map of Central Switzerland

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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