Holidays in Eastern Switzerland

A delightful corner of Switzerland offering mountains, Lake Constance and the Rhine Falls

Your choice of resorts in Eastern Switzerland

This is a scenic land of much contrast, with Lake Constance, the Rhine Falls and the picturesque Appenzellerland mountains all within easy reach. You could choose to stay in the historical towns of Appenzell, Schaffhausen or St. Gallen - all have charming town centres and offer some glorious walking scenery nearby. To the south of the region is Bad Ragaz with its famous spas.

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Your choice of Eastern 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 Eastern Switzerland - things to see and do

St. Gallen is one of Switzerland's most interesting historical towns, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey district. A little way to the north is the river Rhine, which you can cruise along, taking in charming medieval towns such as Stein am Rhein - a perfect spot for lunch amongst the colourful merchants' houses. Near Schaffhausen are the amazing Rhine Falls - the largest in Europe and a must see while in the area. You can visit the thundering Falls on a boat trip or make your way to a platform in the midst of the Falls themselves! Continuing the theme of water, Bad Ragaz is renowned for its thermal spas. Even if you are not staying in the resort, a day trip to 'take the waters' is highly recommended.

This quieter region of Switzerland offers some very tranquil beauty spots. Head for sparkling Lake Constance or make a visit to the Appenzell and Toggenburg mountain areas. Both offer some extremely picturesque landscapes and are easily reached from our resorts here. 

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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 recommend the Pre-Alpine Express to Lucerne and the Lake Constance Line to Zurich. There are also easy connections to the famous scenic journeys of the Glacier Express and Bernina Express via Chur.

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Walking in the region Use the excellent transport network to visit the Appenzell mountains. There are some delightful walks here, from gentle strolls to more challenging hikes. We recommend the Europa-Rundweg circular trail with spectacular views and the walk to the welcoming Aeschler hostelry in the Alpstein area, famously built into the rockface. Toggenburg also offers beautiful scenery -  try the Unterwasser Trail with its waterfalls, or the Säntis Trail which takes you to the area's most beautiful vantage point over Toggenburg and Lake Constance.

 

 
Explore Eastern Switzerland with our great value Travel Passes

With so much to visit in the region, we are pleased to advise you about the selection of Travel Passes. As well as saving you a great deal of money they also 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, when you are travelling 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 - Free for guests staying 3 or more nights

Validity - Available all year for journeys on local cable cars and buses. Free admission to various local museums plus a variety of discounts for attractions in the area.

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

 

 

Map of Eastern Switzerland

Map of the Eastern Switzerland region

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
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
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