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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. Walkers will delight in the range of scenic mountain paths and the famous Swiss Trail winding its way between Brunnen and historic Rütli. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne or a peaceful lakeside village such as Weggis or Brunnen. You could even head high into the mountains for a holiday in the scenic resorts of Engelberg and Andermatt. Please CLICK HERE to find out more. 

Your choice of Central Switzerland hotels

Whether you are looking for a traditional Swiss chalet-style hotel or a modern hotel with plenty of facilities, we have something for you. We can recommend hotels throughout the region which offer fine dining, incomparable mountain views or relaxing wellness areas. Tell us what's important to you and we'll find a hotel to suit you. Please CLICK HERE to browse through our full list of Central Switzerland hotels.  

Your time in Central Switzerland - things to see and do

There is so much to see in this beautiful region. Please CLICK HERE for a summary of some of the best excursions in the area, including famous names such as 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 lakes. 

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, you may also like to consider purchasing the Tell Pass, which allow you to roam and explore to your heart's content. We will be happy to recommend the most suitable pass for your requirements. 

Map of Central Switzerland

By clicking on the map below you can enlarge it to view the Central Switzerland resorts and their lakes and mountains excursions.

A short video of the region can also be seen by clicking on the lake steamer photo to the right. 

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

With so many charming villages, walking trails, mountains, lakes and other natural wonders 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 or click through for further information. 


Type of Pass



Best value for visitors...

Half Fare Card

Included with your holiday*

Valid all year. 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

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

Swiss Travel Pass

From £42 for 3 days

4, 8 & 15 days also available  

Valid all year. Includes unlimited travel on main rail routes (including scenic rail journeys), PostBus, lake cruises, plus museum entry. 50% discount available on mountain rail and cable cars.

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

Tell Pass

From £200 for 5 days

2, 3, 4 & 10 days also available

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.

...who are planning daily outings on the lakes and trips up to the mountains  


*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

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 can tailor make any itinerary you choose using the Luzern-Interlaken Express/GoldenPass Line, the Gotthard Panorama Express or the Pre-Alpine Express .


If you prefer to base yourself in one resort, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed more locally:

8 days in Lucerne, including the Tell Pass


Walking in Central Switzerland


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. Please click here to find out more about the walks on offer on Rigi, Stanserhorn and Titlis.  

Planning your Central Switzerland holiday - Call 0800 619 1200

Enter your details here for a quote
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • Choose the number of nights in each resort
  • 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose which sights to visit with your Half Fare Card
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