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Holidays in Gstaad - Switzerland The chic resort in the heart of the mountains

Gstaad has been attracting the rich and famous for many years and it certainly has its fair share of smart shops, galleries and restaurants. Yet this picturesque resort has a traffic-free centre and a tranquil location at the intersection of two valleys, surrounded on three sides by the beautiful mountains of the Bernese Oberland. With its neighbouring resorts, the area is known as 'Holiday Destination Gstaad'  and offers a fantastic range of linked transport facilities with ten mountains and over 300km of scenic walking trails to explore. You can even play golf at 1400m above sea level, in a stunning mountain landscape.

Click here for a recommended walk from Gstaad, with a mountain restaurant en route. 

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Gstaad holiday. 

Gstaad easyaccess card may-Oct

Your hotel will issue you with a Guest Card for local discounts. It also entitles you to purchase a Gstaad Card for only 19 Sfrs per day. This is excellent value and gives you unlimited mountain travel throughout the area and journeys on the route of the scenic GoldenPass Line as far as Blankenburg and Rossinière. PostBuses, museums, swimming pools and the Zweisimmen high rope park are also included.

Your Gstaad hotel

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4 star hotel


Hotel Gstaaderhof Ermitage Wellness & Spa

Your time in Gstaad - things to see and do

Gstaad's local mountain, the Wispile, offers a fabulous day out for families with its petting zoo and alpine bowling alley and is also the starting point for high altitude hikes to pretty Lake Lauenen. The Rinderberg is the gateway to the largest hiking region in the Simmental Valley, including the beauty spots and panoramic views around Zweisimmen, Horneggli and Saanenmöser. If you wish to travel even higher, head for Glacier 3000. The views from here are outstanding: on a clear day you can see as far as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Bernese Alps. Thrill seekers will enjoy the summer toboggan run above Schönried, while nostalic horse and carriage rides offer a gentler way to travel.

Please note that for summer 2017 the Horneggli chairlift is closed for maintenance.

There is a very scenic rail journey down to Spiez and Interlaken and from these resorts you can take a cruise on sparkling Lake Thun or enjoy mountain visits at Niederhorn and Harder Kulm. Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.  

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid May-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region (and as far afield as Bern, Lucerne and Brig), plus lake cruises and mountain travel such as Brienzer Rothorn, Kleine Scheidegg and the Niederhorn. It also offers a 50% discount for the highest mountains including the Jungfraujoch and the Schilthorn.  


Other Passes such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass are available - please click for more information. 

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


*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.


Gstaad is on the route of the GoldenPass Line and has connections via Spiez to the Lötschberg Regio Express and via Interlaken to the Jungfrau Railways.


We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.


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