The Swiss Holiday Company

Short Breaks in Switzerland Be amidst the glorious lakes and mountains within 3½ hours of take off from the UK

Just imagine yourself beside one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes, surrounded by stunning mountains. 

To maximise the time on your short break, the Lucerne and Montreux holidays below include a Swiss Travel Pass in the price.

Lucerne

One of the most popular, charming and historical towns in Switzerland, Lucerne is just an hour's train ride from Zurich airport. You will have plenty of time to explore the town's attractions as well as make the most of the sparkling lake and the nearby mountain excursions.

The Swiss Travel Pass included in your holiday covers

  • Unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers
  • Round trip to the peak of Mount Rigi via funicular and/or cable car
  • Unlimited train travel on Switzerland's main rail network including day trips to Bern and Interlaken
  • Travel to Hergiswil and entry to the museum at the Glassworks
  • Entry to Lucerne's Glacier Garden, Art Museum and 6 other museums
  • Travel on the local buses and trams

Short Break holidays including a Swiss Travel Pass: 3 days from £576 per person, 4 days from £673 per person

Montreux 

This elegant and historic resort is the grande-dame of the Swiss Riviera and makes for a lively short break with a wonderfully scenic lakes and mountains landscape. You can be relaxing with a drink by the lake just over an hour after leaving Geneva airport.   

The Swiss Travel Pass included in your holiday covers 

  • Unlimited travel on the lake paddle steamers
  • Unlimited travel on the main rail network, including day trips to Zermatt and Gstaad
  • Travel to the UNESCO protected vineyards and wine villages of Lavaux
  • Travel to Vevey and on the funicular to Mont Pèlerin for glorious walks
  • Entry to the medieval Château de Chillon and the Musée de Montreux   
  • Travel on the local buses

Short Break holidays including a Swiss Travel Pass: 3 days from £586 per person, 4 days from £687per person

 

Believe it or not, it is also possible to enjoy a short break in one of Switzerland's famous mountain resorts.

Here are some of our favourites, which also benefit from a free regional travel pass for visitors.

Grindelwald

Grindelwald is at the heart of the stunning Jungfrau region, with plenty of mountain visits within easy reach. In 3 hours from Zurich airport, you will be transported to a world of pure mountain air, fabulous walking and glorious scenery.  

The Jungfrau Travel Pass included in your holiday covers

  • Gondola ride to to the mountain beauty spot of Männlichen
  • Travel to the First mountain, with its 45m long observation platform on the amazing new cliff walk
  • Train to the Eigergletscher and discount for onward travel to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
  • A trip to the sunny plateau of Schynige Platte and its Alpine Garden
  • Travel on the local buses

Short Break holidays including Jungfrau Travel Pass: 3 days from £639 per person, 4 days from £757 per person

Arosa

Arosa lies in the Graubünden region of Switzerland, 3 hours from Zurich airport and a million miles away from your everyday cares. This is a pretty mountain resort where you can experience true relaxation. Even the transfer is a delight, on the scenic Arosa Line.

The Arosa All-Inclusive Card included in your holiday covers 

  • Travel on the local cable cars for walks on the Weisshorn and Hörnli mountains 
  • Travel on the Urdenbahn cable car to see the Lenzerheide side of the mountain (Jul-mid Aug & Oct)
  • Entry to the Lido on the Untersee lake
  • Leisure activities including pedaloes and boats on the Obersee lake   
  • Travel on the local buses 

Short Break holidays including All-Inclusive Pass: 3 days from £652 per person, 4 days from £775 per person

Villars

Fly into Geneva and a 2 hour journey will bring you to the lovely mountain resort of Villars, known for its stunning alpine landscape and emphasis on a relaxing holiday in the pure mountain air. 

The Villars Access Card included in your holiday covers 

  • Travel on the gondolas to the beauty spots of Roc d'Orsay and Les Chaux
  • Gondola travel between Isenau and the famous Les Diablerets resort
  • Guided walks in the vineyards and typical alpine villages
  • Leisure activities such as mini golf, tennis and grass scooters   
  • Travel on the local buses 

Short Break holidays including Access Card: 3 days from £614 per person, 4 days from £707 per person


YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES:

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  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich/Geneva as stated, inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • Return 2nd class rail travel between the airport and resort 
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation for the number of nights stated, based on 2 people sharing
  • Travel Pass as described
  • Half Fare Card giving you half or reduced price travel around Switzerland
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply
  • The Lucerne and Montreux holidays described are available year round. Grindelwald is available May-October, Arosa mid Jun-mid Oct and Villars early Jun-late Oct. Mountain journeys in particular are subject to changing operating schedules. 

Optional extras

Ask our knowledgeable team about the options to make your stay even more memorable.

 

You could upgrade to a room with a view, or select a higher grade hotel (the prices here are generally based on 3 star hotels). We can also arrange holidays on a half board basis, which is a great way to save time on a short break holiday. 

 

If you like to travel in style, please enquire about an upgrade to 1st class for your transfers and journeys on the Swiss Travel Pass.

 

Fly from your local airport

Flights depart on selected days from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Luton, London City, Heathrow and Gatwick. 

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