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7 best reasons to visit Switzerland this summer

We could come up with a 100 reasons but here's a quick list for choosing a Swiss holiday this summer. This magnificent land of contrasts has something for everyone with its sparkling lakes and soaring mountains, lively towns and peaceful villages. There’s so much to see, great food and a warm welcome in your hotel.

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GoldenPass Express Prestige carriage

Experience The GoldenPass Express

The GoldenPass Express is a brand new train running along a much loved route in Switzerland. Connecting Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland with Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the journey is an absolute delight. En route you’ll see sparkling lakes and sprawling vineyards and pass through mountain villages and idyllic meadows.

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Flüelen, where the Gotthard Panorama Express boat and train meet

Highlights Of The Gotthard Panorama Express

Combining a rail journey with a lake cruise, this route connects two resorts perfect for a summer holiday! Discover history, lakeside leisure and alpine walking in Lucerne. In Lugano, there’s a Mediterranean feel as you stroll by the deep blue lake and indulge in al fresco dining. The Gotthard Panorama Express takes you from the heart of Switzerland, through the mountains, to the warm Ticino region.

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Discovering Lucerne

Lucerne is always a pleasure. The sunshine sparkles on the lake and visitors stroll along the water’s edge, relaxed and happy to be on holiday in such a beautiful spot. Wander through the Old Town with its charming painted houses and soak up the historic atmosphere. You can also visit the mountains, make the most of the lake, relax in waterside cafés, browse in shops and savour some excellent cuisine.

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Höhematte Park, Interlaken

Top Things To Do In Interlaken

Interlaken is one of the most requested holiday resorts in Switzerland and it's very hard to list everything there is to do! However we’ll do our very best to highlight some of the excursions and activities that we can recommend to you. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Bernese Oberland, Interlaken is perfect if you want to make the most of both the lakes and the mountains for which Switzerland is renowned.

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Switzerland in the snow!

10 Best Ski Resorts In Switzerland

Anyone who loves skiing will have Switzerland on their bucket list. Magnificent mountains, icy lakes, snow covered pine forests, wooden chalets, alpine sun terraces, après-ski relaxation … Switzerland has it all. To help inspire you (and after much fierce discussion!) we’ve come up with our Top 10 ski resorts in Switzerland. Read on and picture yourself on some of the very best ski slopes in the world.

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Funky Chocolate Club

Switzerland, Home To The World's Best Chocolate

Did you know that chocolate as we know it was invented in Switzerland? Until the Swiss entered the chocolate scene, it was never anything more than a hot bitter beverage and chocolate bars had an uneven and gritty texture. But inventions in the 19th century by some now rather famous Swiss names produced the milk chocolate we know and love today. Read on for chocolate inspiration.

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Bernina Express

Autumn Holiday To Pontresina, With A Day Trip On The Bernina Express

A delightful account of a holiday in this beautiful part of Switzerland. "So here we were, about to make our way around the country by the famous Swiss railways, including a scenic rail journey on the Bernina Express. We stayed in a small resort called Pontresina, which was so pretty and typically Swiss. We had some lovely days out ... experiencing views like we had never seen before in our lives."

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Lake Maggiore

9 Best Lakes In Switzerland

Switzerland has some of the most glorious landscapes, from outstanding mountains that dominate the skyline to beautiful lakes. Ringed by those imposing mountains, the Swiss lakes are renowned for their beauty. They entice you with their breathtaking scenery, creating holiday memories to be treasured. We’ve hand-picked nine of the best lakes in Switzerland out of the hundreds in the country to help you decide which to visit.

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Glacier Express

Highlights Of The Glacier Express

There’s only one real way to experience the stunning sights of the Swiss countryside, and that’s with the Glacier Express. The self-proclaimed “slowest express train in the world” takes you on an unforgettable journey, showing off some of the country’s most iconic sights. Ticking this rail holiday off your bucket list is a real pleasure. Extraordinary sights. Premium travel. Local culinary delights. Fabulous resorts to stay in at both ends of the journey. A Glacier Express holiday is one you'll remember forever.

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