Holidays To Sils - Graubünden

A mountain hideaway nestled between two lakes

Sils is a magical destination. Over the years its remarkable scenery and wide open spaces have inspired writers, artists and musicians - just a few examples include Nietzsche, Dürrenmatt, Chagall, Strauss and more recently David Bowie. You can still visit Nietzsche's house, with its fascinating exhibition. For such a small village, Sils has a huge impact on those lucky enough to visit. A short walk brings you to the edge of Lake Sils, a beautiful alpine lake where you can swim, paddleboard or take out a boat. A wander along the water's edge is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. In the other direction lies Lake Silvaplana, equally beautiful. Look up and surrounding the village and the lakes are the stunning Engadin mountains, soaring up over 3,000m.

Even the journey to the resort is a joy, with the train bringing you through the mountains and valleys of the renowned Albula landscape to St. Moritz. The hotel porter will meet you here and drive you to Sils. Should you want bigger shops and amenities during your village stay, the PostBus route links you back to St. Moritz in under half an hour. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Engadin Inclusive Card during the summer months, allowing you to fully explore the local mountains.

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Sils holiday ideas 2024

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What to see and do from Sils

Sils is located in the heart of the Engadin region, with a vast array of mountain visits to enjoy. Please click here for a summary of the best the region has to offer. 

The closest mountain is Furtschellas, with the cable car station just outside the village. On arrival, the 2½ hour circular Water Trail is well worth trying, with views of 6 alpine lakes. A mountain restaurant waits for you as you finish! From Sils, take the bus to nearby Surlej from where the Corvatsch cable car glides over the forested, rocky slopes up to the summit and offers an awe-inspiring view over the high Alps. Other mountains within striking distance include Corviglia and Piz Nair, beauty spots with scenic walks and restaurants with sun terraces. Excellent walking is to be had at both Alp Languard and Diavolezza, the latter offering more challenging terrain.

Your journeys into the mountains are free during the summer months, thanks to the Engadin Inclusive Card.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Sils

Take a day trip on the Bernina Express scenic rail journey from nearby St. Moritz. You'll travel on the World Heritage line across the Alps and even have time for a quick lunch in Italy! You can also see the St. Johann Monastery and the Val Müstair National Park. See more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.

Explore the Graubunden region with our great value travel passes

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

You'll also be issued with the Engadin Inclusive Card during the summer months, with free mountain travel in the area. If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to guide you on the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice. 

Scenic rail holidays from Sils

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

Sils is perfectly placed for the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. Alternatively, you can join the Bernina Express through to Lugano. The Bernina Express is also available as a highly recommended day trip to the Italian town of Tirano. Both trains can be joined at St. Moritz.

If you prefer to be based solely in Sils, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200

How to get to Sils

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Sils holiday. The porter from the Waldhaus Sils will collect you from St. Moritz.

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Landquart > St. Moritz with a transfer time of around 3 hours 25 minutes.

Fly to Geneva

Not recommended due to a minimum transfer time of 6 hours.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Chur > St. Moritz with a transfer time of around 4 hours 30 minutes. 


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Sils village

Engadin Inclusive Card

Free and unlimited travel during the summer on the cable cars and mountain railways, plus local public transport. The Card is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. More details...

Planning your holiday 2024

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  • How many nights in each resort
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  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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