Characterised by aerial cableways, indigo blue lakes, mountain summits and healing thermal springs, Switzerland is a country that inspires awe and stirs the soul. From gorgeous Lake Lucerne, thought to be the inspiration for Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” to the Aletsch glacier, a remnant of the last Ice Age that slowly sculpted the Alps, there are endless places to visit. Switzerland’s capital of Zurich runs like a well-made Swiss watch. Spend some time exploring its museums and galleries, stopping for a pastry at a local café, and indulge in premium shopping at the famed Bahnhofstrasse boutiques.
Offering exceptional skiing locations, including some of the finest resorts in the world: Zermatt, Champery and St. Moritz, Switzerland is must-visit for avid skiers. Winding its way one hundred and eighty miles through the magnificent mountains of Switzerland, the Glacier Express is one of the most iconic trains in the world. Look forward to a constantly-changing vista of Switzerland’s most breath-taking landscapes as gaze out to imposing snow-clad mountain ranges, skirt the shores of vast lakes and pass through rolling Alpine wildflower meadows. If you are heading to Switzerland’s Italian-speaking southern region, stop in Lugano to explore churches and cathedrals before cruising around the lakes that spill over the Swiss-Italian border. ❤