Zurich Holidays by Rail

Z urich is Switzerland’s largest urban area and often ranks very highly on global lists which assess the quality of life and ‘liveability’ of a city. Zurich is situated at the north end of Lake Zurich and is less than 30 kilometres from the Alps, but is also blessed with world-class museums, a beautiful old town, and excellent fine dining. The rail network is a crucial part of the city’s excellent public transport infrastructure, and Zurich Hauptbahnhof – the city’s main station – is located very centrally, on the edge of the old town.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Zurich

Hotel Adler

Located in Zurich’s charming old town, the recently refurbished Hotel Adler is an excellent place at which to start your tour of Switzerland. All rooms have air conditioning, minibars, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, and there is also an on-site restaurant which offers guests the chance to enjoy Swiss specialities – including several varieties of fondue!

Sorell Ruetli Hotel

Located on the edge of Zurich’s Old Town, within easy walking distance of the station, the Sorell Hotel Rütli offers modern, classically furnished bedrooms, all with free Wi-Fi internet access, a coffee machine and a minibar. There is also a lobby bar, where you can enjoy a nightcap or coffee and cake.

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich is located opposite the railway station and offers soundproofed rooms with electrically adjustable beds. Its French restaurant La Soupière offers delicious seasonal cuisine. The Café Gourmet serves fine antipasti, salads, pastry and the Schweizerhof Bar is famous for its wide selection of whisky.

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