Few countries can match the sheer beauty of Switzerland, and so much of it is accessible from the country’s excellent rail network. Glass-roofed trains cater specifically to those who want to experience the snow-capped peaks, awe-inspiring glaciers and cosmopolitan cities that make up this small but perfectly formed country. Travel on the Glacier Express from the foothills of the Matterhorn to the world-famous resort of St Moritz. Take a train to the highest station in Europe at Jungfraujoch or glide across crystal-clear lakes on a boat cruise. Take a trip to Mount Titlis, near the quaint village of Engelberg, or visit the dramatic Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. There are also the cities – Zurich, Lausanne and Bern are just some of the exciting towns which attract visitors from all over the world.
Chur & Graubunden
Graubunden is Switzerland’s largest and most easterly canton (administrative area) and has borders with Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.
Interlaken (literally, ‘between lakes’) is situated just north of some of Switzerland’s most famous peaks, including the Jungfrau and the Eiger.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, St Moritz is a year-round destination and visitors in the summer months enjoy beautiful alpine hiking and vistas, as well as sailing on Lake St. Moritz.
A pocket of Italy across the Swiss border, Ticino is a beautiful, varied region, combining medieval castles, vineyards, colourful resort towns and lovely Lake Maggiore. Not to be
Just a few miles from the Italian border in southern Switzerland, Zermatt has found fame as a mountain resort, offering access to world-class skiing and mountaineering.
Zurich 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.
Take the train through the unspoilt Ardennes through Belgium into Luxembourg, then experience the dramatic Moselle and Rhine Valleys in Germany. From here, take in fantastic Alpine scenery, watching snow-capped mountains and beautiful glaciers slide past your windows as you travel through Austria and Switzerland.
This beautiful holiday takes you from Zermatt, in the shadow of the Matterhorn, through the peaks and valleys of the Swiss and Austrian Alps, to picturesque Lake Bled in the Julian Alps. Don’t forget your camera!