Europe's most breathtaking country and the home of Kuoni, Switzerland is an incredible holiday destination. With a mesmerizingly attractive blend of snow-capped peaks, tranquil glacial lakes, flowery meadows, medieval towns and buzzing cultural cities, a holiday in Switzerland has something for everyone.
For a country so small, Switzerland’s diversity is huge and offers impeccable lakes and mountains resorts. With four official languages and enormous scenic variation ranging from glaciers, alpine meadows, clean villages, world famous mountains, sophisticated cities and palm fringed lakes, summer holidays in Switzerland are perfect for anyone with a love of the great outdoors. Combine all this with quality service and hospitality and you’re guaranteed a uniquely Swiss summer holiday experience. Trekking and walking holidays in Switzerland are particularly popular. All regions are superb for walking and hiking, and each resort has its own character. The historic and geographic heart of Switzerland, with its medieval city, Lucerne is a real highlight. Switzerland is also a perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet. There are virtually no limits to the hiking possibilities. In spite of the fact that hiking is very popular, also among the Swiss, there are lots of quiet trails and restful places to recover one's breath and enjoy the scenery. Indulge yourself and enjoy the good things in life in one of the spa baths or beauty centers. Health resorts offering wellness packages, for example Zermatt, Arosa and Scuol-Tarasp, are sometimes car free and therefore very clean.
In the Lake Geneva and Valais region you will find traditional mountain villages and sophisticated lakeside towns such as Montreux and Lausanne. Further south in Ticino you could be forgiven for thinking that you had crossed the border into Italy such is the mild Mediterranean climate and laid back atmosphere. The Bernese Oberland is famous for the towering mountain peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Spectacular cable cars and mountain railways open up a multitude of walking, hiking and excursion possibilities. Finally there is the traditional character and rural charm of Graubünden with three world famous mountain resorts - Davos, Klosters and St Moritz. Dramatic snow capped peaks are mirrored in idyllic crystal clear lakes whilst the pretty villages and towns offer plenty of sights and a warm Swiss welcome. Each region has a distinct cultural flavor, which is reflected in the rich variety of food, drink and customs found in Switzerland. The superb Swiss transport system runs as smoothly as Swiss clocks, giving you the opportunity to experience all that Switzerland has to offer.
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If you like to travel, you can consider a tour across Switzerland. A magnificent network of railways is available to let you discover Switzerland in a safe and comfortable way. Switzerland is quite expensive compared to most other European countries. However, you can expect quality in return. It is a clean country with good roads and excellent public transportation. Hotels and holiday homes generally offer good quality as well.