Switzerland is a country of contrasts, not only in its rich and varied geography but in its cultural diversity and four official languages. A fabulous destination to have a proper Alpine summer holiday. Its stunning landscape includes dramatic snow-dusted peaks on the mountains of Switzerland, tranquil shimmering lakes, and charming, picturesque towns and villages.
Unique and admired the world over is its fantastic transport system, encouraging visitors to explore the most beautiful corners of this country in their own time, making the most of their summer holiday to Switzerland. Visit the lakes of Switzerland by boat, bus, train and mountain railway, all without a hitch. We have a wide range of destinations for you to choose from on Switzerland summer holidays.
We also offer the chance to travel by rail for your summer holiday all the way from the UK to our hotels in Switzerland. Highlights of holidays in Switzerland include trips to see the magnificent Matterhorn and resorts such as Zermatt, Grindelwald, Davos, Montreux and Kandersteg.
Switzerland by train, bus, boat or cable car is both exciting and relaxing. Swiss public transport takes you to the most beautiful mountain panoramas and romantic lakes. Covered by a variety of travel passes:
Jungfrau Travel Pass - This great pass covers many excursions and walkers’ lifts in the Jungfrau Region including to Kleine Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Harder Kulm, Männlichen, Pfingstegg and First.
Available from: Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Lake Thun & Wilderswil.
Bernese Oberland Regional Pass - Best for those wishing to explore further afield in the Bernese Oberland, this pass includes most benefits of the Jungfrau Travel Pass,
plus regional trains to Gstaad, Bern, Lucerne and Meiringen and travel on the Brienzer Rothorn.
Available from: Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil, Lake Thun and Kandersteg.
Tell Pass - Best for exploring Lake Lucerne and further afield, this pass includes travel to the Pilatus Kulm, Rigi Kulm, Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn for great walking opportunities. Unlimited boat trips on Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug as well as train travel to Meriringen, Engelburg & Arth-Goldau.
Available from: Lucerne and Weggis.
Zermatt Peak Pass - Ideal for sightseers, walkers and nature lovers alike, the Peak Pass gives you unlimited travel on Zermatt’s cable cars, gondolas and mountain railways to discover the Matterhorn country terrain.
Available from: Zermatt. High season July/ August. Low season all other months.
Graubünden Pass - From: Sfr57 (2 days within 7 days, 2nd Class, book locally) is great for exploring further afield in Graubünden on the regional trains including to Chur, St. Moritz and Arosa, plus the incredible UNESCO Bernina Express (seat reservation extra).
Available from: Davos, Klosters.
Lake Geneva Regional Pass - This pass covers unlimited travel on trains, boats and mountain transport around Lake Geneva including boats to Vevey, Geneva, Evian, Lausanne, Gruyères & Gstaad and the Rochers-de-Naye mountain railway.
Available from: Montreux.
Swiss Travel Pass - The Swiss Travel Pass entitles you to unlimited travel on consecutive days throughout the rail, bus and boat Swiss Travel System network.
This pass also covers scenic routes including free journeys on local trams and buses in around 90 towns and cities and Mount Rigi. The pass offers 25 - 50% reduction on most other mountain-top trains and cable cars as well as free admission to more than 500 museums. 3, 4, 6, 8, 15 days
The Swiss Half Fare Travel Card
Half Fare Card worth over £100 is included in your Inghams holiday to Switzerland. This included card entitles you to up to 50% reduction on first and second class travel on most of the superb Swiss transport network (trains, cable-cars, boats etc). It also gives free travel to children from 6 to 15 years old, when accompanied by a parent with the Family Card. Grandparents travelling with grandchildren are also able to benefit from this offer with the purchase of the Grandparents Card (now known as Children's Co-Travelcard), 30 CHF fee to pay locally.
Switzerland is a pleasure to explore independently using the world-renowned network of mountain railways, steamboats and buses. There is a wealth of excursions available from pretty lakeside towns and castles to stunning waterfalls, mountains and glaciers. Using your half-price travel card included in your holiday is a great value way to explore all that Switzerland has to offer!
Transfers to Swiss Resorts
Transfers in Switzerland via Zurich and Geneva airports are by train, using the excellent Swiss Federal and mountain railways. Your journey route is set and may involve a change of trains, and some transfers also involve travel by local bus, boat or cable car. Zurich and Geneva have railways stations within the airport. Onward transfers within resorts to/from your accommodation are by taxi/minibus/bus where necessary. Swiss trains, railways stations etc operate a "no-smoking" policy. The train journey route will be shown on your train ticket which will be emailed to you few days before your departure.