Summer in the Lakes & Mountains means unstoppable fun and action as resorts are geared up with activities to keep all the family entertained. Tourist offices often run a programme of events that you can join for free. From bike rides to adventure trails, pony & llama trekking, aqua parks and summer tobogganing there is no shortage of adventures for all ages to explore.
In need of some inspiration? Take a look at our Top family summer holiday destinations Insider’s Guide and 11 of our favourite destinations and some of our favourite things to do with the kids.
We understand how important extra value is on your family holiday, so look out for these special offers on our hotel pages:
|Special Child Prices||Standard Child Reductions|
|Free Child Places and our Special Child Prices below apply to all chalets & Chalet Hotels†,|
and all Family Choice Hotels† & Apartments listed in the panel opposite. Free Child places are available
on charter flights* and Self-Drive holidays only.
|In all the properties NOT shown in |
the panel below.
|Once the free places are full on charter flights, or if travelling by scheduled|
flight or train, children then pay only the prices shown below, according to
their age and the departure date.
|If travelling |
Flight or Train.
Flight or Train
|Departure dates on or between:|
Basic Brochure Price
|1-19 May 2017|
|20-24 May 2017|
|25 May - 11 Jul 2017|
|12 Jul - 1 Sep 2017|
|2 Sep - 21 Oct 2017|
Our customers love the fresh mountain air, outdoor activities and welcoming hotels that make our lake and mountain resorts perfect for families. And we have great savings on offer to help you make the most of your precious time away. You will find discounts of up to 60% for children aged 2 to 11 years old at a variety of resorts.
It gives free travel to children from up to 15 years old, taking in most of Switzerland's excellent mainline rail network, mountain railways, postbuses, lake ferries and steamers. Please see our families page for more information on our Swiss Family Card. There is a huge choice of fun things to do across our family lakes holiday resorts, each of which we have chosen especially for being family friendly. You'll find loads of family activities such as horse-riding, sailing, cycling and swimming in our lakes family resorts.
Along with exciting activities, you and your family will love sampling the local cuisine in welcoming, family friendly restaurants. We have hand-picked the best family focused accommodation so your stay will be wonderfully comfortable. And safe, entertaining child care facilities allow adults to escape for some quality time together, knowing that the little ones are happy. For lakes family holidays with a big difference, explore our Lakes and mountains holiday pages and book online right now. And we are always delighted to help and advise you on the best family lakes holidays should you require!
We are pleased to offer free holidays for children aged 2-11 for selected flights and hotels across Europe.
Many hotels run kids clubs, kindergartens and weekly activity programmes free for children staying at the hotel. Activities run throughout the day and vary from face-painting to sports days and treasure hunts. Family rooms sleeping 4-6, suites and apartments offer good family space and hotels will usually provide an early high tea for younger children. Here is just a selection of our favourite hotels and resorts for families.
|Ellmau||Hotel Alte Post||Lake Bled||Hotel Astoria|
|Fuschl am See||Landhotel Schützenhof||Hotel Kompas|
|Hinterglemm||Gardenhotel Theresia||Portoroz||Hotel Apollo|
|Hotel Glemmtalerhof||Hotel Histrion|
|Igls||Hotel Bon Alpina||FRANCE|
|Kitzbühel ||Hotel Schwarzer Adler||Chamonix||Chalet Hotel Le Sapinière|
|Hotel Schweizerhof||Hotel Les Aiglons|
|Lech||Chalet Hotel Elisabeth||Hotel Heliopic|
|Chalet Hotel Montfort||Hotel Point Isabelle|
|Mayrhofen||Chalet Tirol||Hotel Gustavia|
|Hotel Strass||Morzine ||Les Champs Fleuris|
|Sporthotel Strass||Hotel Le Cret|
|Garni Hotel Strass||Hotel Le Petit Drû|
|Neustift||Hotel Bergjuwel||Tailloires||Hotel Les Grillons|
|Oberau||Hotel Kellerwirt||Grindelwald||Hotel Eiger|
|Salzburg||NH Salzburg City||Interlaken||Hotel Alpina|
|Vienna||Hotel Beethoven||Lucerne||Art Deco Hotel Montana|
|Zell am See||Hotel Heitzmann||Montreux||Eurotel Montreux|
|ITALY||Saas Fee||Hotel Allalin|
|Garda||Hotel Poiano||Hotel Ferienart Resort & Spa|
|Gardone Riviera||Chalet Hotel Galeazzi||Wengen||Hotel Belvedere|
|Champoluc||Chalet Hotel Breithorn||Hotel Falken|
|La Villa||Chalet Hotel Al Pigher||Hotel Silberhorn|
|Peschiera||Parc Hotel||Wilderswil||Hotel Alpenblick|
|Zermatt||Parkhotel Beau Site|
FREE TRAVEL FOR CHILDREN ON THE SWISS TRANSPORT NETWORK
Children between the ages of 6-15 yrs travelling with their parents will benefit from FREE travel on most of Switzerland’s excellent public transport, including the mainline rail network, most mountain railways, postbuses and lake ferries and steamers. All children under 6 years of age travel FREE of charge. ’Family Cards’ are issued with your tickets.
Ages must be advised for all children travelling to Switzerland to enable us to issue the correct documents. If you have children in your party travelling without a parent, you must let us know prior to booking. In this case, we will provide a half-price card for the children. Children travelling with a grandparent receive FREE travel with the purchase of a ‘Grandparents’ Card’, available locally (approx. Sfr30).
Air Passenger Duty
With effect from March 1st 2016 UK Air Passenger Duty has been abolished for children under 16 years. This has been taken into account in the calculation of our reductions for children.