A country of contrasts
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, plus an enthralling selection of scenic tours, by rail and/or lake steamer, some for the more independent traveller, or try our fantastic Introduction to Switzerland summer holiday package, the Swiss Classic Tour, escorted by an experienced Inghams guide.
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.
The Swiss Half-Price Travel Card
Half-Price Travel Card worth over £80 included. This free 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 (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 gread value way to explore all that Switzerland has to offer!
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All the resorts of the Bernese Oberland have so much to offer. They provide a diverse landscape from the mountainous regions above the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the lakeside splendours and medieval towns on Lake Thun.More information
Set at the foot of the impressive ‘North Face’ of the Eiger, with its dramatic glaciers in full view, Grindelwald is a friendly mountain village with chalet-style houses, cafés, restaurants and a good variety of shops.More information
Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming the perfect backdrop.More information
Kandersteg is an attractive alpine village enjoying a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery in all directions. The main street is lined with inviting cafés and restaurants, and small shops selling local produce and the walking possibilities are excellent with an abundance of trails around and above the village,More information
Mürren is one of the most enchanting mountain villages of Switzerland. Unspoilt by traffic, it sits on a sunny terrace high up above the Lauterbrunnen valley, and is reached only by cable-car.More information
Wengen lies on a sunny, sheltered terrace below the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger mountains and has spectacular views across the Lauterbrunnen valley. Everyone arrives in this charming village by mountain train as it is virtually traffic-free, and a variety of small shops, cafés and bars line the main street.More information
Wilderswil is a charming, traditional Bernese village with a peaceful, rural ambience. Set amidst flower-strewn meadows at the foot of the Bernese Alps, this is a friendly village with wooden chalets dating back to the 17th century and lovely old ‘Stübli’ restaurants serving traditional Swiss dishes.More information
Experience the perfect summer holiday in the region of Graubünden, where the resorts of Davos and Klosters lie in a beautiful Alpine valley. Enjoy the superb walking terrain and discover this wonderful region with free use of mountain lifts.More information
The town of Davos lies in a beautiful Alpine valley, right in the heart of Switzerland’s Graubünden and with over 700km of marked walking trails, is one of Switzerland’s top walking destinations.More information
Set in a stunning valley of green meadows strewn with farms and sun-worn chalets, Klosters is a peaceful, quiet village, with wonderful scope for walking. It is surrounded by rolling hills and rural activity, providing a spectacular backdrop for the varied walking terrain.More information
A super Swiss lake with an intriguingly intricate shape, Lake Lucerne’s tantalising tentacles spread into four different cantons and are just begging to be explored - and you can do just that on a fleet of restored paddle steamers which plies back and forth against a background of snow-capped mountains such as Rigi and Pilatus.More information
The picturesque villages of Weggis and Vitznau are located right on the shores of Lake Lucerne, only 15 minutes apart by lake steamer and approx. 40 minutes by boat from the city of Lucerne.More information
In the Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland, this Alpine lake is 17 km long and 3 km wide. A Lake Thun holiday offers you turquoise waters, charming lakeside villages, castles rich in history, rustic mountain farming villages and snow-capped mountains.More information
Merligen lies on the serene Lake Thun, with the old town of Thun and its proud castle at one end, and Interlaken,with its glorious views of the Jungfrau, at the other. Lake steamers stopping close to the Hotel Beatus regularly visit all the charming lakeside villages, and provide a delightful way of exploring the area.More information