Having never been to Switzerland I decided to start my last European vacation by flying into Zurich and taking a few days to explore. As it was only going to be a short visit I wanted to take time to enjoy the charms of the city, but I also really wanted to see some of the countryside. When I saw there was a full day Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate Tour, my eyes lit up. This was just what I needed. A whole day out exploring what lay beyond the city with cheese and chocolate in the mix? We had a winner.
Whether hitting the ski slopes, shopping for gifts at the Montreux Christmas market or celebrating at a medieval-style carnival, there’s plenty of choice for winter fun around Lake Geneva – here are some ideas for spending the holidays in the Swiss Riviera.
Home to some of Europe’s highest peaks and vastest glaciers, Switzerland has long been renowned as one of the world’s most popular winter destinations, but the landlocked country is also a top spot for extreme sports and adventure activities all year-round. What better place then, to check off some once-in-a-lifetime experiences from your to-do list? From soaring to the Top of Europe to braving one of the world’s most terrifying bungee jumps, here are 8 Swiss adventures to add to your bucket list.
Undeniably picturesque, with its backdrop of alpine peaks, terraced vineyards and fairytale castles, and the French border just minutes away, it’s little surprise that Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland’s most enchanting holiday destinations. The region’s top sights include Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau, Chillon Castle, the United Nations headquarters and the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards, but there are also plenty of little known attractions and curiosities to discover around the lakeside. To give you some ideas, here are 8 of Lake Geneva’s most unique attractions to add to your itinerary.
September 19, 2014 by Zoe Smith
A tax haven for millionaires, famously ‘neutral’ in international conflicts and one of the few western European countries to opt out of the European Union, Switzerland has never been afraid to blaze its own trail and there are plenty of unique ways to experience the country’s highlights. From traveling on Europe’s highest train to meeting Switzerland’s surprising celebrity residents, here are 10 things you can only do in Switzerland.
Flanked by the glittering lakes of Brienz and Thun and encircled by snow-capped peaks, Interlaken is ideally situated for outdoor activities and with opportunities to enjoy everything from rock climbing to bungee jumping, the central Switzerland city is renowned as one of Europe’s top adventure sport destinations. Whether you want to cool off in the lake, scale a mountain peak or brave a death-defying stunt, the possibilities for adventure activities in Interlaken are endless. Here are a few ideas.