in the heart of Europe, is the home to four cultures
-- Swiss-German, French, Italian, and Romansch. Here
is where the Alps divides Europe, and where tradition
meets progress. Switzerland is a "country in miniature,"
where cities are a short train distance apart, and where
mountains are always easily accessible. And have I mentioned
the Swiss Transportation System? Leave it to the Swiss
to create such an smooth rail, boat, and bus system!
the trains here are smooth, modern, and efficient down
to the minute. Routes have been thought out, and the
result is a system allowing you to travel the entire
country without having to rent a car! How their Postal
Services got into the business of being a bus system
still baffles me, but the Postal Bus will take you into
all the villages, even the little ones hanging on the
side of the mountains. In the cities, trams get you
from point A to point B quickly and safely. And with
a Swiss Pass included in your travel package, you can
utilize most of the public transportation system.
you go, you'll most likely find someone who speaks English.
The Swiss are downright friendly and hospitable, and
you'll soon fall in love with regional specialties such
as raclette, fondue, and potato dishes. Cuisine is quite
sophisticated and offers a wide variety, blending the
Swiss cultural mix for truly fine dining.
Switzerland blooms in natural beauty in the Spring and
Summer, the Swiss love their winter! They are out enjoying
winter sports and the welcoming winter sunshine. If
you find yourself cooped up in the winter, visit Switzerland.
The outdoor enthusiasm is contagious.
Switzerland is so compact, with such beautiful nature
and cities, and because of it's transportation system,
it's an ideal destination for families. Train buffs
will thrill in the independence and splendor of a scenic
train rail package utilizing a complex itinerary. There
are escorted tour options from Spring to Fall, and ski
tours operating in the snow season. And, if you've been
meaning to escape for a stretch, consider renting an
apartment or chalet for a week, or two, or three --
and take a long, unwinding holiday, the European way.
if one country's not enough for you, Switzerland neighbors
France, Italy, Austria, and Germany, all with high-speed
train connecting the countries.