Switzerland, 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!

All 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.

Wherever 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.

While 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.

Because 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.

And, if one country's not enough for you, Switzerland neighbors France, Italy, Austria, and Germany, all with high-speed train connecting the countries.

 
Switzerland Travel Packages
(as well as Alpine & Eastern Europe Tours)
Escorted Tours by Globus 2016
  • Best of Switzerland - 8 days from $2899
  • Spectacular Switzerland - 9 days from $2789
  • The Best of Austria & Switzerland - 11 days from $3049
  • Alpine Countries - 15 days from $3289
  • Munich Salzburg & Vienna 8 days from $1899
  • Bavarian Highlighs - 9 days from $1989
  • German Highlights - 11 days from $2449
  • Poland, East Germany & World War II - 13 days from $2619
  • Bohemian Dream - 9 days from $1989
  • Imperial Splendors - 10 days from $1929
  • The Best of Eastern Europe - 14 days from $2829
  • East Meets West - 14 days from $3089
  • From Vienna to Istanbul - 16 days from $3449

Escorted Tours by Cosmos 2016

  • Grand Tour of Switzerland - 8 days from $1999
  • Alpine Adventure Bernina and Glacier Express - 13 days from $2099
  • Scenic Switzerland by Train - 9 days from $2459
  • Jewels of Poland - 9 days from $1299
  • Treasures of the Balkans and Transylvania - 13 days from $1699
  • Jewels of Slovenia and Croatia - 8 days from $1239
  • Prague, Vienna & Budapest - 9 days from $999
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - 13 days from $1699
  • Central Europe - 15 days from $1799
  • Discover Saxony - 8 days from $1299
  • Highlights of Germany - 12 days from $1599
Escorted Tours by Trafalgar 2016
  • Best of Switzerland - 10 days from $2695
  • Secrets of Switzerland - 9 days from $3450
  • Contrasts of Switzerland (Rail) - 9 days from $3250
  • Switzerland & Austria - 14 days from $3175
  • Best of Germany - 13 days from $2695
  • Best of Germany & Austria - 14 days from $3095
  • Sound of Music - 11 days from $2350
  • Imperial Europe - 11 days from $1995
  • Bohemian Highlights - 16 days from $3050
  • Prague, Vienna & Budapest at Leisure - 11 days fr. $1825
  • Highlights of Eastern Europe - 18 days from $3475
  • The Balkans & Venice - 14 days from $3025
  • Highlights of Austria Slovenia & Croatia at Leisure - 15 days from $3325

Escorted Tours by Insight 2016

  • Glorious Switzerland - 9 days from $2975
  • Country Roads of Switzerland - 15 days from $5025
  • Majestic Switzerland (Gold Luxury) - 11 days from $5650
  • Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria - 13 days fr. $3550
  • Best of Germany - 11 days from $2450
  • The Bohemian - 10 days from $2695
  • Harmony of Central Europe (Gold Luxury) - 15 days from $5125
  • Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague - 11 days from $2395
  • Treasures of Eastern Europe - 14 days from $2475
  • Highlights of Poland - 11 days from $2295
  • Highlights of Eastern Europe - 15 days from $3325
  • Country Roads of Croatia - 15 days from $3150
  • Imperial Capitals & the Dalmatian Riviera - 16 days from $3450
  • Treasures of the Balkans - 18 days from $4125
  • The Eastern Discovery - 16 days from $3575
  • Dalmatian Elegance, small ship cruise - 10 days from $2285
Swiss Rail Packages
Independent Tours
  • We can put together an independent, custom itinerary.
 

 

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Switzerland is full of scenic beauty and wonderful cultural experiences.
Swiss public transportation is modern and efficient. Include a Swiss Pass in your package, or add a scenic train, shown here.
In Switzerland, glaciers and palm trees are a short train distance apart. Ticino area pictured.
The beauty of the Alps, easily accessible by Postal bus, scenic trains, & cable cars.
City stays offer modern conveniences within charming settings. (photo Zurich)

Discoveries: Basel
Nestled in the Three Countries of Germany, France and Switzerland, Basel is a city full of surprises. The city canton with roughly 190,000 inhabitants and a 2000-year history is located on the bend of the Rhine on the borders with France and Germany.

Discoveries: Sion
This fabulous town lies in the Valais Region, in the Rhone valley within the Alps. Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Jungerfrau are all visible and reachable from here. Sion is the oldest city in Switzerland, and is charming and modern. Only 3% of it's tourism is US. Visit their official site...