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About Switzerland Holiday - Want to experience the wondrous magic of white Swiss Alps, hidden lakesides and the explosion of Swiss chocolate in your mouth? Try Thomas Cook India's Switzerland holiday packages that promise you not just a Swiss holiday, but an album of memories brought alive by the unforgettable experience of your vacation to Switzerland. Thomas Cook India has a plethora of personalized Switzerland tours that will spoil every kind of traveler for choice. Be it the city dweller, the curious traveler or the family man. Thomas Cook India’s Switzerland tour packages fit like a glove. With over 59 packages giving you unbelievable discounts and deals, you won’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. Take that Switzerland trip with Thomas Cook India to see all of Switzerland’s major sightseeing attractions wrapped up in experiential tours and engaging activities.
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White Swiss alps, glistening snow and shimmering nights make Switzerland a wondrous fairy-tale waiting to be explored. As summer arrives, the scorching sun and hidden lakesides make you want to take a dip to cool off. Be it on foot, in the air, on water or in the mountains; the magic of Switzerland sweeps into every nook and corner. Challenge yourself by trekking your way to Via Alpina through the northern Alps of Switzerland. Head to Gurten and marvel at the views over the Berne and Alps. Stroll along Lake Zurich and come across street artists in the evening. If you are a water baby, head to the Rhine Falls and participate in some boating. Squeal in delight as you will be drenched by the time your boat ride comes to an end! When autumn falls and the sound of a dead, crunchy leaf seems oddly satisfying as you step on it, pick some delicious chestnuts in the forests of Ticino. Winter calls for taking a trip to the slopes and dashing through the snow, just like Santa! Head to Grindewald in the winter to explore all things snow. From ice sculptures to ice lollies; the streets of Grindelwald are filled with things made of ice till they all melt away.For the ultimate Swiss experience, head to Zurich and marvel at its traditional huts and cottages. Stay warm by gorging on some gooey Cheese Fondue and tease your taste buds with some authentic Swiss chocolates.
Best time to visit Switzerland
Switzerland has a climate that begs outdoor activities. The best time to visit Switzerland is between the months of June to August, with striking alpine flowers and inviting roads awakening the explorer in you. Summer in Switzerland is bustling with activities and tourists from all walks of life. Take a stroll along Lake Zurich and spot street artists in the evening. Make your way along ridges and hike intensive trails. When winter comes, Switzerland transforms into a winter wonderland with icy slopes and frozen lakes. Time stands still. This is the best time to engage in some skiing and snow sports.
If you wish to take the road less travelled, opt for the low season discounted Switzerland tour packages between October and March. The cold bites at your skin during this time of the year but it also spells eternal beauty. Visit the Jungfrau Region if you are looking for a quiet retreat amidst endless green meadows and sinuous mountain paths. Visit the Thomas Cook website to check out discounted Switzerland tour packages during this period.
How to reach Switzerland
By Air – It is possible to reach Switzerland from India by air, given the distance and time between the two which is approximately 6900 kms and 7 hours from New Delhi respectively. Switzerland is well connected to major countries and cities around the world with a chain of airports in its major cities. Some of the major airports in the country are the International Airports at Zurich, Basel, and Geneva. Zurich International Airport is however deemed to be the most frequented and well connected to other parts of the country and international airports. A variety of options are available for you to reach your destination from the airport. Right in front of the airport centre is Stadtbahn Glattal, that comprises a light rail system working with the Zurich tram system along with a bus station. You will find a number of public buses and trams lined outside the airport that service all of Zurich. If you are a traveller with mobility difficulties, you can avail transport for special needs via advance booking. Some of the airlines flying from India to Switzerland are Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Alitalia, Jazeera Airways, Aeroflot, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa and Air France. It would be advisable to book your tickets well in advance, especially if you are travelling in the peak season.
By Train - There are no trains available from India to Switzerland for obvious reasons. However, you can travel by rail within Switzerland by opting for its extensive rail network that goes through many a town and villages. If you have a Eurail Pass, you can easily explore Switzerland without any hassle. Some train routes offer spectacular views of the country. These trains are also well connected with Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.
By Land – It is easy to traverse within Switzerland in bright yellow buses that connect towns to lesser accessible regions in the mountains.
Main Switzerland destinations
Switzerland is dotted with larger than life peaks, hidden valleys and tucked away cottages. It is way beyond cuckoo clocks and chocolates that melt in your mouth. The sheer beauty of this country wraps you in its spell, leaving you in a state of divinity. Switzerland tourism pivots around cities and towns such as Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Basel and Lugano. To let you contemplate a little further, here are a few highlights of Switzerland tourism that will make sure you can categorise the experiences that you seek to make an informed decision. These categories comprise- best hill stations in Switzerland, the most popular honeymoon destinations in Switzerland, best places to visit in Switzerland for snow sports and so on.
These places will not just mesmerize but also enlighten you, giving you a holistic holiday experience. Switzerland reminds you of a fairytale, of old buildings and monuments that transcend the test of time. Get ready to forget your worldly woes and be transported to a wonderland that almost seems unreal.
The Best Hill Stations in Switzerland
Stanserhorn – If you have ever read the book Heidi, Stanserhorn will remind you of it. Lush, green meadows know no end and lazy cows traverse around the region at their own pace. Dotted with small, modest huts and daisies that dilly- dally, an ascending mountain spells Swiss charm as the sweet breeze sends you in a state of lull. Travel in the world’s first cable car and look down to marvel at the opulent Lake Lucerne that sparkles under the dancing rays of the sun. Stanserhorn is certainly a must visit while you are on your Switzerland tour.
Gornergrat – This quaint hill station is dotted with coniferous forests, beautiful valleys and is home to the towering presence of the Matterhorn. This pyramidal peak is identified as one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. Colourful flowers ornament the endless blankets of green that carpet the area. If you are an adventure seeker, treading along this rocky ridge will be adventure enough. Make sure to include Gornergrat in your Switzerland tour package if you are looking for something exciting to do as part of your itinerary.
Mount Titlis – This white beauty can be reached through two cable cars that meander through smokey clouds. You will feel on top of the world once you view breath taking snowclad mountain peaks that seem to watch over you. As you head back, do not forget to take back with you a token of love from the mountains. Experience a sugar overdose and a brain freeze as you bite into a scoop of some Swiss chocolate ice cream! Add this as an inclusion in your Switzerland tour package to experience Switzerland at its most authentic self.
Best Honeymoon Destinations in Switzerland
Lucerne – Late night drives are passé. The dreamy town of Lucerne will make you want to embark hand in hand with your spouse on a long walk. Saunter around old-world buildings, quaint streets and dancing fountains while you are in this car-free town. Go on an unforgettable cruise ride amidst turquoise blue waters of the Lucerne Lake as a part of your honeymoon package to Switzerland. A long, unforgettable romantic walk is a must-try experience as part of a Switzerland tour.
Zurich – With steeple churches and serpentine lanes, Zurich counts as the perfect romantic rendezvous with your significant other. Sip on some heartwarming hot chocolate as you dig through sheets of whipped cream. Or meander through one of Zurich’s lakefront parks on the eastern shores. Get cheesy as you sample the Alps’ essential culinary evergreens such as raclette and fondue. While in Zurich, enjoy the finer things in life.
Zermatt – If your definition of romance is being silent together as you marvel at the beauty of nature, Zermatt is the place to be. Devoid of pollution and unnecessary honking, Zermatt is in the heart of the Alps. This lavish village sits quiet and pretty and is surrounded by the highest peaks of Switzerland. Zermatt is charming, with its old-fashioned cabins and dancing alleys. Hence it does not come as a surprise that this luxurious village is one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in Switzerland.
Places to visit in Switzerland
Geneva comes alive decked up with fairy lights in the night. With white swans frolicking on its Alpine lake, Geneva is a sight to behold. If you are travelling in the summer, a free open-air movie night by the glittering Geneva Lake awaits you. This heaven of serenity lies where the lakes and mountains meet. Head to Vielle Ville, an old centre where you will find mysterious little corners, steep cobblestone streets, picturesque terraces and fountains. If you are a history enthusiast, make sure you visit this place.
Known to be the federal city and the capital of Switzerland, Bern is constructed on a sandstone ridge. This old town is picture perfect with its meandering streets, spectacular views of the river and quirky fountains. If you are one of those who likes to explore towns on foot, this place will be paradise for you. Make your way to Bern’s Gothic cathedral and climb up its spiraling steps for a breath-taking view of Bern. Head to the Kunstmuseum Bern and admire art with your spouse. Known to be Switzerland’s oldest fine art museum, it is home to artwork by Swiss artists from the 15th century. You will also find Van Gogh’s starry night here!
This little town sits pretty on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano while the mighty Bre mountains watch over it. Bordering along Italy, you will surely fall in love with this city’s Italian architecture, bustling shopping streets and lakeside promenades. Animated squares with peculiar restaurant tables and wooded chairs give this town a perfect postcard picture look. Head to Lugano with your loved one if you wish to make your way to quaint villages that are nuzzled onto mountainsides over the lake.
What to eat in Switzerland
Food in Switzerland is not just about Swiss chocolates and Swiss rolls that melt in your mouth. It is also about culinary cheese classics and a delicious caramelised nutty pastry found in independent bakeries. Switzerland’s cuisine is characterized by cheese, soft potatoes heavily influenced by the French, German and Italian. Try some of these dishes that will surely put you in a food coma!
Cheese Fondue – Dip crispy chunks of bread into melted, gooey cheese flavoured with garlic, white wine, corn starch and cherry brandy. To make sure that the magic doesn’t go cold, the burner placed underneath the fondue keeps it at a constant temperature. Be it for breakfast, brunch or dinner, this is a must try dish on your Switzerland package!
Rosti – A fried potato dish, stuffed with cheese, meat or onions, this quintessential Swiss dish is the ultimate comfort food. Prepared by baking or frying round patties of grated potato in oil, this dish is crisp on the outside and melts in your mouth once you bite into it. This is usually served with fried eggs or sausages.
Bircherműesli – If you are looking for a healthy snack on the go, do try this healthy mix of fruits, oat flakes, nuts, condensed milk and healthy juice. This is usually had for breakfast or as a healthy evening snack.
Things to do in Switzerland
Switzerland is glorious, filled with culture, nature and fun activities. Our Switzerland packages make sure you don’t miss out on any experience. Here are some things to do while you are in Switzerland. Make sure you add them to your shortlisted Switzerland tour packages.
Explore Switzerland on wheels
Hop onboard the Bernina Express and watch glistening snowcapped mountains, charming huts and opulent lakes whiz past you. With its slow speed, this train allows you to stop and stare as you admire the otherworldly beauty of the Alps. Get ready to be hypnotised by the magic of nature for a good four hours.
A walk along Zurich’s Lakeside Promenade
A romantic stroll with your loved one along the promenade dotted by pristine waters sounds like a good date idea doesn’t it? Experience the way of life of the locals as you watch them cycle, take a dip in the summer or simply laze around by the shore. You will also spot street artists here with handmade jewelry at street stalls and beautiful chalk drawings.
Kayaking at Lake Geneva
If you are an adventure junkie, catch hold of a kayak and gaze at the magnificent mountains and a spectacular castle by the seashore. Look down and you will spot this beautiful sight reflected by the calm and serene Geneva lake that you meander on.
It is now no secret that there are a plethora of activities and things to do in Switzerland. This combination of opulent lakes, unforgettable culinary experiences, dancing fountains and hidden villages is what entices you to opt for our Switzerland tour packages. What are you waiting for? Head to our Thomas Cook website and book your Switzerland family tour package or Switzerland honeymoon package right away!
Which is the best month to visit Switzerland?
October is the best month to visit Switzerland as the temperature is just perfect before the winter sets-in in November. It is also when Switzerland hosts many great outdoor events and festivals.
When is the cheapest time to visit Switzerland?
The low season for tourism is from November to May, which is winter in Switzerland, making it the cheapest time to book flights and hotels in Switzerland.
Can I visit Switzerland using a Schengen visa?
Yes. Switzerland is a Schengen country and you can visit Switzerland on a Schengen visa.
Are Euros accepted in Switzerland?
Euros might be accepted but the change will be in Swiss Francs after adjusting the currency conversion rate. It is best to use Francs in Switzerland.
What is the flight time from Mumbai to Switzerland?
The flight time from Switzerland to Mumbai direct is approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes.
Is Switzerland an expensive tourist destination?
The currency exchange rate combined with the quality of services in Switzerland make it slightly more expensive than most international holidays, but Thomas Cook India's has Swiss holidays starting as low as INR 64,003 exclusive of visa and airfare.
Which is the best way to see Switzerland?
The best way to travel through Switzerland is by train. A rail pass is also a cost-effective way to see Switzerland.
How many days are required for a Swiss holiday?
3-4 days are enough to see the best Switzerland has to offer.
Which cities should I visit on my first trip to Switzerland?
Must see cities in Switzerland for first time visitors are, Basel, Bern, Zermatt, Geneva, Zurich.
Which languages are spoken in Switzerland?
German, French and Italian are the languages spoken traditionally and understood throughout Switzerland and English is spoken and understood almost everywhere.
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