in Switzerland by Cox & Kings
On a tailor-made itinerary to Switzerland explore famous cities, enjoy boat trips across clear, calm lakes, and take rail journeys through truly spectacular landscapes.
The best way to discover Switzerland is by travelling from one city to the next via the expansive railway network, and then wandering the streets by foot. Located by the shores of Europe’s largest alpine lake, discover Geneva and take a steamboat across the lake, view the Jet d’Eau, a large fountain and the symbol of the city, or visit the landscaped gardens of the Palais des Nations.
One of the world’s most liveable cities, pretty and relaxed Zurich features the ancient centre of Altstadt with cobbled streets and spiked church steeples. There are worthwhile museums and galleries to visit in this lesser-known artistic hub – the city was the birthplace of Dadaism, and the modern art gallery of Kunsthaus is well-worth a visit.
Wander the old town of Bern and you will easily see why it has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Surrounded by the winding Aare River, the medieval town is stuffed with Renaissance fountains, and lovely churches and bridges, as well as Switzerland’s tallest cathedral – affording an amazing panorama over the red roofs below.
Beyond the main cities, Switzerland’s scenery ranges from dramatic mountain vistas, picturesque valleys to glacier lakes.