Flight time from Gatwick Approx.· 1 hour 30 minutes to Geneva · 1 hour 40 minutes to Zurich · 1 hour 35 minutes to Basel
So what's it like?
Traditions, food, languages, culture and even climates from across Europe meet in this small, diverse and unique country. Switzerland has seemingly endless opportunities for exploration, so why not take the plunge into every aspect of its lifestyle? Vast mountains, tranquil lakes and cities that bubble with heritage are yours to discover - all made easily accessible by a Swiss transport system that you could set your watch to.
You’ll feel like you have nothing but time on holiday in Switzerland. Its variety is best experienced up close, so take to the hills on foot, or especially by railway - the vintage cogwheel up Mount Pilatus is a real favourite.
Many Swiss lakeside towns have their own lidos, so take a dive into the depths and relax on the water. It’s a perfect lazy alternative to an environment where you can be hill-walking in the morning and year-round skiing on the Matterhorn glacier in the afternoon.
A trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling the traditional Swiss cuisine - at its cheesy best in the form of a fondue, raclette or tartiflette – a tasty treat in all our locations.
With departure dates now available any day of the week, our Swiss holidays give you the freedom to see what you want to see, when you want to see it. But if you do need some tips, our overseas team will be happy to nudge you in the right direction. We've also got some fantastic Switzerland summer 2015 deals visit its dedicated page.
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Swiss Resort Transfers: Transfers to your resort will be by train, although sometimes it can also include a journey by boat or bus. Those haven't already experienced Swiss Rail are in for a treat. Not only are they fantastically punctual, but you can sit back in comfort and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Upgrade to 1st class travel for extra comfort.
Swiss Card: This is included in all of our holidays and gives you unlimited travel on both your arrival and departure transfer days. You can stop off and enjoy other sights on the way to your resort. It also includes a 50% discount on most of the Swiss transport network for the rest of your stay.
Swiss Pass: The Swiss Pass offers unlimited travel on all trains, buses and boats for the duration of the pass and includes your transfer to and from the airport plus 25-50% reduction on mountain-top trains and cable cars. If you want to see all that Switzerland has to offer then this is the card for you.
Please note: You must book a pass to cover the full duration of your stay eg. 7 night holidays need 8 day pass.
Swiss Flexi Pass: The Swiss Flexi Pass allows for more flexibility than the Swiss Pass by giving you unlimited travel for 3 days of your choice throughout your stay. You'll still benefit from the 50% discount on most of the Swiss transport network for the rest of your stay, and receive the Swiss Card for transfers to and from resort.
Regional Passes: For those who want to make the very most of the local area, we can also offer regional passes that can accompany your Swiss Card. This covers the local transport network as well as offering huge savings on excursions in resort. (See resort pages for details)
Children travel free: All children under 16 years travel for free on the Swiss rail network when accompanied by at least one parent. Just make sure to advise us at time of booking and we will provide you with a Family Card.
Swiss Fly luggage: Have your luggage transported directly from your UK airport to your resort by booking Swiss Fly Rail luggage for a supplement of £32 return. We recommend packing an overnight bag with your essentials as luggage may not arrive until the next day.
Please note: There is no holiday advisor on arrival at the airport. You will receive a pre-departure call from your rep to answer any questions you may have. A full itinerary will be sent with your tickets, it may be necessary to change trains on some of the rail transfers between resorts.
Rail Pass Age 2nd Class 1st Class Swiss Card Transfers days 16+ years Included £30 Swiss Pass 8 Day 26+ years £174 £324 16-25 years £132 £257 15 Day 26+ years £226 £409 16-25 years £276 £328 Swiss Flexi Pass 3 Day 16+ years £166 £265