Switzerland

Explore Scenic Switzerland

9 tours from £899pp

From astonishing mountains, peaks, and gorgeous lakes to remarkable bridges, castles and iconic cities, the small country of Switzerland is overflowing with natural beauty and incredible landmarks. Discover the very best this gorgeous destination has to offer on a fully escorted holiday; enjoy a beautifully scenic journey through the Jura Mountains to stunning Lucerne with its magnificently painted Chapel Bridge, hop onboard the Chur-Arosa Railway and cross the breathtaking Langwieser Viaduct, or you could even join us on a tour of lovely Geneva and watch the world go by from one of the waterfront cafés. Head up to the mountains – whether it be by rail, cable car or lift – and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Swiss peaks from above. Wherever you go in Switzerland and for however long, you’ll find views unlike any others! Browse our Swiss holidays today and look forward to an Alpine discovery with Shearings.  

Swiss Railways and Lake Lucerne Drinks-Inclusive
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Departures
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The Signature Collection The Signature Collection

Enjoy scenic rail journeys and breathtaking views on this holiday to Switzerland, with trips aboard the Arosa Bahn and Bernina Regional Railway!

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 packed lunches & 6 evening meals
  • Drinks during dinner included at our hotel in Flims (water, beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Lake Geneva, Zermatt and Montreux Drinks-Inclusive
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Join our popular holiday to Leysin and discover seasonal colours as we enjoy the scenery around southern Switzerland.

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Selected beer, wine and soft drinks between 6:00pm and 10:00pm in Leysin
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

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Mighty Rhine to Switzerland
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Taking in iconic destinations in Germany, France and Switzerland, this cruise along the mighty Rhine will be one to remember.

  • 7 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • 1 night hotel
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Local joining points

Departures:

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4-Star Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps
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until the end of August
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Your base for this break is the picture-postcard village of Hergiswil, staying at a family-run hotel on the banks of Lake Lucerne.

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

  • 2024
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Combine the finest Christmas Markets in Switzerland with a visit to a biscuit factory and the Lindt Home of Chocolate factory.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including a traditional fondue
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotels

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Enjoy a picture-postcard Christmas in spectacular Switzerland, taking in the sights of Interlaken, Grindelwald and more.

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals including Christmas Dinner
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Convenient local joining points

Departures:

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Switzerland is renowned for its picture-perfect scenery and, on this Christmas tour, you will experience all this Winter Wonderland has to offer.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including Christmas dinner
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

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Make it a Christmas to remember as you enjoy a ride on the Swiss Glacier Express, and visit Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

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Switzerland

Switzerland Highlights

If you choose to visit Switzerland, you certainly won’t be disappointed – this landlocked country has a captivating culture and rich history just waiting to be explored. At the foot of the Alps, nestled between the hills and Lake Geneva, Montreux is a lovely town featuring beautiful Belle Époque influence. Nearby is the world-renowned and incredibly well-preserved medieval island fortress Chillon Castle, offering an insight into murals of the 14th century, and slightly further afield, the historical town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese, with its own medieval fortress dating back to the 13th century. These popular places, as well as wonderful hidden gems like the Tell Monument, dedicated to Swiss national hero William Tell, truly make this country what it is – historic, beautiful, and preserved in the most special ways. Take Switzerland by rail onboard the famous Bernina Regional Railway, Swiss Glacier Express, or venture on the world's steepest cogwheel railway going up the Pilatus! There are endless options to see the sights, including the world’s first Cabrio cable car, Stanserhorn Cable Car, the world’s first revolving gondola, the Titlis Rotair Cable Car, and the Hammetschwand Lift, climbing over 150m to see the most spectacular views over Lake Lucerne and the Alps. From rail experiences and river cruises to magical festive holidays, see these unforgettable sights on one of our expertly curated escorted tours. 

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Local Information

  • Capital Bern
  • Language French/German/Italian/Romansch
  • Currency Swiss Franc
  • Tip 8-10%
  • Time Zone GMT +1
  • Electricity Two and three pin plugs. 230V.
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Must See

See rugged mountain peaks, shimmering lakes and breathtaking landscapes from some of the best trains and cable cars in Switzerland

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Things to Do & Local attractions

  • Enjoy a journey on one of the world’s most-famous trains, the Glacier Express View Tour
  • Walk across Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the Skywalk, at the top of Mount Titlis View Tour
  • Cruise along the serene waters of Lake Lucerne, taking in the sights from a different perspective View Tour
  • Stroll along Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, a wooden footbridge spanning the River Reuss View Tour

Food and Drink

Rösti

Rösti is a popular Swiss meal using grated potato, rolled into a flat cake, and then fried with a hearty amount of butter and oil. This tasty dish can be compared to the hash brown, and onion and sage are often added for an extra delicious taste. 

Papet Vaudois

Papet Vaudois is a very popular, traditional Swiss dish, originating from the canton of Vaud. It is a hotpot of potato, leeks, stock, and white wine, served with a Vaud smoked sausage. This hearty dish is best served in winter as a warming comfort food. 

Swiss Chocolate

Switzerland may be most famous, in terms of food, for its incredible and high-quality chocolate. These delectable, sweet treats have an international reputation, and the most famous brands include Toblerone, Lindt and Cailler (now owned by Nestlé). 

Cheese Fondue

Switzerland is renowned for its cheese, and fondue (melted) is one of the best and most famous ways to enjoy it! The cheeses, alongside other ingredients like garlic and wine, are kept hot over a candle or lamp, and you simply add bread to a long fork or prong to dip in and enjoy! 

Planning your Trip

With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...

Lucerne

Lucerne Highlights

Chapel Bridge 

One of Lucerne’s most iconic landmarks, the Chapel Bridge is a wooden footbridge that spans the Reuss River. Dating back to the 14th century, the bridge is adorned with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from Swiss history and folklore.  


Old Town 

With a charming maze of narrow cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and historic monuments, Lucerne’s Old Town is a delight to explore. Radiating a fairy tale atmosphere, highlights include the Rathus, Weinmark, and the Jesuit Church.  


Pilatus Railway  

The world’s steepest cogwheel railway, the Pilatus Railway takes you on a journey through Alpine meadows, woods and tunnels to reach Pilatus Kulm – the summit of Mount Pilatus. Expect breathtaking views of mountainous landscapes, glistening lakes, and the beautiful city of Lucerne.  


Montreux

Montreux Highlights

Chillon Castle 

A stunning medieval fortress set on a rocky island in Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is Switzerland’s most-visited historical site. Its former use as a military fortress, prison, and summer residence for the Counts of Savoy has resulted in a long and fascinating history, which is showcased through exhibitions, paintings, and décor.  


Promenade  

Nothing beats a stroll along Montreux’s beautiful promenade. Running the entire length of the town, the pathway is lined with blooming flowers, vibrant cafés, and unique artwork – fans of Queen won’t want to miss the iconic statue of Freddie Mercury!  


Old Town 

A charming, historic district brimming with quaint streets, atmospheric squares and beautiful buildings, Montreux’s Old Town is worth a visit. Due to its position on a steep slope, breathtaking views of lakes, mountains and forests appear at almost every turn.  


Zermatt

Zermatt Highlights

Matterhorn  

One of the most famous mountains in the world, the Matterhorn provides a picture-postcard background for Zermatt. Known for its iconic pyramid shape, its jagged peaks and dramatic slopes are visible from almost anywhere in the town.  


Matterhorn Museum  

This fascinating museum tells the gripping and turbulent history of the world-famous Matterhorn Mountain, from its African origin to the eventful first ascent. Visitors can also learn about Zermatt’s transformation from a village of farmers to a renowned Alpine resort.  


Beautiful Town 

Located at the base of the Matterhorn, Zermatt boasts traditional bakeries, charming Swiss-style chalets, and quaint streets brimming with bars, restaurants and shops. The town has been closed to traffic since 1961, allowing visitors to truly immerse themselves in the atmosphere.  


Geneva

Geneva Highlights

Jet d'Eau 

One of the most iconic landmarks in Geneva, this impressive fountain shoots water up to 140 metres in the air and can be seen from most parts of the city. Head to the Bains des Pâquis – an artificial peninsula surrounded by a stunning beach – for a fantastic viewpoint.  


Lake Geneva 

The star of the city, Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Western Europe. Its glistening waters combined with a backdrop of the majestic Alps provides a postcard-worthy setting – enjoying a lake cruise is the perfect way to take in the scenery!  


Fantastic Museums 

With more than 30 fascinating museums throughout the city, it can be hard to decide which to go to! Immerse yourself in humanitarianism at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, visit the Patek Philippe Museum to uncover the history of watchmaking, or discover the exceptional art and archaeology collections of the Museum of Art and History. 


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