Here, the journey is the goal. We’ve linked Switzerland’s scenic highlights and cultural gems to make one spectacular, 1,600-kilometre route for you: the Grand Tour of Switzerland.
Every month, we’ll present you one of the sections in our newsletter. In this edition, the route takes us from the buzzing city of Zürich to St.Gallen, famous for its textiles and UNESCO World Heritage treasures, before continuing to the mountains of the Engadin and the resort of St. Moritz. Best of all, you can explore the highlights online first – on our web route.
Discover the tremendous cultural and scenic variety that Switzerland packs into one small country.
Alex Herrmann Switzerland Tourism, Director Americas
Some of the stages along the Grand Tour are so beautiful that they seem almost surreal. One is the section full of contrasts along Lake Constance, with gorgeous landscapes, Europe’s mightiest waterfall and a mountain summit from which you can see six countries.
Allow time for leisurely pit stops on your Grand Tour. Switzerland’s cities are compact enough for you to discover the sights and gastronomic highlights on foot. In Zürich, for example, stroll along the lakeshore and browse the boutiques in the Niederdorf before enjoying a world-class opera performance.
Treat yourself to the ultimate road trip: a ride along Switzerland’s panoramic highways on a Harley-Davidson®. Just feel the freedom: the growling of the engine, the ever-changing landscape, the wind on your face as you glide towards the sunset… you’ll wish the journey would never end.
Nothing beats the satisfaction of touring under your own steam. Switzerland’s eight finest cycle routes lead along crystal-clear lakes, past picturesque villages and through idyllic mountain scenery, promising an intimate experience of pristine nature.
Two conceptual artists from St.Gallen are creating an enormous picnic blanket called the “Bignik”, containing 250,000 pieces of cloth until 2014, one for each inhabitant of Eastern Switzerland. Every June, the growing red-and-white blanket is rolled out for a vast picnic.
Caring staff, delicious menus, imaginative play rooms plus the natural landscape as the best playground: all the ingredients for a relaxing and unforgettable family holiday. Our chosen hotels offer a wide range of facilities and activities for guests of all ages.
Switzerland Tourism and presenting partner American Express have announced the winners of this year’s PRIX BIENVENU. The award, now in its third edition, uses online guest ratings plus jury visits to find the hotels that offer Switzerland’s warmest welcome.
This summer, the dramatic story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn comes to life in a thrilling new theatre production. See the world premiere high on the Gornergrat, 2,600 metres above sea level, with the Matterhorn as a breathtaking backdrop.
Help us choose the best TV host for our upcoming travel show. 10 finalist tell you in their video why they are the perfect candidate. Vote for a chance to win a trip for 2 on the Grand Tour of Switzerland and other great prizes.
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The region of Graubünden would be a highlight of the Grand Tour for its cuisine alone. Locals agree that capuns – chard-wrapped dumplings – are not just a dish but a philosophy of life. Every family has its own recipe, handed down over generations; we reveal one of the best.
Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland on this 8-day Grand Rail Journey of Switzerland. Highlights include Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano and Lucerne. 7 nights from $2785 p.p.
Buy a Swiss Travel Pass online between now and May 28, 2015 and receive a 20% discount. Offer is valid on all 1st class 3, 4, 8, and 15 day consecutive Adult and Youth Swiss Travel Passes issued as electronic passes. To receive discount, enter promo code SwissEpass20 during checkout.
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