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Our collection of Switzerland tours explores magnificent Alpine scenery of lush meadows, wooded slopes and snow-capped mountains, including the unmistakeable Matterhorn. Take a ride on the Glacier Express, a highlight of any Swiss tour, or visit beautiful Lake Lucerne or Lake Geneva. Explore the sophisticated city of Zurich in its serene lakeside setting, discover the chocolates and cheese of Montreux, and stroll around Berne with its medieval old town.

Switzerland

Discover Switzerland

From bustling cities to glacial lakes and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, Switzerland's varied natural landscapes are a joy to explore. The stunning alpine region attracts guests from around the world who journey to one of the many fantastic winter sport resorts to ski and snowboard amongst the breath-taking scenery. The star of the Switzerland's alpine region is the Matterhorn, located in Zermatt. Matterhorn mountain is the most easily recognised and most-photographed mountain in the world due to its symmetric pyramid shape.

Often built besides charming lakes, Switzerland's dynamic cities perfectly combine ancient history with contemporary city life. The Old Towns of Bern and Lucerne and the historic centre of Zurich feature an abundance of well-preserved historical monuments and incredible architecture including one of the oldest covered bridges in Europe. The country is also home to world-class modern art and boasts a number of museums and galleries. Switzerland's major cities are cosmopolitan with exciting cultures that successfully embrace upcoming trends. There are Michelin starred restaurants, lakeside bars with craft beers and a range of festivals throughout the year. As well as embracing the new, Switzerland has kept its many much-loved traditions alive and tourists can enjoy ancient markets, folkloric fairs, flag waving and alp-horn concerts.

When it comes to Swiss food and drink, cheese fondue is of course, the star of the show. In fact, a trip to Switzerland would not be complete without trying the huge pot of melted cheese with fresh bread cubes to dip in. Other than cheese and mouth-watering chocolate, Swiss cuisine combines influences from German, French and North Italian dishes. The Swiss white wines are notably excellent and locally crafted beers are a favourite with tourists.


Featured Switzerland Tours

Switzerland, Matterhorn and Glacier Express

Spectacular mountain scenery … the iconic and unmistakeable Matterhorn … dramatic rides on railways, chair lifts and cable cars … awe-inspiring views of glaciers and summits … gentle valley slopes and lush meadows disturbed only by cowbells and chalets … This is Switzerland at its most wonderful and you’ll enjoy the very best that this unique country has to offer during eight remarkable days that will stay with you forever.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
From £1149pp
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Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland

Victorian tourism began in Interlaken below the snowy Jungfrau and pearl of the Swiss Oberland. Travel by steamer, cable car and mountain railway experiencing Switzerland’s finest sights.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
From £1499pp
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Switzerland's Spectacular Rail Journeys

With extraordinary rail routes (picture tunnels through snow-covered mountains and bridges over steep-sided valleys), Switzerland is made for memorable train travel. Join us from our tour base in Davos as we take two of its most iconic ‘express’ journeys.

2019 - Jul, Aug, Sep
From £1629pp
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Taste of Switzerland

Have you ever wished to stay in a tranquil Alpine village and take a walk on green mountain slopes with little more noise than the ringing of cowbells, or dreamt of gazing across a sea of snowy mountain peaks. Have you imagined tasting Swiss cheese, chocolates and wine in the very place they’re produced?

2019 - Jul, Sep
From £1699pp
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Swiss Mountain Escape

The freedom to explore the vast, unspoilt Bernese Oberland region for yourself. The thrill of looking out at more than 600 peaks following a jaw-dropping steam train ride up Brienzer Rothorn.

2019 - Jun, Aug, Sep
From £1829pp
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Best of Switzerland

Switzerland's indigo lakes and imposing Alpine backdrop seem to go on forever as you explore sophisticated cities, an ancient castle and the shores of Montreux.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Solo - Switzerland's Spectacular Rail Journeys

With extraordinary rail routes (picture tunnels through snow-covered mountains and bridges over steep-sided valleys), Switzerland is made for memorable train travel. Join us from our tour base in Davos as we take two of its most iconic ‘express’ journeys.

2019 - Aug
From £1949pp
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Glorious Switzerland

Discover a land of contrasting scenery, people and languages, offering a unique blend of interests and wonders.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Contrasts of Switzerland

See Switzerland's cities and countryside by rail, taking the Golden Pass Route to the heart of the Alps and the medieval city of Lucerne to pay homage to the Swiss Guard.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

Exclusive Tauck experiences, special holiday events, much yuletide cheer... and of course, Tauck's uncommon access ashore on shore excursions... set the tone for Tauck's December Christmas Market tours and cruises along the Rhine River between Basel and Köln aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire!

2019 - Dec
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Grand Tour of Switzerland

From the 3,000m summit of Gornergrat to the idyllic shores of Lake Maggiore, this tour’s spectacular highlights make ‘grand’ a fitting title. You’ll take several amazing journeys on funicular, cogwheel and regional trains to get a true sense of the country and its unforgettable panoramas.

2019 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep
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The Magic of Montreux

Montreux is a charming Swiss town on the edge of serene Lake Geneva, with a dramatic backdrop formed by the snow-covered peaks of the Alps. We stay here for the opportunities to taste exquisite Swiss chocolate and cheese, and discover the magnificent views from the peak of Mount Rigi.

2019 - Jun
From £2699pp
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Country Roads of Bavaria with Oberammergau

Surprisingly, the vineyards, gabled shop fronts and opulent palaces play second fiddle to the scenery. Experience the magical, unrivalled beauty of the Alpine world, on-board the enthralling Glacier Express.

2020 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Switzerland and Austria

Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy's Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St.

2020 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Mountains and Lakes of Switzerland

Explore remote Alpine valleys by mini-coach and scale mountain slopes by railway on this unforgettable tour of Switzerland.

2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
From £3229pp
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Country Roads of Switzerland

An intimate journey of discovery amid stunning Alpine panoramas. This itinerary includes riding on the famous Glacier Express and staying in some of Switzerland's most enchanting hotels.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Vistas of Italy and Switzerland

From historic Venice to the soul-stirring alpine villages of Switzerland, join us on a memory-making adventure that takes in time honoured traditions, local culture and even some remarkable railway journeys all among some of the world's most enchanting scenery.

2019 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep
From £3399pp
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The Romantic Rhine: Northbound

Discover the heritage and beauty of The Rhine, on a 7-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

2019 - Apr
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Country Roads of Bavaria Switzerland and Austria

Surprisingly, the vineyards, gabled shop fronts and opulent palaces play second fiddle to the scenery. Experience the magical, unrivalled beauty of the Alpine world, on-board the enthralling Glacier Express.

2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug
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Alpine Adventure

Join Tauck Bridges for a fun Alps and Switzerland family vacation in the Swiss, Austrian and Bavarian Alps... with whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock and rope climbing... a look at "Oetzi" and life in Neolithic times... Tyrolean fun and games... rides on cable cars and the world's steepest cog railway at Mount Pilatus... fun at one of Europe's largest waterparks, a ski-jump demonstration and much more!

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug
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The Rhine, Swiss Alps and Amsterdam

Tauck's Swiss Alps and Rhine cruises follow the romantic river on a seven-night cruise from Switzerland to the Netherlands through France and Germany, plus two nights at an historic hotel in the heart of Bern, gateway to the Alps.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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The Rhine and Moselle - Northbound

Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley on one of Tauck's popular Rhine River tours.

2019 - May, Jun, Aug, Oct
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Switzerland: Europe's Crown Jewel

Explore picturesque mountains, sparkling lakes and fashionable Swiss cities including Lausanne, Interlaken, St. Moritz and Lucerne... travel by cogwheel train and funicular in the Alps, by private boat on an alpine lake, and by rail in a domed observation car aboard the Glacier Express... all on Tauck's ultimate Switzerland journey.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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Highlights of Switzerland

  • Geneva

    Sitting at the southern tip of Lake Geneva, Switzerland’s second-largest city is surrounded by the dramatic Swiss Alps and the Jura Mountains. This international city is the European home of the UN and the headquarters of the Red Cross. Although it is not the capital of Switzerland, it is often referred to as the ‘Capital of Peace’. Popular attractions include the Jet d'Eau, a 140-metre-high water fountain and the Horloge Fleuri; a large flower clock in the ‘Jardin Anglais’ (English Garden) which is a world-renowned symbol of the Geneva watch industry.

  • Lucerne

    The lake-side city of Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains creating a beautiful panoramic scenery. Lucerne is known for its remarkably well-preserved Altstadt (Old Town) which includes the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge complete with gable paintings; considered to be one of the oldest covered bridges in Europe. As well as fascinating architecture and picturesque old towns, Lucerne boasts a lively arts and music culture and hosts many spectacular festivals including a series of world-renowned classical music concerts.

  • Zermatt

    The delightful town of Zermatt sits at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn and is one of the most attractive holiday villages in Europe due to its central location in Europe's largest and highest lying summer/skiing region. During the summer months, this charming village has an abundance of hiking and cycling trails which lead to an enchanting world of nature. In winter, the stunning alp region welcomes snow sports enthusiasts from around the world and offers varied ski areas with 360 km of piste. The Matterhorn Glacial Paradise and the Matterhorn Museum are must-see attractions when visiting Zermatt.

  • Zürich

    This large and wealthy metropolis is often recognised as one of the worlds most liveable city’s due to its hard-working financial centre, vibrant culture, urban edge and its ability to embrace modern trends. The city’s historical centre has been preserved exceptionally well and features winding cobbled alleyways and tall church steeples. Zurich is a haven for foodies with its much-loved rustic pubs, street food festivals and pop-up restaurants as well as numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.

  • Bern

    Bern may be the political capital city of Switzerland, but it is the medieval air and historical features that make this city so special. The city’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers. Some of Bern’s most popular attractions include The Zytglogge (Clock Tower), the Parliament Building and BearPark. The Rose Garden is the perfect place to relax during the summer months and boasts stunning views of the city.

  • St Moritz

    As the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) the luxury winter resort attracts guests from all over the world, including the rich and famous. St Moritz was originally established as a summer spa resort because of the mineral springs that were found 3,000 years ago. Today, St Moritz is one of the most famous alpine resorts in the world. In the summer, the resort is just as spectacular with its shimmering lake and lush forests.

Switzerland Tour Offers

  • Best of Switzerland

    8 days Zurich and Back
    From £1885pp

    Save upto 15% on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

  • Contrasts of Switzerland

    7 days Zurich and Back
    From £2245pp

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  • Country Roads of Switzerland

    13 days Zurich and Back
    From £3307pp

    Save upto 10% on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

  • Glorious Switzerland

    7 days Geneva to Zurich
    From £2106pp

    Save upto 10% on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

  • The Rhine, Swiss Alps and Amsterdam

    9 days Bern, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
    From £4580pp

    Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

  • The Romantic Rhine
    Northbound

    7 days Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
    From £3470pp

    Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

  • The Rhine and Moselle - Northbound

    12 days Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
    From £5024pp

    Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

  • Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

    7 days Basel, Switzerland to Köln, Germany
    From £2360pp

    Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!