Switzerland with its prolific aura and awe-inspiring destinations stands tall as one of the best international summer holiday packages 2024. With beautiful lakes, snowcapped mountains, long glaciers and innumerable scopes for adventures, Switzerland is a dream spot for artists, and travellers. For international summer holiday packages 2024, our travel experts at Lufthansa City Center Travels & Rentals have chosen Switzerland and listed top 10 interesting places to visit. Let’s explore them!

 

 

Zermatt

Zermatt, one of the world’s attractive village, lies at the foot of the Matterhorn which is an iconic peak in the Alps, stands as a majestic sentinel between Switzerland and Italy. Its distinctive pyramid shaped structure captivates millions of adventurers and mountain lovers at a height of 4,478 meters (14,692 feet). Zermatt lies in the middle of an enormous hiking and skiing region, perfect for the activities throughout summer. It is a car free zone and offers unlimited possibilities to the explorers.

The sightseeing spots are Matterhorn, Gornergrat, Monte Rosa Hut, 5 Lakes Walk, Breithorn, Kirchbrucke and more.

Lucerne

Located at the centre of Switzerland, Lucerne is a picturesque city with lakes and mountains. The land has a historical value as it has multiple squares and churches. It is one of the attractive places of Switzerland while it offers a beautiful lakeside setting and excursions in the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn. The prime site of the region is Lake Lucerne which is nestled amidst cantons of Lucerne, Nidwalden, Uri and Schwyz.

Stretching over 114 sq km, the lake is beautifully situated between the steep limestone mountains at a height of 434 meters (1424 feet). Its shores are adorned with charming villages like Weggis and Vitznau, offering picture-perfect views and opportunities for leisurely boat cruises. Here, the visitors can indulge in water sports, explore historic landmarks like the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of this Alpine gem.

The sightseeing spots are Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church, Glacier Garden, Lake Lucerne, Museggmauer and Bourbaki Panorama.

Geneva

The second most populous city in Switzerland renowned for its urban vibrance and serene natural beauty. It is a global city, a financial hub and an epitome of numerous international organisations like WHO, WTO, International Committee of Red Cross, World Bank, United Nations and much more. Among some prominent sightseeing of Geneva, Lake Geneva is a notable one as it is the largest alpine lake in Europe with an area of 581 sq km. It lies between the Swiss Alps and the Jura Mountains and shines as a shimmering jewel in the crown of Western Europe.

One can also find the grandeur of the surrounding vineyards, charming villages, and historic castles like Chillon. It is formed by the Rhone River that enters at the east and leaves at the west end through Geneva city. The sightseeing spots are Lake Geneva, Ariana Museum, Chillon Castle, Lavaux Vineyards, St. Pierre Cathedral, Chaplin’s World and more.

Gstaad

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, Gstaad offers timeless charm with its alpine beauty and luxury. Renowned as a playground for the elite, the rustic neighbouring villages of Gstaad are also perfect for families with children and a haven for shoppers. Its picturesque landscape, with snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, and pristine lakes, provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures year-round. As a summer destination, Gstaad brings hiking and biking for travellers and caters to outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. In addition to that, its idyllic waterfalls, raised bogs, dreamy mountain village are few of the examples that you can expect from this diverse destination.

The sightseeing spots are Wispile, Lake Lauenen, Lake Arnen Forest, Kase-Grotto and more.

Interlaken

Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, renowned for its breathtaking scenes and outdoor adventures, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland. Surrounded by the towering mountains of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfraujoch, it serves as a gateway and popular vacation destination to the Bernese Oberland region. Outdoor enthusiasts gather here for hiking, skiing, paragliding, and other adventure activities. Visitors can join on scenic train rides, explore nearby waterfalls like Staubbach Falls, or simply immerse into the majestic beauty of the Swiss Alps reflected in the crystal-clear waters of the lakes.

The sightseeing spots are Harder Kulm, Mountains, Schynige Platte, Hiking Trails, Rugenbraeu Brewery, Distilleries and more.

Montreux

Montreux, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva amidst the Swiss Riviera, is a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Famous for its picture postcard landscape, Montreux has been a magnet for artists, writers and travellers worldwide. The town's picturesque promenades, adorned with colorful flowers, offer stunning views of the lake and surrounding vineyards. Montreux's mild climate and serene ambiance make it a haven for relaxation, small walks and discovering new areas while its proximity to the Alps provides ample opportunities for outdoor adventures, ensuring a memorable Swiss experience.

The sightseeing spots are Montreux lakeside, Glacier 3000, Old Town, Maisen Cailler, Flower Promenade.

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Davos

It is the largest resort in Alps for mountain holidays, sports and conferences. Davos, located at a height of 1560m at the Swiss Alps, is famed for its scenic slopes and activities like swimming and sailing in Lake Davos, hiking and mountain biking. Also, you can easily connect to Matterhorn from Davos by Glacier Express. Famous for summer sports center, Davos is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and wellness seekers. With excellent shopping opportunities, numerous boutiques, bars, casinos and cafes, Davos is a hub of entertainment. Davos offers exhilarating adventures, hiking routes in summer amidst breathtaking alpine scenery. The sightseeing spots are Davos Alpine Botanical Garden, Jakobshorn Mountain, Vaillant Arena, Schatzalp, Davos Museum, Lake Davos and more.

Lugano

Lugano is Switzerland’s third most important financial center, a conference, banking and business center and also the town of parks, flowers, villas and sacred buildings. It is a beautiful city located on the border of Italy and Switzerland that offers all the advantages of a world class city with reputation of a small town. Lugano lies in a bay of the northern side of Lake Lugano and surrounded by numerous mountains and splendid viewpoints. With Mediterranean squares and arcades, it is a popular destination for summer when the visitors have lot to experience in the town.

The sightseeing spots are Lake Lugano, Cathedral of St. Lawrence, Monte San Salvatore, Parco Ciani, Lugano Art e Cultura, Lido Di Lugano and more.

St. Moritz

St. Moritz is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland. Nestled in the Engadin Valley, on the southeastern side and surrounded by Alpine peaks, St Moritz symbolizes luxury and glamour. Known for its curative mineral springs, it boasts world-class skiing, upscale boutiques, and exclusive hotels. Since late 19th century, it has developed itself as one of the world’s famous winter sport centers. The town's crisp mountain air and stunning alpine scenery attract visitors year-round, offering opportunities for outdoor activities and adventures. With its sparkling lakes, pristine slopes, and chic ambiance, St. Moritz remains a timeless destination for travellers worldwide.

The sightseeing spots are Lake St Moritz, Segantini Museum, Piz Nair, Engadine, Olympia Bobrun, Staz Lake, Chesa Futura and more.

 

 

Grindelwald

Grindelwald is a small village in the Bernese region surrounded by mountain scape and multiple viewpoints. It is a popular destination for cosmopolitan holidays offering largest ski activities here. It is the gateway to Jungfraujoch that is situated at an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,371 feet) above sea level. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Here the visitors can explore the Ice Palace, walk along the Sphinx Observatory's viewing platforms, or even venture onto the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The sightseeing spots are the Panorama of Kleine Scheidegg, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen.

Jungfraujoch

There are much more than the above destinations that make Switzerland a hotspot for travellers. At Lufthansa City Center Travels & Rentals, we have designed a unique package that will take you through the glacier carved Alps, lakes and valleys of the extremely popular country. Our summer holiday vacation of Switzerland Premium Tour Package 8 Nights 9 Days explores through Zurich, Montreux, Interlaken, Lake Lucerne, Jungfraujoch and much more.   

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