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Journeys in SlowMotion in Switzerland

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  • Alpine drama & picture-postcard perfection
  • sumptuous scenery & spellbinding views
  • explore using the precisely integrated Swiss travel network
  • taste little-known Swiss wines
  • iconic mountains and lakes

 

In Switzerland, the extraordinary becomes commonplace. Sapphire mountain lakes, glinting in emerald-green valleys and surrounded by glacier-encrusted, white-tipped mountains that twinkle like diamonds in the sun, are thick on the ground. Incredible feats of engineering that take trains through some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain with precise punctuality hardly warrant a raised eyebrow. And mountains whose names conjure up images of heroic men with frozen beards and sunburned faces, and whose scale reboots our definition of size, arrive like buses – in quick succession. In this land, famed for its silky-smooth chocolate, its efficient, cuckoo-clock timekeeping, its jangling cowbells and its crater-filled cheese, the clichés are but a small part of the story. Switzerland is a postcard brought vividly to life, and although the extraordinary is commonplace, it is absolutely priceless.

So journey across the ‘roof of Europe’, taking in the Ballenberg Museum (said to be a ‘Switzerland in miniature’); the railway through the Eiger’s north face to Europe’s highest station; the lofty village of Mürren with its views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau; the Valais’ vineyards; and chic Zermatt, where the mighty Matterhorn seems so close that you could almost touch it.

Alternatively, focus instead on Switzerland’s great lakes – those of Geneva, Brienz and Lucerne – and in doing so maybe visit Charlie Chaplin’s former home and the UNESCO-protected Lavaux vineyards, ride on the Golden Pass line, and perhaps even take a trip on the Brienzer Rothorn steam train or the Rigi cog railway, the oldest in Europe.

 

To delve deeper and linger longer, we suggest:
  • Across the Roof of Europe
    9 June-7 October 2018
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    Across the Roof of Europe

    A thrilling journey from the north face of the Eiger to the foot of the mighty Matterhorn.
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    14 nights, from £2295pp
    (excluding flights)
    9 June-7 October 2018
  • Great Swiss Lakes
    19 May-7 October 2018
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    Great Swiss Lakes

    A journey of highlights, from the shores of Lake Geneva to Mount Rigi above Lake Lucerne, travelling on Switzerland’s iconic boats and trains.
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    7 nights, from £1275pp
    (excluding flights)
    19 May-7 October 2018