Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

Switzerland travel informationSwitzerland is without doubt one of my favourite countries in Europe.  I love the snow-capped alps, the sparkling lakes and the crystal clear rivers and I have a real affinity with the Swiss countryside. If you're more of a city-lover, Switzerland's cities are a blend of modernity and old-world charm. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the wonderful places I have visited in Switzerland.

Download my free Switzerland Travel Guide here

 

 

As far as postcard-perfect settings go, Grindelwald comes up trumps. This pretty Swiss town is blessed with stunning surroundings and is the ideal base to enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty and charm.

 

Visitors to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, will find plenty of sights and attractions to fill their days. With its perfect location in the heart of Europe, Zurich is also a great base from which to explore other parts of the country. In this post I share six of the best, and most popular, day trips from Zurich.

Switzerland is blessed with an abundance of crystal clear lakes and one of the loveliest is Lake Thun. Situated amongst spectacular mountains and pastures, the scenery is just one of the many reasons to visit Lake Thun.

It’s not surprising that Interlaken is often referred to as the adventure capital of Switzerland. There are plenty of adventurous things to do in Interlaken but the less adventurous visitor won’t feel left out here either.

Whether you’re treating yourself to a weekend away or including it as part of a longer European holiday, there’s nothing like a luxury getaway to re-charge the batteries.  Zermatt offers plenty to do in both summer and winter and if it’s a little bit of luxury you’re after, this is the place for you.  

On my first trip to Europe many years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) and I did the obligatory Contiki tour.  The second destination on our whirlwind tour was Lauterbrunnen, a tiny village in the heart of the Swiss Alps.  From this brief visit a real love affair with the village has developed and we have returned on numerous occasions as there are so many things to see and do in Lauterbrunnen. It's probably our favourite holiday destination in Europe.

Images of snowflakes, twinkling lights and carol singers wrapped up in woollen hats and scarves spring to mind when I think of a white Christmas and if you spend the festive season in Switzerland you’re likely to see that and a whole lot more.

Quality. Efficiency. Beauty. Cleanliness.  These are words that spring to mind when I think of Switzerland.  But when searching for accommodation in Switzerland recently, another word jumped out at me.  Variety.

If you’re planning a holiday in Switzerland, you probably have cities like Zurich, Lucerne, Bern and Geneva already on your itinerary.  And if you’re a regular reader of this website, you’ll know that the village of Lauterbrunnen is one of my favourites, so you may have added that, too.