Activities, day trips and attractions in Switzerland

Attractions and other things to do in Switzerland

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Restaurant and panorama terrace at Pilatus.

Glacier Express

SCENIC TRIPS

Enjoy the beauty of Switzerland by train or by boat.

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Cable car to Titlis

NATURAL SITES

Enjoy the view from one of the mountain tops by cable car, cogwheel train or funicular. Or visit the Swiss lakes.

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Lausanne Cathedral

CITY TOURS

Guided and independent tours of Swiss cities and towns.

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Swiss cheese

CULINARY TOURS

Join a culinary tour to learn and taste Swiss cheese, chocolate and wine.

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Hiking sign near Gsteig, close to Gstaad

HIKING

Find trails and learn about safety in the mountains.

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Rafting

SPORTS

Want a bit more than hiking? Find various outdoor activities here.

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Skier powder snow

SNOW FUN

Do you want to ski, or give it try for the first time? Find various snow activities here.

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Basel Christmas market

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Visiting in November or December? Consider a cosy Christmas market!

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Swiss Coupon Pass

SWISS COUPON PASS

Save money on attractions, dining and city tours.

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Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass to Italy.

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Christmas in France, Germany and Switzerland in 1 day

This tour starts in Colmar, France. If you stay in Colmar, the bus can pick you up at your hotel. You'll first visit the fortification of Neuf-Brisach in France. Then you'll go to the Christmas market Freiburg, Germany. At night you'll visit the Christmas market of Basel in Switzerland.

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  • Attraction type: christmas market;
    city tour
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Day trip to the Chamonix Christmas market from Geneva

A bus takes you from Geneva to Chamonix in France, at the base of the Mont Blanc. You'll enjoy the crafts, gifts, food, live music and illuminations at the Christmas market. You can optionally take a trip with the cable car to admire the views. Finally you'll take the bus back.

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.

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Gornergrat

Cogwheel train to the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Gotthard Panorama Express

An impressive train and boat journey across the famous Gotthard route.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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Jungfrau region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the region? This one day trip in the Jungfrau region makes sure you won't miss the best spots.

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The highest train station in Europe is located in a magnificent landscape of eternal snow and glaciers.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
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