Look past the silk-smooth chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about epic journeys and sublime experiences.

Lake Geneva's southern shore has been home for a decade and it still tickles us pink that journeys by train or plane begin with a soul-stirring 20-minute boat ride across the water, sometimes aboard a nippy little 'commuter' boat at dawn, sometimes on one of the magnificent belle époque steamers that I often see twinkling after dark from my kitchen window. Lakes, mountains, urban chic: Switzerland delivers every weekend with yet another uplifting activity and, being someone who'd rather be outside than in, it suits us down to the ground.


  • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lucerne
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 2nd Class - 4 days Swiss Pass consecutive (which includes entry to Transport Museum, Mt. Rigi, Rhine Falls, and around 450 museums)
  • Entrance ticket to Mt Jungfrau
  • Entrance ticket to Mt. Titlis

Here is some more inspiration for you to get the feel!

I've started packing my bags already!

Credits: Lonely Planet, Switzerland Tourism