Luxury holidays in Switzerland

Destinations in Switzerland

  • Look at the lid of almost any tin of Swiss chocolates, and you’ll find a postcard-perfect village scene; the snow-sprinkled Alpine town of Adelboden could easily have posed for the picture.
  • Known for its clear mountain lakes, ski slopes and hiking trails, Swiss ski resort Arosa is the cockle-warming mug of hot chocolate (spiked, if you like) to St Moritz’s champagne flute.
  • Sun-drenched slopes, mirror-still lakes and views all the way to Mont Blanc: even for a Swiss ski resort, Crans-Montana is an overachiever.
  • Ski resort Flims in the Swiss Alps should be more famous than it is. Gstaad, Verbier and such hog the limelight, but Flims’ behemoth mountains and rugged valleys ensure skiing and snowboarding opportunities for beginners and Olympians alike.
  • Encircled by Alpine peaks and bordered by an eponymous lake, Geneva oozes sophistication and internationalism.
  • Once a sleepy village of cattle farmers, Gstaad has made a name for itself as one of Switzerland’s most fashionable ski resorts, trading its cow sheds for fashion houses, turreted hotels and famous residents.
  • Alpine ski spot Saas-Fee, framed by 13 four-thousanders, could easily be mistaken for an icing-sugar-topped gingerbread village from a distance.
  • Sitting high in the Swiss valley of Engadin, St Moritz is the snow-tipped screensaver speckled with canary coloured buildings and gliding gondolas that every ski enthusiast dreams of gracing.
  • Vallée de Joux, in Switzerland’s Canton of Vaud, is a horloger’s heaven, where your neighbours are world-class watchmakers, like Audemars Piguet and Breguet.
  • Mountain-top village Vals takes a slower approach to life in Switzerland’s eastern Graubünden canton.
  • The warm sun-soaked slopes of Verbier make for the perfect year-round resort and the nightlife in this part of the Swiss Alps is pretty hot stuff, too.
  • As a winter resort, Wengen is famed for its World Cup Lauberhorn run. But you don’t have to be a pro skier to enjoy this Alpine idyll: summer pursuits such as hiking, mountain biking and river rafting seal this remote village’s all-season allure.
  • With a cobblestoned Old Town to wander, a lake to perambulate, and a hip neighbourhood full of warehouses turned eateries, Zürich is much more than just chocolates and designer watches.

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