Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. A landlocked country of towering mountains, deep Alpine lakes, grassy valleys dotted with neat farms and small villages, and thriving cities that blend the old and the new, Switzerland is the nexus of the diverse physical and cultural geography of western Europe, renowned for both its natural beauty and its way of life. Aspects of both have become bywords for the country, whose very name conjures images of the glacier-carved Alps beloved of writers, artists, photographers, and outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the world. "Look beyond the chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about once-in-a-lifetime journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and urban culture" - Lonely Planet.
Top places to visit: Zurich, Geneva, Zermatt, Lucerne, Interlaken, Basel, Saint Moritz, Grindelwald, Lugano, Montreux, Gstaad, Engelberg, Gotthard Pass
Best time to visit: June to February depending on whether you want to be there for summer sightseeing or the wonderful winter months.