Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places in the world - and it will finally reopen its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on June 28th, 2021. If you're interested in planning a trip to Switzerland when it reopens and want to know where the best places to visit are, you've come to the right place.
The charming, car-free mountain resort town of Zermatt is surrounded by the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps, nestled below the tilted peak of the instantly recognizable Matterhorn. Find breathtaking scenery everywhere you look in Zermatt. Enjoy the culinary scene and shop the boutiques on Zermatt's main street. Take a scenic rail excursion on Europe's highest open-air cogwheel to the summit of the Gornergrat, visit the Matterhorn Museum or venture to the neighboring towns of Brig, Sion, Bern or Lausanne when visiting this picturesque destination.
Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most idyllic medieval cities, brimming with art and history. Take a walking tour visiting the city's most popular sites, like the iconic Chapel Bridge, the octagonal water tower and Lucerne Castle. Visit museums such as the Swiss Museum of Transportation, the Rosengart Collection and the Richard Wagner Museum. Ride to the top of Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi. Explore the medieval wall along the north side of Lucerne's Old Town, built between 1350 and 1408. Impressive scenery, rich history and astounding architecture await in Lucerne.
Montreux is a traditional resort town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Swiss Alps. There are local vineyards, lakeside walkways, promenades and gardens to explore, and Chillon Castle, which dates back to the 1100s, Queen's recording studio and the memorial to beloved international musician Freddie Mercury, the Chocolate Train and Montreux Museum. Experience the very best things this stunning destination offers on your next Switzerland vacation.
Switzerland's largest city is also a top rated travel destination. Zürich is beautifully located on the banks of two rivers and a lake. Marvel at the contrast of modern and centuries-old buildings. Get a taste of authentic Swiss chocolate. Visit the National Museum, which looks much like a castle and explore other popular sites like the Opera House, the famous banking district, Lake Zürich and Fraumünster Church.
Lugano is on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains. Take in the magnificent sights of Lugano wandering through Old Town, with its pretty pastel buildings and sloping pedestrian streets. Stroll through Piazza della Riforma, the town's main square with no shortage of restaurants, bistros and charming shops. Take the funicular railway to the top of Monte San Salvatore or cruise Lake Lugano to one of the famous grottos for a memorable excursion on your next visit to this lakeside resort town.
St. Moritz is another resort town nestled in the Swiss Alps. It has plenty to offer people who love the great outdoors with hiking, mountain climbing, windsurfing and paddleboarding in the summer, snowboarding, skiing and ice skating on an Olympic-sized outdoor rink in the winter. Explore various shops and museums in town, such as the domed Segantini Museum, filled with original paintings, or the Engadiner Museum, highlighting the alpine way of life in years past and admire the architecture, a blend of traditional and modern construction styles on your stay in St. Moritz.
Switzerland is a country of many wondrous splendors with incredible adventures awaiting you in each sparkling city and enchanting village. Our complete Switzerland Collection includes 30+ thoughtfully planned itineraries that take you through the best places to visit and present you with the most spectacular scenes this extraordinary country has to offer.