Why visit Switzerland?
Switzerland! We know it is scenic… we know it is mountainous… we know it makes a great holiday destination… But there’s more to this devastatingly beautiful land… there is a lot more to Switzerland than the chocolates, cheese, cuckoo clocks, luxury timepieces, trains and of course Roger Federer. This is a country with more than 1500 lakes, a country which is 70% covered in mountains…. Its inviting landscapes, the hiking-biking trails, lakes, and snow-capped mountains make Switzerland apt for outdoors. A country made up of several distinct cultures including German, French, Italian, Roman – each of them is reflected in the unique Swiss way of life…
Most of the locals are fluent in English; language is not an issue in Switzerland. Switzerland is one of the cleanest and safest states. Whether you are a solo traveler, or traveling with friends and family or are on a Honeymoon, Switzerland and its picture-perfect landscape will be a delight.
And who can ignore the somewhat bizarre, sometimes tragic, but always treasured traditions and folklores – the stories of dragons, witches, Dwarfs, and Alps… The Swiss experience is incomplete without them…
It is ideally located for a quick getaway to other cities as it borders Germany, Italy, France, and Austria. There are good train connections to travel to these cities from Switzerland
Don’t forget to buy yourself a Swiss Watch and some Swiss chocolates.
Best places to visit in Switzerland
Zurich: It is an all-weather destination; you can enjoy the pleasant weather in summer and indulge in skiing & sledding in winter. Lake Zurich, old town, Zurich museum and the market place all are a must see. Zurich is also an extremely vegetarian and vegan-friendly city.
Lucerne: It is a small town but it is set against a beautiful backdrop of the Alps and a beautiful lake which retains medieval town look.
Interlaken: Discover the village in a relaxed fashion and have your fill of viewing the 3 famous mountains – Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Interlaken is a traditional resort town nestled in between mountains, lakes, and forests. This town offers some of the best views of the Swiss Alps. It also has many outdoor activities for adventure seekers, and beautiful lakes cruise around.
Montreux: The town by the Lake Geneva bay, is surrounded by vineyards and is against the backdrop of snow-capped Alps. It is also known for its international festivals, such as the International Choral Festival (following Easter), the Montreux Jazz Festival and the September Musical Concert. The world famous Jazz festival of Montreux takes place in the months of June-July and features concerts, which are organized in several places. It is also known for its nightlife with bars and nightclubs. Christmas market in Montreux is a great place for shopping souvenirs and gifts.
Geneva: It is the International headquarters for numerous organizations. It retains the old world charm with its cobblestone streets, antique stores, and art galleries.
Zermatt: Quaint village at the foothills of Matterhorn, Zermatt is known for ski resorts as well as the mountaineering activities in the Swiss Alps. Walk across the hanging suspension bridge
Lugano: It is an Italian speaking town, and the Italian influence is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. It is also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings.
Top things to experience in Switzerland
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What our Travellers Say
I have lived my life with the simple philosophy of “Places. Faces”. So i had to go on this pursuit of everything wonderful about life,
sunshine over the mountains, delicious wine and warmest people. I found it all.It was a dream come true and an ultimate testimony to a girl’s endeavour to self dependence.
I couldn’t have been so fearless and so carefree had this wonderful agency, Beyonder, not worked so hard behind the curtains to make it happen for me. I savoured every moment of this trip as you sip a beautifully aged wine because I knew they are looking out for me.
The itinerary was curated to give me plenty of time to myself yet I covered so many places that my heart was full. The biggest surprise was the food that the team arranged for me at beautiful restaurants. I am a vegetarian and I have never enjoyed food while travelling abroad but Georgia was an exception, thanks to Beyonder.
A big shoutout to my guide – a beautiful and inspiring human being. Georgia felt like a fairytale with her entertaining narrative. I never felt alone, she was always there to hold my hand when things were going downhill – literally and metaphorically.
With Beyonder, I feel I have found a friend – a trustworthy friend, I can always turn to when wanderlust (read: money and personal leaves) kicks in. A girl needs to have one such friend in her life.
Beyonder – you did something above and beyond …in organising the northern lights chase !! The experiences that you gave us ….
good accomodation and food…..husky rides….snowmobile rides …..whale watching ……songs and strumming by behram ….and finally the hair raising spectacle of witnessing the northern lights at midnight……
ALL OF IT IN ONE WORD….STUPENDOUS.!!!
Have already recommended beyonder to family and friends.!!! will definitely come back to you for more