There are many reasons why Switzerland is such a great choice of destination. Whilst many people initially think of edelweiss, Emmental, Toblerone, Swiss army knives and Heidi, there is plenty more to this landlocked country.
Ski resorts in the Alps such as St Moritz and Zermatt are popular with those looking for winter sports with mountains such as the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Eiger giving a spectacular backdrop to activities.
There are, however, many great opportunities for walking and hiking holidays during the warmer months as well. Towns such as Interlaken, set in the midst of some the country's most beautiful lakes are a popular base, particularly with backpackers.
Switzerland is also a great destination for a city break. The mixture of French, German and Italian influences mean that there is an interesting and varied culture.
Cities like Lucerne and Neuchatel offer much in the way of heritage and museums, an excellent selection of high end shops and many high quality restaurants and bars, serving great wines and foods including traditional Rosti and diary dishes. There is also a variety of hotel accommodation available, suitable for a range of budgets.
There are a number of international airports that Switzerland flights from the UK land at. These include Basle (BSL), Bern (BRN) Geneva (GVA), Lugano (LUG) and Zurich (ZRH).
Switzerland has a good transport network meaning that getting to your destination from the airport is straightforward. There are dense road and rail networks to be found here, particularly through the alpine routes.
A railway is located underneath Zurich Airport, offering trains to a number of Swiss destinations on S-Bahn, Glattalbahn and Intercity routes. Eurocity services also enable travel on to Munich.
There is also easy rail access at Geneva Airport with a direct rail route into the main Geneva-Cornavin station. A number of buses also operate from the airport including local routes and seasonal ski routes.
Basel Airport is owned jointly by the French and Swiss and situated on French soil. There is a bus connection that can take travellers to Basel's rail station for onward travel.
Two bus services operate from Bern Airport, one of which connects with Belp railway station with its frequent S-Bahn trains. The other provides a local route.
At Lugano Airport a shuttle service and taxis are available to take travellers into the city centre. Alternatively Agno rail station is approximately a 10 minute walk.
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