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Holidays in Switzerland

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Switzerland Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Switzerland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Switzerland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

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Top hotels in Switzerland

H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
4 out of 5
Lungolago G. Motta, Locarno, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$211 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (440 reviews)
Lovely hotel by the lake

"Our room was very spacious, nice balcony with sun and a limited view of the lake. Breakfast was decent. Pool was chilly but kids got used to it."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
Hotel Admiral
Hotel Admiral
4 out of 5
Via Geretta 15, Lugano, Paradiso, TI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$147 per night from 8 Nov. to 9 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (377 reviews)
Great hotel

"very big and confortable bed. Breakfast is great and very reach. Personal from reception is very kindly. Area is great near lake."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

Hotel Admiral
Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Zurich Airport, Kloten, ZH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$277 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,514 reviews)

"Nice place, clean, practicsl to take the airplane early in the morning."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport
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Switzerland Holiday

Visit a European country known for its alpine scenery, vast freshwater lakes, picturesque cities, chocolate and cheeses. Experience the cultures and traditions of different language communities. Switzerland is a small European country of great natural beauty, where big cities are close to mountains, lakes, forests, rivers and plenty of fresh air. Ski down alpine slopes, cruise inland lakes and venture underground to learn about the origin of the universe.

With so much impressive scenery, Switzerland doesn’t lack for outdoor adventure. Head off to the mountain resorts of Verbier, St. Moritz and Interlaken for skiing and snowboarding. Go hiking through the mountainous Swiss National Park. Experienced climbers can tackle the Matterhorn, the colossal pyramid-shaped peak in the Swiss Alps. 

The Swiss love to explore their own country and SwitzerlandMobility is a national network of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and canoe routes covsering approximately 12,500 miles (20,117 kilometres). Routes are marked by signposts and colour coded according to the pursuit. The trails are connected to Switzerland’s dense public transportation system, making them easily accessible from wherever you are in the country. There are also more than 80 Rent a Bike stations, where pedal and electric bikes can be rented. 

For an alternative way to enjoy the scenery, climb onboard the Glacier Express. The train ride travels through the mountains, valleys and deep gorges between Zermatt and Davos or St. Moritz. Book a cruise across a Swiss lake, such as Lake Geneva or Lake Zurich. At Lake Lucerne, enjoy a sunset cruise on a paddle steamer. 

Devote some of your holiday time to discovering Swiss cities. Shop in the medieval arcades of Bern, the country’s capital. Follow the history of the Olympic movement at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. See the twin-towered Grossmünster cathedral in Zurich, the country's largest city. In Geneva, find the huge Jet d'Eau water fountain and CERN, the particle physics laboratory. Tour the underground facility to discover how international teams of scientists are trying to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Switzerland is also known for its chocolate and cheeses. Visit cheese factories in Gruyères, home to the eponymous cheese. Go on a guided tour of Maison Cailler, the Swiss chocolate factory in Broc. In November, join locals in Bern as they pay homage to a more humble food source at the Onion Market (Zibelemärit). During this folk festival, try traditional savoury treats such as tarts and soups as well as Glühwein, a delicious mulled wine. Switzerland has a host of other festivals celebrating everything from hot air balloons to yodelling, so time your visit to experience the cultural diversity of this beautiful country.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Switzerland?
A: Unless you’re really into cars, public transportation is probably the most convenient way of commuting around Canton of Zurich or Basel. With no pricey parking fees (or trips to the gas station) to bother about, you’ll be able to relax and check out the city’s attractions with ease. If you’d rather hightail it straight out of town and cruise around the region of Switzerland or elsewhere, renting your own set of wheels is a fantastic option. Browse our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Switzerland, book a set of wheels and hit the road in comfort and style.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Switzerland?
A: Most overseas travellers to Switzerland fly into one of these popular international airports:
  • Zurich (ZRH): 8,776 international flights per month.
  • Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.): 5,458 international flights per month.
  • Bern (BRN-Belp): 2 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Switzerland?
A: Switzerland has a wide range of options for all types of budgets. If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, you’ll find no shortage of hotels. Apartments, bed & breakfasts and hostels are other popular places to stay.
Q: What does a Switzerland holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can choose to plan out every detail of your upcoming holiday or let Expedia help you out with an awesome Switzerland holiday package. Flights, hotels and cars — we’ve got them covered. All you have to do is work out the kind of activities you’d like to try out.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Switzerland?
A: Save money and hassle by choosing to bundle your bookings with us. From Hotels to Rental Cars, Expedia will help you pull together an amazing Switzerland getaway. The more you book, the more you stand to save. You’ll also have less to do when you hit the ground in your destination.
Q: What are the best things to do in Switzerland?
A: A trip to Canton of Zurich isn’t complete until you’ve been to Bahnhofstrasse, Zoo Zurich and Swiss National Museum. Be sure you get a photo of yourself at each of these iconic attractions to prove it to your friends back home. And in Basel, a visit to Messeturm Basel, Basel Zoo and Basler Muenster should definitely be on the cards. A colourful place to wrap up your holiday in Switzerland is Bern. The biggest challenge you’ll have here is deciding whether to see Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament), Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm) or Stade de Suisse Wankdorf first.