Switzerland is known more for its yodelling and cheese fondues, but there is more than meets the eye to this picturesque alpine country.
New England may be famous for the brilliance of its autumn foliage, but it’s not essential to cross the Atlantic to enjoy this annual phenomenon.
Luxury ski specialist, Scott Dunn, is offering families a very special present this Christmas – a complimentary night for all Christmas week departures in all of its luxury chalets in Val d’Isère, Courchevel 1850, St Anton and Zermatt.
The Aletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps is both Europe's longest and largest glacier, flowing from the southern slopes of Jungfraujoch, just beneath the world famous Eiger, over an enormous area towards the Valais.
Family holidays specialist Esprit Holidays is offering three fully organised outdoor activity programmes in the French and Swiss Alps this summer for children in age groups from 7 – 11 and 12 – 15 years and separate groups for adults, headed up by experienced outdoor activity leaders.
Following the launch of a new range of options to travel by rail to the French and Swiss Alps families can now take advantage of Esprit Holidays’ family active holidays with prices from just £277pp in July 2011 for a 7 night fully catered holiday by train.
The world-famous Kulm Hotel St Moritz (kulmhotel-stmoritz.ch) has some great golf packages on offer this summer, the highlight of which is a two-day golf clinic with former European Tour and Ryder Cup player Costantino Rocca, one of the game’s most popular and easy-going professionals.
The best value holidays are not on the Med and not in `non-Eurozone’ destinations, but up in the Alps where the air is fresh, the sun beats down and where family activities include hiking, rafting, biking, pony trekking and where there are great value chalet hotel holidays for just £170pp.
Luxurious, vibrant, beautiful and accessible, Switzerland is ideal for a short break.
From April 1st Switzerland will be taking over Harrods, one of the most iconic destination shopping venues in the UK.
Trekking holidays company Walks Worldwide has just introduced a brand new itinerary for summer 2011: Tour du Mont Blanc.
With the end of the ski season fast approaching, luxury ski chalet operator Ski Verbier (skiverbier.com) is offering a week’s rental of their remaining luxury ski catered chalets at half price for all bookings made by 25th March 2011.
British Midland International (bmi) and SWISS have announced new routes from London Heathrow and Manchester to Basel, Switzerland, to start from 27 March 2011.
Family holidays can be fraught with tension. Little children need constant care, older children don’t want to be with Mum and Dad, teenagers want mates and parents, well, they need a break!
Emirates will be increasing its commitment to Switzerland on 1st June 2011 with the launch of non-stop, daily flights between Dubai and Geneva.
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