- Switzerland Luxury holidays
Switzerland is a landlocked country in central Europe, and borders some of the continent's greatest economies, including Germany, France, and Italy, as well as Liechtenstein and Austria to its east. Despite the lack of maritime trade opportunities - or perhaps because of its land borders with wealthy nations - Switzerland has become one of the richest countries in the world, and officially has the highest wealth per adult resident in both cash terms and non-financial assets. A Swiss bank account has almost become a status symbol in its own right, helping to explain why the country has become a popular destination for tourists taking luxury breaks in central Europe.
Winter sports, summer resorts
Switzerland is a destination for winter sports enthusiasts throughout the ski season, and the exact dates between which snow conditions will be at their best can be checked for each individual ski town or village. During the summertime, when the snow recedes, it reveals a healthy green landscape beneath, and this can make a mountain biking or hiking trip just as enjoyable.
Switzerland's alpine artists
Along with the winter sports themselves, Switzerland is known for its alpine culture, with iconic pastimes like yodelling still practised by locals and have-a-go tourists alike. While staying in the country, you might also want to try blowing an alphorn, the wooden trumpet-like musical instruments often seen accompanying yodellers, and together the two methods of making music have become emblems - and arguably clichés - of the Swiss music culture. In fact this kind of rural folk music is not just popular with tourists, but for the past century or so has also been enjoyed by Switzerland's own city-dwellers, who attend performances commonly referred to as Landler music.
When should I visit Switzerland?
Switzerland's continental climate means it does not benefit as much from the warming ocean in the winter months as the countries to its west do - however, its annual pattern is still quite temperate. The summertime is typically warm and humid, while winter can be less humid and conditions at high altitudes can be consistent for weeks at a time. The question might be one of 'where' rather than 'when' however, as at lower altitudes the weather can be less favourable during the winter months, and a warm wind known as the 'fohn' can bring higher temperatures and lower humidity at any time of year.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Our luxury holidays offer the best in premium accommodations and service. If you’re dreaming of a winter sports adventure, your luxury hotel will ensure the perfect athletic getaway. If it’s cosmopolitan cities and beautiful architecture you’re after, you’ll find it all moments from your central city hotel. A luxury holiday takes all the hassle out of your trip. With top hotels offering the best in standards and service, plus fantastic locations, you can be sure spending a little extra and splashing out on some indulgent luxury will be well worth it. Switzerland offers that quiet refinement and service quality typical of luxury holidays. With a luxury stay here, you’ll have frosty summits, breath-taking scenery, and exhilarating outdoor activities all at your fingertips.