Soaring peaks, alpine valleys, rolling hills and tranquil lakes make Switzerland the basecamp for outdoor adventures--if you can pull yourself away from the fondue and chocolate.
Like something straight out of a fairytale, Bern’s steepled towers rise out from among the slanted orange-topped houses that hug the winding Aare River. Home to bear pits, medieval buildings and a centuries-old clock tower, Bern is not only one of the world’s most beautiful cities, it’s also one of the best preserved.
Explore Lucerne, with its iconic bridge perched above a serene lake and surrounded by mountains, creating a postcard-perfect scene.
Home to numerous international organizations, diplomatic missions and the iconic Jet d'Eau fountain, Geneva offers a picturesque setting where the Alps meet the Jura Mountains, providing a backdrop for both leisurely lakeside strolls and high-stakes global discussions. Zermatt at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn is a haven for skiing enthusiasts, offering breathtaking mountain views, while luxe St. Moritz is tops when it comes to the apres scene.
Even if you’re not a cheese fan, a day spent cycling through the idyllic Emmental region is not to be missed. Admire the traditional Swiss farms as you bike over rolling hills, stopping to sample Emmental cheese and that famous Swiss chocolate along the way.