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    Extraordinary railway journeys take you from palm fringed lake shores to sparkling glaciers. Belle Epoque paddle steamers ferry you from chic, contemporary cities to medieval villages complete with fairy tale castles. And, if it’s pure air above glistening mountain peaks that you crave, you’re never too far from a cable car or funicular. Presumably, the Swiss transport system is as legendarily efficient as it is to allow visitors the chance to see the many places, which demand, ever so politely to be visited, in this particularly picturesque part of Europe. Switzerland’s beauty, purity, hospitality and efficiency make it a most perfect destination for any summer holiday whether for a family holiday, or for a bit of romance.

    A variety of resorts

    Zermatt is surrounded by marvellous scenery and encircled by some of Europe’s highest mountains and glaciers. St Moritz’s reputation as a destination of choice for the world’s elite is legendary; it offers emerald forests, silver lakes and proud peaks and Sils and Champfer are delightful, if diminutive, lakeside communities which add further charm to the Engadine Valley. Interlaken, one of the famed resorts of the Bernese Oberland, offers impressive views up to the towering peaks of the Jungfrau massif, and is the starting point for exploring the whole region. Grindelwald lies at the foot of the dramatic ledges of the Eiger's sheer north face. Traffic-free Wengen can only be reached on foot or via rack railway, and Murren, perched on a ledge above the Lauterbrunnen valley, is another traffic-free delight. Beside beautiful expanses of water are medieval Lucerne, with its historic bridges and ramparts, tiny but lovely Weggis, and the vibrant and magnificent Belle Epoque town of Montreux famous for its jazz, chocolate, Freddie Mercury and Charlie Chaplin.

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Extraordinary railway journeys take you from palm fringed lake shores to sparkling glaciers. Belle Epoque paddle steamers ferry you from chic, contemporary cities to medieval villages complete with fairy tale castles. And, if it’s pure air above glistening mountain peaks that you crave, you’re never too far from a cable car or funicular. Presumably, the Swiss transport system is as legendarily efficient as it is to allow visitors the chance to see the many places, which demand, ever so politely to be visited, in this particularly picturesque part of Europe. Switzerland’s beauty, purity, hospitality and efficiency make it a most perfect destination for any summer holiday whether for a family holiday, or for a bit of romance.

A variety of resorts

Zermatt is surrounded by marvellous scenery and encircled by some of Europe’s highest mountains and glaciers. St Moritz’s reputation as a destination of choice for the world’s elite is legendary; it offers emerald forests, silver lakes and proud peaks and Sils and Champfer are delightful, if diminutive, lakeside communities which add further charm to the Engadine Valley. Interlaken, one of the famed resorts of the Bernese Oberland, offers impressive views up to the towering peaks of the Jungfrau massif, and is the starting point for exploring the whole region. Grindelwald lies at the foot of the dramatic ledges of the Eiger's sheer north face. Traffic-free Wengen can only be reached on foot or via rack railway, and Murren, perched on a ledge above the Lauterbrunnen valley, is another traffic-free delight. Beside beautiful expanses of water are medieval Lucerne, with its historic bridges and ramparts, tiny but lovely Weggis, and the vibrant and magnificent Belle Epoque town of Montreux famous for its jazz, chocolate, Freddie Mercury and Charlie Chaplin.

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Beausite Park Hotel Wengen

4 Star

Located amidst majestic parkland in a hiker’s paradise and only a few minutes walk from the centre of car-free village of Wengen, Beausite Park Hotel Wengen offers breath-taking views of the Jungfrau Mountain and the surrounding Swiss Alps.

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The View - Lugano

5 star

Situated on the hills of Lugano Paradiso, a short five minute walk from the lake and the Monte San Salvatore Park, The View Lugano opened in 2015 and is a superbly chic, all suite boutique hotel.

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Parkhotel Beau Site

4 Star Superior

In a slightly elevated position with outstanding views of the Matterhorn and only a few minutes walk from the centre of car-free Zermatt.

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Villa Principe Leopoldo

5 star

A former prince’s residence dating back to the 19th century and exuding luxury and exclusivity, Villa Principe Leopoldo enjoys a fabulous location in exquisite parkland above the lake and 2km from the centre of Lugano.

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Featured hotels

Beausite Park Hotel Wengen

4 Star

Located amidst majestic parkland in a hiker’s paradise and only a few minutes walk from the centre of car-free village of Wengen, Beausite Park Hotel Wengen offers breath-taking views of the Jungfrau Mountain and the surrounding Swiss Alps.

The View - Lugano

5 star

Situated on the hills of Lugano Paradiso, a short five minute walk from the lake and the Monte San Salvatore Park, The View Lugano opened in 2015 and is a superbly chic, all suite boutique hotel.

Parkhotel Beau Site

4 Star Superior

In a slightly elevated position with outstanding views of the Matterhorn and only a few minutes walk from the centre of car-free Zermatt.

Villa Principe Leopoldo

5 star

A former prince’s residence dating back to the 19th century and exuding luxury and exclusivity, Villa Principe Leopoldo enjoys a fabulous location in exquisite parkland above the lake and 2km from the centre of Lugano.

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