The ancient capital Berne provides almost endless opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and traditional folk entertainment, while Zurich leads the way in art, design and nightlife; from opera and world-class theatre to stylish bars and nightclubs.
Geneva is the sleekest and most upscale of Switzerland's cities, acting as home to a thriving community of expats, many of whom work for the numerous international organisations that are headquartered there.
When it comes to contemporary art, polished Basel reigns supreme, with more than 40 museums and galleries packed into this compact city.
For a few days every year, it takes centre stage for the eminent Art Basel fair.
French-flavoured Montreux also steals a moment in the cultural spotlight when it becomes the centre of focus for the jazz world during the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Elsewhere, dotted around green foothills, are countless spruce towns and folkloric villages, where ancient farm culture survives and cattle still loiter amid flower-filled pastures.
Switzerland’s Alpine vistas are so picture perfect, they can appear plucked from the pages of a storybook.
And when the snow melts at low altitudes, the white-tipped mountain peaks remain against a backdrop of blue skies, providing a superb setting for summertime hiking.
Come for the pungent cheese, smooth chocolate and luxury watches; stay for the exquisite culture, incredible scenery and sheer sense of fun.
When to Go?
Switzerland has a generally temperate climate, although to the north and at higher altitudes this can become much colder, and in the southernmost parts of Switzerland the climate in valleys can be almost Mediterranean, with cold-hardy palm trees.
Peak summer temperatures can be around 20 to 25 °C, and in winter the temperature often drops below freezing.
Some rain and humidity is common throughout the year, though the most rain falls in summer, and least in autumn.
To catch the best of the heat, travelling in mid-to-late summer may be best.
Visit in September or October to miss the worst of the summer rain.
Rest assured, mountain peaks are snow-capped all year round.
So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on
0800 622 6000 to speak to one of our experienced travel
consultants about the best time for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Lanzarote.
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva.
The home of the Red Cross and one of the UN's global headquarters, Geneva is a great place to sample Swiss culture, from dipping toasted bread into a bubbling pot of melted fondue to touring the city's many chocolatiers or shopping for luxury watches at world-famous brands like Patek Philippe.
Culturally, this city on the westernmost fringe of Switzerland has much to offer.
International artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, and an extremely diverse range of museums such as the “Musée international de l'horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks, and the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which provides an insight into the work of these humanitarian organisations, invite city guests to visit them.
The symbol of the "world’s smallest metropolis" is the “Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva.
Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake.
The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore.
It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, however the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is the oldest square in the city.
Quays, lakeside promenades, countless parks, lively side streets in the old town and elegant shops invite guests to stroll.
Lucerne ranks amongst the world's prettiest cities and is rich in sights and attractions.
Contributing to Lucerne's cityscape alongside the world-famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower are the Musegg Wall, the Jesuit Church, the Spreuer Bridge, the Lion Monument, the KKL culture and convention centre and a host of other sites of interest.
Taste the Swiss cheese specialities fondue and raclette, which locals usually only eat during the cold season, or go dancing every Saturday night (Nov - March) at the ice-skating disco at the city’s ice rink.
Paddle streamers, motor vessels, and shuttles are available to take visitors throughout the year around Lake Lucerne.
The mountains of Central Switzerland are famous for record-breaking feats of engineering designed to provide wonderful visitor experiences, including the world's steepest cogwheel railway (Mount Pilatus), Europe's first mountain railway (Mount Rigi), the world's first double-deck open-top aerial cableway (Mount Stanserhorn) and the world's steepest funicular railway (Stoos).
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.