In the heart of Europe lies surreal Switzerland—a mesmerizing and mountainous country of breathtaking beauty. Alpine villages neighbour crystalline lakes, bordered by snow-capped peaks of epic proportions. Outdoor lovers, look to winter for hitting some of the world’s best ski slopes and save summer to journey through romantic meadows. Take a nature break in cozy towns and cosmopolitan, multilingual cities.

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OUR SWITZERLAND DESTINATIONS

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See Switzerland in all its glory, from the sublime scenery of the Aletsch Glacier to the capital city of Bern. Go to top places to visit in Switzerland: Geneva for the best Swiss food, Zurich for fascinating history, and the ski resort towns of Interlaken and St. Moritz. Book the best hotels in Switzerland and packages that include rail tours of Switzerland’s top attractions.

SWITZERLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGES

Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh

WHAT TO EAT

Lots of cheese (Vacherin, Appenzeller, Sbrinz, Emmentaler, etc.), chocolate, fondue and dishes influenced by the country’s neighbours (France, Italy and Germany). 

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Swiss cuckoo clocks, Swiss chocolate (Toblerone, anybody?), a decorative cow bell (the sound of the Alps) and stylish ski gear. 

FUN FACT

The sounds of Switzerland are legendary, defined by romantic mountain folk music comprised of accordion tunes, a strange wooden instrument called the alphorn (kind of like a Swiss didgeridoo) and, of course, yodelling. The unique singing style started as a way for shepherds to summon their herds and to call out to neighbouring villages.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.

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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES