Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in Switzerland

Switzerland is a unique country with a diversity of history, culture and geography. Joining our holidays in Switzerland is a great way to travel and see as much of the country as possible, some trips allow you to have a flexible schedule or you could travel and see more countries in the region. This is a very outdoors destination where you can go skiing in the Alps, or in summer you could go hiking or walking.


 
 

Switzerland Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Get inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Switzerland.

Switzerland Travel Guide

Switzerland Destination Guide

View information, ideas and inspiration for visiting Switzerland.

  • Capital City: Berne
  • Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Population: 7,950,000 (approx)
  • Language: Swiss, German, French, Italian
  • Dailing Code: +41
  • Country Size: 41,285 km²

 

How to Get to Switzerland

Switzerland is centrally located in Europe which makes getting here very easy. Most people fly but you can also cross via road and rail.

 

Top Reasons to Visit Switzerland

  • Spectacular scenery
  • One of the best quality of living in the world
  • Interesting cities
  • So much to see and do all year round

 

Switzerland Travelling

Best Places to Visit in Switzerland

Here are some of the best destinations and tourist attractions you should add to your Switzerland travel itinerary:

  • Zurich 
  • St. Moritz
  • Bern
  • Lake Lugano and Ticino
  • The Rhine Falls
  • Swiss National Park
  • The Matterhorn
  • Jungfraujoch
  • Interlaken
  • Lucerne
  • Lake Geneva
  • Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

 

Language

There are lots of different national languages of Switzerland with the main being both German and French. In the South of the country some people also speak Italian and Romansh - this is a derive of Latin. Most local people are bilingual and learning some basic French / German phrases will not only help you to get by, but it will dramatically increase your chances of gaining employment. We recommend buying a phrase book, learning on line or taking lessons. You might be surprised to know not that many people speak English if you leave the main cities / tourist areas of the country.

 

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Switzerland Travel Blog

 

 

      

 

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