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.
Get inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Switzerland.
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Switzerland is centrally located in Europe which makes getting here very easy. Most people fly but you can also cross via road and rail.
Here are some of the best destinations and tourist attractions you should add to your Switzerland travel itinerary:
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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