Switzerland Travel, Tours, Backpacking & Gap Year

Switzerland is a unique destinations with a diversity of history, culture and geography. This is a very outdoors destination where you can go skiing in the Alps, or in summer you could go hiking or walking.


Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Guide

Switzerland Travel Guide

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


Best Places to Visit in Switzerland

Switzerland Travelling

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



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.