From phenomenal chocolate, to chocolate box scenery. From the Matterhorn’s jagged ruggedness to Geneva, the City of Peace. From the towering steeples of Zurich to the soaring voices of classical opera.
The spellbinding wonder of Switzerland begins in Zurich. The city’s ancient center is achingly pretty, with winding streets leading to picture-book churches, impressive art galleries and irresistible coffee and cake shops. But your abiding memory of Zurich could be be a backstage tour of the grand opera house, followed by performances of ballet and opera at its very best.
Travel beyond Zurich to discover the quaint town of Engelberg with its 12th century Benedictine monastery and its tradition of crafting fine cheese. You’ll also see Switzerland’s largest pipe organ and attend an operatic premiere.
Travel on to the Alps and the mighty Matterhorn will show you a different kind of symphony – one composed of jagged cliffs rising to a crescendo of regal splendour. Then it’s the turn of the City of Peace to reveal another Switzerland. Geneva is a serene city on the banks of Lake Geneva and the Rhone, surrounded by Alpine peaks and the hills of Jura – a fitting home for the UNO and the Red Cross.