Home to some of the most breathtaking valleys and majestic mountain ridges, Switzerland is the ultimate destination for a one-of-a-kind adventure. The Swiss Public Transport system and Mountain Railways offer a plethora of exhilarating day trips, so you can spend each day soaking up the spectacular scenery in a brand new location. No matter how long you are staying or where you are based, there is an experience to suit all travel itineraries and seasons. From a snowy winter wonderland to a sunkissed summer oasis, this year-round outdoor playground is an absolute must!

JUNGFRAUJOCH FROM INTERLAKEN

Departing from Interlaken, jump aboard the cogwheel train and spend the day exploring the very tip of Europe. Watch as the Swiss city fades into the distance, and the sweeping valleys and soaring mountains encapsulate you, as you zip through the breathtaking slopes towards Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, Jungfraujoch. Step out onto the observation deck that sits at 3,454 metres above sea level and soak up the almost unbelievable scenery and panoramic views of the Jungfrau and Monch peaks, as well as the Aletsch Glacier, and the incredible blue skies that stretch as far as the eye can see. Offering year-round snow, take to the slopes for a spot of skiing, sledding or snowboarding. If you’re feeling peckish, stop by the restaurant for a quick bite, or treat that sweet tooth with a visit to the specialty Lindt Chocolatier, before doing a spot of retail therapy at the gift shop and boarding the train for a scenic trip back to Interlaken, all in the matter of a day. It’s a truly unforgettable alpine experience!

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LES DIABLERETS / GLACIER 3000 FROM MONTREUX

Bask in the magic of the picturesque Swiss countryside with a full day tour to the charming village of Diablerets. Filled with enchanting mountain chalets and bordered by Mont-Blanc, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau, opt to spend the afternoon wandering the cobbled streets, discovering quaint stores and taking in the beautiful surrounds, or jump on the cable car and zip up to the peak of the Glacier where you will be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, as well as a variety of outdoor activities that are perfect for adventure seekers. Get the adrenaline pumping with an exhilarating ride on the Alpine Coaster, a fast-paced dry toboggan track that zig-zags down the mountainside; venture across the ‘Peak Walk’, a 107-metre suspension bridge that connects two mountain peaks; embark on a fun-filled hike on one of the many allocated trails; or sit and enjoy the expansive vistas with an aperitif and cheeky glass of bubbles at Refuge l’Espace, before a late afternoon departure from the summit. The choice is all yours!

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MOUNT PILATUS FROM LUCERNE

Tick off some of Lucerne’s most iconic landmarks in one fun-filled day with a guided tour that combines air, land and sea. Jump aboard an authentic cruise ship and enjoy panoramic views, as you sail the pristine waters of Lake Lucerne before docking at Alpnachstad. Here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the outdoor terrace of Restaurant Chalet before boarding the world’s steepest cogwheel train. Take in a bird’s-eye view of Lake Lucerne below as the train passes by sparkling mountain streams, lush meadows filled with alpine flowers and rugged rock formations, en route to the top of the famous Mount Pilatus, one of the most legendary destinations in central Switzerland. Whilst here, learn about the history of the mountain, peruse the gallery, take a hike around the peak or simply relax and take in the view from above the clouds. On the way down, opt for the aerial car stopping by Fräkmüntegg for some exhilarating activities, or simply change to a panoramic gondola and continue your descent to Kriens, where you can take a bus or train back to Lucerne. It’s a one-of-a-kind round trip that the whole family will love!

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MOUNT TITLIS FROM LUCERNE

With spectacular mountain vistas and a range of year-round snow-themed attractions, an excursion to the top of Mount Titlis is a real treat! Take a coach to Engelberg, a stunning alpine village at the base of the Uri Alps where you can board an aerial cableway for a scenic trip to the summit – be sure to take some snaps along the way! At the top make the most of the spectacular glacial landscape with a stroll around the summit, admire 360-degree views from a rotating gondola, take an exhilarating ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift, slip-slide your way down the slopes on a tube at the Titlis Glacier Park, or venture into the depths of the Glacier Cave. Worked up an appetite? Treat yourself to a meal at Titlis Panorama Restaurant for a fine dining experience with a view, or opt for something a little more casual at the self-service Panorama Restaurant before making your way back down the mountain and boarding the coach back to Lucerne!

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MOUNT RIGI FROM ZURICH

Among one of the most storied mountains in Switzerland, Mount Rigi, which is often referred to as “Queen of the Mountains”, offers a truly authentic Swiss experience. Surrounded almost entirely by water, the peak promises breathtaking views, with the trip to get there, equally as spectacular. Departing from Zurich, enjoy a scenic drive over Albis Pass to the charming resort town of Weggis, on the shore of Lake Lucerne, which is often referred to as the ‘Riviera’ of central Switzerland. Stroll the promenade at your own leisure, or take an aerial cable car or the cogwheel train to the summit of Mount Rigi and take in the postcard-worthy vistas. If you’re visiting in summer and feeling up for a challenge, embrace the natural surrounds by taking on one of the many hiking trails. Whether it’s a casual stroll or a brisk hike, you’ll be rewarded with endless views at every turn. Enjoy a quick bite to eat atop the mountain before catching the cogwheel train to Vitznau, where you will board a traditional paddle-steamer to Lucerne and spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring Old Town and the promenade before making your way back to Zurich via coach. It’s a full day that will truly delight the senses!

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