Mirrored lakes, imposing mountains,
velvet forests, quaint chalets and picture
perfect cities; Switzerland is one giant
photo opportunity. Its snow-blanketed
slopes lend themselves to hours of
pleasure, for skiing, snowboarding and
tobogganing. Switzerland’s ski chalets
offer the sybarite every conceivable
luxury, from heated swimming pools
overlooking the Matterhorn to every
Rest assured, a honeymoon in
Switzerland will leave you with a
lifetime of truly delightful memories.
This city occupies one of the most
beautiful natural locales imaginable: on the
shores of a pristine Alpine lake, surrounded
by forests and dizzying snow-covered peaks.
Lucerne’s mixture of Renaissance and medieval
architecture, and its relaxed continental
ambience has established this little Alpine
settlement as one of Europe’s major tourist
destinations. The imposing silhouette of
Mount Pilatus stands watch over the city and
everywhere you look, Switzerland’s magnificent
mountain scenery meets your gaze and
Its irresistible combination of
pastoral beauty and wild mountain grandeur
has made it one of Switzerland’s most popular
tourist attractions for over a century. As its
name suggests, Interlaken is positioned
between two lakes - Brienz and Thun - the focal
points for summer sports and transport links.
They are also officially two of Europe’s cleanest
lakes, replete with fish.
This is unarguably the country’s
most important city economically, and a major
European business centre to boot. Zurich
also boasts Switzerland's biggest and best
Located 1,620 metres above sea
level on top of the Vispa valley and surrounded
by some of Switzerland’s tallest mountains, this
Alpine town occupies one of Europe’s most
idyllic settings, with a view as majestic as the
town is small.
On the shores of Lake Lugano is the
peaceful town of the same name, where neatly
trimmed parks hem the sides of most streets,
and several highly rated vineyards lie to the
south of the town. The wine produced here
is a connoisseur’s delight, and has led to the
area coming to be known as ‘the Tuscany of
Switzerland’. Several of the world’s celebrities
have chosen to settle here, thanks to the
excellent climate and marvellous countryside.
The city is reminiscent of a turnof-
the-century rural community. Situated on
the northern tip of Lake Maggiore, its narrow
winding streets, antique buildings, neatly
manicured parks and several welcoming cafés
make for attractive holiday pictures. Every
August, Locarno buzzes with activity, as the
film community descends upon Locarno for
the international film festival.
When one speaks of Bellinzona,
the three medieval castles of Castelgrande,
Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are what, more
often than not, come to mind. These World
Heritage sites, built to protect Ticino’s valleys
from a northern invasion, are rather popular
with tourists, and no wonder, with their
enormous stone archways and ramparts that
stand tall even today. The city’s historic centre
houses several monuments, museums, and
these three castles. While here, do try to visit
the Saturday market.
This postcard-perfect town is set on
the delta of the Maggia River, on the shores
of a sunlit, tranquil bay. Its Mediterranean
climate and warm hospitality have endeared it
to travellers, who return every year as much for
its climate as for its air of unruffled serenity.
In the height of the holiday season, tourists
usually throng Ascona’s historical centre,
with its shops, boutiques, antique shops and
At 11,333 ft, this is the highest railway
station in Europe. Board the cogwheel train
for an unforgettable experience. Visit the
Ice Palace where you can view a stunning
display of ice sculptures. From the Sphinx
terrace you can view the Jungfrau peak
and the awesome Aletsch Glacier. Have a
memorable encounter with eternal snow
and ice at the plateau.
At 10,000 ft, this is one of Switzerland’s
highest points. Watch the scenery around
you change from meadows to lakes to snowcapped
mountains in the course of the three
cable car rides that take you there. Your final
ride is on the world’s first rotating cable
car, the Titlis Rotair. At Mt. Titlis, you could
visit the Ice Cave, admire the view from the
restaurant or take a ride on the
Ice Flyer, an enclosed ski lift. You could even
have a few keepsake photographs taken in
the Nostalgie photo studio.
Helicopter ride in Interlaken
This is possibly the high point of your
honeymoon. Take a romantic flight
(weather permitting) to the world-famous
Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau massif. Leave
valleys, villages and lakes behind and soar
towards the rugged Eiger's North Wall.
Sheer cliffs and glacier break-offs are your
constant companions. As you fly high above
Jungfraujoch, an impressive panorama
opens up over the Aletsch Glacier to
Castelgrande castle in Ticino
This is the most ancient castle in the
region. It was built in various stages and
has undergone a series of restorations.
Construction began in the 13th century,
even though the site was inhabited as far
back as the Neolithic period. The castle
can be reached with the modern elevator
downtown from Piazza del Sole or on foot
from Piazza Collegiata or Piazza Nosetto.
Castello Montebello in Ticino
This 13th century castle stands tall above
the city of Bellinzona. The drawbridges lead
visitors past a spectacular view and into
the courtyard, where impressive columns
and solid stone create a surprisingly
Sasso Corbaro Castle in Ticino
Of Ticino’s three fortresses, this is the
smallest and the youngest. In 1479, it was
designed and built in a brief span of six
months. The castle can be reached either on
foot (uphill) in about an hour, or by post bus
from the train station which takes visitors to
a short distance from the entrance.
This model village shows you the most
picturesque sites of Switzerland: its towns,
villages, monuments, transportation, etc.
All 120 models are at a scale of 1:25. The
Swissminiatur’s Model Railway is 3,560 m.
long. The entire installation is mechanical
and centrally controlled. There is also
a restaurant in the park which serves
Wine tasting at Lugano
Visit a vineyard at Lugano, to savour the
sheer flavour and variety of Ticino’s wines.
Italian wine-producing traditions have
dominated Ticino since the renaissance of
viticulture in the early 20th century. The
region’s wines, including red and white
merlot, can be discovered directly at the
local wine-producers. Do pick up a bottle
ROMANCE ON THE ALPS (8D/7N)
A relaxed, utterly luxurious break in the heart
of Switzerland, this holiday offers you a host of
magical experiences. A helicopter ride over the
Alps. A romantic lake cruise. And enough time
for you to discover each stunning location on
Interlaken 3 nights
Lucerne 3 nights
Welcome to Switzerland! When you arrive in
Zurich, take a train to Interlaken where you will be
staying for the next three days.
After an early breakfast, you have the choice of
taking a romantic helicopter ride to the Eiger, the Mönch
and the Jungfrau massif. Overnight at Interlaken.
After breakfast, set off to spend the day at
Jungfraujoch. Return to Interlaken, stopping at the
Trummelbach Falls en route, if you’d like to do so on
your own. Overnight at Interlaken.
This morning, after you’ve finished breakfast,
travel to Lucerne by the Golden Pass panoramic train. At
Lucerne, explore the city on your own. In the evening,
you may choose to take a boat ride on Lake Lucerne.
Overnight at Lucerne.
After breakfast, set off to Mt. Titlis, one of the
country’s highest peaks. Return to Lucerne to spend the
rest of the day however you like. Overnight at Lucerne.
After breakfast, set off to Mt. Pilatus. Later,
return to Lucerne, and do a little exploration or shopping
on your own. Overnight at Lucerne.
Travel to Zurich airport for your flight back
home, or extend your holiday with us.
Your Choice of Extensions
Lugano: 4 nights
When you reach Zurich, board the train to
Lugano. In the evening, take a cruise on Lake Lugano.
You may also visit the fishing villages of Gandria and
Morcote on your own. Overnight at Lugano.
After breakfast, head to Bellinzona, the canton’s
capital, on your own. Defended by the three medieval
fortifications of Castelgrande, Sasso Corbaro and
Montebello. The Three Castles of Bellinzona are an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you may choose
to go shopping in Fox Town, Southern Europe’s largest
factory store mall, with 160 stores that offer fantastic
deals on 250 brands like Gucci, Armani and Burberry.
For those who like to gamble, Foxtown also houses the
Casinò Admiral. Overnight at Lugano.
After breakfast, visit Swissminiatur to view all
of Switzerland’s most noteworthy sights, scaled down.
Overnight at Lugano.
Enjoy a substantial breakfast, following which
you will step out to a wine tasting with a traditional
Swiss meal, or an apéritif. Later, return to your hotel
where you will spend the night.
Travel to Zurich airport on your own for your
flight back home.