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Switzerland Family Vacations & Tours

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Switzerland is a playground perfect for families of all kinds. The stunning Alpine scenery holds charming storybook villages, glaciers glint in the sunlight, and lakes shimmer beneath the mountain peaks. Chocolate and cheese fill shop windows and the great outdoors entice locals and visitors alike with hiking, climbing, skiing, and cycling. Find new ideas with our sample Switzerland family vacation itineraries and speak to a Switzerland travel specialist to get your plans started.

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View of Spiez Castle on Lake Thun in Switzerland

Watches, Lakes & Mountaintops Tour of Switzerland

7 Day Custom Tour

From $2,795

The striking image of the Alps accentuates the beauty of the villages, cities, and meadows across Switzerland, and you will be immersed in the natural splendor of it all. Watchmakers produce luxury timepieces designed to perfection as chocolatiers bring indulgent sweets that overflow with flavor. Cable car stations overlook extraordinary valleys and bring you face to face with staggering snow-capped mountaintops as vineyards blanket the slopes above a cobalt lake and trains wind through long tunnels carved into the cliffs. Your tour is custom-tailored to guide you alongside the timeless wonders of Switzerland, home to ineffable culture, inspiring legends, and fairytale scenery.

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Gornergrat Railway, Zermatt, Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 10 Days Itinerary

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

The snow-capped Alps and the bright emerald meadows speak to the diverse landscape that will be found during your customizable itinerary for Switzerland. Travel on luxury trains across the secluded towns and the steep slopes to discover the views of shimmering lakes with the dramatic peak of the Matterhorn. The historical districts of the fascinating cities reflect both medieval and Renaissance artistry as the scent of chocolate combines with the aroma of evergreen trees. Opulent hotels offer panoramas to the peaceful rivers as the rushing waters of Rhine Falls sound like thunder. Bask in the splendor of the countryside and the beauty of the culture during your grand tour along Switzerland’s scenic railways.

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Family hiking in the Swiss Alps

Active Family Vacation in the Alps: Italy & Switzerland

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,691

The more time you spend with your kids, the more your imagination runs wild. You picture snow white peacocks roaming an opulent garden, men dressed in traditional Swiss outfits playing the alphorn against the backdrop of rugged snowcapped mountains, or the tip of the Matterhorn visible from the enchanting town on the foothills. On this 8-day active family vacation to Italy and the Swiss Alps, neither you, nor your children, will have to imagine any longer.

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Historic city center of Zurich with famous Fraumünster church and the Limmat river in Switzerland

Art & Music Tour of Switzerland

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,195

The harmonious sounds of the mountains will enchant you while the vast collection of contemporary and historical art will captivate. Your tour will be custom tailored to immerse you in the artistic world of Zurich and Lucerne as you absorb the majestic operatic works of Wagner and the balance of light and dark from Klee’s paintings. Zurich will balance the splendor of the past and present while Lucerne preserves its history by highlighting its roots around the charming cobbled streets. From Chagall to Monet, Wagner to ancient Roman grounds, you will discover art in all its inspiring forms and functions.

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Best Time to Visit Switzerland

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Whether your family is up for a snowy mountain adventure or prefers relaxing in a lakeside haven, Switzerland has something to intrigue every member of your family. Cities come alive with busy streets and a variety of entertainment, while getting from one place to another is an unforgettable adventure, accented by the surrounding beauty of the landscape.

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