Switzerland Travel Guide

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Introducing Switzerland

Switzerland is beyond chocolates, cuckoo clocks and adventures, it is land of four languages and once in a life time experience. It is the heart of Europe and a versatile destination to make your holidays worthwhile with our Swiss holiday packages.  Swiss mountains are simply breathtaking and are wonders to explore. The diversity of Switzerland is also reflected in its people as it is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, tolerant and open. It is absolute heaven for travelers. The advantage of Switzerland is that it can be easily explored using public transport. As you travel by bus or train through towns, fields and forests, the excellent view is surely something to be delighted in. 
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Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

Any time is good time!! Because it is the destination for all seasons and reasons. Normally January and February are real winter months, its cold and days are short. Snow is practically guaranteed from elevations of 1500 m. The climate here depends on the region you are in; there are some peaks and regions that have snow all through the year. Visit this year around destination with our International tour packages. 

Summer in Switzerland starts in the month of June and extends till September. Weather during this time period is mild and warm with no extreme heat. If you want to celebrate Christmas in Swiss, this is the perfect time to be. And one of the best reasons why this is the best time to visit Switzerland is skiing. But yes before we forget to tell you, spring is also the best time to visit Swiss because it looks paradise on earth. So just explore and fall in love with its beauty of heavenly beautiful destination.
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History & Culture

Switzerland’s History and Culture has been largely characterized by its land-locked geo-graphic positions. The countries language and cuisines have a great influence on by its neighbors, with many religions boasting a distinctly German, Italian vibe or French. Early civilization in Switzerland dates back to Bronze Age. But in any case, the true colonization occurred from the Celtic clans, who went to the territory around 500 BC.

These were known as the Helvetians, which is the place "Helvetia" began from, the name seen today on Swiss coins and stamps. The Helvetians were conquered by the Romans in 58 BC, who settled the urban communities of Basel, Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne until around 400 AD. The Romans were hence determined out by the Germanic tribes.

The culture of Switzerland is highly influenced by its neighbors, Germany, Italy, France and Austria. Different regions here have strong ties to the country they border. There are many festivals which are celebrated in Switzerland, which vary by region. Celebrate all the festivals with our Swiss holiday packages from India. Even today Switzerland is known for its chocolate, cheese and high quality watches. The way of life in the urban communities of Switzerland was worked around gifted craftsmen and skilled workers, for example, watchmakers, which the nation is renowned for. This era also established he Swiss Confederacy, what the present canton system depends on.
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Geography

Switzerland, united nation of center Europe. Switzerland's authoritative capital is Bern, while Lausanne fills in as its legal focus. Switzerland's little size- its aggregate region is about a large portion of that of Scotland—and its unremarkable populace gives little sign of its worldwide importance. Switzerland has a region of 41,285 square kilometers (15,940 square miles). The beneficial territory - that is, the region without the lakes, streams, inefficient vegetation and no vegetation by any stretch of the imagination - covers 30,753 square km (11,870 square miles). 

It covers 220 kilometers (137 miles) from north to south and 350 km (217 miles) from east to west. The Jura, the Plateau and the Alps frame the three fundamental geographic districts of the nation. 

Switzerland has a populace of 8 million. Populace thickness is high, with 193 individuals for each square km (500 for each square mile) of the gainful region in 2008. In the agglomerations, which cover about 20% of the aggregate surface zone, the thickness is 590 for every square km (1528 for each square mile).
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Things to Do in Switzerland

The main shopping zone is centered in the downtown area, which makes it perfect for people on foot. The applauded Bahnhofstrasse - a standout amongst the loveliest shopping territories in Europe - is an unquestionable necessity. Rich design stores, retail chains, boutiques with best quality items (shoes, hides, adornments, porcelain, gems and watches), banks and baked good shops.
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The national museum which stands to Zurich main train station is reminiscent of a fairytale castle. It resides within a historic- castle like building in the northern tip of kreis 1. The exhibition hall reviews Swiss workmanship, history and culture from as far back as the fourth century B.C. Shows cover everything from medieval and religious frescoes to weapons and Swiss furnishings. There are likewise a few fancy rooms to explore amid your visit.
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The biggest waterfall in Switzerland is the Rhine Falls provides a magnificent spectacle of this 23m tall water plunge. In addition to the falls, one can visit the medieval Laufen Castle, Munot Fortress, souvenir shops, Rhine Fall Park, etc.

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It remains one of the most atmospheric parts of the city with its historic buildings and enchanting architecture. It is known for its charming cafes and also termed as the cultural epic centre. As soon as the sun sets, the old town sets the scene for a bustling night life scene with numerous bars and cozy restaurants. Zurich’s Old town is a cultural and surely a social and historical melting pot. 
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The FIFA World Football Museum was made out of appreciation for the most popular group activity on the planet. The gallery introduces the entrancing history and advancement of worldwide football, thinks back on real competitions and shows how football has affected as well as enhanced the lives of a wide range of individuals.
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Established in 1837, the Old Botanical Garden is still a standout amongst the most charming spots in Zurich. Its focal area makes it open for the two local people and guests who wish to venture into a captivating green space. The Garden’s main goal is to provide a systematic representation of the world’s flora.
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You can explore the Zurich city by trams. Through the old city, mechanical zone and the two sides of Zurich Lake. The simplest way to get around Zurich is on foot together with public transport vehicles, trams, buses and trains. 
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The mighty Lütschine offers some of the best white water rafting in the Swiss Alps. Here you will find everything from fast flowing Alpine river to thrilling water actions. Interlaken is internationally renowned for its variety of rivers and also for its white water river rafting tours. It is all in one an exhilarating rush from start to finish. You will be amazed and stunned by the beauty and uniqueness of your experience. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience the same and cherish it all your life. 
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult

European Eureka

15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
Included Cities
London (2N) - Paris (2N) - Brussels (2N) - Heppenheim An Der Bergstrasse (1N) - Engelberg
... London (2N) - Paris (2N) - Brussels (2N) - Heppenheim An Der Bergstrasse (1N) - Engelberg (2N) - Fribourg (1N) - Zurich (1N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Padova (1N) - Prato (1N) - Rome (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 303,290
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European Epic

18 Nights / 19 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jul
Included Cities
London (2N) - Amsterdam (1N) - Antwerpen (1N) - Paris (2N) - Heidelberg (1N) - Engelberg (
... London (2N) - Amsterdam (1N) - Antwerpen (1N) - Paris (2N) - Heidelberg (1N) - Engelberg (2N) - Bern (2N) - Zurich (1N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Padova (1N) - Rome (1N) - Florence (1N) - Nice (1N) - Milan (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 339,760
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Exotic Europe

15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N)
... London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N) - Vienna (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 315,100
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Elegant Europe

12 Nights / 13 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N
... Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N) - Vienna (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 0
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Extravagant Europe

11 Nights / 12 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N)
... London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 0
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It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!
It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!

It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!

I would like to share my experience of 'Eureka Europe' - Flamingo Travels! This travel story of mine happened at approx 3200 meters on Mt Titlis, Switzerland. By narrating this story I am trying to introduce you to the true Flamingo spirit! Our trip was indeed memorable because it was our honeymoon! Flamingo is the best in business because they know to touch hearts and being our honeymoon, they made sure that we get an extra night in Paris. We arrived a day early to Paris and got time to explore the city of love! We couldn't ask for more! After Paris and a few other wonderful destinations, we arrived in Switzerland. Our third day at Switzerland was planned for Mt Titles. Being a very beautiful place, Mt. Titlis experiences a heavy rush of tourist every day. Mr. Kiran Patel being our guide was very supportive of his approach and guiding us throughout the trip! Kiran Bhai instructed us really well about the situations in advance, so we all members were ready on time in the morning. We reached on the mountain earlier than other tours and we enjoyed the great weather and exciting snow activities without any rush. Our lunch was scheduled for 12:30 pm at the first base of Mt. Titlis, at the restaurant named as Trubsee. All members were supposed to reach there by the time. Now comes the tricky part! On the top of the mountain, there is a very popular PhotoStudio(www.phototitlis.ch) which dresses up the tourists in a traditional way and clicks a very beautiful photo for a souvenir. As it was our honeymoon, we thought to have a memorable photo for ourselves as well. It was already 11:30 so I told Kiran Bhai to leave for the lunch as we will come down ourselves after photo shoot to join everyone by the lunchtime. He agreed and all our tour members started leaving by 360° ropeway. But there was a trouble! It was almost 12:30 and we still were in a que. I called Kiran Bhai and make him aware of the situation. He told me to be calm and continue with the shoot as lunch is not yet started. It's about 12:50 and still, we were in a queue. Lunch was about to finish downstairs. There were other tourists in the queue with us. As the time passes by, many of their respective tour guides started internal arguments regarding time issues with the passengers. Their tour guides were blaming the passengers for being late and literally forcing them to leave the queue and skip the photo shoot, or else no one will be responsible if they miss the tour. It was surprising and strange for us. We were feeling fortunate as our tour guide was being very supportive. It was about 1:00 now, we were getting panic and thought of leaving the queue as it was a time to leave for a bus. I called Kiran Bhai again to start leaving or the ground as we will skip the lunch and join all directly on the bus. Now is the beautiful part. Kiran Bhai literally convinced us that it is absolutely fine that we would be late, as all other passengers were aware of the situation and they told Kiran Bhai that they would wait for us. It was so overwhelming for us! We finished shoot around 1:30 pm, one hour late! We rushed to the ropeway and reached Trubsee at 1:45. Everyone along with Kiran Bhai was happily waiting for us. They all made sure that we do not skip the delicious Pavbhaji of Trubsee. As we started having lunch, co-passengers started leaving for the ground. Mr. Kiran Bhai was waiting especially for us and he came down with us. We had a very good photo memory which we shared with everyone. It was family like feeling which words can't describe. We were truly blessed to have such family-like co-passengers and a guide! It was a demonstration of true Flamingo spirit!
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