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Destination guide

Winter escape in Switzerland holiday lettings

With over a hundred ski resorts, miles of trails, picturesque towns and cosy places off the beaten path, Switzerland is the ideal destination to make some memories. Whether you want a winter-wonderland holiday on the slopes or an alpine-village experience with fine dining and après-ski drinks by a roaring fire, you’ll find the perfect escape in Switzerland holiday lettings.

History

Historic attractions near Switzerland holiday lettings

The rich history and heritage of Switzerland are celebrated in many historic sites throughout the country, all within reach of your holiday rental. The Chapel Bridge, an iconic 12th-century bridge with a grand stone water tower and a decorated roof, and Grossmünster, a landmark 12th-century Romanesque cathedral, are musts for history buffs. The Fraumünster Church, an 11th-century church with Chagall stained glass windows and copper-topped spires, and the Swiss Museum of Transport, an interactive transport museum with artefacts and a planetarium, are also interesting sites to explore. For a more cultural experience, the Swiss National Museum has displays on Swiss handicrafts and homewares, an armoury tower and historical exhibits.

Things to do

Things to do near Switzerland holiday homes

Switzerland has endless alpine areas with fun activities and dramatic views of the landscape. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Jungfrau, an alpine summit with a scenic railway, ice-sculpture palace and chocolate shop, and Jungfraujoch, a glacier railway that passes shops and an observatory with spectacular views. You could also visit Pilatus, a mountain peak with cable-car and gondola rides, and the Chillon Castle, a lakeside castle and cultural centre with underground vaults and great halls.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Switzerland holiday lettings

Switzerland is a premier destination for outdoor fun and adventure near your holiday rental. Tobogganing, snow playgrounds, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snow-shoe trekking and ski tours are popular activities to explore the alpine splendour. In warmer weather, the mountains, waterways and sky become a vast playground for adventurers, offering such activities as hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, glacier trekking, canyoning, via ferrata climbing, rafting, canoeing, golfing, rope walks and canopy walks. No matter your skill level or interest, you’ll find a range of thrilling outdoor adventures near your Switzerland holiday rental for an unforgettable experience.

How to get around

Transport to Switzerland holiday cottages

Switzerland has several airline companies providing service to various cities in the country and multiple train lines that run from major European cities directly into the country. The extensive motorway network in Europe also links to Switzerland, allowing you to drive your own car or a hire car within the country.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Switzerland

The cuisine in Switzerland combines influences from German, French and Northern Italian culinary cultures, but it varies in different regions of the country. Many dishes have the distinction of crossing local borders and becoming favourites throughout Switzerland, such as cheese fondue, a melted cheese eaten with bread cubes, raclette, a melted cheese with cocktail gherkins, onions and jacket potatoes, and Älplermagronen a gratin with potatoes, macaroni, cheese, onions and cream with stewed apples on the side. The most iconic delicacy of Switzerland, however, is Swiss chocolate, a food craft that dates back to the 16th century. No matter how you choose to experience the culinary culture of Switzerland, you’ll find a variety of restaurants, eateries and cafes near your holiday rental with creative meals and unique recipes.

How many holiday rentals are available around Switzerland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,566 holiday lettings around Switzerland. From 936 chalets to 163 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Switzerland?

Mysterious and unforgiving, mountains are some of the most ruggedly scenic places in the world. If you've ever wanted to experience mountain living, you've come to the right place. HomeAway has 3,514 mountain rentals available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 2,940 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,147 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 888 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Switzerland?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Experience this destination from the comfort and convenience of your own apartment. HomeAway has 10,224 for you to check out here. If you book quickly, you could be spending as little as £26 a night. If that doesn't fit with your family's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 1,020 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Chalet: 986 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Hotel: 866 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Switzerland in a large group?

Holidays spent with your friends and family can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you're travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help out. Apartment holiday rentals are the favoured option for big groups of guests, with 2,100 available here. Around the area, rental properties that can accommodate larger sized groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can sleep 6 guests? We have 2,632 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £34 per night.
  • Looking for a holiday rental for 5 people? We have 1,221 that will be ideal. You can get one for as low as £26 a night.
  • Seeking out rental properties suitable for 8 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 1,131 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just £43 a night.

You and your posse will be well catered to when you plan your Switzerland travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Switzerland?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reunite with your nearest and dearest and arrange a value-for-money stay with HomeAway. When it comes to seeking out a terrific deal, your first stop should be Steckborn District. Here, HomeAway has 25 holiday rentals at an average price of £115 a night. Another 11 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Diessenhofen District. With an average price of £118 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting about.

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