Switzerland tours can range in duration from a few hours to several days, depending on your vacation plans and what you'd like to see. Whether you're the adventurous sort planning a hiking tour in Switzerland, a museum buff, or someone who wants to soak in all the sights of the city, there is the perfect tour just for you once you arrive.
Art tours in Switzerland take you to any number of the nearly 1,000 museums found in cantons large and small. Several of the museums have banded together with the museum passport, which offers entry to nearly 500 art museums, galleries, and castles, which serve as splendid showplaces for priceless collections of art. Visitors can purchase the museum pass at one of the museums or use their tickets from the Swiss Travel System, which are valid for free entry. When you enjoy Switzerland tours in Zurich, you'll have your choice of some 50 museums, offering interesting exhibits, audio tours (many in English), and guided tours.
The museums are just the beginning for tours in Zurich. Local companies offers city tours by foot, motorcoaches, trains, cable cars, and cruise ships. Along the way, you could see the grand opera house, the shopping district of Bahnhofstrasse, the Swiss National Museum, and Platzspitz Park. The Fraumunster Church, which has windows designed by artist Marc Chagall, is another interesting place to include tours in Switzerland. River cruises aboard the Rhone River are also excellent tour additions.
Geneva tours can take place on land and the water. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between the peaks of the Alps and hilly terrain of the Jura Mountains, is headquarters of the International Red Cross. On land, you'll have the chance to wander through lovely parks and to explore the historic old town, the Place du Bourg-de-Four, the soaring St. Peter's Cathedral, and the Grand-Rue, where the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau once lived. Geneva visitors also have the chance to hop aboard a water taxi or a cruise ship to enjoy a scenic whirl around Lake Geneva.
The city of Baden was built by the Romans as a spa town, expanded in the Gothic era, and forged by the industrial revolution. Today, the city is one of the most important examples of the region's past and included on many architecture tours in Sweden. Visitors have the chance to soak in the thermal springs and visit the Langmatt Foundation, which has a museum with an amazing collection of Impressionist art.
With a short trip outside of the cities, you'll have an amazing array of things to include in Switzerland tours. You could hop aboard a cable car and spend time at one of the ski resorts. Many of the mountaintop resorts can only reached by rail or cable car. In all four seasons, you'll have the chance to experience the scenery and outdoor adventure, everything from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and kayaking.
In the summertime, a vast array of the ski resorts and mountaintop villages transform into wonderful places to enjoy a hiking tour in Switzerland. The nation's only national park, not far from St Moritz, is a fantastic to explore on foot. You don't have to look to the countryside to plan a hiking tour in Switzerland. Many of the city parks have trails set aside for hikers and Nordic walkers, offering a variety of terrains to explore.
Whether you let a professional tour company arrange all the details of your tours or you add a few to your vacation plans, time spent touring will be richly rewarding.