SWITZERLAND DESTINATION GUIDE

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"Switzerland is a country that has to be seen to be believed and it's always a special moment to watch our guests lay eyes on the Swiss Alps for the first time."

Travel Director
Switzerland at a glance
Sample smooth milk chocolate in the Swiss Alps, sail on idyllic lakes, ride horses through alpine forests, see Charlie Chaplin's final home and explore 15th-century vineyards - these are just some of the moments your expert Trafalgar Travel Director will share with you in the breathtaking country of Switzerland.
Currency
Swiss franc
Winter avg
2°C
Summer avg
20°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Bern
Language
French, German, Italian
Good morning
Bonjour
Good evening
Bonsoir

What to pack for Switzerland

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Layers

Even in summer, layers are vital in Switzerland. Temperatures differ throughout through the country and can get particularly crisp in the higher mountains.

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A good quality camera

In a place known for pinch me moments, it would be remiss to forget something more than just a smartphone to capture them all.

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Swiss Francs

Switzerland may be at the core of Europe, but this country abandoned the Euro many years ago. Though you can still use them in some larger establishments, but it's better to arm yourself with plenty of Francs so you're never caught short.

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A phrasebook

A phrasebook with the national languages of German, French and Italian is essential on a tour of Switzerland. If you really can’t spare the space, download them to your Google Translate app offline.

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Walking shoes

If your trip is likely to see you traversing the dynamic landscapes of Switzerland, a pair of sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots should be on the packing list.