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Bordered by five countries, Switzerland is a small, mountainous European land. Stunning alpine scenery, soaring snow-capped peaks and shimmering blue lakes give the nation an almost fairy-tale charm.
Organising somewhere to stay in this enchanting country is easy with Expedia. There are 15558 hotels on offer starting at NZ$112 a night. Want to keep your expenses down? Simple. Just bundle your hotel and flight bookings. Your Switzerland Holiday Package can also include extras like car rental and experiences. If you love the idea of gaining a little local knowledge while you’re roaming around some of the country’s historical areas, consider adding a guided tour to your hotel and flight package.
Day 1: Zurich Airport is Switzerland’s busiest international airport and is the perfect place to start your trip. Once you’ve settled into your hotel, stroll down the cobblestone streets of Zurich’s Old Town to see some of the city’s significant religious landmarks, like Fraumünster Church and the Grossmünster.
Day 2: Less than an hour’s drive from Zurich is the picturesque city of Lucerne. Rent a set of wheels and cruise south to explore notable sights like Chapel Bridge, the Lion of Lucerne and beautiful Lake Lucerne.
Day 3: Switzerland’s capital, Bern, is as pretty as a postcard and takes less than 90 minutes in the car from Lucerne. Visit the sprawling Bern Bear Park and catch a glimpse of real bears playing on the grassy hill slopes.
On the first of August each year at 8 p.m., church bells ring throughout Switzerland to celebrate Swiss National Day. Join families and communities in their festivities as they light bonfires and set off spectacular fireworks.
Quirky old fountains, long shopping arcades, a sparkling river — what’s not to love about Switzerland’s capital? If you plan to spend a bit of time here, check out our Bern Holiday Packages.