My Travel Bucket List: 5 Reasons To Visit Switzerland

My Travel Bucket List grows by the day. Every time I read a news article, a blog post or see someone’s holiday photos pop up on my Facebook feed I almost always want to add that place to my Bucket List immediately. I just want to travel the world, I want to see everywhere, I want to be one of those people that’s always asked for travel recommendations because I’ve seen it all. I want to be able to take my family to my favourite places and just explore to our hearts content. We are SO lucky to have the travel opportunities that we do, the ability to jump on a plane and be in the South of France in less than an hour, Greece in less than three or even New Zealand, the other side of the world, in less than 24 hours.

Switzerland is somewhere I added to my Bucket List a few years ago when my friend visited Zurich so I was over the moon when Inntravel got in touch asking if I’d be interested in writing about the Reasons To Visit Switzerland. The more I’ve researched Switzerland for this post, the more people I’ve spoken to and the more photos I’ve seen have made me bump it up even higher on my Travel Bucket List. But let’s be honest, my Travel Bucket List is just a list of every place in the world I’m yet to visit…

Inntravel are a “slow holidays” company offering walking, rail, cycling holidays and more. A chance to explore as much of the country as possible. They currently offer holidays to 25 destinations, from India, to Austria, the Czech Republic and of course Switzerland. The holiday that appeals to me the most is the “Great Swiss Lakes”, a Switzerland by rail holiday. This is a self-guided journey by both rail and boat, with an opportunity to visit the mountains, a ride on the Golden Pass line and a chance to take in the spectacular scenery. The Inntravel holidays include travel, various hotels and breakfast/dinner which means you don’t have to think of much other than where to explore next. Although even that is organised for you.

There’s a few things that really make Switzerland stand out to me. Obviously the first is the food. Swiss Chocolate, Rosti, Fondue – all Swiss delicacies that I can’t wait to try. Especially the Rosti – thinly grated potatoes, pan fried until golden. And the chocolate, well that doesn’t need any explaining. I don’t think there’s any chocolate better than Lindt, or Toblerone, I’d probably fill my suitcase up with chocolate alone…

Next is the beautiful scenery, the lakes, mountains, castles – just have a quick Google of Switzerland, the photos are incredible. Like something I could only imagine, postcard photos. Switzerland is home of the largest waterfall in Europe, Rhine Falls and castles such as Chillon Castle.

I’d love to go Skiing in Switzerland. Verbier, St. Moritz and Zermatt are all popular Swiss ski resorts. I’d especially love to visit Verbier. We tried to book a skiing trip in January this year but unfortunately left it far too late. Fingers crossed for a 2019 skiing trip as I’m yet to go skiing whatsoever.

The beautiful cities/towns is another reason to visit. Zurich, Geneva, Montreux and Lucerne are all places I’d love to visit one day. Zurich is filled with museums and galleries, Geneva home to Lake Geneva and Montreux the Chillon Castle, then Lucerne with it’s towers, churches and wooden bridges.

Lastly would be to relax in the thermal baths – I’d love to have a chance to visit the Mineralbad and Spa, Lucerne or the Thermalbad Spa in Zurich. Both with rooftop thermal pools giving you gorgeous views across the city or mountains. I definitely couldn’t visit Switzerland without going in one of the many thermal pools.

Do you have any other Reasons To Visit Switzerland? Have you been before? I’d love any recomendations.

Until next time,

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16 Comments

  1. Alison (mum)
    20th March 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Oh you described it so well and really have moved it up my list of places I’d like to visit. As you know I visited Switzerland as a child with my mother and family and would love to go back. It’s ideal location for cycling/walking and so beautiful.

    Perhaps we will all go together one day x

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:41 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it. I would love to go together some day.

      Ami xxx

  2. 20th March 2018 / 3:23 pm

    My Fiancee is desperate for us to go to Switzerland and I can completely see why!
    Love this post sweet!
    Charlotte-Nichole
    x

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:41 am

      Yeah writing this has definitely bumped it up my list!

      Ami xxx

  3. 20th March 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued by Switzerland. It sounds so magical. I just recently started a bucket list, but I love that you have a travel bucket list. I’m going to start one!

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:42 am

      It would be such a lovely holiday. It’s always nice to have a travel bucket list, but I just add everywhere on to mine.

      Ami xxx

  4. 21st March 2018 / 12:14 am

    Switzerland is such a beauty and it has always been on my bucket list. I think it’s a must see if you can and when you can. There are so many untouched places that you can explore!

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:43 am

      I love the idea of the untouched spaces, all the lakes, countryside etc. I can’t wait to go one day.

      Ami xxx

  5. 21st March 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I have recently created my bucket list for 2018, whilst Switzerland is not on the round maybe next year, just to see its beauty.

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:43 am

      I’d love to hear what’s top on your list!

      Ami xxx

  6. Daisy
    21st March 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I would absolutely adore traveling to the beautiful country of Switzerland someday!!! It looks so gorgeous and inviting.

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:43 am

      It’s so pretty isn’t it.

      Ami xxx

  7. 22nd March 2018 / 10:50 pm

    My husband has just got back from a skiing trip in Switzerland but I have never been – he owes me a trip there now I think!

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:44 am

      Lucky him! He definitely owes you one!

      Ami xxx

  8. Lauren Ashley
    23rd March 2018 / 1:12 am

    I really want to go to Switzerland for the skiing. My mother loved the alps and the hot cocoa. Always wanted to go.

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 11:44 am

      I’d love to go Skiing in Switzerland. Maybe one day!

      Ami xxx