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Switzerland is the last word in ski holiday destinations. But even if you don't know your Bunny Slopes from your Fall Lines, you will still find plenty to keep you well entertained during you stay. Get an introduction to the glitz and glamour of the apres-ski lifestyle in chic resorts and chalets, or descend from the slopes of Jungfrau and St. Moritz for a more down to earth encounter with Switzerland in its incredibly vibrant cities of Basel, Geneva, and Lausanne.
Sharing borders with Germany, France, and Italy, Switzerland bears marked characteristics of its three largest neighbours, and the closer you get to each border, the more you see, hear, and taste the influences of each country. Of course, you will expect the Swiss to excel themselves when it comes to the world of international finance, chocolate, cheese, and designer watches. But you can also find more unexpected treasures like Gothic cathedrals in Zurich and world-class vineyards in Valais, and it is these that will make your all inclusive vacations to Switzerland just a little bit more special than you anticipated.
If you care more about the slopes than the names attached to them, make your way to Switzerland's less famous ski destinations like Saas-Fee and Wengen and get much cheaper rates on your holiday package deals as compared to vacations in St. Moritz or Interlaken. The skiing is just as good. Although your chances of of spotting a celebrity are lower, so are the prices.
Vacations to Switzerland don't come cheap and the more time you spend in the cities, the more expensive it can get. So cut back on your travel expenses and head off into the Swiss countryside to explore the smaller villages and towns. In addition to cheaper accommodation and restaurants, you will also have to deal with fewer tourists —a bonus on any vacation!
The seasons in Switzerland are timed almost as well as their clocks, and you can expect fairly consistent weather from year to year. The summer months are the most popular time to visit, when temperatures hover between the mid to high 20s (Celsius). As long as you're not up in the mountains, winter temperatures are fairly mild, staying in the single digits but rarely dropping below freezing. If you're visiting in spring or autumn, you're likely to need a light jacket to deal with a slight chill and temperatures between 8-15°C. Some summer days can get quite windy and even have the occasional showers, so dressing in layers is recommended, especially if you're spending time in the higher altitude areas where the temperatures can drop very quickly in the evenings.
To get cheaper rates on your all inclusive vacations to Switzerland, book your holiday for the shoulder periods from October to November or February to May.