Switzerland holidays

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Switzerland’s brilliant new train route: direct from Montreux to Interlaken
The GoldenPass line has long been known for incredible views, but now a pioneering engineering feat has made it even more attractive

Caroline Bishop

07, Dec, 2022 @12:57 PM

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Why Laax could be Switzerland’s greenest ski town
Wolves and lynx are returning to the mountains around this sustainable ski resort, where solar-powered lifts serve the grand prix runs and snow parks

Mike MacEacheran

29, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: on the slow line through forests and meadows in the Swiss Jura
Our slow-travel expert discovers a dash of revolutionary spirit and a head for heights on the Jura’s little red train

Nicky Gardner

04, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Lausanne, Switzerland: cafes and beaches on Lake Geneva
With its Alpine views, lakeside frolics and cafe culture, the Swiss city is perfect for a summer break, says novelist Caroline Bishop

Caroline Bishop

04, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Move over Cannes: 10 of Europe’s best summer film festivals
The star-studded French fest starts today, but the coming months bring plenty more celebrations of the big screen – in stunning settings

Anna Smith

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: Basel to Locarno, the slow Swiss Alps classic
Astonishing scenery and glimpses of Switzerland’s history are offered up to passengers gliding along this classic line

Nicky Gardner

04, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Family fun on the slopes: 10 of the best ski breaks for Easter 2022
With superb accommodation and après action on tap, our spring family breaks hit the heights with plenty to engage children and non-skiers

Gemma Bowes

02, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A quick getaway: half-term breaks with no need to take a Covid test
The lifting of travel test restrictions means a break in Europe is now cheaper and easier – just in time for the school holidays

Nazia Parveen and Rachel Dixon

01, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chalet chic: my Alpine escape
Traditional crafts sit alongside contemporary designs in this cosy Swiss mountain retreat

Scarlett Conlon

25, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Magic mountain – design tips on saving space in an Alpine retreat
A 1970s Alpine retreat is a lesson in how to make a small home feel larger

Jeremy Callaghan

11, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ski trains from London: new routes to 60 resorts in France, Austria, Italy and more
The new overnight Eurostar to the Alps is popular for package trips but skiers can now reach plenty of resorts by train from the UK. We round up some of the options

Rupert Mellor

05, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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