City Breaks in Switzerland

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The Best City Breaks by the Swiss Lakes

Wherever you go on your city breaks in Switzerland, expect lakeside views, breathtaking Alpine scenery, and much more. The country's cities are some of the most enduringly prosperous in the world, so there's a rich mix of history and culture.

City Breaks in Switzerland: Top Holiday Lettings

Apartment Orselina
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Orselina, Locarno, Switzerland
from £139
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4.5
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House Morcote
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Morcote, Lugano District, Switzerland
from £249
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4.6
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Apartment Lugano
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Lugano, Lugano District, Switzerland
from £48
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5.0
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Apartment Altstätten
Apartment ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Altstätten, Rheintal, Switzerland
from £90
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4.7
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House Riva San Vitale
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Riva San Vitale, Mendrisio, Switzerland
from £226
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Apartment Ronco sopra Ascona
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Ronco sopra Ascona, Locarno, Switzerland
from £124
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5.0
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Apartment Rüeggisberg
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rüeggisberg, Seftigen, Switzerland
from £46
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5.0
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Apartment Maroggia
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Maroggia, Lugano District, Switzerland
from £76
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4.5
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House Grächen
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Grächen, Visp, Switzerland
from £95
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4.5
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The Top 5 Cities to Visit in Switzerland

Boating, mountain biking, and sight-seeing go hand in hand in our cosmopolitan Top 5.

  • 1. Lugano

    This beauty spot boasts half a dozen elegant villas the size of palaces, most notably the aptly named Villa Favorita, which sits on the shores of Lake Lugano. You can go on boat tours to nearby villages, restaurants, and bathing areas, or take the funicular up to the sun-kissed summit of Monte Brè.

  • 2. Bern

    Looped by the River Aare, the medieval old town is a World Heritage site, with its shopping arcades and 13th-century clock tower decorated with automatons. Among the city's many museums is the Paul Klee centre, which gathers nearly half of the surrealist painter's work under one futuristic roof.

  • 3. Lausanne

    This city on Lake Geneva, home to the Olympic Committee, boasts a museum dedicated to the games, as well as a handsome cathedral and several enormous chateaux. Watersports fans will enjoy the smart Ouchy lakeside development. Don't forget to try the wine from grapes grown on the local vineyard-clad slopes, where you can go cycling during the summer.

  • 4. Zurich

    Go shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse, stroll among the medieval guild houses on the banks of the River Limmat, and check out the trendy clubs and bars in the alleyways of the Niederdorf district.

  • 5. Lucerne

    Cross the quaint wooden Chapel Bridge, one of the most ancient bridges in the whole of Europe. Explore the half-timbered shops and restaurants of the old town, and see stars such as Plácido Domingo perform on the stage of the state-of-the-art Culture and Congress Centre.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Switzerland

Apartment Leukerbad
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Leukerbad, Leuk, Switzerland
from £43
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3.5
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House Gryon
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
Gryon, Aigle District, Switzerland
from £750
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5.0
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House Hérémence
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Hérémence, Hérens, Switzerland
from £136
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4.0
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