Switzerland gives you a true taste of the high life, in both senses of the phrase. It's prosperous, efficient and melds German, French and Italian culture with stunning scenery, to beguiling effect. Its highest peak, Dufourspitze (in the Valais region), spears 4,634 metres skywards. The Swiss Alps run through Valais, the Bernese Highlands, Central Switzerland and Graubünden – incorporating Geneva, Berne, and Zurich – and are winter and summer sport havens.
If you're an outdoor action lover, don't miss Interlaken; find out how Zurich is throwing off its previous reputation as just a finance hub; keep your head in the clouds at Zermatt (the resort at the base of the Matterhorn); wander wine country in Lausanne. Whatever you do, you'll be tempted to try a little more Gruyère, make one more downhill run, take a final trip to Teuscher, see what's just around the next bend – anything – to make your stay a little longer.
The people, mountains, glaciers, food, wine and architecture all glaze into one fine Swiss mirage. Up for a holiday? Have a look at Swiss airfares or if you'd like to find out more about Switzerland's wonders, contact Flight Centre.