A paddle steamer takes Keith Austin on an unforgettable trip around Lake Lucerne.
There isn't a better way to have an active holiday with some homely comforts.
There are several versions of a Swiss Rail Pass that travellers can buy.
You might get some funny looks if you tell your mates you're going to Switzerland for whisky.
With a stunning backdrop around every corner, and equally stunning beer, Switzerland's attractions can be overwhelming.
The locals don't so much push the boat out as launch it from a catapult and set fire to it
A boat tour of the Vierwaldstattersee is pretty much a given.
The blue-liveried trains that speed through the tunnel may be shiny and new. But the alps above have a story to tell...
First glance of Alpine country will take your breath away, for Switzerland is the most achingly beautiful country on this planet; with air so clean it's rejuvenating to inhale; even its chocolate tastes healthy. Ride furniculars that cut through mountains to castles made of ice. Hear cowbells chime through lush green valleys dreams are made of. Meander its idyllic towns and sleep in fairy-tale like chalets.