Basel, Rhine Bridge

Basel

Unique events throughout the whole year
Bern

Bern

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Switzerland's largest city

Zurich

Geneva, Lake Geneva
The beautiful Quai with the Jet d'Eau

Geneva Quai

Overview

Explore a new city, perhaps more compact than most but yet just as lively with a range of events. Everything is within reach thanks to the great public transport systems, many of which are free for overnight guests. Soak up the varying scenery that surrounds you.

It’s hard to believe that Bern is the capital, with its restful pace of life and beautifully preserved historic centre. In summer, visitors to Basel can even join the locals for a dip in the river! Zurich is a trendy and modern city that draws those seeking a mixture of culture and nature whilst cosmopolitan Geneva is famous for being the home of choice for many international organisations.

City breaks

Basel

£218

3 Days / 2 Nights
The borders of Switzerland, France and Germany come together at Three Countries Corner in Basel and create a multicultural centre.

River Swimming in Bern

Bern

£395

3 Days / 2 Nights
Almost encircled by the river Aare, Bern is Switzerland’s capital. The charming medieval city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lake in Geneva

Geneva

£350

3 Days / 2 Nights
Cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and with a world-wide reputation, the city has retained its local charm and French elegance.

Zurich Grossmunster

Zurich

£336

3 Days / 2 Nights
Explore Switzerland's largest and most cosmopolitan city with its many museums, famous shops, pretty old town and a beautiful lake.

Good to know

How to get there

Basel

By plane – Fly to Basel EuroAirport. Please follow the signs ‘Exit/Switzerland’; you will find the bus stop right in front of the building. Take bus no. 50 towards Bahnhof SBB (Basel railway station), showing your hotel voucher for Basel if asked for tickets. The bus departs roughly every 10 minutes and the bus ride to the railway station takes around 20 minutes where it terminates.

Bern

By plane – Fly to Zurich Airport and take the train to Bern (approximately 1hr 15 mins). Show you hotel voucher for Bern on the tram/bus to travel for free from Bern railway station to your hotel.

Zurich

By plane – Fly to Zurich Airport. Please follow the signs for ‘Bahn/Railway, which is located beneath the Airport in the Check-in 3 area. In approximately 10 mins you will arrive at the city centre.

Geneva

By plane – Fly to Geneva Airport. You can pick up a free ticket for public transport from the machine in the baggage collection area at the Arrival level. This Unireso ticket, offered by Genève Aéroport, allows you to use public transport in the canton of Geneva free for a period of 80 minutes. Please follow the signs Gare CFF/Railway station, which is located beneath the Airport.


 

Public transportation offers

Basel Mobility Ticket

All guests staying overnight in Basel receive a complimentary Basel Mobility Ticket valid for the duration of their stay (max. 30 days). This will be issued by your hotel upon check-in and offers free local public transport in zones 10, 11, 13 and 15, including EuroAirport.

BaselCard

The BaselCard offers numerous discounts on attractions, boat trips and guided tours in Basel and the surrounding area. All our Basel city break packages include a 48hr BaselCard.

Bern Ticket

The Bern Ticket gives overnight guests staying in the city complimentary travel on the local public transport system (zones 100/101) throughout their stay. It also includes the Gurten funicular, the Marzilibahn funicular and lift to the Cathedral platform. This will be issued by your hotel upon check-in.

ZurichCARD

The ZurichCARD is available in 24 or 72hr durations. Enjoy unlimited 2nd class travel on all forms of public transport in the city of Zürich and surrounding area. Plus free or reduced admission into the majority of Zurich’s museums, and many more discounts on attractions and activities. All our Zurich city break packages include a 72 hour ZurichCARD.

Geneva Transport Card

Stay within the canton overnight and receive a Geneva Transport Card offering complimentary public transport in the city (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises)) for the duration of your stay. This will be issued by your hotel upon check-in.

Geneva Pass

The Geneva Pass is available to purchase in 24, 48 and 72hr durations and offers free and discounted tours, cruises, activities and entry to attractions. For a full list of inclusions and further details, please click here.

  • 24hr pass – £22
  • 48hr pass – £31
  • 72hr pass – £38

Please note we do not issue these passes. They will need to be paid for locally.


 

Main events

Basel

January Museums Night
February Carnival
June ArtBasel
July Basel Tattoo
October Swiss Indoors Basel – ATP World Tour
November Basel Autumn Fair
December Christmas Market

Bern

February Carnival
April Geranium Market
June UNESCO World Heritage Day
August Buskers Festival
October Rendez-vous Bundesplatz
November Onion Market, Zibelemärit

Zurich

April Sechseläuten
August Street Parade
August Weltklasse Zurich
September Food Zurich
September Knabenschiessen
November Turnip Latern Parade, Richterswil
December Christmas Markets
December Silvesterlauf

Geneva

March Motorshow
April Exhibition of Invention
June Bol D’Or Mirabaud
August Geneva Lake Festival
September Bâtie Festival
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