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Why Visit Switzerland?

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Leafing through the brochures on where to take your spouse or partner and kids for a holiday, and you’re trying to decide if Swizterland is really worth it. Really, with France, Italy, Germany, and Austria as neighboring options, why should you visit Swizterland instead of these other European countries? What makes Switzerland so special? What are the things we love about Switzerland? Read on to find out some of the top reasons to visit Switzerland!

1. Swiss Chocolates are the best in the World

The finest chocolate in the world is Swiss!
The finest chocolate in the world is Swiss!

Now if any list of reasons to visit Switzerland starts without Swiss chocolates, that list should be thrown right down the drain. Why? Because Swiss chocolate is the best in the world.

Say the words Nestle, Aeschbach, Cailler, Tobler, or Lindt and let them roll off your tongue while you delve into the sensuous flavors and smooth richness of Swiss chocolate.

Miss the FrischSchoggi and truffles of Laderach and you might as well be in chocolate hell! And as chocolatier Bachmann says, “Compromises are for relationships, not for chocolates”. Think Du Rhone, Favarger, Kurmann, Goldkenn; there’s so much more chocolate treasure in Switzerland. If you visit Switzerland only for a taste of the chocolates, you’ll leave well-satisfied.

2. It’s not just France that makes the best cheese

Cheese, the dish that belongs only to France but really doesn’t. French cheese is sought after all over the world. But France is not the only country that produces cheese.

With a cheesy grin you say yes, you know this. You’ve tasted Emmental before, and you’ve also gone far enough to count the number of holes in your slice of Swiss cheese. But did you know that while France has over 1600 varieties of cheese, Switzerland has over 450 varieties? Aren’t they being good neighbors?

If you’re heading over to Switzerland, make sure you visit the Emmental cheese dairy and La Maison de Gruyere with Chris. He’ll give you a taste of cheesy Swiss history, or should I say world-famous Swiss cheese?

Just remember that while you’re in Switzerland, you need to get your hands on some Appenzeller, Emmental, Gruyere, and Mont D’Or and other cheeses and stuff them into your suitcase to take home.

And don’t forget to gorge on some mouth-watering Swiss fondue and creamy raclette, that’s as good as what you’ll find in Savoie on the French side of the border.

If you want to see Switzerland with a really witty driver-guide, ping my friend Chris at or call him at 0041792860451. Give Chris code AbbyAbby and he’ll give you a discount for day trips or overland tours.

3. There’s more to Le Suisse than chocolate and cheese… Wine!

Swiss wine is sold internationally! - A good reason to visit Switzerland
Swiss wine is sold internationally!

Most people don’t even know that Switzerland produces wine. But if you ask the right people, you’ll find out that Swiss wine has been sold in the US, Germany, Australia, and other countries for a few decades now. Some even say they prefer drinking Swiss wine to French wine!

Visit the Valais region in the Alps, or the Ticino region near the Italian border, or the Lavaux region near Montreaux and Vaud near Geneva; and you’ll be exposed to some lovely light dry wines and even some blushing reds. Join a day trip to a winery, and you’ll find it’s the perfect way to enjoy a taste of Switzerland’s heady elixir.

4. Switzerland is the top of the tops!

Switzerland ranks ahead of most countries in  safety, education, and more

Switzerland is environmentally friendly and has some of the highest metrics for education and public health. They have a higher per capita income than most other countries, its one of the safest countries in the world, and crime rates are super low. Switzerland hasn’t even taken part in a war since its neutrality was established in 1815.

And with important neighbors such as France, Italy, Germany, and Austria; Switzerland is truly multi-cultural. What other reasons would you need to visit the Vaterland?

Ah yes! Swiss watches are the best in the world. Who doesn’t want to wear a Paiget, Rolex, Van Cleef, Tag Heuer, IWC, or Victorinox? And talk about Swiss army knives? No one leaves Switzerland without a Victorinox in their pocket, do they?

5. Nature and more beautiful nature

The Swiss Alps - nature's reason to visit Switzerland
The Swiss Alps, a good enough reason to visit the country

Switzerland is home to the amazing Alps that cover over 60% of the country. Look up into the mountains and you almost find the reason you’re on this planet. Beautiful meadows and landscapes in summer turn into snow-covered peaks in winter. Snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and alpinism are just some of the reasons to visit Jungfrau, Matterhorn, and other Swiss mountains.

Zermatt against the backdrop of Matterhorn
Zermatt against the backdrop of Matterhorn

The towns surrounding them are beautiful too. Zermatt, Davos, Interlaken, Andermatt, Grindelwald, Wengen, and Lucern beckon you. Secret chalets, towns dwarfed by mountains, large crystal clear lakes invite you in; and you might never want to leave once you reach this truly Alpine destination.

If you want to see Switzerland with a really witty driver-guide, ping my friend Chris at or call him at 0041792860451. Give Chris code AbbyAbby and he’ll give you a discount for day trips or overland tours.

How to Book with Typically Swiss Tours

My friend Chris, the host and driver-guide at Typically Swiss Holidays, has been living in Switzerland with his wife Bianca since 2000. Chris knows Switzerland both as an outsider and as an insider, and loves showing visitors the best of Switzerland. Chris is a witty guy who will ensure your trip around Switzerland is truly memorable and at the same time relaxing.

Chris, the founder and driver-guide at Typically Swiss Tours
Chris, the founder and driver-guide at Typically Swiss Tours

To book with him, you have either 2 options. First, email Chris at or have a chat with him at 0041792860451. Chris will help you with questions and suggestions. Give him the code AbbyAbby and he’ll give you a discount for any day trips or overland tours you book with him. That’s one method.

Now, if you want to read up a bit about Chris and his tours before you decide, head on over to Typically Swiss Tours and pick your tour from the many that are available there. Once you’ve picked a tour or shortlisted a few, you have the option to “Book Now” or “Enquire Now” to reserve your spot or just to ask any questions. Of course, if you want to pay full price, that’s up to you. 😉 Go ahead and click “Book Now” and fill in your info and pay direct. But if you want that discount that my readers get, you can either email Chris at or fill in this contact form, tell Chris what you’d like to see, and give him the code AbbyAbby so that he gives you a discount. Wink wink! How much of a discount will you get for the Swiss tours? The discount varies depending on the season and the tour you pick. Either way, Chris will get back to you within 24 hours and have you on your way to your Swiss vacation soon.

Which are the most popular Swiss tours?

That’s an easy question to answer. Take your pick from the popular tours below!

For more info on any tour ping Chris at or fill in this contact form, tell Chris what you’d like to see, and give him the code AbbyAbby so that he gives you a discount.

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