Much known to foreigners as the land of chocolate, watches, and the massive Alps, Switzerland is a unique European destination with history-laden cities that never fail to impress, a culture devoted to sustainability, and breathtaking views incomparable to elsewhere in the world.
With more than 60 percent of the country being covered by mountains and a quarter of it carpeted with lush forests, it is no wonder why the Swiss are champions of recycling and green transportation. Charming cities and towns full of culture and history are seamlessly connected by an environmentally sound travel network of hiking, biking, mountain biking, skating, and canoeing perfectly coordinated with trains, boats, and buses.
Much like the never-ending views, the gastro experiences throughout Switzerland are as endless as the dishes are hardy. After a day of exploring the city and taking in the fresh air, treat yourself to a meal at a traditional Swiss inn with panoramic views of the Alps. Try your hand at alpine cheese making, become immersed in the world of chocolate, or learn to savor the flavors of local beers with brewery tours alongside an experienced sommelier.
Nowhere else in the world are cultural sensations, pristine nature, innovative gastronomy, adventure and leisure activities in such close proximity to one another as in the Land of the Alps
. See for yourself with your own custom-made trip through Switzerland with the help of a Yampu Travel Expert.
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Additional Country Notes
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
Switzerland is a member of the Schengen Convention, under which 22 EU countries (all but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the UK) have abolished checks at common borders. There is no visa required for tourist visits of up to 90 days for most countries, including the United States.
Health and Wellness
Though Switzerland is a healthy area, you should be up-to-date on the vaccinations that you would normally have back home. There are no vaccinations required to enter the region. For up-to-date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Switzerland, please refer to the CDC website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
Please advise us of any dietary restrictions, any medical conditions that may affect your tour, or any other special requests in general at this time in writing so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.