Zurich City Breaks
If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual European city breaks, Zurich in Switzerland could be just the answer. A chic, sophisticated city in a spectacular mountain setting, we at Co-operative Travel prove that last minute Zurich city breaks aren’t just about ski holidays.
Weekend breaks in this stylish, energetic city take you to the sparkling waters of Lake Zurich, beyond which rise the towering snow-capped peaks of the Alps. A hub for short ski breaks in the winter, easy accessibility and short flight times from the UK mean Zurich city breaks are popular throughout the year, especially in the late spring when the river is at its prettiest.
Look for Zurich package city breaks that include cruises to pretty lakeside villages like Rapperswil, or along the winding River Limmat. Here, you will get picturesque views of the Old Town (Altstadtbummel) on both sides – the Lindenhof is a Roman-fortified hill marking the historic centre of the city. Look also for the 700-year old Akershus Fortress and Schanzengraben Canal as you pass under the bridges.
Zurich has a long and vibrant history, today seen in its restored heritage buildings, cobbled streets and lush city parks. Zurich city breaks offer many charming neighbourhoods where you can enjoy a cheap meal and a drink, includibg Schipfe, Niederdorf or Lindenhof Square. Take a short stroll, and you’ll discover beautiful churches and cathedrals like St Peters, Fraumunster and Grossmunster, all dating back to the early 13th century. Those booking cheap Zurich city breaks in the summer months can enjoy walking tours of the Old City district with English-speaking guides.
The wealthiest city in Europe, with the highest standard of living in the world, bargain city breaks to Zurich also offer plenty of modern attractions, with fabulous shopping areas and sophisticated clubs, bars and restaurants. The city also has many galleries and museums, the Kunsthaus and Swiss National Museum being widely visited. We at Co-operative Travel offer the very best deals on last minute Zurich city breaks, so call us now for a quote.