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Books inspired by Switzerland

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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Slow Train to Switzerland

Diccon Bewes

A fascinating comparison between Thomas Cook's first conducted tour of Switzerland in Victorian times, and 150 years later as the author follows that same route. Through diary notes, this book offers a unique insight into a Victorian future and a modern-day past with a beautiful mountainous backdrop and a love of train travel at its heart.

Switzerland Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels

Tips for traveling Switzerland on a budget

Yes, Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries to spend your holidays in, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it on a budget. Of course, it won’t be as cheap as traveling to Georgia or Ukraine, but it certainly is doable. And it’s definitely worth it. So how can you visit Switzerland and make sure that you don’t spend all of your money and more?...


16th August 2019 by PommieTravels

A quick, itinerary-enhancing guide to a long weekend in Switzerland

There’s no escaping the fact that a stay, even a brief one, in Switzerland can be prohibitively expensive. For this reason, it tends to be overlooked by budget travellers – but the good news is, if you can foot the bill, you will be rewarded with stunning scenery, tasty chocolate and friendly locals. Okay, so it’s not easy to sell Switzerland in just a few words like that. Here’s a better attempt if you are considering booking a weekend in Switzerland to properly sample many of its...


27th June 2019 by PommieTravels

What can I expect to see on the Orient Express route

Travelling from to Venice on the Orient Express unlocks an incredible experience and a journey whose memories will stay with you for an entire lifetime. Travel through some of the most fascinating cities in this part of Europe. Not only that, but travel in style on a luxury train with a reputation that precedes itself. Luxury Trains Director expresses “there is no more memorable an experience for you than seeing the train for the first time”.  You’ll be transported through the...