How to Plan a Romantic Swiss Escape

Here’s our expert guide to help you plan the perfect honeymoon in Switzerland.

Are you looking for a honeymoon experience that is off the tourist-beaten track? Choose adventure, culture, history, unbeatable natural vistas, and world-class cuisine by heading to Switzerland.

From azure mountain lakes to snow-capped mountains, cozy alpine chalets, charming cities, medieval castles, and cattle-dotted meadows, this tiny country offers the perfect setting for a romantic escape. We’re here to answer all your pressing questions and help design your dream holiday for two, in Switzerland.

Is Switzerland for You?

Switzerland is a unique union of cultures from Italy, France, and Germany. It offers an interesting blend of Europe, all at one go. If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination that offers thrilling adventure sports amidst ethereal nature, then this is the spot for you.

Being a landlocked country, Switzerland isn’t known for its coastline; couples looking for a laidback beach destination to kick back and unwind post wedding festivities might be better served elsewhere. Switzerland is for you if you’re interested in a cultural experience full of vibrant city life, stunning alpine backdrops, and luxurious stays.

When is the Best Time to Travel Here?

Switzerland is a yearlong destination with plenty to do both in the summer and in the winter. The temperature rarely exceeds 25° Celsius, and while the Alps stay snow-capped all year round, the plains offer a great summer in Switzerland.

Visit between May–August for warmer weather that will allow for leisurely riverside strolls and outdoor activities. If a cozy winter honeymoon is more your speed, consider planning your trip from December­–March.

Getting There

Indian citizens require a valid Schengen visa to travel into Switzerland. The visa application takes up to 15 working days to be processed.

The travel itself is hassle-free, with many airlines operating flights from all major cities into Zurich. Switzerland’s main airports link perfectly to the country’s outstanding public transport network. In Geneva and Zurich, a railway station is located right inside the airport, and comfortable trains leave for the city center and other Swiss cities at regular intervals.

Switzerland has the densest public transport network in the world, covering over 29,000 km of rail, road, and waterway. Using public transport is also the fastest and most reliable way to travel around Switzerland, and the Swiss Travel System passes and cards allow for unlimited travel.

The Most Romantic Places to Visit

  • Zurich – Switzerland’s cultural hub
  • Lake Geneva – Alpine tranquility
  • St. Moritz – Ultra luxury spas and ski resorts
  • Zermatt – Privacy with a backdrop of the Matterhorn
  • Interlaken – Train ride through the Alps
  • Lucerne – Romantic, medieval setting will transport you in time

Let’s start you off in the historic old town of Zurich, where the buildings are several hundred years old. Our local guides will lead you through winding alleys and town squares to explore the rich history and architecture of this sophisticated city. All while you savour that good Swiss chocolate! Zurich is the cultural hub of the country, with plenty of quaint cafes, museums, and luxury shopping at Bahnhofstrasse to be explored. Book a table at Rive Gauche for romantic dinner for two, with Swiss cheese fondue and local wine.

Take a stroll along the banks of Lake Geneva and take in a spectacular sunset by the Jet d’eau fountain. Lake Geneva is Europe’s largest Alpine lake and the second most bustling town in Switzerland. When here, be sure to take a boat ride to the fantastical Chillon Castle. Hike up Saleve Mountain for an adrenaline rush and unbeatable panoramic views.

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From here, we take you to St. Moritz – a spa destination extraordinaire that is renowned for its luxury ski resorts. Even if you don't visit during the winter, the summer months offer plenty to enjoy in St. Moritz as well, from mountain biking to paragliding. St. Moritz is a paradise for adventure junkie couples.

Indulge in some therapeutic spa treatments for two, before setting aboard The Glacier Express to Zermatt.

Zermatt lies at the very foot of the iconic Matterhorn mountain. The town offers a magnificent landscape, ideal for hikes and biking. Zermatt has been shaped by the ancient traditions of the mountain farmers, best explored on a walk through the Old Village of Hinterdorf. Interestingly, this dreamy destination is an entirely car-free zone, and its horse-drawn carriages make strolling the streets a pleasure.

Zermatt has something for every season. In the summers, a herd of photogenic Valais Blackneck goats descend on the Bahnhofstrasse; while a winter adventure includes spending a cozy night in an igloo hotel. Try and catch the sunrise over Lake Stellisee for a breathtaking moment you’ll carry within you forever.

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Seclude yourself in nature and head to Interlaken for one of the best honeymoon destinations in Switzerland. Off the urban charts, Interlaken offers nature lovers a chance to indulge in the best of the Swiss Alps. Keep things action-packed with a host of adventure sports, from skiing and snowboarding to paragliding across the serene mountainscape. While here, cruise along Lake Brienz or Lake Thun, and take a train to explore the picturesque Schynige Platte.

Lucerne is yet another smaller romantic destination that packs a big punch. The Medieval Old Town has a fairytale aura that will have you step back in time. Hold the hand of your loved one and take in the vintage architecture, charming fountains, bridges and vistas that surround you. We’ll take you on a cruise along Lake Lucerne on a luxury yacht, where your partner and you can kick back on the roof deck and take in the misty peaks and turquoise water views. While here, visit the famous Mt Rigi and hike to the very top of the Jungfrau Glacier.

Romantic Things to Do

Ride Aboard Switzerland’s Scenic Trains

Discover the magic of this Alpine country aboard the romantic Glacier Express train. This 8-hour long train journey offers magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and countryside, along with a chance to unwind with first-class hospitality and cuisine. You don’t have to stay for the entire ride, though the views make it well worth it. The panoramic windows offer an immersive experience of the best Switzerland has to offer, from rolling hills and Swiss pastures to snow-clad mountain peaks and spiral tunnels.

For a truely unique couples experience, ride aboard the Cheese Train! This day trip from Montreux to Zweisimmen to Chateau-d’Oex explores the fascinating world of cheese production. Highlights include a delicious cheese fondue, insights into intricate paper cuts at the Museum “Vieux pays-d’Enhaut” or a visit at the house of hot air ballooning “Espace Ballon.”

Maybe the Chocolate Train is more your speed? This nostalgic Belle Époque train takes guests from Montreux to the Gruyere region and back. Visit the renowned chocolate factory of Nestle Cailler in Broc and explore the old town of Gruyeres.

Plan a Thermal Spa Date

Natural thermal spas and luxury wellness resorts are a popular choice of activity in Switzerland. Originating from mineral-rich hot springs deep inside the Alps, outdoor thermal spas are a great way unwind with your sweetheart in the relaxing pools, as you soak in the gorgeous views. Check out the natural spring in Bad Ragaz or check in to the uber luxurious spa hotel 7132 Hotel for a couples experience you won’t soon forget.

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Take in the Vistas

Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most scenic mountain destinations in the world. Its most popular peak, the Matterhorn, is accessible year-round through an adventurous hike or a thrilling cable car ride with magnificent views.

The Jungfraujoch is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that marks the beginning of the longest glacier in Europe. It is an easily accessible via a train ride to the observatory. Explore the glacial valley that is ringed by 72 plunging waterfalls that are sure to inspire romance.

Most of Switzerland’s exquisite natural vistas are accessible via cable car, trains, chairlifts, or gondolas.

Enjoy Live Music by the Shore

The Montreux Jazz Festival is held every summer on the shores of Lake Geneva. The seductive jazz notes float through the air and set the mood for a romantic summer in Switzerland. Sip on a glass of local wine with your partner and enjoy a sunset by the lake as you’re serenaded under Swiss skies.

Summers in Switzerland are host to plenty of outdoor cafes, buzzing with free-flowing spirits and live music. All you have to do is pick a spot and enjoy!

Shop Matching Swiss Watches at Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich is the perfect destination for shopaholic couples. Here you will find the world’s top luxury brands all along the streets. Indulge in some retail therapy with a sparkling gem from one of the many jewelry stores that dot the area. From Swiss watches to Tiffany rings, pick out a special souvenir to mark your commitment and love.

Or window shop to your heart’s delight, and admire the trendy window displays and their precious sparky trinkets. People watch and blend in with the elegant city dwellers that shop here.

For the Foodie Couples

The renowned cuisine of Switzerland is peak indulgence, with cheese, chocolate, and wine acting as romantic aphrodisiac. Foodie couples are invited to tempt their palettes and get a taste of the Swiss culture.

Try the best of local wine at Lavaux vineyards, in Switzerland’s largest vineyard region. Stay at a homestay within the vineyards for a truly immersive experience. Visit Switzerland’s cheese capital–Gruyères for some hedonistic nibbles to accompany your vino. Maybe even indulge in a fondue or few!

Of course, don’t forget the Swiss chocolate of which there’s plenty to sample.

For an offbeat fine dining experience, light aboard the panoramic cabin of the gondola between Rigi Kaltbad and Weggis on a starry night. The gondola is turned into a summer restaurant for your unforgettable Swiss love affair. With the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne for a backdrop, we’ll serve you a fine dining experience in the air.

What to Pack?

A summer escape to Switzerland requires a wardrobe of comfy breathable clothes for sightseeing, semi-formal evening wear for dinners and sunset cafes, and of course, activewear for adventure activities. Carry a warm jacket, as temperatures can drop to 18°C, even in the summer. For a Swiss winter holiday, travel prepared with your goose down coat, gloves, snow boots, and heat-tech innerwear.

Planning a Destination Wedding?

Switzerland is often touted as the most idyllic wedding destination, with its snow-peaked mountain landscapes, clear alpine lakes, rolling greens, rich history and architecture.

From medieval chalets surrounded by wild meadows to romantic vineyards offering the best of local cuisine; sophisticated luxury hotels in the heart of the city to quaint private properties and churches by the lake, Switzerland has an abundance of noteworthy regions offering unique experiences for couples looking to tie the knot.

Turmeric is your go-to wedding design company to help plan your big day. Turmeric offers end-to-end logistics that includes in-depth location knowledge, wedding venue décor, and sourcing the best of local vendors from an extensive network. Your bespoke Swiss wedding is now within reach.



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