weekend breaks in July

Switzerland is now becoming a very popular place to visit with many beautiful tourist spots and breathtaking sights. Switzerland consists of 26 states and is situated in the west of Europe and it one of the richest countries in the world. There are many attractions and activities to do in Switzerland for weekend breaks in July. Mountain climbing is a very popular spot in Switzerland among natives and tourists. The Matterhorn is one of the most climbed mountains in the world, it is situated beside the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. Other mountains to visit are the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, which are easier to get to than the Matterhorn. Each mountain rises beyond 4000 meters. Enjoy a fantastic view of the Aletsch glacier from the Eiger. Enjoy a day trip to mount Pilatus. A full day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride descending the world's steepest cog-wheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne which costs from just €90. Visit: www.viator.com/mount-pilatus

Flying to Switzerland the last weekend in July can cost from only €100 with www.flybmi.com

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland which offers a mix of discovery, nature, culture, pleasure, the finest culinary highlights and ultimate shopping pleasures. Zurich has over 50 museums and 100 galleries for you to visit throughout the day. It has a fantastic nightlife with numerous events and countless green oases in the centre of the city. Staying in Zurich for weekend breaks in July can cost from €66 per night at the Bahnhof Glattbrugg Hotel. This is a 2-star hotel with a British themed pub and terrace. It is ideally situated for the airport and motorway and takes just 10 minutes to travel to the heart of Zurich. Rooms at Bahnhof are set over 5 floors that offer basic facilities such as private bathroom, TV, telephone and a car park space. See: www.travelrepublic.ie/Zurich




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