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Written by Akshaya Seshadri on March 6, 2018 Share on

Switzerland with Family – Top 5 Things to Do On Your Swiss vacation with Family

When we say Switzerland, the mountain tops and pristine lakes pop into your mind. How about taking the best of Switzerland to a whole new level with your family? Yeah! We are talking about the fun activities like- skiing in the Matterhorn, train rides in Zermatt, Splash & Spa Tamaro – a water park in Riviera and so on. Here’s a list of top things to do with your family in a Switzerland vacation! Wait no more for we are here to make it a memorable one for your happy pack!

5 Best Things to Do in Switzerland with Family

  • Nendaz – Skiing and hiking!
  • Jungfrau – Train rides and scenic views
  • Lake Geneva – Nature, Adventure & Chocolates
  • Aathal Dinosaur Museum – Time Travelling
  • Focus terra museum – Geography and everything!

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1. Nendaz – Skiing and hiking!

Nendaz, Top things to do with family during Swiss vacations
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Just above the Rhone Valley near Sitten, is the tiny summer terrace of Nendaz. Situated right in the centre of ‘Four Valleys’ ski region with easy accessible routes, Nendaz is a ‘must-visit’ in your Switzerland family tour package. From checking out the street stores, barns and timber shops to visiting the rejuvenating spa sessions at Spa des Bisses, explore Nendaz with your family at ease. Also, don’t forget to snap family pictures with the Vaud Alps, Bernese and Valais in the backdrop. When it comes to adventure, hiking at Verbier, La Tsoumaz and The Grande Dixence Dam are the most sort-after.

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2. Jungfrau – Train rides and scenic views

Jungfrau, Top things to do with family during Swiss vacations
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Hop on a train from Kleine Scheidegg that takes you to Jungfrau – Europe’s highest train station (11,333 ft above sea level). This journey to the top of Europe will give you folks memories for life! As you gain altitude, you’ll be glued to the windows gawking at the beautiful landscapes as you pass through the mesmerising Eiger and Mönch mountains. As you proceed higher, the view of Aletsch Glacier is sure to stun your family. Make sure you take a close look at the Swiss villages since you’ll be at a closer proximity. You might have to switch 2 trains on the way – with the final one involving a 250 m tunnel heading to the all time famous Ice Palace – an ice-carved cave filled with wildlife sculptures. Once you reach on the top, find time to visit the restaurants and souvenir shops while you immense in the beauty of Alps.

Did you know the ice palace was carved entirely by hand, using an ice axe and saw?


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3. Lake Geneva – Nature, Adventure & Chocolates

Geneva, Top things to do with family during Swiss vacations
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Sharing its border with France, Geneva sits on the tip of Lake Geneva. While the fountains and promenades here are fun, try out something unique to the place when you are here for a family get-away. Chocolates – the one thing that’s sure to excite every member of your family! Visit the Cailler factory and check out how their chocolates are made while getting to taste some delicious samples. Next up, have fun playing chess with gigantic coins at Parc des Bastions. The Bois de la Batie is where you can let your kids play their hearts out in the big playground featuring a paddling pool and a mini zoo. Finally, towards the evening, settle for a picnic at the Botanical gardens.

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4. Aathal Dinosaur Museum – Time Travelling

Aathal Dinosaur Museum, Top things to do with family during Swiss vacations
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Feel like having a blast from the past? Aathal’s Dinosaur Museum (Saurier Museum) is the ideal place that would interest as well as educate your kids. Set up by a Swiss paleontologist, this museum has quirky collections of dinosaur fossils and skeletons. Equipped with educational material, we are sure your kids would enjoy the experience of gawking at the different kinds of dinosaurs displayed here like stegosaurus, velociraptor, brontosaurus and the famous T-Rex skull.

Isn’t getting to know the lifestyle of dinosaurs and their final extinct moments exciting? It’s time for some quality DINO action yeah?

5. Focus terra museum – Geography and everything!

focus terra, Top things to do with family during Swiss vacations
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Underground museums are always fun and Focus terra museum in Zurich is definitely one of the best! An earth science museum which is known for its geology displays and an earthquake simulator, Focus terra museum will have your family awe-struck. Rocks, minerals, a bit of volcanism and plate tectonicsa are sure to keep your kids busy and excited.

You can also avail the guided tour services within the museum which will let you be a part of the striking earthquake simulation. This contemporary-styled museum would definitely pave way for fascinating memories to be made during your Switzerland travel.

With the perfect to-do list ready for your Switzerland family tour package, all you got to do is get in touch with us at Pickyourtrail to plan a great holiday!

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