Switzerland is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Romantic old towns, snow-capped ski slopes, scenic train and bus journeys, chocolates and cheese, hiking in picturesque mountains, anywhere you go or look you’ll see something to fall in love with.
A wonderful cultural honeymoon getaway for couples looking to do a little bit of everything in just one country. We’ve rounded up The Ultimate Switzerland Honeymoon Guide 2019 for you and we hope you find the perfect snow-capped or the fairytale romance you are looking for!
Table Of Contents:
- Best time to visit Switzerland
- 7 best places for your Switzerland honeymoon with hotel recommendations
- Frequently asked questions about Switzerland honeymoon
Best Time to Visit Switzerland
The best time to visit is during the shoulder seasons, April to June and September to October.
The months of April to June are Spring, the temperature has gone down to manageable levels and travelers will still be able to catch the snow-capped beauty of Switzerland. The Winter crowds have left the ski resorts and slopes and the Summer crowd have yet to come so accommodation and travel tickets will be cheaper. September to October are the months of Autumn, when the weather becomes warm, but chilly and vibrant autumn colors take over the mountains and slopes.
7 Best Places for Switzerland Honeymoon
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Montreux is a nice and tranquil resort town on the opposite side of Lac Leman. A Switzerland honeymoon in this slow and steady town is great for long romantic walks to the Chillon Castle or the countryside and wine from the Lavaux Vineyards.
Where to Stay:
Located right on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of the Alps, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is the perfect place to start your Switzerland honeymoon. Stay in the Quincy Jones Suite that features a Jacuzzi and two private terraces with spectacular views of the lake and the Alps, your intimate honeymoon in St. Moritz will surely be enjoyable.
Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa is the best place if you are looking for something affordable but still offers the comfort and charm of a high-end hotel. Book your stay in the White Junior Suite that is spacious and has a private terrace with a view of Lake Geneva and the blooming promenade of Montreux. Guests have free use of local transportation to major tourist spots!
Top Things to Do:
Glacier 3000 Cable Car
Be astonished with the panoramic views of the snowy alpine mountains on a cable car ride to Glacier 3000. Be brave and conquer the height of passing a suspension bridge that connects two mountain peaks and go on board the Alpine Coaster for the best views of the Swiss Alps. This activity will give views of the Matterhorn, Mont-Blanc, and Jungfrau mountains from the Glacier 3000.
6. St. Moritz
St. Moritz in Switzerland is not only the perfect destination for skiing, but it’s also perfect for the whole year, with great views, 5-star accommodations, and one of the best shopping and culinary destinations in Switzerland. A Swiss honeymoon in this famous ski town is something that will make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Where to Stay:
Make your winter wonderland dreams come true and stay at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. The birthplace of winter holidays and a hotel known for its “firsts” and that includes your first days as life partners. Stay in the Presidential Suite and stand in awe of the beauty of St. Moritz as a whole.
Hotel Waldhaus is a 5-star hotel in the quiet town of Sils-Maria is just 10 km away from St. Moritz. A hotel that combines 5-star comfort with the allure of an earlier era and amazing views of Lake Silvaplana, the Fex Valley, Maloja and Lake Sils. Book your Switzerland honeymoon in the NS 1908 Suite and go on a journey back to 1908, when the hotel was first opened.
Located in the heart of Silvaplana, Conrad’s Mountain Lodge offers an all-inclusive sports package. The ideal spot for your alpine honeymoon adventure with cozy lodge-style connect elements of nature with modern charms. The perfect place for two explorers starting out on life.
A city that looks amazing, even when it’s raining, Zurich is one of the most romantic places in Switzerland and is a perfect candidate for a honeymoon. With charming walkways, breathtaking waterfront promenades, and snow-covered mountains as a backdrop, it is indeed one of the top honeymoon picks of newlyweds.
Where to Stay:
The La Reserve Eden au Lac Zurich will be re-opening its doors this winter due to renovations. The historic building is in the scenic lakeside of Zurich’s Utoquai. Rooms and suites combine perfection, urbanity, and lifestyle. Most of the suites and guest rooms have a balcony or terrace with a wonderful view of Lake Zurich and the city along with the snowy Alps in the distance.
Baur au Lac is luxuriously designed with posh interiors and is in its own private park that overlooks the lake and the alps. The hotel promises ultimate comfort and privacy during your stay with them and is only a short walk to the famous shopping district, Bahnhofstrasse.
Check in at the Deluxe River Suite with an amazing view of the romantic river, Schanzengraben Canal, from the balcony and the vibe of a private luxury apartment.
Located in Wollishofen district of Zurich, Park Hyatt Zurich is a contemporary 5-star hotel that has an avant-garde architecture and contemporary art within the elegant glass-fronted exterior.
Top Things to Do:
Half Day Tour to Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein
Marvel at the splendid Rhine Falls with a trip back in time to the medieval era in Stein am Rhein in this half day tour. Wander around the Laufen Castle and peek in the lifestyle of the royals from way back when. This half day tour will be a journey back to Swiss royalty life and the wonders of nature.
Jungfrau Day Tour from Zurich
An excursion that may be the highlight of your Switzerland honeymoon, especially if you’re a couple who loves thrilling adventures. Visit and explore Jungfrau and see the Alpine Sensation, Sphinx Observation Terrace, and the Ice Palace.
Geneva is the second most populated city in Switzerland but also one of the most in demand honeymoon destinations in the country. The city has delightful views of Lake Geneva and is a city that has so much to offer your Switzerland honeymoon.
Where to Stay:
With captivating views of the lake and the snow-capped Alps in the distance, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues is the city’s first hotel and remains the top choice of travelers whether for leisure or business.
Le Richemond is a legendary 5-star hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva with views of the symbolic Jet d’Eau fountain and the Mont Blanc mountain. Stay in the impressive Royal Armleder Suite with a wraparound terrace with views of Lake Geneva, the old city, and the snow-covered Mont Blanc.
A hotel with history and prestige, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix is based in the downtown area of the city and just a few steps away from popular tourist attractions. Book your honeymoon at the Mont-Blanc Suite that boasts of a large living room with windows that is filled with daylight and outstanding views of Lake Geneva, the Mont Blanc and the renowned Jet d’Eau.
Things to Do:
Venture in the village of Chamonix and enjoy the activities. Experience the thrill of going inside a glass room at the highest terrace of Aiguille du Midi with “Step into The Void” and marvel at the snowy mountains of the Swiss Alps.
Glacier 300 and Montreux Day Tour from Geneva
Take this chance on your Switzerland honeymoon to see Les Diablerets. Go on a thrilling walk on the Peak Walk, the first suspension bridge that connects two mountain peaks and ride the Alpine Coaster to marvel at the outstanding views of the Swiss Alps.
Gruyeres Day Tour with Golden Pass Train Ticket
Go on a day tour of Gruyeres and see how chocolate and cheese are made on this side of Switzerland. Explore a fairytale town and enjoy a delicious fondue dish at lunch in a Swiss chalet and cap off the tour on board the Golden Pass Train for a scenic train ride that offers a panoramic view of Lake Geneva.
A city with a vintage vibe and colorful medieval architecture is the perfect place for your storybook fairytale honeymoon in Switzerland. Lucerne is possibly the most romantic place in Switzerland for a honeymoon getaway.
Where to Stay:
The penthouse suites in the Art Deco Hotel Montana have a unique art deco design that accentuates the outstanding views of Lake Lucerne and offers a relaxing atmosphere for its guests. Stay in the Penthouse Spa Suite that features a whirlpool bathtub, an experience shower with steam cabin, and an outdoor Jacuzzi on the private rooftop terrace while enjoying the view of the lake and the mountains.
The Grand Hotel National Luzern is located on the shores of Lake Lucerne and just a short walk from the Old Town and the train station. This hotel is the ideal place for a romantic Swiss honeymoon experience with its remarkable scenery, with views of the famous Rigi, Pilatus, and Stanserhorn mountains along with the highest peaks of Central Switzerland.
Stay at the Ritz Suite that comes with the amazing views of Lake Lucerne and the central Swiss mountain panorama.
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is a place of history with prominent personalities having stayed here and are part of the hotel’s story and interiors. Stay at the Lifestyle Junior Suite with a breathtaking view of the impressive mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne, who knows, maybe it’ll inspire to create your own fairytale love story while staying in the hotel and exploring Lucerne.
Top Things to Do:
Half Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Cable Care from Lucerne
Go on a journey to the world of perpetual winter as you ride a revolving cable car to the top of Mount Titlis. Be amazed by the beautiful countryside of Switzerland as you go up to the mountain. Visit a glacier cave, cross the cliff walk, and slide down the slopes at the Glacier Park.
Mt. Pilatus Excursion from Lucerne with World’s Steepest Cogwheel Railway
A thrilling trip 2,132 m above sea level going to Mt. Pilatus. Go on a ride up and the steepest cogwheel train and see the amazing views of the alpine scenery.
Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, a place where there are countless things to do. From being the best Swiss honeymoon spot for mountaineering and skiing to climbing, hiking, skiing, and ice skating, there are a lot of adventures you can create her on your Switzerland winter honeymoon. Don’t forget to indulge in a romantic Swiss dinner at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for a 360-degree view of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps.
Where to Stay:
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional mountain lodge, The Omnia is perched on a rock that is 45 meters above Zermatt railway station and gives you the feeling of ease and comfort as if you are in your own home.
We recommend staying in the Omnia Tower Suite that features a turret and a balcony with stunning views of the Matterhorn and a fireplace and a telescope or the Omnia Roof Suite that boasts of panoramic windows with views of the Matterhorn and the Zermatt valley, it also has a sauna with a relax room when the cold gets to you.
Mont Cervin Palace is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Zermatt where luxury meets comfort. Take the popular red horse drawn carriage from the Zermatt station on your way to the hotel. Rooms and suites have an amazing view of the Matterhorn or the snow-capped mountains and some even come with a cozy, open fireplace and a hot tub to warm you up on your winter honeymoon.
A traditional and luxurious establishment in a quiet but central location in Zermatt. Live a fairytale moment on your Switzerland honeymoon by riding the blue horse drawn carriage from the train station to the hotel or live in the modern world with the hotels’ electric car. Stay in the Chalet Suite that is on the top floor with its separate entrance and the sense of being on a getaway in your very own chalet.
A place to see the best that Switzerland has to offer, Interlaken is located in between the Lake Thun and Lake Breinz and is surrounded by the Jungfrau mountains. There are plenty of things to do here, from hiking in the mountains, boating onto the lakes or just enjoying the fresh mountain air and views all around.
Where to Stay:
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa is in a picturesque location in between two lakes at the foot of the always snow-capped Jungfrau mountains. We recommend staying at the Yash Chopra Suite, a Bollywood themed suite that features views of the Jungfrau mountains or the Tower Suite, which is the high point of the hotel with a curved staircase that leads to the upper floor terrace and an air of modest extravagance.
Just a 5-minute walk from the Interlaken Ost train station, Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage offers guests the grandeur and hospitality of a 5-star hotel without missing the comfort and familiarity of your own home. Many rooms and suites feature panoramic views of the Alps or the Aare river from the balconies and has the exquisite charm of a traditional Swiss hotel.
BEATUS Wellness & Spa is a world of luxury and pleasantry amidst the peacefulness of Lake Thun and the power of the Bernese Oberland mountains. Stay in the Ermitage-Suite that provides luxury and panoramic views of Lake Thun from the large balcony or a fantastic view of the winter garden with a whirlpool.
Top Things to Do:
Jungfraujoch Day Tour from Interlaken
Experience the beauty of Jungfrau in a single day. Go on a train ride in Grindelwald to the summit, see the ice formations in the Ice Palace, visit a miniature Swiss world inside the Alpine Sensation, and take in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains at the Sphinx Observation Deck.
Paragliding Experience in Interlaken
Go on a paragliding adventure on top of Interlaken. Glide and marvel upon the extraordinary views of Mt. Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau from a high point and take in the scenery of Interlaken and the blue-green rivers of Brienz and Thun.
Frequently Asked Questions About a Switzerland Honeymoon
Q. Is Switzerland a good honeymoon destination?
A. Yes, as one of the most romantic countries in the world, Switzerland offers an extensive list of activities to do during your honeymoon getaway from dining in and enjoying the amazing interiors of Zurich and Geneva to world-class skiing and hiking opportunities in the Swiss Alps.
Q. How much does a Switzerland honeymoon cost?
Q. Is it expensive to go on a Switzerland honeymoon?
A. Yes, it is the most expensive travel destination in Europe, with Geneva and Zurich the most expensive cities to live in. Known for its fascinating Swiss Alps that complement its streets.
Q. Do I need a visa to visit Switzerland?
A. Depending on your citizenship, you can enter the Schengen countries without a visa for 90 days for leisure or business trips. While countries without a visa-liberalization agreement with the Schengen countries need to get their visa before their arrival in Europe. (https://www.schengenvisainfo.com)
Q. What is there to do in Switzerland?
A. There are a variety of activities to do in Switzerland, including wandering the medieval Chillon Castle in Montreux, sky dining from Weggis to Rigi, visiting chocolate factories and watch manufactures among other things.
Q. How much time do you need to spend in Switzerland for your honeymoon?
A. We highly recommend at least 2 weeks in Switzerland considering the number of beautiful destinations.
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