Last Updated: 3rd January, 2017
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With a reputation for the outstanding natural beauty of its mountain ranges and rolling hills, Switzerland is a country that lends itself perfectly to a driving holiday. Booking with www.CityCarRentals.com will not only ensure that you receive the best Swiss car hire deals but will also give you access to all of our several dozen countrywide pick up and drop off location points, including seven points in Zurich alone.
Located on a large and scenic lake bearing the same name, the city of Zurich is Switzerland?s largest city as well as its main financial centre. Home to far more than just its famous bank account and delicious cheese, this compact and cosmopolitan city has enough attractions and charm to keep visitors coming back over and over again. Located in the old town, the Fraumunster church is a fantastic example of Gothic architecture and features stain-glassed window paintings by Marc Chagal. Both the Landesmuseum and the Kunsthaus museums house engrossing collections, in both history and art respectively.
The striking beauty of the Swiss countryside is perfectly illustrated by the stunning vista of the Swiss Alps. Extending from east to west and located towards the south of the country, the Alps are a hugely popular destination for skiers and snowboarders alike. For visitors in search of a more tranquil and traditional flavour of the Swiss experience, the Central region may be just what you are looking for. Believed to be the original source for the popular folk tale of William Tell, the area offers a rich variety of beautiful scenery, historic towns and villages as well as steamboat rides on the picturesque Lake of Lucerne.
Situated bang in the center of Europe, Switzerland is one of the oldest existing countries of the old continent. It is also one of the most developed states in the world, with the highest prices and the highest living standard. The Alps are the geographical feature that characterizes the country. As you can imagine, roads in Switzerland are quite spectacular. Let's talk about some of them.
Our tour will start in the most western point of the country - Geneva. The city is easily accessible by train, car or plane from all over Europe (and beyond) and numerous car rental services are available in the city center (train station) or at the airport. Geneva is the largest town in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and one of the country's prime tourist destinations. The city's landmark is the huge fountain situated in the middle of the Geneva Lake. Geneva is mostly a destination for business travellers so don't book too many days there.
The road from Geneva to Lausanne is spectacular to drive on, especially if you go off the motorway, as it winds along the banks of Lake Geneva. The old town of Lausanne should be the next stop on your journey - the medieval city is very tourist-friendly and a nice place to take a walk and visit some shops.
Bern, the capital, is up next. The so-called "world capital of clocks" is a small 150 thousand inhabitants town that boosts one of the highest GDP's per capita in the world. The best places to visit here are the old town and the Swiss Parliament Building. The Alpine landscape of the capital is also one of its very few attractions.
Taking the long way to the Northeast, you'll pass by Interlaken and Thun, two of the most alpine settlements of Switzerland, and a sequence of lakes that will take your breath away. The center of Switerland is well known for its cheese-producing tradition - if you're around, do try some local products, such as Swaitzer or Ementhaler.
Zurich, the country's biggest city, will greet you after a 3-hour drive on the motorway. It is the political center of the German-speaking Swiss and one of the country's prettiest towns. Located on the banks of Lake Zurich, the city boosts fine examples of German Alpine architecture, as well as traditional clock-makers shops. It is also the home of the Swiss Stock Exchange.
Travelling south, approaching the end of our journey, we go off the beaten track to visit the luxurious Alpine resorts of Davos and Saint Moritz. The first one is known because of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful that takes place here; the other one, because of its luxurious aura and fancy and important visitors - Hollywood actors, politicians and singers come to spend their winter vacation here every year.
Finally, we travel to Lugano - the Swiss border town with Italy. The road going there is a pleasure to drive on, as is the lake that named the city. It is a water surface between some of the highest mountains in Europe. Truly a splendor!
Swissôtel Métropole Geneva, 34, quai General Guisan, 1204 Geneva Built in 1854 on the city's ancient fortifications, the 5-star Swissôtel Métropole Geneva is located in the heart of Geneva's, offering panoramic lake views and free fitness facilities. All rooms are completely renovated and offer a work desk with modem connection, voice mail and 2 phone lines, a Lavazza espresso machine and double-glazed windows. The Swissôtel Métropole Geneva features 7 conference and banquet rooms, a piano bar, a business centre, and 2 panoramic rooftop terraces. Situated on the left bank of the Rhône, facing the lake and the English Garden, the old town with its museums and galleries is only a short walk away.
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva, 20, route de Pré-Bois, Case Postale 556, 1215 Geneva Ideally located near the airport, the Palexpo and 15 minutes from the centre, the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva offers a free shuttle from/to the airport every 20 minutes (05:30 to 23:30). The rooms and suites feature a large safe box and a desk with international plugs. A rich buffet breakfast is served daily in the Latitude Restaurant from 06:30 to 10:30.
Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1211 Geneva Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the 5-star Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva offers panoramic views of the Jet d’eau fountain and the Mont Blanc and an indoor pool. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and feature marble bathrooms. Many rooms offer breathtaking views of the Jura Mountains, the Alps and Lake Geneva. Additional features include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a hairdresser, a night-club and a shopping centre located on the ground floor. The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is ideally situated, within a short walking distance from the old town and the United Nations.
Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti, Theodorsgraben 42, 4058 Basel Situated in the centre of Basle, 5 minutes' walk from the exhibition centre and 15 minutes' walk from the railway station an the air terminal, the Resslirytti enjoys and excellent location. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Wireless internet is available in the entire Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti free of charge.
Swiss Diamond Hotel Olivella, Riva Lago Olivella, 6921 Morcote Nestled on the enchanting shores of Lake Lugano, the Swiss Diamond Hotel Olivella offers elegance and charm in a breathtaking location and a free shuttle service. Behind the impressive façade, the Swiss Diamond Hotel Olivella boasts dining and leisure facilities that rank among the finest in Switzerland. Only 7 km away from the centre of Lugano, the hotel features 3 restaurants serving typical regional, Mediterranean and international cuisine with a wide range of international wines. The free shuttle service is available for bringing you to and from the airport Lugano-Agno, to an from the Lugano railway station and the city centre.
You can rent a car in Switzerland at any of the following locations. One way rental also available
Frauenfeld GARAGE MUELLER AG, FRAUENFELD, 8500, CH
Fribourg Garage Amag, Route De Villars 103, Fribourg
Geneva - Balexert AVENUE LOUIS CASAI 27, GENEVA-BALEXERT, 1209, CH
Geneva - Rue De Lausanne RUE DE LAUSANNE 37, GENEVA, 1201
Jona AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG, JONA, 8645, CH
Langenthal GARAGE R. GAUTSCHI AG, LANGENTHAL, 4900, CH
Locarno C/O JELMOLI AG PARKING CENTRO, LOCARNO, 6600
Zurich - Downtown Josefstrasse 53, Zurich
Zurich - Hagenholz Street HAGENHOLZSTRASSE 48, ZURICH, 8050
Zurich - Ueberland Street AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG, URICH
Basel - Airport Basel-Mulhouse Airport (Swiss side), Basel
Basel - Swissotel Le Plaza c/o Swissotel Le Plaza, Basel,
Pratteln - Goetzisbodenweg H.P. Gerber Pannendienst AG, Pratteln,
Geneva - Airport Geneva Intl.Airport, Arrival Hall, Geneva
Zurich - Airport Zurich International Airport, Terminal B
Basel - Badischer Bahnhof Schwarzwaldallee 242, Basel, 4058
Basel - Reinacher street REINACHERSTRASSE 153, BASEL, 4053, CH
La Chaux-De-Fonds PANSPORT AUTOS SA 2301 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
Interlaken Hoeheweg 39, Interlaken
Geneva - Downtown Chemin De L'etang 57, Geneve - Chatelaine,
Geneva - Rue De Berne 60 Rue De Berne
Bellinzona AMAG AUTOMOBILE E MOTORI SA, BELLINZONA, 6501, CH
Berne City - Laupen street LAUPENSTRASSE 22, BERNE, 3008
Bern - Airport Airport, Belp, 1123
Bern Seftigenstrasse 90, Bern, 3007
Altenrhein - Airport Flughafenstrasse 11, Altenrhein, 9423
Baar Zuger Strasse 77, Baar, 6340
Lugano Garage Casserate, Via Monte Boglia 24, Lugano
Lugano - Airport Turismo e Congressi, Arrival Hall, Lugano
Mendrisio GARAGE CASSARATE SA, MENDRISIO, 6850, CH
Montreux HOTEL MONTREUX-PALACE, MONTREUX, 1820, CH
Neuchatel HOTEL BEAULAC, NEUCHATEL, 2001, CH
Schinznach-Bad STEINZELGSTRASSE 6, SCHINZNACH, 5116, CH
Sierre GARAGE OLYMPIC SA, SIERRE, 3960, CH
Triesen GARAGE DELTA, SION, 1950, CH
St. Gallen CITY-GARAGE AG, ST. GALLEN, 9001
Saint Moritz AUTO MATHIS AG, ST. MORITZ, 7500, CH
Taegerwilen EGLOFF PANNEN-/UNFALLHILFE AG, TAEGERWILEN, 8274,
Thun STADION-GARAGE, THUN, 3604, CH
Uster RYFFEL REISEN AG, USTER, 8610, CH
Winterthur ZUERCHERSTRASSE 200, WINTERTHUR, 8406, CH
Yverdon Les Bains SENN AUTOMOBILES SA, YVERDON LES BAINS,
Zug CITYRONDO, ZUG, 6300
Berne City - Wankdorffeld street AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG,
Liebefeld H.P. Gerber Pannendienst AG, Liebefeld, 3097, CH
Bruegg AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG, BRUEGG, 2555
Buchs AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG, BUCHS, 9470, CH
Chur GARAGE ERIC SENNS ERBEN, CHUR,, Chur, CH
Crans Montana GARAGE CONTINENTAL, CRANS-MONTANA, 3963, CH
Lausanne - Crissier GARAGE DU ROC SA, CRISSIER, 1023, CH
Lausanne - Ave De Provence AMAG AUTOMOBILES ET MOTEURS SA,
Lausanne - Downtown Majestic Automobiles (Leman) SA, Av. De La Concorde 24, Chavannes-Pres-Renens,, Lausanne, CH
Lucerne AMAG AUTOMOBIL- UND MOTOREN AG, EBIKON-LUCERNE, 6030
Basel - Nauenstrasse Swissotel, Messeplatz 25, Basel, 4005