Last Minute Apartments in Switzerland
Self-catering in Switzerland
If Switzerland is famous for three things, they are its picturesque mountains, fantastic skiing and delicious chocolates. These three holiday treats sum up the country well, and are an insight into what’s in store when planning a holiday to Switzerland. Accommodation in the country is often expensive, with many exclusive hotels full of pomp and tradition. For families, and travellers on lower budgets, Swiss apartments are far more suitable and provide the flexibility to mess around and have fun. With options from lakeside lodges to apartments right on the slopes, NOVASOL has something for every family.
Last minute holiday homes in Switzerland
Switzerland is a great destination for last minute holidays, providing a nature-filled, classy break for any time of the year. Last minute holidays are all about getting away from the stresses back home, and the indulgences of Switzerland will definitely help with that. If you are in need of a last minute summer getaway, Swiss apartments on the central lakes are a magical escape. Or, if you want to book a last minute skiing holiday, we have plenty of ski lodges to choose from in the south-west of the country.
Visit gorgeous cities
Many last minute holidays these days are city breaks, and Switzerland certainly has some gorgeous cities to enjoy, either for the weekend or on day trips from Swiss apartments elsewhere. The capital, Bern, is built across the Aare River and has some delightful medieval architecture as well as the country’s impressive parliament building. However, perhaps the most beautiful of the Swiss cities is Lucerne which sits in the centre of the country, surrounded by mountains. The city is quite small but has plenty of history to enjoy when visiting from holiday rentals, such as the Chapel Bridge built in 1333 and the charming old town.
Hiking from Swiss apartments
With so much mountainous area to explore, Switzerland is one of the best country’s in the world for hiking. It seems that every corner you turn and every summit you reach in the hills and mountains presents an almost unimaginable view. Rent apartments in Switzerland with NOVASOL and venture out into the great outdoors to see what you can find. In the summer months, the going isn’t too difficult as long as you have good hiking shoes. However, when the mountains are covered in snow in the winter months you will need special ice boots to get about. After a long day of hiking, place your boots by the fire of holiday lettings and warm yourself up.
Switzerland ski holidays
Switzerland has maintained its reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for skiing. There is so much choice for skiers here, with much of the south of the country turning into a skiers paradise in the winter. Switzerland ski holidays cater to experienced downhillers with daring black runs, but there are also loads of easy runs for youngsters and those less experience on the powder. If you prefer other winter sports such as snowboarding and climbing, there are plenty of opportunities for these while self-catering.
Explore the Swiss lakes
For a last minute break, away from the bustle of work life, the serene lakes of Switzerland are unbeatable. Smaller lakes, such as Lake Brienz with its characteristic turquoise water, are extremely charming and well worth a visit. However, going on a boat cruise can be a very enjoyable activity on family holidays, and these are available on the larger lakes Zurich, Geneva and Lucerne. Unless you are renting Swiss apartments right up in the mountains, there will likely be a lake within easy driving distance.
Discover the history
The history and culture of Switzerland opens up to holidaymakers while self-catering. Switzerland has an intriguing medieval and modern history, often acting as a neutral power and resolver of conflicts. The country also has some impressive castles to visit from apartments in Switzerland, such as Chateau du Chillon on the shores of Lake Geneva and Schadau Castle south of Bern. After a day of looking around museums, art galleries and historic sites, pop into a bar or restaurant for some warming family food before returning to holiday rentals.
Food and drink – Switzerland self-catering
Swiss food is hearty and indulgent, often as a tonic to the chilling weather that skiers experience on the mountainside. Famous dishes such as cheese fondue and Bűndnernusstorte – a pastry filled with caramelised nuts – help to keep holidaymakers happy. Of course, when renting apartments in Switzerland, it is impossible to steer clear of the chocolate bonanza for which the country is famous. Swiss brands such as Lindt are available in every shop, but is it the artisan chocolates found in independent shops and at market stools which are the most delicious.
Self-catering with NOVASOL
Swiss apartments give families and couples the flexibility to enjoy this classy and gorgeous country on last minute holidays, without the high prices or restrictions of hotels. NOVASOL has been offering holiday homes in Europe for over 50 years, and we know that choice in accommodation and availability is the key while self-catering. Switzerland has so much to offer holidaymakers, and with our lowest-price guarantee, you won’t find our Swiss apartments cheaper than when you book with us direct.