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ibis budget Winterthur 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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From £176
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DORMERO Hotel Zürich Airport 01 Mar - 03 Mar
From £180
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Hotel Allegra Lodge 01 Mar - 03 Mar
Air conditioning
From £189
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easyHotel Zürich Limmatplatz 01 Mar - 03 Mar
Free WiFi
From £192
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Hilton Zurich Airport 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Air conditioning
From £227
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Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Close to bus/metro stop
From £231
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Flight and hotel Zurich

The city of Zurich

The municipality of Zurich, with roughly 400,000 inhabitants, is Switzerland's largest city. It sits at the tip of Lake Zurich, in the north of the country. Founded by the Romans around 15 BC, in recent times, it has served as a commercial, financial and transportation hub of Central Europe.

Zurich's fascinating blend of Old-World charm along the Limmat River in the Old Town (Altstadt), chic shops along Bahnhofstrasse, and stunning natural surroundings and vistas will surely inspire you. A Zurich Card, which can be purchased online from different locations in the city, offers discounts, deals and free admission on public transport and at many museums and restaurants.

Before your trip to Zurich: What you need to know

Your smooth flight to Zurich will touch down at Zurich Airport (ZRH; also known as Kloten), Switzerland's largest international airport. Conveniently located 10km from the city centre, it's a quick 15-minute ride by taxi or train to commence your weekend in Zurich. Trains depart every 10–15 minutes to the main railway station in the city.

Zurich is one hour ahead of the UK, and British citizens do not require a visa for entry. It's often nice to have a bit of the local currency on hand (Swiss Franc, or CHF) for sundries upon arrival. German is the official language in Zurich, and locals speak a distinct Swiss German dialect.

Best time of year to visit Zurich

City breaks in Zurich, which enjoys four seasons, are enticing year round. On average, July is the warmest month, January is the coldest, and precipitation levels are moderate. Whichever you prefer, you can easily find package holidays in Zurich, with comfy flights from London or Manchester.

The pleasing mildness of spring or autumn makes for a perfect weekend in Zurich – you'll delight in strolling along the Limmat River or through the winding cobblestone streets of the Altstadt and pausing at alluring boutiques and cafés at each bend. In winter, the family might enjoy a day at the nearby Dolder Open-Air Ice Rink, the country's largest; in summer, a sun-drenched cruise on Lake Zurich is an excellent day trip option.

What is there to do in Zurich?

With a flight to and hotel in Zurich, you'll have the opportunity to explore a smorgasbord of delightful activities:

Places to visit in Zurich

Package holidays in Zurich open the door to a pleasing selection of attractions. City breaks in Zurich might include visits to

If you also have time to explore the surrounding area, you can also rent a car in Zurich.

Eating in Zurich

When you opt for a flight to and hotel in Zurich, you'll get the chance to sample some of Switzerland's culinary delights, such as:

What can you bring home from Zurich?

Bring home some yummy sweets or fun souvenirs to conclude your memorable holiday. Swiss chocolate is considered to be some of the world's best, so bring back some Lindt truffles or Toblerone bars. Cheese lovers might appreciate a little gift of Swiss Emmental or Gruyere. A bottle of Riesling-Sylvaner wine from the Lake Zurich region is always a nice gesture. Finally, Swiss watches or cuckoo clocks are highly acclaimed and cherished the world over.

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