Nestled at the foot of the imposing Mount Matterhorn Zermatt is Switzerland’s prettiest and liveliest Alpine resort. With cars having been banned from the streets of Zermatt, a horse-drawn carriage will take your luggage to your chalet-style hotel. Feast your eyes on the snow-capped peaks surrounding this picture-perfect mountain hamlet as you make the toughest decision of the day: Roesti, Raclette or Fondue for dinner?

It is easy to spend a full week in Zermatt and to rise to some of Europe’s highest summits, to explore underground glacial palaces or to navigate the narrow Gorner Gorge, carved by torrential streams fed by the area’s glaciers.

The best way to get there in style? By Glacier Express from St. Moritz!