If you're looking for the best Switzerland experiences, you have come to the right place. Our guide covers the most memorable things to do in Switzerland in 2023.
Whether you want to treat yourself or gift the experience to a loved one, you are on the right track. Because giving someone a voucher for an experience is all the rage these days - and for a good reason. An immersive experience can create memories that last a lifetime. And if you gift just the right one, it is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care about them.
If your budget allows, you can give one admission and buy a second one for yourself. That way, you can join in and make the experience way more memorable.
If you want to surprise your loved ones with an exceptionally unique gift with "Switzerland" written all over it, look no further. For this purpose, we've put together this guide with hand-selected Switzerland experiences - many of which we have tried on our own.
From culinary workshops to adrenaline-pumping activities, we've got you covered. Have a look and let us know which Switzerland experience you will try in 2023!
Here are the best Switzerland experiences in 2023:
Chocolate workshops 🍫
Chocolate is at the top of the Swiss food pyramid, with countless delicious shapes and varieties available. What better way to get a piece of the proverbial chocolate cake than at a chocolate workshop? Your friends and family will forever love you for this typically Swiss gift.
Two of the most popular chocolate factories that offer workshop vouchers are Lindt Chocolateria in Zürich and Maison Cailler in Broc. Purchase a voucher online, print it out, and gift it with a box of pralines. A chocolate workshop experience is bound to put a smile on the recipient's face!
Cheese fondue and wine Tuk-Tuk tour 🧀
Staying with the Swiss food stereotypes, consider gifting a cruise in a fully electric tuk-tuk that serves cheese fondue. These tricycles run in several Swiss cities and bring back memories of places in Southeast Asia.
Since there is no exhaust, the only thing your friends and family will smell is the melted cheese served hot in a pan. While riding through Zurich or Geneva, they will learn interesting facts and lesser-known things from the driver.
Alpaca painting workshop 🎨
Don't we all love alpacas? Ever since we participated in a session of alpaca yoga, we could not stop talking about the experience. As part of an alpaca painting workshop in Switzerland, your loved ones will not only learn acryl techniques from an art teacher.
While painting these cuddly animals on a pasture near Bern, Solothurn, or Zurich, they will be surrounded by live alpacas going about their business! This experience may sound too niche at first, but trust us: it requires no prior art skills and the alpacas will surely put a smile on their face. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home a unique painting.
Alpaka Erlebnisse sells virtual gift vouchers for their workshops.
Tickets to the LION KING Musical in Zürich 🦁
Roar! The award-winning Broadway adaptation of Disney's THE LION KING is coming to Zürich from November 2023 through March 2024. This will be the first time the musical is performed in Zürich.
Tickets for this original English-language musical are already on sale. Reserve seats and print out the tickets as a gift. Needless to say, your loved ones will be over the moon if you take them to see the musical...
Motorcycle tour of canton Zug 🛵
Have you ever noticed those typical small-engine motorcycles zipping across Switzerland? Töffli bikes are an integral part of Swiss culture, allowing teenagers to break away from the villages where they grew up.
In Baar near Zug, a place rents out fleets of Töffli motorbikes. Whether on a guided tour or not, this is a fun way to explore canton Zug with its rolling hills and lakes. No prior skills or driver’s licenses are required - strap on a helmet and go!
Given that Zug is so easy to reach from all directions, a Töffli tour voucher is an ideal gift for your Newly Swissed friends.
Ski building workshop at Anavon 🎿
For those loved ones into skiing, we have just the right gift idea for them: a ski-building workshop at Anavon in Disentis. During a one-day hands-on workshop, they will learn how to assemble a custom pair of skis from scratch. Anavon performance skis are next level as they combine Swiss craftsmanship and high-tech materials.
And they are unique in every respect: your loved ones will get to choose a color for their skis from an array of some 20 colors. Anavon offers gift vouchers for the workshop which include lunch and a custom pair of skis.
Experience at the HERMITAGE Lake Lucerne 😍
We liked the HERMITAGE so much this summer that we booked another getaway during autumn. This boutique hotel is located on Lake Lucerne with pristine views of the surrounding mountains and the city.
We particularly love the boundless opportunities and experiences included in the room rate. On weekend mornings in summer, there are yoga lessons on the water. You can borrow a stand-up paddleboard from the Beach Club to explore the lake. And if the tennis court leaves you breathless, why not relax in the sauna or steam room?
Invite your loved ones to Lake Lucerne by gifting them a memorable experience. The HERMITAGE offers gift vouchers for Sunday Brunch or all-you-can-eat fondue chinoise on the heated terrace. We have personally tried the latter and would go back in a heartbeat!
VIP ride on the GoldenPass Express line
The dense railway network, with its numerous lines, is somewhat of a backbone of Switzerland. Until December 2022, traveling between Interlaken and Montreux required a transfer in Zweisimmen. But thanks to the GoldenPass Express line, the trip has become extremely smooth - without a switch.
Your loved ones will be thrilled to be among the first to ride in the exclusive "Prestige" seats on the GoldenPass Express train line. Surprise them with a gift voucher they can use during any season, allowing them to explore the new train line at their own pace.