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Best Switzerland Experiences in 2024

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 2024.

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 more memorable.

If you want to surprise your loved ones with an exceptionally unique gift that says "Switzerland", look no further. For this purpose, we've compiled this guide with hand-selected Switzerland experiences - many of which we have tried ourselves.

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 2024!

Here are the best Switzerland experiences in 2024:

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!

Copyright Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation
Copyright Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation

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, the driver will teach them interesting facts and lesser-known things.

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.

Alpaca Painting Workshop in Maur, Switzerland

Tickets to the GREASE Musical in Zürich

Greased Lightning! The award-winning musical is coming to Zürich in January 2025. This will be the first time in years for the musical to return to Switzerland. This is the original English-language version straight from London.

Tickets for this amazing musical are already on sale! I still remember seeing it on Broadway in the 1990s. Reserve seats and print out the tickets as a gift. Your loved ones will be over the moon if you take them to see the musical first thing in the New Year. Summer Nights in winter!

Grease Musical in Switzerland
Copyright Dominion Theatre

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 leave 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

We have just the right gift idea for those loved ones who are into skiing: 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.

They are unique in every respect: your loved ones will get to choose a color for their skis from some 20 colors. Anavon offers gift vouchers for the workshop which include lunch and a custom pair of skis.

Anavon Ski-Building Workshop in Disentis

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!

Copyright HERMITAGE Lake Lucerne

VIP ride on the GoldenPass Express line

Your loved ones will be thrilled to ride in the exclusive "Prestige" GoldenPass Express train line seats. Surprise them with a gift voucher they can use during any season, allowing them to explore the new train line at their own pace.

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators. Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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