Contemporary Zurich might still be home to the world’s fourth-biggest stock exchange and remain Switzerland’s financial engine, but it’s also surprisingly vibrant and trendy. Located on a picturesque river and lake, this affluent, fashion-conscious city enjoys the finest things in life with hundreds of bars, restaurants and great nightlife. With church steeples rising against a backdrop of hills and mountains, the medieval old town will also appeal to traditionalists.
Situated along the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, Geneva sparkles as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva has a long history of diversity and tolerance dating back to the Protestant Reformation. Today, the city of Geneva is a cultural centre second to none featuring world class entertainment, top rated restaurants and more than thirty museums and art galleries, the Jet d’eau (the world’s tallest water fountain) and unlimited opportunities for recreation. For a change of pace take a cruise on the lake or relax in one of Geneva’s waterfront parks.