Travel Challenge: Summer in Switzerland


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Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a summer holiday in the Swiss Alps. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes a week's accommodation and flights from the UK in mid August.

£1,546 - Inghams

Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Geneva on 15 August, transfers, half-board at the Hotel Perrin in Zermatt. "Surrounded by the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa mountains, Zermatt has extensive walking and mountain bike trails," says Lisa Tyrrell of Inghams (01483 791111;

£787 - Crystal summer

Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Geneva on 18 August, transfers and half-board at the Hotel Belvedere in Wengen, with daily packed lunch. "This traditional Art Deco hotel, above the village of Wengen, has views of the Lauterbrunn Valley and the Jungfrau," says Kevin Nelson of Crystal Summer (0871 230 8180; uk).

£665 - Swiss Travel Service

Includes Swiss Airlines flights from Heathrow to Zurich on 18 August, rail transfers to Interlaken and B&B at the De La Paix hotel. "Set between shimmering lakes Thun and Brienz and against the dramatic scenery of Interlaken," says Pete Tyler of Swiss Travel Service (0844 879 8002;