Hiking, biking, and train-tripping through Switzerland have legendary vacation status for a reason: They’re all seamlessly easy and picture-perfect in this country famous for its efficiency. While the country has four official languages – German, French, Italian, and Romansh – nearly everyone speaks English. And nearly everywhere is sparkling clean.

Perhaps the coolest way to see the country is through the glass-domed roof of a train, as it cruises through the Béarnaise Alps. But if you want to spend some time enjoying the best things to do in Zurich, we can guide you through that too. Read on and you’ll also learn about Bern, the oft-overlooked Swiss capital, as well as where to find Swiss villages that could have jumped out of a renaissance painting. And, of course, we’ll cover some of the best hikes in the Alps, too.