Zurich City Breaks
Discover the incredible way of life on a Zurich city break and have much to see, do and explore in Switzerland’s largest city. Book your flights and hotel in Zurich and begin looking forward to enjoying the striking natural beauty, the incomparable culture and the … Read more
About Zurich Breaks
Zurich Breaks Highlights
When you’ve selected your flights and hotel in Zurich, you can start planning a magical short break in Switzerland’s biggest and most vibrant city. Experience the incredible quality of life Zurich’s inhabitants enjoy and do it all; appreciate the beauty of Lake Zurich from a boat and head up the nearby Uetliberg Mountain, go shopping for high-end fashion on the famous Bahnhofstrasse and explore the pretty Old Town that surrounds it. The churches of Grossmunster and Fraumunster are both well worth a visit, the latter featuring gorgeous windows by the French master Chagall. When evening rolls around, spend a night at the opera or simply cosy up in a bistro by the lake with some fab Swiss cheese in the form of a Fondue or a Raclette.
When you choose your flights and hotel in Zurich, select from our great places to stay in the city. For a grand luxury hotel, perfectly situated on the shore of the lake, there’s none better than the fabulous 5* Eden au Lac Hotel. For a superb alternative, check out the 4* Ambassador, an incredibly comfortable, effortlessly elegant hotel right next door to the stunning Opera House. Wherever you stay on your Zurich city break, you’re certain to love the lifestyle of this quite spectacular European destination.
Zurich Breaks Inspiration
1. Head for a walk up the Uetliberg Mountain for amazing views of the city below and the Alps
2. Visit the impressive Grossmunster church and see the pretty Chagall windows at Fraumunster too
3. Lounge by Lake Zurich or go boating on this magnificent body of water
1. Enjoy star-gazing or simply a cocktail at the distinctive Urania Observatory
2. Don’t miss the world-class productions at the utterly beautiful Zurich Opera House
3. Visit the birthplace of the quirky Dada art movement at Cabaret Voltaire for a show and a drink
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when muscles are constricted and the return of blood from the legs to the heart is inhibited. This can lead to fluid collecting in the feet and to subsequent muscular aches and pains, a feeling of excess fatigue or very rarely, more serious complications even after your flight has ended.
How can I reduce the risk of developing DVT?
The best advice is to avoid being totally static throughout your flight this includes night flights.
The steps below may help to reduce your risk:
- Drink plenty of water during the flight and avoid alcohol and caffeine during the flight (and before)
- Take only short periods of sleep & do not take sleeping pills
- Try not to cross your legs whilst seated
- Walk around the cabin whenever you can
- Carry out the simple in-flight exercises provided by your airline
- Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes and shoes when travelling
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