Two episodes plus bonus clips: The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the town between two lakes. We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful wood carving. We head to spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley for a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Then it's off to vibrant Zurich for shopping, chocolate and tasty Swiss cuisine. Hot spiced cider and strains of O Tannenbaum warm our hearts as we head to Europe for Christmas. Switzerland has a special glow and we find good cheer in Christmas markets and toasty ski lodges. We begin in German-speaking Zurich with its glittering trees and festive music. We veer off the beaten path to the medieval towns Bremgarten and Einsiedeln. Then we discover French-speaking Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva. Dog sledding on a glacier and a visit with Father Christmas round out the trip.