(Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne, Geneva)
Enjoy a scenic journey through the breathtaking landscape of Switzerland. The natural beauty combined with the cultural sites will stir your soul and provide an unforgettable experience. The scenic Swiss Alps combined with the pristine mountain lakes will give you the impression of an earthly paradise. Your personal private guides will ensure you will have a superb vacation in one of the most picturesque countries in Europe. Start the tour with Zurich, the business center of Switzerland. Walk around the Old Town and admire the landscape and cultural sites. From here explore Lucerne or see the Rhine area, with a specialized guide. Enjoy a scenic train ride from Zurich to Lausanne and admire the wonderful landscape along the way. A private walking tour of the city is exactly what you need to discover the city once you arrived in Lausanne. The following day, precede to Gstaad a popular holiday resort with charming wooden chalets. Explore Interlaken, “the town between the lakes”, and view the Magnificent “Queen of the Alps”. Known for fine wine, cheese and chocolate, Switzerland has them all. Visit a cheese factory and learn about the centuries old production process. Explore the medieval town of Gruyes, before returning to Lausanne. Spend few days in Geneva where you will enjoy a walking city tour, then get ready for a great trip to Chamonix, a first class alpine center. The beauty of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps in this cross border resort town will leave you breathless.
Enjoy a transfer in a private vehicle with a driver provided from the airport to your hotel.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a walking tour of Zurich, one of the most important cities in Switzerland. Your private guide will give you a good overview of Zurich in all its aspects: through the business and shopping centre, the Old Town, and along the lake to the greenery of the recreational areas on the outskirts. Visit Fraumünster to see the Chagall windows and stop at the lake where you will have wonderful views of the city. Entrance fees are not included.
Alden Splügenschloss Hotel (5*) is the smallest and most intimate 5-Star-Boutique Hotel in Zurich. The historic hotel building, under heritage protection, dates back to 1895 and was completely refurbished 2004 with the aim of restoring its original splendor. The Alden Hotel Splügenschloss now combines fin-de-siècle elegance with the high-tech comforts of today. Whether privately in one of the 22 luxurious rooms and suites or in the comfortable library: ALDEN guests enjoy personal service in an elegant yet casual ambiance! Whether for a quiet business lunch meeting, a romantic tête-à-tête or a casual quick lunch: you will be pampered in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere by our service team at the ALDEN restaurant and bar.
Enjoy a full day tour of Swiss countryside and Bern. Tour begins with a drive through a region characterized by gentle, green pastures, soft hills, and tiny villages scattered with farmhouses that hide beneath gigantic roofs and behind colorful flower beds; and a dairy farming area, where the famous Emmental cheese is made. Arrive in Berne, the Swiss Federal Capital built between the 12th and 18th centuries. It is still the fine old city of by-gone days. Nothing could spoil its charming appearance; those ancient fountains, cellars and towers, as well as the sandstone steps were worn down by past and present generations of walkers. The famous 4-miles of the arcaded streets of the old city are all weather-proof and traffic-free. Under which are the shop windows, tempting the passer-by with their attractive choice of goods - a paradise for browsers and shoppers! The main sights are the Houses of Parliament, the Clock Tower, the Town Hall and last but not least the Bear Pit - the pride of every citizen of Bern.
Enjoy a half day tour to the Rhine Falls with a private vehicle and guide. This fascinating tour begins with a drive to the northern part of Switzerland. From Zurich we follow the Rhine River to the quaint city of Schaffhausen, overlooked by the massive fortress of Munot dating back to the 16th century. Reach Neuhausen for the visit of the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe with its magnificent scenery. At a width of 150 meters and a height of 23 meters, an average 700 cubic meters of water rush over the cliffs every second. Across the Rhine stands the Castle of Laufen, a medieval structure with well preserved walls and towers. Return to Zurich.
Enjoy a private transfer from Zurich to Luzern with private vehicle and driver.
Art Deco Hotel Montana (4*) is the best rated four star business hotel in Switzerland, located in Lucerne in a slightly elevated location and has a Swisscom Wireless LAN. Guests of the Montana enjoy not only the incomparable ambiance of the Art Deco-style rooms, but also an unique view across the lake, town and mountains. The numerous events in the Montana have already become legendary - for example the annual 'Ess-Theater' or the jazz concerts in the intimate surroundings of the Louis Bar. By the way, the shortest funicular in the world leads in only 60 seconds from the hotel lobby directly to the lake promenade.
Enjoy a half day tour with a private vehicle and guide. Explore storybook Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne, a charming city with many faces. Reflect on the history of Lucerne as you walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge with its paintings of heroic town events. Then cross Mill Bridge to see the "Dance of Death" paintings. Musegg Town Wall, the old city ramparts and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armours from the Middle Ages. Continue on to the Lion Monument memorializing the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution. You might also include a visit to see the Swiss Transport Museum - famous for its huge collection of rail vehicles, aircraft cars, bicycles and motor-bikes as well as other exhibits and models connected with the history of transport and communication (optional). The entrance fees are not included in the tour and need to be paid on the spot.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel is provided with a private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a train ride from Luzern to Lausanne.
Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.
Built in three tiers: Lausanne has the sparkling blue waters of Lake Geneva at its feet, deep green forests at its back, and snow-capped Alps in the distance. It is a city that you will get to explore with your own private guide, offering everything from quaint country markets to cosmopolitan shops and shows. A climb up to the Old City will take you from Lausanne’s superb gothic cathedral, to the ancient castle of Saint-Maire and to the university with its fine museums. Down by the waterside is the picturesque resort of Ouchy, where you can linger in one of the lakeside restaurants or visit the famous Olympic Museum. Entrance fees are not included.
The Beau-Rivage Palace (5*) has built a reputation for being one of Europe's favourite hotels for its service and high quality. Located in 10 acres of parkland, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, the elegant belle époque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace offer breathtaking views across the lake to the majestic French Alps beyond. Sumptuous architecture, antiques, and fine reproductions steep guests in the glorious past in both public and private spaces. On the other hand, guests feel instantly at home, thanks to the warm and attentive staff, which includes Switzerland's only female chief concierge.
Enjoy a full day tour of Gstaad and Interlaken. There is no doubt that this is the picturebook tour you always had in mind when thinking of Switzerland. From Aigle you will be driven along the Vallée Grand-Eau (Big Water Valley) and soon reach Gstaad, the “Jet-Set” holiday resort with its charming wooden chalets, with bright splashes of geraniums on the window sills. The winter and summer holiday resort is very popular with Royalties and artists. Here you will cross the language border as German is spoken from here onwards. Follow the River Simme on a small, winding road, passing through quaint villages with their white churches, driving through lush green meadows dotted with grazing cattle, in the distance pine trees, cascading waterfalls, and mountains rising into the blue sky. Interlaken, the town between the Lake of Brienz and the Lake of Thun, was one of the first holiday resorts in Switzerland’s long tourist history. Visitors are enchanted by the magnificent view of the “Queen of the Alps”, the famous Jungfrau Mountain. There is plenty of time to walk around the charming town. Return in Lausanne in the afternoon. Tickets to Mt. Jungfraujoch are included in the tour cost.
Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Swiss Cheese country with private vehicle and English speaking driver/guide. Drive along picturesque vineyards to Chexbres and Châtel St. Denis, typical wine growing villages. Visit the Cheese Factory where you can watch the cheese production and even taste some of it. Perched on a hill in a landscape full of grace and harmony is the picture-book, medieval town of Gruyères with its quaint houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries - a real paradise for photographers. There will be time to stroll along the cobblestone streets before returning to Lausanne. The entrance fee to the Cheese factory is included in the tour cost.
Enjoy a private transfer from Lausanne to Geneva by private car and English speaking driver.
Enjoy a guided tour of Geneva with a private vehicle and guide. The territory of the "Republic & Canton of Geneva" covers only 110 square miles. Yet, thanks to its central location, it is and has always been a crossroad of Europe, a great international centre housing the UNO, the International Red Cross, the International Labour Office and many, many more. Among Geneva's main attractions is its beautiful Old town, where it is pleasant to just stroll or linger in a sidewalk Café and soak up the past, fascinated by the charm of its narrow, winding, historic streets. Art Lovers can just meander at leisure through its scores of stunning art galleries and Antique Hunters will be overwhelmed by the authentic treasures of its shops. Geneva, proud of its glorious past, cherishes the relics of its ancient heritage and offers you a chance of taking an exciting promenade through 2000 years of history. Entrance fees are not included in the tour.
The Hotel Beau-Rivage (5*) is a superb 1865 former mansion that overlooks Lake Geneva. Located in the heart of Geneva close to the UN's Palais des Nations, the hotel offers panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The 91 spacious rooms are individually decorated, with welcome baskets, designer toiletries, and connections to the hotel’s Virtual Private Network for high-speed Internet.
Enjoy a full day tour to Chamonix, a first class alpine center of worldwide renown! The holiday resort is well known as an important outdoor centre for hiking, biking, golf and of course being in the shadow of Mont-Blanc. Visit the 'Aiguille Du Midi' by one of the highest aerial cableways in the world (3842m/12605ft) to view an unforgettable panorama of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. The tour includes vehicle and English speaking driver-guide.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.
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November 06, 2013
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November 05, 2013
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November 15, 2013
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November 09, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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October 07, 2013
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