(Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne)
A vast frozen landscape extends as far as the eye can see as you ascend Switzerland’s immense glaciers on a cable car to discover breath-taking views more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
This is perhaps the best way to really understand the full scale and majesty of this remarkable part of the world. From alpine meadows and soaring mountain peaks to the sophistication of refined city life and world-class culinary traditions, Switzerland boasts a king’s ransom of unforgettable experiences. You’ll bask in the lake views and medieval architecture of three of the country’s most picturesque cities – Geneva, Montreux and Lausanne; spend time in the charming alpine village of Gstaad; explore the fortified towns and castles dotted around the surrounding landscape; and sample the country’s renowned cheese, chocolate and wine on a series of cheese farm, chocolate factory and vineyard visits.
From foodies and fashionistas to nature lovers and thrill seekers, this excellent trip serves up a range of travel experiences in one convenient package. Your experienced team of local tour guides will reveal the secret spots for designer shopping, the perfect restaurant for a romantic rendezvous, and the best alpine adventures to peak your adrenalin. And you’ll recharge your batteries at a selection of luxury hotels that reflect all the elegance and sophistication of Switzerland’s cosmopolitan centers.
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Transfer from the airport to your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
The Bristol Hotel (4*) is situated in the heart of Geneva. A few steps from the lake, is this charming hotel that invites you to discover a blend of unique antique furniture with modern tasteful design and up-to-date amenities. Located in a quiet square on Mont-Blanc Street, the Bristol Hotel unveils itself as a real oasis of tranquility in the city centre. The hotel features 25 junior suites, 4 duplex apartments with kitchenettes, and 67 standard rooms, all with city or courtyard views.
Discover the city of Geneva with an afternoon of sightseeing on a shared tour that will take you through the international part of Geneva and the centre of the world's peacemaking organizations. This will be followed by a tour of the city’s main tourist attractions including the Water Fountain and the wonderful Flower Clock. Then get a taste of Geneva's history with the mini-train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour. To complete this city tour, continue on the lake with a one hour boat cruise, which will let you discover the major attractions of the lake of Geneva: the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbour, the Diodati House, the UN building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and many more interesting sites. Drinks will be offered to you during the cruise for your enjoyment.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Geneva to Montreux. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.
Combining old charm from the Belle Epoque period, the Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (4*) is located in the heart of Montreux, opposite the train station, and close to shops and the lake. The very traditional Belle Époque building is influenced by the neighbouring style of French architecture and evokes a feeling of grandeur. The 155 rooms in the property were renovated in 2010, some of which offer stunning views of the lake and the Swiss and French Alps. The large lobby is elegantly furnished with antiques and adjoins the reception area that has immediate access to the large panoramic terrace. The hotel has one of the only restaurants in MOntreux with a GaultMilau award and the relaxing wine bar-lounge is the perfect place for an evening aperitif or late night tipple. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.
Enjoy a private walking tour with your own guide in the old town centre and the lakefront, the main sightseeing attractions within the city limits. Your walking itinerary includes sights such as the Place du Marché, a 19th Century covered market, the Caux-Palace, a Belle Époque castle turned into Jewish refugee camp and then into a hotel school, and the Museum of Montreux near the railroad station. The guided portion of your tour will conclude outside of Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel located in the most beautiful setting imaginable, between the shores of Lake Geneva and the Alps, with over 1,000 years of history. Entrance fees to Chillon Castle are included.
A transfer from Montreux to Interlaken with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
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 Château d'Ouchy (4*) is a charming castle hotel built around a massive tower of a 12th century fortress in an idyllic setting beside the sparkling blue waters of the Lausanne-Ouchy yacht harbour. Layered with history, the Château, recently restored to its 19th century grandeur and simultaneously modernized to cater to today's lifestyle, features airy, Louis XIII- decorated guest rooms. The building is an admirable, neo-gothic style monument designed by the architect Francis Isoz who was greatly inspired by the work of Viollet-le-Duc. The Château has 50 rooms including 10 suites with a majestic panorama view. The high-end comfort and quality service will charm you during your stay. Totally renovated, the originality of Ouchy will surprise you with its lounge atmosphere at the bar, with its Mediterranean restaurant, its pleasant terrace facing the lake, pool, and relaxation area.
A transfer from Lausanne to the airport in Geneva with a private vehicle and driver is provided. Travel time is approximately 1 hour
February 19, 2014
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