Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches

12 days from $12,000 per person*
  • Explore sophisticated Zürich and charming Lucerne via privately guided walking tours.
  • Cruise Lake Lucerne and ride by cogwheel train to the summit of Mount Pilatus..
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Interlaken, gateway to the Jungfrau region.
  • Ascend to the top of the Matterhorn to take in the spellbinding views of the Alps.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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An enchanting land of towering peaks, pristine lakes, cosmopolitan cities, and alpine towns that still bear a hint of the Middle Ages, Switzerland is Europe’s most lavish playground. This tour combines the urban delights of Zürich and Lucerne with plenty of time in the mountains, all linked by scenic rail connections across Switzerland’s gorgeous fairytale landscape.

We begin in Zürich, the stylish center of Switzerland’s financial empire. A private guide will lead you on a walking tour of the city’s must-sees, including the bustling banking district, the boutique-lined Bahnhofstrasse, the famed Fraumünster (home to Chagall’s famous stained-glass windows), and the gorgeous lakefront.

A first-class rail ticket connects you with your next stop: quintessentially Swiss Lucerne. After a half-day guided tour of this charming storybook city – beloved for its covered bridges, cobblestone streets, and medieval accents – you’ll take a leisurely private cruise around Lake Lucerne and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train up the face of Mount Pilatus (rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Pontius Pilate) to take in the view.

Nestled between the Thun and Brienz lakes in the shadow of the Jungfrau massif lies your next stop: impossibly picturesque Interlaken. Here, you’ll be treated to a private horse-drawn carriage ride before embarking on a self-guided tour to the high-altitude heart of the Bernese Alps from Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald, a haven for mountaineers. ... Show More »

Final stop before returning to Zürich: magical Zermatt. From this small village at the base of the mighty Matterhorn, you’ll take a self-guided excursion to take in the view from the summit of Gornergrat before ascending to the top of the Matterhorn itself for breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps’ 38 majestic peaks and as many as 14 immense glaciers.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zurich
    Zurich
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Switzerland - Welcome Package
    • Swiss Half-Fare Card - Swiss Half-Fare Card
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)
  • Day 2 Zurich to Lucerne
    Zurich to Lucerne
    • Private Transfer - Zürich - Lucerne [45 min] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Chocolate & Cheese Tasting (3hrs) - Guide
  • Day 3 Lucerne
    Lucerne
    • Private Tour - Mount Pilatus with Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat (Swiss Half Fare Card)
  • Day 4 Lucerne to Interlaken
    Lucerne to Interlaken
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Interlaken
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Lucerne - Interlaken [2 hrs ] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Self-Guided - Hotel Arrival from Train Station (On Foot)
    • Private Tour - Horse Carriage (1 hr) - Horse Carriage
  • Day 5 Interlaken
    Interlaken
    • Self-Guided - Excursion to Jungfraujoch (8 hrs) - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
  • Day 6 Interlaken to Zermatt
    Interlaken to Zermatt
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Zermatt
    • Self-Guided - Hotel Departure to Train Station (On Foot)
    • Train - Interlaken - Zermatt [2hrs, 15 min] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Transfer - Complimentary Train Station Transfer
    • Self-Guided - Excursion to Mt. Gornergrat by Cogwheel Train - Ticket (Half Fare Card)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Zermatt
    Zermatt
    • Private Tour - Excursion to Klein Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (5-6 hrs) - Guide & Train Ticket ( Half Fare Card)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Zermatt to Lausanne
    Zermatt to Lausanne
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Lausanne
    • Transfer - Complimentary Train Station Transfer
    • Train - Zermatt - Lausanne [3 hrs] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 9 Lausanne
    Lausanne
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Lausanne to Montreux Tour with Chillon Castle - Luxury Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 10 Lausanne
    Lausanne
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Gruyeres with Cheese Factory - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 11 Lausanne to Geneva
    Lausanne to Geneva
    • Private Transfer - Lausanne - Geneva [45 min] - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Guided Visit of Patek Philippe Museum with Transfers - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Geneva
    Geneva
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Zurich

Upon arrival to Zurich Airport, an English-speaking representative will be waiting for you near the luggage pick-up area, holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), local contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Explore the city center of Zurich on a relaxing walking tour through Switzerland’s largest city and one of the world’s most important financial centers. With your private guide, wander along the streets and take in a good overview of Zurich’s many sides. Stroll through the business district, lined with ample shopping opportunities, through the Old Town, and along the lake to recharge amongst the greenery of the city’s recreational areas on the outskirts. Visit Fraumünster to see Chagall’s stained-glass church windows, and stop at the lake for a wonderful panoramic view of the city. As this is an orientation tour, entrance fees are not included and must be paid locally if you wish to enter any sites.

Accommodation: Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich

Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne

Meet your private driver and settle in for a transfer by private vehicle from Zurich to Lucerne. Approximate transfer time is 45 minutes.

Explore the picturesque storybook city of Lucerne, a charming city with many faces, with your private English-speaking driver. Situated on banks of Lake Lucerne, the city has a long and fascinating history. Begin with a stroll across the 14th century Chapel Bridge and cross the Mill Bridge to see the macabre “Dance of Death” paintings. Pass by the Musegg Wall, the old city ramparts and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armor reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Continue to the Lion Monument, built in tribute to the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution. An optional visit to the Swiss Transport Museum can be arranged. Famous for its huge collection of rail vehicles, aircraft cars, bicycles, and motorbikes as well as other exhibits and models connected with the history of transport and communication. During this tour you will also get an opportunity to discover some of the finest Swiss chocolate and cheese specialties through a tasting at one of the local artisan shops. These handmade delicacies make for a perfect gift to take home to your family and friends. Entrance fees are not included as this is a scenic orientation tour, any entrance fees required must be paid locally.

Accommodation: Art Deco Hotel Montana

Art Deco Hotel Montana is located in Lucerne in a slightly elevated location and offers charm, atmosphere, and culture. Guests of the Montana enjoy not only the incomparable ambiance of the Art Deco-style rooms but also a unique view across the lake, town, and mountains. Awarded “Hotel of the Year” by SonntagsZeitung’s hotel ratings, the property offers a tantalizing array of gastronomical choices at the on-site bars, lounges and dining facilities. A day spa is also available at the property. The shortest funicular in the world leads in only 60 seconds from the hotel lobby directly to the lake promenade.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lucerne
Lucerne

Day 3: Lucerne

Leave behind the quaint city of Lucerne and head to nearby Mount Pilatus with your private guide, including a boat ride on Lake Lucerne. Begin the day with a leisurely cruise on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From here, board the world’s steepest cogwheel train and ascend to Pilatus Kulm, at a breathtaking 7000 feet in height. At the top of Mount Pilatus stroll around to enjoy the dramatic panoramic views over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. To descend, board an aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, where you will change to smaller cable cars and sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by private transfer. First class Golden Round Trip tickets to Mount Pilatus, private guide, boat trip, cogwheel train, cable car and private transfer are included.

Accommodation: Art Deco Hotel Montana
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland
Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

Day 4: Lucerne - Interlaken

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Lucerne hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Board a train with service from Lucerne to Interlaken. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours.

 

Your hotel in Interlaken is located just down the street from the train station. Please make your own way over. 

The center of Interlaken can't be thought of without horse and carriage rides! Enjoy a peaceful 1-hour ride in a carriage and enjoy an all new experience.

Accommodation: Hotel Interlaken

Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Interlaken is a convenient 10-minute walk from the GoldenPass Line scenic train ride and easy walking distance to many of the city’s main sites. The family-owned and operated hotel has proudly boasted warm hospitality since its origins in 1491. The elegant guestrooms have been updated and modernized to meet the highest standards of comfort and modern technology. Onsite dining options include local Swiss fare and a cozy lounge and bar open from Tuesday through Saturday.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Interlaken by Horse-Drawn Carriage
Interlaken by Horse-Drawn Carriage
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Interlaken
Interlaken

Day 5: Interlaken

Today’s self-guided excursion will take you to the very heart of the Bernese Alps: the mighty Eiger, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau form the imposing nucleus of the Alpine Region. Walk to Interlaken Ost station and take the train into the Waterfall Valley of Lauterbrunnen where you will need to change trains and board one to Jungfraujoch. Approximate travel time from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch is 2.5 hours each way through stunning scenery. At Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, you can visit the Ice Palace and the Sphinx Terraces - reached by lift affording a breathtaking view of the Aletsch Glacier, the largest river of ice in Europe. Refreshment or a meal can be obtained at the Jungfraujoch Restaurant "Top of Europe". After roughly 2 hours exploring the vistas, return to the mountaineering village of Grindelwald, known as the winter sports and mountaineering center. Enjoy the view on the mighty mountains, before returning to Interlaken where you'll independently transfer back to your hotel. Tickets to Mt. Jungfraujoch and seat reservation from Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch and back are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Interlaken
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jungfrau
Jungfrau
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken

Day 6: Interlaken - Zermatt

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Interlaken hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Your hotel in Interlaken is located just down the street from the train station. Please make your own way over. 

Board a train from Interlaken to Zermatt, with service including a change of trains in Spiez and Visp. Approximate travel time is 2 hours and 15 minutes including transfers.

Your hotel will provide a complimentary car transfer between the train station and the hotel.

Enjoy a leisurely day atop one of the most stunning mountain tops, Mount Gornergrat, on a self-guided excursion. Board the cogwheel train from Zermatt station, and relax on the ride leading over dramatic bridges, through galleries, tunnels, across forests of larch and Swiss stone pine, and past rocky ravines and mountain lakes. The train stops at four different stations along the way, each one an excellent option as a starting point for hiking depending on your preferred duration. Once you reach the Gornergrat summit station, you will have spectacular views of Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Monte Rosa Massif, and its highest peak Dufourspitze. Here you will also find plenty of space to walk around and enjoy the scenery and time to enjoy a fresh lunch at your leisure (not included and payable directly to the restaurant) at Europe’s highest-altitude hotel and restaurant. Tickets for the cogwheel train are included.

Accommodation: Monte Rosa

The Monte Rosa Hotel is located in the center of Zermatt, a short 5-minute walk from the train station and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. One step into this family-owned hotel and a sense of well-being wraps itself around guests like a warm coat. The original foundation walls from 1839 exude the courage of the first mountaineers, the décor, and furnishings the luster of the belle époque. Each guest room features modern conveniences perfectly blended with the alpine aesthetic trends from the turn of the 19th to 20th century and magnificent views of the Matterhorn or over Zermatt and its mountain landscape. Monte Rosa features a cozy bar and lounge serving light bites, upscale Belle Époque-style dining (winter-only), and a rustic wood-lined eatery. Guests can use the off-site fitness room, pool and spa amenities at the hotel's sister property, Mont Cervin Palace.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gornergrat Cogwheel & Matterhorn
Gornergrat Cogwheel & Matterhorn
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zermatt
Zermatt

Day 7: Zermatt

Meet your private guide for an adventure to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for an unforgettable experience at the top of the mountain. At Matterhorn’s famous summit, at a might altitude of 12,739 feet, you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and mountain station. If you are keen to visit even higher up the mountain, the summit lift will bring you to the viewing platform with a 360 panoramic view that includes 38 peaks of the Italian, French and Swiss Alpine giants towering over 13,000 feet as well as 14 spectacular glaciers. See if you can make out Mont Blanc – Europe’s highest mountain – and, further in the distance, the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty. A visit to the world’s highest Glacier Palace will make the excursion an experience you will never forget! This tour includes private guide, tickets, and entrance fees to Klein Matterhorn & Glacier Paradise.

Accommodation: Monte Rosa
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Matterhorn Peak
Matterhorn Peak

Day 8: Zermatt - Lausanne

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Zermatt hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Your hotel will provide a complimentary car transfer between the train station and the hotel.

Board a train from Zermatt to Lausanne, with a change of trains in Visp. Approximate travel time is 3 hours.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: Angleterre & Residence

The Angleterre & Residence Hotel dates back to the 18th century and is located in the heart of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Comprising of multiple buildings, this lakefront hotel compound is a timeless embodiment of the good life, where the modern melds perfectly with tradition and authenticity comes together with nature in a harmonious atmosphere of peace and serenity. Housed in four separate buildings, each with its own distinct characteristics, the hotel rooms create a perfect space for the guests to unwind in comfort after a day of exploring the city. The hotel’s restaurant serves up traditional Italian dishes with a creative twist, and the friendly staff of the Angleterre & Residence Hotel will make sure that you experience the finest of Swiss hospitality during your stay in Lausanne.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lausanne
Lausanne
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Angleterre & Residence Hotel
Angleterre & Residence Hotel

Day 9: Lausanne

Enjoy a half day private tour of Lausanne to Montreux with a private vehicle and an English-speaking driver guide. Start your tour with a short drive around Lausanne. Built in three tiers, the city has the sparkling blue waters of Lake Geneva at its feet, deep green forests at its back and the snow-capped Alps in the distance. Continue to Montreux, the most frequented resort on Lac Leman (Lake of Geneva), thanks to its beautiful location and pleasant surrounding countryside. The main features of the city tour are the Vieux Montreux (the old parts of the township) and you will tour the Castle of Chillon - one of the most impressive, medieval strongholds of Switzerland. Entrance fee is included.

Accommodation: Angleterre & Residence
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chilean Castle, Montreux
Chilean Castle, Montreux

Day 10: Lausanne

Meet your driver for a half-day excursion to the Swiss Cheese country and tour of the Cheese Factory. Enjoy the drive along picturesque vineyards to Chexbres and Châtel St. Denis, typical wine growing villages. Tour 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 you will discover the picture-book, medieval town of Gruyères with its quaint houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries - a real paradise for photographers. There you can stroll along the cobblestone streets before returning to Lausanne. Entrance fee to the Cheese Factory is included.

Accommodation: Angleterre & Residence
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gruyères Medieval Town
Gruyères Medieval Town

Day 11: Lausanne - Geneva

Meet your private English-speaking driver and make yourself comfortable for a transfer from Lausanne to Geneva.

The Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva is considered one of the world's foremost horology museums. Meet your English-speaking guide and private driver for a guided tour of the museum. Located in an entirely restored Art Deco building in the area of Plainpalais, in Geneva, the museum houses over four centuries of watchmaking divided into two important collections: the extraordinary antique collection from the 16th century, which includes the earliest ever watch made and the Patek Philippe collection from 1839 onwards. The latter bears testament to over 165 years of manufacturing the world's finest watches and intricate movements and includes the most complicated timepiece ever made, the Caliber 89. This astonishing museum is a logical and faithful conclusion to a true legacy of genius, and a must visit for any watch aficionado. 

Accommodation: Bristol

The Bristol Hotel is situated in the heart of Geneva, a traditional charming hotel centrally located near the main train station, the lake and the shopping and financial districts. 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 center. All guest rooms combine classical elegance with spacious comfort in a non-smoking setting. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there are 2 on-site dining options in addition to a wellness center for guests to enjoy.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Geneva
Geneva
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bristol Hotel
Bristol Hotel

Day 12: Geneva

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior): Zurich

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Art Deco Hotel Montana: Lucerne

Art Deco Hotel Montana is located in Lucerne in a slightly elevated location and offers charm, atmosphere, and culture. Guests of the Montana enjoy not only the incomparable ambiance of the Art Deco-style rooms but also a unique view across the lake, town, and mountains. Awarded “Hotel of the Year” by SonntagsZeitung’s hotel ratings, the property offers a tantalizing array of gastronomical choices at the on-site bars, lounges and dining facilities. A day spa is also available at the property. The shortest funicular in the world leads in only 60 seconds from the hotel lobby directly to the lake promenade.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Art Deco Hotel Montana
Art Deco Hotel Montana

Hotel Interlaken : Interlaken

Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Interlaken is a convenient 10-minute walk from the GoldenPass Line scenic train ride and easy walking distance to many of the city’s main sites. The family-owned and operated hotel has proudly boasted warm hospitality since its origins in 1491. The elegant guestrooms have been updated and modernized to meet the highest standards of comfort and modern technology. Onsite dining options include local Swiss fare and a cozy lounge and bar open from Tuesday through Saturday.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken

Monte Rosa: Zermatt

The Monte Rosa Hotel is located in the center of Zermatt, a short 5-minute walk from the train station and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. One step into this family-owned hotel and a sense of well-being wraps itself around guests like a warm coat. The original foundation walls from 1839 exude the courage of the first mountaineers, the décor, and furnishings the luster of the belle époque. Each guest room features modern conveniences perfectly blended with the alpine aesthetic trends from the turn of the 19th to 20th century and magnificent views of the Matterhorn or over Zermatt and its mountain landscape. Monte Rosa features a cozy bar and lounge serving light bites, upscale Belle Époque-style dining (winter-only), and a rustic wood-lined eatery. Guests can use the off-site fitness room, pool and spa amenities at the hotel's sister property, Mont Cervin Palace.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monte Rosa Hotel Zermatt
Monte Rosa Hotel Zermatt
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monte Rosa Hotel Zermatt
Monte Rosa Hotel Zermatt

Angleterre & Residence : Lausanne

The Angleterre & Residence Hotel dates back to the 18th century and is located in the heart of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Comprising of multiple buildings, this lakefront hotel compound is a timeless embodiment of the good life, where the modern melds perfectly with tradition and authenticity comes together with nature in a harmonious atmosphere of peace and serenity. Housed in four separate buildings, each with its own distinct characteristics, the hotel rooms create a perfect space for the guests to unwind in comfort after a day of exploring the city. The hotel’s restaurant serves up traditional Italian dishes with a creative twist, and the friendly staff of the Angleterre & Residence Hotel will make sure that you experience the finest of Swiss hospitality during your stay in Lausanne.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Angleterre & Residence Hotel
Angleterre & Residence Hotel
Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Restaurant
Restaurant

Bristol: Geneva

The Bristol Hotel is situated in the heart of Geneva, a traditional charming hotel centrally located near the main train station, the lake and the shopping and financial districts. 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 center. All guest rooms combine classical elegance with spacious comfort in a non-smoking setting. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there are 2 on-site dining options in addition to a wellness center for guests to enjoy.

Quintessential Swiss - Cheese, Chocolates & Watches Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bristol Hotel
Bristol Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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