Majestic Switzerland - Summer 2023

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2021

From St Moritz to Zermatt and onto Geneva, this once in a lifetime itinerary weaves across Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express and the summit conquering Gornergrat Mountain train. Between alpine vistas indulge in a Michelin starred dinner at La Ferme de la Hospital-a former farmhouse where chef Jean Jacques Noguier pairs innovative dishes with a formidable array of local wine. In Lucerne, enjoy a VIP experience like no other on a private, after-hours guided visit to the Rosengart Museum-with a sparkling wine reception among the masterpieces of Picasso and Renoir. Before bidding lakeside Lucerne farewell, choose between a visit to the mechanically fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum or meet local watchmaker Walter Hess, for an insight into the workings of his exclusive timepieces.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Nendaz: Get to know the alphorn, an iconic part of Swiss heritage that mountain towns historically used as a means of communication. Today, it's considered a unique musical instrument and you can have fun trying to play it yourself.
  • Nendaz: Join a Local Expert and take a walk through the picturesque alpine village, and taste local delicacies at the water mill.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet Walter Hess, a local watchmaker, to get an insight into how he produces of his unique timepieces.
Well-being
  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included train travel and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Zurich: Brasserie Lipp is one of the oldest Parisian-style brasseries in Zurich and a favourite haunt for locals and visitors alike for many years. Savour classic French cuisine as you get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner.
  • St Moritz: Located in the heart of the glamorous ski resort of St Moritz is the marvellous Restaurant Engiadina, where you'll sample local fare in the quietly elegant dining room. This is Alpine gourmet with a Swiss twist.
  • Zermatt: During a Your Choice Evening, you will be spoilt for choice with a hand-picked selection of local gourmet restaurants. Choose your own ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience, that has been thoroughly researched by our local foodies.
  • Geneva: Experience the quality and ?awless service of the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Ferme de l'Hospital. This 17th-century farmhouse has been re-imagined by chefs JJ Noguier and Jerome Bureau to serve innovative cuisine featuring seasonal flavours and local wines.
  • Gruyeres: Sample an authentic fondue in the cheese capital of Switzerland. Gather around a bubbling pot of melted goodness and savour a truly Swiss dining experience and enjoy with a chilled glass of wine.
  • Route de Broc: Chocolate-lovers will enjoy a truly immersive experience at Maison Cailler, in the village of Broc, that takes you through the history of the sweet in a multi-sensory tour. The chocolate manufacturer is one of the oldest in the world.
  • Lucerne: Cruise on Lake Lucerne before embarking on a scenic cable car ride to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic rotating restaurant, offering breathtaking views.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch (L), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Journey Highlights
  • : Visit Liechtenstein, known for being one of Europe's smallest countries and dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. See Vaduz Castle, home to the Prince of Liechtenstein, ruler and descendent of one the world's oldest noble families.
  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivalled views of snow-covered peaks, alpine villages and the Rhine Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
  • Gornergrat: Ride Europe's highest open-air cogwheel train to the summit of the mountain for a glimpse of some of Switzerland's highest peaks, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. The sunny observation platform of Gornergrat gives you an incredible view across 29 mountains all year round.
  • Nendaz: Get to know the alphorn, an iconic part of Swiss heritage that mountain towns historically used as a means of communication. Today, it's considered a unique musical instrument and you can have fun trying to play it yourself.
  • Nendaz: Join a Local Expert and take a walk through the picturesque alpine village, and taste local delicacies at the water mill.
  • Geneva: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour around remarkably cosmopolitan Geneva. Stop for photos at the alluring outdoor Floral Clock and admire the Reformation Monument in the Parc des Bastions. Hear more on the diplomatic history of the city.
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the stirring Lion Monument carved from the rock, pretty Old Town Hall, Chapel Bridge -- which is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe -- and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet Walter Hess, a local watchmaker, to get an insight into how he produces of his unique timepieces.
VIP Experiences
  • Lucerne: Wander the art-filled halls of the Rosengart Collection, where you'll enjoy an after-hours private tour and drinks reception surrounded by the masterpieces of Chagall, Renoir, Kandinksy and Picasso.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2022
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1SwitzerlandWelcome to Switzerland.: Arrive at Zürich Airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your Travelling Concierge at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine, hosted at Brasserie Lipp, a local favourite.
Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich.
Day 2Vaduz and St. MoritzVaduz and St. Moritz. Relaxed Start: Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort town of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local Restaurant Engiadina this evening.
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Day 3The Roof of EuropeThe Roof of Europe. Relaxed Start: Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery. Alternatively, listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shop in the designer boutiques, or enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Day 4All Aboard The Glacier ExpressAll Aboard The Glacier Express.: Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. On the icy Oberlap Pass, you'll ascend to a high-point of 2,033 metres, taking in picturesque landscapes of snow-capped mountains, stone-built villages, and chalet-style houses along the way. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Enjoy an included lunch onboard whilst taking in the scenery. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel.
Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Day 5Zermatt and Gornergrat ExperienceZermatt and Gornergrat Experience. Relaxed Start: Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel past mountain lakes and ravines, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel? As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you’re invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.
Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Day 6Nendaz and The French Bank of Lake Geneva. Your WayNendaz and The French Bank of Lake Geneva. Your Way: Journey along the Lower Rhone Valley to Nendaz. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a Local Expert and take a walk through the picturesque alpine village, and taste local delicacies at the water mill. Alternatively, get up-close to the famous Swiss alphorn, an iconic part of local culture originally used for communicating across mountain communities. The grandeur of Lake Geneva awaits us as we continue our journey along the Swiss Riviera; enjoying astonishing views over the French Alps and passing elegant Montreux, world-famous for its Jazz Festival. In Geneva arrive at Hotel d'Angleterre, perfectly situated on the banks of the lake, which blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. This evening, you're invited for a special dinner at La Ferme de l'Hospital. This former farmhouse, now a Michelin-starred restaurant led by chef Jean Jacques Noguier, offers a creative menu using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and a large selection of local wines.
Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Day 7Highlights of GenevaHighlights of Geneva. Relaxed Start: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of Geneva with stops at the Floral Clock and the Reformation Monument. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva. Alternatively, visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have afternoon tea at your hotel, or walk across the road to the waterfront for a drink with the backdrop of the Jet d'Eau.
Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Day 8La Gruyere and on to LucerneLa Gruyere and on to Lucerne.: Journey through story-book Alpine scenery en route to visit Maison Cailler in the village of Broc, where chocolate creation has been raised to a specialised art form. Travel to the lovely medieval town of Gruyeres, Switzerland's cheese manufacturing mecca. For your lunch, savour the region's most famous culinary treat with a pot of bubbling fondue and a glass of chilled white wine. Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your Travelling Concierge will show you the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and the Chapel bridge. Tonight, a special VIP experience awaits as you visit the impressionist and modernist Rosengart Collection after hours for a private tour. Marvel at the works of Chagall, Renoir or Kandinsky to name a few, and enjoy a drinks reception surrounded by the masterpieces of Pablo Picasso.
Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Day 9Lovely LucerneLovely Lucerne. Relaxed Start: Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition on the development of transport throughout the years, from luxury Moneverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation. Alternatively, meet local watchmaker Walter Hess and get insights into how he creates his unique timepieces. Enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon. This evening, embark on a scenic journey with a romantic cruise upon Lake Lucerne to reach Stans, followed by a cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic restaurant, offering expansive views over the Alps.
Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Day 10Farewell LucerneFarewell Lucerne.: After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zurich Airport for your onward journey.
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  • Majestic Switzerland - Summer 2023

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold 2021From St Moritz to Zermatt and onto Geneva, this once in a lifetime itinerary weaves across Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express and the summit conquering Gornergrat Mountain train.

 
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