Switzerland Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

Similar to Japan, we consider Switzerland to be one of the meticulously clean and punctual countries in the world. The Swiss values of honesty and hard work is balanced by an emphasis on clean air and an active lifestyle. It is no coincidence that Switzerland is home to many wellness/health spas, as embodied in the mantra “vita borne” or “life from source”/”the source of life”. In addition to the country’s array of 5-star hotels and wellness centers, there are also numerous world-class hiking opportunities. Chocolate lovers have found their home here, as the Swiss are the world’s largest chocolate consumers, per capita.

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

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The Matterhorn reflected in the water of Lake Stellisee

Sample Itinerary

9 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Zurich
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Downtown of Zurich at sunny day
Zurich Skyline
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Day 2

Arrive Zurich
Upon arrival at the Zurich Airport, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to the Hotel Baur au Lac with the remainder of the day free to spend at your leisure.

Meals:
Accommodations: Hotel Baur au Lac

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Hotel Baur au Lac
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Day 3

Zurich Half-Day Walking Tour + Drive to St. Moritz
Your half-day walking tour begins with the Old Town and continues up Lindenhof hill with sweeping views of the city below. You will next visit Peterskirche or St. Peter’s Church, dating back to 8th or 9th Century and sitting on the site of a temple once dedicated to the Roman god, Jupiter. In the afternoon you will be driven to the Kempinski Grand Hotel in St. Moritz.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

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The massive clock-face of St. Peter's Church
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Day 4

Kempinski Hotel Free Day
Enjoy the amenities of the Kempinski Grand Hotel and the many spa options!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

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Herbal Sauna at the Kempinski Grand Hotel
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Day 5

Glacier Express Train St. Moritz/Zermatt
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the St. Moritz Train Station to board the Glacier Express train to Zermatt. Beginning the 1930’s, the Glacier Express passes through 291 bridges and 91 tunnels with the highest point of the route being the Oberlap Pass. A ride on the Glacier Express Train includes 7.5 hours of gorgeous panoramic views from St. Moritz/Davos to Zermatt, through the three cantons of Valais, Uri, and Graubübden. Once you arrive in Zermatt, you will be transferred to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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The Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt
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Day 6

Zermatt Private Touring
Following breakfast at the Grand Hotel, your Zermatt touring will begin by traveling up to Gornergrat, via the highest open-air rail system in Europe, where you will be met by an unparalleled view of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and Gorner Glacier. The remainder of the afternoon will be free for you to enjoy the amenities of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and explore Zermatt on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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The Gornergrat with the Matterhorn in the background
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Day 7

5-Lakes Hike
Embark on a half-day hike, considered one of the best hikes in the Zermatt Mountains, 5-Seenweg takes you passed five incredible lakes, with the Matterhorn reflected in three. Each lake is special in its own way: Leisee is a popular swimming spot, Grunsee looks out across a rugged landscape, Grindjisee is home to rare flowers, Stellisee is a photographer’s dream, and Moosjisee has a beautiful blue, milky hue. Following your hike, you will have the remainder of the day free to relax at the Alpine Spa.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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The milky blue Moosjisee Lake
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Day 8

Drive Zermatt/Lausanne
As you are privately driven from Zermatt to Lausanne, you will have the option of stopping at Chateau de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva, Castle Chillon was the inspiration behind Lord Byron’s 1816 poem, The Prisoner of Chillon. It is also the castle animated in the Disney film, The Little Mermaid.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Beau-Rivage Palace

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Chateau de Chillon
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Day 9

Drive Lausanne/Geneva + Fly Geneva/Home

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Pool at the Kempinski Grand Hotel

Hotels

The historic 5-star Hotel Baur au Lac sits on the shore of Lake Zurich, set within its own expansive park, yet within walking distance of Zurich’s high-end shopping district. With spectacular views of the Alps and the lake, Baur is a picturesque hotel with high-touch service and luxurious amenities such as 24/hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and a rooftop fitness center. The 119 rooms and suites are decorated in different styles ranging from Art Deco, French Louis XIV, to English Regency, combined with standard modern touches including marble baths and heated floors. Dining options include the Restaurant Pavilion, serving a contemporary take on classic dishes; River Gauche with delicious meat and fish dishes; and Le Hall, a perfect place for afternoon tea.

Hotel Baur au Lac

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The historic 5-star Hotel Baur au Lac sits on the shore of Lake Zurich, set within its own expansive park, yet within walking distance of Zurich’s high-end shopping district. With spectacular views of the Alps and the lake, Baur is a picturesque hotel with high-touch service and luxurious amenities such as 24/hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and a rooftop fitness center. The 119 rooms and suites are decorated in different styles ranging from Art Deco, French Louis XIV, to English Regency, combined with standard modern touches including marble baths and heated floors. Dining options include the Restaurant Pavilion, serving a contemporary take on classic dishes; River Gauche with delicious meat and fish dishes; and Le Hall, a perfect place for afternoon tea.

Easily accessible by road or rail, the 5-star Kempinski Grand Hotel is located in the Upper Engadine, a high alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps (5,978 ft. in altitude). The 184 rooms and suites, in addition to 27 luxury residences, are all tastefully designed and feature beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and flat-screen TVs. Kempinski’s The Spa has four different saunas, a steam bath, a laconium (low humidity steam room), indoor pool, Kneipp baths, a gym, sun terrace, and a separate spa for ladies. Kempinski additionally includes a tennis and squash center, a cigar lounge and library, casino, shopping center, sports shop, and Alpine ski school. With four restaurants, Restaurant Les Saisons, Restaurant Enoteca, Ca d’Oro, and Lobby Bar, there is no shortage of dining options.

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

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Easily accessible by road or rail, the 5-star Kempinski Grand Hotel is located in the Upper Engadine, a high alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps (5,978 ft. in altitude). The 184 rooms and suites, in addition to 27 luxury residences, are all tastefully designed and feature beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and flat-screen TVs. Kempinski’s The Spa has four different saunas, a steam bath, a laconium (low humidity steam room), indoor pool, Kneipp baths, a gym, sun terrace, and a separate spa for ladies. Kempinski additionally includes a tennis and squash center, a cigar lounge and library, casino, shopping center, sports shop, and Alpine ski school. With four restaurants, Restaurant Les Saisons, Restaurant Enoteca, Ca d’Oro, and Lobby Bar, there is no shortage of dining options.

Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

Beau-Rivage Palace

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Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

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Location

Overview

Population
8.4 Million
Language
French, Italian, Dutch
Currency
Swiss Franc
Temperature
Highs: Mid 60’s
Lows: Low 40’s
Area
25,652 SQ KM
15,940 SQ MILES
Capital
Bern

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