(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Geneva & Lausanne, Gruyeres & Bern, Zurich & Lucerne
This private tour of Switzerland uses two of the country's finest luxury resorts as a base for touring many of the country's scenic, cultural and culinary highlights.
Arrive in Geneva, which sits on the shore of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps. Enjoy a private tour of the city, including the highlights of the Old Town and interesting local museums. Continue to Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region for three nights at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious lakeside resort hotels.
During private touring, explore the Old Town and take a private excursion into the surrounding countryside. Visit the Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Taste Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars, and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. Also, tour Chateau de Chillon—Switzerland’s most interesting castle—which sits on a small island in Lake Geneva and offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy.
Next, you will be transferred to Zurich. En route,visit the atmospheric hill town of Gruyeres to learn about and taste the region’s renowned Gruyere cheese, and perhaps visit the nearby factory of one of Switzerland’s premier chocolate makers. Continue to Bern, the capital of Switzerland and one of its prettiest cities, enjoy a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town.
Spend three nights in Zurich, one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. During flexible private touring, see the highlights of the Old Town, sample local culinary specialties, and tour museums and other cultural attractions according to your interests, such as the Kunsthaus, Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum), and churches with stained glass windows designed by artists Marc Chagall and Sigmar Polke.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to Lucerne, a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. With your private guide, explore the highlights of the Old Town. If desired, also take a cruise across Lake Lucerne, passing lakeside farmhouses and small villages clustered at the bottom of high peaks. Then, take a cog railway up iconic Mount Pilatus for panoramic views over the lake and mountains.
This tour can be extended to include additional time in Switzerland, or it can be combined with destinations in Germany, France, Italy, Austria or other countries.
Arrive Geneva – Lausanne
Private tour of Geneva on arrival. Private transfer to Lausanne for 3 nights
Lausanne & vicinity
Full-day private excursion to Chateau de Chillon and Lavaux wine region
At leisure to enjoy hotel and nearby Old Town and Olympic Museum
Lausanne – Gruyeres & Bern – Zurich
Private transfer to Zurich resort hotel for 3 nights. Private tour of Gruyeres and Bern en route
Half-day private city tour
Zurich & Lucerne
Full-day private excursion to Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus
Private airport transfer
Dolder Grand or Baur au Lac
Per person based on four travelers/two rooms
Per person based on two travelers/double occupancy
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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