Private luxury tours in Switzerland

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Luxury Switzerland Tours

Introduction to Switzerland
(7 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Lausanne

Highlights of Switzerland
(8 Days)
Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Lausanne

Essence of Switzerland
(12 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

Luxuries of Switzerland
(7 Days)
Zurich, Lausanne

Discover Switzerland: A Glacier Express Tour
(10 Days)
Lausanne, Zermatt, Andermatt, St. Moritz

Best of Zurich & St. Moritz
(6 Days)

Active Family Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

Art Tour of Switzerland
(6 Days)
Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Weil am Rhein, Zurich, St. Gallen, Winterthur

Multi-country Tours

Luxuries of Switzerland & Italy
(11 Days)
Lausanne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Lucerne, Lake Como

Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
(12 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon, Lausanne

Exclusive Austria, Germany & Switzerland
(15 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden, Zurich, Lausanne

Introduction to Switzerland & Italy
(9 Days)
Lausanne, Zermatt, Lake Como

Essence of Switzerland

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

This is the ideal private luxury tour of Switzerland for travelers wanting to experience the absolute best of Swiss culture, cuisine and scenic attractions.

Begin in Zurich, one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. During flexible private touring, see the highlights of the Old Town, and tour museums and other cultural attractions according to your interests and as time permits, such as the Kunsthaus, Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum), gallery districts, and churches with stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Sigmar Polke.

Continue to Lucerne, a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. Stay at one of Switzerland’s most impressive contemporary hotels in a room offering expansive views of the lake and nearby mountains. During private touring with your own guide, explore the highlights of the Old Town, including the Chapel Bridge, a landmark covered wooden bridge containing paintings of the city history. If desired, also visit museums such as the Kunstmuseum, Rosengart Collection or the Swiss Museum of Transport. One day, enjoy a privately guided scenic excursion in the region. Cruise across beautiful Lake Lucerne, passing lakeside farmhouses and small villages clustered below high peaks. Also, ride a cog railway up iconic Mount Pilatus for panoramic views over the lake and mountains. Perhaps opt for a lunch of Swiss cuisine at a restaurant on the mountain or go for a hike in the fresh mountain air.

Next, transfer to Interlaken. En route, stop in Emmental to tour a cheese-making facility. Also visit Bern, the capital of Switzerland, for a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Explore the historic architecture and backstreets, and take in views over the rooftops of the historic center from a scenic spot in the hills.

Continue to Interlaken, the gateway to the dramatic mountain landscapes of the Berner Oberland. One day, enjoy a privately guided excursion into the Swiss Alps aboard mountain trains. At the Sphinx observatory platform atop Jungfraujoch (elevation 11,388 feet), see enormous glaciers, impressive peaks such as the Eiger, and verdant valleys far below. Perhaps opt for hiking, tubing, sledding or other activities on the snow.  Throughout the journey, stop in villages such as Wengen and Grindelwald to take in the spectacular views.

Continue to Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn, one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Tour the historic wooden buildings in the town center, and visit the Matterhorn Museum to learn about the traditional local lifestyle and the human drama surrounding the majestic mountain that looms over the region. Then, take a cog railway up to Gornergrat, the best place to take in views of the Matterhorn, as well as the glaciers, mountain valleys and villages below. Another day, enjoy privately guided touring and hiking in the hills or valleys around Zermatt.

Next, transfer to Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region for a stay at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace—one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland—among lush parkland on the shore of the lake. One day, take a private excursion in the surrounding region to visit Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland’s most interesting castle, and 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. Artisans of Leisure will arrange for you to enjoy exclusive activities such as private wine tasting and a private chocolate making experience at a local confectioner. Another day, enjoy a private excursion to Gruyeres, an atmospheric medieval hill town. Artisans of Leisure will arrange activities such as a tour of a cheese-making facility and tasting of local cheeses, including the region’s renowned Gruyere cheese. Also, enjoy reservations for a fondue or raclette lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants. Other options include touring a renowned chocolate factory; visiting Chaplin’s World, the former house and estate of Charlie Chaplin; exploring the Olympic Museum or the historic center of Lausanne; or spending time at the hotel’s excellent spa, restaurants and leisure facilities.

This tour can be extended to include additional destinations in Switzerland or neighboring countries.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Zurich

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Zurich

Half-day private walking tour

Day 3

Zurich – Lucerne

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring of Lucerne en route

Day 4

Lucerne, Lake Lucerne & Mount Pilatus

Privately guided city tour and excursion

Day 5

Lucerne – Emmental – Bern – Interlaken

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with private visit to cheese farm in Emmental, and walking tour and time for lunch in Bern en route

Day 6

Interlaken & Berner Oberland

Full-day privately guided train excursion to Jungfraujoch

Day 7

Interlaken – Zermatt

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Privately guided tour in Zermatt and train excursion to Gornergrat

Day 8

Zermatt

Privately guided touring and hiking

Day 9

Zermatt – Lausanne

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 10

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon & Lavaux wine region

Full-day private excursion, including private castle tour, private wine tasting and private chocolate-making experience

Day 11

Lausanne & Gruyeres

Full-day private excursion, including private visit to cheese-making farm, town of Gruyeres and Chaplin’s World

Day 12

Depart Geneva

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Zurich:

Baur au Lac or Dolder Grand

Lucerne: Burgenstock Hotel or Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Interlaken: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Zermatt: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof or Mont Cervin Palace (Le Petit Cervin)
Lausanne: Beau-Rivage Palace

Cost
$17,230 Per person based on four travelers/two rooms
$22,530 Per person based on two travelers/double occupancy