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Experience Our Switzerland

Our customized, private insider tours of Switzerland feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

Must stay...

The Beau-Rivage Palace on the shore of Lake Geneva is one of Europe’s most exclusive retreats.

A great view...

The spectacular view over the rooftops of Bern’s Old Town, a UNESCO World-Heritage site.

Keep active...

We can arrange private hiking, biking, ski lessons and more. All are great ways to experience Switzerland’s many beautiful landscapes.

So much art...

World-renowned art museums and collections abound in Switzerland, including the Fondation Beyeler, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum Tinguely, Zentrum Paul Klee, Kunsthaus Zurich and the Oskar Reinhart collections.

Favorite snack...

Raclette cheese melted over potatoes with a side of pickles.

Amazing food...

Ask us to make reservations at some of Switzerland’s world-renowned restaurants.

“Gruezi...”

Means “hello!” in Swiss-German. Depending on what part of Switzerland you’re in, you might also hear “Bonjour” (French), “Buongiorno” (Italian) or “Allegra” (Romansh).

Kids love...

Exploring castles, ropes courses in the mountains, seeing cows wandering hillsides, touring the Olympics Museum in Lausanne, and visiting the Transport Museum outside Lucerne.

Ride the rails...

Many of our tours feature short rides on Switzerland’s scenic train routes, such as the Glacier Express or Bernina Express, where you can marvel at the feats of engineering amid spectacular scenery.

Swiss cheese...

Dine on fondue—a classic dish made with delicious Swiss cheese and wine—in a cozy restaurant or on an open-air terrace with views of stunning mountains and lakes.

Cool off with the locals...

By floating down the Aare River, which winds through the hills of Bern, in the warmer months.

Favorite excursion...

Tour atmospheric Chateau de Chillon with a private guide, then enjoy a wine tasting and lunch among the terraced vineyards of Lavaux while taking in panoramic views over Lake Geneva.

Modern and contemporary architecture...

Sitting on the border of Switzerland, Germany and France, Basel is surrounded by important architecture, including the Vitra Design Museum and factory, Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp) by Le Corbusier, and major buildings by Herzog & de Meuron and Renzo Piano.

Memorable moment...

The incredible scenery of the Berner Oberland. We arrange hikes among wildflowers, walks on glaciers, train rides to Jungfraujoch, visits to waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen, strolls through Grindelwald and endless views of the high peaks of the Swiss Alps.

The sweet life...

Confiserie Sprungli is one of our favorite confectionery shops to sample delectable sweets, including chocolates, cakes and their famous Luxemburgerli macaroons.

Time after time...

Artisans of Leisure can arrange a private tour of the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, visits to flagship watch stores, and excursions to La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Watch Valley.

Relax...

During a spa treatment at favorite Swiss resorts, including the Dolder Grand, Beau-Rivage Palace and Badrutt’s Palace.

Winter in Switzerland...

Means crisp air, snow-covered peaks, skiing in St. Moritz, and drinking gluhwein (mulled wine) or hot chocolate in Christmas markets.

Tour a chocolate factory...

Enough said.

Seeing the Matterhorn...

This iconic Swiss mountain is truly impressive and well worth visiting. We can arrange private hiking in the beautiful hills and valleys surrounding Zermatt.

A fun souvenir...

A Swiss cuckoo clock.

Swiss wine...

May not be famous, but it should be. Chasselas, also known as Fendant, is Switzerland’s best-known white wine. It goes well with everything from fish to fondue.

Why not...

Combine Switzerland with nearby Italy.

Experience Our Switzerland.

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