(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Zurich, Lucerne, Bern & Berner Oberland, Lausanne
This private tour of Switzerland is our most popular itinerary for travelers wanting to experience the best of this amazing country: dramatic landscapes, beautiful cities, excellent food and wine, and luxurious resort hotels.
Begin 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.
Continue to Lucerne, a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. With your private guide, explore the highlights of the Old Town and, if desired, also visit the Swiss Transport Museum. One day, enjoy a privately guided excursion in the region. 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, and perhaps opt for hiking and other outdoor adventures in the fresh mountain air.
Next, you will be transferred to Bern, the charming capital of Switzerland and one of its prettiest cities, via the famous cheese-making region of Emmental. In Bern, enjoy a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and stay two nights in a historic hotel with stunning views of the Aare River and the dramatic peaks of the Berner Oberland. One day, enjoy a privately guided excursion into the Berner Oberland for scenic drives, incredible hiking in the Swiss Alps, or an unforgettable mountain train ride to Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe” (elevation 11,332 feet), where you can see enormous glaciers, impressive Alpine peaks such as the Eiger, and verdant valleys far below.
Continue to Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region for two nights at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious lakeside resort hotels. En route, tour Chateau de Chillon, a well-preserved castle on a small island in Lake Geneva that offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy. Also 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. Sample Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars, and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. Also, enjoy a private tour of Lausanne’s top historic and cultural attractions.
This tour can easily be extended to include additional time or destinations.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Half-day private tour
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private afternoon walking tour
Privately guided excursion on Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus
Lucerne – Emmental – Bern
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route. Afternoon private walking tour
Bern & Berner Oberland
Full-day privately guided excursion
Bern – Chateau de Chillon & Lavaux – Lausanne
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private touring of Chateau de Chillon and Lavaux wine region en route
Half-day private tour
Private airport transfer
Dolder Grand or Baur au Lac
Bellevue Palace or Hotel Schweizerhof
Per person based on four travelers/two rooms
Per person based on two travelers/double occupancy
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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