A 7-minute walk from Old Town, the 5-star Storchen Zurich – Lifestyle Boutique Hotel offers cozy accommodation with 67 rooms. Highlights at this venue include an a la carte restaurant, a rooftop bar and WiFi throughout the hotel. The property is set within 10 minutes’ walk of the centre of Zurich, not far from Bahnhofstrasse Street.
It lies within 5 minutes’ walk of Limmat River. Lindenhof hill Park is also located near the venue. FocusTerra Modern Museum is just a short drive away.The property offers comfortable rooms equipped with wireless internet, high-speed internet and free Wi-Fi, and feature a breathtaking view over the lake. They are decorated with classical furniture.
As a Storchen Hotel guest, you benefit from the entire range of offers of our unique City & Lake Resort. Board the hotel’s own Alex boat at the Storchensteg and let the captain take you to Thalwil, where another oasis right on the water awaits you. From star cuisine in the Widder Restaurant and La Rôtisserie to a relaxing wellness break in Alex Lake Zurich – the range of offers is broad and spectacular.
A Perfect Introduction to Zurich – Hop aboard a Tuk Tuk and zip past Zurich landmarks like the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, wind through the atmospheric Niederdorf district and admire the glamorous window displays and designer boutiques along Bahnhofstrasse and hear how it’s Europe’s most expensive shopping street.
Continue across the river, stopping to snap photos of the landmark Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches, then glide along the waterfront Limmatquai and gaze out over the glittering city skyline.
Along the way, tuck into a delicious feast of Fondue and sample Switzerland’s most famous dish as you dip skewered bread into the melted cheese. Sip a glass of white wine as you wind through the historic streets of the Niederdorf district and marvel at the striking Rathaus.
Located on the opposite hills of Basilique de Valera, this beautiful castle was once ruined in the year 1788 because of fire. You can see the ruins still left on the rocky spire of the hill. In order to reach over there, you need to climb up steep stairs, winding around the hills. The stairs might look scary but the scenic beauty surrounding the place has a healing effect to make you forget about your fear for heights. Once you reach the top, cross the ring wall surrounding the castle and walk on the irregular top of the spire. On the south-western side corner, you will find the 15th century old chapel and on the west side a pentagonal fortified building. The highlighted features of the castle are the frescoes, the slender watch tower, southern wall of the castle and some of the interior portion of the castle that has remained undamaged even in fire.
Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, a vibrant entertainment complex, a luxurious staycation option, a peaceful haven in the city… or a private, opulent haven that far surpasses our guests’ expectations.
Three exclusive gourmet restaurants, a cozy Lounge, and a Bar, all with breathtaking views, abundant event and meeting spaces, upscale shops and boutiques, an elite spa and fitness center, and a private indoor heated swimming pool make this a true oasis in the heart of the city.
Geneva, a city of banks and financiers; a lively, cosmopolitan, open-minded and multicultural city with a rich history and amazing sightseeing opportunities.
Explore Geneva’s Old Town, with its ancient maze of small streets and picturesque squares, filled with cozy cafes, restaurants, museums, historical sights and great architecture. Get your cameras ready for the Flower clock, the lakeshore, the Old Town with Place du Bourg-de-Four, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Maison Tavel, Town Hall, Reformer’s Wall and Place-de-Neuve.
You will see: *Old Town *Place du Bourg-de-Four *St Peter’s Cathedral *Flower Clock *Maison Tavel *Town Hall *Reformers Wall *Place de Neuve.
Now you can officially call yourself a Geneva local!
With just you, your family and skipper, discover the harbor of Geneva aboard a 7-meter habitable sailboat. Get an introduction to sailing, a possibility of swimming, Geneva from the lake, Anecdotes… Give yourself a moment of well-being to see Geneva differently in all simplicity and conviviality.
#1 Nyon Castle (60 minutes) – This noble residence on the shores of Lake Thun dates back to the 13th century and retains its medieval keep, which serves as the heart of the 15th century main palace and chapel. In 1844, additional renovations transformed the castle into a neo-Gothic summer palace with a tower reaching out into the lake. The palace now serves as a living museum, complete with neo-Gothic dining rooms and a Turkish smoking parlor: the various exhibits depict Bernese culture from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The castle chapel, which is decorated with 15th century paintings, is still used for baptisms and marriages today. Outside, the large park was established in 1840 and is regarded as one of the best in the Alps, illustrating the ups and downs of garden art.
#2 Bern (120 minutes) – Following the death of the Duke of Zähringer in 1191, the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II, made Bern a free imperial city. While the city prospered, a major fire in 1405 destroyed many of the original wooden structures. These were gradually replaced by half-timbered houses and the distinctive sandstone structures that still adorn the Old Town today.
Visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site can wander the 6 kilometers of arcades, shop, or simply take in the local architecture. Visitors can find an elevated Rose Garden, which sits above the Bear Park, home to the city’s heraldic beast, among the many fountains and historic towers. Bern’s Gothic cathedral, built in the 15th century, is the tallest in Switzerland, and a viewing platform in its 101-meter tower provides the best views of the old town.
#3 Thun – The Thun of today dates back to the 12th century, having been first settled around 2,500 BC. The Gothic castle that dominates the town was built between 1180 and 1190 by the Dukes of Zähringen. The exterior exudes medieval power, but the interior is all about medieval pomp. Visitors can marvel at the magnificently restored Knights Hall from the 12th century, or visit the historical museum, which houses prehistoric artifacts, medieval objects, and weapons and uniforms from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Visitors can enjoy the historic architecture built up to the banks of the Aare River in the medieval town center, as well as visit the old wooden bridge, which sometimes has surfers riding its runoff, the town church with its tower dating back to around 1330, and the 16th century town hall.
#4 Oberhofen Castle – This noble residence on the shores of Lake Thun dates back to the 13th century and retains its medieval keep, which serves as the heart of the 15th century main palace and chapel. In 1844, additional renovations transformed the castle into a neo-Gothic summer palace with a tower reaching out into the lake.
The palace now serves as a living museum, complete with neo-Gothic dining rooms and a Turkish smoking parlor: the various exhibits depict Bernese culture from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The castle chapel, which is decorated with 15th century paintings, is still used for baptisms and marriages today. Outside, the large park was established in 1840 and is regarded as one of the best in the Alps, illustrating the ups and downs of garden art.
Hotel Krebs, located in the heart of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, has welcomed guests from all over the world for over 145 years. Our hotel is a popular destination for both young and old, thanks to its prime location, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and genuine hospitality!
ACTIVITIES in INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND
Discover the splendor of the Swiss Alps as you travel from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch with your private guide and driver. Travel through Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, the picturesque Alpine village that hosts the famous Lauberhorn downhill ski race each winter. Take the Jungfrau Railway through the Swiss Alps to Jungfraujoch for spectacular views of the surrounding peaks.
Discover the best of the Swiss alpine scenery from the city on this private tour of Interlaken. Follow a private guide along the banks of the Aare River and delve into Interlaken’s historic heart in the Höhenmatte. Take the cable car to 4,337 feet (1,322 meters) above sea level for beautiful views over the surrounding peaks to shimmering Lake Thun.
Leave Interlaken and cross the Aare river to the independent community of Unterseen. The centerpiece is the Stadthausplatz.
Mt. Rigi, which rises 1,798 meters above sea level and is nearly completely surrounded by lakes, provides some of the best views in the world. Visitors can see 13 lakes, the entire Swiss Mittelland, and into Germany and France from its peak. Fortunately, one does not have to be Sir Edmund Hillary to reach the summit, as the surrounding area provides a variety of mechanized modes of transportation.
From Arth-Goldau and Vitznau, you can take Europe’s oldest mountain railway. A gondola from Weggis to Rigi-Kaltbad provides aerial views, while a cable car from the Kräbel station ends at Rigi-Scheidegg.
A one-hour hike from Rigi Kaltbad along the “Floral Trail” takes trekkers along a scenic path with up to 200 different plants pointed out along the way, some of which are extremely rare.
The city of Chur is a railway, cultural, golfing and shopping town and thus the ideal starting point for a diversified stay in the economic centre of the largest canton in Switzerland.
The very centrally situated 4-star Hotel ABC in Chur is furnished with simple but elegant materials and stylish art. All rooms are modern, light, with every convenience and free wi-fi. A stylish breakfast room, hotel bar, spa lounge (steam bath, sauna, fun shower, relaxation room), gym, parking spaces (adjacent to the hotel) and garages with e-car charging station are available to our guests.
Our elegant and modern hotel bar is the meeting point in the hotel – for an aperitif before your business lunch, before dinner or for a nightcap.
ACTIVITIES in CHUR, SWITZERLAND
After checking into your hotel, enjoy the evening on your own.
Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town, with a history dating back over 5,000 years. The historic Old Town is well worth a visit, and it is car-free. It has an unusually diverse range of cultural activities, shopping, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
Chur’s Old Town is one of the best preserved in Switzerland. It has been continuously renovated over the last 20 years and is now traffic-free. The most beautiful sights, squares, and alleys are indicated by red signs.
The most spectacular way to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur / St. Moritz – Valposchiavo – Tirano links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery.
On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures.
The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Here, visitors can delight in the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps at their most impressive.
The railway line from Thusis – Valposchiavo – Tirano has UNESCO World Heritage status. Thanks to the modern panoramic cars, you will enjoy unrestricted views of the unspoilt Alpine panorama.
When it was built in 1898, this remarkable property was named “Grand Hotel Plinius”; the engineer Giuseppe Salvioni drew the original project whilst the young architect Federico Frigerio designed the magnificent decoration of the top floor.
A majestic palace on the lakefront, featuring the Belle Epoque style and modern comforts, made it stand out amongst the other hotels in the city.
Como was slowly discovering its call for tourism, but sadly the two World Wars took place and the hotel closed and re-opened several times. It underwent renovation and was taken over by different owners. In 1992 the name changed to “Palace Hotel” and increased its room capacity by adding the adjacent wing – the Pianella – and also opened the Congress Centre. Since 2005 the hotel is managed by the renowned group of Villa d’Este.
Today, the two styles of the Palace Hotel perfectly combine past and present, with a glance into the future.
All aboard – it’s time to see Lake Como in style on your private tour down one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
You will have time at your disposal to discover and explore as many villages and villas as you wish. You will be navigating in front of all the most breathtaking views and enjoy a nice lunch by the lake.
Let the skipper guide you around admiring the beautiful Lake Como villas, the tiny villages by the water like Bellagio and Verenna and the natural beauties that make Lake Como one of the most beautiful lakes of the world!
No rush as the Captain and the boat are yours for the day!
The Terrazza Belvedere is simply the gastronomic address of Bellagio, and the lake! The best products of the region may be tasted there from a superb dining room with a panoramic view. On the menu, a cuisine that is both simple and sophisticated: sea bass schnitzel, caramelized pear and cheese risotto, tomato and mozzarella gnocchi or spaghetti carbonara. Kids love the dessert menu.
Cernobbio is famous for the Kitchen table, a gourmet restaurant with beautiful contemporary décor. Its main asset? An outdoor terrace surrounded by gardens where your children can enjoy themselves in peace. The address is both chic and casual, with cooking classes for gourmands and pastry lovers and also wine tastings.
Escale‘s relaxed and friendly atmosphere appeals to gourmets. Located in the Gran Hotel Tremezzo, the restaurant is only a few steps away from Villa Carlotta and welcomes its guests in an old wine cellar or on its panoramic terrace. The wine list has more than 350 regional bottles but here, the real stars are the fondues, a dish that is obviously a family specialty. No doubt you will spend a beautiful evening in this charming and prestigious century-old building.
The cuisine of the Imperialino is unique. Combining tradition and innovation, the menu features Mediterranean masterpieces prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Orchestrated by chef Sebastiano Adobati, the restaurant overlooking the lake is rewarded with a Michelin Plate (2018) ensuring families an excellent gastronomic moment in this idyllic place, located in the heart of the 5* hotel of the same name.
BELAS POOL & RESTAURANT~
Belas Pool & Restaurant, an extremely popular venue because of its sports Center. After enjoying the two tennis courts, the swimming pool and the football field with your family, take a seat on the veranda where a talented and promising young chef serves delicious Mediterranean dishes such as shellfish spaghetti and the famous zucchini scapece, marinated in vinegar before being baked in the oven.
The Uptown Palace hotel is located in the centre of Milan and is easily reachable. It is one of the best hotels in central Milan from which to experience all the city has to offer.
Uptown Palace is one of the 4-star hotels in the heart of Milan. Modern and elegant, Uptown Palace is situated a short walk from “Crocetta” metro stop (yellow line), from Piazza Duomo and from Milan’s famous shopping streets. Each room has LCD televisions and en suite bathrooms with shower or bathtub, together with fluffy robes, slippers, hairdryers and a stylish selection of toiletries.
ACTIVITIES in MILAN, ITALY
This dynamic city is know the world over for its glamour and you’ll enjoy a tour which lets you explore its gems.
The Last Supper – What’s unique about da Vinci’s famous mural is that it’s not hanging in some famous museum filled with other masterpieces, but it’s painted directly onto the wall in the unassuming Santa Maria delle Grazie church. It’s a solemn and private space for a sacred painting. This makes the experience even more memorable and exclusive since only a small number of tourists have access each day, which is essential for preserving this fragile art.
Walking Tour of Milan – Upon leaving the Santa Maria delle Grazie, you’ll head towards the city center with your guide to see one of the world’s most historic and opulent malls: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You’ll be starry-eyed here as you see the famous shops of Gucci, Versace, Prada, and many more household names in a building that feels more like a baroque palace than a mall. Welcome to the fashion heartland of Milan!
After exploring the mall and strolling past beautiful Sforza Castle and La Scala opera house, your guide will lead you through the historic Brera district. Known as the city’s artistic and cultural center—with an upmarket yet bohemian feel—this is also home to many of Milan’s most famous residents.
Milan’s Duomo – The world-famous Duomo in Milan is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and the largest in Italy. There’s a lot to see here, so you can skip the line and spend your time looking around instead of waiting around. Milan’s cathedral is filled with historic artworks, incredible architectural features, and ancient crypts, as well as a fascinating archaeological area to explore. Follow along with your guide who’ll keep you enthralled with the 600-year history of its construction, troubles, and the historic figures who once walked the cathedral’s corridors.