Geneva, Valais, Zermatt, Zurich
Family Travel, Winter Wonderland
See Switzerland in the magical winter. Wide open pistes, huge halfpipes, endless deep snow – all within quick and easy reach. Switzerland is the original winter vacation destination. From majestic alpines ranges to charming medieval villages, Switzerland has it all. With the winter season lasting from November to end April, this snowy wonderland has the world’s best range of Ski and winter activities.
Switzerland is a place where the whole family can enjoy unforgettable holidays. Have your hands at the world’s only peak to peak walk and experience the 360° view at iconic Glacier 3000. See charming, chocolate box villages and come up close to nature with a magical eco-pod stay at Whitepod.
Upon arrival in Geneva, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel.
Geneva Carouge Guided City Tour
Meet your guide and embark on a guided city tour of Geneva and Carouge.
The city of Carouge was designed by Italian architects, has retained its Latin charm to this day. It used to be a separate town (alternatively French and Sardinian) until 1816, now a city district of Geneva. You will be under a spell as you walk along the streets and see the Mediterranean-style houses, a number of gardens and the small artists’ workshops.
The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore. It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, however the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is the oldest square in the city.
French Annecy Guided City Tour
After breakfast, transfer to Annecy, known as “Venice and Rome of the Alps”. With its lake and canals that run through the old town as well as the rich history since the Middle Age, it is a city full of wonders to explore. Enjoy a guided visit of the city and see the old town, the old prisons and the castle of Annecy.
Alternative Option A: Geneva International Culture Experience
Culturally, this city on the westernmost fringe of Switzerland has much to offer. International artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, an extremely diverse range of museums such as the “Musee International de I’horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks, and the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Alternative Option B: Personalise your own watch in Geneva (Additional Cost)
In the afternoon, experience the Swiss made and the Swiss quality by making your own personalized watch! Choose the pieces and build your own piece of art during this watch-creation workshop and get to bring your watch home. This will be the most unique souvenir your will get from Switzerland. For young children, the class can be adapted to building their own clock instead. Contact us for more details.
Lausanne Guided City Tour
Meet your private guide in the morning for a walking tour of Lausanne. Lausanne is known as the Olympic capital, with the International Olympic Committee based here since 1914, and is also home to the inspiration Olympic Museum. It’s a dynamic commericial city with a picturesque setting on three hills overlooking Lake Geneva, and its attractive old town dominated by the impressive Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. After exploring the narrow alleyways lined with cafes and boutiques, head down to waterfront Ouchy with its restaurants.
The Flavours of Swiss Chocolate
Afterwards, transfer to Vevey and enjoy a chocolate making workshop. Learn about the history of Cocoa and chocolate then listen to the expert and make your own chocolate creation.
Your final stop is at Whitepod, a unique upscale eco-luxury hotel and overlooks the alps and the valley below. Check-in and walk to your pod.
Glacier 3000 Adventure
Today, embark on an adventure at the Glacier 3000. It is known for the ‘Peak Walk by Tissot’ suspension bridge – the first and only suspension bridge to connect two mountain peaks. Take a walk on the suspension bridge and after lunch (at your own costs), meet your guide for a snowshoe glacier walk.
You may wish to extend your stay at the Whitepod to enjoy other winter activities!
– Hiking with Huskies
– Paragliding (dependent on weather conditions)
– Forest Escape Game
Walk with St Bernard Dogs
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to visit the St Bernard Dogs – the icon for Switzerland. Learn more about the dogs and spend some private time with them.
Private Transfer to Zermatt
Next, take a private transfer to Zermatt. On arrival at Tasch, you will disembark from your vehicle then transfer via private taxi to Zermatt railway station. The hotel shuttle will then pick you up to the hotel. This car-free village is dominated by the world famous icon, one of Switzerland’s highest peaks – the Matterhorn.
Have a full day to ski today. Meet your private ski instructor and have fun on the slopes. Zermatt is a winter fairy tale and one of the most famous ski region in the world. The pistes are carefully groomed for every ski skills level.
Beginner classes for children are available.
Optional: Helicopter Scenic Flight Over Matterhorn (20min) (Additional Cost)
Discover the earth from the skies. Take a 20 min helicopter scenic flight and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps as well as the iconic Matterhorn.
Note: Flight is dependent on weather conditions.
World’s Slowest Express Train
Check out this morning and transfer to the train station. Board the ‘world’s slowest express train’ – Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt – a scenic train journey through the Swiss Alps. Featuring panoramic windows that extends to the roof of the train, travellers are guaranteed unobstructed views of the spectacular landscape.
Transfer to Zurich
Take some time to explore the town of Andermatt on your own before your private transfer to Zurich.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back.
Hotel Rotary Geneva – MGallery • Whitepod Eco-Luxur Hotel • Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt or Chalet Hotel Schonegg • Hotel St. Gotthard or Markgasse Hotel Zurich
Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is close to the main attractions of Geneva. With 95 contemporary and modern rooms, the hotel is ultimate relaxation in the city. (Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 95)
With an ecological mission to protect the environment and prove that hospitality and the environment can coexist to form a positive experience, this unique accommodation embodies the meaning of nature meeting luxury! (Pods: 18)View More
This comfortable hotel is in the heartland of Zermatt close to the Gornergrat railway station. Enjoy an easy-going and sportive atmosphere together with a qualified, warm-hearted and friendly team of staff! (Refurbished: 2019; Rooms: 95)View More
A Relais & Châteaux Member This charming ski-in ski out property offers fantastic views of the Matterhorn and features stylish alpine-style rooms. The family friendly atmosphere offers you a fantastic base for your ski holiday in Zermatt. (Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 39)
A traditional family-owned hotel since 1889, strategically located on the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in the heart of Zurich and just a few steps away from the main station and attractions, the 4 star hotel offers rooms enhanced with modern comfort. (Rooms: 139)
This 4-star boutique hotel lies at the heart of the traffic-free old town, with 39 individually designed rooms and suites. Part of the Historic Hotels of Europe, it is today a listed building with stylish modern furnishings. Cosmopolitan cuisine is the focus at the Balthos restaurant & bar and Delish Take-Out and there is free use of a hamam and wellness centre within walking distance. (Opened: 2015; Rooms: 39)
Le Richemond Geneva or Hotel d’Angleterre • Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel • Grand Hotel Zermatterhoff or Cervo Mountain Resort Zermatt • Park Hyatt Zurich or Widder Hotel or Baur Au Luc
Luxury independent five-star hotel founded in 1875, member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Le Richemond is a legend in Geneva. Ideally set on the shores of Lake Geneva, Le Richemond offers a breathtaking view on the emblematic Jet d’Eau and the highest Europe mountain Mont Blanc. (Rooms: 109)
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the 45-room luxury boutique hotel boasts wonderful lake and fountain views. The rooms are traditional decorated yet with a stylish and refined charm. It was recently voted number 1 in the top 15 hotels in Switzerland. (Rooms: 90)
With an ecological mission to protect the environment and prove that hospitality and the environment can coexist to form a positive experience, this unique accommodation embodies the meaning of nature meeting luxury! (Pods: 18)
This luxurious Virtuoso property has been welcoming illustrious guest since 1879. Situated the middle of Zermatt, the hotel offers the best and most intimate luxury experience for all their guest. (Refurbished: 2014; Rooms: 77)
A member of Design Hotels. Located right next to the ski slopes and on a terrace above the village, Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is a chic hideaway with spacious rooms and chalets. Rooms provide spectacular views of the Matterhorn. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 54)
A member of Leading Hotels. As an institution in Zermatt since 1852, this luxury hotel exudes quaint charm and warm hospitality, right from your pick-up at the train station in a horse-drawn carriage to the traditional but thoughtful service. Rooms are decorated in rustic Alpine to a luxurious contemporary style, with views of the surrounding mountains. There are 3 restaurants including a Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant. (Renovated: 2010; Rooms: 150)
Perfectly situated in between the shores of the picturesque Lake Zurich and the city’s famed shopping district, to stay at Park Hyatt Zurich is to be immediately enveloped in the finest elements of that world-renowned Swiss commitment to serenity, luxury and art. Its close proximity to the famous Bahnhofstrasse as well as the historic Old Town delivers all that Zurich has to offer at your doorstep. ï¼ˆRefurbished: 2015; Rooms: 138ï¼‰View More
The posh historic boutique hotel is built on the site of Roman and Celtic ruins which comprises of nine medieval houses decorated with 15th-century frescoes It is well positioned in the heart of Zurich’s old town, near the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, a popular shopping area with furnishings created by such design greats as Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Lloyd Wright. A Virtuoso & LHW property. (Renovated: 2009; Rooms: 49)
A stone's throw from famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse, this legendary hotel commands a privileged position in its own landscaped park on the lakeshore. With 119 luxuriously appointed and individually decorated rooms and suites, there is an intimate atmosphere of a private home. (Renovated: 2010; Rooms: 119)
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels as stated on bed & breakfast basis, half board at Whitepod
• Private airport transfers and between hotels unless otherwise stated
• 1st Class Glacier Express tickets from Zermatt to Andermatt
• Private tours and admission fees as per itinerary
• All applicable entrance ticket and taxes:
• Glacier 3000 cable car ticket
• St Bernard Dog Museum including private time with the dogs
• Chocolate making workshop
• Snowshoe activity including snowshoe and private mountain guide
• 1 Day Ski Pass in Zermatt (Swiss region) and ski equipment rental (ski, boots, poles, helmets, jacket, pants, gloves, goggle sunglasses)
• Local taxes and service charges.
• International airfares
• Meals unless otherwise specified
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, bar, spa services
• Phone and internet charges
Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.