Category: Switzerland

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

Top 5 ski resorts in Europe for Christmas

Top 5 ski resorts in Europe for Christmas

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning, you cast a glance out of the bedroom window and lo and behold the world has turned white. Actually, it’s been white ever since you arrived in resort but it’s still nice to see the ‘snow on Christmas day’ box ticked. Choose any of the resorts below and it’s […]

5 of the world's most luxurious ski chalets

5 of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets

When it comes to luxury group ski holidays, you can’t beat an Alpine chalet. You have all the privacy and freedom you desire, coupled with the attentiveness of a private staff. However, not all chalets are created equal. The following five go above and beyond to create extraordinary and unique experiences. Chalet Bighorn, Revelstoke, Canada […]

5 of the world's best destinations for a digital detox

5 of the world’s best destinations for a digital detox

Having mini computers in our pockets is one of the amazing things about the age in which we live. Information about anything is literally at our fingertips, and it’s never been easier to connect with friends and family. Not to mention, you can plan your travel adventures from wherever you are! But in this fast-paced […]

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Enjoying the luxury of the unknown, with travel and adventure at the core

Remember our past articles (here and here) about Competitours, the company that redefines your notion of luxury travel with the focus not on well-known creature comforts but instead on the intriguing idea of the luxury of the unknown? Competitours is a 7 day/10 team travel competition that is best described as ‘The Amazing Race for […]

Lugano’s closer now: 8 reasons why you should visit

Lugano’s closer now: 8 reasons why you should visit

The Swiss Alps have always protected Lugano from the extremes of European weather and hordes of visitors. Movie idols Clark Gable and Sophie Loren knew they could relax and enjoy Lugano’s cafe society without being mobbed back in their day. Although a 57 km tunnel through the Alps opened in 2016, reducing the rail journey […]

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

Where to ski in Switzerland this season

With its chocolate-box villages and captivating Alpine scenery, Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in Europe for a luxury skiing holiday. There’s no shortage of resorts scattered throughout the valleys of the Swiss Alps, but in our opinion these five are the best place to start. Gstaad Despite having enough designer boutiques and […]

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards were launched in 2013, with the aim to reward the best in each category as voted for by travel professionals and skiers across the globe. They vote for their favourite ski tourism products and brands or chalets and hotels, whilst the audience who gather for the unveiling of the winners serve […]

The Zermatt shuttle

The Zermatt shuttle

One of the great things about living in Zermatt is that it’s a car free town. You can own a car here but you can only drive to the car parks positioned on the periphery of town. The mode of transport in the town itself is electric taxi or electric bus. They are both very […]

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

For those who are used to all-inclusive, the freedom of self-catering can be a treat in itself – particularly when you have a luxury apartment to come back to after a day on the slopes. Without being tied to set meal times, you can do as you like. Dine at gourmet restaurants or bring home […]

10 reasons to visit Switzerland's Poschiavo

10 reasons to visit Switzerland’s Poschiavo

With a beautiful valley, serene lake and small-town charm Poschiavo is some package. The North – South valley, a finger of Switzerland, is surrounded by Italian mountains. Italian language, a love of pasta and risotto make Poschiavo seem a part of Italy but the people are proud of their Swiss efficiency. When the trains, running from Italy’s […]

The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express

As much as I like to travel by train, I’d more often than not want to get to my destination quickly, without delay. I’ll occasionally glance out of the window and watch the countryside go by but usually I take the opportunity to do work on my laptop or phone and use the train as […]

Summer in the Alps

Summer in the Alps

Summer is on the horizon. As we near the end of another cold winter, those longer days that renew your soul are just around the corner. As winter awakens into spring and summer, the Alps are transformed from a fairytale winter wonderland into a riot of colour and a myriad of wild flowers dancing in […]

7 reasons to visit Geneva's free art party

7 reasons to visit Geneva’s free art party

It is one of the world’s great free arts events: a rare chance for artist and audience to meet face to face. Geneva’s Quartier des Bains, once mundanely named as its public baths were the most noteworthy feature, is now Switzerland’s stylish response to New York’s arty SoHo. Three times a year in March, May […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

For some, booking a hotel when they go on vacation is the only option that crosses their minds. Force of habit often means that some do what they’ve always done when they’ve gone away. So, The Hotel Splendide it is. Don’t get me wrong, staying in 5 star hotels is an indulgence and often a […]