Switzerland is right in the heart of Europe with France to the west, Italy to the south and Germany to the north. It is the home of the Swiss Alps, some of the continent’s most memorable train journeys, raclette cheese and fine chocolate. Start your travel in one of the main cities: Geneva, Zurich or Basel. In Basel, echoes of Germany can be felt in the architecture and art. Medieval Zurich is the most glamorous destination with a charming Old Town. Geneva is Switzerland's second-largest city and its most cosmopolitan with the Rhône to the side and a setting on Lake Geneva. From these urban centers, continue your journey to Lake Lucerne, the Swiss countryside for wine tours and cheese trails and ski resorts such as St Moritz, Andermatt and Gstaad.

Switzerland is also a year-round destination. Come here from December to March for winter sports, and in summer for snow-free mountain trails, biking and wine. Book your travel with Lartisien and discover the best destinations and luxury hotels in Switzerland. Our Collection features some of the most exceptional 5 star hotels in the Swiss cities and ski resorts.

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    With a setting on the southernmost tip of Lake Geneva that separates France and Switzerland, Geneva is one of the most picturesque cities in all of Europe. It’s also a diplomatic hub, home of international organizations such as the United Nations, Red Cross and the World Health Organization, and where luxury can be an understatement. In its old town, designer shops and elegant restaurants line the cobblestone streets. At Victoria Hall, world-famous orchestras perform. While you’re here, don’t miss the Patek Philippe Museum - some of the watches on show here date as far back as the 16th century - and the  International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum for a journey through the history of humanity. Book your travel with Lartisien and stay at the best hotels in Geneva, including Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues and The Woodward right on the shores of the lake!

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    Gstaad is the experience of an old-school ski resort: Wooden cabins, roaring fires, raclette and spectacular views over the Swiss Alps. Every year, the town has a busy winter season from December to February but summer is an equally good time to travel to Gstaad for long days and warm-weather hiking, paragliding and polo. Don’t miss the Shopping Mile with stores by Girard-Perregaux, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and more. The Maddox Gallery, housed in a traditional chalet, is also worth a stop. Book your travel to Gstaad with Lartisien and discover the best places to see and stay,  including the legendary Gstaad Palace on a hilltop, and The Alpina Gstaad!

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    St Moritz

    St Moritz is Switzerland's original winter wonderland. It’s where Alpine tourism began, amid the champagne climate and emerald forests of the Engadin Valley, and mountains that include the carving on Corviglia and the runs on Diavolezza. For years, St Moritz has been the ski resort of choice for celebrities and royalty. The town also hosted the Winter Olympics twice, and this pedigree can be felt in the atmosphere, especially at hotelier Johannes Badrutt’s Kulm Hotel, which welcomed the first winter tourists to St Moritz in the 19th century. He would go on to build the town’s famous Cresta Run and host masquerade balls. Years later, his son would open the equally legendary Badrutt’s Palace! Book your travel to St Moritz with Lartisien and experience the best of the history, culture and hotels of the alpine town!

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    Zurich is Switzerland's most culturally vibrant city. It sits at the meeting point of a lake and river, with cobblestone streets that run along a hilly terrain, and medieval church spires that punctuate the skyline. There is a lot of history here, from the time the city served as the hub for old-school banking, but a lot has changed. Amid Zurich’s medieval architecture and many museums, the city is very modern, with excellent shopping and restaurants and top-tier chocolate confections. From Zurich, you can also plan day trips to Lucerne, Interlaken and Zermatt; The train journeys are some of the most beautiful in Europe. Book your travel to Zurich with Lartisien and unlock the best itineraries and experiences. Our Collection also features the best hotels in Zurich: The Dolder Grand with a panoramic view over Zurich, and Baur au Lac, right in the heart of the city!

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    Until the opening of The Chedi Andermatt in 2013, most travelers didn’t know about this small village in the Swiss Alps. When the hotel opened, imagined like this dark, lustrous temple of Asian-inspired luxury, it put the beauty of the village on the map: The car-free center, the traditional Swiss inns, the mountain bars and the 180 km of pistes with links to the additional ski areas at Sedrun and Disentis. There is also the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. Book this magical train experience from Andermatt to Disentis via 3,000-meter peaks and forests! Travel to Andermatt with Lartisien and experience the best of the Swiss Alps, including its most handsome hotel, The Chedi Andermatt!

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Found in the midst of the Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace has been an unmissable address of the Swiss luxury hotel experience since December 1913.

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