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Blog posts for tag: Switzerland

From Snow To Sunshine: Winter Wonders You Should Visit In Summer

12 Apr 2017
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When you hear about countries like Canada, Iceland, and Switzerland, your first thought is probably snow-capped mountain peaks or powdery slopes. There’s a reason why these destinations are so popular in the winter months but don’t rule them out if you’re looking for a summer vacation destination…

8 Countries Every Adventurous Couple Needs To Explore

If you are an adventurous couple who loves to travel, one of the reasons you got together was the possibility of a lifetime of travel with the person who means the world to you. Here are eight countries you absolutely cannot miss…

5 Must-Visit Restaurants In Geneva

16 Dec 2016
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Here are our favourite eateries from a weekend of exploring Geneva; it’s easy to get around, so we’d recommend walking from place to place or hire the free bikes so that you can burn off all the calories that you’ve just consumed...to make way for a lot more!

7 Activities to Enjoy at The Top of Mont Salève

1 Sep 2016
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Switzerland is known for the beautiful views afforded by its mountainous peaks, but the one that offers the best view of Geneva and its surrounding areas is technically in France. Mont Salève towers over the picturesque city and remains unspoiled by excessive tourism or unnecessary construction…

Putting Down Roots at the Stylish La Cour des Augustins, Geneva

15 Aug 2016
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This 4-star hotel is situated in the city’s Latin Quarter and also doubles as an art gallery; after chatting to the friendly reception team, we take a quick peek at the private collection of African art that’s tastefully scattered around the hotel, ornate masks hanging from walls and mystical statues lining the hallways…

Wine, Wanderlust & Witch Doctors: Falling in Love with Lausanne - Day 3

20 Oct 2015
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On our final morning in Lausanne, we enjoy another slap-up breakfast at Chateau d'Ouchy before packing our bags and hitting The Olympic Museum, which is a short walk from the pier. The long set of steps leading up to the museum are stencilled with Swiss Olympic achievements, including the six Gold medals at the recent 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics...

Wine, Wanderlust & Witch Doctors: Falling in Love with Lausanne - Day 2

20 Oct 2015
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The next day we revitalise ourselves with a soft jazz-sound tracked continental buffet breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant before wandering around the city centre’s traditional market where we discover the best hot chocolate in town (everyone seems to agree) at Chocolaterie le Barbare...

Wine, Wanderlust & Witch Doctors: Falling in Love with Lausanne

20 Oct 2015
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After a short train journey from Geneva airport that affords us a view of the vineyards that the region is famous for, vast hectares of vines with solitary cottages on the hillsides, we arrive at the gently bustling Lausanne train station and jump in a completely unnecessary taxi, as we later find out that the subway would have been just as quick...

Win a Two-Night Trip to jet off to Geneva for an unforgettable weekend

29 May 2015
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If you have never been to Geneva before, here is your opportunity to win a fantastic two-night trip to this vibrant city for two people worth an amazing £2,500. Not only will you get a guided tour of Geneva’s Old Town but you will also get to go on a water excursion and try your hand at water-skiing and paddle boarding as well as get to actually turn on the Jet d’eau...

Switzerland, the best place for Elementary James Bond Training

We journey to Switzerland in today’s Luxury Travel Blog as Neil Hennessy-Vass tells us that training to become James Bond is something that has struck him and countless others as one of the coolest pursuits on the planet. Achieving it (or anything near it) is quite something else. HIs point of reference has always been On Her Majesty’s Secret Service…