When we think of Switzerland our imaginations are filled with images of the snow-covered Alps and the numerous ski resorts that are such an integral part of the Swiss landscape. We also think of clean air and the flower-filled Alpine meadows of summer. Traditionally it is home to the best timepieces in the world; from traditional cuckoo clocks to the world famous luxury designer watches. Switzerland is also synonymous with the elegant and exclusive lifestyles of the extremely wealthy, and with the world’s finest chocolate.
Start in cosmopolitan Zurich with its stylish shops, art galleries and vibrant nightlife. Or in French-speaking Geneva, known as the Capital of Peace due to the many humanitarian organisations based here. Sitting on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva, it is the perfect base for a touring, and for a view of Montblanc. Nearby, sporty Lausanne has a charming medieval centre, whilst Basel, in its stunning location on the Rhine, is without doubt a City of Culture and has one of the finest art fairs in Europe. There is of course the capital city Bern, which boasts six kilometres of covered shopping arcades and is perfectly positioned as the Gateway to the Alps.
With so many ski resorts to choose from and most well-connected by roads, what better way to arrive in one of Switzerland’s most exclusive resorts, such as Grindelwald, than in a sporty, and perfect for Swiss winter conditions, Porsche Macan. Alternatively, the Range Rover Vogue is one of the most complete luxury 4x4s available. And, when you want to tour the Swiss lakes, whether it is Geneva, Lucerne or Lugano, the Aston Martin DB9 Volante is an intoxicating combination of engineering and elegance that will make you the envy of other drivers.
This renowned international banking centre is not all about men in suits and mysterious banks, although that plays a large part in its allure. It is also a culturally vibrant city and happens to be very efficiently managed and is highly regarded as one of the world’s top cities to live in. Despite its reputation for wealth, visitors will find that this city has a fun side and it’s considered one of Europe’s hippest destinations, particularly for it’s annual Street Parade.
At it’s heart Zurich is medieval with windy lanes and tall steeples – the Fraumünster being an excellent example of a 13th century church that has stunning stained glass windows by 20th century Russian artist Marc Chagall. The Kunsthaus has an impressive collection of European art and don’t miss the Seebad Enge, which is a trendy ‘bath’ with a bar and sauna sitting on the water’s edge. And, if you’re looking for some legendary Swiss cakes then Café Sprüngli is the place to go and is just about as famous as a café can get.
It is one of the most expensive cities in the world and this chic and cosmopolitan city that occupies a stunning lakeside position is undoubtedly special. It is a hub of the whole world, with more international organisations packed into it than anywhere else, and you’re quite likely to dine in the same room as a diplomat or stay in the same stylish hotel as an international celebrity.
As you approach Geneva by air or by road you can hardly miss the skyward gushing Jet d’Eau that soars out of Lake Geneva. Visitors should also really see the Palais des Nations that has been home to the UN since 1966, and timepiece enthusiasts can visit the Patek Philippe Museum, while the scientifically minded will want to visit CERN with its giant Hadron Collider. Chamonix and Mont Blanc are close for a day trip and don’t miss L’Adresse, an urban loft with boutiques and bar.
Yet another Swiss city with a gorgeous lakeside location, this capital of the Vaud canton is fairly hilly and boasts a medieval centre that is dominated by an incredible Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame at its heart. The city is ‘museum central’ and you’ll find ones devoted to quite diverse subjects ranging from the Olympic games (the HQ of the Olympic Committee is based n Lausanne) to Art Brut. Strolling around the lake is a favoured activity, as is walking around the district called Flon, which is a trendy centre of the city with cinemas, boutiques and bars.
The Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in the neo-Renaissance Palais de Rumine is worth a visit as it will interest art lovers and history buffs- it’s where the Treaty of Lausanne was signed after WW1. The Place de la Palud in the heart of the Vielle Ville is a charming 9th century square that is picture postcard perfect, and a trip to Montreaux or to the Château de Chillon is also recommended.
This is a great stopover for art lovers, plus this museum-filled city has one of Europe’s best winter fairs and a beautiful, scenic setting.
The capital of Switzerland has a laid-back ambience and a picture-perfect Old Town that is full of charm and surprises.
At Titanium Luxury Hire we can offer you a range of prestige vehicles for hire, which will ensure that wherever you arrive in Switzerland, you will always make a good impression. And, to make sure you have the maximum enjoyment on your Swiss trip, we offer you a number of delivery options. You can relax, while we arrange delivery of your car to Switzerland’s major cities including: Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Basel and Bern.
We can also deliver your luxury hire car to
- Zurich Airport
- Geneva Cointrin International Airport
At Titanium Luxury Hire we pride ourselves on delivering our prestige vehicles to the exact location required by our customers.