Switzerland although a small country, is full of history and culture and has some amazing scenic landscapes which are truly breathtaking. Why not hire a car and sxplore the shoreline of Lake Geneva, the largest natural freshwater lake in Western Europe. Some say that you can experience the whole of Switzerland on the shores of the lake. Snowy mountains, wine villages and vineyards, city nightlife, the sound of cow-bells in the rolling pastures and the dreamy blue lake itself - a true picture postcard.
Lake Geneva is ideal for all types of boating and water-sports activities and during the summer months there are frequent regattas and regular cruises. Why not take a sunset boat trip and enjoy the beautiful surroundings?
The gastronomy around Lake Geneva is world famous, a true hot spot for food and wine lovers. The area features crisp white wines and fresh fish dishes - for example perch, which is native to the region. The arc of the Lake is home to some incredible restaurants and would definitely leave you wanting more! A visit to a local vineyard would also be worthwhile. There are plenty in the region and it would certainly be worth sampling a few, maybe even purchase a bottle or two!
In the winter months Switzerland hosts the international Hot Air Ballooning Festival in Chateau d'Oex. This unique experience takes place in the world capital of hot air ballooning high in the apline hills where more than 80 balloons take to the sky from 15 different countries. This colourful spectacular is something to remember. Bright colours litter the skies above you contrasting with the clear blue sky of an Alpine winter. Do not let the weather put you off because the event is well worth a visit. Have your camera at the ready!
Grand Tourist would like to offer this short break at a wonderful hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva. The hotel has stunning panoramic views overlooking the lake and a world class spa and relaxation area, a great place to spend one of your days or afternoons. The pool too with its panoramic windows and glass roof is stunning.
The hotel offers three restaurants, a piano bar and a spectacular terrace where you can sip a glass of champagne and gaze across the tranquil skyline.
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Switzerland, Lake Geneva