Best of the Best 2018 - 564
A bridge between cultures that reaches to the sky.
Chug along the snowcapped
peaks and wildflower-flecked
meadows on the iconic Glacier
Express, part of Switzerland's
impeccably tidy rail system.
From chichi Saint Moritz - where
you'll lodge for one night at the
landmark 1896 Badrutt's Palace
Hotel - you'll make your way to
Andermatt, over Susten Pass and
on to Interlaken. The next day,
head to the 11,333-foot saddle
of Jungfraujoch for a reception
among the whimsical carvings in
the Ice Palace. This 11-day Swiss
immersion also takes in Bern en
route to your final destination
of Lucerne. You'll make a few
excursions to neighboring Italy,
including a visit to lovely Stresa
on Lake Maggiore.
Snow to Sand
Clockwise from top:
Leaves changing, Saint
Moritz; family posing in
front of the Matterhorn;
hitting the slopes, Zermatt.
Switzerland and South Africa
never looked so good together.
This family-friendly, yet
adventurous journey starts in
Zermatt, where more than 200
miles of groomed trails comprise
the highest ski resort in Europe,
and top-notch instructors and
guides are available for skiing,
snowboarding or climbing the
Matterhorn. Five nights in the
Mont Cervin Palace Zermatt
(where kids will love the pool and
ice rink) offer the best of winter
fun before you fly to the bottom
of the world for eight days in
South Africa. Three days of safari
adventures await, including a visit
to the Ian Player Rhino Awareness
Centre, followed by three nights
in Cape Town and two in
Franschhoek. Sandboarding, quad
biking and, for the brave, sharkcage diving are all on the menu.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.