No matter what time of year, there are world-renowned events taking place in Switzerland and nearby, and we can give you access to any and all of them. From Art Basel, the ultimate expo of new contemporary artists, to the Montreux Jazz Festival, bringing the top jazz and rock musicians in the world to the shores of Lac Leman for over 40 years. Or for more classical music, the festivals in Lucerne, Verbier, and Zermatt bring in the best young performers and orchestras each summer. And to tie these events seamlessly into your bespoke itinerary in the Alps adds an unexpected element of culture and access to an already amazing trip.
For sports fans, the FIS World Cup ski races in Wengen are a must; the legendary Lauberhorn is the longest and most demanding downhill on the circuit, and a win cements your status as a hero for life. And the Omega European masters golf championships are held each year in Crans-Montana, one of Europe’s highest golf courses, with views from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. And premiere-league football or ice hockey matches are easily accessible. For 110 years, the Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva has showcased the newest car designs, and is one of the most important of the year.
For more local cultural events, the Christmas markets in Basel each year are a great way to kick off the festive season as well as find unique gifts. Fasnacht, or Carnivale takes on a different meaning in nearly every part of Switzerland, but is not to be missed wherever you are. And the Fête Nationale, Switzerland’s celebration of Independence and the formation of the Swiss Confederation in 1291, is a special celebration throughout the country, from mountain-top bonfires and fireworks to parades and brunches on local farms.
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