Epic Europe



Set in its own park, the Baur au Lac Hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps – and yet is still only a few minutes’ walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s celebrated shopping high street. An establishment steeped in 170 years of tradition, the same family has owned Baur au Lac for six generations, welcoming the European high society, politicians, and artists. This still holds true today, especially during the summer months when the garden is filled with locals and tourists alike, enjoying a drink in the terrace.


Tradition has been preserved while updating to the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Rooms are individually decorated in different styles such as Art Deco, French Louis XVI, and English Regency, combined with contemporary features and the most exclusive French, Italian and English fabrics. All furniture and lighting features are custom-made in France, Belgium, England and Germany. Each item was hand-selected with an unfailing sense of style.


WELLNESS: Small fitness center on the rooftop level, overlooking the lake.


FOOD & DRINK: Pavillon Chef Laurent Eperon creates fresh, dynamic and contemporary cuisine. His style is a 21st century interpretation of classic haute cuisine. The Pavillon and Laurent Eperon have been awarded one Michelin-Star and 17 Gault Millau points. The elegant dining room designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon features vintage Lalique chandeliers and glass walls overlooking the surrounding gardens.


Rive Gauche, “fine casual dining” Mediterranean-inspired specialties served in the chic Rive Gauche Bar or in the summer outside on the terrace, a favorite of local and guests.


LOCATION: The Baur au Lac is set in a private park on the lake shore, easy walking distance to Zürich's historic sites, the Niederdorf (old town) and the exclusive shops on the Bahnhofstrasse.



  • Luxury 5 star hotel in Zürich city center
  • Located in its own private park on the Lake shore
  • Family owned and operated for 6 generations
  • Home to many illustrious guests over the years, royals, socialites, celebrities & artists
  • La Pavillon, 1 Michelin star, chef Laurent Eperon reinterprets classic haute cuisine
Baur au Lac 5*


Destination: zurich
Experience options in: Zurich


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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