Epic Europe


Bellevue Palace 5*, Bern

A jewel of Art Nouveau architecture, the Bellevue Palace is situated in the heart of Berne next to the Federal Parliament. Its location and history are as unique as it's panoramic "belle vue" of the Bernese Alps and River Aare. Built in 1912, the Bellevue Palace has hosted heads of states and dignitaries from around the world for nearly a century. Its guests have included royalty, history's most eminent international statesmen and leading figures from the world of sport and entertainment. Traditional style with all the modern comforts: that’s the Bellevue Palace's philosophy of hospitality. Perfectly balanced colours and fine furnishings make every room a haven of rest and relaxation.


First opened in 1865, it has served as a hotel, a belle epoque Grand Hotel, Military HQ during WW1, and now is owned by the Swiss Confederation, and operated by the Victoria Jungfrau Collection of historic Swiss Hotel renown. 


With 128 rooms, including 24 Suites and Jr. Suites, the hotel has been recently renovated and includes all modern amenities with a classic old-world flair. Ample banquet space for events and meetings round out the offer. 



Restaurant VUE: La cuisine “néo-artisanal“ is influenced by the brasseries of France, head Chef Gregor Zimmermann invites guests to savor his cuisine, focusing on fresh products and dedicated craftsmanship.


The Bellevue Bar has always been a meeting place for politicians and diplomats, and has featured in John le Carré's spy novels.


LOCATION: Located in the heart of Bern next to the Federal Parliament, and overlooking the Aare River.


  • Centrally located in the historic old town of Bern
  • 16-point GaultMillau restaurant “VUE
  • 128 rooms including 24 suites and junior suites
  • Rooftop terrace with views to the Eiger and Jungfrau
  • BELLEVUE Gym with sauna
Bellevue Palace 5*


Destination: bern
Experience options in: Bern


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. 

  • “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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


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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