Epic Europe


Vevey - Lavaux

The Grand Hotel du Lac, a stunning example of where the past meets the present. This historic Art Nouveau building was designed by Swiss architect Ernest Burnat, and recently renovated with interiors from renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. A Relais & Château property located on the shores on Lac Leman in the beautiful city of Vevey. The grounds invite summer guests to linger in the garden, outdoor pool and for long lunches or dinner on the sun terrace of Restaurant La Véranda.


Fully refurbished in 2006 under the direction of Pierre-Yves Rochon, known for his ability to mix classical and contemporary styles, and capturing the true spirit of individual properties. Many nostalgic gems have been preserved, including the ballroom, in the Viennese Art Nouveau style. The 50 rooms and suites offer views of the lake or surrounding mountains, and are finished in soft pastel tones of blue or yellow, accented by ample sunshine through the large windows. The locals in the Lavaux claim they have 3 suns, due to the reflection off the lake and steep south facing hillsides.


FOOD & DRINK: Gourmet cuisine in "Les Saisons" from 1 Michelin-starred chef Thomas Neeser. The cuisine gives pride of place to fresh produce, featuring fish from the lake, and inspiration from the Vaudois terroir and great classics of French haute cuisine.


"La Véranda", casual dining on the terrace overlooking the harbor, Lake Geneva and the majestic Swiss and French Alps.


The Oriental Tearoom, a decadent room in deepest midnight blue, filled with ornately tiled tables, hookahs and Persian accents.


SPA & WELLNESS: Bellefontaine Health & Wellness Center facilities include an outdoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, massage & treatment rooms and relaxation area.


LOCATION: Nestled in the heart of Montreux Riviera and the Lavaux wine region (a UNESCO World heritage site), Vevey is the birth place of milk chocolate and was home to Charlie Chaplin. The Grand Hotel du Lac is located on the shore of Lake Geneva.




  • Luxury 5* Lavaux UNESCO hotel
  • Exclusive anti-aging treatments from Swiss skin care line 2 Bellefontaine: “Always Young” Body Treatment & the 7 days cure Anti-Aging and revitalization program
  • Interiors from renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon of Georges V – Paris fame
  • The original Art Nouveau hotel is a historic listed building
  • Sunday Brunch on the Terrace of La Véranda, from June – September
  • Relais & Chateau member
Grand Hôtel du Lac 5*


Destination: montreux-lavaux
Experience options in: Montreux-Lavaux


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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


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