The harmonious sounds of the mountains will enchant you while the vast collection of contemporary and historical art will captivate. Your tour will be custom tailored to immerse you in the artistic world of Zurich and Lucerne as you absorb the majestic operatic works of Wagner and the balance of light and dark from Klee’s paintings. Zurich will balance the splendor of the past and present while Lucerne preserves its history by highlighting its roots around the charming cobbled streets. From Chagall...
Zurich – Arrive in Switzerland’s Largest City for an Introductory Tour
Zurich is a work of art in and of itself, able to balance its historical district with the more contemporary neighborhoods while preserving its heritage in the fast-paced, globalized world. The streets sing with a fine mixture of musical notes that emanate from the movement of its occupants and the hum of the electric trams that move up and down the streets. The famous Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the train station to the edges of Lake Zurich, spanning nearly 4,000 feet. Fountains trickle with graceful water as trees shade the walkway while distinguished buildings add an artistic allure to the view.
Boutique shops boast creative displays in the windows to use their space along the pedestrianized street to showcase new designs and glistening jewelry. Before your tour begins, your private transfer will meet you at the Zurich airport and escort you into the heart of the city for an introductory tour. Explore the beauty of the Bahnhofstrasse and then venture into the underground display of watches and clocks in the basement of Bahnhofstrasse 31, known as the Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich. The exhibit showcases the artistry of clocks and watches throughout time, including a selection of wooden wheels, Nuremberg pendulums, and water clocks. It is the perfect introduction to an art form that has been mastered by the Swiss as the clocks all begin to chime as the day goes by.
Zurich – Explore the Architectural Splendor of Old Town on a Private Tour
Zurich – Discover the Past and Present of Swiss Art on a Full Day Tour
Zurich – Indulge in Zurich’s Music with a Guided Opera and Theater Tour
Lucerne – Transfer to Lucerne for an Outstanding Guided Tour of Old Town
Lucerne – Visit the Rosengart Collection and the Hidden Gems of Swiss Art
Lucerne – Relish History and a Piano Concert at the Wagner Museum
Lucerne – Depart for Home
- Take in a private concert dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner inside the celebrated composer’s former Swiss residence
- Discover the spectacular artworks of the past and present during a private guided tour of Zurich’s coveted art museums, the home to classical masters and inspiring modern artists alike
- Meet with notable composers, actors, and singers on a private tour focused on the art of theater and opera, including an exploration of Zurich’s opera house
- Experience the beauty of the surrounding architecture as you stroll along the cobblestone streets and brightly painted facades of Lucerne’s historical Old Town
- Spend time with the art of Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee at the magnificent Rosengart Museum, as collected personally by the museum’s founder
- Stroll beneath the 17th-century paintings that demonstrate the mythology of Lucerne alongside Biblical history along the rafters of the wooden bridges
- See the masterful array of the window displays along Zurich’s famous Bahnhofstrasse
Art is subjective and speaks to us all through sound, aroma and visual aesthetics. Your 8-day tour of Switzerland will bring you on an unforgettable journey through the artistic life and style of Zurich and Lucerne. From the medieval architecture of contemporary theater to master painters and wrought iron statues, you will discover the works that speak to and inspire you from Switzerland’s diverse collection of celebrated art. Your exploration will begin with your arrival in Zurich as your private transfer will escort you from the airport to the heart of the city with a private introductory tour of Zurich’s shopping street.
Learn to view the city through a view that is shaped by the skyline and accentuated by the window displays. Wake the next morning, and your guide will lead you through the cobbled streets of the old town to view stained glass grandeur and the preserved medieval structures that will appeal to your sense of history and artistic vision. The next day, you will travel through a collection of museums in and outside of Zurich on a private tour and meet with curators and artists alike. Tour the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Museum of Art before visiting the villages of Winterthur and Schaffhausen.
Listen to the music of Zurich the following day with a guided tour of the best musical venues and theaters found around the city. Meet with actors, singers, and composers before indulging in a private viewing of a practice show, and then relish a private moment in Zurich’s opera house as you listen to your voice bouncing off of the walls of the auditorium.
Transfer next to Lucerne to explore the artistic structures of Old Town, along with the paintings adorning the wooden bridges. Enjoy the hidden charms of Lucerne the next day as you wander through the Rosengart Museum to find paintings, notes, and drawings by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso. The next day, indulge in the music of Wagner at his former residence along the shores of Lake Lucerne and then explore the museum exhibits before listening to a private concert of the works the famous composer completed while living at Tribschen. Conclude as your private transfer escorts you to the Zurich airport for your flight home.
$3,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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