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James Bond’s Washroom Claims Toilet Tourism Award

 James Bond’s Washroom Claims Toilet Tourism Award By Justine Tyerman A male voice greets me in the ladies’ bathrooms in the Piz Gloria restaurant at the summit of Mount Schilthorn, Switzerland: “Tonight, my place – just the two of us.” I swivel round to find myself in the company of none other than James Bond, Mister 007 himself. The chaps are in for a surprise in the men’s rooms, too: Diana Rigg appears while they are washing their hands. No wonder the loos are so popular! So what’s James and company doing in the bathrooms at the top of a Swiss mountain? Mount Schilthorn was...

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New Luxury Bürgenstock Ferry Sails on Lake Lucerne

 New Luxury Bürgenstock Ferry Sails on Lake Lucerne By Justine Tyerman A gleaming white futuristic vessel is plying the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort’s magnificent new $6 million, state-of-the-art, luxury catamaran, commissioned on May 26, was designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co from Bremerhaven, one of the world’s most respected yacht designers. The 37-meter all-aluminium hybrid vessel operates on both electricity and diesel and carries 300 passengers on two decks. The service runs hourly, year-round, from 7am until midnight and takes...

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Ride the Alps

 The Road Less Travelled – Biking in the Swiss Alps From May to September 2018, Switzerland is allowing cyclists the chance to ride the Swiss Alps… without traffic. Cycling tours and holidays are a fast growing segment of the Swiss travel industry, and to recognize this fact, the country is providing cyclists with exclusive access to and through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery with its ‘Ride the Alps‘ program. To learn more about this exciting ‘Ride the Alps’ offering, be sure to also read Contributor Justine Tyerman’s article on LuxurySwitzerland. STAY...

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Free Travel and Foodie Tours in Basel

 Basel Offers Free Travel and Tours for Foodies Justine Tyerman Basel is a graceful city dissected by the beautiful Rhine River which exerts a peaceful, tranquil influence on the compact metropolis of 200,000 people, the country’s third most populous city. And it’s an even more enticing destination to visit thanks to the inclusion of free travel and foodie tours in Basel. The city, in the north-west corner of Switzerland, is known as the art and culture capital of the nation. There are 40 museums within 37 square kilometres, making it an absolute paradise for art aficionados...