Nature-filled summer break in Zurich with Baur au Lac

Baur au Lac summer city break

Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich unveils a picnic boating experience, new city-break shopping offer and newly designed suites.

Zurich is a stylish, lesser-visited summer city break destination with a difference. Unlike many cities, Zurich feels close to nature with a sense of space and natural beauty thanks to its lakeside position on the sparkling Lake Zurich, plentiful green space, rivers and neighbouring Swiss mountains. Zurich is home to over 70 green spaces and parks with an abundance of water-based activities in the summer including paddleboarding and wild swimming, with water slides and water sports available at most public swimming spots. In the city, the trendy Zurich West district offers a unique and alternative leisure space and cultural hub not usually associated with Zurich, with railway viaducts being converted into indoor-outdoor restaurants, bars and shops.

Lake Zurich is famous for its beautiful sailing boats that can be admired from both the land and water. Whether you wish to learn to sail, or be skippered on a private sunset sailing tour, Lake Zurich has it all. Those looking to discover the lake on a stylish motorboat adventure can look forward to Baur au Lac’s vintage boat experience this summer, as detailed below. From the lidos at the lake to the historic public baths in the Limmat river, Zurich is an excellent alternative to a beach holiday with amazing freshwater quality and an abundance of experiences combined with all the perks of a city break. The late summer is the perfect time for swimming in one of Zurich’s iconic public pools, with warm water temperatures and beautiful backdrop views of the lake and the sunny Swiss Alps. In the evening, a number of Zurich’s public pools transform into trendy outdoor bars under the stars. More details on Zurich’s outdoor pools can be found here. Summer is also the best time for hiking around the lake, with the city being a fantastic base to explore further afield, hemmed in by two large hills: Uetliberg to the west and Züriberg to the east. Ride the Rigiblick funicular up to Züriberg or take the S10 up to Uetliberg from Zürich Hauptbahnhof for a peaceful excursion into nearby nature.

Baur au Lac boating

A Baur au Lac Boating Adventure

This summer, explore Lake Zurich with an idyllic boating adventure at Baur au Lac Hotel. Hop aboard a 20th Century vintage boat accompanied by your own private local captain for an exclusive ride along the picturesque shores of Lake Zurich. While aboard, enjoy a Baur au Lac picnic hamper filled with exquisite treats from the hotel and Baur au Lac Vins.

Price Package: Overnight stay incl. breakfast & 2-hour vintage boat trip on Lake Zurich with driver and Baur au Lac picnic basket for 2 persons from CHF 1,145 (approx. £895)

City-Break Swiss Shopping Exclusive Offer

Located just a stone’s throw away from Zurich’s world-renowned shopping mile, Bahnhofstrasse, the Baur au Lac hotel is the ideal rest point to ease your tired feet after a day of retail therapy shopping for the country’s finest artisanal products. Those looking for a scenic Swiss shopping weekend away can enjoy Baur au Lac’s new “Shop O’Clock” offer which shines a light on the city’s many local artisan businesses producing delicious local delicacies such as fine chocolate and cheese as well as high quality leather goods and jewelry:

  • One overnight stay in a Deluxe Double Room
  • A shopping voucher worth CHF 200, redeemable at all participating stores of the Association of Zurich specialty shops which includes Baur au Lac Vins, Omega, Bally and Confiserie Sprüngli, Lalique Suisse and Victorinox
  • A Champagne welcome amenity
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 4pm so you can shop ‘til you drop

Price starts from CHF 962.00 (approx. £750).

Baur au Lac Deluxe Double

Newly Redesigned Deluxe Suites

Baur au Lac is excited to unveil a complete refurbishment of all Deluxe Suites across the entire hotel. Every year, Baur au Lac renovates approximately 10% of its rooms and suites to ensure that all meet the latest guest requirements regarding technology, comfort and style. Inspired by recent interior trends in combination with Baur au Lac’s love of contemporary art and antique furniture, the new Deluxe Suites boast a fresh and luxurious style in each room. Baur au Lac has carefully added discreet touches of opulence, colour and detail into the design in complete harmony while maintaining a light and fresh tone to the rooms. For example, the white rock crystal coffee tables maintain a clean look and feel to compliment the rich burgundy and soft mauve of the lampshades which in turn accentuate the vibrant cushions on the shimmering, lightly-coloured sofas – the ideal spot to rest your legs after a hard day’s shopping along the Bahnhofstrasse! Baur au Lac’s aim is to surprise regular guests amid the familiarity of the luxurious residential feel that they know and love, and to inspire new arrivals with unexpected combinations of colours, fabrics and furnishings.

Outdoor Dining in Baur au Lac’s Lakeside Park

Baur au Lac Hotel is the perfect location to enjoy Zurich’s peaceful outdoor environment with its large private park located directly on Lake Zurich. Sit back and relax outdoors with refreshing cocktail or ice-cold champagne at the Baur au Lac Terrasse. Enjoy light and seasonal dishes, the finest pastry and scrumptious ice-cream sundaes while being surrounded by the harmonious greenery of Baur au Lac Park with spectacular lakeside views.

Baur au Lac has rooms available from CHF 695 (approx. £545) per night, based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Double room on a room-only basis. 

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