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BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE - Lausanne, Switzerland
The endless quest for hotel perfection finishes here, at the luxe Beau-Rivage Palace which sits regally upon her throne of 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of crystalline Lake Geneva. The Belle Epoque buildings of this historical luxury hotel are perched beautifully on 10 acres of private gardens that command breathtaking views across the lake and dazzling Alps. 168 richly appointed, impossibly elegant rooms and suites await your arrival so they can begin spoiling you. For extra grand flair, we recommend the spectacular Luxury Executive suites, all creatively designed in unique style. Long serving as a retreat for some of the world’s most rich, royal and famous, the hotel is a stunning Swiss gem, and you need not be rich, royal, nor famous to indulge in their outstanding offerings.

The dining on property is perhaps just as awe-inspiring as the views, from the new gastronomic restaurant, “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” which proudly holds 2 Michelin stars, to the “Café Beau-Rivage” and the refined and stylish sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”.
Their signature Cinq Mondes Spa is truly a universe of relaxation unto itself, where guests are invited to discover the beauty rituals from the world over through an array of gorgeous body treatments, pools, fitness facilities, Japanese baths and Hammams. The Beau-Rivage Palace provides the impeccable service including also a special kids program to make each stay truly personalized and unforgettable. http://www.brp.ch/

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Book this signature package for 2 for 2 and get 2 nights in a lovely gardenview room at significant savings, bottle of champagne upon arrival, daily buffet breakfast, a gourmet 6-course gastronomic experience in their Michelin-starred restaurant, one 50-minute treatment at their Cinq Mondes Spa, free access to fitness center and a box of Swiss chocolates. Travel by 31 Aug 2010 for this incredible deal. For more information, please click HERE. And, as always, be sure & tell everyone The Explorateur sent you!

NB- we’ve spotted some VERY decent summer fares on Swiss and AA from various US gateways to Geneva...hurry & book now to take advantage of this amazing offer

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SIXT CAR RENTAL- SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA
Wow- are you in luck...Europe's become an even better value proposition since the last time we regaled you with a fab deal from our favorite car rental partner, SIXT. And, if you're considering Austria or Switzerland this summer, then you'll be traveling like a rock star in a smooth, sweet ride on the open road.

Get your Bond on and slide yourself behind the wheel of a BMW or Mercedes (including GPS just in case) with Europe's top car rental company, delivering the best in customer service, ubiquitous stations across the continent, major point-earning benefits with over 40 airlines plus a variety of hotels, and the largest fleet of luxury German-made vehicles the world over.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Serious savings in Switzerland, amaing savings in Austria this summer and fall. Book online at http://www.sixt.com/php/res/cdpublicgo?kdnr=9813259&pasw=usa&AGIA=5092677&ctyp=P and use program code CD 9813259, and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

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AIGLON DE MORZINE- by Erna Low Ski Holidays
Erna Low knew European skiing. In fact, she knew it so well that she parlayed her knowledge into a small escorted group tour in the 1930’s, and transformed that concept through the years into a global powerhouse of a company based on delivering superior, quality skiing experiences around the world. Winter is on its way out, but just in case you haven’t treated yourself to any skiing this season, here’s an opportunity to get that last bit of schussing in and lucky you, it just happens to be at one of the finest residences in the French Apls, the resort of Morzine.

The stunning Aiglon de Morzine is centrally located in the charming town of Morzine, an easy hour’s drive from Geneva. A complex of 12 prestigious apartments, complete with state of the art entertainment systems, panoramic views from patios and balconies, modern kitchens, wood burning stoves, and a cozy chic style that just screams ski holiday chic. And, best of all, it’s available at a great value if you can get away at the end of the month. Hope to see you on the slopes!
EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Ski over Easter and save over 20%! Book a 1-bedroom suite for 7 nights and 4 people can share in the apartment and the savings. Valid on arrivals 27 March 2010. For more information or to book, click HERE and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

**NB- For any travelers arriving from the UK, Erna Low Ski Holidays has special rates on round-trip Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPass upgrade. Click HERE for details

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BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE - Lausanne, Switzerland
The endless quest for hotel perfection ends here, at the luxe Beau-Rivage Palace which sits regally upon her throne of 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of crystalline Lake Geneva. The Belle Epoque buildings of this historical luxury hotel, member of a Leading Hotels of The World, command breathtaking views across the lake and dazzling Alps and features 168 richly appointed, impossibly elegant rooms and suites all waiting to spoil you. For extra grand flair, we recommend the spectacular Luxury Executive suites, all creatively designed in unique style. Long serving as a retreat for some of the world’s most rich, royal and famous, the hotel is a stunning Swiss gem.

The dining on property is perhaps just as awe-inspiring as the views, from the new gastronomic restaurant, “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” (which proudly holds 2 Michelin stars) to the “Café Beau-Rivage” and the refined and stylish sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”.
Their signature Cinq Mondes Spa is truly a universe of relaxation unto itself, where guests are invited to discover the beauty rituals from the world over through an array of gorgeous body treatments, pools, fitness facilities, Japanese baths and Hammams. The Beau-Rivage Palace provides the impeccable service including also a special kids program to make each stay truly personalized and unforgettable.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Special room rate of CHF 400 (off of the standard 520) per double room inclusive full buffet breakfast, glass of champagne upon arrival for travel now through 30 April 2010. Visit http://www.brp.ch/ for info on the hotel, and to book, please click HERE . And, as always, be sure & tell everyone The Explorateur sent you!

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GOLDENPASS LINE- Switzerland by rail
Emerald green grass dotted with yellow flowers, the strangely mystical bluish hues reflecting off of snowcapped peaks - this is how Switzerland is meant to be enjoyed and traveling by rail gives you a front row seat to the pure and completely natural. When next you're traveling through this charming land, we recommend GoldenPass Line, the best way to travel between Montreux to Lucerne, a railway system with routes so picturesque you'd think they were part of the original mountain passes themselves. Imagine, beginning the journey at the Riviera soaking up Mediterranean ambiance, rolling through tunnels, alpine forests, bubbling streams, quaint chalets, and fashionable mountain ski towns, in the comfort of a climate-controlled cocoon of comfort.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Book a passage on either the Golden Pass Panoramic or Golden Pass Classic train routes and save CHF 5 per person for travel through 31 Dec 2010. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.goldenpass.ch/montreuxzweisimmen/the_explorateur , or call +41 840 245 245 and be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!

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