Created around Switzerland’s 37th annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival, the “Icarus Dream” package proposed by Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel from Lausanne is ideal for guests looking for an adventure – or perhaps a romantic pre-Valentine’s Day getaway – along with a stay at one of Europe’s most renowned hotels.
The festival takes place in the charming town of Chateau-d’Oex, known for its picturesque scenery and decorated chalets, and blessed with a microclimate ideal for hot air ballooning. The entire “Icarus Dream” package includes: two nights’ accommodations, bottle of champagne upon arrival, full buffet breakfast or continental breakfast served in-room, hot air balloon ride over Chateau-d’Oex, followed by lunch at the festival. Also included a gift from festival sponsor, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, Parmigiani, access to the Cinq Mondes spa and fitness center and one public transportation card.
Priced from CHF 1890 (approx. US $1,970) including taxes, the package is based on double occupancy. Private transfer to the festival can be arranged by the hotel for an additional cost.