Christian Stan, at 30 Dec. 14, in News

To get 2015 off to a lively start, Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace is offering guests the rare chance to be whisked over Switzerland’s snow-capped Alps and picturesque Lake Geneva in a hot air balloon. The “Icarus Dream” package is available from January 24 through February 1, 2015.


Icarus Dream Package is offering guests the rare chance to be whisked over Switzerland’s snow-capped Alps.

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.

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The imposant lobby of Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel, Lausanne.



The Icarus Dream package also includes two nights accomodation and a bottle of champagne upon arrival.

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.


Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel is one of the best in Switzerland.

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.

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