A Luxury Art Tour Through Basel, St. Moritz & Zurich

Explore Switzerland's best art and architecture on this curated luxury European art tour. From the cultural capital of Basel to the immersive sculpture hikes of St. Moritz, leave no creative stone unturned on this 9-day journey. Highlights include private tours of Fondation Beyeler, Vitra Campus, Tarasp Castle, Muzeum Susch, St. Gallen, and Kunsthaus.


  • Day 1 - 3: Basel
  • Day 4 - 6: St. Moritz
  • Day 7 - 9: Zurich

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Switzerland Private Art Tour
Fondation Beyeler | photo: Mark Niedermann **

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Your Switzerland private art tour first begins in Basel. Home to the international Art Basel art fair, Basel boasts a singular reputation as Switzerland's cultural capital. Indeed, it houses the highest concentration of museums in the country.

Over three days, explore Basel's Old Town and numerous museums with a private guide. Highlights include the Tinguely Museum and the Fondation Beyeler, one of the world's best 20th century fine art collections.

Additionally, enjoy a full day architecture tour around the Vitra Campus. This iconic design destination resides across the border in Germany. While here, explore the Vitra Home Collection at the VitraHaus, visit the Vitra Design Museum, and the production facilities, not accessible to the public. 

Your European art tour then continues in St. Moritz, a place where art and nature cohabitate.

Aside from the private art galleries in town, you can also find art around the Engadin countryside. The best example of this resides atop the Muottas Muragl summit, accessible via funicular. At the top, a panoramic hike will bring you past various artworks and sculptures dotted along the mountain.

Next, enjoy an exclusive visit and private guided tour of Tarasp castle, now owned by Swiss artist Not Vital. The castle houses a unique collection of antique, modern, and contemporary art. Revel in works by such masters as Rembrandt, Picasso, and Not Vital's own works.

Lastly, take a luxury art tour of Muzeum Susch, located among the remnants of a medieval monastery.

Ker & Downey recommends concluding this Switzerland private art tour in Zurich. Begin your exploration with a a tour of trendy Zurich West by electric tuk tuk. Then dive into the art of Switzerland's east with a day trip to St. Gallen. You will no doubt marvel at the city's Baroque abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Rococo Hall of the library.

You will also have time to visit Zurich's Textile Museum and Kunsthaus Museum, the country's largest museum of art. Run by Europe's oldest art association, Kunsthaus features works by Monet, Picasso, Munch, and Chagall among others.

Then on your last day, take a day trip to the capital city of Bern. After exploring the city with a private guide, visit the Paul Klee Center, located in an undulating building. Indeed, this striking architectural marvel houses the world’s largest collection of Paul Klee art.

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** Photo Copyright:
View of the Permanent Collection of the Fondation Beyeler, 2014
Paul Klee, Glüht nach, 1939; Ohne Titel (Gefangen/Diesseits-Jenseits/Figur), um 1940; Zeichen in Gelb, 1937; Schlamm-Assel-Fisch, 1940; Mumom sinkt trunken in den Sessel, 1940; Vor dem Blitz, 1923;
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Beyer Collection
photo: Mark Niedermann