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Walking in the Engadine - St. Moritz Valley; Train journey on the famous Glacier Express; Hikes at the foot of the Matterhorn; Jungfrau Region, the Bernese Alps and the base of Eiger, the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world; Exploring medieval Bern and Zurich Old Towns and scenic Interlaken and Lucerne
All accommodation and transport, two meals daily (hotels & local restaurants). You will purchase your lunches from refuges, villages, or in small cafes. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver/s, restaurant staff, porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, one meal a day (usually lunch), drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, packing and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in early summer when temperatures are warm, though rain, mist, showers can still occur any time. Summer's long daylight hours maximize exploration; our fall date will feature cooler temperatures but less chance of rain.
Transport and Travel Conditions
We will use several forms of transport on this trip - from private bus, local bus, cable car, and various trains.
All trip members should have good hiking experience, but there is no technical climbing experience necessary. Most hiking is at altitudes between 1800 and 2500m (6,000 and 8,000 ft). Our day hikes return to our hotel at the end of the day; there is no need to carry / transport our large luggage.
Day hikes range from one to four hours. All participants must be in good physical condition. All participants must submit a medical questionnaire signed by their doctor.
Well-located mid-range, 3-star hotels / inns throughout. Hotels are modern and comfortable; single rooms may be smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Local Swiss Tour Leader, driver/s.
10-16 plus Tour Leader
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