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Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 30 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, takes you along as he rides on the iconic Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to Switzerland.


In my last post from this trip to Switzerland with Adventures Abroad, our group started our hiking portion of the itinerary with a bracing ramble in the Engadin Valley high above St. Moritz. Now it is time to enjoy one of the many exciting train trips that were one of the main attractions for signing on to this tour. None is more famous than the Glacier Express that runs between St. Moritz and Zermatt and in this post I'll do my best to explain why it is a trip that every train enthusiast should do once in a lifetime.

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Rangiroa - Black Pearl Paradise

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 22 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, is on the final leg of his French Polynesian adventure. His last port of call is Rangiroa - Black Pearl Paradise. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to French Polynesia.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad tour of French Polynesia, we made our final stop in the Marquesas Islands at the stunning Hanavave Bay (aka Bay of Virgins) on Fatu Hiva. The Aranui 5 then set sail for our final destination on this cruise before returning to Tahiti. After more than 24 hours at sea, we are now approaching Rangiroa, the second largest atoll on earth and a centre of the black pearl industry in French Polynesia. Please join us as we visit a pearl farm, relax on the beach and enjoy a great meal on shore.

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Engadin Valley - Hiking Above St. Moritz

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 15 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, puts his best foot forward and explores the Engadin Valley - Hiking Above St. Moritz. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to Switzerland.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad walking and hiking tour of Switzerland, we took the train to St. Moritz and enjoyed a walk around this fabled resort town. We later paid a visit to the famous Heidi Hut and walked back down into St. Moritz from it. In this post, we'll undertake our first serious hike as we walk from the top of the Muottas Muragl funicular to the Alp Langard restaurant for lunch and then take a chairlift down to Pontresina. Please join us for some alpine fun in the Engadin Valley.

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Fatu Hiva - Last Stop in the Marquesas

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 7 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, will stop into Fatu Hiva - Last Stop in the Marquesas - and will visit two fascinating locations - Omoa and Hanavave. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad tour of French Polynesia, we visited the sacred marae of I'lpona on the island of Hiva Oa. In this post, we will head for our final destination in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva where we will have two stops, first at Omoa and then at Hanavave. Those so inclined can attempt the ten mile (16 km) trail that connects the two villages. Please join us as Alison and I contemplate whether or not to undertake this rather daunting trek.

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St. Moritz - Home of Winter Sports

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 2 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, delves into an active leg of his tour as he visits St. Moritz - Home of Winter Sports. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to Switzerland.


In the last post on this Adventures Abroad Tour of Switzerland, we walked the old city of Zurich which got things off to a great start for everybody. In this post, we'll relocate from Zurich to the legendary winter sports playground of St. Moritz and find out why it is considered to be the place where winter vacations first began. Please join our group as we explore this intriguing and beautiful place.

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Puamau, I’lpona Marae & Tahuata

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 1 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, visits two islands on his French Polynesian tour, Hiva Oa, stopping in at Puamau, I’lpona Marae, and Tahuata. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad tour of French Polynesia, we arrived on the South Marquesas Island of Hiva Oa where we visited the graves of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel in the town of Atuona. In this post, we weigh anchor and cruise to the farther end of Hiva Oa and the village of Puamau outside of which is the most important archaeological site in the Marquesas, the marae of I'lpona. After that, we will cross the short distance to the island of Tahuata for a brief visit. Please join us.

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