Testimonials

What a fantastic adventure! It will be an experience I'll remember and cherish the rest of my life.

R.O. - Florida

What a trip we had! Alpenwild did such a great job making it happen with style! You were especially considerate of our slower pace and we appreciated that.

C.M. - Washington

I've told several people that I would not change how we did things, and how happy I was with Alpenwild's service. This was the sort of once-in-a-lifetime vacation that we will always remember!

C.H. - Washington

What a perfectly marvelous trip: A great workout every day, the luxury of no responsibilities, good company, and amazing landscapes

C.H. - Washington

Thanks for a wonderful time in Switzerland. We had the time of our lives. We'll definitely be back as we both fell in love with the Alps.

K.W. - Utah

Switzerland is exquisite heaven for cross country skiers. Your recommendations and planning were perfect.

R.T. - Illinois

The Hotel Castle in the Goms Valley was perfect. Peter and his staff treated us like family.

D.M. - Maryland

The Jungfrau was truly amazing the accommodations were great and so was the hiking. It was an experience I will never forget.

P.F. - Nevada

We love reminiscing about the great experience that we had. We hope to return soon with friends and family.

R.T. - Wisconsin

Thanks for your professionalism and expertise in the Alpstein. All was great. High satisfaction in working and traveling with Alpenwild.

B.L. - Colorado

Please accept our gratitude for the amazing Alpine experience. You really put together a fantastic trip for us, and we know that this trip will remain an enduring memory.

J.M. - California

If you've always wanted to follow in Tolkien's footsteps through the Alps...you're in luck. We traveled in very comfortable conditions. I think anyone in reasonably fit condition would be capable of keeping up.

K.T. - Winconsin

And though I oft have passed them by, A day will come at last when I, Shall take the hidden paths that run, West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Scenic Alps by Rail was a great trip. It exceeded our wildest expectations. The attention to details was fabulous. We would take the trip again in a heart beat. The value for the money was outstanding. My favorite was the Hotel La Ginabelle, I thought I died and went to heaven.

C.H. - Indiana

Every day offered surprises and sights better than the day before. I loved every moment. There is so much to look back on and cherish!

R.B. - Vancouver, BC

It was a trip of a lifetime—So much more than I expected.

J.P. - Ohio

People won't believe what we are seeing and experiencing. We really saw the best of Swtizerland and the Alps during the Chirstmas holiday season.

G.S. - Ontario, Canada

What an absolutely wonderful trip literally, one I'll remember as long as I live. It was a sensational week!

B.O. - Florida

What a great week! I know I may be sounding hyperbolic but we felt this was our best cross country ski trip and we've been to most of the premier locations in the US and Canada.

N.T. - Massachusetts

What a great trip. The weather was perfect. The skiing was amazing, and we fell in love with the Engadine.

D.N. - Massachusetts

What an absolutely perfect XC vacation. Everything about the Engadine was wonderful.

R.L. - Vermont

What a wonderful time we had in the Goms Valley.Thanks again for such adept arrangements!

C.H. - New York

The Jungfrau Region is without a doubt the most beautiful place I have ever been. The wonderful hotels and delicious food was just the icing on the cake.

E.G - Vermont

Who would have guessed that a little village like Gruyeres could have so much charm and so much to see, do, and enjoy.

P.N. - Wisconsin

The Glacier Express was an absolute highlight. The perfect way to conclude our tour in Switzerland.

L.L. - Arizona

Spring was the ideal time to ride the Glacier Express—Lots of snow in the mountains and everything sparkles.

T.Y. - Indiana

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Thanks for a great trip in the Oberland. The scenery can’t be beat. I look forward to future trips with Alpenwild.

T.G. - California

What a perfectly marvelous trip: A great workout every day, the luxury of no responsibilities, good company, and amazing landscapes.

C.H. – Washington

Thank you so much for guiding me not only on my 1st hike, but through the beautiful Dolomites. As a travel agent I greatly appreciated your choice of hotels, restaurants, mountain huts, etc., that have all been excellent and so memorable!

L. S. - New York

The Jungfrau was fantastic. I really appreciated your flexibility in adjusting the hikes and activities to fit the weather and circumstances.

E.P. - California

Thanks to you and the other guides who made our Switzerland trip a truly memorable vacation. You showed us things, I know I would have missed, had I gone on my own rather than with Alpenwild. Your knowledge of the area truly made our trip a success. I've already referred others to you based on the fantastic job you did with our group.

E.P. - California

What a trip we had! Alpenwild did such a great job making it happen with style! You were especially considerate of our slower pace and we appreciated that.

C.M. - Washington

What a fantastic adventure! It will be an experience I’ll remember and cherish the rest of my life.

R.O. - Florida

Please accept our gratitude for the amazing Alpine experience. You really put together a fantastic trip for us, and we know that this trip will remain an enduring memory.

J.M. - California

Thank you for a wonderful trip that we will remember for a lifetime! Boulder fields, ladders, snow, ice, rocks, huts, cows, cheese, chocolate—this trip had it all. I can now check off a major milestone on my bucket list and I can REST! Thank you!

L. & K. M. - Colorado

This is one heck of a trip! Everything was perfectly planned. We’ve wanted to do this all of our lives, and now that we’re here, I can’t believe we waited this long.

J.M. - Washington

We are still looking at all of our photographs with a sort of awe that we were really there—and already talking about wanting to go back.

K.K. - California

I've been to Switzerland many times previously, but have never experienced the amazing behind-the-scenes and exclusive experiences I enjoyed on this trip. Really and exceptional experience

C.W - California

The chocolates we experienced at the chocolaterie in Vevey were amazing—Purely inspired flavor creations and the finest I've ever had.

G.E. - Utah

What an amazing tradition. Making mountain cheese over an open fire was unforgettable

D.E. - New York

Making our dinner in a 200-year-old farmhouse, pulling vegetables right out of the dirt, and working with traditional tools over an open fire was a real eye-opener—and a lot of fun.

S.S. - Washington

Such a great trip—thanks to your knowledge, patience, and enthusiasm

C.H - Minnesota

Thank you for such an unbelievable trip. I dreamed of Switzerland exactly how I saw it with you.

R.T. - California

My favorite memories are the Faulhorn hike and meringues with double creme in Gruyeres.

R.T. - California

We don't have words to express our appreciation and awe for the experiences and memories you created for us.

R.H. - Utah

We had a fantastic vacation and learning experience in Switzerland, thanks in most part to our guide. We appreciated her motivation, patience, and introduction to excellent Swiss food.

S.C. - Michigan

Thank you so much for everything you've done to make our Swiss vacation memorable. Your organization and enthusiasm truly added to our enjoyment.

S.S. - Texas

When I look back over all our pictures, I can't believe how much we've done.

S.S. - Texas

What a week! Very challenging yet plenty of down time. The scenery is so amazing. The hikes were not too steep but the mileage per day let us know we worked out. Hotels and restaurants were top flight. All in all it met my expectations and more.

L.L. - Minnesota

We had a great time. Thanks for pulling out interesting hikes each day!

M.F. - Wisconsin

Awesome hikes, great views. Our guide was highly skilled and kept us from thunder, lightning, and rain. Highly recommended and I will be back.

L.B. - California

My wife had two sayings after our backpacking trips: 1. Well, Jim tried to kill me again, and 2. Well, Jim took it 15 minutes past fun. You did neither and thanks for the wonderful times.

J.L. - Minnesota

Thanks for helping me extend my hiking career for another great set of hikes. I enjoyed it all greatly.

B.F. - Florida

What a week! Very challenging yet enough free time. The scenery is so amazing. The hikes were not too steep but the mileage per day let us know we worked out. Hotels and restaurants were top flight. All in all it met my expectations and more.

L. L. - Minnesota

We had a great time. Thanks for pulling out interesting hikes each day!

M. F. - Wisconsin

Awesome hikes, great views. The guide is highly skilled and kept us from thunder, lightning and rain. Highly recommended and I will be back.

L. B. - California

Thanks for helping me extend my hiking career for another great set of hikes. I enjoyed it all greatly.

B. F. - Florida

We'll never forget the natural wonders, hikes, meals, and rich conversation. I can only hope we have such a wonderful experience again.

H.H. - Utah

Our Mt. Pilatus experience was extraordinary. We set out on our own to the Tomlishorn summit rising from the shoulders of Mt. Pilatus. We had the mountain to ourselves.

H.H. - Utah

We wanted to take our family for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to an unforgettable location, and this trip more than fulfilled our expectations.

G.C. - Utah

The itinerary was awesome. One of our family members described it to his friends as "epic."

G.C. - Utah

We loved that everything was so well arranged, yet flexible to fit our group, our interests, and the weather conditions

R. C. - Utah

The hotel accommodations were great. We especially enjoyed the traditional European atmosphere and charm

G.C. - Utah

Our guides were more than wonderful. They gave us a general itinerary each day with options so we could do what fit us.

G.C. - Utah

Our guides assessed our abilities and were so thoughtful in all that they encouraged us to do. By the end of the trip, we considered them friends.

G.C. - Utah

From beginning to end, we were impressed with the knowledge of the entire Alpenwild team. The entire operation is first class. We would definitely recommend Switzerland and Alpenwild to anyone.

G.C. - Utah

Ella is a most exceptional professional, and as result of her efforts and professionalism, she provided us a 5-star experience. We would trek with her again anywhere in the world.

R.C. - Virginia

I'm certainly missing Switzerland's wonderful cool air and water! The trip was just magical and we can't thank you enough for the fabulous tour of Switzerland.

V.M. - California

Thank you for all of your leg work organizing our self-guided itinerary. All the information you gave us was spot on and easy to follow. We had the most amazing time.

R.T. - Massachusetts

From the actual trip, planning, food, accommodations, and leadership provided by our guides, everything was excellent; including the helpfulness of your staff in the US.

T. H. - California

Your assistance in planning our 5 days before the tour and 6 days after was excellent. We had especially fabulous experiences at Eigeralp and the Hotel Gletschergarten.

T.H. - California

What really sets you guys apart—and we have been on a few other guided hiking tours—was that we had a feeling that we were a part of Alpenwild rather than just a hike. Both of our guides conveyed the organizational commitment that Alpenwild has towards its guests.

T. H. - California

An awesome train trip throughout Switzerland with our outstanding guide, Rene. We call it our "WOW" vacation, since every day was a "wow" day with such amazing villages, mountain scenery and sights.

N.Z. - Washington

The trip was fast paced but we were able to really experience so many beautiful sights, and also take several very fun hikes on the mountain tops.

D.T. - Florida

Our guide Rene's knowledge of Switzerland and his scheduling and organizational skills were perfect. It was truly a stress-free memorable trip. We would love to do it all over again!

A.H - California

There were choices at each village or stop along the way—mountain walks, shopping, or sight-seeing. Rene, our guide, knows the locals and made great suggestions to make the most of each day.

A. L. - New Mexico

It was the best vacation we've ever had. Flawless and fun. The highlight was the 8-hour Glacier Express train ride across such a beautiful country.

N. B. - Texas

What surprised me the most was all the waterfalls. The entire trip was amazing. On a 5-star scale, I give Alpenwild a 6!

D.J. - Washington

The trip was amazing, but our guide Elain made it even more so! On a 5-star rating scale, I give you a 6!

D.J. - Washington

This trip connected us with people who were passionate about what they do. For me, that made the trip.

K. K. - California

Alpenwild does such an outstanding job designing itineraries and then executing the arrangements flawlessly. Everything was thought out from the train tickets to the accommodations to the meals, even our hotel on the back end in Zurich.

T.L. - Washiington

Our guide's leadership, trail expertise, and ability to "read" the group and adjust was just amazing. I really appreciate how they were able to accommodate the different skill and endurance levels in our group so that each of us were able to truly enjoy our trip.

T.L. - Washiington

We so much appreciated your warmth, attention to detail, and the good care you took of all of us. It felt like we were all one big happy family on vacation in the most beautiful place on earth!

P.E. - Oregon

I have nothing but kudos to you and Alpenwild for a superb trip. We did very well self-guiding and had a terrific time.

L.J. - New Hampshire

The accommodations were excellent and the food was amazing at each destination, a welcome relief at the end of some strenuous days on the trail. I would highly recommend Alpenwild's services and the Haute Route to anyone seeking a wonderful active vacation.

W.P. - Washington

The route you planned was breathtakingly beautiful with a lot of variety. The accommodations were all excellent and the luggage transfers worked without a hitch.

M.D., Alberta

What a great trip. It exceeded our wildest expectations. The attention to details was fabulous. We would take the trip again in a heart beat.

C.H., Ohio

The lodging you booked us into was fantastic. Every place was unique and charming. The people were all wonderful and the rooms always seemed to have such gorgeous views.

B.H., Hawaii

I thank you so much for your creativity in putting together a dynamite itinerary. I only wish it had been a tad longer. I enjoyed the chocolate, croissants, and tasty meringues. Thanks to Alpenwild Swiss Travel specialists.

D.P. - Manitoba

What an eye-opener! I used to think I knew what fine chocolate was all about. But when I tasted artisan chocolate in Switzerland I was in heaven. Fresh and vibrant—it’s like nothing I’ve ever tried before. Thank you Alpenwild for introducing me to a new passion.

C.W. - Utah

I have always loved chocolate, so I knew this trip was for me. What stood out was visiting the small chocolate boutiques to taste their signature pieces. The fillings were so creative and the chocolate sublime. Meeting the individual chocolatiers added so much to the experience. There was just the right balance of food, history, scenery, culture, and chocolate. This trip is a chocolate lover’s dream.

G.E. - California

There is something truly magical about Ticino—such an amazing blend of Swiss and Italian. I’m so glad that I got to take this cooking tour and taste all the delicious food of the region and meet the people who make it. The lakeside workshop at the grotto on how to make risotto was amazing and delicious. And the desserts were unbelievable.

E.W. - California

Castles, chocolate, waterfalls, mountain tops, and vineyards. Every day of this trip held super-wow moments. Even though it was a food tour, it was so much more than just food. It was meeting all the delightful locals who make you feel so welcome. Alpenwild does it right.

G.E. - South Carolina

Thank you for making it all so easy for us and putting together a fantastic itinerary, It was just what we were looking for!

M.D. -New York

The Italian Dolomites was the hiking destination of a lifetime. Alpenwild took care of all the details so I could enjoy my trip to the fullest.

T.M. -Missouri

I enjoyed every minute of my hiking vacation in the Dolomites. The meals, hiking directions, and accommodations provided by Alpenwild were all spectacular!

T.G. - Utah

We booked a self-guided hiking trip in Switzerland with Alpenwild and loved every minute of it. They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with, paying attention to what we wanted to do and what level of hiking we were looking for. Different options were offered for hiking each day, with tips and advice that was always helpful. The hotels they booked for us were family-run and excellent. Everything unfolded smoothly with no surprises - a truly fabulous vacation.

C.R., Vancouver B.C.

Alpenwild organized a custom tour of the Haute Route for us and 12 of our friends from across the U.S. From the planning to the execution, the Alpenwild crew did a superlative job for a very reasonable cost. The Alpenwild staff saw to virtually every detail, including our travel to and from the guided portion of the trip. If you're thinking about a guided hiking trip in the Alps, you owe it to yourself to give these guys a call.

V.K., California

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to hike in the Alps, ever since I read Heidi as a girl. Thank you for helping make that dream come true so spectacularly. Your knowledge and attention were greatly appreciated .

C.C., California

We had a wonderful time with Alpenwild. All our adventures were amazing and your guidance and care were greatly appreciated.

N.G., California

We had a wonderful time with you. All our adventures were amazing and your guidance and care were greatly appreciated.

N.G., California

Thank you so much for a wonderful trek. You were so organized and professional. Hope to return again soon for another great trek .

B.G., Texas

What a marvelous trip. Thank you for making so many special arrangements to make this a dream come true for us.

J.D., Colorado

You made the experience comfortable and personal and we appreciate your extra effort to accommodate our wishes along the way.

B.C., Calgary