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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
Much of JRR Tolkien's fascinating world was conceived in Switzerland. It's based on a formative trip the author made in 1911 at the age of 19. You can still find this world today in the Swiss Alps if you know where to look.
Following Tolkien's route, we embark on a journey where you'll explore Interlaken, the Jungfrau, the Eiger, Grimsel Pass, and the upper Rhone, before concluding in Zermatt at the base of the Matterhorn. We are guests at a new Tolkien museum and explore Tolkien's legendary landscapes on scenic trains such as the Glacier Express and the GoldenPass Line.
The magnificent snowcapped peaks of the Alps, the surging waterfalls and powerful glaciers are as likely to fire your imagination as they did Tolkien's.
Day 1 – Arrive Zurich
Day 2 – Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbach Falls, Mürren
Day 3 – Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg, Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald
Day 4 – Meiringen
Day 5 – Grimselpass to upper Rhone, Zermatt
Day 6 – Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Day 7 – Glacier Express
Day 8 – Greisinger Middle Earth Collection
Day 9 – Depart Zürich
$4,495 USD per person, double occupancy
$699 single supplement
Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit
20 August 2018 - 28 August 2018
23 August 2019 - 31 August 2019