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Hikes and Walks in Scenic Lucerne, Gruyères, Zermatt, and the Jungfrau

Discover the scenic splendor of the Alps in its most picturesque corners: Zermatt, Gruyères, and the Jungfrau. Zermatt lies at the base of the Matterhorn, the most recognizable peak in the world. Gruyères is synonymous with superb cheese, and it's also the birthplace of Swiss chocolate. The Jungfrau region, with the highest concentration of glaciers in the Alps, is dominated by the North Face of the Eiger, one of the most spectacular and formidable mountain landscapes on earth.

Unexpected Highlights in Charming Alpine Settings

Explore underground waterfalls, takes trams and gondolas to high alpine lakes, cross glacier gorges on heart pounding (but very safe) footbridges, and visit the undiscovered places most tourists never see. You'll participate in traditional cheesemaking, alpine farming, and learn the art of making fine chocolate. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and cuisine of both German and French-speaking Switzerland.

Enjoy the Alps in Comfort

We've thought of every detail to make this a perfect trip. You'll stay in charming local inns, dine on scrumptious meals, and enjoy the services of an expert guide throughout.

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Zurich to Lucerne

Day 2 – Lucerne to Grindelwald

Day 3 – Grindelwald --Jungfraujoch and the Eiger

Day 4 – Grindelwald and on to Gruyères

Day 5 – Maison Cailler Chocolatier and Gruyères Castle

Day 6 – Gruyères , Vevey - Chaplin World, and on to Zermatt

Day 7 – Zermatt and the Matterhorn

Day 8 – Zermatt, Bern, Zürich

Day 9 – Zurich departure

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Tour Price

$4,295 USD per person, double occupancy from Zurich or Geneva

$599 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

10 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Make artisan alpine cheese over a crackling open fire followed by hearty farm breakfast
  • Ascend to a summit above Zermatt aboard a cogwheel train for breathtaking views of the Gorner Glacier and the legendary Matterhorn.
  • Recapture life in Medieval Europe as you stay on the hilltop walled village of Gruyere to explore its castle and cobblestone streets.  
  • Ascend snowy Jungfrau by cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station and overlooking the Alps’ longest glacier.

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