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TRIP QUICK FACTS

2014 Tour Dates:
June 14-25
July 27-Aug 6
Aug 10-20

Tour Price: $4,485
Duration: 11 Days

Accommodations: 3 Star
Terrain: Moderate or easy routes

Meet/Depart: Zurich/Luzern


Highlights Include:

  • HIgh Pasturelands
  • Matterhorn & Towering Falls
  • Europe's Largest Glacier
  • French Wine Regions
  • Castle Chillon
  • Car-free Resort Wengen & Zermatt
  • Luzern & Mt. Rigi
  • Tour Bern-Swiss Capital

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Swiss Complete - Trip Overview
"A Cultural Extravaganza "
Cornelia Huber, Andiamo's Swiss co-founder, designed this tour with the help of her friends within the Swiss Department of Agriculture and the curator of a prominent Swiss museum. She blends this hiking tour with for one full and three half days of recreational cycling (or more hiking if preferred). Visit all four linguistic regions of Switzerland as each day offers several special cultural excursions and tours. Within a magical array of settings.

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Days 1-3: High Pasturelands & Panoramic Train Rides
Witness high-Alp farming life as echoing cow bells serenade you during a hike through fields of wild flowers. Then boat across stunning Lago Maggiore and take a panoramic train ride through the Swiss-Italian Alps.

Days 4-5: Crossing Europe's Largest Glacier
Strap on the cramp-ons for a memorable two days of hiking and an evening atop Aletsch glacier.

Days 6-8: Zermatt & French Lake Region
Bike down an isolated valley surrounded by glaciers, hike in that mountaineering Mecca, Zermatt; visit wine-making enclaves and tour Castle Chillon before biking or hiking through the vineyards of the medieval French lakeside villages.

Days 9-11: Making Cheese & Chateaux
Tour the fascinating capital of Switzerland, make Emmentaler cheese, then cycle through the secluded dairy hamlets. From the “Queen of the Mountains,” magnificent vistas usher us to Lake Luzern, site of Switzerland’s legendary origin.

Inclusions:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast, 7 dinners, 2 gourmet regional lunches
  • All tour transfers including meet and departure as specified
  • One Swiss and one American guide, both multi-lingual plus one certified, Swiss mountaineering expert guide for the two days on the glacier
  • Daily van support & transport of luggage
  • Guided hikes, bike rides and walks
  • Guided hike across Europe’s largest glacier (includes all equipment)
  • Entrance to the Rhein Gorge
  • Special Panoramic Scenic train through the Cento Valli
  • Entrance & tour of Chillon Castle
  • Tour of wine caves
  • Tour of how to make cheese and then make your own cheese
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tour of the Swiss Capital of Bern
  • All public transport mentioned in itinerary (boat to Ascona, panoramic train through Italian alps, cable car to Kuehboden, cable car up to Rigi, boat across lake Lucerne.)

Not included: Airfare, beverages, trip insurance (strongly recommended), personal items, guide tips.