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Come and view nature on a grand scale, in a country already well endowed with spectacular scenery and breathtaking alpine vistas, this Swiss Alps vacation contain some of Switzerland’s most dramatic and awe inspiring landscapes. English author Mary Shelly wrote: “The mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.” You will experience what Mary Shelly wrote about as you explore this awesome wonderland of towering mountains and peaks, deep green valleys painted with green rolling meadows and dotted with delicate alpine flowers.

View and sail on beautiful shimmering emerald lakes reflecting snow capped mountain peaks. See and feel roaring waterfalls that shake the earth and rattle your senses as they spill over cliffs and steep walls as they tumble down steep mountain sides. Breathe in the clear clean mountain air as you absorb the sight of three of the most famous mountains in Switzerland, the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau with their rugged cliffs and blue crystalline glaciers shining in the sun. Experience unique travel by Swiss rail, cog-rail, funiculars, and intermountain cable cars, for they are the only mode of travel to these wondrous sights. Stroll through picturesque hamlets and villages, cozy in their valleys or clinging to their mountain peaks; soak up the culture and experience traditional Swiss cuisine.

You may have been to Switzerland, but you will not have seen this Switzerland.  Spend 7 nights in the quaint alpine village of Wengen (1,000 people at 4,800 feet) surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains like the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. All this and more when you travel the back roads of Switzerland.

For over 37 years, your Vacation Manager, Chris McCool has led tours to 127 countries and all 50 states.  If you love to learn and laugh, take a tour with Chris.

Read our blog post “Swiss Sojourn.”

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SWISS ALPS GUIDED VACATION / TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unpack just twice: 6 nights in Wengen and 1 night in Zurich
  • Cog Rail Train to the Village of Wegen
  • Day trip to Interlaken lake steamer sightseeing cruise on lake Brienz
  • In Brienz visit the Jobin Wood Carving School or take a ride on the Rothorn Steam Train
  • Swiss Rail train ride to Lauterbrunnen
  • Cog-railway to Grindelwald
  • Ride the “First Flyer” Cable Car to “First” a peak above Grindelwald for sightseeing
  • Ride the Mannlichenbahn Cable Car to Wegen
  • Take a Postal Bus sightseeing excursion over the Grosse Scheidegg pass beneath hanging glaciers high in the Burnese Alps
  • Visit Merrigen to view Reichenbach Falls one of the high test cataracts in the Alps
  • Enjoy a Swiss Rail train ride along beautiful turquoise Lake Brienz
  • Cog-Rail excursion to Lauterbrunnen Valley called the valley of 72 water falls
  • View the roaring glacier fed Trummelbach Falls
  • Ride the Luftseilbahn Stechelberg cable car to the village of Murren
  • Enjoy free time in Murren or take the Luftseilbahn Murren Cable Car up to the summit of Schilthorn to visit the revolving restaurant “Piz Gloria” or ride the funicular up to Allmendhubel for the view.
  • Enjoy a moderate walk through alpine forests and meadows to view Lauterbrunnen Valley from Staubbachbankeli Overlook
  • Optional Matterhorn Day Trip
  • Berner Oberland Pass: travel card good for cog railroad, bus, cable car, gondola, train & ferry throughout the region,
  • PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person) PRICING LAND ONLY*
    Double from $2,999*
    Single from $3,609*
    Guaranteed Jungfrau View Room Upgrade $249 per person
    Matterhorn Option $85 per person
    Deposit $350 per person
    Travel Insurance Call for quote
    Vacation Pace Active Pace
    SAVE $125 Book by January 1st
    *Air is not included.  Call for pricing from Indianapolis and other departure cities.
    Cancellation policy: if travel insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are: 136 days and earlier: full refund. 135 – 76 days prior to final payment: $350 plus the cost of any non-refundable air tickets; 75 and less days prior to departure: no refund. A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date.
    Note: This tour involves high altitudes. Please check with your doctor if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.
    • Full meal & beverage service for international flight
    • Round trip airport transfers
    • Home Pick-up & Return Indy Metro Area (air  not included)
    • Various modes of transportation as listed in itinerary
    • Berner Oberland Pass: a travel card good for cog railroad, bus, cable car, train and ferry throughout the region
    • 7 nights accommodations with baggage handling (1 checked bag per person)
    • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)+ In-flight meals (IFM)
    • Attractions and sightseeing package as highlighted in itinerary, including entrance fees where applicable
    • All taxes and gratuities except tour manager and driver
    • Professional Tour Manager, Chris McCool
    • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
    • Guaranteed Departure (July 25-Aug 3)
    • Designed for the active minded traveler
  • Day 1: Fly to Zurich
    Depart for Zurich, Switzerland. (IFM)

    Day 2: Zurich / Lauterbrunnen / Wengen
    Arrive in Zurich, board our coach and travel through the Swiss landscape past sparkling lakes. Stop in the capital city, Bern, to see the Rose Gardens & Glockenspiel. Then, it’s up into the massive Swiss Alps. The scenery is increasingly spectacular as you arrive in Lauterbrunnen, with its towering cliffs. Then, travel by cog-rail up to the enchanting alpine village of Wengen for 7 nights (altitude 4,800′). Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (D)

    Day 3: Wengen / Interlaken / Lake Steamer Cruise
    Enjoy a day trip to Interlaken to shop for woolens, lace, and watches. Ride the vintage cog railway up to Schynige Platte for an incredible view (altitude 6,800′). Later, cruise across Lake Brienz to visit the Wood Carving School. Later, board Swiss Rail back to Lauterbrunnen, then cog rail up to Wengen. Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B, D)

    Day 4: Wengen / Jungfraujoch Option / Grindelwald
    Free morning or optional rail up to the Jungfraujoch Mountain at 11,133 feet (optional at approx $85 pp due to high altitude). This afternoon, we will all go via cog railway to Grindelwald for shopping. Continue on to “First Summit” via Europe’s longest cable car (altitude 7,600′). Then, return to Wengen via the Männlichenbahn cable car. Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B, D)

    Day 5: Wengen / Schwarzwald / Reichenbach Falls
    Ride the Cable Car & gondola over to Grindelwald to board a PTT bus for an excursion over the Grosse Scheidegg to Schwarzwaldalp. Stop at the upper Reichenbach Falls (of Sherlock Holmes & Professor Moriarty fame). Walk down thru the falls or ride the bus to Merrigan. Then, ride the Swiss Rail along Lake Brienz and back to Wengen. Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B, D)

    Day 6: Wengen / Lauterbrunnen Valley / Trummelbach Falls / Murren / Schilthorn Summit Option
    Board the cograil for an excursion to the glacier-carved Lauterbrunnen Valley. Board a PTT bus to Trummelbach Falls. Go inside the mountain and see how the falls have carved incredible caves. Next, take the cable car to Gimmelwald, then to Murren for free time. Ride the funicular up to Allmendhubel (altitude 6,200′) for the view, or take the $50 pp optional Schilthorn cable car up to Piz Gloria (9700’), setting for the 1969 James Bond movie.  Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B, D)

    Day 7: Wengen / Free Time / Matterhorn Option
    Enjoy free time in Wengen to shop, hike, or explore with your Travel Pass. OR join our optional day trip to the Matterhorn. Travel by train over, under, and thru the Alps to the ski resort of Zermatt. Free time here or if the weather is good, ride the optional train up Gornergrat Mtn (10,300’) for an exceptional 360º view. Return after a long but very rewarding day. Reserve this option at booking – $85/person.  Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B, D)

    Day 8: Rothorn Train / Free Time
    Enjoy a trip down to the historic Rothorn steam train for a ride up the mountain for a spectacular view of the lakes (or similar excursion). For the July departure, this will be Swiss National “Confederation” Day, the 728th birthday of Switzerland. Enjoy local street parties, parades, food stalls, folk music & dancing, alpine horn blowing, fireworks & bonfires. Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn (B)

    Day 9: Lucerne / Zurich
    Descend on the now familiar cog-rail train. Board your private motorcoach and motor to Lucerne. See the Lion’s Monument and Chapel Bridge. Continue to Zurich for the night and your Farewell Dinner. Dorint Hotel, Zurich (B, D)

    Day 10: Zurich / Fly Home
    Transfer to the Zurich airport and fly home. (B, IFM)

    Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.

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    Swiss Alpine Villages Guided Vacation

    © 2013 Interlude Tours

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    © 2013 Interlude Tours

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    Image Courtesy © Switzerland Tourism_STswiss-image.ch-Christof Soneregger

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