8-Nights Wild Switzerland: Peaks, Lakes & Glaciers
Discover Alpine Landscapes & Enchanting Villages on a Swiss Mountain Adventure
Matterhorn. Eiger. Jungfrau. Schilthorn. Switzerland’s mountains ring familiar for their storied encounters. With nearly 100 summits that measure above 13,000 feet, the Swiss Alps are the extravagant result of a collision between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. Their sheer peaks rise above twisted valleys where waterfalls pour from perennial glaciers. High-country snows feed terraced vineyards and pastoral foothills where every grazing cow wears a bell—and every dairy farmer makes a cheese more delicious than her neighbor’s. With the impacts of climate change evident in its receding glaciers, Switzerland is at the forefront of protecting its wild places and promoting sustainability. And while thrill-seekers have long flocked to Switzerland’s alpine heights, no climb is necessary for a true mountain adventure. Find your own pace in this country where valuing nature is a cherished civic duty.
8 nights from $8995 per person
Supplier: Natural Habitat Adventures
It is easy to see why Montreux, with its magnificent scenery reflected in the shimmering waters of placid Lake Geneva, has acquired the title 'The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera'. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the majestic Swiss and French Savoy Alps, the region is blessed with a particularly mild climate. Take a pleasant stroll along the banks of the lake where exotic flowers grow in proliferation and white swans glide gracefully past. Or enjoy a sumptuous meal of fresh lake fish and delicious local wine, in one of the many terrace restaurants overlooking the lake. Small secluded beaches and picturesque marinas with yachts and old steamboats afford a picture-perfect view of vineyards and quaint old stone-housed villages.
Friendly, welcoming Zermatt, with its grandiose panoramas of snow-capped peaks that include the legendary Matterhorn, boasts the longest winter season in Europe and the highest skiiing area. Horse-drawn carriages in summer and snow sleighs in winter add further ambience to Zermatt's quaint Walliser houses and the elegant, often world famous hotels.
The absence of cars has helped bestow an elite status on Zermatt. The picture perfect streets and snow-lined pathways are clean, pristine and romantic in atmosphere. In the summertime, walking and climbing enthusiasts can enjoy the unlimited scope of the magnificent mountains and glaciers, while skiing devotees enjoy the seemingly endless pistes in wonderful powder snow. Zermatt attracts tourists, not only for its fresh and clean mountain air, but also for its excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs; the tempting, exclusive shops and boutiques and the friendly hospitality of the local residents.
The snow-clad mountains of St. Moritz are loved by ski enthusiasts from all over the world. Outstanding accommodations and nightlife are just the trimmings for a winter playground of superlative quality. Oberengadin's mineral springs are also a major drawcard. St. Moritz is the most famous ski resort in the world: chic, elegant and grand with a very cosmopolitan ambience. It lies in a beautiful setting around the lake in the Engadin valley. The 'sparkling dry champagne climate of St. Moritz' is legendary: its famous sun shines 322 days of the year. The famous health springs have been in use since the Bronze Age and a modern spa complex complements their soothing properties. St. Moritz is the birthplace of winter tourism and modern winter sports in the Alps and is Switzerland's only Olympic host resort. It literally offers 'snow how' at its best: skiing - downhill and cross-country - the Cresta and Bob runs; horse races, polo and golf on the frozen lake, plus a consummate nightlife, gala events, shopping fashion shows and much more.
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- All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on final day
- Drinking water throughout the trip
- Services of NHA's professional Expedition Leaders and local guides
- Most gratuities
- Airport transfer on Day 1 and on the final day
- All entrance fees
- All taxes
- Explore Swiss National Park - Hike in search of native wildlife in the Alps' oldest national park, a strictly protected nature reserve home to ibex, chamois, bearded vultures and more
- Survey the Alps from Gornergrat - Ascend by cog railway to overnight on the 10,825' summit of Gorgergrat, with unobstructed views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa Massif and Gorner Glacier
- Travel First-Class on the Glacier Express - Ride one of the world's most famous trains between two iconic Swiss mountain towns, St. Moritz and Zermatt, concluding at the base of the Matterhorn
Not included: Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required mandatory evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
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