Switzerland is a gem nestled in the heart of Europe. Join us and discover picture-perfect towns, alpine meadows, and majestic mountains during excursions via cable cars, lifts, and alpine railways. We’ll base our entire stay in Interlaken, in the Alps’ Bernese Oberland, with day excursions to the surrounding area. First up is a train ride to Kandersteg and Oeschinen Lake. Then we’ll stroll through the town of Lucerne and take a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne. Another rail excursion takes us to Grindelwald and the Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge. We’ll explore the Lauterbrunnen Valley by train or on foot — the choice is yours — and make our way to Mürren for incredible views of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger peaks. We’ll visit the wood-carving center of Brienz and travel by antique steam train to see the famed Rothorn. We’ll spend our last day exploring more of Interlaken.
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Educational talks are supplied by local guides and lecturers. The focus of the program is threefold, covering these topics:
- Essential Switzerland. Discuss the iconic and unique elements of Swiss culture.
- Mountaineering. Switzerland enjoys a long tradition of mountain climbing. Learn about this popular pastime, which draws enthusiasts eager to tackle the challenging peaks of the Swiss Alps.
- Wines of Switzerland. Sample Swiss wines as you learn about the country’s wine industry (nearly all Swiss wine remains in Switzerland).
We hope you’ll come along to experience quintessential Switzerland.