If you ever dreamed about an idyllic mountain vacation, Switzerland checks off all the boxes. It offers ravishing landscapes of green pastures, hiking trails, views of glacier-encrusted Alps, glittering lake shores and pea-green vineyards, while the uber-cool Zurich gives it an urban edge. Traveling through Switzerland is mapped by castles and craft beer, new-wave restaurants and relaxed waterfront bars with Alpine views, mountain chalets brightened with red geraniums, folk fairs, and the alp-horn concerts, while the celebration of gooey cheese, velvety chocolate, and air-dried meats provide a flavorful culinary background, spiced with the unexpected encounters with modern aesthetics, contemporary art and fresh-faced design. Beyond cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks, lies the contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, once-in-a-lifetime train journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and tantalizing urban culture.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Glacier Express ● Jungfraujoch and Shilthorn Summits ● Hiking the Swiss Alps ● Chocolate making class with tasting ● Cheese making class with tasting ● Traversing the Alps by trains ● Staying in car free villages in Wengen and in Zermatt ● The covered bridges of Lucerne ● Lake cruises on Lake Lucerne and Lake Brienz ● Zurich's Old Town ● Oberhofer Castle ● The waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley ● Saint Beatus Caves ● Seeing Matterhorn from Gornergrat ● Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ● Engadine Alps from Muottas Muragl ● St. Gallen Baroque Abbey and Library
Itinerary specifics subject to change.