Trip Overview

Trails of Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.69 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Dive in the scintillating beauty of Switzerland as you spend a week discovering the most picturesque Alpine trails. As part of this hiking tour in Switzerland explore the charming Swiss countryside on foot, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of Mount Pilatus, feel on top of the world, walking up to majestic summits and let Switzerland landscapes steal your heart for good!

Trails of Switzerland

7 days3 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$3,468
Tour rating: 4.69 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Dive in the scintillating beauty of Switzerland as you spend a week discovering the most picturesque Alpine trails. As part of this hiking tour in Switzerland explore the charming Swiss countryside on foot, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of Mount Pilatus, feel on top of the world, walking up to majestic summits and let Switzerland landscapes steal your heart for good!

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich

first destination

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, wealthiest in Europe, with the best quality of life in the world. Its history goes back to its founding by the Romans in 15 BC and has a rich medieval background.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Zurich
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your remarkable hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant, start exploring the nearby attractions or join our carefully planned optional tour.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Hiking Above Lake Walen
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

In the morning you meet your guide and walk to the station, from where you take an 1-hour scenic ride by train and bus to the shores of Lake Walen. Upon arrival, you take the Mattstock chairlift that brings you up to 1,300 m (4,265 ft) offering the magnificent scenery along the way.  At the top station, you have a coffee break and set off on a hike eastwards along the picturesque mountain paths and narrow alpine roads. 

The trail takes you through the unique high-altitude protected moor area of national importance. You admire the magnificent Alps and the Churfirsten mountains, watch cows peacefully grazing and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The hiking lasts 3 -3.5 hours, the difference in altitude is about 300 m (984 ft), easy to moderate level.  

After the hike, you catch a bus and then a train back to Zurich.  

  • Note: the tour is recommended from June to October.

Breakfast is included.

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Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich
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The beautiful Glockenhof Hotel is set right in the heart of the city next to the central shopping street. It offers top-class service and cozy accommodations. All guestrooms are comfortable and well-equipped.

train
Zurich
Lucerne
50 min

Enjoy a train ride to beautiful Lucerne, while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, storage compartments, and other necessary amenities. 

Lucerne, Switzerland gallery

Lucerne

second destination

Encircled by Alpine summits reflecting in the emerald waters of Lake Lucerne, the beautiful city of Lucerne is the real pride of Switzerland, impressing with its architectural ensemble and nature.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Lake Lucerne Country Hike
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the station for a ride to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally-located hotel (easily accessible on foot) for check-in.

In the afternoon you meet your guide, walk to the station and take a short bus ride to the farming area of Kastanienbaum (Chestnut Tree in English) located on a beautiful Lake Lucerne peninsula.  

Upon arrival, you start a panoramic hike on the ridge of the hill at the height of 600 m (1,968 ft). The trail provides the magnificent views of the lake and the surrounding scenic Alps. Along the way, you pass through a working bio farm, green pastures, old Swiss chalets, a vineyard and a small charming village of Winkel. The hiking lasts 1.5-2 hours, the hike is almost flat with no major changes, easy level.  

After the tour, you take a bus back to Lucerne.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Day Trip to Mount Pilatus
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

Today after breakfast you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.

The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is 2132 m (6995 ft).

For the return journey you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus are included.

After the tour you return to your Lucerne hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Please note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September.

Breakfast is included.

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Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne
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Located right in the city center of Lucerne, the Continental Park Hotel offers guests comfortable rooms with LCD TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and invites guests to enjoy the on-site Italian restaurant with a charming garden terrace.

train
Lucerne
Interlaken
1 hr 50 min

Hop on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and enjoy the fast and comfortable journey across the beautiful Swiss sceneries and delightful towns. 

Interlaken, Switzerland gallery

Interlaken

third destination

The town which has long seduced travelers, nobility and even members of the royal family, charming Interlaken is a Swiss destination that would be unfair to avoid. The city's name is literally translated as the one "between lakes".

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Arrival in Interlaken
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and walk to the station to take a scenic train ride to Interlaken. Luzern - Interlaken Express is a panoramic train which offers breathtaking views while taking its passengers over the GoldenPass Line.

You arrive to the Interlaken railway station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel on foot.

The rest of the day is at your leisure, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own or take a rest after your train journey.

Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Mountain Trail Hike from Grindelwald
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

In the afternoon you take a short train ride to Grindewald, where you meet your private guide and start a panoramic hiking tour in Grindewald area.  

Your tour starts with a highlight - a breathtaking Grindelwald - Männlichen gondola cableway ride to Männlichen station located at an altitude of 2,223 m (7,293 ft). Männlichen is a mountain in the Swiss Alps situated within the Canton of Berne. It is a popular viewpoint over the Lauterbrunnen valley and a popular start location for hikers and skiers.  

During the hike, you enjoy the dazzling mountain panorama once your guide provides you with expert information about fauna, flora, geology or weather of the region. Total hiking lasts 1.5 - 2 hours, the difference in altitude is about 250 m (820 ft), easy level.  

After the tour, you return to Interlaken by train.

*The tour is recommended from mid-June to mid-October.

**Extend your stay in Interlaken and take a journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Contact your travel specialist for details.

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Day 7
Departure from Zurich Airport

This is the final day of your hiking adventure in Switzerland! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, walk to the station and take a high-speed train ride to Zurich airport (with 1 train change in Bern).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel du Nord, Interlaken
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Offering absolutely stunning views over the mountains, the Hotel du Nord is housed in a historic edifice and boasts a top location in the heart of Interlaken. The property offers non-smoking and well-equipped guestrooms, invites to take advantage of the spa zone.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport arrival transfer with private driver;
  • Breathtaking hiking tours in Zurich, Lucerne and Grindewald with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Tickets for the various unique Swiss transport means during the tours;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Interlaken and Interlaken - Zurich airport (with train change);
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Hiking Above Lake Walen
  • Exploration of Lucerne region
  • Trip to Mount Pilatus
  • Alpine Trail hike

What To Know

  • Tipping is included in the price of your meal at restaurants in Switzerland. If you liked the service, it is acceptable to round up the bill to the nearest Franc
  • Shops and supermarkets are closed on Sundays. Luckily, there are no free days for the gas stations and they are very well equipped
  • Communication equipment in Switzerland takes 230 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type J) to make your plug fit into the socket
  • You can safely drink tap water, the quality of it is often measured as purer than that of bottled mineral water
  • Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc as currency
  • Don't forget to take a mini umbrella and a light raincoat
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