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SWITZERLAND / ITALY / FRANCE

Walking Below and Beyond Mont Blanc: Switzerland, Italy and France

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Program #15870RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the majesty of the Alps in three countries on this walking adventure. In Switzerland, Italy and France, find charming villages, grand castles and chalets and spectacular natural environments. From Swiss glaciers to Italy’s Grand Paradiso National Park to Mont Blanc, savor the beauty and fascinating human heritage held within these mighty mountains.


Highlights

• Walk through the Great St. Bernard Pass, an ancient Alpine that has been used since the Bronze Age and was used by Napoleon’s army.
• Absorb the beauty of Mont Blanc on walking excursions near Chamonix and from atop a neighboring mountain peak reached by cable car.
• Take a field trip to Aosta, the “Rome of the Alps,” founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. to serve primarily as a military camp.

Activity Notes

Walking 4-8 miles per day over the course of 3-5 hours; trails and dirt roads are well-marked and generally gently undulating with some rocky sections and steep ascents and descents. Elevations of 12,700 feet. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are not required, but highly recommended)

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Geneva (Switzerland), coach to Villars-sur-Ollon, 3 nights; coach to Cogne (Italy), 4 nights; coach to Chamonix (France), 3 nights; coach to Geneva (Switzerland), 1 night, departure.

Date Notes
9/10/2014
This departure does not visit the Mer de Glace.9/24/2014
This departure does not visit the Mer de Glace.8/27/2014
This departure does not visit the Mer de Glace.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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