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Switzerland’s enchanting villages, alpine lakes and snowcapped peaks create an unmatched fairytale landscape. Within the shadows of Europe’s highest mountains, learn about Switzerland’s three distinct cultures — French, German and Italian — that are bound together by a common Swiss identity. Join Road Scholar by foot, rail, river and ski to discover the ins and outs of Switzerland’s unique cities and inspiring countryside.

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Switzerland Tours and Adventures

Switzerland is a country of rich geologic and cultural wonders, home to Europe’s highest mountains and the melding of three cultures: French, German, and Italian. Switzerland’s enchanting villages, alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks create an unmatched fairytale landscape. 

Join Road Scholar by foot, rail, river and ski to discover the ins and outs of Switzerland’s unique cities and inspiring countryside.

Train Treks

Switzerland in a Nutshell

There is no better way to explore Switzerland than by train, journeying over snow-covered peaks and green hillsides into medieval cities. This 11-day Switzerland sightseeing tour aboard the Glacier Express, Switzerland’s most famous railway, begins in Zurich and travels through Basel. 

Along the way, travelers will learn about French and German cultural influences, cross bridges over breathtaking gorges, and see the awe-inspiring “Mountain of Mountains,” the Matterhorn.

Splendors of Switzerland by Train

Take the famed Glacier Express train through Switzerland’s 3,000 miles of rail network. The train will let you discover the Swiss Alps, museums, villages, waterways, and culture along the way. This popular 16-day Switzerland tour will offer a window into some of the most iconic views on earth. 

Walking Switzerland

From Jungfrau to the Matterhorn

On this amazing 14-day walking tour, explore Switzerland by foot and by cable car through mountain paths to witness the splendor of glacial waterfalls and alpine villages. Learn about local culture from native Swiss where timeless traditions live on.  

Discover Trummelbach Falls, made up of 10 glacier waterfalls. On foot, led by local experts, Switzerland educational tours through the valleys of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland and Valais regions, including areas that are only accessible by cog railway or cable car. 

Hiking Switzerland, Italy, and France

On this spectacular 13-day adventure in Switzerland, expect to walk between one and five miles daily; on trails and dirt roads up to elevations of 12,700 feet. Experience the majesty of the Alps in three countries on this walking adventure in Switzerland and beyond.

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.

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through Switzerland and Western Europe by land and sea. Through any of our Switzerland tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers, whether you're traveling with family or your senior adventurer.

Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.