Hiking the Hillsides: Switzerland & Austria With Your Grandchild

Explore an ancient castle, ride a historic train and witness some of Europe’s most spectacular views as you and your grandchild walk and discover the alpine wonders of Switzerland.
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Program No. 22105RJ
10 days
Starts at
3,899 / ADULT
3,399 / CHILD
Flights start at

At a Glance

Say “so long, farewell” to a boring summer as you and your grandchild journey to the land that inspired the “Sound of Music”! As you walk on centuries-old hiking trails past postcard-worthy hillsides, you’ll explore a “few of our favorite things” from fairytale-like castles to massive glaciers. Alongside experts, trek through the amazing Staz forest and through flower-filled meadows, while also riding a train along snow-capped mountains and trying your hand at cheese-making. Together, explore the most interesting parts of Europe while having a summer adventure you’ll never forget!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking between 2-5 miles daily on varied terrain. Elevations up to 9,770 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Feel like royalty as you explore the epic Castle Tarasp, perched high in the hillside and surrounded by medieval walls.
  • Have you heard of Heidi? Learn the story of his rambunctious mountain girl, as you explore the countryside she called home.
  • Ride an awesome gondola, cable car and historic train up towering mountains to discover some of the most breathtaking views in Europe.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-15.
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Karin Mattli
After completing her marketing degree, Karin worked for several U.S. travel companies in Switzerland before moving to Santa Rosa, California in 2000. Over the following fourteen years she led many groups of visitors to Mexico, Canada and the US. Karin was promoted to operations manager, training and supporting her team, in addition to working on sales in Europe. In 2015 she moved back to her home country of Switzerland and now leads visitors to Europe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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