Alpine Villages & Crystal Lakes: Gentle Walks Through Switzerland
Would a European walking adventure pique your interest? Then join us in Switzerland as we explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, alpine culture and the highest peaks in Europe!
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Program No. 22125RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Experience the beauty of Switzerland’s countryside on a walking adventure that leads from its iconic mountain ranges to the warmer climates of its southern cantons. With local experts, walk along forest pathways to azure lakes and learn about the geology of these rural areas that seem like scenes from a fairy tale. Ride cable cars to the tops of mountain peaks for panoramic views of the region. In the southern cantons, learn about local history as you happen upon medieval castles, Bronze-Age sanctuaries and breathtaking botanical gardens.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 3 miles daily over mostly flat terrain and paths with stops. Walking 5 miles one day. Elevations up to 6,030 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 ...

  • Learn about geology as you view the Rhine Gorge, Switzerland’s own Grand Canyon.
  • Discover the medieval castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Sample wines and learn about viticulture in the Onsernone Valley, and explore the Botanic Gardens on the Brissago Islands.
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