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A fantastic introduction to the delights of Switzerland during this self-guided walking trek around the classic Alpine peaks, Wetterhorn, Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and The Matterhorn plus so much more!


From £890pp based on twin sharing

Duration: 8 Days
Departures: Various departures daily from June to September
Start point: Meiringen
End point: Zermatt

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Walking the Bernese Oberland and Reichenbach Falls

Trip Highlights:

- Swiss Alpine Ice Breaker!
- A Fantastic Introduction to the Delights of Swiss Walking
- Trekking Around Classic Alpine Peaks, Wetterhorn, Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and The Matterhorn
- Scope to Undertake a Variety of Walks Utilizing Ubiquitous Local Transport

This tour is the ideal walking introduction to the Swiss Alps, offering you each day a range of walks often with differing grades and distances, so you can decide the nature of the walking, whether it be a high mountain trek along a Bergweg mountain path, or a valley stroll on a Wanderweg lower level trail. There are many opportunities for spending time sightseeing and utilizing the extensive mountain transport system to shorten walks, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy good fayre in the valley towns and mountain villages. You travel to the two most spectacular and classical postcard regions of the Swiss Alps.

Anyone used to hill walking with a daily height gain/loss of up to 3,300 feet (1000 metres) should find the tour within their capability.

What price includes

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels & 1 tourist class hotel
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • Emergency hotline



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Meet at you accommodation in Meiringen

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point

How to get there:
Train from London to Meiringen via Paris

Plan your journey by train to Meiringen

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Finish at your accommodation in Zermatt

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station

How to get back:
Train from Zermatt to London via Paris