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Arguably one of Switzerland’s most exquisite lakes, emerald Oeschinensee is one of the jewels of the Bernese Oberland, set in an amphitheatre of mountains which at points rise sheer from the water as you walk at your own speed in Switzerland.


From £1110 (including rail) based on two people sharing

Duration: 6 Days
Departures: Various departures from June to October
Start point: Kandersteg
End point: Kandersteg

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Lake Oeschinensee & Beyond Bernese Oberland - a week's walking in Kandersteg

Light-green meadows, bottle-green forests, purple and yellow flowers, blue lakes, white snow-capped peaks, houses of dark-brown wood, red geraniums in window-boxes - Switzerland delights with its colours. In the south-west, the Bernese Oberland is no exception, and the majesty of its scenery has been recognised by UNESCO, which has declared the mountains and valleys surrounding the mighty Aletsch Glacier a World Heritage Site.


Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria: Occupying a commanding position in the centre of the pretty village of Kandersteg, there has been a hotel on the site since 1789. The hotel has two distinct parts; the original Ritter wing with its traditional wood-clad bedrooms and the larger Victorian ‘extension’ where the majority of bedrooms are situated along with the comfortable lounge and high-ceilinged restaurant which overlooks the gardens. Our included rooms are the hotel’s ‘Comfort’ rooms which are spacious, light and airy and all enjoy views over the surrounding peaks. There is also an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

What our customers say:

Mrs Grayson of South Yorkshire
Thoroughly enjoyed the walking & mountain environment - did the Inntravel high route about 12 years ago which ended in Kandersteg & always intended to return - not disappointed, a balm to the soul to be high in the mountains. Thank you again for a wonderful holiday, we are never disappointed.

What price includes

  • 7 nights in 3-star hotel in Kandersteg
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Route notes and maps
  • Half-Fare travel pass



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Belle Epoque Hotel, Kandersteg

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

How to get there:
UK-Paris (Eurostar), Paris-Kandersteg (TGV/regional rail)

Plan your journey by train to Kandersteg

Plan your journey by train

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

How to get back:
Kandersteg-Paris (TGV/regional rail), Paris-UK (Eurostar)

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