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Step into another world as you explore the idyllic, Romansch-speaking Engadine Valley and its timeless villages, some of the most beautiful in all of the Alps on this self guided walking holiday travelling from hotel to hotel..

Type of Holiday:

From £1060pp (from £1440pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
Departures: Various departures from June - October 2016
Start point: Guarda, Switzerland
End point: Sils, Switzerland

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Walking Holiday through the villages of the Engadine

This is an area that continues to astonish visitors with the silent splendour of the ancient villages, characterised by sturdy stone-built houses with deeply-recessed windows, arched doorways and intricately painted façades. On this marvellous discovery of the lower and upper Engadine - both very different in character - you stay in the three most picturesque villages and their best hotels.

This region is made for walkers, and linking the villages are splendid paths close to the River Inn and across the upper slopes that offer different perspectives of this twisting valley. Choose walks of a grade 2 level or explore the well-waymarked paths into the high mountains for more demanding walking.


Hotel Meisser (3*), Guarda The Meisser family welcome you warmly to their historic hotel. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxed, the use of light wood throughout the hotel being at once stylish and cosy. There is plenty of space to relax, including a delightful garden with superb mountain views, the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif before a dinner of delicious, refined cuisine.

Hotel Engiadina (4*), Zuoz Spacious and elegant, this 4-star hotel still recalls the era of the Grand Tour. The facilities are excellent, including an outdoor pool, massage rooms, and several high-ceilinged lounges. For more space, upgrade to a superior room.

Hotel Privata (3*), Sils Owned by the genial Goivanoli family, the hotel offers comfortably furnished rooms and cuisine that fuses Swiss and Italian influences. Intriguing bric-a-brac such as old wooden skis and an old butter churn lend real character and charm to the hotel.

What our customers say:

Gavin Robinson of Berkshire
The sparkling fresh air of the Alps, beautiful flowers in the meadows and the precision of the Swiss transport system combine with good hotels to make a wonderful, invigorating holiday.

Mrs Plescia of USA
Our trip was very well organised and everything went smoothly. The Engadine region was absolutely amazing. We were lucky enough to see the alpine meadows in bloom - a sight I will never forget!

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Walking through the villages of the Engadine

What price includes

  • Self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
  • Three of Switzerland’s most beautiful villages
  • Eurostar/TGV/regional return travel
  • 7 nights' B&B, 7 dinners, 2 picnics
  • Route notes and maps
  • two 3-star hotels; one 4-star hotel



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel Meisser, Guarda

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Guests are encouraged to catch the local postbus up to the village - where they will be met by hotel staff for the short walk to the hotel

How to get there:
Train from London to Guarda (via Zurich)

Plan your journey by train to Zurich

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Privata, Sils

Nearest train station to finish point:
St Moritz

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Guests take the postbus from Sils to St Moritz - and tickets are included in the holiday price

How to get back:
Train from St Moritz to London (via Zurich)

Plan your return train journey from Zurich