JULY 13 – JULY 22, 2020
10 Days, 9 Nights
Arrival in Geneva
Morning arrival in Geneva for all guests. Transport provided to Montreux. Check into hotel and remainder of the day is free for your leisure. Rest for a few hours or take a beautiful stroll on the famous Promenade de Fleuri. Tonight, we have our welcome dinner to get to know each other, go over tour details and any questions/concerns you may have.
Explore Montreux by walking, skating or biking the promenade and stopping along the way for beautiful photo ops. Reach and enjoy one of the most photographed castle in all of Europe, Chateaux de Chillon.
A bus pass will allow you to explore the towns of Vevey, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux, Charlie Chaplin’s home (& museum) and anything else in the surrounding area that your heart wishes to explore.
Travel to Grindelwald
Rise and Shine! Today we will traverse through the beautiful countryside of Switzerland, into the heart of the Swiss Alps and arrive at the village of Grindelwald. Grindelwald is so picturesque that the vistas overlooking the mountain, Eiger, may make you want to sit and stare in awe. This alone would qualify as an activity you may prefer to do all day long. This will be our home for the next three nights as we explore the Bernese Oberland.
We will be spending a full day in the Alps on First Mountain. Filled with mountain activities such as go-carting, cliff walking, hiking, to name a few; be prepared for an exciting day on the top of the Alps! There are also plenty of additional activities to do in the mountains that you will get a chance to consider partaking in.
Day Trip to Lauterbrunnen
Today, we take a day trip to the valley of Lauterbrunnen and its surrounding Alps. Lauterbrunnen is often referred to heaven on earth and once you step foot in the valley, you will see exactly why.
The day is yours to explore but we will give three options to help you make the best of it. We will also be running one of the three options as a guided tour for anyone who prefers to leave the logistics to us so they can take in the moments instead.
Lauterbrunnen is a hiker’s paradise and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or pro – there is something for everyone.
Feeling extra adventurous? This is also an excellent place to go paragliding if you’ve never done it before (additional cost).
Travel to Zermatt
It’s time to say goodbye to the Bernese Oberland as we head south towards the Canton of Valais. We will travel through some of the most picturesque parts of the country to the crown of Switzerland, Zermatt. We will stop along the way to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandersteg. The day will mostly comprise of road tripping.
Zermatt is completely car-free, so we will be parking our car Täsch, which is a town north of Zermatt and take a train/shuttle into town.
Zermatt is the quintessential Swiss ski-town and it is most famous for, Matterhorn, a 14,692 ft pyramid mountain that overlooks the town of Zermatt. It is one of the most complex natural wonders. Interestingly, Matterhorn is not the tallest mountain in the Alps; that title belongs to Monte Rosa at 15,203 ft (“Dufourspitze” being its highest peak). But Matterhorn stands out for its distinct structure.
You will be blown away by the impact this majestic mountain will have on you. This is home for the next three nights.
A day spent with Matterhorn. Early morning railway ride up the mountains to Gornergrat – the highest peak from where you can see Matterhorn. There are many stops on the train ride to and from Gornengrat. We will be stopping at them on the way back down to Zermatt. This will give us maximum opportunities to view the Matterhorn from different viewpoints as well as explore some amazing hiking trails.
Free Day to Explore Zermatt and Surrounding
Today is yours to freely explore the town of Zermatt, spend a day pampering yourself at one of the many world class spas in town or take the train to another nearby village. If you’re in the mood for an extraneous hike, then we recommend heading over to the village of Randa and doing the hike to the longest suspension bridge in the world! It will be quite the workout!
With so much to see and do, the most difficult decision will be choosing from the plethora of options!
Travel to Geneva
Sunrise (weather permitting) followed by any last minute shopping you’d like to finish up before we head back to Geneva.
Today will mostly compromise of being on the road so get ready for more Swiss beauty!
Once we arrive in Geneva, you will have the remainder of the evening to explore the city on your own. A farewell group dinner will be on us tonight!
Rise and Shine — it’s time to say Goodbye to this pristine country as we head back over the Atlantic and back Stateside!
We hope you will carry with you a lifetime of amazing memories from this trip and join us on another Spirited Navigators Tour!
Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Though a relatively small nation, nestled between Germany, France and Italy, the country is packed with cantons (states) that are vastly different from one another in a landscape so idyllic, and unpredictable, that it is often described as heaven on earth. We are about to take you through some stunning locations on this trip and can guarantee you will fall in love with the country just as we have.
Customized Welcome Kit
Essential items to make your trip more enjoyable
Spirited Navigators Tee
customized size & style
Comprehensive Packing List
we will tell you exactly what you need to bring
Services of Spirited Navigators
Dedicated guide/service throughout the trip to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly
Montreux: 2 nights
Grindelwald: 3 nights
Zermatt: 3 nights
Geneva: 1 night
all forms of transportation, including airport transfers
Full details provided closer to trip
All prices based on double occupancy
What To Do Next
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Each guest will be required to send in their signed SN waiver within 5 days of receipt.
March 20, 2020
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First payment of $1,950.00 (per person) due
May 20, 2020
Remaining balance of $1950 (per person) due
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