Heart of Switzerland

From Lake Lucerne Across the Alps to Wine Country

Client Comments

Everything about this trip was exceptional: the hiking, the guides, the area chosen, the accomodations, the food, and learning so much about the country and its customs. Both guides gave us enthusiastic overviews of our itinery each day, which was so helpful. I loved having fresh salads everwhere we went—our Trip Leader Robert even carried lettuce on one outing to ensure we had salad for lunch. Now that is service!
— Nighean A., Salt Spr Isl V8K 1E5, BC
Fantastic—the best of my six trips with Wilderness Travel!
— Don M., ,
The holiday of lifetime! From the choice of hiking routes to the way we were exposed to Switzerland's history and culture, to the hotels and meals that beautifully illustrated the types of cuisine that are part of the Swiss way of life—this trip exceeded my expectations in every way.
— Helen O., Salt Spr Isl V8K 1E5, BC
This was a fabulous trip featuring spectacular scenery and a variety of hikes on mountain trails, along streams, near lakes and waterfalls, and finally in lovely vineyards. Using the efficient Swiss transportation system, our guides moved us around to perfection.
— Dorothy D., Denver, CO
We enjoyed the structure of the trip—nice combination of cultural experiences as well as hiking adventures. The quality of the accommodations and the food were outstanding.
— Mashenka L., Golden, CO
This trip really exceeded my expectations. The variety of hikes, the awesome scenery, the added benefit of two wonderful guides—it was one of the best trips I have ever taken!
— Sandy S., New York, NY
The trip was well organized and lots of fun. Beautiful scenery and excellent leaders.
— Tony C., Holland, PA
The hiking on this trip was incredible each and every day. The views were spectacular and the places we hiked were so unique. It was so neat to hike really hard all day, and then come home to a nice dinner and comfortable hotels in such peaceful and beautiful settings.
— Helen C., Newtown, PA
Of our many WT trips, this may be our favorite, with great leaders, spectacular scenery, fantastic hikes, wonderful hotels and food, and a view of the heart of Switzerland that will remain with us forever.
— Joe M., San Antonio, TX
This trip struck the right balance between recreation (adventure/exercise/sense of accomplishment - the hiking), education (culture, history, stories), relaxation (nice hotels, fine dining, wine, no decisions except do I want duck or lamb), and relations (meeting and getting to know people on a personal level, sharing experiences, building friendships). First time in decades I didn't worry about work on a vacation.
— Alan S., Oakton, VA
Our trio of guides kept us laughing up hill and down, plied us with delicious Swiss chocolates when the going got rough, and made the most amazing picnic spreads showcasing the local cheeses and fresh seasonal produce. There was even champagne and raspberries on one memorable train ride! Their enactment of Willam Tell and how Switzerland came to be was worthy of a crossbow purchase for next year's trip.
— Julie L., Harbour Island, Bahamas
A great adventure in a beautiful country!
— Sandra and Steven F., Carmichael, CA
This was my first trip with Wilderness Travel and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The trip far exceeded my expectations. All three guides exhibited a love for travel that was contagious. They showed genuine respect and appreciation for the unique characteristics of the specific areas we visited. I am looking forward to signing up for more trips in the future.
— Sarah T., Mahtomedi, MN
I wanted a 'Heidi' experience...hiking, cowbells, high mountains, fantastic landscapes...We got all of that and so much more! This trip wasted no time getting us to hiking in the best areas, and the group leaders were beyond charming and accommodating. Just the best trip ever!
— Marcia Z., Clio, CA
The trip was brilliantly planned and executed from start to finish, with memorable picnics, fantastic trip mates, brilliant guides, and the most fantastic mountains and valleys.
— Jane S., Santa Fe, NM
The hikes exceeded our expectations every day. All seemed to agree that it was the most scenic WT trip experienced.
— Jack M., Woodbridge, VA

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