Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,399 - $6,949 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $6,399 - $6,949 /person

Peaks & Glaciers from Davos to St. Moritz

The Alps. The storied heart of Europe. Allow us to prove that they’re still able to surprise you. Like in Switzerland’s wild and wonderful canton of Graubünden. Bears and wolves, colorful cottages and an ancient native language all flourish far from the beaten (train) track. In one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, this is where the locals go to play. Say hello to the Switzerland you’ve been waiting to meet. 

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Highlights

  • Ascend far beyond the crowds as you hike the Diavolezza Glacier and ride the historic Bernina Railway 
  • Behold the crystalline light of the Engadine Valley, which inspired Herman Hesse, Marc Chagall and Nietzsche 
  • Join the glitterati on the promenade of glimmering Lake St. Moritz
  • Immerse yourself in Graubünden’s unique Latin culture with cooking classes, cultural village visits and more 
Switzerland Alps Walking and Hiking Tour

Switzerland

Start Zurich

End St. Moritz

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Welcome to Switzerland’s canton of Graubünden, where vineyards, glaciers and three languages coexist within forty square miles • A high-altitude chairlift takes you to the start of your first hike • A cozy ski hut serves up Northern Italian specialties with panoramic Davos views • Hike to a peaceful village of traditional chalets, then zoom down the mountain on Trotti bikes (Swiss downhill scooters) • Settle into our gleaming Davos retreat, whose rounded contours were inspired by the shape of a pine cone. 

Accommodations

Night 1

AlpenGold Hotel
Davos
Premiere Hotel

Dominating the Davos skyline with its sinuous golden façade and offering a wealth of luxe amenities, this retro-futuristic resort is a feast for the senses. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Marmots and mountain breezes are your only company as you climb across the breathtaking Strela Pass into the Val Arosa • Stop in for some woodland hospitality at a high-mountain hamlet along the trail • Locals greet you with Allegra! as we enter the isolated realm of Romansh, the endangered Swiss tongue and closest living language to Latin • Hike up the grand shoulders of Piz Scalottas (Scalottas Peak), either the short way on a heart-pumping climb or the long way on a panoramic ridge trail • Learn to make the local specialty, barley stew, in an interactive cooking class before you dip into warming Swiss comfort food in our cozy village hotel.  

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Maiensäss-Hotel Guarda Val
Guarda Val
Premiere Hotel

A cozy but elegant hotel in the center of isolated Guarda Val—its warm hospitality tucks you right into the fabric of the village. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Make for the Engadine region via the World Heritage route of the historic Bernina Express, which weaves through tunnels and across soaring viaducts • As you travel, take in the land that inspired painters such as Segantini and Marc Chagall • From the heath-strewn mountaintop of Muottas Muragl, catch your first glimpse of the twin jewels of Lake St. Moritz and Lake Silvaplana • Stroll the lanes of elegant St. Moritz • Don crampons for a trek across the surface of the Morteratsch glacier • Take a farewell stroll along the banks of glittering Lake St. Moritz as you say a revair to gorgeous Graubünden. 

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Premiere Hotel

Settle into this sprawling estate overlooking Lake St. Moritz and you enter a history stretching back to 1879, when the Kulm was the first building in Switzerland to be lit with electric lights. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Air-Conditioning

While the hotels on this trip offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that as per the European norm, the air-conditioning systems at AlpenGold Hotel and Hotel Kulm may not be as robust as you're are used to. Maiensäss-Hotel Guarda Val does not have any air-conditioning at all. Guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

AlpenGold Hotel
Davos

Premiere Hotel

Dominating the Davos skyline with its sinuous golden façade and offering a wealth of luxe amenities, this retro-futuristic resort is a feast for the senses. (pool, spa)

Nights 2-3

Maiensäss-Hotel Guarda Val
Guarda Val

Premiere Hotel

A cozy but elegant hotel in the center of isolated Guarda Val—its warm hospitality tucks you right into the fabric of the village. (spa)

Nights 4-5

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
St. Moritz

Premiere Hotel

Settle into this sprawling estate overlooking Lake St. Moritz and you enter a history stretching back to 1879, when the Kulm was the first building in Switzerland to be lit with electric lights. (pool, spa)

From $6,399 - $6,949 /person

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