Entries by Editorial Team

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Magical Day Trip to Mt. Pilatus

    Pilatus is the home mountain of the Swiss Alps and a must-see if you’re in Lucerne. During a magical day trip to Mt. Pilatus you’ll experience nonstop views of the Swiss Alps, an Alpine flower path and fantastic food. We got there by taking a bus to the trail head for a short […]

How Your Switzerland Rail Trip Excites Your Senses

Whether you are looking out of your rail tour in Switzerland train window, standing on a Swiss Alps summit, or sitting on an outside Swiss restaurant table, your eyes, ears and nose are in constant overdrive. Alpine Views Switzerland’s awesome scenery every step and minute of your rail tour, day-trip or multi-day hiking  trip offers […]

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Swiss Alps Semi-Guided Hike Jungfrau

What Is a semi-guided multi-day hike? We recently stayed at the Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite. Click here for more information on the Evergreen Lodge I mentioned to Lance, our experienced, local, guide, that we have a new Semi-Guided Swiss Jungfrau region multi-day hike. He responded: “ I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a Semi-Guided […]

Jungfrau Hike Traveler Testimonial

“Thank you René and Suzanne for the most wonderful vacation/experience we had over the past 10 days. You took us to the most beautiful places and showed us the best of Alps. I can’t stop thinking about some of the peaks we explored and how we challenged ourselves to higher elevations. I now have to […]

Swiss Rail Tour Testimonial

“We can definitely recommend the ECHO Rails & Trails Swiss Alps program.” The things we liked best dealt with the small group and flexibility. Based on the daily schedule and weather, due to our small group the guides are able to come up with alternate things to do and see so we maximized our time […]

My Glacier Express Experiences

The first time I experienced the Glacier Express was in the 1990’s when I traveled with  tour operator Presidents from the United States Tour Operator Association, on an Out- of- Country Switzerland meeting as the USA Graubünden Tourist Office representative. It was Winter with the surroundings covered in white snow and everyone experiencing a “magical” […]

Guided Hikes of Swiss Alps

Guided Hikes of the Swiss Alps Reviewed July 30, 2018 – Trip Advisor Guided Hikes of Swiss Alps – First to Bussalp and North Face/Via Alpina to Rotstockhütte During our visit to the Swiss Alps this past July, I was able to perform two guided hikes with ECHO Trails led by Rene Welti. The first […]