Post Tour Hike – Additional 3 nights and 4 days
Now that you’ve experienced the magnificent Jungfrau region and the Via Alpina # 1 trail, a visit to Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn is a highlight you will want to think about before leaving Switzerland.
It’s definitely worth the visit and a great way to “top-off” your Swiss trip.
We’ve planned this Semi-Guided Zermatt 3 night / 4 day post-trip package so you have the services of our full-day local Swiss resident guide where you learn about the history, fauna, best hikes and insider tips. Read about our local guides here.
You have a 2nd full day to experience Zermatt on your own. More about Zermatt..
Your guide can explain all the various hiking options so you maximize your time in Zermatt.
Day 8: Mürren – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken Ost – Zermatt / Matterhorn
Mürren – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken Ost – Zermatt / Matterhorn
Morning – At Leisure to enjoy the Mürren resort
Afternoon – 4 hour train ride to Zermatt
Transfer to your Hotel on your own.
All your details will be included in your documentation.
Please note – You can call the hotel in advance and ask for their courtesy cart to meet you at the train station.
Day 9: Zermatt – Gornergrat – Zermatt
Zermatt – Gornergrat – Zermatt – Full Day Guided Hike
Our Guide will meet you at your hotel.
Together you will:
Experience amazing views of the Matterhorn and the Alps.
This includes a combination of cogwheel train ride and easy to moderate day hike.
You will be riding Europe’s second highest railway and the highest open-air railway of the continent – the Gornergrat cog wheel train – up to the 10,134 ft / 3089 meter
Gornergrat has incredible views of the Matterhorn.
Walk up to the 360 degree platform area where you see over 29 of the 79 alpine peaks higher than 4000 meters/13,123 ft, including the massive Matterhorn.
Enjoy a 1-2 hour guided hike along signposted trails through an alpine nature reserve with stunning Matterhorn views mirrored in pristine alpine lakes.
Learn about the origins of Zermatt and the people of the canton of Valais (French name) or Wallis (German name)
This is a quiet, private, tour where you can learn about the region and Switzerland – while enjoying great Alpine views
Day 10: Zermatt
Full Day in Zermatt
You have the entire day to enjoy your Zermatt experience.
There are a group of hiking options based on the weather conditions and on your “wish-list”.
During Day #9 our guide will review all the opportunities and help you choose the best one.
Day 11: Zermatt and departure
Zermatt to Zürich airport
After breakfast you can depart to your own destination.
We wish you a safe travel.
Post-trip tour price: US $1,349 – per person double occupancy
Single supplement if traveling alone – US $280
Program and services subject to change.
3 nights lodging @ 4 star family run lodging
3 Swiss Breakfasts
1 Full Day Local resident hiking guide
Gornergrat train ticket
Local Help Line
Meals – Lunch or Dinner
Ground transportation not listed on the tour
(Your Half-Fare ticket provides you a 50% reduction on all public trains, cable cars and cogwheel trains)
All items of personal nature
The US$ / Swiss Franc currency exchange rates have been relatively stable over the years. However, should the currency exchange rate change more than 2% at time of the final payment, we reserve the right to add the net difference to your final amount.
There are soo many reasons that my husband and I loved this trip with Rene and Suzanne as our guides. The main reason: they made it magical!
We hiked with a small group from hotel to hotel along the Via Alpina 1 and they transported our luggage. This was the best glamping imaginable! Their knowledge of the trails, the region, and the accommodations made it possible for us to just show up and enjoy the scenery!
I loved the hiking options they made available for our group, too. The options were so well planned that even if someone chose to hike less on any day, they would still enjoy the mountains, trails and Swiss Alps. My husband found the hard to find Edelweiss on a small steep alp below the Matterhorn. And yes, the Sound of Music tracks played in my head over and over. It was the best trip ever..
I think the trip was very well organized, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Your care and generosity was exemplary. I shall live with the memories of this great trip for life.
5 stars! The week with Rene and Suzanne in the Alps exceeded all expectations. Beautiful weather, amazing scenery, great company and lots of happy hiking. I would love to do another trip with Echo Trails.
This was such a great trip where we experienced one fabulous view after another, from Engleberg to Zermatt.