Guided Tours

TOUR 5: Sils Maria and Zermatt (Bernina Alps and Matterhorn Tour)

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Tour Description:

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village of Zermatt at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the splendor of the Bernina Alps from the small town of Sils all in the height of Switzerland’s sunniest season. We will travel 1st Class from St. Moritz to Zermatt aboard the famous Glacier Express train, crossing the Alps through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges with fantastic scenery and an audio tour about the history of the areas we pass.  You listen with headphones so you can tune out and simply enjoy the magnificent scenery if you prefer.

Hiking Sils provides wonderful options for all levels of hiking and the views are absolutely breath taking.  You will see towering peaks  covered with snow and glaciers, wide valleys with beautiful snow melt rivers and streams.  On the free-day in Sils many like to go to Soglio a very small medieval stone village near the Italian border.  It is quite beautiful.  After Sils it is on to Zermatt the heart of the Alps to see the Matterhorn.

Tour Cost:

$4,950; single supplement: $290


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August 19 – August 30, 2020 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Sils Maria & Zermatt, Switzerland


Bernina Alps and Matterhorn Tour

  • August 19: meet guides in Zürich by 10 a.m. and travel by train to Sils Maria
  • August 20 and 21 day-hike mountains above Upper Engadine Valley
  • August 22: free day to explore on your own
  • August 23 and 24: day-hike mountains above Upper Engadine Valley
  • August 25: take the famous Glacier Express Train 1st Class from St. Moritz to Zermatt
  • August 26 and 27: day-hike mountains above Matter Valley
  • August 28: free-day to explore on your own
  • August 29: day-hike mountains above Zermatt
  • August 30: travel by train to Zürich arriving by 11:30 a.m. for return fligh

Tour Highlights & Details:

Hotels:
– Zermatt, Switzerland: Hotel Silvana
– Sils Maria, Switzerland: Hotel Post

Highlights – Zermatt: The Matterhorn and the Matter valley, surrounded by 30 peaks topping 4,000 m (13,000 ft.); the Monte Rosa massif and Dufourspitze, the highest point in Switzerland; Gornergrat, a cog railway that travels 3,089 m (10,134 ft.) to an impressive overlook, and the Klein Matterhorn, the end point of Switzerlands’s highest cable car at 3,820 m (12,533 ft.) terrific.  Having such impressive gondolas and cable cars and cog trains to our trail heads helps us keep above tree line affording incredible views of an area that holds 3/4 of all 4000-meter peaks in the Alps

Highlights – Sils Maria: Sils Maria a small village as charming as one can be is just 20 minutes from glitzy St. Moritz.  St. Moritz is well know for good reason it is in the center of some of the best hiking and outdoor activities in Switzerland as is Sils Maria but without the glitz just unmatched charm.  The Upper Engadine is certainly one of the most impressive landscapes in Switzerland. Sils Maria The gate to the romantic Fex Valley is idyllically embedded between Lake Sils and Lake Silvaplana. With only 750 inhabitants, Sils presents itself in an introspective, familiar and inviting manner. Besides the tremendous natural experience, the cultural offerings are also exquisite.

Guides: Shannon Harris and Carrie Carlquist

Call 478/714-0829 to book your vacation or for more details.