DOLOMITES TOUR

Departure Point: Venice Airport

8 days/7 Nights $2,975 p.p./double occupancy, $300 pp single supplement

Our Dolomite hiking experience is as unique as the culture and geological formations found in this very special part of the Alps. Typically we use one of the villages in the stunning Val Badia as our base (La Villa, San Cassiano or Corvara).

Highlights:

  • Sassolungo area where you will see the Alpe di Suisi from a unique perspective

  • Lago di Braies the most beautiful lake in the Dolomites

  • Praelongia plateau and Val Di Funes.

  • Other bases villages we use to round out our Dolomites adventures include Cortina D’Ampezzo and Selva di Val Gardena bringing us closer to destinations such as the famous Tres Cime, Cinque Torre, and the Sella Massif. With our Dolomites guided hiking tours the possibilities, like the views, are endless.


SWISS TOUR

Departure Point: Zurich Airport

Zermatt/Berner Oberland - 9 days/8 Nights $3,950 p.p./double occupancy, $450 p.p. single supplement

Appenzell/St. Moritz - 9 days/8 Nights $3,850 p.p./double occupancy, $400 p.p. single supplement

The “Crown Jewel” of the Alps is only one of the superlatives, none of which can begin to describe the beauty and awe you will encounter in Switzerland. Appenzell, Muerren (Berner Oberland), Zermatt, and St. Moritz (Engadin) are the base areas we most frequently combine to give you an unforgettable experience hiking around areas such as Säntis, the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, stages of the long-distance Via Alpina, the falls of the Lauterbrunnen valley, the incomparable blue glacial waters of the Oeschinensee and the Val Bregaglia, just to name a few.

In addition to stunning hiking routes, your guides will provide a unique window into the varied cultures that exist in these areas including the secrets of Appenzeller cheeses, the mountains and lakes that inspired many writers and philosophers such as Nietsche and Herman Hesse. If you are lucky and time your trip correctly, you will experience the cultural festival of the “Almabtrieb” where you will learn to love the ubiquitous Swiss cows as much as the locals.


AUSTRIA & DOLOMITES TOUR

Departure Point: Munich Airport

10 days/9 Nights $3,550 p.p./double occupancy, $350 p.p. single supplement

Who can resist the charms and culture of Salzburg, the beauty of the Alps and guided hiking that will take your breath away?. Using Gosau, Austria as our base we explore the treasures of the “Salzkammergut” including fantastic hiking with views of sparkling alpine lakes. We explore the lakes and mountains of the Dachstein Massif, Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang and Altaussee including the option to visit the salt mines that provide the setting for the story behind the movie “The Monuments Men.” The salt mines of this area, from which it derives its name, have been in operation for 7,000 years and have supported some of the oldest civilizations of the Alps.

For those wishing a more cosmopolitan experience we also offer the option of excursions into Salzburg where you can visit the fortress, Mozart’s birthplace, the Mirabell gardens or the Hellbrunn palace and gardens. After four nights of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural immersion we pull ourselves away to Italy and the natural grandeur that is the Dolomites. We will spend the next 5 nights in the Val Badia exploring the Dolomites, with its unique culture, languages, history, and, of course spectacular hiking (see our Dolomites Tour description).