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Spectacular trails, winding mountain-pass roads, endless hiking paths, and unbelievable views of the Alps await you on a Switzerland vacation.

An independent, landlocked country, Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, sharing borders with France, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Germany. Despite being in the middle of so many diverse countries, Switzerland has successfully maintained a neutral status against all military conflicts for over 200 years.

Switzerland Vacation Packages

Europe

Tour du Mont Blanc

4.60

  • Duration 12 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Challenge Accepted

      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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Experience Mont Blanc in an unparalleled way – by hiking, biking, and kayaking your way around the massif. You’ll delve deep into the history, culture, and cuisine of France, Italy, and Switzerland with plenty of time to soak in the views.

Trip Start: Geneva Trip End: Geneva

Europe

Swiss Alps Adventure

ActiveAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Active Adventures

4.60

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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 ADULT ONLY

Let the Swiss Alps charm you as you hike mountaintops with 360-degree views, experience the excitement of a Via Ferrata, bike through the Rhine River valley, and stay in traditional Swiss castles and delightful mountain hotels.

Trip Start: Zurich Trip End: Zurich

Europe

Switzerland Family Vacation

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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 FAMILY VACATION

Bask in the glory of some of Europe’s most spectacular mountain scenery on this family-friendly Swiss adventure! Hiking to biking, chocolate tastings to train travel, your family will experience all the Swiss Alps have to offer.

Trip Start: Zurich, Switzerland Trip End: Zurich

Europe

Italian & Swiss Alps Hiking Adventure

ActiveAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Active Adventures

  • Duration 9 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Challenge Accepted

      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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Covering spectacular terrain across the Italian and Swiss Alps, the drama and beauty of the Monte Rosa Massif are breathtaking. On this alpine adventure, you will be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the highest and most beautiful mountains of the Alps.

Trip Start: Milan Trip End: Milan

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What guests say about our Switzerland Vacation Packages

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Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

Great Hiking

"The Tour Du Mont Blanc is a great hiking experience. The hikes were more difficult than the Dolomites or Patagonia, but were still enjoyable and not overbearing.

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"The Tour Du Mont Blanc is a great hiking experience. The hikes were more difficult than the Dolomites or Patagonia, but were still enjoyable and not overbearing. read less

3 Stars (124 reviews)

S Steve | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

Gayle

"The Mount Blanc tour was spectacular! Scenery was incredible, Hiking was challenging and our guides were great!

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"The Mount Blanc tour was spectacular! Scenery was incredible, Hiking was challenging and our guides… read more

"The Mount Blanc tour was spectacular! Scenery was incredible, Hiking was challenging and our guides were great! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

g gayle | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

A really great experience in a beautiful part of the world

"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly upbeat guides for our trip. While the weather didn't always go our way, the hiking was spectacular and such a rewarding experience. A great group, good accommodation in lovely small villages and towns and some delicious food made this a thoroughly memorable trip. Warning - the hiking is challenging and you do need to train to enjoy it! Highly recommend.

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"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly… read more

"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly upbeat guides for our trip. While the weather didn't always go our way, the hiking was spectacular and such a rewarding experience. A great group, good accommodation in lovely small villages and towns and some delicious food made this a thoroughly memorable trip. Warning - the hiking is challenging and you do need to train to enjoy it! Highly recommend. read less

4 Stars (124 reviews)

J Justine | September 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - September 2023

Our Swiss Alps Adventure!

"Our Swiss Alps Adventure was better than we ever imagined it could be!! It was amazing! Our guides, Matthew, Peter, and Ben were outstanding! My husband just said he doesn't have enough good words to say about our guides and our trip! We know we will have to return to Switzerland for more adventure and touring the countryside. Every single need or request we had was met by our guides. We did not need to concern ourselves with any details. We just had to show up and enjoy the adventure! Peter, Ben, and Matthew listened to us and accommodated each guest with additions/substitutions to our itinerary. They really were amazing! Our guides were also so knowledgeable about the country, culture, geology, plant life, farm life--anything we asked about, they had the answer!! We were thrilled with our Active Adventure. Austin/Active Adventures did not disappoint!! This was our third trip with them, and we will definitely be traveling with them again. They do all the hard work--we get to simply enjoy the trip!

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"Our Swiss Alps Adventure was better than we ever imagined it could be!! It… read more

"Our Swiss Alps Adventure was better than we ever imagined it could be!! It was amazing! Our guides, Matthew, Peter, and Ben were outstanding! My husband just said he doesn't have enough good words to say about our guides and our trip! We know we will have to return to Switzerland for more adventure and touring the countryside. Every single need or request we had was met by our guides. We did not need to concern ourselves with any details. We just had to show up and enjoy the adventure! Peter, Ben, and Matthew listened to us and accommodated each guest with additions/substitutions to our itinerary. They really were amazing! Our guides were also so knowledgeable about the country, culture, geology, plant life, farm life--anything we asked about, they had the answer!! We were thrilled with our Active Adventure. Austin/Active Adventures did not disappoint!! This was our third trip with them, and we will definitely be traveling with them again. They do all the hard work--we get to simply enjoy the trip! read less

5 Stars (6 reviews)

L Lynn | September 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - September 2023

Great trip

"Lots of beautiful scenery, adventure, and fun!

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4 Stars (6 reviews)

A Alex | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

Anne

"I really enjoyed the trip. The weather was excellent and although the treks could be challenging, the scenery was awe inspiring and well worth the effort!

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"I really enjoyed the trip. The weather was excellent and although the treks could be… read more

"I really enjoyed the trip. The weather was excellent and although the treks could be challenging, the scenery was awe inspiring and well worth the effort! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

A Anne | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2023

Hiking exceeded expectations!

"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains/passes were beyond spectacular (pictures did not do them justice). The daily hikes were challenging but doable, and the guides and itineraries were such that all skill levels could reasonably participate. Everything about the trip, from the accommodations, to the food, to the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, was excellent. Being my 7th trip now with Active Adventures, I continue to come back because I know I’ll always have a terrific experience, and this trip again did not disappoint!

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"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The… read more

"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains/passes were beyond spectacular (pictures did not do them justice). The daily hikes were challenging but doable, and the guides and itineraries were such that all skill levels could reasonably participate. Everything about the trip, from the accommodations, to the food, to the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, was excellent. Being my 7th trip now with Active Adventures, I continue to come back because I know I’ll always have a terrific experience, and this trip again did not disappoint! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

K Kevin | August 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2023

Mt Blanc!

"Impressive tour around Mt Blanc with a great mix of challenging hiking, and a sprinkling of biking and kayaking for diversity.

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"Impressive tour around Mt Blanc with a great mix of challenging hiking, and a sprinkling… read more

"Impressive tour around Mt Blanc with a great mix of challenging hiking, and a sprinkling of biking and kayaking for diversity. read less

4 Stars (124 reviews)

A Alastair | August 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - August 2023

A wonderful trip to Switzerland

"Our family was traveled multiple times with Austin Adventures domestically in the U.S. Our children have grown up with their trips. This was our first international trip with Active Adventures, and our first adult trip (we went the adult trip route now that our youngest is 17). The trip did not disappoint, and all of us LOVED it. Switzerland was beautiful. We felt that we explored parts of Switzerland that we would not have picked on our own. Likewise on activities - we would have never thought of doing a via ferrata, and it was AWESOME. We enjoyed mountain views from not just vehicles, but biking, hiking, and climbing. The food and lodging picks were excellent. When weather didn't cooperate as planned one day, our guides developed a really fun and creative plan B. They also came up with a great suprise activity on our last night. Small tour groups are fun, and we enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. The trip is very active, and we were glad we were in decent physical shape. We also felt that our guides did a great job of keeping things interesting…

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"Our family was traveled multiple times with Austin Adventures domestically in the U.S. Our children… read more

"Our family was traveled multiple times with Austin Adventures domestically in the U.S. Our children have grown up with their trips. This was our first international trip with Active Adventures, and our first adult trip (we went the adult trip route now that our youngest is 17). The trip did not disappoint, and all of us LOVED it. Switzerland was beautiful. We felt that we explored parts of Switzerland that we would not have picked on our own. Likewise on activities - we would have never thought of doing a via ferrata, and it was AWESOME. We enjoyed mountain views from not just vehicles, but biking, hiking, and climbing. The food and lodging picks were excellent. When weather didn't cooperate as planned one day, our guides developed a really fun and creative plan B. They also came up with a great suprise activity on our last night. Small tour groups are fun, and we enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. The trip is very active, and we were glad we were in decent physical shape. We also felt that our guides did a great job of keeping things interesting and physically challenging, yet safe and not overwhelming. Our guides also worked really hard behind the scenes so that all we needed to do was show up and have fun. Everybody in our family would rate this trip as our favorite one to date. And that is saying a lot since we have loved all our prior Austin trips. Our kids are now asking when we are doing another one. read less

5 Stars (6 reviews)

M Mary | August 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - July 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure

"Our guides Ronnie and Peter made this trip awesome. They went above and beyond to show us the very best parts of the Alps. There was so much care and intention in everything they did for us.

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"Our guides Ronnie and Peter made this trip awesome. They went above and beyond to… read more

"Our guides Ronnie and Peter made this trip awesome. They went above and beyond to show us the very best parts of the Alps. There was so much care and intention in everything they did for us. read less

5 Stars (6 reviews)

S Sarah | July 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - July 2023

Outstanding trip!

"Everything was top notch on our trip to Switzerland. Great guides, great itinerary and very organized.

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"Everything was top notch on our trip to Switzerland. Great guides, great itinerary and very… read more

"Everything was top notch on our trip to Switzerland. Great guides, great itinerary and very organized. read less

5 Stars (6 reviews)

K Karen | July 2023

Swiss Alps Adventure - July 2023

Phenomenal in every way!

"We did an Active Adventures trip to Switzerland in July 2023. Neither of us had been, and always up for an active adventure, this seemed perfect for us. We're not really "group" people and were worried about getting "stuck" with people who weren't compatible, but we were fortunate not only to have only two other guests in our group, but they happened to be perfectly matched with us in terms of fitness and lust for adventure. They were awesome, and we formed genuine friendships with them and our guides.

Our guides were Peter and Ronnie, and they had everything to do with why our experience was so great. Obviously personable, warm, and "tuned in" to their guests, they were also willing to adjust our schedules when it was advantageous to do so. We tended to finish the planned activities quite early (partly because there were only four of us, and we were a bit quick), so they would improvise and tack on additional activities that always proved to be a welcome accoutrement. We were exhausted, exhilarated, and sated at the end of every day ~ exactly what we were hoping for!

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"We did an Active Adventures trip to Switzerland in July 2023. Neither of us… read more

"We did an Active Adventures trip to Switzerland in July 2023. Neither of us had been, and always up for an active adventure, this seemed perfect for us. We're not really "group" people and were worried about getting "stuck" with people who weren't compatible, but we were fortunate not only to have only two other guests in our group, but they happened to be perfectly matched with us in terms of fitness and lust for adventure. They were awesome, and we formed genuine friendships with them and our guides.

Our guides were Peter and Ronnie, and they had everything to do with why our experience was so great. Obviously personable, warm, and "tuned in" to their guests, they were also willing to adjust our schedules when it was advantageous to do so. We tended to finish the planned activities quite early (partly because there were only four of us, and we were a bit quick), so they would improvise and tack on additional activities that always proved to be a welcome accoutrement. We were exhausted, exhilarated, and sated at the end of every day ~ exactly what we were hoping for!

We worried that we'd be bike riding "in the Alps," so we opted for ebikes. Not really necessary, as most of the biking is quite flat. The hiking can sometimes be straight up, so be prepared for some stiff hikes, although not overly strenuous. If you can do the Via Ferrata, DO IT! We've done one before (Peru), and this one was every bit as wonderful. It's truly a highlight.

The accommodations and meals were amazing. The servers and hotel staff all knew our guides well, so we were treated to impeccable service (I'm sure it would have been in any case). They choose locations that are stunningly beautiful and provide access to everything the areas have to offer. Our guides took care of absolutely every detail, from caring for and storing the bikes to tipping the Via Ferrata guide, preparing snacks for the activities, and providing history and culture details that we were hungry for.

As an aside, if you happen to get either Peter or Ronnie as your guide, consider yourself lucky. They work well as a team, showing one another immense respect and playing off each other's strengths - but be sure to treat yourself to some of their personal stories. They're both adventuresome, and have the most amazing experiences ~ I couldn't get enough! Ask Peter about his biking tour through the U.S. with his wife and kids ~ you'll think you're in the middle of the most intriguing docudrama you've ever watched. read less

5 Stars (6 reviews)

D Danna Van | July 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - July 2023

TMB!

"Amazing hikes, great food, exceptional guides and an unforgettable experience! TMB does not disappoint!

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"Amazing hikes, great food, exceptional guides and an unforgettable experience! TMB does not disappoint! read more

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5 Stars (124 reviews)

B Ben | July 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - July 2023

Outstanding

"I can not say enough positive things about the Tour du Mont Blanc trip. The hiking, the guides, the driver(s), the accommodations and, of course, the food were all fabulous. The hiking was challenging, but so worth it for the views. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and our looking forward to our next adventure.

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"I can not say enough positive things about the Tour du Mont Blanc trip. The hiking, the guides, the driver(s), the accommodations and, of course, the food were all fabulous. The hiking was challenging, but so worth it for the views. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and our looking forward to our next adventure.

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5 Stars (124 reviews)

M Michele | July 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - June 2023

Incredible Trip for the Senses

"This trip was amazing. The guides were top notch, the food was fantastic. I loved the lodgings. Not the fancy American hotels, but real alpine inns and hotels. The owners at the smaller inns were so nice and would do anything to make your visit better. It was very much an ACTIVE adventure. Wish I had done it when I was younger and more fit.

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"This trip was amazing. The guides were top notch, the food was fantastic. I loved the lodgings. Not the fancy American hotels, but real alpine inns and hotels. The owners at the smaller inns were so nice and would do anything to make your visit better. It was very much an ACTIVE adventure. Wish I had done it when I was younger and more fit. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

G Gary | June 2023

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When is the best time to visit Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland is September because of minimal crowds and the best climate for adventure and exploring outdoors. Switzerland is incredibly popular during the summer and winter months, but you can avoid crowds if you go in the earlier or later parts of the season, like November, March, June and August. 

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Things to do in Switzerland

While Switzerland is best known for its chocolate, clocks, cows, cheese, cash, majestic mountains, magnificent meadows, Edelweiss, and Heidi, Europe’s most powerful waterfall is also in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Home to 8.6 million people, Switzerland is smaller than the Netherlands, but is twice the size of New Jersey. Switzerland’s landscapes are sensational. Hike, bike, and adventure across Switzerland, which has more than 35,000 miles of well-maintained hiking trails waiting to be explored.

Adventure over 3,500 trails while exploring Switzerland, which is known to have a variety of well-maintained trails throughout the mountains, ranging up to 14,960 feet above sea level. Divided into three regions, the Swiss Alps inhabit the South and fade into the Swiss Plateau, while the Jura mountain range lies along the northwest French border. Known for its majestic mountains and alluring alpine lakes, Switzerland’s climate changes with altitude, but generally is cloudy with cold, rainy, and snowy winters and cool to warm, humid summers with the occasional rain shower.

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By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. This offer is only valid for reservations where the trip is no sooner than 180 days from the departure date at time of booking.

We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here.

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As members of the Active Adventures family, Austin Adventures offers booking assurance that allows you to secure your spot with a deposit now and pay the rest later. Plus, if your plans change or you can’t travel, you can transfer your booking or request a refund on any additional funds paid (less deposit) up to 90 days (180 days for Africa and Himalayas trips) from your original trip start date.  

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FAQs About Our Switzerland Vacations

What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland is between April and October, though winter sports enthusiasts may prefer December to March. The country has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. The spring months of March to May bring Alpine blooms, flowering trees and cows heading out to pasture.

Is 1 week enough for Switzerland?

Switzerland is a small country compared to many of its European neighbors, but you'll still need more than a week to take it all in. If a week is all you've got, our Swiss Alps Adventure is perfect!

What type of plugs and voltage do you use in Switzerland?

Switzerland operate on a 220V AC system with Plug Type C which consists of two round parallel pins while the wall plug has two holes where it is connected.

What kind of clothing should I be packing?

Once you've booked your trip, you'll have access to a gear list in your portal on exactly what to bring along. The gear list is carefully thought out to provide you with everything you need to be warm and happy, or cool and relaxed, whatever the weather! So it is best to bring everything we recommend along, if you don't bring everything you need, we can't guarantee your comfort.

How many people are there on each of your Switzerland trips?

We generally take up to 15 people per trip, although this can vary, and all our trips have at least two of our guides to look after you (apart from the occasions we have a small group). We have found that our trips tend to attract a particular kind of person and many people have commented that the social scene was one of the highlights of their trip!

What is the time zone in Switzerland?

For the majority of the summer season Switzerland is in the Central European (CET), which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

How much spending money should I bring and where do I get local currencies?

Our trips include all transportation, guiding, meals and activities (except where indicated on the itinerary). Most people like to bring a little extra to cover a round of drinks at the pub, take home some souvenirs, book a tour and eat out on their free day, and tip our guides if they've had a great time. 

Usually the easiest thing to do is use your credit or debit card to withdraw money directly from your home account, in local currency. There are plenty of ATM's and banks in larger towns in Europe, and ATM's will accept all major credit cards and many debit cards. Cash advances are the most convenient way to get cash.

What is the currency in Switzerland?

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc CHF.

What if I need a special diet?

We are accustomed to catering to the following special diets:

  • vegan (no meat or animal products)
  • vegetarian (no meat products)
  • fishatarian (vegetarian, and eat fish)
  • no red meat (eat chicken & fish)
  • gluten intolerant (no wheat, rye, barley or oats)
  • lactose intolerant (no dairy products)

You will get the opportunity to specify your particular requirements when you fill in our pre-trip questionnaire. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know well in advance, via email or the online questionnaire.

What is the food like in Switzerland?

Well-known Swiss dishes include raclette and fondue (molten cheese eaten with bread or potatoes), rösti (fried grated potatoes), muesli (an oatmeal breakfast dish) and Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (veal and mushrooms on a cream sauce). A typical breakfast in Switzerland includes a bowl of cereal with milk, bread rolls with jam or butter, swiss croissant and coffee, muesli and yogurt or tea. Lunch may be as simple as a sandwich or it could be a complete meal, therefore dinner could then be a full main course or simply bread, cheese and meat. Switzerland is also best known for its milk chocolate, with Swiss chocolate containing more milk than most chocolate, offering a distinctly smooth and creamy flavour and texture you won't find elsewhere!

Do I need hiking boots or are hiking sneakers okay?

If you have good ankles that will be able to cope pretty well with varied terrain, then good hiking shoes or sneakers should be fine, but if not then hiking boots will give you better support.

What kind of clothing should I be packing?

Once you've booked your trip, you'll have access to a gear list in your portal on exactly what to bring along. The gear list is carefully thought out to provide you with everything you need to be warm and happy, or cool and relaxed, whatever the weather! So it is best to bring everything we recommend along, if you don't bring everything you need, we can't guarantee your comfort.

How many people are there on each of your Switzerland trips?

We generally take up to 15 people per trip, although this can vary, and all our trips have at least two of our guides to look after you (apart from the occasions we have a small group). We have found that our trips tend to attract a particular kind of person and many people have commented that the social scene was one of the highlights of their trip!

What's included on your Switzerland trips?

Accommodation
On your Switzerland trip you'll stay in a variety of places depending on the destination and activities. For the most part you'll stay in nice, locally owned, beautiful family run hotels in great locations, with private bathrooms, free wifi, great breakfasts and warm local hospitality.

Transport
Your transport will be a mixture of private vehicle, bike and your very own two feet on our trips in Switzerland. You'll spend most time hiking or biking everywhere though! All your transport is included from the start of your trip and we'll drop you at the airport at the end. The details are all listed in the trip specific itineraries.

Meals
All your meals are included as described in the itinerary except two lunchs and two dinners. We have found that people enjoy checking out what is on offer by themselves sometimes, so you can go and see what's out there! On every other day and especially after any long hikes, we've chosen places to eat that can cater for our hearty appetites, work well with our small groups (they know we are coming) and provide us with an authentic destination specific culinary experience. There are always options for you, so you can either be brave or choose something more familiar. You can be assured that on all our trips we will make sure you are very well fed, and Europe's vast array of cuisine won't disappoint you!

Trip leaders
Our trips are all led by an experienced Trip Leader alongside a local specialist guide. Our Trip Leaders are very proud to work with Active Adventures and often lead our trips for many years, for which we are very lucky and very grateful, as it means we're able to consistently offer a fantastic level of service. They work closely with our local specialist guides to provide you with a seamless, fun, exciting and memorable trip. They will happily share with you as much or as little as you want to know about the history, culture, social aspects and lifestyle of the country you are visiting.

Can you help me find international flights to Switzerland?

Our preferred Travel Partner Fuzion Travel can assist with you with flights and other travel arrangements. Let them know your preferred travel plans, including any stopovers or extra nights’ accommodation, and they’ll put everything in place for you. They offer a total travel solution and five star service that you’ll want to tell your friends about!

Do you recommend buying travel insurance?

As an Active Adventures traveller, It’s essential you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of personal injury, medical expenses, trip cancellation for your travel with us. Please head to our Travel Insurance page for more in-depth information and insurance provider options. It’s also important to check your insurance covers all the activities you’ll be partaking in, in case you’re travelling to altitude or looking at extreme sports.

Do I need vaccinations to visit Switzerland?

You don't need any vaccinations for Switzerland. Easy!

Do I need a visa to visit Switzerland?

It is your responsibility stay up to date on the latest visa and entry requirements for your destination. Please use the CIBT entry tracker on our website as a guideline or visit the relevant immigration webpage for more information regarding this.

How safe is Switzerland?

Switzerland is one of the least dangerous countries in Europe and worldwide. The population is generally very wealthy which makes the crime rate relatively low. Of course, there are small issues with pickpocketing and petty theft, but it's nothing tourists need to be afraid of.

What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland is between April and October, though winter sports enthusiasts may prefer December to March. The country has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. The spring months of March to May bring Alpine blooms, flowering trees and cows heading out to pasture.

If I book a trip with my children, will I be sharing a room with them?

Active Adventures & Austin Adventures family vacations are naturally about spending time with family and as such, most families opt to share rooms on our trips. At time of booking, families consisting of four guests with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at the guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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Why Travel With Us

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.