Private Guided Tours

Are you looking for a private guide? If you have a small group and would like a private guided tour of the Swiss, Italian or French Alps, Alpinehikers has knowledgeable guides available for private guided tours on a time-available basis. A group of just 6-8 people will receive pricing very similar to our scheduled group tours, and guides for smaller groups can be arranged for a small premium. One advantage of booking a private guide is the flexibility to enjoy either one of our standard routes, or to create your own personalized itinerary. Choose your own hiking companions and pace. Stay in huts, 5-star hotels, or anything in between, from a few days to a few weeks.

Private guided tours can also be arranged for itineraries that might be more complicated on a self-guided basis, such as the Haute Route, inn-to-inn tours through the Dolomites, or the Tour of Mont Blanc. Browse through some of our standard options, and give us a call or email to start working on the right itinerary for your family or group.

Alps

Inn-to-inn

Private guided Bernese Oberland Traverse

Switzerland

This private guided tour covers the most scenic and challenging sections of the Alpine Pass Route across the Bernese Oberland...

Departures June – September

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Private guided Bernese Oberland Traverse - Part A

Switzerland

This private guided tour covers the most scenic sections of the Alpine Pass Route across the Bernese Oberland...

Departures June – September

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Private guided Bernese Oberland Traverse - Part B

Switzerland

This private guided tour offers quiet trails, steep passes, and off-the-beaten-path destinations in the Bernese Oberland...

Departures July – September

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Private guided Dolomites Deluxe Alta Via 1

Italy

Our private guided deluxe Alta Via 1 combines remote huts with luxurious stops in village hotels. A rugged tour with a touch of comfort.

Departures June – September

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Private guided Great Dolomites Traverse

Italy

Enjoy a private guided tour amid the otherworldly beauty of the Dolomites...

Departures June – September

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Private guided Hiker's Haute Route

Switzerland, France

The private guided Hiker's Haute Route consists of a spectacular series of trails linking Chamonix to Zermatt.

Departures July – September

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Private guided Tour du Mont Blanc

France, Italy, and Switzerland

Private trek from France into Italy and Switzerland. The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the great hiking tours of the world.

Departures June – September

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Private guided Tour du Mont Blanc, North

France, Italy, and Switzerland

For a quick trip to the Mont Blanc region, the northern-half of our TMB tour, is a fantastic 6-night hike from Courmayeur through Switzerland to Chamonix, with your own private...

Departures June – September

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Inn-to-inn-combo

Private guided Bernese Oberland Highlights

Switzerland

A private guided adventure for you and your friends combines dayhikes from village hotels with a spectacular 2-day inn-to-inn hike.

Departures June – September

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Private guided Eiger to the Matterhorn

Switzerland

Hike from the base of the Eiger on a jaw-dropping inn-to-inn tour followed by a short transfer and a few days at the base of the Matterhorn.

Departures June – September

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Village-based

Private guided Classic Peaks: Mürren and Zermatt

Switzerland

Mürren and Zermatt - arguably the two best hiking destinations in Switzerland - provide a nice contrast on this private guided tour...

Departures June – September

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Private guided Glacier Express

Switzerland

Take a ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train, and see the Alps in style!

Departures June – September

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Private guided Grand Tour: Mürren, Zermatt, Pontresina

Switzerland

Stay in luxurious inns, enjoy classic train rides, and hike three of the grandest mountain destinations in world on this private guided tour...

Departures June – September

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Private guided Jungfrau

Switzerland

This private guided hiking tour of the Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland is a perfect one-week introduction to fairy-tale Switzerland.

Departures June – September

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Private guided Jungfrau + Matterhorn

Switzerland

The Jungfrau + Matterhorn tour provides perhaps the perfect combination of pretty villages and premier hikes in Switzerland.

Departures June – September

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Private guided Matterhorn

Switzerland

Private guided tour of a region filled with great hikes and jaw-dropping views, anchored by the Matterhorn - one of the world's defining mountains...

Departures June – September

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Southwest

Backpacking

Private guided Grand Canyon Backpacking

Grand Canyon

Take a private hiking tour into the Grand Canyon and immerse yourself in one of the natural wonders of the world.

Departures January – December

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Lodge-based

Private Guided Southern Utah Highlights

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce and Zion National Parks

A private guided tour with one breathtaking highlight after the next at the most spectacular National Parks in the US Southwest.

Departures September – October

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Private guided Arizona Red Rocks

Prescott, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona

A private guided adventure for you and your friends, visiting the beautiful landscapes of Northern Arizona.

Departures January – December

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Private guided Northern Arizona Highlights

Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona

Blessed with an ideal climate and supreme natural beauty, Northern Arizona is a perfect hiking destination for spring and fall trips.

Departures January – December

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About Private Guided Tours

What will your private guided tour include?

Private guided tours are just like our group tours, and typically include prepaid hotels with breakfast and dinner, picnic lunches each day, a private guide for your family or group, an appropriate rail pass (for Switzerland) or airport shuttle for travel to and from the airport or border, all transfers to and from trailheads, and luggage transfers on our inn-to-inn tours.  Our private guided tour pricing assumes 1 guide for your group, and this can be customized if you have a larger group or need additional guides.

Not included are drinks with your meals, some dinners (as noted), extras (such as laundry, phone calls from the room, etc), or transportation not covered by your tour itinerary. Exact details vary slightly from tour to tour, so see the individual tour descriptions for complete details.

We can arrange any of our standard guided tours as a private guided tour, or we can get creative and make up your own itinerary from scratch!  Just let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Additional guided tour options:

We have organized and led a number of additional itineraries in the Alps.  While we don’t offer them as group tours each year, they are always available as private guided options.  Some of your choices include:

Mont Blanc to the Eiger

Gemmi to the Matterhorn

Engadine Traverse

Secret Valais Valleys

Mont Blanc Highlights

Haute Route Highlights

 

How does it work?

Our private guided tours can generally be booked for any number of people and any dates that work for you.  If you know which trip you’d like, ask us about dates and availability, then sign up online and we’ll do the rest!  Private guided tours can also be customized, so if you would like to do something tailor-made for just you, let us know, and we’ll see what we can do for you.  If you have any questions at all, just ask.  We’re always a quick phone call or short email away!

 

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