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Private Guided Classic Peaks: Mürren and Zermatt

Mürren and Zermatt – arguably the two best hiking destinations in Switzerland – a perfect combo for a private guided tour.

Private Guided Classic Peaks: Mürren and Zermatt

Mürren and Zermatt – arguably the two best hiking destinations in Switzerland – a perfect combo for a private guided tour.

    Support
  • Private Guided,
    Style
  • Village Retreats,
    Activity Level
  • Relaxed to Moderate,

This private guided tour immerses you in our two favorite villages in the Swiss Alps, Mürren and Zermatt.

Mürren is a walker’s paradise, small and slow-paced, surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, cows, flowers and trails.  It’s the home of the Eiger and Jungfrau, the stars of the Bernese Oberland, and it’s the perfect place to get away from it all and relax.  Zermatt is lively and thrumming with energy, dominated by the nearly unbelievable Matterhorn, and boasting some of the very best hotels in the Alps. If you want a stunning, rejuvenating trip to the Alps, you won’t find a better combination than Mürren and Zermatt.

Your private guide will lead you on hidden trails to powerful viewpoints, and pamper you with every detail.  You’ll have a great 4-star hotel each night, wonderful food, memorable hikes, and no decisions to make.  One of the many joys of staying put for a few days is getting to know a place.  You unpack at your hotel and leave it be for awhile. Explore the hidden corners.  On this trip, we will wake up, exhale, explore for a bit, come home, relax, enjoy a great dinner together, get a good sleep.  Then we’ll do it again.

    Length
  • 7 days, 6 nights
    Departures
  • Jun 01 – Sep 30, 2022
    Cost
  • $3890 8+ people
  • $4190 6-7 people
  • $4690 4-5 people
  • $5490 2-3 people
  • $400 Single room

Days 1-3

Mürren

Welcome to Mürren, a hiking paradise! Stunning views of the Eiger and Jungfrau are a little hard to believe, but they’re real.  Meet your guide and hit the trails exploring rustic farms, remote waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints.

Days 4-7

Zermatt

Then hop a scenic Swiss train to Zermatt, the amazing, thriving, beautiful, welcoming village at the base of the Matterhorn. Enjoy a luxurious stay in our favorite 4-star hotel and explore the myriad trails of the Matterhorn region by day.

Included

Your tour will be led by an experienced Alpinehikers guide, with guided hikes daily. All transfers to and from trailheads are included. You’ll stay 6 nights in luxurious 4 star hotels, with all breakfasts and 5 dinners.  You’ll also receive a 2nd class 3 day Swiss rail pass for arrival, transfer to Zermatt, and departure.

What's great about this tour

  • Perfect flexibility for easy, moderate or epic hiking days
  • A relaxed village retreat-based tour with 2 stops in 6 nights
  • Comfortable and welcoming 4-star hotels in both villages
  • Your own private guide, your group, your trip
  • Epic mountain scenery… Eiger, Jungfrau, Matterhorn
  • Our two favorite villages in the Alps.

Day 1

Mürren

Arrive in Switzerland, and transfer by train to our meeting point in Mürren. The trip itself is incredibly scenic, and takes about 4 hours. Mürren is an idyllic, car-free village, perched atop a sheer 3000 ft. cliff above the waterfall-filled Lauterbrunnen valley (picture Yosemite with a Swiss village on top).

There is a train station in both the Zurich and Geneva airports, and transferring to Mürren will be a memorable journey in itself, convenient and quick. You’ll meet your guide and talk about your tour before settling in for our welcome dinner.

4-star Hotel Eiger
  • Dinner

Day 2

Mürren

One of our favorite hikes starts in town, and winds through meadows and forest to the dairy farm at Spielboden. Here you cross the Schiltbach stream, and start a steep and invigorating ascent to the local peak of Bryndli.  We’ll take our lunch enjoying birds-eye views of Mürren and the Lauterbrunnen valley, perhaps with a soaring golden eagle for company.

From here the trail levels off, and winding through high alpine meadows to Rotstock hut, a quiet alpine hut at Bogangen with views up to the Schilthorn. Stop for a drink and enjoy this beautiful corner of the Alps. The trail back leads over a small ridge before dropping back down to Mürren.

Hotel Eiger
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Mürren

The Upper Lauterbrunnen valley curls back beneath the white-capped Breithorn – considered by many to be the most perfect mountain in the region. This valley is also a nature preserve, with stunning waterfalls, lots of wildlife and many wonderful hiking trails.

One of our favorite hikes leads to the small farm at Obersteinberg, where the proprietors keep cows and make cheese by the same simple methods that have been used for centuries.  Return on a loop trail.  Dinner will be on your own tonight in Mürren.

Hotel Eiger
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 4

Zermatt

After breakfast, we’ll take a morning transfer to Zermatt, the lively village at the base of the Matterhorn.   You’ll have a chance to check out the town, take a short walk around Zermatt, or even take the cable car up to the glacier views of Klein Matterhorn.  Afterwards, enjoy the wonderful pool and spa before settling in for our welcome dinner at the very friendly Hotel Europe.

There’s also time for a great half-day hike today, and the walk from Zermatt up to Zmutt is hard to beat. Zmutt is a cluster of 400 year old barns, formerly used only in summer for a month or so while the cattle grazed nearby. Today there is a wonderful restaurant tucked amid the blackened huts, with the Matterhorn overhead. It’s a great destination for a shorter hike.

Hotel Europe
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Zermatt

We like to get off the beaten path in Zermatt, and the Trift valley is ideal for quiet trails and sweeping views. There are no cable cars into the side valley, and it’s relatively easy to leave the crowds behind on one of the many trails on this side of town.

Take a secret trail to a favorite viewpoint high above town, then enjoy a refreshing stop at the Trift inn, known for their homemade ice tea made from local alpine herbs. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy exquisite food and great Matterhorn views from our hotel on the outskirts of town.

Hotel Europe
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Zermatt

Starting with a comfortable cogwheel train, take quiet trails through high meadows to the wide ridge of Gornergrat.  Hike past marmots and small glacial lakes, with the Matterhorn by your side, to what has to be one of the finest viewpoints in Europe.

From the Gornergrat ridge, the jumbled mass of the Gorner glacier stretches out before you, and behind that, Dom, Monte Rosa, the Breithorn, and the Matterhorn form a spectacular backdrop. There are lots of options for longer or shorter hikes today. Enjoy a final celebratory dinner at your hotel tonight.

Hotel Europe
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

depart

After breakfast at your hotel, say good-bye to your guide and leave at any time for your post-trip destination.

  • Breakfast

This private guided tour explores the sublime heart of the Eiger-Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland.

Hike from the base of the Eiger on a jaw-dropping inn-to-inn tour followed by hikes from Zermatt, at the base...

Discover Mürren and Zermatt on this village retreat-based tour - two of the most stunning hiking destinations in Switzerland.

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