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Walking in Switzerland

(Tour code: 17KWS)The majestic Alps by rail and on foot

The quaint village of Kandersteg is our base for a fantastic walking holiday. The region, at the heart of the Swiss Alps, is ideal for walking at all levels - especially in the company of our expert guides.


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Tour Highlights
  • Dining in Metz
  • Guided walks through the Swiss Alps
  • Different ability levels on the walks
  • Interlaken
  • Allmenalp cable car trip with views of the Oeschinensee
  • Kandersteg
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Days 1-2

London to Kandersteg

Leave St Pancras International on the Eurostar for Paris, then continue on by TGV to Metz where you stay for one night. On Day 2 your morning is free to explore Metz at leisure before travelling by train to Kandersteg.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4

Guided walking in Kandersteg

Today your guided walking takes you through the countryside surrounding Kandersteg. There are two different walks available depending on your ability. On Day 4 you are free to relax in Kandersteg or to explore the surrounding region.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Free Day
Day 5


Today you travel by train to Interlaken, a wonderful town nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6

Guided walking in Kandersteg

Today there is another walk with an experienced guide. Just a short walk from the hotel, take the Allmenalp cable car for spectacular views to the Oeschinensee lake. Then choose from a gentle ramble back towards Kandersteg for an afternoon at leisure or a more moderate, circuitous route from the top of the Allmenalp back to Kandersteg.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour
Day 7

Walking in Arvesee

Today you may choose a gentle ramble through wildflower meadows around the Arvesee, before descending by cable car and continuing alongside the River Kander to Kandersteg. Should you wish to experience a more moderate walk you can choose to ramble via the Arvesee, to Schwarenbach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8

Journey Home

Travel by train via Brig to Lausanne and board the high-speed TGV service directly to Paris. After crossing the city by coach, you connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

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