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Tailor Made Germany & Switzerland: Alpine Adventure


9 days from $14,695

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Set out on an active alpine adventure, hiking and biking your way through stunning landscapes in Germany and Switzerland; ascending the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Pilatus Kulm; and goat-trekking through mountainous Andermatt, with opportunities to ride a toboggan and relax at a natural thermal spring.

A&K Advantages

Get active on a journey through Germany and Switzerland, staying in spa-equipped luxury accommodations and taking in unforgettable mountain vistas

Visit Munich, the “village of a million people,” seeing its charming historic center and pedestrianized streets and pausing for a brew in a traditional beer hall

Hike the Brenner Pass around gleaming Lake Obenberger, traversing lush meadows and viewing towering peaks

Experience Andermatt’s graceful landscape on a goat-trek, exploring alongside a furry, four-legged companion

Ascend Pilatus Kulm via the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, followed by a hike around picturesque Mount Pilatus

Follow Andermatt’s “herbal path” and learn about the region’s varied flora on a scenic and informative hike

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Munich, Germany
Day 2
Innsbruck, Austria | Tyrol’s Charming Capital
Day 3
Elmau | Time to Relax
Day 4
Andermatt, Switzerland | A Thermal Soak
Day 5
Andermatt | Goat-Trekking Adventure
Day 6
Andermatt | A Peaceful Hike
Day 7
Lausanne | Mountain Panoramas
Day 8
Lausanne | Inspiring Architecture
Day 9
Depart Geneva

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive Munich, Germany

Arrive in Munich, where you are met by your Guardian Angel, and then proceed to explore the city. Discover the “village of a million people” and traditional capital of Bavaria as you discover its historic center on foot. Stroll along its pedestrianized streets, taking in shops, markets and bustling beer halls, among them the storied Hofbrauhaus. Continue to the Marienplatz, site of the Old and neo-Gothic New Town Hall, with its 314-feet-tall belfry and famous Glockenspiel, a chiming clock that re-enacts two stories from Munich’s history with life-sized characters. Then, see the iconic Frauenkirche — Munich's Gothic cathedral — its twin towers topped with domes rather than spires. Proceed to Germany’s southern border, where you check in to your hotel.

Schloss Elmau
Day 2
Innsbruck, Austria | Tyrol’s Charming Capital

Cross the Austrian border to reach the charming city of Innsbruck. The capital of Tyrol, it’s known for its Imperial and modern architecture. See the landmark Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof). Completed in 1500, it was graced with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles and marked the marriage of Emperor Maximilian I and Bianca Maria Sforza. Continue to Rococo-style Hofburg Imperial Palace and Gothic, 16th-century Hofkirche (Court Church), built as a mausoleum for Maximilian I. See his cenotaph within, which boasts an impressive collection of German Renaissance sculpture. Next, see the 16th-century Silver Chapel, with its elaborate altar and silver Madonna. After lunch at leisure, change gears as you take a two-hour hike through the undulating Wipptal Valley. Follow Brenner Pass as you cross lush meadows framed by towering peaks.

Schloss Elmau
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Elmau | Time to Relax

Today is yours to spend enjoying your hotel’s luxurious facilities and breathtaking vistas of the Bavarian Alps and Wettersteinwand mountain range.

Schloss Elmau
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Andermatt, Switzerland | A Thermal Soak

Privately transfer to your hotel in Switzerland, stopping en route in Bad Ragaz, famed for its natural spring. Spend a few hours relaxing in a thermal spa before continuing to your hotel.

The Chedi Andermatt
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Andermatt | Goat-Trekking Adventure

Venture on a goat-trekking excursion through Andermatt’s scenic mountain landscape. Four-legged companions Bärti and Chrigu prove entertaining hiking companions, while making explorations of Ursern Valley especially fun. Wind through unique routes, observing rivers and valleys; hike through scenic vistas; perhaps enjoy a picnic amid beautiful meadows or at huts en route.

The Chedi Andermatt
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Andermatt | A Peaceful Hike

Hike along Andermatt’s five-mile “herbal path,” taking note of the stunning surroundings and learning about local flora and fauna en route. End today’s exploration at your hotel, where the remainder of the day is spent at leisure.

The Chedi Andermatt
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Lausanne | Mountain Panoramas

Meet your driver-guide and depart for Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, stopping en route at Mount Pilatus. Ascend the mountain via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows stippled with alpine flowers, intersected by mountain streams and marked by jagged rock faces. From the summit of Mount Pilatus, marvel at the peaks and shimmering lakes below. Perhaps visit the rope park and toboggan run on the Fräkmüntegg before descending the mountain by aerial gondola. Continue to your hotel for check in.

Beau-Rivage Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Lausanne | Inspiring Architecture

Awake in the city of Lausanne, situated in the French-speaking Vaud region. Built atop five hills by the Romans, it rises in tiers from Lake Geneva. Begin the day exploring the city’s Old Town, seeing the Notre-Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville, seat of municipal and communal councils; and the striking, medieval Fontaine de la Justice. Return to your hotel, where the afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. You may visit the Olympic Museum next door or board a ferry and head to the French town of Evian, famous for its spring water.

Beau-Rivage Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
Depart Geneva

After breakfast, privately transfer to Geneva for your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Mountain Bike Through Andermatt and Alpine Villages

Explore the picturesque alpine village of Andermatt by mountain bike, speeding down peaks and valleys and zipping through varied terrain.

Hike through Lake Geneva’s Lavaux Wine Region

Hike the rolling, vine-clad hills of the Lavaux wine region, pausing for a tasting and light bites at a local vineyard.


Jun–Sep; Priced from $14,695

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability. Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included.

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