708 Reviews of Switzerland Tours
Thank you, Peregrine. What a fabulous adventure in a land of beauty. August 20155.0
First tour of the year, the weather included a few grey days, but we scored big when the sky cleared and the stunning scenery of the region reached its full potential. The jackpot was the crystal clear day when we crossed the Maloja Pass to St Moritz, walked to the glacier at Morteratsch, threw a few balls of crisp, new-fallen snow, and took the Bernina Express back over the border to Tirano. OMG, the scenery was incredible!
The steep mountains, picturesque villages and blue waters of Lakes Como and Garda were thrilling to the eye as well. We dined at lakefront restaurants, explored historic villas, walked along woodland paths under fresh spring leaves to glorious outlooks, touched mediaeval walls, drank fresh spring water and local wine, and learnt about the food, the customs, the history and the wildlife of the area.
We were lucky with the other tourists. We all got along well, and as the tour progressed, the lunches and dinners became less reserved and more fun. We laughed a lot and enjoyed each others' company.
Our guide, Roberta, was superb. She kept her eye on the ball, and our comfort and convenience was her first thought. When things went wrong - rain on a mountain track, a local bus timetable change, she was able to arrange alternate activities.Her humour, her knowledge, and above all her open, thoughtful heart made this a five star trip. She really cared.
She worried a little over her English, but honestly, it was fine. The occasional mispronunciation - talking about a wildlife program that reintroduced "beers" to the forest, for instance - was charming more than confusing.
The hotels were excellent. Big rooms, filling breakfasts, astounding views from the lakeside balconies, hotels with character and charm. The private buses were (mostly) spacious and comfortable. One mountain road demanded a smaller vehicle, but who am I to complain when the sixteen tourists, guide and driver occupied an eighteen-seater bus? The drivers were skilled on the often tight roads, in fact, we often applauded their abilities.
We also walked, but it was a walking tour, after all, and the pace was never overly fast, the paths never too steep, the distances never too long for we middle-aged and senior travellers. We also got to see a great many sights denied to those depending on cars and buses and trains.
My only real complaint was that it was too short. I guess that means I'll be back for another tour. Read more
Operator Peregrine Adventures
Did not want to leave! May 20184.0
We booked a 10 day drive yourself Ireland castle vacation through Aer Lingus. The whole vacation was just fantastic. Booking the package through Aer Lingus made everything super easy. Customer service was a great help before we left, answering all of our questions. The car rental at Dan Dooley Car was quick and easy. As well, we had no complications at any of our check-ins. It really left us just to sit back, relax, and enjoy our vacation. We plan on returning to Ireland and will be using Aer Lingus again. Read more
Operator Aer Lingus Vacation Store
Enjoyable trip! January 20174.0
Operator Intrepid Travel
Embrace the mont blanc adventure August 20164.0
All the spectacular views and stunning scenery. When the weather was great, the views could not be beaten. I could soak them in all day long. But never take them for granted as if the weather turns and the views disappear you certainly miss them.
Lotte was excellent. She had a terrific knowledge of the local area, was always friendly and helpful and full of wonderful stories of her adventures around the world. She added to the whole experience of the trek. If she could just control the weather as well then she would have been the best!
Embrace this wonderful walk and embrace every spectacular view. This walk is 105 miles long. It has over 10000 metres of ascent and descent. It is a great great walk and well worth doing for any regular walker with a good level of fitness who walks at a good steady pace. It is a camping trip for 14 days with usual camping facilities, good camping grub, good camping socialising and the need to do your bit for the group with some basic chores. But think seriously if that is for you and if you decide to go then embrace the challenge as you will enjoy it so much more by appreciating the views, taking off the challenge and making new friends.
I only knocked one start off this review because the weather was only the downside of the whole trip as the middle few days turned very cloudy but can hardly blame Exodu for that! Appreciate every clear day when the views are at their best. And just enjoy it. It's a wonderful trip.
Operator Exodus Travels
Had an amazing trip, met heaps of awesome people, and the CEO was great July 20164.0
Operator G Adventures