The Switzerland - Oberland Untour

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,349 $ 193 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Have a change to hike Mount Pilatus.
  • Visit the cultured cities Bern, Thun, Brienz, Interlaken.
  • Have a great trip with famous rail journey.
  • Visit some of the finest museums in Switzerland.
  • Experience the nature by visiting Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Lake Luzern etc.

Short Description

Book your Untours Switzerland vacation package for an unforgettable trip that will thrill you with mountain vistas and beautiful lake scenery. Access to cultured cities, charming villages, easy hikes through wildflower-filled meadows and nearby lifts to stunning Alpine peaks make this area hard to beat.

Stay in a chalet apartment with good access to buses, trains, and hiking trails.

Day trip options: Bern, Thun, Brienz, Interlaken, Murten, Burgdorf, Fribourg, Basel, Luzern, Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux; the peaks of the Schilthorn, Jungfraujoch, Pilatus, Titlis; and more!

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Zurich
End City Zurich

Destinations

Switzerland

Cities & Attractions

Alps Basel Bern Lucerne Mt. Pilatus Zurich

Activities

Hiking Trains & Rail

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Trip Includes

The Switzerland - Oberland Untour Includes:

  • One or two weeks in a private Swiss apartment or chalet, often with spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Zurich, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer assistance for most arrivals at the Zurich airport, with detailed instructions that allow you to reach your village with ease.
  • An 8 or 15-day Swiss Rail Pass valid on trains, buses, lake ships; free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland.
  • An orientation session given by our very experienced local staff covering rail and sightseeing.
  • Local information and our Swiss Oberland Dream Book and Swiss Hiking Guide, both researched and written by Untours staff, chock-full of suggestions for scenic hiking trails and day trips.
  • A local cultural activity, such as a visit to an alpine village, a guided city tour, or a visit to a traditional alpine cheese maker’s hut.
  • A dinner party (selected dates only) in an authentic Swiss restaurant with new and old friends.
  • Use of an Untours cell phone while on location.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
  • Special savings for kids 15 and under on this Untour in qualifying apartments. Call for details.

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Itinerary

What To Do On Your Switzerland Oberland Vacation

Day trips and sightseeing: Between charming towns, museums with world-class collections, gorgeous lakes, snow-capped mountains, hiking and good wine and food, you will wish you had booked a several-months' trip. There is so much to do in Switzerland that we list just a few of the many possibilities: There are the cultured cities of Bern, Thun, Brienz, Interlaken, Murten, Burgdorf, Fribourg, Basel, Luzern, Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, St. Gallen, Locarno and Lugano. Switzerland has many lakes and rivers to visit: Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Lake Luzern, Lake Geneva, Lake Zürich, Lake Zug, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Lake Biel, Lake Constance, the Aare River and the Rhine River. Alpine highs not to be missed: Schilthorn, Jungfraujoch, Schynige Platte, Pilatus, Niesen, Stanserhorn, Schönbüel, Brienzer Rothorn, Balmeregghorn, Planplatten.

Switzerland has some of the finest museums on the Continent including the Kunstmuseum in Bern, the Sammlung Rosengart, the Picasso Museum and the Verkehrshaus (Transportation Museum) in Luzern, the Kunstmuseum in Zürich, the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum near Brienz, the Hergiswil Glass Factory, and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Castles in Spiez, Thun, Oberhofen, Gruyères, and Chateau de Chillon are great trips and you can often combine them with a famous rail journey: Golden Pass Panoramic Express, Glacier Express, Bernina Express.

Off-the-beaten-track attractions that can’t be beat: Seeing and tasting Swiss cheese made on a family-operated farm in the Alps, listening to local musicians and yodlers at our farewell get-together, buying fresh bread at your local bakery, hearing a (free) symphony of cowbells as you stroll to your home-away-from-home after a dinner at a lakeside restaurant, buying fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and cheese at the local open air market.

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The Switzerland - Oberland Untour

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We can't wait to return!

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I would use Untours again. Everything was so well organized, we had all of our reservations made, Dee sent us all the train time tables that we needed, and I even got a list of doctors in the area because of my health conditions. I was completely satisfied and impressed. Such excellent service is rare these days. I loved staying in spectacular Kandersteg in perfect accommodations.
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Fell in love with Switzerland.

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Wonderful vacation. Fell in love with Switzerland. We loved living in Kandersteg and using public transportation. Also loved visiting the local and unique surrounding valleys.

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Didn't like the driving

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I like the Untour philosophy and there were many things I liked about our experience. Maybe we will do another one in the future, but we'd choose one that did not include driving.

Enjoyed our stay

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We enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The roads were in excellent condition and well marked. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved driving through the countryside on the smaller roads to see the little towns and farms. The scenery was beautiful!
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Perfect combination of support and freedom

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This Untour was the perfect combination of support and freedom. We were able to have the experience of ""living"" in Paris, with no agenda but our own. Exactly what we wanted!

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We were very happy with Untours and will definitely consider going on another Untours trip. While traveling with Untours allowed us to be independent, we had our local contacts as a safety net. Also going with Untours took all the detail hassle out of our trip. Our apartment, transportation, suggestions for day trip tours , were all taken care of so we just had to show up. Staying in an apartment allowed us to shop live more like the locals. We shopped locally, bought certain items at the Farmacia, and mingled with local vendors. We had coffee in the morning with locals. It was wonderful.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Independent

Accomodations

Esther: Frutigen

Friendly, English-speaking landlords of the spacious Esther apartment in the Kandertal valley town of Frutigen make this accommodation very desirable. The spectacular balcony view is delightful.

 

Baergli Upper: Kandersteg

This 2-bedroom apartment is centrally located in the charming resort town of Kandersteg, with great accessibility to shopping and train service.

 

Chalet Edelweiss: Kandersteg

This lovely chalet is located in the resort town of Kandersteg. It offers comfort and convenience to the train and restaurants.

 

Steiner: Frutigen

Located in the charming village of Frutigen, this first floor apartment is ideal for families with such amenities as a highchair, crib and backyard barbecue

 

Blumlisalpblick: Kandersteg

The spacious, modern 3rd floor Blümlisalpblick apartment is located above a bank in the resort of Kandersteg. Amenities are an elevator, an open, bright living/dining area, balcony and convenience.

 

Chalet Selg: Frutigen

The ground floor Chalet Selg apartment in Frutigen is appealing for 2 persons or a couple with a small child. Lovely, English speaking landlady, a garden with a fire pit, closeness to stores, restaurants and train complete the amenities.

 

Baergli Middle: Kandersteg

This 2-bedroom apartment is centrally located in the charming resort town of Kandersteg, with great accessibility to shopping and train service.

 

Monnard: Hilterfingen

This spacious and comfortable apartment in Hilterfingen lies on the north shore of Lake Thun. The central location allows great connections to many attractive destinations.

 

Chalet Andreas: Kandersteg

The charming, 2nd floor Chalet Andreas is in a quiet residential area 5-7 minutes walk from the train station. It is close to stores and restaurants. Lovely outdoor garden space is a perfect way to relax at the end of your days excursions.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If Untours is notified more than 70 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons. If Untours has issued tickets on flights approved by you, your entire deposit will be forfeited.
  • If Untours is notified 70 days or less and 35 days or more prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 25 percent of the Ground Only Untour fee including any apartment supplements. If you cancel 70-35 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified 34 days or less and 3 days or more before arrival, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits and half of any $200 deposits paid for one-week add-ons; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 50 percent of the Ground Only Untour fee including any apartment supplements. If you cancel 34-3 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified of a cancellation 2 days or less before arrival, all trip costs are non-refundable.

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