The Alps Trilogy - Scenic Train 3 Peaks, 2 Countries

Chamonix, France

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Jul 6 - 15, 2022
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The Alps Trilogy - Scenic Train 3 Peaks, 2 Countries
Chamonix, France

Alt-Esc Travel
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21 reviews

Jul 6 - 15, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

This ‘Far from the Norm’ visit to the Alps, is an absolute cream of the alpine crop tour where we explore not just one alpine destination, but three epic alpine destinations in one trip! We will experience: 

     - Chamonix, France with the highest mountain in the Alps: Mont Blanc 

     - Zermatt, Switzerland with its symbolic mountain: the Matterhorn 

     - Grindelwald, Switzerland with its notorious ‘killer’ mountain: the Eiger 

Arguably the best alpine destinations, renowned for their history, legacy, scenery and world-famous mountains each destination, we will explore the mountains and the legacies surrounding them. Be prepared to be awed by the scenery, which includes cool mountain streams, blossoming mountain pastures, the sound of cow bells, pristine mountain lakes, dramatic glaciers, and majestic peaks. And that’s not even mentioning the wonderful food, the friendly locals, and, of course, the chocolate

The best way to explore the Alps properly is to get up close. In our opinion, this can only be done on foot, but the beauty of this itinerary is that it is not reliant on your physical prowess. This is a hiking trip first-and-foremost, and we should be prepared for this, physically and mentally. But there are also ample opportunities to relax, explore other sights, or simply ‘hang out’ in town and ‘soak up the vibes’. And, if anyone wishes to take a day off from the hiking and spend the day independently that is no problem at all. 

We will go on some of the best hikes in each destination which take us to the best locations in order to enjoy the finest views, while still being achievable for most generally fit and active people. Travelers do not need to be top athletes, but should be in good physical shape, and have the correct equipment, in order to be safe and comfortable, and to enjoy the hikes.

We will use the Swiss rail system for transport between the destinations. It is reliable, comfortable and has the benefit that one can eat a snack-lunch, visit with other travelers and just take in the amazing scenery. Overall this saves time, saves your energy and leaves more time to explore within the resorts. The journeys are visually stunning as we travel through the Swiss mountains and countryside, so it is very much part of the experience. 

Join Alt-Esc on an Alps adventure through France and Switzerland, by scenic train and lower-impact hiking you will relish in the absolutely awe-inspiring views. Enjoy the scenery without having to be an athlete. You’ll always enjoy fantastic local cuisine, charming hospitality, spectacular scenery, and memorable accommodations nestled among some of the most famous mountains on Earth.

Final Payment due before April 11, 2022

What’s included

  • Guide
    2 English speaking guides
  • Transportation
    First class, a/c coaches and transfers with certified drivers.
  • Scenic Train
    Tickets for all segments
  • 3 Nights Hotel Lodging
    Chamonix, France
  • 3 Nights Hotel Lodging
    Zermutt, Switzerland
  • 3 Nights Hotel Lodging
    Grindelwald, Switzerland
  • Entrance Fees
    As listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated
    Breakfast Daily, lunches during hiking days, dinners as stated.
  • Gratuities
    Local guides, drivers, guides.
  • Meals not Stated
  • Personal Expenses
    Drinks, souvenirs, free-time activities, additional activities not noted,etc.

Itinerary

Tues, July 5
Depart the USA!

Most flights from the USA to Geneva, Switzerland (GEV) will arrive in the morning on July 6 (Please ensure all flights arrive before noon.)  Or, come in early to get acclimated or a take a pre-trip. If you need assistance with that, we can help!


Overnight: Flight



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Reviews

We had a great time! The lodging (Glamping) was very unique and fun, I enjoyed the people, and the activities were wonderful. Tricia did a fantastic job of putting this together and making sure that everyone's needs were met. Thanks!
By Liz H for Glamping in Lake Geneva, WI on 01 Jul, 2021
Thank you Liz! It was fun to share my region with you all!
By Alt-Esc Travel on 01 Jul, 2021
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This was an absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime trip!! Well organized and lead by Tricia and 2 wonderful Egyptian tour guides, this trip was packed full of history, fun and adventure! If Egypt has been on your bucket list, I strongly encourage you to pack your bags, lather on the sun screen and join the camel train! Our team was well cared for, safe at all times and with Covid precautions maintained. I am so grateful for my Egyptian experience with Alt Esc and will forever cherish the memories!
By Jody D for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 23 Jun, 2021
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Egypt welcomed us with open arms. The people were so warm and eager to see us and talk with us. Our guides were the perfect ambassadors to this marvelous country. They called us their goddess and I truly felt like a goddess. The food was plentiful and delicious. The itinerary was full and so well planned. We experienced "Egypt" in the sites, in the sounds, and all of the flavors. Tricia had this trip organized, kept our spirits and excitement at a "12" . Each day brought a new surprise or a special activity. Thank you for offering this fabulous trip. My heart grew by 17 new sisters in the travel family.
By Margo B for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 09 Jun, 2021
I had a great time. A once in a life time experience. Eman is a fountain of knowledge. Thanks Tricia.
By cynthia d for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 07 Jun, 2021
Fascinating! That word best describes Egypt for me. Our May Epic Egypt Escape was just wonderful, great group of travelers, we experienced so much of the culture and people and saw so many amazing sights. There were so many highlights, I just can't name them all, but the sunrise hot air balloon ride and Abu Simbel have to be at the top of my list. Tricia did a wonderful job setting up, planning and organizing this trip. Fascinating trip and I highly recommend Egypt, Tricia and Alt Esc for your next travel adventure.
By Kathy R for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 01 Jun, 2021
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