One of this tour’s fine hotels
The Alpenrose Hotel
Our goal is always to find the most interesting and memorable lodging a region offers. Here’s one of our favorites from this itinerary. The Alpenrose Hotel is a classic Swiss chalet in an incredible setting, boasting a private spa, gourmet cuisine and welcoming guest rooms. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux collection, it’s the family home of Michael and Carole von Siebenthal, the third generation of this renowned family to welcome guests to the Gstaad valley and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks.
Where the tour begins and ends
Starting Point: Bërn, Switzerland - 2:00 pm
Ending Point: Interlaken, Switzerland - 3:00 pm
What the weather is like
Daily Highs (°F)
Switzerland, Enchantment of the World - Lura Rogers
A primer for young travelers ages 9-12. The accessible text introduces Swiss customs, daily life, history, languages, food, economy and more.
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A sweeping study of the Swiss character. Through lucid descriptions of history, politics, religion, and culture, this book captures what it means to be Swiss.