"Stephen Kinzer is fascinating, has an amazing breadth of knowledge, tells stories in animated and funny ways, and is so interested in others. I didn’t want the trip to end, but had to return to my job!"
Journey to Switzerland, the world’s oldest living democracy and a matchless paradise for walking. Luxuriate in the magnificent views of the Swiss and the Austrian Alps. Discover the village of Apenzell, with its charming houses adorned by murals.
Visit St. Gallen and the Abbey Library with manuscripts dating from the 8th century. Enjoy a curator-led tour of Engelberg’s Benedictine Monastery, housing the oldest church organ in Switzerland.
Experience an optional e-bike tour and take a boat ride on Lake Lucerne. Hike to castle in Werdenberg, the only wooden medievil settlement which retains its character. Sample regional specialties during beer and cheese tastings. Explore Rutli-Meadows — the “Cradle of Switzerland” and take the Mt.Titlis Rotair cableway — the highest glacier excursion in Switzerland.
$4,695 per person, double occupancy