September 22 - October 1, 2019
Heart of the Alps
Join master landscape photographer Sean Bagshaw on this exploration of the “most beautiful country on earth”. Organized and guided by Regula and Christian Heeb, Swiss born and Oregon based travel photographers, this tour is a once in a lifetime chance to see and photograph Switzerland as few people do.
You will see stunning Mountain scenery, lakes, peaks and ancient villages and towns. If one of your dreams is to visit and experience a place of magnificent natural beauty, this insiders tour to some of the most spectacular places in the Swiss Alps will be truly fulfilling.
This will be a one-time tour so don't miss the chance to join Sean and Christian to explore and photograph Switzerland!
- Engadine Valley
- Mount Säntis
- Mürren / Bernese Alps
- Riffelalp, Gornergrat / Zermatt
Combine this `Top of Switzerland Photo Tour´ with our `Tuscany Photo Tour´
CHF 7,500 /per person/double room sharing (≈ US 7,550)
CHF 780 /single room surplus (≈US$ 790)
Prices are still from 2017 and will be adjusted as soon as they are available for 2019
- 9 nights in double room sharing
- Mountain Top Inn accommodations (besides Milan)
- breakfast included
- transportation from Milan in our van
- gondola rides to mountains
- all entry fees as mentioned in itinerary
- flight to Milan and back
- meals and drinks besides breakfast
- additional trips outside of itinerary
Sun, Sept 22: Arrive in Milan. Overnight at Malpensa Airport Hotel
Mon, Sept 23: Drive from Italy's Po Valley up to the dramatic landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Take cable car to Mountain Muottas Muragl with stunning views over the Engadin Valley. Overnight on Muottas Muragl.
Tue, Sept 24: Explore the beauty of the Engadin. Overnight Muottas Muragl.
Wed, Sept 25: We leave the High Mountains and drive along the Rhine Valley to the Alpstein Region where we see romantic castles high up in the hills. Along the way we pay a short visit to the tiny country of Lichtenstein before we head up to the land of Switzerlands traditional ranching country of Appenzell.
Take the aerial cable car to the top of Mount Säntis with stunning views and local hospitallity. Meet the host family of Ruedi and Claudia Manser. Overnight in their comfortable `Berg Gasthaus´
Thu, Sept 26: After the sunrise shoot and breakfast we explore parts of the Appenzellerland with a possible little hike to Seealpsee and a visit of Christian and Regula's old home city of St.Gallen.
After lunch we drive to the central mountains of Switzerland near Lucerne. Take the cable car from Kulm to Mount Pilatus high above the lakes of Central Switzerland. Overnight on top of Mount Pilatus.
Fri, Sept 27: Decend back to Kulm. After morning exploration of Lucerne we head toward the heartland of Switzerland in the Bernese Alps. Take the cableway from Stechelberg to Mürren with its spectacular setting. Take another cable car further up to the Schilthorn with unsurpassed views to the peaks of the Bernese Alps. Overnight in Berg Gasthaus in Mürren.
Sat, Sept 28: A second Day exploring the Alps. Overnight in Berg Gasthaus in Mürren.
Sun, Sept 29: Back from Mürren, we drive to Zermatt in the Canton Valais. Take the cog train to Riffelalp and on to Gornergrat where we stay high up in the mountains with views to the famed Matterhorn. Overnight on Gornergrat
Mon, Sept 30: A second Day on Gornergrat.
Tue, Oct 1: Drive back to Milan and join us for our Tuscany Photo Tour or individual flight back home.
We reserve the right to adjust the program if necessary.