We are excited as we head toward our first sites of the rugged Switzerland we have come all this way to see. But first a couple of historic sites to visit on the way. Swiss guns, and cheese await us.
Day 3: Enchanting Bus Travel, Tours and Dinner Engelberg
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we'll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We'll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You'll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
Day 4: Peaks of Engelberg Gondola Ride and Half Day Free-Plan Dinner
Nestled between two mountain peaks, Engelberg is the perfect place for an Alpine adventure. We'll begin our day riding Engelberg's unique, rotating gondola all the way up to the snowy 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis for breathtaking, panoramic views. The rest of the day is all yours to explore the vast network of Swiss hiking trails, try a traditional Swiss milky whey bath (yes, milky whey), and find a cozy mountain hut offering hearty dinner fare and beautiful views. No bus. Walking: moderate.