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A women hiking at the Oeschinensee near Kandersteg in Summer.

Highlights

  • Sunnbüel
  • Oeschinensee
  • Domodossola (Italy)

Day 1

Arrival

Afternoon arrival in Kandersteg by train, with check-in arranged at the 3-star Hotel Bernerhof from 14:00. Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea with tea/coffee and cake in the cosy lounge before exploring the pretty village and enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery.

The village of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland.

Day 2

Sunnbüel

Kandersteg is renowned for being the starting point for many alpine and soft hiking adventures. Today’s excursion takes you by cable car to Sunnbüel from where there is a multitude of hikes to choose from. En route back to Kandersteg, why not stop at the historic “Ruedihus”, which offers a truly unique lunch experience with typical Swiss dishes.

Highlights: Numerous hiking routes, beautiful views and historic Ruedihus

Hotel Ruedihus in Kandersteg.

Day 3

Italy

Today’s excursion takes you by train over the border into Italy. Domodossola is a picturesque market town in the Piedmont region of Italy and has been the focal point of seven surrounding valleys. Its beautifully preserved medieval town centre, graced with ornate Italian architecture dates back to the 14th century and is home to the UNESCO Sacro Monte di Domodossola.

Highlights: UNESCO Sacro Monte di Domodossola

The picturesque market town of Domodossola in the Piedmont.

Day 4

Oeschinensee

After breakfast, short walk to the nearby cable car station and quick ride to Oeschinen. Explore the shores of the lake and the stunning scenery which has been depicted in many photographs over the years. Maybe enjoy a spot of lunch or afternoon snack on the sun terrace of Berghotel Oeschinensee before joining the well-known summer toboggan run (payable locally). On a hot summer’s day a dip in the crystal clear blue waters of the lake or a boat ride is considered ‘a must’.

Highlights: Lake Oeschinen, tobbogan run

A hiker at the Oeschinensee near Kandersteg.

Day 5

Morning at leisure & Departure

After breakfast, the final day is yours to enjoy. Maybe explore further afield in the Bernese Oberland region or savour some more of the beautiful alpine scenery around Kandersteg.

Hikers at the Gemmipass in the Bernese Oberland.

Inclusions

  • All rail travel as per itinerary
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Kandersteg, 3* Hotel Bernerhof
  • Afternoon tea, coffee & cake at Hotel Bernerhof
  • Free use of wellness area
  • Kandersteg Guest Card
  • Excursions to Domodossola (Italy), Sunnbüel & Oeschinensee
  • From price applies per person sharing 3-star double room at Hotel Bernerhof with 2nd class travel, basic half-fare card, excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 18.05. - 18.10.2022
  • Price example calculated on 25.05.2022 for 24.09.2022

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Additional overnight stays in Kandersteg bookable