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Caldera view on walk to Oia in Santorini, Greece

Alps and Sea -- Switzerland and Santorini

SEPTEMBER 11-20, 2023

Space Limited

An Unforgettable Combination 

Let us show you two of the world's most spectacular destinations.  From the serenity, mountain splendor, and quintessential Swiss charm of Grindelwald at the foot of the majestic and historic Eiger, to the nearly indescribable beauty of Santorini, we experience two distinct countries, cultures and cuisines.  This quickly became our favorite combination trip.  Both places are the rareties where the reality beats any postcard.


We have worked out all the logistics to seamlessly reach both destinations and offer limitless opportunities to explore each.  And, as with all our voyages, we are with you each step to attend to every detail and provide advice and make concierge arrangements, but ensuring you have the space to make the experience truly yours.

Grindelwald, Swiss Alps, right under the Eiger
Oia, Santorini, Greece windmill
Swiss Alps hiking above Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen
Zurich, Switzerland, historic Old Town
Swiss Alps hiking above Grindelwald, Switzerland
Cow and cowbell on hike above Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald, Jewel of the Alps

September 11-15

Arriving in Zurich, we are whisked by private transport to Grindelwald, the storybook Swiss town.  We spend four nights here in luxury, stylish accommodations with spectacular views of the Eiger.  A welcome dinner prepared just for us by a private chef is a fitting way to begin the experience.  Start the day with coffee and breakfast on the large veranda overlooking the Alps.  Options to explore are many and varied.  Ride the cable cars or trains that, with Swiss precision, link Grindelwald with neighboring towns and the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its 72 waterfalls.  Choose hikes ranging from easy short walks to epic traverses, and everything in between, including gorgeous alpine lakes.  Descend the mountain right by us via an exhilarating zipline, go-kart and scooter.  Visit the thundering Trummelbach Falls, a series of 10 waterfalls carving through a cave.  Take a spectacular train ride to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch, a UNESCO World Heritage site appropriately called Top of Europe, surrounded by glaciers at your feet and 4,000-meter peaks all around you.  Pump the adrenaline on a toboggan.  We will help you decide what activities suit you best, and where to best experience the Swiss cuisine each evening.   

Jungfraujoch, Top of the World, Swiss Alps
Hiking near the Eiger, above Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Grindelwald luxury apartment overlooking the Eiger

Our home in Grindelwald are its two most luxurious and stylish apartments, one with four bedrooms and the other with three.  Each with a sauna, top quality furnishings and a spectacular veranda, they offer ample space to relax, plan and relive each day's adventures, in the highest level of Swiss alpine hospitality.

Luxury Grindelwald chalet apartment in the Swiss Alps
Luxury Grindelwald chalet apartment in the Swiss Alps under the Eiger
 Sauna in luxury chalet apartment in Grindelwald, Swiss Alps, under the Eiger
Luxury chalet apartment in Grindelwald, Swiss Alps, overlooking the Eiger
Balcony overlooking the Eiger in luxury chalet apartment in Grindelwald, Swiss Alps
Overlooking the Caldera and Skaros Rock on Santorini, Greece
Caldera view on walk to Oia, Santorini, Greece
Abundant breakfast on your balcony overlooking the Caldera and Oia on Santorini, Greece

Santorini -- Discovering Atlantis 

September 15-19

Private transportation takes us back to Zurich for the flight to Santorini, where we are quickly delivered to our luxury hotel with a view of the Caldera that you will never forget.  We spend four nights on this enchanted island.  Unlike cruise ship passengers who only visit for a few hours, we have the time to experience the true Santorini magic.  Wake and enjoy a bountiful breakfast with the Caldera, the Aegean Sea, and neighboring islands at your feet.  Hike along the spectacular ridge to the town of Oia, explore the entire island on an ATV, visit the shops of Fira and Oia, make the short hike to Skaros Rock and the beautiful little church perched almost impossibly on its far side above the Caldera, visit the archeological wonder of Akrotiri, spend a day at beach, greet a sunrise, and enjoy each sunset that only Santorini provides from the comfort and serenity of our terrace.  

Luxury hotel on Santorini with spectacular Caldera sea view
Luxury hotel in Santorini, Greece

One afternoon and evening is devoted to a sunset sail cruise.  We will sail on a spacious, private catamaran through the Caldera with stops for swimming at Red Beach, White Beach, and the hot springs near the volcanic island in the Caldera, we will be served a Greek dinner on board, and then watch the sunset by Oia.  

 Sunrise over the blue domes in Oia, Santorini, Greece
Majestic view atop Santorini, Greece, and the Caldera
Plunge pool on your balcony overlooking Caldera on Santorini, Greece
Sunset dinner sail around Santorini, Greece
Zurich, Switzerland, Old Town

Zurich -- A Fondue Sendoff

September 19-20

We bid farewell to Santorini, but one treat remains -- Zurich, Switzerland's sophisticated but quaint gateway.  Our hotel is in the heart of Zurich's intimate Old Town.  It also is home to the city's foremost fondue restaurant, where we will host our farewell dinner.

Fondue in Zurich, Switzerland
 Caldera view atop Santorini, Greece

What Is Included

•   Hosts accompany trip for the entire voyage

•   Four nights luxury accommodations in Grindelwald

•   Four nights luxury accommodations in Santorini

•   One night luxury accommodations in Zurich

•   Round-trip airfare from Zurich to Santorini

•   Private group sunset sail cruise with dinner in Santorini

•   Concierge round-trip transfers from Zurich airport to Grindelwald, from Santorini airport to hotel, and from Zurich airport to Zurich hotel

•   Private chef welcome dinner in Grindelwald
•   Farewell fondue dinner in Zurich

•   Breakfasts in Santorini and Zurich 

•   Concierge arrangements for activities

•   Detailed guidance through all COVID travel requirements and testing arrangements, if required

What Is Not Included

•   Air fare from US to Zurich, but we will identify suggested flights and we will be delighted to help find options most suited to your preferences, frequent flier programs, etc.  We depart from the United States on September 10.  Transatlantic flights arrive the next day.

•   Meals other than welcome dinner, sunset cruise dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfasts in Santorini and Zurich.

Sunset over the Caldera, Santorini, Greece


•   $6,450/person (double occupancy).  $300 early booking discount until September 30, 2022.

•   50% due at booking; Remaining 50% due by March 1, 2023

•   Given our non-refundable commitments for the Zurich-Santorini-Zurich airfare and other providers, $1,000 of deposit must be non-refundable.  The remaining payments are non-refundable after March 1, 2023

Sunrise in Oia, Santorini, Greece

When will we return to the U.S.?

You can book your return flight from Zurich on September 20.  Alternatively, if you wish to extend your trip, we will gladly help you with ideas and arrangements.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not required, but highly recommended.  We have partnered with TravelSafe.  You can read about options and obtain a quote at the following link.  As always, feel free to contact us with questions. 

Ready To Adventure?  Questions?

Reserve your spot by sending your 50% deposit via Zelle to, or click the Book Now button below.  For questions, contact us via the form below or at

Windmill in Oia, Santorini, Greece

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