Majestic Switzerland

Date: Wed, August 2, 2023 - Fri, August 11, 2023

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $4,295

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Alumni Holidays International

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Embrace Switzerland’s dreamy scenery on an eight-night journey for active travelers! This enchanting land is yours to behold, from its snowcapped summits to winding footpaths and unfettered blue skies. Begin in gorgeous Interlaken, nestled beneath the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland. Enjoy visits to Brienz, famed for its traditional wood carvings; Kandersteg, a paradise for nature lovers and Lauterbrunnen with its storybook ambience. Rides on cogwheels, trains, cable cars and gondolas reveal the region’s quintessential beauty — dramatic cliffs, flower-filled meadows, sweeping forests and tumbling waterfalls. Travel on to charming Vevey, tucked along the sundrenched shores of Lake Geneva. Sample local Swiss chocolates and cheeses, and sip crisp vintages at a Lavaux winery, where vineyards climb terraced slopes. Visit lakeside Montreux, stroll ancient castle ramparts and cruise Lake Geneva, shimmering like a jewel. Plus, indulge in decadent cuisine accompanied by a folkloric performance!

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Heidi Madden Ph.D.

Heidi Madden is the Librarian for Western European Studies and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of German Studies. She develops collections of materials from and about Europe and provides research services on European topics. Heidi is active in the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) where she has convened the Classical, Medieval Renaissance Discussion Group, the Romance Languages Discussion Group, and the Germanist Discussion Group with programs on information literacy, research methods, digital humanities, and European fiction in translation. She served as Vice Chair/Chair Elect of WESS during 2011-2012. Heidi represents Duke University Libraries in GNARP and CIFNAL within the Center for Research Libraries, and is the chair of the GNARP collection Development Working Group. She is a member of the ALA IRC Subcommittee Europe working on exchanges between US and German libraries. Read more >

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