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Switzerland:
Europe's High Points

Switzerland is a land steeped in Alpine tradition, full of stereotypes. And it’s hard not to buy into them when such beautiful examples surround you—soaring mountain peaks, glaciers, staggering views, resort villages, Medieval landmarks, picture-perfect lakes, chocolate, cheese, fondue, clock towers and maybe a little yodeling. Where customs and culture vary with the changing landscape. And even the most mundane moments are so extraordinary, you need to pinch yourself to make sure it’s real. The mountain glaciers and peaks of the Swiss Alps occupy 60% of this country. Its capital city, Geneva, is located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Europe. It is the most international city in Europe, with more than 40% of its residents coming from outside the country. Geneva is also home of the Palais des Nations, which later became the headquarters of the United Nations. More than 25,000 delegates meet here annually to negotiate for world peace. Even the International Red Cross directs its humanitarian campaigns from Geneva. Peaceful, beautiful, breathtaking, diverse, adventurous.

Fast facts
  • Switzerland is home to more than 8.2 million people.
  • There are four official languages in Switzerland: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
  • Switzerland is bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein.
  • Switzerland generally avoids military, political or economic alliances and has been neutral since 1515, a policy that is recognized internationally. Switzerland has interfered in no foreign conflicts and has made no alliances.

Two Unique ways to experience Switzerland

This small country offers big thrills.  But no matter where you are or what you’re doing, don’t forget to try some famous chocolate and cheese fondue!

Active Teen Tours
  • Travel by luxury motor coach
  • Group size up to 46 participants
  • Visits Zermatt – ski, snowboard or ride the scenic gondola
  • Itineraries also include England, France and Italy
Completing 9th and 10th grades
Completing 11th and 12th grades
Global Adventures
  • Primarily travels by public transportation
  • Group size up to 26 participants
  • Small group adventures with more flexibility and spontaneity
  • Visits Geneva and Interlaken – exciting hiking, rafting and rock climbing
  • Itineraries also include France and Italy
Completing 9th and 10th grades
Completing 11th and 12th grades

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