Joe and Suzy from Philadelphia – Typically Swiss Tour 22nd Oct

Joe and Suzy had a wonderful day in the Bernese Oberland discovering some really interesting natural places and having some fun at the same time.

I picked them up at their Hotel in Interlaken around 9.30am and then we headed west to Meiringen and the Aare Gorge. This gorge formed over millions of years is a sight to behold. The walkways through the gorge dating back over 100 years allow visitors to walk right the centre of the limestone cliffs.

Then we journeyed onto the 13th century village of Brienz, known historically for it`s wood carving tradition. We walked along the promenade and took photos with the blue waters of Lake Brienz in the background. After a stroll up Brungasse known as one of the most beautiful streets in Europe, we headed to the enchanting Giessbach Falls and the magical Giessbach Hotel, opened in 1870 and now one of the “go to” hotels in Switzerland.

The falls are a natural beauty with snow melted water crashing down over several terraces. The walkway up to the Falls provide visitors with a close up of the falls and one particular point even goes behind the waterfall. The views from the top provide superb photo opportunities of the hotel and Lake Brienz. After a spot of lunch in the majestic hotel which was divine and a wander through the hotel grounds, checking out the oldest funicular leading down to the Lakeside where boats transport visitors across the lake, we ventured onto the awe inspiring Lauterbrunnen valley and eventually reached the Trunmmelbach Falls which have the distinction of being a Waterfall within a mountain. We climbed up several stairways to view the several chutes where snow melted water was gushing out at a rate of knots into the valley below.

Finally we made our way up to Isenflor, a small classic Swiss Village for some wonderful photos with the imposing pearly white 4,000metres high mountains of Monch, Jungfrau and Monch in the background. The day ended after a short drive back to Interlaken with Joe and Suzy thoroughly satisfied that they had had a wonderful day in the breathtaking Swiss countryside. I cannot wait for the next Tour !!! Thanks Joe and Suzy for being excellent guests.

Typically Swiss Tours first Blog – September 25th 2018 – a milestone

Typically Swiss Tours

Hi there, it`s Chris, founder and owner of Typically Swiss Tours writing my first bog, I mean blog !!

I must confess, this is my first blog, I am not a professional blogger and forgive me if my blogging skills are not the best – I will do some research and try to make my blogs as good as can be so you can enjoy what is going on in the world of Typically Swiss Tours.

I will give you a brief summary so far. The company was founded in May this year 2018 and like the website says, is designed to provide Tours to couples or groups of up to 5 people to the coolest parts of Switzerland.

So far I have had 9 clients who have enjoyed being transported around several stunning and spectacular areas – the Rhine-falls pictured being one of them. The feedback from all the clients has been terrific and everybody has enjoyed visiting waterfalls, gorges, mountains or theme parks !! Clients have been primarily from the US but have also come from Germany and Saudi Arabia.

The business is still in its infancy and signs are promising. I have employed a chap called Joe from Lancashire in the UK, where I am from who will manage the Social Media and Digital side of the business. I will continue to nurture relationships with hotels and look at other creative ways to market the business in the hope that it grows quickly.

Quite some news is my car or Mercedes Viano Mini van was involved in a car accident – a “chap” in Luzern crashed into the back of our car and wrote it off so we have gone out and bought a black Mercedes V class which is really comfortable and stylish. I hope to have the first customers in the new car as soon as possible.

So that`s where we are right now. As for a blog you are probably thinking what the hell is that but I hope it gives you a little insight into the business which is all about providing people with unforgettable experiences in this enchanting and beautiful country.

See you soon and all the best from Luzern, Switzerland.

Chris