Day 1 Meet at 11 am in Zurich. If you are flying into Zurich, you will need to arrive in Zurich by 8:30 am at the latest. If this is not possible, we recommend that you arrive one day early. We will be happy to book a hotel for you.
We will then travel to Zermatt in our comfortable van. During the journey, we will load our vehicle onto a train and cross through part of the Swiss Alps. We will arrive in Zermatt in the afternoon.
Zermatt is the ultimate mountain village. It offers breathtaking views of the majestic Matterhorn and its car-free streets are lined with 500-year-old wooden houses, shops, cafés and bars. Various different paths lead straight into the wild mountain landscape at the foot of the Matterhorn.
During the blue hour in the evening, we will photograph the Matterhorn, hopefully in its best light, from a fantastic viewpoint.
Day 2 In the morning, your photography guides will brief you on what you can expect from the rest of the tour – and of course, they also will share plenty of tips and tricks for your photography over the coming days. We will then take the rack railway to Riffelberg, where we will check into our hotel.
At an altitude of 4,478 metres, the majestic Matterhorn – perhaps Europe’s most famous mountain – is part of a breathtaking Alpine panorama. There is a fantastic view of the Matterhorn from the hotel itself. We will visit the Riffelsee lake for photo shoots during the golden and blue hours. If the weather is on our side, the Matterhorn will be reflected in the lake and, if it is a clear night, you will also be able to photograph the starry skies later on.
Days 3–4 After a sunrise photo session with a fantastic view of the Matterhorn, we will take the mountain railway back to Zermatt. We will then drive to the Bernese Oberland in our van. We’re sure that you’ll love this region with its imposing mountains and idyllic villages.
You will be staying in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, one of the most impressive valleys in the Alps. The valley lies between rocky cliffs and peaks and is dotted with 72 roaring waterfalls and colourful Alpine meadows.
Once again, we’ll take you to the most beautiful photo spots. You will photograph the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and other iconic mountains. If the weather is good enough, we will photograph the Milky Way again when night falls.
Day 5 Today, we will travel to Meiringen in the Hasli Valley in the heart of Switzerland. The short journey will take us straight through the beautiful mountainous landscape. Your guides will once again take you to picturesque photo spots, including a wild mountain valley and a glacier gorge. Marvel at powerful waterfalls and strange rock formations. For thousands of years, the glacial waters have been shaping the rock into a work of art. The Rosenlaui Valley also provides incredible photo opportunities with its romantic landscape, rushing streams, wild waterfalls and rugged mountaintops. You’re sure to be inspired by the scenery.
Day 6 After a morning photo session, we will leave the mountains behind us and travel to Lucerne. For locals (and many others), it is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucerne is situated on the lake of the same name, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. Its pretty old town is lined with historical houses decorated with frescos, as well as imposing 17th-century churches. The symbol of the city is the world-famous Chapel Bridge and its water tower. In addition to its traditional old town, Lucerne also has a modern side, showcasing innovative design. One of its architectural highlights is the futuristic Culture and Congress Centre.
You will photograph the famous Chapel Bridge as well as the idyllic lake and mountain panorama.
If the weather conditions are good, we will also take a trip into the countryside to capture a unique landscape. A picture-perfect hilly landscape awaits, with rolling hills crowned with lone lime trees. It’s a photographer’s dream.
Day 7 We will, of course, also photograph Lucerne at sunrise. You will then have some time to stroll through the beautiful old town. Later, we will set off for the last stop on our tour.
We will visit Zurich, Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city, where you will have further opportunities to add to your portfolio.
Day 8 The photo tour ends after breakfast, when you can depart for your onward journey or your journey home.