Originally Posted by pixelville
Sounds wonderful. Can you provide a link to their website and also the particular tour you took? What was the approx per day cost?
I'm traveling and don't have the website handy, but if you google "Sunstar hotels" you'll find it.
And somewhere on their website (under excursions or packages or something like that) you'll find their hiking program
They have two sets of packages, one in the Graubunder region and one in the Berner Oberland each for either 4 or 7 days. It comes to about $300/day for two, including half board (excellent 5 course dinners with many choices and wonderful breakfasts) in modern hotels with large rooms (usually with balcony), indoor pools, etc), all in beautiful settings. Also includes "transfer tickets" from Swiss border or airport to and from hotels and luggage transfers between hotels. Pretty reasonable for Switzerland! In Graubender it also includes local trains and lifts; but in BO you have to pay for this (even with discounts, somewhat pricey).
In Graubender we did the 4 day package (but added an extra night at the beginning) and in BO we did seven nights, but I expect they could also customize whatever you want. My wife discovered the chain on a business trip to the Davos Conference and took day hikes (which they also organize) on her off days.
We flew into Zurich after 3 days in London, used our train pass to get to Davos; hiked to Arosa and Linterheisen; and then used our pass to take the Bernina Express (wonderful) to Tirano, Italy. We caught a local train there to Varenna on Lake Como. We spent a week in Varenna and Lugano (2 hours by ferry and bus). Then we used our second transfer pass for the train to Wegen; hiked from Wengen to Grindelwald to Meirengrn; then trained back to Zurich (with a half day stop in Berne).
Like i said, a wonderful trip!