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Traveler Wendy Mueller and son Evan riding the gondola with the Matterhorn in the background on the Swiss Side of Zermatt, Switzerland.

Wendy Mueller and son Evan riding the gondola on the Swiss side of Zermatt, with the Matterhorn in the background.

I took my son (age 19) to Zermatt, Switzerland for a ski trip the first week of March, 2024. I wanted a special mom-and-son trip. I reached out to for a referral to help and was connected with Nina and Simon. Initial communication was via Google Meets and then everything from that point was e-mail. I’m not sure how Nina and Simon did it, but they took my wishes (and I’m not even sure I knew what my wishes were…I was just kind of all over the place) and planned an EPIC trip for me. The accommodations were amazing, the ski guide was so good I booked him an additional day, and they added to the itinerary a gorge trip and a special nighttime fondue and another evening tapas tour. What made it more spectacular were the guides hired. 5 stars all the way.

We are very accomplished skiers in the U.S., living in Colorado and Tahoe. We knew Zermatt was a little more complicated of a mountain with the lifts and the Swiss and Italian sides. They recommended a ski guide and so very happy we did it! Made the skiing more efficient and fun! One of the more memorable moments, that just happened out of the blue, was a walk down into town from the evening fondue and as we passed through one of the small hamlets, a small white 1-room church — like the kind in old western towns — was lit and our guide noticed my interest so he went over to see if it was open. It was and I was able to make a small donation in the box and light a candle and have a prayer of gratitude.

I will remember this forever. The trip was more than I ever had expected. I rarely use travel services as I do travel a lot and am comfortable booking on my own. However I wanted to have a bonding experience with my son and be stress-free. I feel more connected to my son as we did activities together without worry. I’d use Nina and Simon without hesitation again. They are wonderfully capable and very responsive. I would definitely recommend Nina and Simon when you want to be taken care of and have special moments. The guides were in direct contact with their office and it appeared to me the relationships are deep and very positive. We were the beneficiaries of those relationships for truly one-of-a-kind experiences. I am so very thankful for this experience! Thanks Nina and Simon! and thanks Wendy Perrin for the excellent referral!

We just returned from Switzerland and can I say, “WOW”!!! Nina Mueller and Ana Marques planned an amazing trip for us centered around my husband’s passion for watches. There is not enough space to explain the outstanding experiences we had because of Nina, and we also had a jaw-dropping WOW Moment provided by Wendy Perrin!! They picked outstanding hotels for us, and even arranged for the general manager to give us a private tour of our historic accommodation. We traveled through the Alps to have a cheese tasting in a 50-foot renovated cistern, learning about the difference between winter cheese and summer cheese. We stopped for an hour at Max’s Chocolatier to experience a chocolate tasting and learn why their approach to chocolate making is so unique and extraordinary. But the heart of the trip exceeded our expectations by getting us access to a watchmaking factory where we not only toured, but also had a master class on how to be a watchmaker! In Bern, our tour guide gave us a walking tour of the city where we had our WOW Moment: We got access to the clock tower where we got to see the 500-year-old working clock while it was exhibiting its complications during its hour chime!! We also got to wind the clock, which is a rare treat. Our guide then took us up to look out over the city, and then spread out a fabulous lunch including homemade pumpkin soup with cheese, charcuterie and crusty bread while we drank champagne together and enjoyed time standing still! Our trip was truly above and beyond what we could have possibly dreamed of, all thanks to Nina, Ana and Wendy!! Thank you all for giving us such a fabulous trip!!

We just returned from two magnificent weeks in Switzerland, all planned by Ana Marques and the rest of Nina’s office. Switzerland is more beautiful than we even imagined. The amazing itinerary that Ana planned allowed us to do and see so much…and yet we felt relaxed and had time to enjoy everything. Our main goal was to hike in the Alps, but we also wanted to experience the cities, towns and beauty of Switzerland.

We went to Zurich, Zermatt, Kandersteg, Interlaken, Wengen/Lauterbrunnen Valley, Bern and Lucerne. Ana arranged all our wonderful drivers, tour guides and special tours. We covered so much ground and had so many incredible experiences like kayaking on Lake Brienz, a tour of a cheese dairy farm, learning about watch making and a delicious chocolate tasting! All the hotel properties were perfect for us and really added to our entire Swiss experience. All the restaurant recommendations were fantastic.

We hiked a total of 8 days of our 14 days and each hike was better than the next. Hiking in the Alps is truly incredible. Ana even provided hiking trail suggestions for each day. We did many of those hikes. Even though our main goal for the trip was to hike the Alps, with the help of Ana and the team we experienced so much more of Switzerland. We are forever grateful to them for the most amazing two weeks touring their beautiful country.

Fantastic trip! Every aspect of the trip—transfers, hotels, guides—went off without a hitch. We chose to go to Switzerland in August to escape the heat, but unfortunately the heat followed us there. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time. I would recommend Nina and David without hesitation.

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