Pat, thank you for your reply. We have signed up for an Alpine My Way tour in June. Since I normally plan our independent trips, I have done lots of research for this one, as well. We will go to Munich for a few days before the tour starts, then meet up with the group in Salzburg. I have planned a few things in each place. The other places are more scenery/weather dependent, so while nothing is set in stone, I have checked out the options. We were in the Dolomites 2 years ago and loved hiking in the Alpe di Siusi, so hope the weather will cooperate. Sort of the same for the other places. I'm hoping for great weather for the Swiss Alps so we can see the mountains and hike in the Alps, but know it may not always cooperate, so I'm watching out for other activities to do. I think we will enjoy the group aspect of the My Way tour, with the freedom of the days to do as we want. When the tour is over in Chamonix, we will spend 4 more nights in Switzerland, traveling from Montreux, to Fribourg (where I spent a year studying) to Zurich. Who knows, maybe after this experience, more RS tours will be in our future!