Christmas in Switzerland

7 days from £879 pp.


Jungfrau Region Railway

Visit: Jungfrau Region Railway, Switzerland

About the Tour

Experience a traditional Swiss Christmas, as we spend time visiting some of the country’s most spectacular natural sights. On Christmas Eve, we visit lovely Lucerne, where you can explore the Old Town that sits on the lake's shores. Experience an unforgettable ride through breathtaking scenery on Christmas Day, as we board the Jungfrau Region Railway to Grindelwald. Before we return home, we spend Boxing Day exploring Interlaken and Meiringen. In Interlaken, enjoy spectacular lakeside views and in Meiringen, why not end your magical Christmas holiday with a horse and carriage ride through the pretty Swiss town, all making for a wonderful wintery Christmas on this spectacular coach holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    To Switzerland for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lucerne

    Lucerne

    We spend the day in the lovely town of Lucerne, surrounded by breath-taking alpine scenery. Lucerne has long since charmed its visitors, on account of this beautiful setting and its many historic places of interest. Explore the delightful old town and take time to walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge. See the Lion Monument created in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss Guard soldiers in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris and the Zytturm, which boasts the oldest public clock in Lucerne. Dating from 1535, the clock always strikes the hour one minute ahead of all the other clocks in the city.

    During the day an optional cruise on the lake will be available. The cruise is a round trip lasting for approximately 1 hour. We return to our hotel this afternoon allowing time for to prepare for our evening meal. Please note that Christmas Eve in Switzerland is a traditional religious festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Jungfrau Region Railway

    Jungfrau Region Railway

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy a ride aboard the Jungfraubahnen, Switzerland’s most popular mountain railway system. We board the railway in the village of Lauterbrunnen and travel up through the spectacular scenery to the Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From Kleine Scheidegg we take the train and descend to the picturesque mountain village of Grindelwald where you will have time at leisure to explore, and weather permitting, enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Eiger Mountain. This evening we enjoy a four-course gala evening meal, followed by music and dancing.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Interlaken

    Interlaken

    Join us as we travel to the famous holiday resort of Interlaken on our included excursion, surrounded by outstanding scenery, and impressively situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. There will be time for you to explore the town before we continue to the heart of the Hasliberg hiking region and the town of Meiringen.

    During the day you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Horse and Carriage ride through the Alpine scenery. Relax and sit back as our expert horsemen lead you through this beautiful area providing excellent photograph opportunities.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Paris

    Paris

    We leave Switzerland behind and make our way north through the French countryside to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Paris. This evening join our optional Paris Illuminations excursion to bring your holiday to a memorable end. Settle back in your coach seat and enjoy the sights of the city illuminated against the night sky, before being given free time and the chance to soak up the atmosphere as you explore the streets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Lucerne
    • Jungfrau Region Railway
    • Grindelwald
    • Interlaken & Meiringen

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Lake Lucerne Cruise
    • Horse & Carriage Ride
    • Paris Illuminations

    Notes

    FESTIVE MEALS 

    Christmas Eve - Four-course evening meal.

    Christmas Day - Four-course Gala evening meal followed by music and dancing.


     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days). Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (7 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Brienzerburli, Brienz, or similar in the picturesque heart of Switzerland. 

    Overnight stays in northern France and the Paris area will be in city-style hotels. 

    Switzerland

    Bellevue Seelisberg

    Bellevue Seelisberg

    Bellevue Seelisberg


    The Bellevue Seelisberg is located in fantastic countryside overlooking Umer Lake. The hotel's nearest major town is Lucerne, about a 40km drive away, and is also near to the UNESCO site of Biosphare Entlebuch which is about a 60km drive away. The area is ideal for walkers and landscape photography due to the surrounding area. The hotel's facilities include bar, restaurant, terrace, gym, lift and wi-fi/internet access. All bedrooms features a telephone, internet connection, rustic decor, T.V with radio, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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