About the tour: Christmas in Austria, New Year in Switzerland

Experience the very best of an Alpine Festive break on this wonderful new tour combining the beauty of Austria and Switzerland. Picture postcard scenery awaits around every corner.

Tour Includes


  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Local coach joining points
  • Travel by Luxuria

14 days from £2199 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

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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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Travel through Germany to reach Niederau in the Austrian Tyrol for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Explore the Christmas markets and take in the city’s charming Old Town with its lovely arcaded streets.

    Alternatively, why not combine your visit to Innsbruck with a trip on board the Nordkettenbahn (at additional cost). You will be transported high into the mountain terrain up to the Hungerburg mountain station where you can hopefully enjoy breathtaking views of the city. A cable car then takes you further up the mountain to an altitude of 1905 metres above sea level, where views stretch over the Middle Inn Valley, the Stubai and Zillertal Valley Alps and the Wipptal Valley over the Italian border. If you wish to venture even higher, you can join the cable car to the Hafelekar, the highest viewpoint at 2256 metres.

    Tonight, we enjoy a Christmas Gala Dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck

    Included Highlights

    • Innsbruck

    Enjoy Christmas Day at leisure or join our optional excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbuhel. Home to a stunning historical centre, which is full of character and charm, Kitzbuhel was founded in the 9th century and was originally a copper and silver mining centre. Today it is a fashionable and prosperous winter resort. After free time we travel to the town of Mittersill to join the Pinzgau train for a nostalgic ride to Zell am See. The train dates back to 1898 and the journey takes us through some superb mountain scenery at the relaxed pace of a bygone era. This evening we enjoy a turkey dinner at our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kitzbühel
    Kitzbühel & Pinzgau Railway

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
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    • Kitzbühel & Pinzgau Railway
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We travel to medieval Kufstein this morning on our included excursion. Set at the foot of the great Kaiser mountain range on the Tyrol-Bavarian border, the town is known as the ‘Pearl of the Tyrol’ and has a 30,000-year history and rich cultural roots. Its mighty fortress was an important defence over the centuries against invading Bavarians. It dates from the 13th century and overlooks the green, Inn River. Take the panoramic gondola (additional cost) up to the fortress, which now houses a museum of local history as well as the Heroes’ Organ. It is the largest open-air organ in the world and is played daily at midday.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kufstein in Winter
    Kufstein

    Included Highlights

    • Kufstein

    We leave Austria and head into Switzerland for six nights in the Swiss capital, Bern.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    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 pretty lakeside town of Spiez.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Interlaken
    Interlaken

    Included Highlights

    • Interlaken
    • Spiez

    We travel to the lakeside resort of Montreux on our included excursion today. Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, the town has a lovely location surrounded by vineyards complemented by a picturesque Alpine backdrop. Perhaps take a stroll along the peaceful lakeshore or wander the Old Town with its array of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. It’s easy to see why the area has attracted so many artists and writers over the years, including Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montreux
    Montreux

    Included Highlights

    • Montreux

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Bern. Take time to explore the captivating capital city, whose old town is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the sheltered medieval shopping arcades (there are 6 kilometres to explore!), visit one of the many museums or simply relax in a cosy café or bar.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included excursion to the lakeside 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. During the day an optional cruise on the lake will be available.

    We return to our hotel this afternoon allowing time for to prepare for our gala evening meal and entertainment as we welcome the New Year!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lucerne
    Lucerne

    Included Highlights

    • Lucerne

    Happy New Year!

    Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy an included ride aboard the Jungfrau Region Railway. 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Jungfrau Region Railway
    Jungfrau Regional Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Jungfrau Region Railway

    Head to the Paris area, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included excursion to Paris. Join our optional guided tour to see theb highlights, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Paris
    Paris

    Included Highlights

    • Paris

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
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    • Guided Sightseeing Tour
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £42.00 (14 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £399.00 (14 days).

    Christmas in Austria, New Year in Switzerland 14 days from £2199pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. The hotel has a restaurant, terrace and indoor swimming pool and is owned by the Thaler family who have been welcoming Leger guests for many years.

    For New Year, you’ll stay for six nights at the 4-star Best Western Plus Hotel Bern. Located in the centre of the Swiss capital of Bern, the hotel has an impressive Art Nouveau facade and offers a bar, restaurant and complimentary WiFi.

    You will also stay for two nights in the Paris area. Overnight stay in Belgium in a city-style hotel.

    Travel Options

    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 £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom 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 or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. 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.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    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.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    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.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest joining point

    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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