Summertime Alpine Highlights & Swiss Mountain Railways by Air

7 days from £1249pp.


Lucerne

Visit: Lucerne, Switzerland

Brienz

Visit: Brienz, Switzerland

Interlaken

Visit: Interlaken, Switzerland

Glacier Express

Visit: Glacier Express, Switzerland

Jungfrau Railway

Visit: Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland

About the Tour

Fly to Zurich, Switzerland and enjoy stunning lakes, picturesque mountains and spectacular rail rides on this holiday of a lifetime. Enjoy stunning scenery along the shores of Lake Brienz, and the spectacular mountain backdrop in Lucerne. Alongside this, you’ll enjoy some amazing trips by train, including the cogwheel Jungfrau Railway, offering superb views of the legendary north face of the Eiger, the Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, plus the Reichenbach Falls Funicular Railway up to see the dramatic falls. You’ll also have the option to ride the famous Swiss Glacier Express on this impressive holiday in Switzerland.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Return flights to/from Zurich
  • Airport transfers in Zurich
  • Airport Taxes
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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Zurich where you will be met and transferred to your hotel

    • Included meals: Dinner

    This morning, after breakfast, we travel to the charming city of Lucerne on our included excursion. Nestling amongst the foothills of the Alps, Lucerne is home to the Hofkirche Cathedral, Rittersche Palace and one of the finest baroque churches in Switzerland, the Jesuit church. Known as the ‘city of lights’, Lucerne has plenty to offer its visitor, from strolling around an art gallery, exploring the shops, or simply relaxing in one of the cafes. Be sure to visit 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 there will the chance to join an optional cruise on the lake. Then, this afternoon, why not join our optional excursion on the Pilatusbahn, the world’s steepest cog railway, to the summit of Mount Pilatus? The Pilatusbahn has been in operation since 1889 and climbs Mount Pilatus at a 48% gradient, rising 6,791 feet above sea level. The original passenger steam cars had an average speed of 2-3mph and took more than 1 hour to reach the summit. Today the electric cars run at 6mph and take just 30 minutes to reach the top. We descend the mountain by cable car, which offers some spectacular views of the area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today our included excursion takes us over the scenic Brunig pass to the thousand-year-old town of Brienz. We have free time to explore the souvenir shops, perhaps visiting a wood carver’s workshop or catch a glimpse of the old steam engines at the Rothorn Railway. In the afternoon we continue along the shores of Lake Breinz, with its crystal clear greeny-blue water to the famous holiday resort of Interlaken. Situated between the lakes of Thun and Breinz and at the foot of the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, Monch and the Jungfrau, the resort is rich in tradition.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Why not join us for a wonderful ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express. We drive to Andermatt to join the train to Chur, riding the ‘slowest express train in the world’. Return by coach from Chur to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Set at the heart of the Hasliberg hiking region, the town of Meiringen is the destination of today’s included excursion. The creation of meringue and the death of Sherlock Holmes are the two claims to fame of the town. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed in Meiringen many times and the town is now home to the fascinating Sherlock Holmes Museum (entrance extra). During the day we take the Reichenbach Falls Funicular Railway up to see the dramatic falls and scene of the deadly battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy a ride aboard the Jungfrau Region Railway, 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 Klein Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From Klein Scheidegg we continue to the picturesque traditional 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

    Transfer to Zurich for your return flight

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Lucerne - Picturesque lakeside town
    • Brienz & Interlaken - Historic town and famous resort
    • Jungfrau Region Railway - Spectacular views of the Eiger
    • Reichenbach Falls & Meiringen - Forever associated with Sherlock Holmes

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Pilatusbahn Railway & Cable Car - The world's steepest cog railway
    • Swiss Glacier Express - Breathtaking rail ride
    • Cruise on Lake Lucerne - The best way to see the lake

    Notes



     

    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 six nights at the 3-star Hotel Bellevue situated in Seelisburg, on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
     

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    Bellevue Seelisberg

    Bellevue Seelisberg

    Bellevue Seelisberg


    The Bellevue Seelisberg is located in fantastic countryside over looking Umer Lake. The hotel nearest major town is Lucerne about 40km drive away and is also near to the UNESCO site of Biosphare Entlebuch which is about 60km drive away. The area is ideal for walkers and landscape photography due to the surrounding area. The hotels 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

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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