About the tour: Summertime Alpine Highlights & Swiss Mountain Railways

Stunning lakes, picturesque mountains and spectacular rail rides await on the Swiss 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, and 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


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

9 days from £1,099 pp

Departure Dates

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  • 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.
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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 northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue to the 3-star Hotel Bellevue in Seelisberg on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, 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 cafés. 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

    Included Highlights

    • Lucerne

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Cruise on Lake Lucerne
    £33.50 £35.00
    • Pilatusbahn Railway & Cable Car
    £51.00 £53.00
    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.

    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
    Lake Brienz
    Brienz

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Brienz
    • Interlaken

    Today’s optional excursion is a wonderful ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express. We drive to Andermatt to join the train from Andermatt to Chur. Riding the ‘slowest express train in the world’ we climb through unforgettable scenery to the summit of the Oberalp Massif. Return by coach from Chur to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Swiss Glacier Express
    Swiss Glacier Express

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Swiss Glacier Express *
    £72.00 £75.00
    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.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    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
    Reichenbach Falls
    Reichenbach Falls & Meiringen

    Included Highlights

    • Meiringen
    • Reichenbach Falls

    Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy an included 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 Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From Kleine 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
    Jungfrau Region Railway
    Jungfrau Region Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Jungfrau Region Railway

    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 excursion to the Paris Latin Quarter and enjoy the atmosphere of Paris by night. The “Quartier Latin” or Latin Quarter is a bustling area of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops to the south of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame. Since the 13th century this area has been dominated by the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, and the name comes from the early students there who used to speak in Latin. Here you can join in the atmosphere, explore the famous streets, perhaps purchase a meal (at own cost) in one of the numerous establishments from the chic and expensive to the cheap and definitely cheerful, and browse the souvenir shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Paris
    Paris by night

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Paris Latin Quarter
    £19.00 £20.00
    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 £35.00 (9 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £209.00 (9 days).

    Summertime Alpine Highlights & Swiss Mountain Railways 9 days from £1,099pp

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

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

     

    Bellevue Seelisberg

    Dorfstrasse 70, Seelisberg CH - 6377 ,

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

    Akena City Reims-Bezannes

    79 Rue Alfred Kastler, 51430 Bezannes,

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

    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 £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.

    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.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    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 pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups 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 £39.50 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, 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 £35 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.

      Customer Reviews

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