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Five-Star Lake Geneva & The Mont Blanc Express at Christmas

8 Days from £2,095per
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(Tour code: MOX20)

Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas

Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas with this fantastic festive tour, staying on the banks of Lake Geneva, in magnificent Montreux. Experience wintry railway journeys, charming Alpine villages and Christmas Day in Switzerland.

Highlights
  • Montreux
  • Château de Chillon
  • Les Diablerets
  • Snowshoe walking experience
  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • Journey on the GoldenPass Line
  • Gruyères with a cheese tasting
  • Montreux Christmas Markets
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Meals
    Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
    Journey on the GoldenPass Line
  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Snowshoe walking experience

Five-Star Lake Geneva & The Mont Blanc Express at Christmas 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Montreux
Montreux

London to Montreux

We begin our Swiss adventure at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras. From here, we board the Eurostar service to Paris before continuing on by rail to Lausanne. We then change trains, ahead of our arrival into Montreux, on the banks of shimmering Lake Geneva.

Includes:
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2 Château de Chillon
Château de Chillon

Château de Chillon

Today we enjoy a morning at leisure in Montreux before making our way by trolley bus along the lakefront to the majestic Château de Chillon. This resplendent medieval fortress is an iconic Swiss sight, and we enjoy a tour of the beautiful interiors and impregnable walls. You are free to make your way back in your own time, perhaps spend the evening exploring the Christmas markets along the shores of the lake.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Days 3-4 Les Diablerets
Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets and Christmas Day

We embark on a brief rail journey this morning from Montreux to the charming village of Les Diablerets. This picture perfect resort is nestled among the mountaintops, offering dazzling views of the Alps in all of their crisp, wintry perfection. Here, we enjoy a snowshoe walk, strolling through the marvellous landscape on this specialised footwear. On our return to Montreux, we sit down to a spectacular Christmas Eve banquet. On Day 4, you are free to explore your surroundings before a Christmas brunch.

Includes:
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch
Days 5-6 Mont Blanc Express
Mont Blanc Express

Mont Blanc Express

Our excursion on Boxing Day sees us travel first to Martigny where we board the fantastic Mont Blanc Express. A stunning rail experience, the Mont Blanc Express whisks passengers away through a winter wonderland of deep forests and astonishing panoramas. You arrive into pretty Chamonix where you have time to explore before the scenic journey back to Montreux. The following day is at leisure.

Includes:
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Day 7 GoldenPass Panoramic Train
GoldenPass Panoramic Train

The cheese of Gruyères

We take a coach to the famous cheese-making town of Gruyères today, where we visit the Maison de Gruyères for a guided tour. Later, we continue to Gstaad where we board the GoldenPass Panoramic Train for a glorious rail journey back through the snowbound scenery.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Eurostar
Eurostar

Return home

We leave Montreux today, travelling by rail to Paris via Lausanne. On arrival in the French capital, we board a Eurostar train back to London.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First and Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation at the 5-Star Royal Plaza Montreux in Montreux

Delicious meals included

  • 11 meals, including 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, including a Christmas Eve banquet and a Christmas Day lunch

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • Guided tour of Château de Chillon
  • Excursion to the village of Les Diablerets
  • Snowshoe walking experience
  • Journey on the GoldenPass railway
  • Visit to Gruyères with a cheese tasting
  • Time at leisure to explore Montreux Christmas Markets
  • Included Riviera Card providing free or discounted local transport and attractions

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a standard lake view room from £95 per person
  • Upgrade to a deluxe lake view room from £145 per person

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Helen
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Luke Simpson
Luke
Five-Star Lake Geneva & The Mont Blanc Express at Christmas

Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas

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