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Experience Europe’s highest railway and celebrate the New year in Interlaken.

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2021 Tour code: LNN22

About the tour

Celebrate an unforgettable New Year with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn through snowy Alpine peaks, and a visit to charming Mürren.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Cologne

From London St Pancras, we travel on the Eurostar to Brussels. Here, we change trains and continue to Cologne for the night.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Interlaken

We journey into Switzerland along the scenic Rhine Gorge. This wonderful stretch of German railway line runs through frosty valleys and alongside the gentle Rhine River as it winds its way between fairytale castles, steep cliffs and deep, wintry forests. Our destination is Interlaken, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland - one of the most beautiful regions in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable town is uniquely nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, sitting peacefully in a beautiful valley that's watched over by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. On arrival, we check into our hotel for five nights.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Interlaken
Day 3 - Mürren and The Schilthorn

Travelling by train to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren, we continue into the mountains by cable car, ascending to the peak of the mighty Schilthorn. Once at the summit, soak in the superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains as we enjoy a complimentary drink, then perhaps visit Piz Gloria, an impressive rotating restaurant built made famous by the 1969 James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. We return to Mürren and enjoy some free time to wander through the charming streets or perhaps spend some time at the outdoor ice rink, before returning to Interlaken.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Murren Fairway
Day 4 – Interlaken

Enjoy a free day to explore Interlaken. You could take a boat ride across one of the lakes before warming up at one of the cosy cafés or perhaps wrap up and head out on one of the many nature trails that start in the town. Interlaken's history can be traced back to a monastery built here in the 12th century, while the surrounding landscapes provide a gateway to the Bernese Oberland, a region home to over 45 mountain railways and aerial gondolas that you can discover using your Swiss Travel Card.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - New Year's Eve in Grindelwald

We make our way by rail to the snow-bound Alpine village of Grindelwald, a delightful town nestled at the foot of the imposing north face of the Eiger. Take some time here to admire the attractive wooden chalets and town squares which combine the old comforts of classic Alpine architecture with more contemporary winter sports facilities. Back at our hotel, we sit down to a celebratory New Year's dinner.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grindelwald
Day 6 - The Jungfrau Railway on New Year’s Day

On New Year's Day we enjoy what is undoubtedly the highlight of our stay in the Bernese Oberland - an excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau. We begin on the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen. Here, we change trains to reach Kleine Scheidegg, joining the Jungfrau Railway itself. Rising higher from Kleine Scheidegg, the distinctive string of red and yellow carriages disappear into the tunnel through the Eiger mountain, making stops at the observation windows hewn out of solid rock, before emerging at Jungfraujoch. Here, you have time to explore before the return journey. On Day 7 we travel to Basel before continuing to Paris, where we connect with the Eurostar to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Railway
Day 7 – Interlaken and London

Departing Interlaken, we take the train to Basel before boarding the onward service to Paris. Here, we join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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

Hotel

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

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Jungfrau Railway

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Mr C Verney

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Submitted 19 Jan 2020

The holiday was great but the hotel let us down badly. We had a mcu smaller room than others in the Group even though we paid extra for an upgraded room with an even smaller bathroom with just a a shower .We specifically requested a bath as my wife has osteoporosis and needs to soak.

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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express at New Year

Experience Europe’s highest railway and celebrate the New year in Interlaken.

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