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Switzerland's most stunning scenery by train

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2021 Tour code: WGJ21

About the tour

The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await us in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Ride the Jungfrau Express to the 'top of Europe', ascend the Schilthorn and experience the tremendous Trümmelbach waterfalls as you explore this region.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London, Strasbourg or Colmar

Departing London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris, we continue by high-speed train to Strasbourg or Colmar, where we spend the night.

Includes
  • Dinner
Strasbourg
Days 2-3 - Wengen

After a relaxed morning, we board the train to Basel, continuing to Interlaken where we join the Bernese Oberland Railway and start climbing into the majestic Swiss mountains. We arrive in peaceful Wengen this evening, a traffic-free mountain resort with breathtaking views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley, where we stay for six nights.

Day 3 is free in Wengen and the surrounding area. A paradise for hikers, Wengen is the perfect base from which to discover the Swiss Alps on foot. The early 19th century saw an influx of wealthy tourists flocking to the timber chalets and Belle Epoque charm of this peaceful village, and ever since, visitors have come to enjoy its unique location amongst the rugged mountains.

Includes
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
Wengen
Day 4 - The Wengen-Männlichen Aerial Cableway

Our excursion takes us on this innovative cableway, originally built in 1954 to connect Wengen with the mountains. Within five minutes, the difference in altitude reaches 9,744 feet and we arrive in Männlichen, where sensational views can be admired from the café. After some time to look around, we continue to Grindelwald aboard Europe's longest gondola cableway. This pretty Alpine village is one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts. Surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, there are many popular walking paths in the area or you may just like to explore the town, visit some shops and relax in one of the cafés.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Wengen-Männlichen Aerial Cableway
Day 5 - The Jungfrau Express

Today includes the highlight of our holiday as we travel on the famous Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station in Europe. Our journey starts as we climb from Kleine Scheidegg, the distinctive string of red and yellow carriages disappearing into a tunnel cut right through the Eiger. The train pauses at two separate observation stops along the way; windows hewn out of solid Alpine rock boasting spectacular views down the valley below. Finally, the train arrives at Jungfraujoch, the 'top of Europe', located more than 11,000 feet above sea level. With free time at the summit station, there's plenty of time to explore the Ice Palace and its incredible ice sculptures. You can also spend time at the Sphinx Terrace, enjoying superb views across the Aletsch Glacier, the longest ice stream in the Alps. After time to explore and enjoy lunch, we return to Wengen, passing picturesque villages and idyllic farming cabins as we go.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Railway
Days 6-7 - The Schilthorn and Trümmelbach Falls

An excursion by cable car takes us to the summit of the Schilthorn. After catching the train to delightful Mürren, we board the cable car for our ascent to the summit, home to a revolving restaurant that features 360 degree views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Named Piz Gloria in honour of the James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' filmed here, there are many 007 references to spot in the building and out on the mountain. Following some free time, we visit the Trümmelbach Falls. Nestled deep in the canyon, the falls have carved a path for themselves through the hillside, making them Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls and the only glacial waterfalls accessible by its underground lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.

Day 7 is free, so why not use your included Swiss Travel Card to explore the area? Perhaps journey up to Schynige Platte, travelling in restored 19th-century carriages hauled by a vintage electric locomotive or take a ride on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, one of the steepest in Switzerland and powered almost entirely by steam.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Trümmelbach Falls
Day 8 - Wengen and London

After breakfast, we leave Wengen, taking the train to Paris via Interlaken and Basel. Here we connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar

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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 Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere, Wengen

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Trains

Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Eurostar
Jungfrau Railway
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4.6 stars4.6 / 5 · 20 reviews

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Mrs A Fay

4 stars

Submitted 14 Oct 2019

Sweitzerland was so pretty. Their trains were clean and bright and their staff at local level were very pleasant. Our hotel was full of character but was too far up the hill in Wengen.

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Mr R Pike

4 stars

Submitted 23 Jul 2018

Good travel arrangements and an excellent tour manager.the main disappointment was the food in the hotel in Wengen. Poor selection, poor quality and poorly presented. At both breakfast and dinner it was a case of help yourself at a buffet. Ounce a couple of guests had served themselves the trays became a mess.

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Mr W Harding

4 stars

Submitted 04 Jul 2018

It was an excellent holiday. Great tour manager who read the group well. Good pace considering the age range. The hotel staff were friendly, polite, helpful. The accommodation was clean, and comfortable - also a little quirky in keeping with the hotel's age; I loved it. Adding positively to the experience - it was a good mix of people. An impressive set of firsts for my first ever group travel.

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Mrs P Zambra

4 stars

Submitted 02 Jul 2018

I enjoyed the holiday with one or two reservations.

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Mr R Hogg

5 stars

Submitted 26 Jun 2018

Well organised. Excellent manager. Beautiful places.

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Mrs K Neate

5 stars

Submitted 25 Jun 2018

From start to finish our tour guide Paul was supportive and efficient Thankyou

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