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Jungfrau Express at Christmas

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(Tour code: MEX19)


Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery. From the unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit lakeside Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the Jungfrau Railway.

  • Journey on the Jungfrau Express
  • Jungfraujoch
  • Horse drawn carriage ride in Grindelwald
  • Journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne
  • Cable car ride to the Alpen Tower
  • Meiringen
  • GRJ Swiss Travel Card
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Porterage
    Optional Bag Concierge

Jungfrau Express at Christmas 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Strasbourg

London to Switzerland

We travel by Eurostar to Paris after meeting at our Departure Office in St Pancras. We continue to Strasbourg, where we overnight. On Day 2, enjoy a free morning to explore the Christmas Markets of Strasbourg before we travel via Basel and Interlaken to Meiringen. We stay at the Hotel Alpbach.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Lucerne

Lucerne on Christmas Eve

Today's excursion, on Christmas Eve, is to the historic lakeside city of Lucerne, one of Europe's most charming cities. We travel by mountain railway, over the dramatic Brüning Pass and alongside the emerald green waters of Lake Lucerne. Whilst here, you are at leisure to discover the picturesque city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Alpen Tower
Alpen Tower

Christmas Day on the Alpen Tower

This morning we take a cable car ride to the Alpen Tower. Here, we are able to experience dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding peaks from a height of over 7,300 feet. This afternoon, you are at leisure to explore the town, which was so loved by the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, that he let his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, plunge to his death at the impressive Reichenbach Falls nearby. We also enjoy a special Christmas dinner at the hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Jungfrau Railway
Jungfrau Railway

The Jungfrau Railway on Boxing Day

Our excursion today is a highlight as we board the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. The route from Interlaken takes us to Lauterbrunnen on the Bernese Oberland Railway. From Lauterbrunnen, the Wengeralp Railway runs to Kleine Scheidegg. The final section of the journey is on the famous Jungfrau Railway itself, which runs the remaining six miles to just below the peak of the Jungfrau Mountain. We are free at the summit to drink in the unique and incredible sights. On our descent, we stop to enjoy a horsedrawn sleigh ride in Grindelwald. We enjoy a day at leisure on Day 6.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Day 7 To London
To London

To London

We travel to Basel and on to Paris, where we join the Eurostar back to London. On arrival, our tour comes to an end.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 11 meals including 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners including a Christmas Gala dinner

GRJ Swiss Travel Card

  • Our Swiss Travel Card covers all included rail journeys and permits 50% discounted fares on free days for rail, boat and most mountain railway journeys.


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Jungfrau Express to Jungfraujoch
  • Cable car ride to the Alpen Tower
  • Trip to Grindelwald including a horse-drawn carriage with traditional festive treats
  • Journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne
  • GRJ Swiss Travel Card for reduced fares

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

Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Jungfrau Express at Christmas



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