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Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas

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2019 Tour code: MOX20

About the tour

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.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 – 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
Montreux
Day 2 – 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
Château de Chillon
Days 3-4 – 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
Les Diablerets
Days 5-6 – 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
Mont Blanc Express
Day 7 – 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
GoldenPass Panoramic Train
Day 8 – 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.

Eurostar

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

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Royal Plaza

Royal Plaza, Montreux

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Trains

Eurostar
The GoldenPass Line
Mont Blanc Express
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