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Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas

8 daysFrom £1,995 per person

2020 Tour code: MOX21

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.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 – London and Montreux

We begin our Swiss adventure at our London St Pancras Departure Office, where we board the Eurostar to Paris before continuing to Lausanne. From here, we continue to Montreux on the banks of shimmering Lake Geneva.

Includes
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Montreux
Day 2 – Château de Chillon

Today you enjoy a free morning in Montreux before we make 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 – Gruyères and Christmas Day

We take a coach to the famous cheese-making town of Gruyères today, where we visit its medieval castle 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. On Day 4, you are free to explore your surroundings before a Christmas brunch.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch
Goldenpass Line
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 us away through a winter wonderland of deep forests and snow-dusted meadows. We arrive into pretty Chamonix where you have time to explore before the scenic journey back to Montreux. The following day is free for you to sightsee independently.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Mont Blanc Express
Day 7 – Montreux and London

We leave Montreux today, travelling by rail to Paris via Lausanne, where we board our Eurostar back to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal
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 Montreux and Spa

Royal Plaza Montreux and Spa, Montreux

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Trains

Eurostar
The GoldenPass Line
Mont Blanc Express
TGV

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

Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas

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