Five-Star Lake Geneva
Low Deposit only £99pp on selected 2019 departures when booked on or before 15th February 2019.
Indulge in the idyllic scenery and famed culinary delights of Switzerland on this spectacular tour. Explore verdant vineyards, visit a fairytale island château and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the luxurious Chocolate Train, all from an elegant base by the sparkling shores of Lake Geneva.
We meet at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office before boarding the Eurostar service to Paris, and continue to Montreux, via Lausanne. Our base in Montreux is the luxurious 5-Star Royal Plaza Montreux, directly on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where we stay for the next six nights.
You are at leisure this morning in attractive Montreux. Today is market day, affording you the opportunity to sample delicious local fare in the 19th-century market hall. This afternoon, we travel to Château de Chillon, a romantic island castle on the edge of Lake Geneva, where we have a guided tour. We return to Montreux by boat, enjoying a scenic cruise on the azure waters of the lake.
Our excursion today takes us by rail to the unspoilt mountain resort of Les Diablerets, for a guided tour. Situated high in the mountains, Les Diablerets is a lovely village filled with wooden houses, traditional farm buildings and surrounded by Alpine meadows. After lunch in a local restaurant, we return to Montreux.
You are at leisure today to explore your idyllic surroundings, using your included Montreux Riviera travel card for free local public transport, as well as a 50% discount on boat and mountain railway journeys, and selected museums.
We embark on a full day excursion on the delightful Chocolate Train today, travelling in First Class carriages. We enjoy coffee and croissants on board as we journey from Montreux to Gruyères, where we visit the Maison de Gruyère for a tasting of the eponymous cheese. We then travel by coach to Broc where we visit the Maison Cailler Nestlé factory for a tasting of delicious Swiss chocolate before we return to Montreux by rail.
We travel to Cully in the Lavaux region today, where historic terraced vineyards rise from the shores of Lake Geneva. We are given a guided tour of the vineyards on the charming local land train before we visit a local winery for a talk and a wine tasting. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner together at our hotel.
After breakfast, we travel by rail to Lausanne, then Paris. In Paris, we connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras, where our tour concludes.
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.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
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Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Indulge in the idyllic scenery and famed culinary delights of Switzerland on this spectacular tour