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Experience Europe's highest railway

7 days From £1,995 per person

2020 Tour code: LNX21

About the tour

Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London and Interlaken

We meet our group at London St Pancras at our dedicated Departure Office, before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels and continuing to Cologne, where we stay overnight. We journey into Switzerland on Day 2, travelling by rail to Interlaken.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Interlaken
Days 3-4 - Mürren, the Schilthorn, and Christmas Eve in Grindelwald

We enjoy an excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau, beginning on the Bernese Oberland Railway through the foothills of the Alps to Lauterbrunnen, changing trains to reach Kleine Scheidegg and then joining the Jungfrau Railway. We ascend through the Eiger mountain tunnel, before emerging at Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe'. You will have time to explore the Ice Palace and its many ice sculptures, the Sphinx Terrace with superb views onto the Aletsch Glacier, and the walking plateau, eternally covered in snow.

Day 4 takes us by rail to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren. From here, we continue by cable car to the peak of the Schilthorn. You have free time back in Mürren this afternoon, before we return to Interlaken in time for a special Christmas Eve dinner.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Murren Fairway
Days 5-7 - Christmas Day in Grindelwald, Interlaken at leisure, and London

After a relaxed start to Christmas Day, we travel to Grindelwald, where we have time to explore before returning to Interlaken where we enjoy Christmas dinner together in the hotel. Day 6 is Boxing Day and you are free to relax in Interlaken. On Day 7 we travel to Basel before continuing to Paris, where we connect with the Eurostar to London.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
Interlaken

Additional information

Please note

We want to make sure any holiday you book is right for you. One of the excursions on this tour is at high altitude. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you seek medical advice and talk to us.

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

Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

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