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Discover the Alps at wintertime

7 days From £1,595 per person

2022 Tour code: LNW22

About the tour

Stay in the heart of the Bernese Oberland in picturesque Interlaken, nestled between two lakes and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau. Explore the majestic peaks of this region by train, with spectacular trips to the summit of the Jungfrau and Schilthorn Mountains.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Cologne

We meet out Tour Manager at London St Pancras before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change trains and continue to Cologne for the night.

Includes
  • Dinner
Cologne
Day 2 - Interlaken

We journey into Switzerland along the scenic Rhine Gorge. This wonderful stretch of German railway line runs through frosty valleys and alongside the gentle Rhine River as it winds its way between fairytale castles, steep cliffs and deep, wintry forests. Our destination is Interlaken, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland - one of the most beautiful regions in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable town is uniquely nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, sitting peacefully in a beautiful valley that's watched over by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. On arrival, we check into our hotel for five nights.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Interlaken
Day 3 - Mürren and Schilthorn

Travelling by train to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren, we continue into the mountains by cable car, ascending to the peak of the mighty Schilthorn. Once at the summit, soak in the superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains as we enjoy a complimentary drink, then perhaps visit Piz Gloria, an impressive rotating restaurant built made famous by the 1969 James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. We return to Mürren and enjoy some free time to wander through the charming streets or perhaps spend some time at the outdoor ice rink, before returning to Interlaken.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
 Murren
Day 4 – Interlaken

Enjoy a free day to explore Interlaken. You could take a boat ride across one of the lakes before warming up at one of the cosy cafés or perhaps wrap up and head out on one of the many nature trails that start in the town. Interlaken's history can be traced back to a monastery built here in the 12th century, while the surrounding landscapes provide a gateway to the Bernese Oberland, a region home to over 45 mountain railways and aerial gondolas that you can discover using your Swiss Travel Card.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Grindelwald

We make our way by rail to the snow-bound Alpine village of Grindelwald, a delightful town nestled at the foot of the imposing north face of the Eiger. Take some time here to admire the attractive wooden chalets and town squares which combine the old comforts of classic Alpine architecture with more contemporary winter sports facilities. If you're feeling adventurous, you could take a ride on Grindelwald's ZipRider attraction for a thrilling ride through wintry mountainous scenery.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grindlewald
Day 6 - The Jungfrau Railway

The highlight of our holiday, a journey along the Jungfrau Railway, is enjoyed today as we start by joining the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen. On arrival, the Wengernalp Railway takes us to Kleine Scheidegg. Due to the steep area through which it runs, the views are outstanding, with highlights including the White Lütschine River Valley and Staubbach Falls. The Jungfrau Railway itself begins at Kleine Scheidegg and runs the remaining six miles to just below the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain.

With a viewing stop along the way to maximise the fantastic panoramas, we emerge from the tunnel at Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. With plenty of free time here, you may wish to sample the food in the restaurant or visit the Ice Palace, which has stood on this site since the 1930s and boasts a labyrinth of ice caves with hand-carved sculptures featured inside. You could also admire the Aletsch Glacier from one of the viewing platforms.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Railway
Day 7 - Interlaken and London

Departing Interlaken, we take the train to Basel before boarding the onward service to Paris. Here, we join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar E320

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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.

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, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

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4.7 stars4.7 / 5 · 9 reviews

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Mr C Davies

5 stars

Submitted 18 Apr 2019

Amazing holiday already rebooked

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Mrs L Wikeley

5 stars

Submitted 19 Mar 2018

There was a good mix of free time and tours. The other members of he group were very nice, we made some friends.

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Mrs P Stephenson

4 stars

Submitted 12 Mar 2018

It was a superb holiday with one of the best tour managers ever My one complaint was that I had to pay a single supplement for a single room

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Mrs A Smith

5 stars

Submitted 12 Mar 2018

The whole experience with Great Train journeys was excellent . Right from checking in at St Pancras we had such a wonderful time we cannot wait to travel with you again .

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Mr T Bearman

4 stars

Submitted 12 Mar 2018

Hotel and Interlaken itself was a bit quiet

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Mr. and Mrs. P. Fallows

5 stars

Submitted 05 Mar 2018

Well organised as usual, with (once more!) a particularly good Tour Manager. Hotels very good, though the Metropole in Interlaken should be thinking of refurbishing their bathrooms which are showing signs of age. (Mould on the ceiling above shower, antiquated shower system -- possibly dating from the opening of the hotel 18 years ago?)

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