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Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps

9 days From £2,495 £2,345 per person
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Save £150pp on your Europe 2023 holiday when you book between 16th November 2022 and midnight 12th December 2022, for departure dates between 1st April 2023 and 31st October 2023.

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Save £150pp on your All Inclusive Europe 2023 holiday when you book before midnight 12th December 2022, for departure dates between 1st April 2023 and 31st October 2023.

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2023 Tour code: GIS23

About the tour

Explore the Swiss Alps from our charming base in the village of Grindelwald. Journey on the Jungfrau Railway to Europe's highest railway station, Jungfraujoch, where there's a private tour of the Ice Bar followed by drinks, enjoy a mountaintop dinner and soak up classic Swiss luxury at your Five-Star hotel

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Colmar

Our Swiss adventure begins at London St Pancras, where we board the Eurostar service to Paris before continuing to the beautiful Alsatian town of Colmar for the night.

Includes
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2 – Grindelwald

After a morning at leisure in colourful Colmar, we take the train to Grindelwald, where our 5-Star hotel awaits. One of Europe's oldest mountain resorts, surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, the origin of the village name is the old German word 'grindel', a piece of wood that serves as a barrier, and 'wald', a forest closed off from the rest of the world. Filled with Swiss charm and surrounded by wildflower meadows during the summer and open skiing fields in the winter, this is a picturesque destination all year round.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Grindelwald First cable-car

We board the Grindelwald First cable-car system which takes us up the nearby mountain that shares its name with the resort. Ascending to Grindelwald First in the sky gondola is a delight, affording some wonderful panoramas of the magnificent Alps. Admire the views across the snowy peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, swathes of forests and far-off resort villages as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the spectacular scenery before returning to Grindelwald.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Grindelwald

Today is free in Grindelwald, a quintessentially Swiss village of traditional wooden chalets, live music bars and plenty of excellent cafés to relax in. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could brave Grindelwald's ZipRider attraction. Offering a birds' eye view of the scenery below, this seated zip line is a thrilling way to experience the surrounding mountains, reaching top speeds of up to 55mph.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - The Jungfrau Railway

We enjoy a highlight of our holiday today, a journey to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest station. We board the train in Grindelwald, where we're met by our expert guide. At Kleine Scheidegg, we join the remarkable Jungfrau Railway and the distinctive red and yellow carriages start to climb through a tunnel hewn out of the Eiger. We pause at the halfway station where our guide gives a fascinating talk about the history and construction of the line before arriving at the 'Top of Europe', over 11,000 feet above sea level. Another unique experience awaits us here as we transfer to the mountain's Ice Bar, in the heart of the Ice Palace, for a private tour plus sub-zero drinks and snacks. Carved from the interior of Europe's longest glacier, everything - from the glasses to the décor - is made from ice.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Schynige Platte Railway

We travel by cog railway through pretty Alpine meadows on the way to Schynige Platte. Enjoying the journey from restored 19th-century carriages, this vintage electric train hugs the mountain as we cross bridges and wind through tunnels. At the summit, you have time to explore the Alpine Botanical Garden. An explosion of colour, it features around 600 different high-altitude plant species and, interestingly, is twinned with a similar garden on the slopes of Mount Rokko in Japan.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Interlaken and Brienz

Our first destination today is Interlaken, a sweet town situated between two Alpine lakes. We continue to the cosy village of Brienz, the starting point for our steam-hauled ascent of Brienz-Rothorn by mountain railway. At the mountain's top, there's free time to drink in the views across the Emmental Alps or to visit the summit restaurant. Following a scenic cruise back to Interlaken, we enjoy an incredible dinner at the Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant this evening. Overlooking the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, with beautiful views of Lakes Thun and Brienz, we ascend by private railway for a meal in a stunning setting.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Grindelwald

Enjoy another free day to explore with your Swiss Travel Card. You could travel to the medieval city of Bern, known for its Gothic cathedral and 'Ogre Fountain' in the Old Town. The city is nestled in a dramatic bend of the River Aare, and its cultural offerings include the Historical Museum, the Bern Museum of Fine Arts. The Einstein House and Paul Klee Center are dedicated to two of the city's former inhabitants. If you cross the river from the Old Town to the city's beautiful Rose Garden you'll be rewarded with wonderful views of the city. Other famous sights include the Zytglogge, or clock tower, the oldest building in the city

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 – London

After a final breakfast, we board the train to Basel, continuing to Paris for the Eurostar to London St Pancras where our journey ends.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Eurostar Meal

Additional information

Please Note

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

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

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Grindelwald

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Trains

Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Eurostar
Jungfrau Railway
Schynige Platte Railway

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Reviews

4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 71 reviews

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A Palmer

5 stars

Submitted 31/Oct

It was brilliant - a bit full on (could have done with another free day) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel was very good - the staff were so helpful. The Tour Manager was fantastic. Looking forward to my next Great Rail Journeys trip!

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MRS FRANCES TALBOT

5 stars

Submitted 26/Oct

This could count as the perfect holiday: most train travel in first class, plus an excellent hotel facing the Eiger (see photo) where the staff are as welcoming and helpful as you could wish, enhanced by a night in beautiful Colmar en route and the good fortune of mild and sunny weather, albeit it mid-October.

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Ken Baker

5 stars

Submitted 26/Oct

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L Mcbrien

5 stars

Submitted 19/Oct

Wonderful scenery and an excellent Tour Manager!

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M Cullen

5 stars

Submitted 16/Oct

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A Riley

5 stars

Submitted 13/Oct

We had poor weather unfortunately, but due to the superb organization of our tour manager, we achieved all the promised visits. We reached the heights and crossed the snow line. The hotel was excellent and with good company. The rail travel was first class but rather long ! Overall, a good experience.

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