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Immerse in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps, as you indulge in 5-star luxury in the enchanting village of Grindelwald and ride the spectacular Jungfrau Express to the “Top of Europe”.

9 days From £3,095 per person

2023 Tour code: GIS23

About the tour

Experience the Swiss Alps in complete luxury, where majestic mountains, picturesque landscapes, and unspoiled nature come together. On this magnificent holiday, you'll wake up in a luxurious 5-star hotel in Grindelwald, surrounded by stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Explore this picturesque alpine village, filled with traditional wooden chalets, incredible views, and a charming atmosphere.

From this wonderful base, we adventure everything the Alps has to offer, including a journey to the "Top of Europe" on the Jungfrau Express. Reaching the peak, we discover a magical alpine world of breathtaking glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and pristine meadows - the ultimate Swiss Alps experience.

Unforgettable experiences

Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch
Reach the "Top of Europe" onboard the Jungfrau Express and enjoy a private tour of the Ice Bar, at the summit, indulging in refreshments while taking in the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps.
Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden
Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden
Climb to new heights on the Schynige Platte railway and discover the beauty of the Botanical Alpine Garden, immersing in the diverse array of alpine flora and stunning views.
Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant
Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant
Sit down to a delicious panoramic dinner amid mountain peaks at the Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant, an elegant dining experience that will leave you feeling on top of the world.
Brienz Rothorn Railway
Brienz Rothorn Railway
Ride the steam-hauled Brienz Rothorn Railway through amazing Alpine landscapes on a journey that will leave you feeling connected to wonderful Swiss nature.

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. The capital of the Alsace wine region, Colmar's charming cobblestone streets are lined with colourful half-timbered houses and, in the evening, the city transforms into a fairytale wonderland, with the twinkling lights illuminating the canals and bridges. We spend the first evening of our holiday surrounded by the city's rich history and culture as we sip on its famed local wine.

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, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, Grindelwald is a picturesque village nestled in the Swiss Alps. With traditional Swiss chalets and cobblestone streets that invite you to wander and explore, it's a place where natural beauty, Swiss charm, and adventure combine for the perfect base amidst the grandeur of the Alps.

Includes
  • 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, Mönch 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.

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  • 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. Situated at the base of the dramatic Eiger and the impressive Wetternhorn, Grindelwald is a paradise for hikers. The town offers many hiking trails, from gentle to high-altitude and whether you're taking a leisurely stroll along the river or conquering the peaks on a challenging hike, you'll be surrounded by stunning vistas that will take your breath away. Another option is to take a cable car or gondola up to the viewing point, Männlichen.

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

We enjoy a highlight of our holiday today, a journey to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest station. We board the Jungfrau Express at Kleine Scheidegg, where we're accompanied by an expert guide. As the train winds its way up the mountain, we soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine landscape. We pause at the halfway station and our guide delights us with a fascinating talk about the history and construction of this remarkable railway line. We keep climbing, the views getting more spectacular the higher we go. From the top, the vistas are truly awe-inspiring and we enjoy a private tour of the mountain's Ice Bar, located in the heart of the Ice Palace. Here, we continue to admire the stunning panoramic views while sipping on sub-zero drinks and indulging in snacks.

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 wonderfully scenic 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, this breathtaking garden gives you chance to experience enchanting alpine flora. Wander the winding paths and marvel at the legendary edelweiss flower, a beloved symbol of the Swiss Alps, as it blossoms in its natural habitat of rocky, high-altitude areas.

Please note for departures running before the 1st July, you will spend the day in Lucerne

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

We arrive in Interlaken today, a picturesque town set between two glittering lakes and surrounded by majestic mountains. It sets the perfect stage for the rest of our magnificent day. We head to Brienz, the starting point for our ascent of Brienz-Rothorn, and the railway journey to the top of the mountain is magical, as we admire wonderful views of the Emmental Alps. Free time at the summit allows you to explore and soak in the panoramic views at your leisure, whether it's taking a stroll or visiting the summit restaurant for a bite to eat. A scenic cruise back to Interlaken is just as beautiful as the ascent, providing a different perspective on the landscape. Our day ends ascending by private railway to the Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant, where we enjoy a delicious dinner, overlooking the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, with beautiful views of Lakes Thun and Brienz.

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 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

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A Palmer

5 stars

Submitted 31 Oct 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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L Mcbrien

5 stars

Submitted 19 Oct 2022

Wonderful scenery and an excellent Tour Manager!

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M Cullen

5 stars

Submitted 16 Oct 2022

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A Riley

5 stars

Submitted 13 Oct 2022

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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