Days 1-2 - London, Basel and Giessbach
From St Pancras International we travel to Paris aboard the
Eurostar, enjoying the journey in Standard Premier Class. On
arrival we take the train from Paris' Gare du Lyon to Basel where
we spend the night.
After breakfast on Day 2, we make the short
walk to the railway station, with our bags being separately
transported so all we have to worry about is enjoying the journey.
Our train takes us directly to Interlaken where we board a boat,
sailing across Lake Brienz which delivers us into the heart of
scenic Switzerland as we admire the remarkable colour of the pure
Alpine waters contrasting with the green slopes of the mountains.
From the boat, we can enjoy watching the towns and villages which
dot the shores of the lake, many of which reside under the shadow
of a church steeple. Waiting for us as we disembark is the
Giessbach funicular railway which transports us in style to our
mountaintop hotel, the Grandhotel Giessbach.
- Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
- Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner