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Swiss Christmas and Italian New Year

(Tour code: ISX17)A magical winter adventure

Embark on a magical winter adventure over the festive season, spending Christmas amidst the snows of Switzerland and New Year beside the sparkling waters of Lake Como. Make unforgettable memories in Europe, with a charming sleigh ride and two iconic rail journeys transporting you into the heart of Italy and Switzerland in winter.

Tour Highlights
  • Interlaken
  • The Jungfrau Railway
  • Grindelwald & a sleigh ride
  • Cruise to Bellagio
  • Milan
  • The Bernina Express
  • Christmas dinner in Interlaken
  • New Year’s Eve Gala dinner in Menaggio
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    The Jungfrau Railway
  • 11 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Days 1-2

London to Interlaken via Colmar

Meet your Tour Manager at Great Rail Journeys' dedicated St Pancras Departure Office today, before taking the Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we transfer to Colmar, where we overnight. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Interlaken, a beautiful Swiss town, where we spend the next four nights.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Railway
Days 3-4

Christmas on The Jungfrau Railway

Today is Christmas Day, and to celebrate, we embark on a breathtaking journey on the Jungfrau Railway to the 'Top of Europe', the summit of Jungfraujoch. After enjoying the stunning snowy panorama, we return to our hotel for a special Christmas dinner. Day 4 is Boxing Day, which is spent at leisure in Interlaken.

  • Days 3-4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6

A sleigh ride and to Italy

Our excursion today is to Grindelwald, a delightful village in the Bernese Alps, dotted with Alpine chalets and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. We discover the charms of the town on a sleigh ride, travelling in horse-drawn carriages - a magical experience. On Day 6, we travel to Menaggio, situated on the shores of Lake Como, on a wonderfully scenic rail journey from Switzerland to Italy. On arrival we check into the 4-Star Grand Hotel Victoria, set in an Art Nouveau building that dates back to the 1800s.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 7-8

Bellagio and Milan

Today we cruise across Lake Como to Bellagio, a picturesque peninsula topped with pastel-coloured houses, where we enjoy free time to explore. On Day 8, we travel by coach to Milan, discovering the city's delights on a guided tour.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Como
Day 9

New Year’s Eve in Italy

Today is New Year's Eve, which we spend at leisure by glorious Lake Como. This evening, we ring in the New Year with a celebratory Gala dinner.

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
Bernina Express
Day 10

The Bernina Express

Our excursion today takes us on the Bernina Express, for a spectacular journey through the Italian and Swiss Alps. We enjoy breathtaking beauty on our scenic route, before returning for a final night by Lake Como.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 11-12

Return to London via Turin

We transfer by rail to Turin today, where we overnight. On Day 12, we return to London on the Eurostar, where our tour concludes.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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