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Italian Christmas and Swiss New Year


A magical winter adventure

11 days From £2,995 £2,945 per person
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Save up to £50 per person on Festive 2020 and Winter 2021 departures when you book on or before 31/08/2020

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2020 Tour code: ISX21

About the tour

Embark on a winter adventure over the festive season, spending Christmas beside Lake Como and New Year in Switzerland. Make unforgettable memories in Europe, with a sleigh ride and two magnificent rail journeys.


What’s included


Days 1-3 - London, Turin, Varenna, and Christmas Day

We meet at our Departure Office at London St Pancras and board the Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we transfer to Turin for the night. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Milan and then travel by coach to Varenna on the shores of Lake Como. We enjoy Christmas Day at leisure, followed by a festive dinner.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 - The Bernina Express

Our excursion today takes us on the UNESCO World Heritage-protected Bernina Express for a spectacular journey through the Italian and Swiss Alps. We travel by train to Tirano, boarding the Bernina Express to St Moritz. We return to Lake Como by coach, soaking in the beauty of the route. On Day 5 we journey to Bellagio by boat, continuing to Mennagio for further time at leisure.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Bernina Express
Days 6-8 – Switzerland and the Jungfrau Express

We begin the second half of our holiday today, journeying to Interlaken, an idyllic Swiss town where we spend the next 4 nights. On Day 7, we embark on a spectacular journey aboard the Jungfrau Railway to the 'Top of Europe', the summit of Jungfraujoch. After enjoying the snowy panoramas, we head back to our hotel. Day 8 is free for you to relax.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Jungfrau Railway
Days 9-11 - Festive carriage ride on New Year’s Eve, Strasbourg, and London

Today is New Year's Eve and enjoy a magical horse-drawn carriage ride around Interlaken, before enjoy a warming glass of Gluhwein. The rest of your day is free. Why not use your Swiss Rail Pass to visit the delightful village of Grindelwald? This evening, we return to our hotel for a magnificent gala dinner that includes a special toast at midnight. We transfer by rail to Strasbourg on New Year's Day where we stay overnight. On Day 11, we return to London on the Eurostar, where our tour concludes.

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast, Eurostar meal

Additional information

Please note

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

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 Metropole, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

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Hotel Monopole Metropole, Strasbourg

Hotel Monopole Metropole, Strasbourg

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Hotel Royal Victoria

Hotel Royal Victoria, Varenna

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Bernina Express
Jungfrau Railway

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Italian Christmas and Swiss New Year

A magical winter adventure


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