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Switzerland's most stunning scenery by train

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8 days From £1,895 per person

2023 Tour code: WGJ23

About the tour

The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await us in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Ride the Jungfrau Express to the 'top of Europe', ascend the Schilthorn, visit a local working farm and experience the glacial Trümmelbach Falls.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Strasbourg

Departing London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris, we continue to Strasbourg for an overnight stay.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 – Wengen

After a relaxed morning, we board the train to Basel, climbing into the majestic Swiss mountains for six nights in peaceful Wengen, a traffic-free mountain resort with breathtaking views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Gimmelwald

After some free time to get to know your surroundings, we transfer to nearby Gimmelwald, where we visit a working farm of cows, calves goats and pigs. We meet the farmers and learn about how they produce organic meat and dairy products, before trying these local specialties for ourselves. Back in Wengen, you may like to pick up one of the many mountain trails that begin in the village. This idyllic destination has long been a haven for nature lovers and hikers.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – The Wengen-Männlichen Cableway

We travel on this innovative cableway, built in 1954 to connect Wengen with the mountains. Within five minutes, the altitude reaches 9,744 feet and we arrive in Männlichen, where there are sensational views from the café. After time to look around, we continue to Grindelwald aboard Europe's longest gondola cableway. This pretty Alpine village is one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts. Surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, there are many popular walking paths in the area or you may just like to explore the town, visit some shops and relax in a café.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - The Jungfrau Railway

We enjoy a highlight of our holiday today, a journey along the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch. We climb from Kleine Scheidegg into a tunnel cut through the Eiger, pausing at observation stops along the way for spectacular views of the valley below. Trundling past iconic mountains and beside glacial lakes we travel to places no other form of transport can reach. At the top, the scenery is nothing short of staggering. The azure blue of a crisp Swiss sky contrasts with brilliant white snow and lush green hills. With free time at the summit station, the highest in Europe, you could explore the Ice Palace or visit the Sphinx Terrace for superb views across the Aletsch Glacier.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - The Schilthorn and Trümmelbach Falls

An excursion by cable car takes us to the summit of the Schilthorn, home to a revolving restaurant that features 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Named Piz Gloria in honour of the James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', there are many 007 references to spot. After some free time, we visit the Trümmelbach Falls. Nestled deep in a canyon, these ten waterfalls have carved a path through the hillside, making them Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Wengen

Today is free to explore, possibly with your included Swiss Travel Card. You could journey up to Schynige Platte, travelling in restored 19th-century carriages, or ride on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, powered almost entirely by steam. Beginning in the lakeside town of Brienz, the rack-and-pinion line traverses a number of bridges and steep, stony mountain trails as it continues to climb. For much of the route, the glittering waters of Lake Brienz can be seen and, before long, we reach the first of three passing loops for oncoming locomotives. The end of the line is the summit of Rothorn, 7,362 feet above sea level.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Wengen and London

After breakfast, we leave Wengen, taking the train to Paris via Interlaken and Basel. Here, we connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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

Sunstar Hotel, Wengen

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Trains

Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Eurostar
Jungfrau Railway
TGV

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4.5 stars4.5 / 5 · 58 reviews

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J Wilson

5 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

Had an excellent time on this holiday based in Wengen, was able to see so many lovely places on the trips we had each day and thankfully the weather couldn't have been any better. Was with a good group of people on the tour and Paul our tour manager kept everything running along smoothly.

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Carl Dahl

5 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

Wonderful scenery and a well organised trip

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Mr and Mrs Louth

5 stars

Submitted 22/Sep

The trip was great. The hotel was great, The fellow travellers were great and the Tour Leader was great. Good value for money.

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Linda Pidgeon

5 stars

Submitted 18/Sep

Excellent trip packed full to the brim but with enough free time to explore. We had an excellent guide (Carina). The stop over in Strasbourg was worth it, beautiful city. The Mecure hotel was a bit tired but great location. Hotel in Wengen, the Bellvir, great (worth upgrade to a Jungfrau room). Whole trip very well organised and you are well informed. Would do another

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Ms Stammers

5 stars

Submitted 17/Sep

Excellent - amazing

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JOHN PIPER

5 stars

Submitted 17/Sep

Great organisation throughout from booking through to the trip itself. The tour manager was very good keeping to the schedule but also giving us the freedom to go off ‘piste’ if we wanted to. The hotel in Wengen was relaxed with good service and brilliant views. The food was delivered in lovely buffet style with a good range of choices. The daily excursions were perfect.

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