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Experience the magic of a Swiss Christmas

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2019 Tour code: GIX20

About the tour

Experience the magic of a Swiss Christmas as you stay in an excellent 5-Star hotel on an all-inclusive basis in Grindelwald high up in the Swiss Alps. Journey to the highest railroad station in Europe, travel up the Schilthorn and take time to revel in the charm of the festive season.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London to Grindelwald

Our journey to Switzerland begins at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office where you meet your group and Tour Manager. Here we board the Eurostar service to Paris, before continuing on to Colmar, where we overnight. We enjoy dinner in the hotel in the evening. On Day 2, we continue to Grindelwald via Basel, where we stay at the 5-Star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Colmar
Day 3 - At leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure in Grindelwald. Perhaps take a stroll out into the beautiful town, enjoying the festive splendour, or make the most of the hotel's superb facilities.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grindelwald
Days 4-5 - The Jungfrau Express

Today we enjoy what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of our stay in the Bernese Oberland, as we travel on the Jungfrau Railroad (Standard Class) to the Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railroad station. During the journey the train pauses at two separate observation stops; windows hewn out of solid Alpine rock between the tunnel and the infamous north face of the Eiger, with spectacular views down to the valley below. Day 5 is free for you to venture out into the beautiful Swiss countryside, using your Swiss Card for reduced fares.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Jungfrau Railroad
Day 6 - The Grindelwald First Cable-car on Christmas Day

Today we board the local Grindelwald First cable-car system. Journeying up to Grindelwald First in the sky gondola is a true delight and affords some wonderful panoramas of the magnificent Alpine mountainscape. Enjoy some free time here, to breathe the fresh mountain air before returning to Grindelwald. On arrival, we enjoy a fantastic horse-drawn carriage ride through the wintry scenery, sampling glühwein and gingerbread. 

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grindelwald
Day 7 - Boxing Day in Mürren and the Schilthorn

We travel by rail to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren today. After arriving in the traffic-free village, we continue further into the mountains by cable car, to the peak of the Schilthorn. Once at the summit, you can take in the superb views of the surrounding mountains, and enjoy the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant. You have free time back in Mürren this afternoon, before we return to Grindelwald in time for dinner.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Murren
Day 8 - Return home

We leave Switzerland behind today, traveling first to Interlaken before continuing to Basel. From here, we continue to Paris to join the Eurostar back to London where your tour concludes.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Return Home

Additional information

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your start and end point.

Airport waiting room
Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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.

Hotel

Romantik Hotel Stern, Chur

Romantik Hotel Stern, Chur

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Trains

Eurostar
Jungfrau Railroad
TGV