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Splendours of Switzerland

Holiday Highlights

  • Relax in peaceful Hergiswil
  • Marvel at spectacular scenery on the 'Schollenen' gorge train
  • Enjoy a narrow gauge railway journey to Grindelwald
  • Explore picturesque Interlaken below the Jungfrau Massif
  • Visit charming Engelberg in the shadow of Mount Titlis

Holiday Summary

9 days from only £529

Departures
Departs Saturdays
Accommodation
8 nights
Board
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

Our customers rate this holiday

5 out of 5 stars ( from 4 customers )


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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Luxury return coach travel through breathtaking scenery
  • 8 nights accommodation (including overnight hotel stays on outbound and return journeys)
  • Breakfasts
  • Evening meals
  • 3 excursions

Enjoy the best of Switzerland in winter with two exhilarating train journeys and a lake cruise. Hergiswil is located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks and blessed with panoramic views.

Included Excursions

Andermatt & The Oberalp Pass
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Interlaken & Grindelwald
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Engelberg
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Optional Excursions

Lucerne
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Lucerne by Night
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Bern & Emmer Valley
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Mount Titlis Cable Car
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Hergiswil to Brienz by Train
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Your Hotel

Seehotel Pilatus, Hergiswil
Seehotel Pilatus

The popular Seehotel Pilatus has a great location on the lakeside, excellent leisure facilities and a pleasant relaxing garden with lake views for guests to enjoy.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day 1: UK to Reims
To Calais, then southwards to Reims for a late arrival at our overnight hotel.
Day 2: Reims to Hergiswil
To Switzerland and Lake Lucerne, arriving in Hergiswil in time for dinner and our six night stay. (B,D)
Day 3: Hergiswil
Today the choice is yours. You can choose to have free time in the resort or you can join us on our half day optional excursion to Lucerne. For more than a century this beautiful lakeside city, with its well-preserved medieval core and elegant buildings, has been one of the the greatest tourist attractions in Switzerland. Lucerne boasts a lovely quarter with medieval squares and old churches. From the town there are stunning views of the mountains and the lake.
Day 4: Engelnerg
Today we take a half day tour to Engleberg. A charming village in the shadow of the immense Mount Titlis, the highest peak in Switzerland at 3,239m. You also have to option to take the Titlis Cable car ride to experience the breathtaking scenery first hand.
Day 5: Andermatt & The Oberalp Pass
Today is another day of breathtaking scenery as we take a ride on the 'Schollengen' george train to Andermatt, then up to the 2,033m high Oberalp Pass, on the route of the Glacier Express.
Day 6: Hergiswil
Today we offer you the chance to relax and take in the local area or you may choose to join us on one of our three optional tours. A visit to Berne, the historic Swiss capital, whose enchanting old town is decorated with fountains and arcaded streets. Our optional sightseeing tour features the major highlights, including the Gothic Cathedral of St Vincent and the Marktgasse,this also includes a journey through Emmer Valley. Whilst in Berne you may wish to join us on our guided walking tour of Berne to ensure you don't miss a thing. This evening we have an optional tour of Lucerne by night so you can see this beautiful city from a different angle.
Day 7: Interlaken & Grindelwald
Today we venture into the bustling town of Interlaken, below the Jungfrau massif, then by narrow gauge railway to the world famous resort of Grindelwald. We also have an optional train journey from Hergiswil to Brienz by train.
Day 8: Hergisiwil to Northern France
Today we have to say farewell to Switzerland and head back to Northern France for our overnight stay.
Day 9: Northern France to UK
After breakfast we head to Calais for the sailing to Dover and home. (B)

Dave.E

Derbyshire, UK

28 March 2013

This holiday certainly shows the splendours of Switzerland

My wife and I were on the same holiday as Dave B.I can only reiterate what he has said.A wonderful time was had by all,the Hotels were very comfortable and a good variety of food in every one.The drivers John and Ian are exceptionally informative in all aspects of the holiday and every town or village we passed through. This was only our second holiday with Shearings but I would not hesitate in recommending them to friends.

dave b

derbyshire

27 March 2013

a lovely holiday

just returned from this holiday and the only advice we would give is take no notice of the negative comments left earlier. we were a little bit wary having read some of the negativity but can honestly say we enjoyed it. the drivers, John and Ian, were first class, the trips were enjoyable and the hotel comfortable. if people want a 5star hotel they should pay 5star prices. the hotels on the outward and return journeys were also good and much better than some we have stayed in with Shearings in the past so lets hope Shearings have got the wake up call at last. finally, we travelled with some nice people.

Liz

Cheshire

25 March 2013

Picture postcard views.

Comfortable hotel and very friendly helpful staff. Swimming pool a bonus. Meals were very good although choice was limited. Excursions excellent and drivers very knowledgeable. All in all a lovely well thought out itenary. Extra trips worth doing.

Julie/Mark

Shropshire

16 October 2012

Best holiday ever.......

We have just returned from our trip to Switzerland and it was fantastic.Our driver Lee was a brilliant driver & knew a lot about the places we visited.The hotels in france on the way there & back were lovely & clean.The main hotel for our stay was lovely & quiet ,rooms really warm & cosy.Food was not the best but we never went hungry.We were told Switzerland was very expensive,but we did not find prices to be much higher than at home,a bottle of beer in the hotel around 6 swiss franc,not bad at all,eating out of a lunch time could be a bit more expensive than home,we just had a bowl of soup or a sandwich.The trips were amazing i will never forget them.Do the extra trips they are well worth it...just great


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