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Winter on the Glacier Express

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic journey on the Glacier Express
  • Visit the Swiss capital of Bern with a magical Old Town
  • Explore pretty Lucerne with its wonderful lakeside setting
  • Take a trip to beautiful Interlaken
  • Relax in the quiet village of Leissigen

Holiday Summary

9 days from only £521

Departs Saturdays
8 nights
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

Our customers rate this holiday

5 out of 5 stars ( from 14 customers )

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Luxury return coach travel
  • Overnight accommodation on outbound and return journeys
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Three included excursions
  • Four optional excursions

Experience an unforgettable journey through the very best of the Swiss Alps. Watch the spectacular Alpine scenery unfold from the comfort of your seat on board the famous Glacier Express.

Included Excursions

Full Day: Lucerne
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Full Day: Glacier Express
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Full Day: Bern and Interlaken
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Optional Excursions

Bern Guided City Tour
Golden Pass Train to Montreux
Grindelwald & Kleine Scheidegg by Train
Lucerne Lake Cruise

Your Hotel

Hotel Kreuz Leissigen, Leissigen
Hotel Kreuz Leissigen

Found in charming Leissigen and a short distance from Interlaken, the Hotel Kreuz is the ideal place to stay for relaxing breaks near Lake Thun. With great views of the surrounding mountains and fantastic facilities to enjoy, guests are sure to enjoy their stay here. 

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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 One - UK to Reims
We start our journey to Calais and onwards to Reims for our overnight stay.
Day Two - Reims to Leissigen
We continue onto Switzerland and Lake Lucerne,arriving in Leissigen in time for dinner and our six night stay. (B,D)
Day Three - Lucerne via the Emmental Valley
Today we take a full day tour to Lucerne via the Emmental Valley. For more than a century this beautiful lakeside city, with its well-preserved medieval core and elegant buildings, has been one of 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 from the lake. You may wish to take in the views from the lake and we give you the option to join us on a lake boat cruise. (B,D)
Day Four - Glacier Express
Today we take a full day of adventure as we travel from Lake Thun up to Brig on the famous Lotschberg line, before joining the Glacier Express for a spectacular journey to Andermatt. (B,D)
Day Five - Leissigen
Today you have the option of relaxing in resort or joining us on an optional excursion to Grindelwald & Kleine Scheidegg by train. This excursion is to Kleine Scheidegg, a settlement of literally a few buildings dramatically situated under the north face of the Eiger then onto Grindelwald by train. Grindelwald is a popular resort, situated in a spectacular position on the slopes of the Schwarze Lutschine valley. (B,D)
Day Six - Leissigen
Once again today we offer you the option of free time in the resort or joining us on our optional tour on the Golden Pass Panoramic Train to Montreux. On this tour we tavel along the Simmental Valley boarding the Golden Pass Panoramic train at Zweisimmen. Passing the upmarket resort of Gstaad, the train continues through spectacular Scenery to Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva. (B,D)
Day Seven - Bern & Interlaken
Today we venture out to Bern & Inerlaken. Firstly a visit to Bern the historic Swiss capital, whose enchanting old town is decorated with fountains and arcaded streets. We also offer an optional guided city tour which features the major highlights, including the Gothic Cathedral of St Vincent and the Marktgasse to ensure you don't miss anything. We then head off to Interlaken, situated between Lakes Thun and Brienz below the Jungfrau Massif. (B,D)
Day Eight - Leissigen to Northern France
We have to say farewell to Switzerland today as we head back into Northern France for our overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Nine - Northern France to UK
After breakfast we head to Calais for our return home. (B)


Peter Welsh


5 February 2014

Winter on glacier express

An excellent holiday, great drivers (Chris and Tony), also excellent hotels throughout. Highly recommended.

Debbie & Roy


8 April 2013

Glacier express

We have just returned from the glacier express holiday in Switzerland. It was a truly fantastic holiday and the coach drivers Chris & Tony made it extra special, they were enthusiastic, informative, and hilarious.The Hotel food was limited but adequate. the staff were very pleasant and helpfull. Although the packed lunch was expensive at 15 francs, and food was available elswhere on this day trip.If you can take all the optional trips they are sensational and well worth the money.

les mullins


3 April 2013

winter on the glacier express

just got back from winter on the glacier express with shearings. Hotel food was basic but edible and the staff were helpful. Two main points of interest for customers. Dont buy the packed lunch from the hotel which cost 15 swiss francs as you can get it cheaper at the store down the road for 7 francs also the guided tour of berne is not worth the money its best to be dropped off and see it for yourself, otherwise everything else ok


Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

24 March 2013

Glacier express

Just got back from a wonderful trip to Switzerland,the scenerywas just amazing.Great drivers and people on the coach.Hotel was very nice with lovely views.Very tempted to see Switzerland in summer.


Penrith, Cumbria, UK

19 February 2013

Would recommend to anyone

Brilliant holiday, hotel was fab, the excursions both included and optional are definitely worth the money. Chris and Anthony (drivers) were very knowledgeable about the area and would always go the extra mile.


Bedfordshire, UK

29 October 2012


A wonderful holiday which is very well organised, the trips are excellent and the optional trips are not to be missed.Chris and Tony are very knowledgeable about Switzerland and they make sure that everything runs smoothly.Hotel Kreuz has wonderful views and the staff are very helpful and friendly in fact nothing is too much trouble for them.



4 July 2012

Vey worth while and learned a lot

This was a wonderful holiday and we saw a lot of Switzerland. The train excusions were wonderful and the time of year Feb gave us a real insite into the Swiss weatherThe two drivers were excellent very informative, and very helpful. They also were very entertaining.

The Macs


19 May 2012

Wonderful trip, snow, trains and the Coach Drivers/Guides

We had not travelled with Shearings before, but this trip with the two excellent drivers/guides was great. Chris and Tony the drivers were excellant and a tribute to their profession, skill, experience and care for all - they went that extra mile to ensure we enjoyed the 10 days. Do we recomment it to others, yes, we still talk of the great experience and are likely to go again if they are on it.



16 April 2012

First class

The driver Chris made this holiday with his knowledge of the area, everthing was spot on thanks Chris.


North London

31 March 2012

This is one of the best holidays my wife and I have ever had.

Having seen the mountains in the summer we wanted to see then in the winter. This holiday exceeded all expectations. From our two excellent driver / guides, to the lovely family run hotel. The excursions were magnificent. The best day was the optional excursion to Grindalwald & Kleine Scheidegg, it was snowing all day, I think we travelled on about six trains and it was exciting to be in the atmosphere of all the skiers and general hubbub of the resorts. Thank you Shearings for a fantastic time.



30 March 2012

Best rail experience ever--non-rail excursions also very good.

The only negative point was that the hotel had nowhere to socialise so after dinner there was little to do.


Milton Keynes, UK

22 February 2012

Fantastic scenery & knowledgable guides/drivers

Nice traditional hotel in Switzerland, the room overlooked Lake Thun, staff very pleasant & helpful.We did all the excursions which were very nice. Scenery at this time of the year (February) was magnificient with excellent train excursions which exceeded expectations.



7 February 2012

Unforgetable Holiday

Just came back after 9 days of tour of Switzerland. The whole experiance was just unforgetable. We stay in the Hotel Kreuz in Leissigen with a lake view room, the staffs and owner were very friendly and attentive. Hans the owner even take our group to a tour of the village. The three courses dinner was excellent with a choice of main course, on the last night of our stay a local band come to play traditional music while we enjoy a special prepared buffet dinner.The excursions on the Swiss railway will stay with our memory for a long time. Lastly the driver and guide from Shearing are just first class. We will try to come back for a summer tour of Switzerland in the near future. Once again thank you Shearing for organising such a wonderful holiday.

Alan D


13 May 2010

Beautiful Switzerland

This is an absolutely superb holiday. All you could ask for in a winter holiday, without the skiing. The excursions were sensational, especially the trips on the trains. If you can, I would reccomend taking the optional tours as well. Oh, and not forgetting the drivers, we had a pair of comedians, who certainly help make this one of the best holidays we have taken.

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