Advent Magic in Switzerland

Experience some of the finest Christmas Markets in Switzerland with visits to Bern, Zurich and the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. Combine the markets with a taste of Switzerland visiting a biscuit factory and the Home of Chocolate at the famous Swiss export of Lindt chocolate.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including a traditional fondue
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotels

Itinerary

Please note: The Christmas market information provided is correct at the time of publication, and may be subject to change without notice by the market organisers and local authorities.

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service and continue to our overnight hotel in Northern France.

We continue to our hotel in Emmetten, the Hotel Engel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through a beautiful winter wonderland to Trubschachen, and to our first stop, the biscuit factory. Experience the fine art of biscuit making by the Maitre Confiseur and you can sample the different type of 'Guetzli' (biscuits) to your heart’s delight.

We continue our journey to the city of Bern, a medieval city with many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers. Little Christmas trees decorate the façades of the houses, adding to the romantic mood.

The Old Town houses, dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, provide a fantastic and unique backdrop for the distinctive Berne Christmas markets. Münster square is devoted mainly to arts and crafts. Traditional market fare can be found on Waisenhaus square where you can find special candles, gifts and handmade souvenirs.

We return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Kambly Biscuit Factory
  • Bern Christmas Market

We take the scenic route from Emmetten to Lucerne this morning, taking you on a scenic journey through the picturesque landscape of Switzerland. Lake Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, provides a breathtaking backdrop for your travels. The route leads via Vitznau and Küssnacht to the city of Lucerne, which is embedded in an impressive mountain panorama. Explore the famous sights, such as the medieval Chapel Bridge, which is considered one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe.

The Christmas markets attract visitors with a sky of shining Christmas stars, the scents of gingerbread, spices, punch and mulled wine. During Advent, Franziskanerplatz is once again transformed into a small town of colorful wooden houses. In the heart of the small old town, but away from the hectic and noisy shopping mile, the Christmas market spreads a unique, magical atmosphere.

During the day, we will offer an optional lake cruise to view the stunning scenery.

Included Highlights

  • Lucerne

Optional Excursions

  • Lucerne Lake Cruise

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Embark on a scenic bus ride to the heart of Switzerland, where the charming city of Zurich awaits, nestled along the shores of Lake Zurich and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Zurich is simply magical at Christmas time. The whole city is bathed in warm light, the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine fills the air and Christmas carols can be heard everywhere.

Whether you're at the oldest Christmas market in the picturesque Old Town, the urban "Wienachtsdorf" near Bellevue on Sechseläutenplatz, or next to the 15-metre-high, sparkling Christmas tree at the main train station, in Zurich there is a Christmas market to suit every taste. Stroll through the quaint cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where medieval buildings and lively cafes create a cosy atmosphere.

When we leave Zurich, we call at the Lindt Home of Chocolate where you enter an interactive chocolate world that will delight young and old. Experience a nine metre high chocolate fountain, interactive museum, cafe and the largest Lindt chocolate shop in the world.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Zurich
  • Lindt Home of Chocolate

We depart Switzerland and drive to our overnight hotel in northern France.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Engel in Emmetten.

Overnights will be in city style hotels.

Hotel Engel

Hotel Engel

The Hotel Engel: a house with a long tradition, is characterized above all by its hospitality and its culinary delights. At the same time, the Hotel Engel proves to be an ideal starting point for all kinds of summer and winter activities. Situated in the heart of Switzerland, in the village of Emmetten.

Location: Dorfstrasse 47, 6376 Emmetten ,

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower
  • Free Wifi
Service
  • Safe Box in Reception
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Hotel
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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