Swiss Mountain Adventure – The Big Five

Switzerland is renowned for its scenic railway journeys and gravity defying cable cars, and on this tour we will experience five of the best it has to offer. From the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the world’s first revolving cable car, enjoy taking in the mountainous landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery from a unique perspective.

Your Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals including a traditional Swiss dinner
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 9 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

We continue to our hotel on the edge of Lake Lucerne.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

We visit Hammetschwand Lift today, where we climb over 150m to enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne, Stanserhorn, Pilatus and the Bernese Alps. We start by taking the funicular to the Burgenstock Resort before enjoying a walk of around 45-60 minutes to access the lift.

For this reason, this excursion is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Hammetschwand Lift

Today we enjoy a ride on the Stanserhorn Cable Car, the world’s first Cabrio cable car famous for an outside deck with nothing but the fresh air above you. We start by experiencing the nostalgia of the funicular railway, which dates back to 1893, before the cable car takes you to the summit where astonishing views and a revolving restaurant await.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Stanserhorn Cable Car

We take a trip on the Rigi Railway today, Europe’s first mountain railway built in 1871. During this 30 minute trip we climb over 1000m to take in the 360 degree views from the summit, passing grazing cows, traditional farms and colourful wildflower meadows.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rigi Railway

Another awe-inspiring journey today as we enjoy a ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, the Pilatus Railway. Through woods and tunnels, across flowery meadows and along rocky outcrops, we climb over 2000m before the cable car returns you to ground level in Kriens, from where we return to our hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Pilatus Railway

Our final excursion is to the world’s first revolving gondola. We will climb Mount Titlis, the highest summit in central Switzerland, crossing steep rocky walls, deep crevasses and snow-covered summits whilst turning 360 degrees during the five minute journey. At the top, the daredevils amongst you can walk across Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the Skywalk!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Titlis Rotair Cable Car

We depart Lake Lucerne today and travel back to Northern France for our overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

*Please note the excursions may take place on different days depending on availability.
**Due to the nature of the holiday there will be a level of walking involved and will not be suitable for passengers with limited mobility.

Accommodation

We will stay for six nights at the 4-star Seehotel Pilatus, superbly located on the banks of Lake Lucerne in the town of Hergiswil.

Overnight hotels in northern France will be in city-style hotels.

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