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Winter on the Glacier Express

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

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.

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to France
We start our journey to Calais and onwards into France for our overnight stay.

Day Two - France 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 travel 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 & Interlaken. 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 France

We have to say farewell to Switzerland today as we head back into Northern France for our overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Nine - France to UK

After breakfast we head to Calais for our return home. (B)

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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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Bern and Interlaken

Today we venture out to Bern & Interlaken. First we visit Bern, the historic Swiss capital whose enchanting old town is decorated with fountains and arcaded streets. We continue to Interlaken, situated between the lakes of Thun and Brienz below the Jungfrau Massif.

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Full Day: Glacier Express to Davos

We have an early start today, as we join our train to Brig. We travel on the famous Lotschberg Line with a 9.1 mile long tunnel. At Brig we join the famous Glacier Express for a spectacular journey to Filisur. Sit back and watch the dramatic Swiss Alpine scenery unfold from the comfort of your carriage, while enjoying a three-course lunch on-board.

Upon arrival in Filisur, we transfer to our train to Davos.

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Full Day: Lucerne

Today we take a full day tour to Lucerne via Emmental Valley. For more than a century this beautiful lakeside city, with its well-preserved medieval core and elegant buildings, has been on 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.

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Optional Excursions

Bern Guided Walking Tour

We’ll discover more about Bern’s excellent history and will explore some of the city’s most famous attractions with an exciting guided walking tour. Accompanied by our experienced guide, we’ll learn about the city’s park and will be able to see sights such as the medieval arcades, the city’s many markets, the Houses of Parliament and many other attractions.

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Golden Pass Train to Montreux

We'll take a ride on this famous train line, travelling to Montreux, and will be able to admire the wonderful natural scenery all about us as we travel. We'll then enjoy free time in Montreux to explore the local area, returning to our hotel by coach.

 

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Grindelwald And Kleine Scheidegg by Train

Join our excursion is to Kleine Scheidegg, a settlement of just a few buildings dramatically situated under the north face of the Eiger. Take in this unique setting, before we continue our journey to Grindelwald by train. This popular resort is located in a spectacular position on the slopes of the Schwarze Lutschine valley, and we'll be able to take in beautiful scenery during our relaxing train ride.

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Lake Lucerne Cruise

Join us for a wonderful optional excursion today, as we enjoy a superb cruise on Lake Lucerne. This splendid lake is famous for its amazing scenery, with placid waters and surrounding mountains, and we’ll get to take in this incredible landscape during our cruise.

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