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Inclusive Panoramas of Switzerland Tour

We should celebrate the difference that is Switzerland!

A comprehensive inclusive 10 day Swiss rail holiday covering the Lakes and mountains of Switzerland including the Glacier Express. All 3*/4* hotels are by the station, 5* hotels will arrange pick up from the station

From: £1495.00
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Description

Switzerland is a country of few natural resources, much of it too mountainous for agriculture.  Yet by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of its people governed by what is probably the most democratic systems in the world it is one of the wealthiest and probably happiest places.  This combined with great business acumen have given us world leading companies like Nestle, Rolex and Lindt, the Swiss have developed an unrivalled expertise in small high value goods like watches, Chocolate and the Swiss Army penknife.  Their expertise in Finance and banking is known the world over.  Tourism such as Winter sports starting with the Cresta run in St Moritz to a VIP Gondola with champagne at Zermatt in the shadow of the majestic Matterhorn.

Discover their legendary efficiency of the rail networks on our scenic Swiss rail holidays, either on our economy 3*/4* 2nd class or luxury 5* 1st class and discover what makes Switzerland so special!

Please note except for 5* hotels, normally half board is not usually offered at hotels in Switzerland.  The 5* hotels offering half board are at Interlaken, St Moritz and Lucerne.  Instead we supply a copy of the Swiss Coupon pass offering 2 for 1 deals at restaurants in all the towns and cities you visit as well as Gourmet lake cruises and at mountain restaurants.  Or how about an introductory walk around Lucerne or hire a boat at Lake St Moritz, you’ll be spoilt for ideas!

Want something different to what is shown here? We can bespoke and tailor make any of our holidays to fit your personal wishes. Just call our team for help in creating the perfect holiday.

Price

Inclusive rates per person.

  2nd Class
3* Hotel
1st Class
5* Hotel
LOW SEASON - Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec, exc. public holidays £1495 £3395
MID SEASON - Mar-Jun, Sep, Oct, exc. public holidays £1650 £3395
HIGH SEASON - Jul, Aug, public holidays £1750 £3650

Please note public holidays and trade fairs may affect these prices. Prices are based on the current exchange rate. We reserve the right to increase these if the rate changes by 10% or more. Bookings subject to terms and conditions.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Take the mid morning Eurostar train to Paris, for connection by the high speed Lyria train to Geneva. Stay overnight at the 4* Manotel Kipling in the style of the British Raj or the 5* Le Richemond quietly situated near the Lake of Geneva.
  • Day 2 Take the mid morning train to Montreux to pick up the Panoramic Express towards Interlaken.  As it climbs and turns to gain height the most marvellous panorama of the dreamy Lake of Geneva unfolds below.  Suddenly you turn into majestic mountains and deep ravines before changing at Zweisimmen for a relaxing run along Lake Thun to Interlaken.  Here stay for 2 nights at the 3* Continental or the 5* Lindner Grand both in the town centre.
  • Day 3  Your Swiss pass includes excursions for example to the mountain resorts of Wengen and Murren or a relaxing cruise on Lakes Thun or Brienz, it’s up to you!
  • Day 4 Today the train whisks you along the rails through the Loetschberg pass to Visp then up the dramatically steep valley to the car free village of Zermatt. Stay at the 3* Jaegerhof by the station, where you will be collected if staying at the 5* Zermatterhof in the village centre.
  • Day 5 Start with a village tour, then take the Gornergrat cog railway to the Kulm hotel all on the 2 for 1 offer!
  • Day 6 Board the famous Glacier Express with reserved seats and enjoy dramatic mountain scenery from the Panoramic cars, truly a highlight of your Swiss Adventure – you can enjoy the pre-ordered lunch as you travel the World’s slowest Express Train.  On arrival at St Moritz you will be collected from the station and taken to the 3* Laudinella or 5* Kempinski.
  • Day 7 Option to take the Bernina tourist train to the Italian border at Tirano or just relax by the lake at St Moritz, followed by some very upmarket shopping or perhaps mountain biking?
  • Day 8  Traverse by train through more stunning lake and mountain landscapes for the 4 hour trip to Lucerne to stay at the 3* Waldstaetterhof by the station or the period Palace Hotel in a lovely setting on the lake with picture postcard views of the distant snow capped mountains.
  • Day 9 Take a morning walking tour of Lucerne and discover the unique painted covered bridges alongside the strikingly modern KKL concert hall and art gallery or on the Panorama yacht Saphir at a special rate out on the Lake of Lucerne?
  • Day 10 To end your Swiss rail holiday you take the mid morning train to Basel, connecting by high speed trains to Paris  arriving back into London before 7 pm.

Availability

Daily throughout the year. At the beginning or the end of your journey stay at the 4* Pullman St Pancras or for a touch of luxury at the 5* Renaissance on the concourse of St Pancras railway station, London.

Included

  • 2nd Class travel including seat reservations on day trains including lunch reservations on the Glacier Express.  9 nights in 3* Twin/Double Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Swiss coupon pass book offering 2 for 1 at restaurants and attractions throughout Switzerlan
  • 1st class rail travel including seat reservations on day trains including lunch reservation on the Glacier Express. 9 nights in 5* Twin/Double Hotel accommodation on Half board basis in Interlaken, St Moritz and Lucerne, elsewhere on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Swiss coupon pass book offering 2 for 1 at restaurants and attractions throughout Switzerland