Soaring mountains and crashing waterfalls, picture perfect Alpine villages and historic lakeside towns, delicious cheeses and celebrated Swiss chocolate - experience it all with your family as you travel from Montreux through to Lausanne and Wengen on scenic rail routes, across lakes on paddle steamers, up mountains on cogwheel railways and cable cars, and back down again via zip line and scooter. This tour will satisfy all family members, from adrenalin junkies, chocoholics and rail enthusiasts to those who simply want to relax amid spectacular scenery.
Fly to Geneva airport. Transfer by rail to Montreux. Stay 3 nights at the Hotel Eden Palace au Lac. (N)
Head to Montreux pier and board the paddle
steamer across Lake Geneva to Lausanne, a historic lakeside town and home to the International Olympic Committee as well as a host of sporting associations. On arrival in Lausanne, visit the Olympic Museum to find out about the history of the Olympic Games. (B)
This morning, take the Chocolate Train to the picturesque villages of Gruyères and Broc, where the renowned Gruyère cheese is produced. Travel in a vintage 1959 Belle Epoque carriage with coffee and croissants served as you enjoy the passing scenery. In Gruyères, join a tour of the picturesque dairy where the renowned cheese is produced before heading to the Cailler chocolate factory. (B)
Take the GoldenPass scenic rail journey to Wengen, passing vineyards and country estates. Stay at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel for 3 nights. (B)
This morning, take the 35-minute cable car ride to the top of Männlichen mountain. From here,
enjoy an easy high Alpine walk with stunning views all the way down to the mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg. (B)
Morning excursion by cogwheel railway and cable car to the summit of the Schilthorn, affording arguably the best view of the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. (B)
Morning at leisure. Train to Zurich airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Eden Palace Au Lac is located on the East Bank of Lake Geneva in central Montreux and is very convenient for the train station. The Hotel opened in 1896 and has 105 rooms, its own restaurant, bar and lounge, and a large terrace...
The Sunstar Alpine Hotel is located in the centre of the car-free resort of Wengen, conveniently close to the train station and opposite the Männlichen-Bahn cable-car. Guestrooms are comfortable and decorated with warm wood furniture. The restaurant serves regional produce and there is a cosy fireside bar with musical entertainment.
Features: 76 rooms, restaurant, lounge bar with fireplace, steam bath, sun bed, indoor swimming pool, sauna, garden, airport shuttle.
Room amenities: Television, phone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathtub, separate sitting area,...
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We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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