Situated on the eastern shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux is seen as one of the most...Read more >
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Geneva airport. Transfer by rail (1 hour) from the airport to Montreux, then on to Vevey to discover the interactive museum, Chaplin World, set in the family home of the celebrated actor and director. Take a walk in the beautiful park that surrounds the museum before boarding the train back to Montreux in the afternoon. Stay 3 nights at the Hotel Eden Palace au Lac (Double rooms). (B)Day 2: Lausanne
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. Afternoon at leisure to explore Lausanne before taking the 20-minute train journey back to Montreux. (B)Day 3: Gruyères
After breakfast, 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 Époque 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. Enjoy a short tour and video demonstration about the chocolate manufacturing process before sampling this celebrated Swiss product. Return by rail to Montreux in the evening (2 hours). (B)Day 4: Wengen
After breakfast, board the GoldenPass train for a scenic rail journey to Wengen, passing vineyards and country estates (2 hours 20 minutes). To enhance your experience, upgrade to front-view panoramic seats. Change trains at Interlaken Ost for your onward journey to Wengen (20 minutes). Stay at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel (Wengen) (double rooms) for 3 nights. (B)Day 5: Jungfrau region
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, followed by a 30-minute train ride down to the typical alpine village of Grindelwald. For an adrenalin rush, travel by gondola up to First cable car station then take an exhilarating zip line ride on the First Flyer and a scooter ride on Trottibikes back down to Grindelwald. Overnight in Wengen. (B)Day 6: Schilthorn
Half-day 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. The round-trip from Wengen takes in the idyllic resort of Mürren, passing stunning Alpine scenery and waterfalls. The excursion can easily be combined with a visit to Trümmelbachfalls, a series of thundering underground glacier waterfalls (entrance fee payable locally). (B)Day 7: Fly to London
Morning at leisure. Take advantage of your Bernese Oberland Pass to explore the surrounding area. Board the train to Geneva (3 hours 15 minutes) for your return flight back to London. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No mealsImportant information Superior tour
Superior tours are based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. All hotels are located within walking distance of train stations.Seat reservations:
Please note that seat reservations on the Chocolate Train and GoldenPass can only be confirmed about 90 days prior to the travel date. For earlier bookings all other services will be confirmed and then the seat reservations will be advised at a later stage.Room types:
Where indicated, the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.Tailor-made travel:
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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, Wi-Fi.
Opened in 1896, the Belle-Époque Hotel Eden Palace au Lac has a wonderful location on the East Bank of Lake Geneva in central Montreux and is very convenient for the train station. The hotels' restaurant serves refined cuisine and enjoys a lakeside terrace, ideal for enjoying meals with fabulous views; the hotel also has a perfectly manicured garden with a swimming pool and sun loungers also with lake views. Most standard rooms have a balcony offering views of the town of Montreux. Features: 105 rooms & suites, restaurant, sun terrace, terrace, garden, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: satellite television, minibar, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi.
Low season from £1295 per person
High season from £1295 per person
Low season from £1195 per person
1195 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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