Swiss Alpine Holiday
- First Class Swiss Travel Pass for unlimited travel on railways, postbuses and lake steamers
- Three centres to explore - Chur, Bellinzona and Interlaken
- Centrally located hotels allowing easy access on free days with your travel pass
- Reservations in first class on Bernina Express
- Arranged optional escorted excursions on all free days at no extra cost
- 15 days from £2,990pp
Tuesday 7 June to Tuesday 21 June 2022
Join us for a first class tour of mountains, Alpine scenery and the World Famous UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' on this popular holiday. What better way to see the scenery than from the train!
Day 1 – To Aachen
Departing on the lunchtime Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Brussels, we make an onward connection to Aachen for an overnight stay. Dinner included tonight.
Day 2 – To Chur
We follow the classic Rhine rail route from Cologne to Basle before continuing via Zürich to Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and the capital of Graubünden. We stay in Chur for 4 nights.
Day 3 – Exploring Graubünden
Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass, a free day allows you the chance to explore Chur and the surrounding area using the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railways network. There will be an optional escorted excursion on offer.
Day 4 – Bernina Express
Today we offer a full day escorted excursion from Chur to Tirano travelling in first class reserved seats on the Bernina Express route. With its spirals and tunnels and reaching an altitude of more than 2000m this journey is breathtaking. Return to Chur by the same route.
Day 5 – Another Chance to Explore
A second day at leisure and again, there will be the offer of an optional escorted excursion using our first class Swiss Travel Pass.
Day 6 – Ticino
We take the scenic postbus route for the journey to Bellinzona via the St Bernard Pass. Journey time will be approximately 2 hours. We stay in Bellinzona for 3 nights and the rest of the day is yours to explore.
Days 7 & 8 – Time to Explore
Free days based in Bellinzona with the use of your first class Swiss Travel Pass. Your experienced tour leader will be available to offer an optional excursion each day. Possible options are Locarno and the Centovalli route and Lugano.
Day 9 – Bernese Oberland
Using the Gotthard Base Tunnel we make the transfer into the Bernese Oberland region, home to the mountain peaks of Eiger and Jungfrau. We arrive into Interlaken where we have a 5 night stay.
Days 10 to 13 – Free Time
Using your rail pass there are lots of options for exploring in this area and your tour leader will offer an optional escorted excursion each day. Our excursion booklet will give you some help should you wish to explore independently.
Day 14 – To Cologne
We depart Interlaken after breakfast and make our way via Basle to Cologne for an overnight stay.
Day 15 – Home to London
Taking the morning direct service to Brussels we make a connection with the lunchtime Eurostar service to London St Pancras. We arrive back early afternoon.
Ibis Hotel Marschiertor, Aachen
Hotel Freieck, Chur
Hotel Internazionale, Bellinzona
Hotel Bernerhof, Interlaken
Ibis Hotel Köln am Dom, Cologne
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Standard class travel to and from Switzerland
- First class 15 day Swiss Travel Pass for unlimited travel
- Daily optional escorted excursions
- Bernina Express supplements
- One evening meal
- Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour
Price per person
|Single room supplement:||£620|
|Deposit for this holiday:||£100|
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