Day 1 - Train Journey to Switzerland
Early morning Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris, then by TGV to Basle. From Basle we travel on to Wilderswil and the Hotel Bären for a 7-night stay. As well as breakfast each morning and dinner each night there will be a special celebration on Christmas Eve including a torch-lit walk, carriage ride and mulled wine.
Days 2 to 7 - Explore Wilderswil Area
Free days based in Wilderswil with your first class Swiss Pass (included in the price). This ticket covers trains, trams and post buses so there is something for everyone. Your experienced tour leader will offer an optional excursion each day. We will supply, prior to the holiday, a comprehensive excursion list to give you some suggestions to consider.
Day 8 - Express Trains to Rapperswil
Today we travel via the Interlaken-Lucerne Express to Lucerne where we change on to the Voralpen Express to Rapperswil for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Days 9 to 11 - New Year in Rapperswil
Free days. With your Swiss Pass you can explore the numerous choices in the area. There will be an optional excursion on offer each day. On the evening of 31st December dinner will be included in one of the vintage dining cars on the Rhaetian Railways between St Moritz and Chur and, on the evening of 1st January, dinner is included in a nearby Italian restaurant.
Day 12 - Homeward Bound
Leave after an early breakfast to Basle where we join the TGV to Paris. In Paris we connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras arriving late afternoon.
|Price per person:|
|Single room supplement:||£255|
|Deposit for this holiday:||£100|
|Rates of exchange used are as at 1st May 2015|