Switzerland & The Swiss Chocolate Train
2018 - Alpine Classic Hotel - 8 Days (AED0200)
Our holiday is based in the resort village of Leysin, set high in the Vaud Alps of Switzerland and offering magnificent views in all directions. This area has everything Switzerland is renowned for – snow-capped mountains, rolling green pastures and the sound of cow bells. From here you can get a unique 360° panorama of so many famous Alpine peaks - Eiger, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Dents du Midi. Below the town, just a short distance away, are the blue waters of Lake Geneva, through the middle of which, runs the Swiss/French border. You are assured of wonderful mountain scenery and clean air on this holiday and some incredible adventures... read on for more...!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Alpine Classic Hotel, Leysin
The 3 star superior Alpine Classic Hotel is situated in Leysin, a mountain village at 4100 feet altitude. It is a modern hotel set in the centre of the resort close to all amenities. Its 68 bedrooms have all had a recent refurbishment. There is an elegant restaurant within the hotel, as well as a lobby bar with TV, a lounge area and a small garden. All bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, balcony and great views. There is a lift to all floors. Please note that not all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms and tea and coffee are not always served after dinner, it is left to the discretion of each hotel.
For your comfort and enjoyment during your outbound and return journeys, we have included overnight hotels with breakfast in your holiday price. Your overnight hotels will be named around 10 days prior to departure.
After joining the coach you'll make your way to the ferry crossing to the continent. The coach will then make its way to your overnight hotel for a comfortable night's rest.
Continental breakfast will be provided before setting off to Leysin, where a welcome drink awaits. Settle into your hotel before joining your fellow guests for dinner, which consists of a 3-course set menu.
Day 2 - 6
Breakfast will be provided daily along with dinner.
Between days 3 - 6 you will enjoy our included excursions where there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Spend your time taking in the fascinating and unique scenery and experiences that Switzerland have to offer.
Breakfast will be available for all guests before leaving the hotel. We will make our way to our overnight hotel for a restful night.
After breakfast we make our way to the port for our return ferry crossing. We'll arrive back home during the evening
Swiss Chocolate Train, Nestlé’s World of Chocolate and Gruyère cheese factory
We journey to Montreux to board the ‘Swiss Chocolate Train’ which then winds its way through magnificent scenery to the pretty town of Gruyère, famous the world over for its cheese production. En route, a coffee and croissant is included. On arrival, there is an included visit to the wonderful Gruyère cheese factory before free time for exploration and refreshments. Re-join the train and continue to the headquarters of Nestlé in Broc and its famous ‘World of Chocolate’ for a factory visit which is topped off with some chocolate sampling.
Montreux, a wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyard’s Vinorama and Lausanne on Lake Geneva
A day of more splendid mountain scenery as we head first to elegant Montreux, home of the famous jazz festival, for time at leisure before continuing along the lakeside to the renowned Lavaux Vineyards. Here we have an included wine tasting at the excellent Vinorama - the perfect opportunity to sample the ‘Chasselas’, Switzerland’s typical grape variety. From here, drive to the Swiss ‘Riviera’ town of Lausanne with its floral lakeside quays. Subject to schedules, your driver may offer an optional lake cruise to the picturesque town of Vevey where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your mountain resort.
The charming town of Chamonix with a friendly atmosphere is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and presided over by the ever white Mont Blanc. During your free time here why not take an optional cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi or visit the living Mer de Glace glacier by historic railway (not included, weather permitting and subject to availability) for an amazing view of the valley?
- Executive coach travel
- Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
- 2 overnight hotels - bed and breakfast
- 5 nights at the mainstay hotel dinner, bed and breakfast
- Welcome tea/coffee on arrival at mainstay hotel
- Free bar for 5 nights - 4 hours nightly (selected beers, wines and soft drinks)
- Wine tasting at Lavaux Vinorama
- Swiss Chocolate Train
- Entrance to Gruyère cheese factory
- Entrance to the Nestlé chocolate factory
- Excursions as described in itinerary
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Bristol Aztec West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.
Please note that passports and travel insurance are required on European tours.
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