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Swiss Alpine Glories

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW11310

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

7 nights. April 2019 - October 2019. From £819.00.

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A dramatic mountain landscape awaits you on this superb, eight-day holiday in Switzerland. Based in the beautiful resort of Chateau d'Oex, enjoy breathtaking Alpine scenery and fresh mountain air as we delve into a remarkable landscape to explore the Bernese Oberland, the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva, pretty capital Bern and the traditional cheese-making town of Gruyeres.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

Seven nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Roc et Neige Hotel, Chateau d'Oex
Five dinners
Included visits to the Bernese Oberland, Bern and Gruyeres
Return flights to Geneva
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Spend a week in the celebrated resort of Chateau d'Oex
Discover the breath-taking Bernese Oberland
See the medieval houses and towering spires of Bern
Taste Gruyere in its hometown and enjoy a cheese-making demonstration
Enjoy the chance to travel along the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva to visit fashionable Montreux
PRICE FROM ? £819 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Geneva, meet your Tour Manager and make the scenic transfer by coach to Chateau d'Oex, travelling along the shore of Lake Geneva before heading up through green pastures to your beautiful holiday base.

Day 2

Sitting at the heart of the Pays d'Enhaut high country region, Chateau d'Oex is set in a beautiful spot among soaring mountain peaks and toppling hillsides. You're free to explore today, choosing to be as active or relaxed as you wish. For the energetic, there are a host of sporting activities and miles of pretty walking trails. For those who wish to explore at a more leisurely pace, take in the views of the sumptuous landscape on a cable-car ride, or enjoy the pretty alpine town, home to a trio of fascinating museums that collectively chronicle local life through the ages, the history of cheese-making and the village's world-renowned reputation as a hot-air-ballooning centre.

Day 3

Today's optional excursion showcases Switzerland's historic heartland, once home to legendary Wilhelm Tell. Perhaps take a boat trip on the lake to enjoy the marvellous scenery, visit the famous Chapel Bridge, and explore the Transport Museum in Lucerne, an enchanting city known for its medieval architecture.

Day 4

A full-day tour today reveals one of nature's greatest masterpieces: the spectacular Bernese Oberland. Travelling through dramatic countryside, we'll visit Lake Thun and the bustling resort of Interlaken - overlooked by the snow-capped Jungfrau mountains - as well as spectacular Grindelwald, situated at the foot of the mighty Eiger.

Day 5

Head for the sun-kissed shores of Lake Geneva on today's optional excursion. We'll travel through the heart of the Swiss wine-producing Valais region to the fashionable resort of Montreux, which basks in a balmy microclimate thanks to its sheltered position beneath the Alps. This delightful town is home to a famous Jazz Festival and has a beautiful promenade that skirts the lake. Close by, brooding Chateau Chillon, Switzerland's most famous landmark, guards the dark secrets of the past, and makes for a fascinating visit.

Day 6

Today we discover the historic Swiss capital, Bern. With its pretty, medieval houses, great churches and wonderful covered shopping arcades all huddled together above a sweeping meander in the River Aare, Bern is a city of great beauty. Allow time to see the famous mechanical clock before we return to Chateau d'Oex in the late afternoon, making a call in the charming town of Fribourg en route (time-permitting). This ancient university seat boasts an attractive old town, with haphazardly arranged houses on cobbled streets sloping steeply away from the River Sarine.

Day 7

Our final included excursion takes us to quaint Gruyeres, the famous cheese-producing town with a flower-decked, cobbled main square. Enjoy a demonstration of the cheese-making process (entrance to the factory and museum payable locally), which combines ultra-modern technology with centuries-old traditions, before returning to Chateau d'Oex for a last, restful evening in the resort.

Day 8

Bid farewell to your alpine idyll, and return to Geneva airport to check in for your flight home. Back to top

Accommodation

Hotel Roc Et Neige

This welcoming hotel stands in the heart of the mountain village of Chateau D'Oex.

The hotel has a small gym, a sauna and a solarium, as well as a comfortable lounge area and a restaurant that serves food made mainly from local produce. Outside, there is a large terrace with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The bedrooms are cosy, and each has private facilities, a hairdryer, TV and free Wi-Fi.

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Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Geneva airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Board basis

Please note that five nights will be on a half-board basis and two nights will be on a bed and breakfast basis to allow you the chance to sample the resort's selection of restaurants.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Terms and conditions

This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 1st and 28th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (FEB5) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top