Swiss Christmas Markets
3 nights. November 2020 - December 2020. From £303.20.
Book by 30th September and save £50 on short haul products with Promo Code: BONUS50
Few countries radiate the magic of wintertime more than Switzerland. In this the Alpine paradise of snow-capped mountains, cosy wooden chalets, and colourful towns and villages create a marvellous festive atmosphere – and a perfect pre-Christmas scene. Spend three nights in Château-d'Oex, visit Montreux and its colourful Christmas Market set out along the Lake Geneva shoreline, and perhaps join an optional excursion to the exquisite Swiss capital Bern, in the heart of the scenic Bernese Oberland.
What's IncludedThree nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Roc et Neige, Château-d'Oex
A visit to Montreux Christmas Market
Return flights from the UK to Switzerland
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsShopping for Swiss goodies at Montreux Christmas Market
Enjoying views of Lake Geneva
Staying in a delightful mountain village
Discovering the Swiss capital, Bern, on an optional tour
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Geneva, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to Château-d'Oex. Beautifully set in a wide valley between the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland and the shores of Lake Geneva, this lovely resort was once home to British screen legend David Niven, and has a charming selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, a fascinating folk museum, and even a cheese-making centre.Settle in to your hotel, and depending on your arrival time perhaps take a stroll through the village before dinner is served.
Day 2Today you’ll head to Montreux on Lake Geneva, where a delightful Christmas market awaits in this chic, sophisticated town. The stalls of the market, arranged on and around the lakeshore, offer an array of locally produced goods, interesting items from across the Alps and festive Swiss treats like vin chaud and cinnamon crepes.You’ll also be able to explore the town’s shops, or perhaps pay a visit to nearby Château Chillon, one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks (entry payable locally), where yet more Christmas stalls stand behind the ancient battlements, before we return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3Spend a relaxed day in Château-d'Oex, or join us on a trip to Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Our journey will take us into the heart of the Bernese Oberland, past the exclusive ski resort of Gstaad, and past Lake Thun, to the banks of the River Aare.Barely changed since medieval times, Bern is often regarded as the world’s most attractive capital city. Its UNESCO-listed old town is a maze of arcades and cobbled streets arrayed around the Zytglogge – the elaborate clock and tower that was once the city's western gate. Soak up the festive atmosphere, and explore the Christmas markets in the shadow of the city’s towering Munster cathedral and on nearby Waisenhausplatz, where you'll find seasonal food and drink, beautiful hand-made trinkets and traditional Christmas gifts available to try and buy.
Day 4Say goodbye to Château-d'Oex, today, as we return to Geneva airport to catch the flight home. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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.
Special requirementsIf 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 accessThe 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.
Luggage allowanceThis holiday includes hand luggage on your flights. Additional hold luggage allowance can be purchased direct from the airline when you check in for your flight.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, 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.
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Terms and conditionsBONUS50 TERMS: This offer applies to UK and European air-inclusive holidays. The offer is available on new bookings made between 1st and 30th September (inclusive) only. This offer does not apply to holidays with late availability pricing, Lapland day breaks and Wimbledon packages. Offer excludes Wimbledon packages, Lapland Santa Experience Day Trips and Late Deals. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The £50 per person discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code BONUS50 has been entered, and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding insurance if selected) at the time of booking. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top