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Lake Geneva, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

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Take in the best of Alpine elegance

Staying up in the Swiss Alps, this tour takes in the best of Alpine elegance. Enjoy iconic rail journeys and visits to Zermatt and Montreux.

Highlights
  • Leysin
  • Montreux
  • Chateau de Chillon
  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • Rochers de Naye
  • Zermatt
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Free time in Leysin

Lake Geneva, Chamonix & Mont Blanc 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-2 To Leysin
To Leysin

To Leysin

Meet your Tour Manager at London St Pancras, then board the Eurostar to Paris. Travel firstly to Geneva, before continuing to Leysin for the next 6 nights.

Enjoy the next day at leisure to explore this charming village. Leysin is an undiscovered gem set at the eastern end of Lake Geneva, under the impervious sight of the Vaudoises Alps. Leysin is a popular tourist destination all year round, thanks to its tobogganing opportunities in the winter and the meandering hiking and biking trails used in the bright summer days.

You could take the cable car to the top of Berneuse and set off on a magical journey where you can admire the beautiful landscape of Leysin from 6,719 feet. Atop the Berneuse is the famous revolving restaurant, Le Kuklos where you can enjoy a hearty meal alongside exceptional panoramic views of the mountains as the restaurant slowly completes 1 turn every hour-and-a-half.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Montreux
Montreux

Montreux

Your excursion today sees you travel to the quaint town of Montreux. Stretching out along the crisp blue waters of Lake Geneva, Montreux offers a true taste of Switzerland. This remarkable lakeside town sits near the foothills of the Alps, and boasts an ancient history and fascinating culture. Originally a Roman settlement, Montreux has blossomed thanks to its impressive viticulture and its many world class events, including the iconic Montreux Jazz festival.

You may wish to visit Château de Chillon, an impressive castle just a short distance from the town. You can find this castle under the gaze of the ancient Dents du Midi Mountains rising up over Lake Geneva. The building dates back to 1,005 and enjoys iconic status across Europe.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Mont Blanc Express
Mont Blanc Express

The Mont Blanc Express

Enjoy one of the highlights of the tour today, as you board the Mont Blanc Express. This wonderful journey takes you through thick forests, over sharp gorges, and alongside noble peaks on your way to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, regarded as the Alpine capital. The views along the way are simply sublime. Awe-inspiring gorges, sweeping valleys, and deep green forests make an appearance at every turn, and as you ascend and descend the mountains, you are granted a spectacular glimpse into what makes Switzerland one of the world's most fantastic destinations. On arrival in Chamonix, you are free to explore. This town is in many ways a classic Alpine resort, and from here you can enjoy a glorious mountain panorama that takes in the indomitable Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps.

Late season departures may be affected by engineering works, and will do part of the journey by coach before enjoying a trip on the Montenvers Mountain Railway in Chamonix.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 View from Rochers de Naye
View from Rochers de Naye

Rochers de Naye

Returning to Montreux today, you join the impressive rack railway which takes you up into the majestic mountains to Rochers de Naye. The journey is dramatic and entirely absorbing, revealing the astonishing natural beauty of this corner of the world. Be sure to look back across the waters of Lake Geneva as you go, and as the lake disappears behind the low-flying clouds which gather around the mountains.

Rochers de Nayes is a mountain split between two Swiss Cantons and its enviable position means you can gaze down on the lower peaks and the various lakes which hide below. Enjoy some time here to soak it all in before you return later on to Leysin for your dinner.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Zermatt
Zermatt

Zermatt

Today visit the wonderful town of Zermatt, hidden beneath the pyramidal peak of the Matterhorn. In many ways, Zermatt is the classic Swiss town. Nestled away in a verdant green valley, this is Switzerland at its chocolate-box best. Snow-dusted mountains gather all around, and the Matterhorn is simply breathtaking. Having gained notoriety as one of the most difficult Alpine mountains to climb, it's not hard to see why, when you crane your head to get the full effect of its sheer cliff faces and unique shape.

You may wish to visit the fascinating Zermatt Mountain Climbing Museum. Alternatively, sit down to some classic Swiss cuisine in any of the restaurants and cafés available throughout this elegant resort. The streets are car-free, so be sure to take in the charming tranquillity and peace that this mountain town has to offer. An attractive option for many is a journey on the splendid Gornergrat Mountain Railway, which rises into the clouds, emerging at the summit of the Gornergrat.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Return Home
Return Home

Return Home

Leaving Leysin and Switzerland behind today, we travel by rail to Paris after breakfast, where we board the Eurostar service to London. Here, your tour comes to an end

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • Excursions to Montreux
  • Time to explore Zermatt
  • Visit to Rochers de Naye by rack railway
  • Free time in Leysin

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar from £85pp each way

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

 

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Helen
Luke Simpson
Luke
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Take in the best of Alpine elegance

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