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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive at Christmas

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Enjoy a Christmas to remember amongst the snowy Swiss mountains and the awe-inspiring ‘Top of Europe’

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2023 Tour code: 24SIX

About the tour

Discover the spectacular and remarkable beauty of the Swiss Alps at one of the most wonderful times of the year, on this all-inclusive rail adventure that takes in the 'Top of Europe' - the continent's highest railway station.


What’s included


Day 1 - To Strasbourg

Your holiday begins as you meet at London St Pancras, taking the Eurostar to Paris. In Paris, join the French rail network for your onwards journey to Strasbourg, where you spend tonight. This charming Alsace city is a great place to pause your journey. With a captivating blend of German and French influences, the quaint Old Town here is a medieval wonder, dominated by the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. At Christmas, the city comes alive with cheerful lights and a fantastic traditional Christmas market - one of the oldest and most iconic in the whole of Europe.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Wilderswil

With a morning to explore beautiful Strasbourg, you could opt to take a stroll to the half-timbered houses of La Petite France, where a collection of pretty buildings gather round serene canals. In the early afternoon, you continue your journey, travelling via Basel and Interlaken to Wilderswil, where you spend five nights in a traditional, family run hotel. This pretty Alpine village occupies an idyllic spot beside the Lütschine River at the mountainous heart of Switzerland's Jungfrau region and is a scenic base from which to enjoy the festive season.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - The Jungfrau Express

Enjoy one of your holiday highlights today, a return journey to the 'Top of Europe', Jungfraujoch. The first leg of your spectacular rail adventure takes you on the Bernese Oberland Railway, winding through beautiful Alpine scenery on a line that dates back to 1890. In Kleine Scheidegg, you meet up with the Jungfrau Express for your sensational journey to the top of the mountain.

Climbing steeply through a tunnel deep inside the Eiger and the Mönch mountains, you emerge just below the summit of the Jungfrau. Nestled between the peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch, the Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in the continent at over 11,000 feet above sea level. The views here are awe-inspiring, and you'll find yourself immersed in a snow-globe world of wintry beauty.

There's some free time here. Head to the Sphinx observatory for the best views; reached by a lift and nestled a further 384 feet up the mountain, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of endless mountain peaks and the immense Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps. You could also head to Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven for an insight into the history and making of Swiss chocolate, or visit the Ice Palace to admire the elaborate sculptures. The Alpine Sensation exhibition is also well worth a visit. Step onto a moving walkway and step back in time, as enchanting projected images and music tell of the history of tourism in the Alps and pay tribute to the miners who built the Jungfrau Railway over 100 years ago.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Christmas Eve in Interlaken

It's Christmas Eve today, and you enjoy an excursion to Interlaken, the capital of the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Nestled between two lakes - Lake Thun and Lake Brienz - Interlaken showcases all of the hallmarks of a picture-postcard Swiss destination, with its snow-capped peaks, rolling hillsides and rugged rocky outcrops.

With some free time here, it's the perfect time to indulge in some festivities. At its heart, Interlaken is a historic town and its compact size means it's delightful to explore on foot, especially at this time of year when Christmas lights and decorations adorn the buildings. Perhaps settle down in a local café with a hot chocolate or a glass of wine and order some Swiss fondue - a tasty melted-cheese dish - as you relax and watch the world go by.

The group gathers back at the charming Wilderswil hotel in the evening where we come together to enjoy a three-course seasonal dinner and get ready for Christmas Day in festive style.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Christmas Day in Grindelwald

Today is Christmas Day. You begin your day by taking the train to nearby Grindelwald, a pretty Alpine village tucked away at the foot of the north face of the Eiger. Grindelwald encapsulates small-town Swiss charms, with attractive wooden chalets and quaint town squares all surrounded by open skiing fields, and you're free here to spend some time exploring at your own pace.

You could take a festive stroll through the quaint streets of this idyllic town that shimmers with festive atmosphere, before returning to your hotel. The group comes together for dinner and gets into the Christmas spirit in an ideally festive setting.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - At leisure in Wilderswil

Today is Boxing Day, and you're free to explore Wilderswil at your own pace. Wilderswil is the epitome of a traditional Swiss Alpine village and thanks to its history, culture and beauty is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. 

If you fancy exploring further afield, perhaps you'd like to cross the Brünig Pass to Lucerne and spend some time discovering this pretty lakeside city. The route passes a number of lakes, including the glistening Lake Brienz. Use your included Swiss Travel Card for 50% off rail, bus and boat fares.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - To London

Our fantastic Christmas holiday to the Swiss mountains concludes after breakfast as you travel via Bern to Lausanne. On the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland's largest, this city looks out across the water to a panorama of enticing French Alps. After dashing through the French countryside to Paris, you connect with the Eurostar that returns you to London St Pancras by the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Additional information

Please Note

One of the excursions on this tour is at high altitude. If you have any medical conditions or concerns that could impact this part of the tour, we recommend you seek medical advice and talk to us. We want to make sure that any vacation you book is right for you.

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Alpenblick, Wilderswil

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Sharon Filmer

5 stars

Submitted 6/Jan

Excellent and lovely tour manager. Well organised tour. Lovely hotel pretty location. Excellent food with friendly staff

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M Woodcraft

5 stars

Submitted 5/Jan

First class tour manager (Claire) and a wonderful Christmas break. Thirty in our group which was ideal and a good time was had by all.

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