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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive at Christmas

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Enjoy a Christmas to remember

7 days From £1,499 per person
No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2021 Tour code: 22SIX

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 highest railway station in Europe.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

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 French 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.

 

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 - Wilderswil

On Day 2, continue your journey, travelling via Basel and Interlaken to Wilderswil, where you spend five nights. 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Much of the journey is spent in darkness as you climb steeply through a tunnel deep inside the Eiger and the Mönch mountains, before emerging 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Later tonight, back in Wilderswil, you enjoy a traditional festive dinner at your hotel.

Includes
  • 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, soaking up the Christmas atmosphere, before returning to your hotel. This evening, you sit down to a delicious Christmas Day dinner.

Includes
  • 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. Use your included Swiss Travel Card for 50% off rail, bus and boat fares.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - To London

On Day 7, return to London by train from Interlaken to Laussane. From here you travel by TGV to Paris, connecting with the Eurostar to St Pancras International.

Includes
  • 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.

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