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Take in the best of Alpine elegance

7 days From £999 per person
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Book your 2021 holiday before 31st October and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply

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No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2021 Tour code: 21GLL

About the tour

From your idyllic base in the Alps, journey on the iconic Mont Blanc Express, marvel at the mighty Matterhorn, and explore the charming mountain towns of Zermatt and Montreux.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London & Leysin

Meet your Tour Manager at London St Pancras, then board the Eurostar to Paris. Travel firstly to Geneva, before continuing to Leysin, your home for the next six nights. Day 2 is free for you to explore this charming village, a lesser-known gem set at the eastern end of Lake Geneva, Leysin sits under the watchful gaze of the Vaudoises Alps. You could take the cable car to the summit of Berneuse, a magical experience that allows you to admire the beautiful landscapes from above. Atop the Berneuse is the famous revolving restaurant, Le Kuklos where you can sit down to lunch amid the panoramic mountain views.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
To Leysin
Day 3 - The Mont Blanc Express

Enjoy one of the highlights of your holiday 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, the gateway to the Alps. The views along the way are simply stunning as you navigate the mountains. On arrival in Chamonix, you are free to explore. This town is in many ways a classic Alpine resort, and you can enjoy a glorious mountain panorama that takes in the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.

Please note, on some late season departures the Mont Blanc Express is occasionally changed over to the Montenvers Mountain Railway due to engineering works.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Mont Blanc Express
Days 4-5 - Zermatt & Leysin

Visit the wonderful town of Zermatt today, hidden beneath the pyramidal peak of the Matterhorn. In many ways, Zermatt is a classic Swiss town; nestled in a green valley, this is Switzerland at its chocolate-box best. You may wish to visit the fascinating Zermatt Mountain Climbing Museum or treat yourself to some classic cuisine while you're here. The streets are car-free, so be sure to take in Zermatt's charm on a relaxed stroll, or perhaps take a journey on the splendid Gornergrat Mountain Railway (payable locally), rising into the clouds before emerging at the summit of the Gornergrat.

Day 5 is free to use your included Swiss Travel Card. Perhaps take the train down to the lake, where you could visit the Lavaux vineyards that line the hillside, enjoying a walk through the vines and perhaps stopping to sample the local produce. Alternatively, you could visit Lausanne, the second largest city on Lake Geneva, and wander through its quaint Old Town, dominated by a beautiful cathedral.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Zermatt
Days 6-7 - Montreux & London

Today's excursion takes you by rail to the charming town of Montreux, situated in a beautiful, sheltered bay on the shores of Lake Geneva. It enjoys an incredibly picturesque setting, surrounded by vineyard-covered hillsides, the striking blue waters of the lake, and the snowcapped peaks of the distant Alps. The town also enjoys an unusually mild climate and is known for its Mediterranean feel, including the palm and cypress trees that line the town's promenades. With free time, you might like to visit Château de Chillon, an impressive fortress just a short distance from the town. Sat beneath the ancient Dents du Midi Mountains, Château de Chillon dates back to medieval times and resembles a fairytale castle.

On Day 7, you leave Leysin and Switzerland behind, travelling by rail to Paris, via Geneva, where you board the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
Montreux

Additional information

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

Hotel Central Résidence

Hotel Central Résidence, Leysin

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Mrs P Kingham

Submitted 1 day ago

Very well organised and thorough enjoyed the experience.

Anonymous

Submitted 1 day ago

I enjoyed my holiday,and the excursions

Anonymous

Submitted 01/11/2019

Well organised rail tour. Great tour manager. Brilliant holiday. Nice hotel.

Anonymous

Submitted 04/10/2019

We had a great friendly tour guide he explained everything we needed to know about the holiday.such an amazing holiday great places to visit.

Anonymous

Submitted 09/08/2019

Very interesting itinerary with plenty of free time. Excellent rail services in Switzerland and good overall logistics. Lovely hotel in small town.

Anonymous

Submitted 15/10/2018

Accommodation was a disappointment. Location was not really suitable for our age group.Also, mealtimes were a problem with rude and unsupervised children.

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