No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected
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.
Journey on the Mont Blanc Express - Decorated in the colours of the Swiss flag, the Mont Blanc Express travels against a backdrop of crisp Alpine peaks, mountain lakes, and cheery chalets through the Chamonix Valley.
Visit Zermatt - Lying at the foot of the Matterhorn, Zermatt has a unique charm and fascinating history of Alpine exploration.
Discover Montreux - Walk down the flower-lined promenade that runs along the lakefront to gorgeous Château de Chillon
Swiss Travel Card, permitting 50% discounted fares on free days for rail, boat and most mountain railway journeys
The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
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.
Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
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.
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
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
Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
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
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.
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.
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.