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 - 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.
Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - 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
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - 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
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
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - 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
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.
Well organised rail tour. Great tour manager. Brilliant holiday. Nice hotel.
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.
Very interesting itinerary with plenty of free time. Excellent rail services in Switzerland and good overall logistics. Lovely hotel in small town.
Accommodation was a disappointment. Location was not really suitable for our age group.Also, mealtimes were a problem with rude and unsupervised children.
Mrs P Wilkson
Accommodation and organisation was excellent
The arrangements were excellent and we were very well looked after by the tour manager. Very nice hotel and wonderful scenery. The uphill walk to Feyday station nearly every day and running along platforms to make sure we caught our connections was rather tiring.