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Discover the picturesque Bernese Oberland

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2020 Tour code: 20WIF

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Wilderswil

Take a flight to Zurich, where you transfer by rail to Wilderswil. On arrival, it's just a short walk from the station to the Hotel Alpenblick, where you stay for 6 nights.

Includes
  • Dinner
To Wilderswil
Day 2 - Schynige Platte

Today, enjoy an excursion on the scenic cogwheel railway to Schynige Platte. The railway, dating back to the 19th century, climbs to an elevation of 6,886 feet on the 4.5-mile ride, and once at the summit, you can enjoy stunning views over Interlaken. There's free time here to take in the sights. The Schynige Platte Railway does not run on early departures. Instead, you will visit Harder Kulm for splendid views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Schynige Platte Railway
Day 3 - Lucerne

Your day begins with a scenic rail journey to the historical city of Lucerne, which sits on the edge of Lake Lucerne. You have free time here to discover the charming city.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Lucerne
Day 4 - Kleine Scheidegg & Grindelwald

Ascend to the mountain pass to Kleine Scheidegg by rail. Enjoy some time to take in the impressive panorama of the triple peaks of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau before descending to Grindelwald. Here you can take the cable car to the summit of First.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grindelwald
Day 5 - A day at leisure

Today you have a full day at leisure. You can use your Bernese Oberland Pass, which allows you free or reduced rate travel - perhaps visit the Top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Wilderswil
Day 6 - Brienz-Rothorn Railway

Today you travel on the Brienz-Rothorn Railway, a steam rack railway dating back to the 19th century. On your way back, you take a cruise across Lake Brienz to Interlaken.

On early departures, visit charming Spiez Castle on the shores of Lake Thun today, with entrance to the castle included.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Brienz-Rothorn Railway
Day 7 - Return to London

After a leisurely morning, journey by rail to Zurich, before flying back to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Flight home