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Glacier Express and Alpine Highlights

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  • Interlaken

    Interlaken
  • Interlaken

  • Interlaken

    Interlaken
9 day tour
From £829 per person - minimum 25 passengers

All aboard the Glacier Express!

The Swiss Alps are a landscape of majestic mountains, snow-capped peaks, rushing streams, Alpine meadows and crystal-clear lakes.  Begin your Swiss adventure and take this opportunity to enjoy all of this from one of the best viewpoints in the country – on board the Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world! The route takes you through the three cantons of Valais, Uri and Graubünden, and offers breathtaking and varied panoramic views. Eight hours of sheer pleasure for your eyes and your palate, too. As well as this, explore Lake Thun on a relaxing cruise.

Furthermore, the tour has an optional ride on the Bernina Express train to have lunch in Italy.


Dates

May - September 2021


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1-2

Travel to Interlaken

Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel to south through France for an overnight stop before arriving in Interlaken on day 2.

Day 3

Interlaken and ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Today we visit Interlaken, which sits on a narrow stretch of valley between the emerald-coloured waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The gateway to the Bernese Oberland, the town offers a mix of old timber houses and a high street full of designer shops. Perhaps make an excursion into the surrounding mountains: soar to Schilthorn’s summit by cable car or potter through the charming town of Jungfrau. We then drive along the shores of Lake Brienz to visit Meiringen, made famous in the stories of Sherlock Holmes, and home of the ‘Meringue’. Take an optional ride on the funicular railway to visit the famous Reichenbach Falls or take a walk along the natural wonder of the Aare River Gorge.

Day 4

Thun and Lake Cruise

This morning, we follow the shore of Lake Thun to visit its charming town. Dominated by its impressive castle, Thun has a picturesque medieval old town with many splendid buildings and museums. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the lake.

Day 5

Glacier Express to Davos

Today it’s the essential trip for any lover of the Alps, as we travel across  Switzerland to Davos on the Glacier Express. We drive to Brig to join the famous train for the spectacular journey through one of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe. You’ll travel across mountains and descend through the Rhine Gorge, known as the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’. At Filisur you’ll transfer to your coach for the scenic drive to Davos, your base for the next three nights.

(Subject to train schedules)

Day 6

At leisure in Davos

Enjoy a day to relax in the hotel and explore the highest town in Europe. It’s actually two villages – Davos Dorf and Davos Platz, connected by a long street full of shops, boutiques, restaurants and other amenities. Perhaps take a walk up to the picturesque Lake Davos or take the train to the popular resort of Klosters.

Day 7

St. Moritz

We embark on another scenic drive today, this time over to the chic resort of St. Moritz, playground of the rich and famous. Take a stroll along the promenade to St. Moritz Lake or take a 10-minute ride on the funicular up to the summit of the Corviglia for some magnificent views over the Alps. On the return, a stop can be made in the picturesque villages of Zuoz and Guarda to see the little houses decorated with ‘graffiti’. Alternatively, take the Bernina Express train for a spectacular two-and-a-half-hour journey through the Bernina Pass to Tirano in Italy. After a traditional lunch, return by regional train.

Day 8-9

Return to the UK

It’s time to leave Switzerland and return to the UK.


Suggested hotels

City Oberland Hotel, Interlaken ***

A stylish hotel in the heart of Interlaken with its traditional ‘Chalet Bar’. You are right in the heart of the action in central Interlaken, just steps from shops, restaurants and cafés. There is offsite coach parking available for a small fee.

Central Sporthotel, Davos ****

Located within walking distance of Davos’ promenade. The hotel has a lobby, restaurant, piano bar with live music and all bedrooms have a balcony. The hotel offers free onsite coach parking.


Important Note

Glacier Express trains are reserved for groups who book the whole journey between Zermatt / Brig and St. Moritz. Passengers travelling on shorter routes are automatically booked on regional trains. In some cases, such as low season, Glacier Express trains will be used on the shorter journeys. Depending on timetables / availability, departure and arrival station may vary. First class upgrade and lunch on board packages available at a supplement.

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2021 Dates Half Twin  Single Supplement
May – September From £829.00 per person From £225.00 per person

Prices also available on request for travel by air

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.17 and CHF 1.268. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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