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Jungfrau, Interlaken and the Beauty of Switzerland’s Alps

  • Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Wengen © Jungfrau Region

    Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Wengen © Jungfrau Region
  • Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Top of Jungfrau - Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Region

    Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Top of Jungfrau - Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Region
  • Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Schilthornbahn mit Dorf Muerren © Jungfrau Region

    Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Schilthornbahn_mit_Dorf_Muerren © Jungfrau Region
  • Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Jungfraubahn mit Jungfrau © Jungfrau Region

    Jungfrau Region, Switzerland - Jungfraubahn_mit_Jungfrau © Jungfrau Region
8 day tour
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At the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Jungfrau region is the perfect destination for experiencing the best of Switzerland. Although known best for its ski slopes, Jungfrau is increasingly popular as a summer destination thanks to its unrivalled beauty and variety of attractions. Majestic peaks tower over the serene Lakes Brienz and Thun while funiculars whisk you up to a world of glaciers. With its spectacular vistas, this land has inspired some of the giants of literature, including J. R. R. Tolkein and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A trip to this stunning area is always a memorable experience.

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Experience true Swiss hospitality in the Alpine village of Wengen

Stay in the beautiful village of Wengen, at the foot of the mountain after which the area is named. It is perfectly located since a myriad of the Jungfrau region’s fascinating attractions are easily accessible from here. Visit the beautiful traditional Swiss city, Interlaken, and enjoy the scenery with a cruise across Lake Brienz. Perhaps explore the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum and visit Meiringen, where Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes battled his greatest nemesis.

Reach the skies on the Jungfraubahn

Another option is the Jungfraubahn rack railway, which climbs over a kilometre through mountain tunnels, taking you to the highest station in Europe on the Jungfraujoch mountain pass. There, you can enjoy the incomparable views. For further breathtaking vistas, Ascend by cable car to Schilthorn’s peak. There you can visit the world’s first revolving restaurant, known also for its link to another great hero of British fiction, James Bond. Nearby Lucerne is a stunning medieval town, standing proudly beside a lake. With fascinating museums and the possibility of a calming lake cruise, it’s an ideal excursion. Perhaps enjoy a stroll over the stunning, iconic Kapellbrücke, the wooden covered Chapel Bridge. With it’s stunning scenery and charming towns, a visit to the Jungfrau region is always memorable.

Discover the natural, awe-inspiring beauty of Switzerland on this exciting tour. Why not see more of this Alpine paradise and see the Highlights of Switzerland.


Dates

April - October 2021


Suggested itinerary

Day 1-2

Arrive in Wengen

The charming village of Wengen, nestled in the mountains of the Swiss Jungfrau region, is your base for the next five nights on half-board and perfectly located for exploring this stunning Alpine area of Switzerland. Enjoy a three-course dinner at your hotel, the 3* Hotel Belvédère or the 4* Hotel Silberhorn.

Day 3

Lake Brienz, Interlaken & Sherlock Holmes

Start your relaxing holiday with a visit to the city of Interlaken, flanked by Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Enjoy the wonderful views here before enjoying a leisurely cruise across Lake Brienz and driving to the nearby Swiss Open Air Museum in Ballenberg. Continue to Meiringen, made famous by Sherlock Holmes and take a trip on the Reichenbach Funicular to see some of the region’s spectacular waterfalls.

Day 4

Jungfraujoch

Between Jungfrau, the mountain which gives this region its name, and its sister Mönch, lies the Jungfraujoch, a mountain pass with spectacular vistas of the neighbouring peaks and glaciers. A cogwheel train takes you through fascinating tunnels carved through the mountains to Europe’s highest railway station. Perhaps enjoy some refreshment in the Top of Europe building, with beautiful panoramic views.

Day 5

Lucerne

Today, explore the nearby city of Lucerne, with myriad museums to discover. Perhaps enjoy an optional lake cruise or simply stroll along Chapel Bridge, the iconic covered wooden structure stretching across the river Reuss.

Day 6

Schilthorn

The Schilthorn mountain has the world’s first revolving restaurant. Famous as a location in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, there is an exhibition dedicated to the James Bond film.

Day 7-8

Return to the UK

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, return to the UK with fond memories of the beautiful peaks and lakes of the Swiss Alps.


Suggested hotels

Hotel Belvédère, Wengen ****

Built in 1912 in an art nouveau style, the Hotel Belvédère has since been lovingly refurbished to offer modern comforts while retaining the atmosphere of the olden days. The Belvédère is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Wengen, the train station and the Männlichen cable car. Wengen is a car free city and coaches can park in the nearby town of Lauterbrunnen. There are frequent train services between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen with the journey taking around 15 minutes. The hotel offers a free shuttle service between the station in Wengen and the hotel.

Hotel Silberhorn, Wengen ****

In the very centre of Wengen is the Hotel Silberhorn, offering a spa and wellness area, fitness room and sports shop, as well as its own jewellery store. The hotel’s unbeatable location opposite Wengen railway station makes this the perfect resort for your relaxing Swiss holiday. Wengen is a car free city and coaches can park in the nearby town of Lauterbrunnen. There are frequent train services between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen with the journey taking around 15 minutes. The hotel offers a free shuttle service between the station in Wengen and the hotel.

 


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April – October 2021

Prices available on request
Exchange rate £1.00 = 1.236 CHF. 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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