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Journey by high-speed train through the stunning European countryside to explore Lake Geneva, seeing lakeside cities and enjoying culinary delights. You’ll also ride on the magnificent Golden Pass Express Train from Montreux to Gstaad and make the short journey to Col-du-Pilon and ascend 3,000 metres by cable car to Glacier 3000, the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, for incredible views of Switzerland’s most iconic peaks.
This is the ideal holiday for those who love to travel by train and are looking to experience everything Switzerland has to offer.
– 7 nights in 4-star accommodation
– Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
– All additional rail journeys and transfers
– Lausanne Transport Card
– 5 visits and tours
– 3 food and wine tastings
– Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
– Expert Tour Manager
– Checked Luggage
– Inclusive of all local taxes
– Guided to of Montreux with visit to the Queen Studio Experience
– Explore Chateau du Chillon
– Ride the Golden Pass Express Train
– Ascend to the highest point of the Vaudois Alps
– Enjoy a wine tasting in Chexbres.
Day 1 – Travel to Geneva
Travel from London on the Eurostar to Paris. Here, board the TGV high-speed train that will bring your through Burgundy and the Jura Hilss to Geneva, Switzerland. You’ll stay here for 2 nights
Day 2- Geneva
After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of Geneva, with a chance to see its harbour, Place Neuve, and the reformation wall. Later in the day, embark on a cruise across Lake Geneva, enjoy lunch on the journey. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 – Montreux
Take a scenic train journey along the lake’s Northern side to reach Montreux. Upon arrival, you’ll have free time to enjoy some lunch before taking a guided tour that lets you follow in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury. Visit Queen Studio Experience before taking the train to Lausanne. After checking in to the hotel, enjoy some free time to explore.
Day 4 – Chateau du Chillon & Chexbres
After breakfast, take the train to Chateau du Chillon. Enjoy a tour of this medieval fortress, learning about its fascinating history. After some free time to see more of the Chateau, you’ll travel to Chexbres, taking a cruise over the lake to Vevey then a short train journey to Chexbres. Once there, take part in a wine tasting session before returning to Lausanne.
Day 5 – Golden Pass Experience
Return to Montreux in the morning, where you’ll board the Golden Pass Express Train, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Enjoy stunning views as you travel through the mountains, forests, and past alpine villages. Upon arriving in Gstaad, transfer to Col du Pillon, where you’ll ascend to the summit of Glacier 3000 in a cable car. Here you can enjoy brilliant views of some the Alps’ most iconic peaks. After, enjoy some free time.
Day 6 – Gruyères & Broc
This morning, visit a local dairy where you’ll be able to watch master cheesemakers and try and buy some produce. Then, head to the village of Gruyères, where you have free time for lunch. Later in the afternoon, continue to Broc, to visit a local chocolate factory.
Day 7 – Free Day
Explore Lake Geneva with your Lausanne transport card, with your expert tour manager on hand to advise and assist.
Day 8 – Return home
Journey back to the UK, taking the TGV to Paris, then the Eurostar to London.
Warwick, Geneva – 4*
Elegantly situated minutes away from the shores of Lac Leman with extraordinary views of Jet D’eau and Mont Blanc, the recently renovated Warwick Geneva is located downtown and is home to a sophisticated restaurant and intimate bar. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tea and coffee services and hairdryers all with floor to ceiling windows.
Movenpick, Lausanne – 4*
Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne offers stunning views over the Alps. The 4-star luxury hotel is near the centre of the city with an array of dining options offering deliciously fresh and local cuisine and a beautiful terrace facing the lake and the Alps. All rooms feature Wi-fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer and toiletries.
Currency: Swiss Franc
Languages: German, French, Italian
Time zone: GMT+1
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Switzerland however must have a valid passport.
We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility, we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns.
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