Scenic Swiss Lakes & Mountains

At the northern edge of the Alps, in the midst of the Bernese Oberland, Lake Thun is surrounded by fabulous mountain scenery, a myriad of picturesque villages and the charming towns of Thun and Interlaken. The location of our hotel is perfect for making the most of Switzerland’s impressive mountains and serene lakes.

Mark says...
“With beautiful views over Lake Thun, this charming independent hotel has a long history of welcoming groups from the UK, and is ideal for Jungfraujoch, Interlaken and Berne.”
Day 1 Arrival
This afternoon, we will arrive to a very warm welcome from the staff at the Aeschi Park Hotel, with time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2 Lake Thun 30km/19 mile round trip
Today we will drive to the historic old town of Thun, with its characteristic raised pavements, castle and museums. We will enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour of the old town and the mighty medieval Schloss Thun (not wheelchair accessible). After lunch, we will embark on a 1 hour cruise across Lake Thun to Spiez where our coach will meet us and return us to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 3 Grindelwald 68km/42 mile round trip
We will spend today in the beautiful Eiger village of Grindelwald. We can enjoy exploring this postcard-perfect resort, famous not only for winter skiing but also for its “Velogemel” wooden snow bike and lace making, which is still practised here. There are plenty of boutiques and craft shops to peruse for special souvenirs, or walks to enjoy in fields adorned with Alpine flowers and grazing cows.

Day 4 Spiez Driver’s Day Off
We will spend today at leisure in our pretty village resort. If we choose, a bus will take us into Spiez where we can explore the Old Town and the famous castle with its splendid baroque banqueting hall.

Day 5 Schynige Platte & Interlaken 35km/22 mile round trip
Today, we will drive to the village of Wilderswil and board our train to ascend to the Schynige Platte (open end May - mid Oct). This steep cog railway takes 50 minutes to reach the summit during which time we can enjoy staggeringly beautiful views of both Lake Thun and Brienz, as well as the beautiful Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys. After our time at the summit, we descend back down and continue our journey into Interlaken where we will explore the town centre and marvel at the beautiful bright blue water of the River Aare. After time at leisure here, we return to our hotel later in the afternoon.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast this morning, we will leave Lake Thun behind and return homewards.
Legend

Aeschi Park Hotel

Aeschi bei Spiez, Lake Thun
AAA Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This charming 4 star hotel is set 860m above Lake Thun and has impressive views of the mountains and lakes. The hotel has a warm and welcoming ambience and the 52 spacious bedrooms have TV, hairdryer, minibar and balcony/terrace. The restaurant offers a fine variety of Mediterranean dishes and the bar is open daily for cocktails and drinks. In the summertime there are two terraces to enjoy, offering a serene, quiet location and tremendous views. The hotel also has a sauna and steam room in which to relax after a day’s sightseeing. Coach parking is off-site in the local car park and costs approx. 10CHF per night (hotel will contribute towards 50% of costs).

Aeschi Park Hotel

Aeschi bei Spiez, Lake Thun
5 Nights Half Board
January 2018 – April 2019
Twin from £329pp to £429pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £75

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome cocktail on arrival
• Set menu on arrival night
• 3 course menu, choice of 2 main, fixed starter & dessert
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Panorama Card allowing free use of local buses
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Prices starting from...

£329 for 6 days

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Features of this tour


  • Panorama Card allowing free use of local buses