Lakes, Mountains & The Golden Pass

Our new Packaged Itinerary takes in all things Swiss: Chocolate, Cheese, Lakes and Mountains! We visit the home of Gruyère cheese, taste chocolate at the Nestlé factory but the real highlight of the tour is the stunning journey on The Golden Pass. We will be embarking on the unique Belle Époque train from Montreux for a glorious journey through mountains, lakes and vineyards.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in Leysin before dinner.

Day 2 Cheese & Chocolate
Today we head to Gruyères for some free time to explore the village. Why not discover how Gruyère cheese is made with a demonstration at La Maison du Gruyère cheese dairy? We then make our way to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory. Here we will find out all about the chocolates made here, with tastings of course!

Day 3 Leysin Driver's Day Off
We will enjoy a day at leisure in Leysin. We may choose to relax at our hotel, making use of its extensive leisure facilities or make our way to the Berneuse Cable Car, which takes us up to the summit of the mountain for perfect views of Geneva and Mont Blanc on a clear day.

Day 4 The Golden Pass
After checking out of our hotel this morning, we head to Montreux, made famous by its yearly jazz festival and its former famous resident, Freddie Mercury. Take a stroll along the flower-bordered lake promenade and enjoy a bite to eat before we embark on the unique Belle Époque train for a journey to Zweisimmen. Whilst onboard you will take in some of the most glorious scenery in Switzerland, including the Pays d’Enhaut Mountains, Lake Geneva and the UNESCO Lavaux vineyards. After disembarking in Zweisimmen, we make our way to our hotel on Lake Thun for the next 3 nights.

Day 5 Lake Thun
Today we drive to the historic old town of Thun, with its characteristic raised pavements, castle and museums. We will enjoy a 90 minute guided walking tour of the old town and the mighty medieval Schloss Thun. After lunch, we 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 6 Kleine Scheidegg
Today we travel to Lauterbrunnen to embark on the world's longest cog railway, the Wengernalp Railway. We make the journey to Kleine Scheidegg which can be found nestling at the foot of the towering North face of the Eiger. At an elevation of 2061m, we will marvel at the breathtaking views. After some free time, we make our way back down the opposite valley to Grindelwald where we enjoy some free time before heading back to our hotel.

Day 7 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Aeschi Park Hotel

Aeschi bei Spiez, Lake Thun
AAA Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This charming 4 star hotel is set 860 metres 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. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Hotel Central-Residence

Leysin, Valais
AAA+ Breathtaking Views No Single Supplement for Single Rooms
The modern exterior of this 3 star hotel belies a traditional Swiss interior of traditional wooden features and furnishings. Each of the 108 bedrooms is decorated in a traditional wooden style with facilities including TV and hairdryer and many have views over the valley. The hotel has a large bar/lounge area with plenty of space for customers to relax in. The restaurant is also decorated in a traditional wooden décor with a terrace allowing outstanding views across the whole valley. The hotel has extensive leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Hotel Central-Residence

Leysin, Valais
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Aeschi Park Hotel

Aeschi bei Spiez, Lake Thun
6 Nights Half Board
May 2019 Twin from £534pp
Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £554pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £40
Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
3 nights Half Board at Hotel Central-Residence
• Porterage & welcome aperitif
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Cailler-Nestlé factory
• One way journey on the Belle Époque Golden Pass (Montreux - Zweisimmen)
3 nights Half Board at Aeschi Park Hotel
• Porterage & welcome cocktail
• Set menu on arrival
• Choice of main on 2 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• 90 minute guided walking tour of Thun
• 1 hour Lake Thun cruise
• Journey on Wengernalp Railway (Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Grindelwald)
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Prices starting from...

£534 for 7 days

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Features of this tour


  • Entrance to Cailler-Nestlé factory

  • One way journey on the Belle Époque Golden Pass (Montreux - Zweisimmen)

  • 90 minute guided walking tour of Thun

  • 1 hour Lake Thun cruise

  • Journey on Wengernalp Railway (Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Grindelwald)