Nestlé Amongst the Glaciers! 2020

Indulge in an authentic Swiss tour including cheese, chocolate, the fantastic Chocolate Train, a classic, Paddle Steamer lake cruise as well as a journey to Glacier 3000!
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 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 3 Vevey & Montreux
Today we make our way to Vevey which holds its weekly market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. We can browse the stalls and enjoy lunch before embarking on a scenic paddle steamer cruise from Vevey to the elegant town of Montreux, made famous by its yearly jazz festival and its former famous resident, Freddie Mercury. After spending time here, we make our way back to the hotel by coach.

Day 4 Chocolate and Cheese!
This morning we board our coach for the journey across the Col de Mosses through the scenic countryside to the village of Gruyères. Here, we will discover how Gruyère cheese is made with a demonstration at La Maison du Gruyère cheese dairy. Afterwards, we will have time to spend in the village before we travel by bus to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory. We will find out all about the chocolates made here, with tastings of course! After enjoying the chocolates, we begin our return journey back to Montreux, arriving late afternoon.

Day 5 Glacier 3000 & Belle Epoque Train
After breakfast, we head to Col du Pillon to embark on a cable car journey to Scex Rouge, known as Glacier 3000. We have a stunning panorama of no fewer than 24 snow-capped 4000m giants including the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, and even Mont Blanc in the distance! We have time here to take in the magnificent views, enjoy lunch in the panorama restaurant (not included) and for those feeling more adventurous why not embark on a ride on the Snow Bus! After lunch we descend and board our coach for the short journey to the chic mountain resort of Gstaad where we will have free time to browse the upmarket boutiques and cafés. From here we board our beautiful Belle Epoque train (1653 departure, daily all summer) for the journey back down to Lake Geneva watching the afternoon sun descend over the serene waters whilst enjoying a glass of local wine. On arrival in Montreux, we board our coach for the short journey back to our hotel.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

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
5 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £354pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome aperitif
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• One way Paddle Steamer cruise (Vevey - Montreux)
• Entrance to Gruyère dairy
• Entrance to Cailler-Nestlé factory
• Return journey on Glacier 3000 cable car (Col du Pillon - Scex Rouge)
• One way rail journey from Gstaad to Montreux (2nd class) including glass of wine
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