Swiss Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & Chamonix!

Our hotel is perfectly positioned for your groups to indulge in the most authentic Swiss cheese, wine and chocolate making experiences, including a trip on the fantastic Chocolate Train!

Mark says...
“The exterior of this hotel hides an extremely well-run and charming hotel that offers excellent value for money with unparalleled views over the Swiss mountains.”
Day 1 Arrival
We travel southwards through Europe and cross the border into Switzerland to arrive in the town of Leysin.

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 Lavaux Vineyards, Vevey & Montreux 92km/57 mile round trip
This morning, we will head to the Lavaux Vineyards, where we will enjoy wine tasting at the outstanding Lavaux Vinorama. After learning all about the wines produced here, we will head for 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 Swiss Chocolate Train 66km/41 mile round trip
This morning, we will embark on an epic cheese and chocolate journey! Our full day excursion on the magnificent Chocolate Train starts from Montreux from where we embark on a first class journey 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, after which 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 board our train once more, at Broc, for our return journey back to Montreux, arriving late afternoon.

Day 5 Chamonix 180km/112 mile round trip
Today, we head across the border to Chamonix via the beautiful mountain road providing us with outstanding views as we cross the mountains. This chic mountain resort is excellent, and there are several opportunities for sightseeing including a cable car up the Aiguille du Midi for amazing views of Mont Blanc, or the more leisurely glacier railway. The famous rack and pinion railway can transport us to the Montenvers site, nearly 2,000 metres above sea level, where an imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier provides us with the most beautiful photo opportunity! There is also a new exhibition centre (the Glaciorium), which explains the creation and evolution of the glaciers over the centuries.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air of Switzerland and begin our journey home.

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
April – October 2018
Twin from £322pp to £422pp
No Single Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome aperitif on arrival
• Choice of menu, buffet style
• Tea/coffee after dinner (self-service)
• Wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyards
• One way paddle steamer cruise Vevey – Montreux
• Swiss Chocolate Train journey, incl. entrance to Gruyère dairy
& Cailler-Nestlé factory

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Prices starting from...

£322 for 6 days

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Features of this tour

  • Wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyards

  • One way paddle steamer cruise Vevey – Montreux

  • Swiss Chocolate Train journey, incl. entrance to Gruyère dairy & Cailler-Nestlé factory