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Swiss Alpine Glories

8 days from £769*
Departing: October 2018 - October 2019
* Price shown: 07 October 2018 from LGW - LGW
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*

A magical break in Switzerland

A dramatic mountain landscape awaits you on this superb, eight-day holiday in Switzerland. Based in the beautiful resort of Chateau d'Oex, enjoy breathtaking Alpine scenery and fresh mountain air as we delve into a remarkable landscape to explore the Bernese Oberland, the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva, pretty capital Bern and the traditional cheese-making town of Gruyeres.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend a week in the celebrated resort of Chateau d'Oex
  • Discover the jaw-dropping scenery of the Bernese Oberland
  • See the medieval houses and towering spires of the Swiss capital, Bern
  • Taste Gruyere in its hometown and enjoy a cheese-making demonstration
  • Enjoy the chance to travel along the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva to visit fashionable Montreux

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Roc et Neige Hotel, Chateau d'Oex
  • Five dinners
  • Included visits to the Bernese Oberland, Bern and Gruyeres
  • Optional visits to Lucerne and Montreux
  • Return flights to Geneva
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Geneva

Fly to Geneva, meet your Tour Manager and make the scenic transfer by coach to Chateau d'Oex, travelling along the shore of Lake Geneva before heading up through green pastures to your beautiful holiday base.

Day Two: Free time in Chateau d'Oex

Sitting at the heart of the Pays d'Enhaut high country region, Chateau d'Oex is set in a beautiful spot among soaring mountain peaks and toppling hillsides. You're free to explore today, choosing to be as active or relaxed as you wish. For the energetic, there are a host of sporting activities and miles of pretty walking trails. For those who wish to explore at a more leisurely pace, take in the views of the sumptuous landscape on a cable-car ride, or enjoy the pretty alpine town, home to a trio of fascinating museums that collectively chronicle local life through the ages, the history of cheese-making and the village's world-renowned reputation as a hot-air-ballooning centre.

Day Three: Journey into central Switzerland and visit Lucerne

Today's optional excursion showcases Switzerland's historic heartland, once home to legendary Wilhelm Tell. Perhaps take a boat trip on the lake to enjoy the marvellous scenery, visit the famous Chapel Bridge, and explore the Transport Museum in Lucerne, an enchanting city known for its medieval architecture.

Day Four: Travel through the Bernese Oberland

A full-day tour today reveals one of nature's greatest masterpieces: the spectacular Bernese Oberland. Travelling through dramatic countryside, we'll visit Lake Thun and the bustling resort of Interlaken - overlooked by the snow-capped Jungfrau mountains - as well as spectacular Grindelwald, situated at the foot of the mighty Eiger.

Day Five: Explore the shores of Lake Geneva and visit Montreux

Head for the sun-kissed shores of Lake Geneva on today's optional excursion. We'll travel through the heart of the Swiss wine-producing Valais region to the fashionable resort of Montreux, which basks in a balmy microclimate thanks to its sheltered position beneath the Alps. This delightful town is home to a famous Jazz Festival and has a beautiful promenade that skirts the lake. Close by, brooding Chateau Chillon, Switzerland's most famous landmark, guards the dark secrets of the past, and makes for a fascinating visit.

Day Six: Explore Bern

Today we discover the historic Swiss capital, Bern. With its pretty, medieval houses, great churches and wonderful covered shopping arcades all huddled together above a sweeping meander in the River Aare, Bern is a city of great beauty. Allow time to see the famous mechanical clock before we return to Chateau d'Oex in the late afternoon, making a call in the charming town of Fribourg en route (time-permitting). This ancient university seat boasts an attractive old town, with haphazardly arranged houses on cobbled streets sloping steeply away from the River Sarine.

Day Seven: Discover the art of cheese-making in Gruyeres

Our final included excursion takes us to quaint Gruyeres, the famous cheese-producing town with a flower-decked, cobbled main square. Enjoy a demonstration of the cheese-making process (entrance to the factory and museum payable locally), which combines ultra-modern technology with centuries-old traditions, before returning to Chateau d'Oex for a last, restful evening in the resort.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Bid farewell to your alpine idyll, and return to Geneva Airport for the return flight back to the UK.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BRS
BRS 07 October 2018 £769
BRS
BRS 14 April 2019 £789
BRS
BRS 19 May 2019 £819
BRS
BRS 02 June 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 09 June 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 16 June 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 23 June 2019 £859
BRS
BRS 01 September 2019 £859
BRS
BRS 08 September 2019 £859
BRS
BRS 15 September 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 22 September 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 06 October 2019 £819
EDI
EDI 07 October 2018 £809
EDI
EDI 14 April 2019 £809
EDI
EDI 19 May 2019 £849
EDI
EDI 02 June 2019 £859
EDI
EDI 09 June 2019 £859
EDI
EDI 16 June 2019 £859
EDI
EDI 23 June 2019 £879
EDI
EDI 01 September 2019 £879
EDI
EDI 08 September 2019 £879
EDI
EDI 15 September 2019 £859
EDI
EDI 22 September 2019 £859
EDI
EDI 06 October 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 07 October 2018 £769
LGW
LGW 14 April 2019 £779
LGW
LGW 19 May 2019 £819
LGW
LGW 02 June 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 09 June 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 16 June 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 23 June 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 01 September 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 08 September 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 15 September 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 22 September 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 06 October 2019 £819
LHR
LHR 07 October 2018 £789
LHR
LHR 14 April 2019 £799
LHR
LHR 19 May 2019 £839
LHR
LHR 02 June 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 09 June 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 16 June 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 23 June 2019 £869
LHR
LHR 01 September 2019 £869
LHR
LHR 08 September 2019 £869
LHR
LHR 15 September 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 22 September 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 06 October 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 07 October 2018 £769
LTN
LTN 14 April 2019 £779
LTN
LTN 19 May 2019 £819
LTN
LTN 02 June 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 09 June 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 16 June 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 23 June 2019 £849
LTN
LTN 01 September 2019 £849
LTN
LTN 08 September 2019 £849
LTN
LTN 15 September 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 22 September 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 06 October 2019 £819
MAN
MAN 07 October 2018 £769
MAN
MAN 14 April 2019 £789
MAN
MAN 19 May 2019 £819
MAN
MAN 02 June 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 09 June 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 16 June 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 23 June 2019 £859
MAN
MAN 01 September 2019 £859
MAN
MAN 08 September 2019 £859
MAN
MAN 15 September 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 22 September 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 06 October 2019 £819

Hotel Roc Et Neige 

In the heart of the village, the Roc et Neige is close to all the local amenities.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Geneva airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Board basis

Please note that five nights will be on a half-board basis and two nights will be on a bed and breakfast basis to allow you the chance to sample the resort's selection of restaurants.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.