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Swiss Alpine Glories

8 days from £819*
Departing: June - October 2018
* Price shown: 07 October 2018 from Bristol - BRS
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Dates available:

  • 10th June
  • 17th June

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.

Switzerland Holiday 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

Switzerland Holiday 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. 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
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2018 £859
Bristol
Bristol 17 June 2018 £859
Bristol
Bristol 01 July 2018 £859
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £859
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2018 £849
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2018 £819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 June 2018 £909
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 June 2018 £909
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 July 2018 £909
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 September 2018 £899
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 30 September 2018 £889
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2018 £859
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2018 £859
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £859
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £859
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £849
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £819
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 June 2018 £889
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 June 2018 £889
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 July 2018 £889
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 September 2018 £879
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 September 2018 £869
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 October 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 10 June 2018 £859
London Luton
London Luton 17 June 2018 £859
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £859
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 30 September 2018 £849
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2018 £819
Manchester
Manchester 10 June 2018 £859
Manchester
Manchester 17 June 2018 £859
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £909
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2018 £859
Manchester
Manchester 30 September 2018 £849
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2018 £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 50 minutes.

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 offer is valid from 6th April and applies to new bookings departing on 13th, 20th June 2018 only. Offer is valid from all airports offering the date. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (LATE3) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

***Low deposits of £79pp apply to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes: Lapland; Andre Rieu in Maastricht; Andre Rieu in Vienna; Deep South Rhythm, New Orleans and Caribbean Cruise; Five-Star Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies; Canada's Rocky Mountaineer; Seychelles Island Cruise; Darjeeling and Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom; Classic South Africa; Victoria Falls to Cape Town - Under African Skies; Cape Town, the Garden Route and Big Five Safari; Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu; and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.