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Christmas in Switzerland

7 days from £795*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 22 December 2018 from -

An Alpine Christmas

Spend the festive season in the winter wonderland that is picture-postcard Switzerland, where delightful towns and villages sit beneath snow-capped mountains.

Based in the beautiful resort of Chateau d'Oex, the break includes visits to historic Swiss capital Bern and the medieval gem and cheese-making village of Gruyeres.
Along with other scenic tours and places draped in show and festive wonder, It's the perfect choice for a truly special Christmas celebration.

What The Price Includes

  • A Christmas Eve visit to Bern
  • A Christmas Day visit to Gruyeres
  • A visit with entry to the cheese-making factory La Maison du Gruyeres
  • A visit to the chocolate museum at Maison Cailler (entry payable locally)
  • Four nights half-board accommodation at the three-star Roc et Neige Hotel in Chateau d'Oex
  • A welcome drink on arrival at your Christmas hotel
  • A three-course Christmas Day roast, turkey lunch with half a bottle of wine per person and tea/coffee
  • Two nights' en=route bed and continental breakfast accommodation in the Chalons-en-Champagne and Troyes area of France
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly tour manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Days One

Travelling by comfortable coach we leave the local area in the early morning we'll head to the Channel port for your crossing. You'll spend the night in a welcoming hotel between the Chalons-en-Champagne and Troyes area of France.

Day Two

Today we'll continue our journey into Switzerland and your hotel in Chateau d'Oex where a welcome drink awaits before dinner.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Today we'll visit Bern, surely one of Europe's most picturesque capitals - its medieval houses, great churches and covered shopping arcades all perched above a sweeping meander in the River Aare. Be sure to see - and hear - the fascinating mechanical clock in Zytglogge Tower strike the hour;

Today we will also visit Maison Cailler, home to the famous Swiss choclatiers (entrance is approximately 9 Swiss Francs, payable locally) After, we return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

This morning, enjoy a visit to Gruyeres with tits very own hill-top fortress. You can discover how this famous cheese is made with a visit to La Maison du Gruyeres. We return to you hotel to enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch.

Day Five (Boxing Day)

Spend today at leisure in the village or join our optional excursion to the Bernese Oberland. Journey to Lake Thun and on to Interlaken, with its view of the Jungfrau mountain range. After, we head to Grindelwald and the foot of the fabled Eiger mountain. We return to the hotel for one last dinner.

Days Six

Say farewell to our hosts and re-board the coach for the return journey, spending the night in a comfortable hotel.

Day Seven

Continue your journey, returning across the Channel and into the UK after what is sure to be a memorable festive break.

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Date Price From
22 December 2018
22 December 2018 £795

Further Information

Christmas in Switzerland

As in the UK, Christmas Day is a family occasion, and you can expect things to be quiet from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day morning, with most shops closed from midday on the 24th. December 26th is not a National Holiday in Switzerland.

Christmas dinner

The evening meal on Christmas Day will include half a bottle of wine per person.