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Christmas in Switzerland for Solo Travellers

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS

Enjoy some winter-warming, festive fun and seasonal conviviality in a simply beautiful corner of the world.

Join a group of friendly solo travellers for an unforgettable Christmas in the enchanted, picture-perfect winter-wonderland that is Switzerland. Based in delightful Château-d'Oex, an internationally celebrated resort set between Lake Geneva and the snow-covered Bernese Oberland, you'll join newfound friends for drinks and dinners, and on a host of excursions, including visits to elegant, lakeside Montreux and the historic Swiss capital, Bern, a medieval gem. With all the comforts of a welcoming hotel to savour and enjoy, this is the perfect Christmas getaway.

What does this price include?

  • Five nights’ half-board accommodation in the three-star Roc et Neige Hotel, Chateau d'Oex
  • A Welcome Drink
  • Lunch on Christmas Day
  • A visit to Montreux
  • An excursion to Bern
  • A walking tour of Château-d'Oex and visit to the cheese museum
  • Return flights to Geneva
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Your Itinerary

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  • Fly to Geneva, meet your tour manager and fellow guests, and make the scenic transfer by coach to Château-d'Oex, travelling along the shore of Lake Geneva before heading up into the beautiful Pays-d’Enhaut (High Country) to your hotel. Settle in, and get to know your surroundings, and perhaps wrap up and take a stroll in the pretty village before joining your fellow guests for a Welcome Drink and a get-together before dinner.

  • After breakfast, today, board the coach and travel down through the scenery to the Lake Geneva resort of Montreux. Here, in addition to the shops and stores of this fashionable watering hole, you’ll find a delightful Christmas Market offering an array of locally sourced produce. Wander past the stalls arranged on and around the temporarily named Quai de Noël, or perhaps take the shore-side promenade to Château Chillon, one of Switzerland’s most photographed landmarks.

    You’ll return to Château-d'Oex and dinner at the hotel, at the end of a wonderful day.

  • Today you'll have the chance to get to know Château-d'Oex and its surroundings, as you join your tour manager for a guided walking tour. Dressed for the festive season, the village – once the beloved home of screen legend David Niven and a place that has been welcoming Newmarket customers for three decades – is a picture, set in a broad valley beneath snow-capped hills.

    A trio of fascinating museums chronicles life in this corner of Switzerland, the history of cheese-making, and (thanks to the village’s place as a world centre of hot-air ballooning) the magnificent men and women and their flying baskets. Bars, restaurants and shops, a cable car to the heights above, plus a Christmas nativity scene, the arrival of Santa and a warm welcome from friendly locals complete a perfect holiday location. At the end of your tour, you'll enjoy a warming visit to the village dairy and cheese museum, for the chance to sample local produce.

    Begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner at the hotel, this evening, in the company of your fellow guests.

  • Spend a wonderful day (and hopefully a White Christmas) resting and relaxing at the hotel. Perhaps take a morning stroll – and enjoy Christmas Lunch in good company. Your tour manager will arrange festive games for those who wish to join in, and a light supper will be served this evening.

  • After breakfast, join our included excursion to Bern, travelling through a snow-capped winter wonderland, past the jet-set ski resort of Gstaad and Lake Thun to what is one of the world’s most picturesque capitals. Huddled together above a sweeping meander in the River Aare, Bern is maze of cobbled streets and squares, covered shopping arcades, medieval houses and great churches that begs to be explored. Head to Kramgasse (Grocers' Alley) to see the city's famous mechanical clock as strike the hour, or perhaps browse the colourful Christmas Market.

    You'll return to Château-d'Oex in the late afternoon, time permitting via charming Fribourg, with its old town sloping steeply away from the River Sarine, and later enjoy a last dinner and convivial evening with your new-found friends at the hotel.

  • Bid farewell to your Alpine idyll, and return to Geneva Airport to catch your flight home at the end of a wonderful, memorable Christmas holiday.

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Hotels

Hotel Roc Et Neige, Chateau-d'Oex

This welcoming hotel stands in the heart of the mountain village of Château-d'Oex.  

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Further Information

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

  • 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.

  • Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Passport

    British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Mobile Roaming

    Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

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