Experience a traditional Swiss Christmas, as we spend time visiting some of the country’s most spectacular natural sights. On Christmas Eve, we visit lovely Lucerne, where you can explore the Old Town that sits on the lake's shores. Experience an unforgettable ride through breathtaking scenery on Christmas Day, as we board the Jungfrau Region Railway to Grindelwald. Before we return home, we spend Boxing Day exploring Interlaken and Meiringen. In Interlaken, enjoy spectacular lakeside views and in Meiringen, why not end your magical Christmas holiday with a horse and carriage ride through the pretty Swiss town, all making for a wonderful wintery Christmas on this spectacular coach holiday.
Silver Service departures will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Engel or similar in the picturesque heart of Switzerland.
Luxuria departures will stay for four nights at the 3-star Bellevue in Seelisberg.
Overnight stays in northern France and the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.
To Switzerland for a four-night stay.
<p>We spend the day in the lovely town of Lucerne, surrounded by breath-taking alpine scenery. Lucerne has long since charmed its visitors, on account of this beautiful setting and its many historic places of interest. Explore the delightful old town and take time to walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge. See the Lion Monument created in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss Guard soldiers in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris and the Zytturm, which boasts the oldest public clock in Lucerne. Dating from 1535, the clock always strikes the hour one minute ahead of all the other clocks in the city. <p>During the day an optional cruise on the lake will be available. The cruise is a round trip lasting for approximately 1 hour. We return to our hotel this afternoon allowing time for to prepare for our evening meal.<i> Please note that Christmas Eve in Switzerland is a traditional religious festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.</i>
Location: Jungfrau Region Railway & Grindelwald
Merry Christmas! Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy a ride aboard the Jungfraubahnen, Switzerland’s most popular mountain railway system. We board the railway in the village of Lauterbrunnen and travel up through the spectacular scenery to the Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From Kleine Scheidegg we take the train and descend to the picturesque mountain village of Grindelwald where you will have time at leisure to explore, and weather permitting, enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Eiger Mountain. This evening we enjoy a four-course gala evening meal, followed by music and dancing.
Location: Interlaken & Meiringen
<p>Join us as we travel to the famous holiday resort of Interlaken on our included excursion, surrounded by outstanding scenery, and impressively situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. There will be time for you to explore the town before we continue to the heart of the Hasliberg hiking region and the town of Meiringen. <p>During the day you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Horse and Carriage ride through the Alpine scenery. Relax and sit back as our expert horsemen lead you through this beautiful area providing excellent photograph opportunities.
We leave Switzerland behind and make our way north through the French countryside to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Paris. This evening join our optional Paris Illuminations excursion to bring your holiday to a memorable end. Settle back in your coach seat and enjoy the sights of the city illuminated against the night sky, before being given free time and the chance to soak up the atmosphere as you explore the streets.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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