Basel, Bern and Zurich Markets

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  • 6 nights, daily breakfast, 5 dinners
  • Enjoy the festive atmosphere in cosmopolitan Zurich
  • Visit the Christmas stalls in capital Bern
  • Browse the markets in Basel
  • Take in the scenery from our hotel located on Lake Lucerne

Join our exciting holiday as we take in the scenery travelling through Switzerland, as well as the opportunity to soak up the festive atmosphere and browse some of the local stalls.


Zurich Christmas Markets (Included)

We visit the vibrant city of Zurich for time to explore and browse the festive market stalls. Look in the foyer of the main train station, where there are traditional stalls as well as a sparking Christmas tree, decorated with Swarovski crystal snowflakes. Take a stroll to the lovely old town and savour some of the seasonal foods on offer. 

Basel Christmas Markets (Included)

We’ll call at the city of Basel, a city on the border of Switzerland, France and Germany. Take a walk along the bustling streets and see some of the festive stalls around Barfusserplatz, where you can try some of the traditional Swiss cheese treats, such as fondue or raclette.

Bern Christmas Markets (Included)

Join us as we visit the charming Swiss capital of Bern. Enjoy a stroll along the narrow streets and winding alleys of the city and soak up the festive atmosphere at the little stalls around the Cathedral Square and Waisenhausplatz. Look out for regional crafts and enjoy the scents of traditional gingerbreads and mulled wine.


Seehotel Pilatus (primary)

The popular Seehotel Pilatus has a great location on the lakeside, excellent leisure facilities and a pleasant relaxing garden with lake views for guests to enjoy.

  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Zurich
  • Europe
  • Switzerland
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • City
  • Shopping
  • UK Coach Departures
  • Seniors
Departure Points
  • South East
  • East Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • North East
  • North West & North Wales
  • West Midlands
  • South West

Day 1: UK to France

We’ll travel from the UK to France, via Calais, checking into a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: France to Hergiswil

In the morning, we’ll journey onwards into Switzerland, calling en route at the vibrant city of Basel, where we will have time to explore the beautiful Christmas markets centred around the ancient centre of the city on the legendary River Rhine. Afterwards we continue to Hergiswil, perfectly set on a lake between Zurich and Bern for our four night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Zurich

Today we’ll travel to the city of Zurich, where you will have free time to explore this beautiful city. The main Christmas markets are in the Old Town, the most picturesque area of the city and are marked by a 15 metre tall Christmas tree, which along with the many other decorations in this part of town give the place a very Christmassy feel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Hergiswil

Today is at leisure in and around the resort in the town of Hergiswil. If you want to visit Lucerne it is less than 10 minutes away by train and the station is just a short walk from where we will be staying. Lucerne is a majestic little city at the mouth of the River Reuss, its most famous sight is the Kapellbrucke or Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Bern

Today we visit the capital city of Switzerland, Bern. Enjoy free time to explore the city including the Christmas market which gives you a great chance to discover the city’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town at the same time. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Hergiswil to France

This morning, we depart Switzerland and travel to France, where we stay overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: France to UK

We’ll travel back to the UK today, via Calais, and will then continue home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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06-Dec-2020 for 6 Nights Visit Website

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