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  • The grand, grand Switzerland Rail Tour

    Lake Geneva. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Valais. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Glacier Express. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    St Moritz. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Bernina Express. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Lake Lugano. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Lugano. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Lucerne. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Lake Lucerne. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Bernese Oberland. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    GoldenPass Line. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Saanenland. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Gstaad. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    GoldenPass Line. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Montreux. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    Chillon Castle. Credit: Switzerland Tourism

    The grand, grand Switzerland rail tour

    15 nights/ 16 days
    Lake Geneva – Zermatt – St Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne – Saanenland – Montreux
    This grand tour of Switzerland encompasses all the highlights of this diverse country. Travel past stunning mountainscapes, sublime lakes, and creaking glaciers on iconic railway lines; stop off in unique, enchanting lakeside cities; and spend cosy evenings in quaint, chocolate-box villages beneath imposing mountains such as the Matterhorn.
    Iconic Rail Journeys Included: Glacier Express – Bernina Express – Wilhelm Tell Express – GoldenPass Line


    This grand tour of Switzerland begins with your arrival into Geneva, by rail or by air. From here, you catch a train along the northern shore of Lake Geneva to Lausanne, for your first night. Spend your time here exploring the other towns and villages on the lakeside, and taking a relaxed boat cruise. Then, move on into Valais for two nights in Zermatt, changing in Montreux and Visp. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Matterhorn, and to ascend to the summit of the Gornergrat by the funicular railway. After two nights, board the Glacier Express first thing in the morning and spend your day travelling to St Moritz, to arrive in the early evening. Stay for two nights in St Moritz, visiting the local lakes and reaching the neighbouring mountain peaks by cable car. On Day Six, travel from St Moritz to Tirano on the Bernina Express line, where you disembark and board the dedicated Bernina Express coach for the remainder of the journey to Lugano. After two nights in Lugano enjoying the Mediterranean feel of the city, head back north to Lucerne on the Wilhelm Tell Express route, first taking a train through Ticino and up to Fluelen, and then changing to a steamboat or salon motorboat. Spend two nights in Lucerne, appreciating monuments such as the Water Tower and Chapel Bridge, before continuing on into the Bernese Oberland. Change trains in Interlaken for Grindelwald, and spend two nights in this peaceful chocolate-box village. On Day Twelve, leave Grindelwald at around lunchtime, taking the short journey back up to Interlaken, for a train to Zweisimmen. Here, you join the GoldenPass Line to the Saanenland. Spend two nights here, enjoying Gstaad’s exclusive central promenade, the stunning views across the wide Saanenland valley from the ‘sun terrace’ of Schoenried, and sampling some alpine specialities. Then, re-join the GoldenPass Line for the short journey to Montreux, the highlights of which are the views as you zig-zag down the mountainside to the lake. Spend two nights here visiting such historic sites as Chillon Castle and the Lavaux Terraced Vineyards, before heading back to Geneva on Day Sixteen for your return flight. If you wish to return by rail, we would recommend adding another night in Geneva before departure.

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    Sample Prices

    Rail (standard class on Eurostar and second class on all other trains) from London and throughout back to London at 4 star hotels (eg Angleterre et Residence, Romantik Hotel Julen, Hotel Schweizerhof St Moritz, Hotel Lugano Dante, Hotel Wilden Mann, Hotel Wengener Hof, Hostellerie Alpenrose, Villa Toscane), from £3,360 per person
    Supplement: Standard premier on Eurostar and first class on all other trains £430 per person

    Flights to/from Switzerland and second class rail travel in Switzerland at 4 star hotels (eg Angleterre et Residence, Romantik Hotel Julen, Hotel Schweizerhof St Moritz, Hotel Lugano Dante, Hotel Wilden Mann, Hotel Wengener Hof, Hostellerie Alpenrose, Villa Toscane), from £3,210 per person
    Supplement: First class rail in Switzerland £280 per person

    Rail (standard class on Eurostar and second class on all other trains) from London and throughout back to London at 5 star hotels (eg Beau Rivage Palace, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Suvretta House, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Palace Luzern, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald, Le Grand Bellevue, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace), from £5,275 per person
    Supplement: Standard premier on Eurostar and first class on all other trains £430 per person

    Flights to/from Switzerland and second class rail travel in Switzerland at 4 star hotels (eg Beau Rivage Palace, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Suvretta House, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Palace Luzern, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald, Le Grand Bellevue, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace), from £5,125 per person
    Supplement: First class rail in Switzerland £280 per person

    What’s included:
    • Scheduled flights from the UK to Geneva return OR rail travel London to Switzerland return via Paris (first class can be booked at a supplement)
    • 8 day Swiss rail flexi pass (first class can be booked at a supplement)
    • 1 night’s bed and breakfast in Lausanne
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Zermatt
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in St Moritz
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Lugano
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Lucerne
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Grindelwald or Wengen
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the Saanenland
    • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Montreux
    • 3-course lunch on the Glacier Express (drinks excluded)

    Optional
    Additional nights in any of the above stopovers, or Geneva at the end of the tour.

    What's not included:
    Transfer in Paris
    Transfers in Switzerland station to hotel unless offered by your hotel

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    The grand, grand Switzerland rail tour

    Day-by-Day Itinerary
    Lake Geneva – Zermatt – St Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne – Saanenland – Montreux


    DAY ONE:
    Arrive into Geneva and travel by train to Lausanne, where you will spend one night

    Travel by rail or by air from London to Geneva on your first day. Perhaps spend an hour or two exploring the city, home to fine watch-making, the headquarters of the UN, and the Jet d’Eau fountain. Wander around the Vielle-Villa, the largest Old Town in Switzerland, stopping at the St Pierre Cathedral. From Geneva, catch a train along the northern shore of the lake to Lausanne, where you will spend your first night. During your few hours in Lausanne, choose from its many elegant attractions; seek out the impressive historic monuments as well as the new, modern additions. Lausanne Cathedral is believed to be one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic monuments, crowned by spires of unusual purple and orange hues. A brand new Olympic Museum has recently opened in the heart of Lausanne’s Old Town; three levels depict Olympic history in all its colourful grandeur. The placement of this new museum comes as a result of the Olympic Committee Headquarters being in Lausanne. The Olympic Park is adjoined to the museum, and is dotted with artworks, sports sculptures, and well-maintained flowers and trees. Beside the Olympic Park is the promenade at Ouchy Harbour, which, when lit up in the evening, will be one of the highlights of your trip. The promenade takes you from the gardens along to the Haldimand Tower, the Bellevrie Swimming Pool, the Chateau d’Ouchy, and the port. Enjoy dinner in this beautiful area before returning to your choice of luxury hotel.

    DAYS TWO TO THREE:
    Take the train to Zermatt, where you will spend two nights

    Day Two takes you on to Zermatt. This train journey takes just shy of three hours, passing the 80 hectares of the stunning Lavaux Terraced Vineyards, Montreux and Chillon Castle, Martigny, and pausing at Visp while you change trains. As you enter Zermatt, the area’s crowning glory will make itself apparent: the Matterhorn. Around it, over 400km of walking and hiking paths vein the landscape, allowing you to capture stunning panoramas of both Zermatt and the Matterhorn while uncovering more of the Alpine flora and fauna. Small railways from Zermatt take you high up into the mountains, reaching 3000m above sea level, and the Glacier Paradise cable car transports you up to Europe’s highest viewing platform. To extend both your experience of the railways of Valais and the mountains, take the Gornergratbahn up to the summit of the Gornergrat, from where you can bask in views of 38 mountain peaks. Consider visiting the Hornlihutte, where for decades climbers have famously stayed as they prepare to climb the Matterhorn, via the Hornli Ridge, the Zmutt Ridge, or the north wall. For something wholly unique, spend an hour or two at the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum, a faithfully recreated archaeological site. After a thrilling and busy day exploring this dynamic area, dine in one of Zermatt’s abundant gourmet restaurants, or back at your chosen hotel, where you will be staying for two nights.

    DAYS FOUR TO FIVE:
    Travel by the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz, and stay for two nights

    After two nights in Zermatt, travel east to St Moritz on the iconic Glacier Express. Depart before 9am, with a view to arriving just after 5pm. The Glacier Express begins by taking you through small, picturesque villages and past monuments that have become emblematic for Valais, including the Stockalper Castle in Brig. We include a delicious three-course lunch based on a seasonal menu. Tasty specialities from the regions which you pass through are served to you at your seat by the friendly stewards, whilst you enjoy the changing scenery. The train then takes you through the Furka Tunnel of the Furka Steam Railway to Oberwald, weaving its way between traditional alpine chalets, the ice caves of the Rhone Glacier, and the vast panoramas of the mountainsides. Nestled in the indomitable Gotthard Pass, the train stops in the important north-south connection point of Andermatt. Cross the Oberalp Pass network of tunnels and viaducts to reach Disentis, crowned by its own Benedictine monastery. Take in the scenery of the Ruinaulta, and the fairytale rooftops of Chur, Switzerland’s oldest city. The castles and palaces of the Domleschg Region pass your windows as you gain on St Moritz, as well as the ochre-fronted houses and solitary tower of Tiefencastel and the idyllic summer resort of Davos. Join the Bernina Railway Line as you cross the Landwasser viaduct, navigate the loops of the track, and travel through the Albula Tunnel. With St Moritz not far away, pass through Bergun, dedicated to the wonders of Swiss rail, and Celerina, home to the Cresta Run. At 1856m above sea level, visitors to St Moritz are welcomed by stunning views across the lakes of the Upper Engadine Valley, and the refreshing dry, clear, Alpine climate. Spend your full day here navigating the local peaks via railway, reaching the Piz Corvatsch, Chantarella, and Corviglia, where a cable car takes you up to Suvretta’s most famous viewing point. If you have time, enjoy the water sports at the sublime Lake Sils and Lake St Moritz, or the windy Lake Silvaplana. In the evenings, return to your choice of luxury chalet-style hotel for dinner and a relaxing drink.

    DAYS SIX TO SEVEN:
    Journey from St Moritz to Tirano and then on to Lugano on the Bernina Express

    On your sixth day, you will begin the journey across northern Italy from St Moritz to Lugano. Board the distinctive red carriages of the Bernina Express train and first travel through the Val Benina, stopping in the quaint village of Pontresina. Then, the Bernina Express takes you around the Montebello Curve, which not only tackles the changing altitude in an innovative way, but allows you plenty of time to take in the views of the Morteratsch Glacier. The train then hurtles on, gaining altitude once more until it reaches the highest point on the Rhaetian Railway, Ospizio Bernina, at 2253m above sea level. You will next pass Alp Grum, the only restaurant that is accessible exclusively by rail. Passing through grand and elegant Poschiavo and the small village of Le Prese, the Bernina Express finally brings you over the border into Italy. In Tirano, you have an hour to enjoy the charming combination of Italian architecture and Alpine backdrop. Perhaps stop off at the Santuario della Madonna di Tirano on the quiet central square, or seek out the historic monuments and paintings dotted around the town. Then, board the Bernina Express dedicated coach across to Lugano. Pass fertile green agricultural land, ancient towns and villages, flourishing green vineyards, and Lake Como on your way. Stay in Lugano for two nights. Use your seventh day to explore this cultural lakeside town, which is quintessential of the Ticino region. Lugano’s Old Town will be one of the highlights of your stay here, with its relaxed café culture influenced by both the Italian border and the prominent Swiss towns to the north. Pay a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, which sits at the top of the gently stepped Via Cattedrale. This Roman Catholic cathedral was founded in the Middle Ages, but was drastically rebuilt in the late 15th century. Its tower still rises high above Lugano, crowned by a distinctive green dome. For a further, more rounded, insight into Swiss cultural history, visit the waterside pink-fronted Museum of Cultures. Lake Lugano is perfect for a final sweeping boat trip, or for sampling the local water sports. The peak of nearby Monte Bre can be reached by funicular railway from Casserate, from where you can take in the sublime views, seek out the forested beauty spots, and embark on a hiking trail. San Salvatore can also be reached by funicular railway from Lugano, and offers an alternative, but no less stunning, perspective.

    DAYS EIGHT TO NINE:
    Travel via the Wilhelm Tell Express train route and boat from Lugano to Lucerne, and stay for two nights

    On your eighth day, you will embark on a route shaped by the legend of the Swiss National Hero of Liberty: Wilhelm Tell. Begin this journey by catching a train to Bellinzona, home to three of Switzerland’s best-preserved Medieval castles, where you may need to change for Fluelen. This train journey weaves its way along the valleys of Ticino, passing the waterfalls of Biasca, the Italianate architecture of Faido, a series of historic isolated chalets, and the town of Airolo. On your way out of Ticino, you will pass through the Gotthard Strassentunnel, as well as the complex network of rail lines in Goschenen. Navigate the Gotthard Loop Tunnels as you travel through the canton of Uri towards the southernmost point of Lake Lucerne. The railway track follows the course of the Reuss River, across flat, wide valleys as it loses altitude. In Fluelen, disembark and consider walking along the narrow promenade that separates the lake waters from the marina. Board the Wilhelm Tell Express steamboat or salon motorboat as you begin the true exploration of this popular folk hero’s story. Pass the Rutli Meadows, where Friedrich Schiller’s telling of the tale is set, and which was also the site on which a treaty was signed in 1291 between Lake Lucerne’s neighbouring cantons. The boat also stops off in Sisikon, home to Tell’s Chapel and Tell’s Slab, where Wilhelm Tell reputedly jumped from the bailiff’s boat and pushed it back into the stormy lake waters in the original story. Disembark from the boat at the lido of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, the city that will play host to you for your next two nights. An essential visit on any stay in Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge, the city’s main landmark and the most photographed monument in Switzerland. Walk along the bridge, taking in the views of the Reuss River, the so-called Water Spike, and the Water Tower. For both historical significance and architectural beauty, visit the 17th century Jesuit Church, which overlooks the water and is topped by two droplet-shaped domes. Above the city is the Musegg Wall, a 14th century structure that once protected the city within. Though the city now sprawls outside of this wall, the nine defensive towers still remain, three of which are open to the public. On your second day, enjoy lunch in a pavement café on the Kornmarkt Square, beside the colourful Pfistern Guildhall, the Hirschenplatz Square, or the Weinmarkt Square, where Lucerne swore its federal oath with Schwyz, Uri, and Unterwalden. To see some exemplary Swiss culture, visit the prestigious KKL Luzern gallery, the Rosengart Collection of works by Picasso and Klee, the Wagner Museum in Tribschen, and the Swiss Museum of Transport. Finish your days with a sumptuous dinner back at your hotel, or in one of Lucerne’s many gourmet restaurants.

    DAYS TEN TO ELEVEN:
    Head southwest from Lucerne to Grindelwald for your next two nights

    This touring itinerary then takes you southwest from Lucerne into the Bernese Oberland. The train journey takes you along the western shore of Lake Lucerne, Lake Sarnen, Lake Lungern, and north around Lake Brienz. Change trains at Interlaken, perhaps spending an hour admiring the stunning location of this town, and move on up the steeper cog railway to Grindelwald or Wengen. Spend two nights in these enchanting chocolate box villages, admiring the views afforded by your location at over 1,000m above sea level. The nearby two villages are connected by two cable cars, by bus, or by train, and both sit at the base of the Jungfrau. Your stay here is therefore perfectly placed for enjoying the most iconic attraction of the Bernese Oberland. Travel by funicular railway up to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, to appreciate the stunning views. For hiking trails, take cable cars up to the Monch and the Eiger, or simply follow the softer trails that lead out of Grindelwald. The picturesque Lake Fallboden makes for idyllic and relaxing afternoon and evening walks. Complete or begin your stay in Grindelwald with a self-guided stroll between the rustic wooden chalet houses.

    DAYS TWELVE TO THIRTEEN:
    Make the short journey northwest to the Saanenland for your penultimate two nights
    At around lunchtime on your twelfth day, board the train from Grindelwald back to Interlaken, on to Zweisimmen, and then to Schoenried in a panoramic coach of the GoldenPass Line. On the border between the cantons of Bern and Vaud, the Saanenland marks the surreal convergence of five individual valleys. Schoenried itself sits on slightly higher ground than its famous neighbour, Gstaad. The area is known for its delicious Alpine dairy products, which are served in many of the 100 gourmet restaurants that line Gstaad’s main promenade in the form of fondue or raclette. The boutique shops and quaint cafes housed inside these iconic chalets are well worth a few hours of your time as they capture a great deal of Swiss authenticity. The Molkerei Gstaad allows visitors to taste a selection of the 3,000 cheeses produced in the Saanenland. We would recommend spending a few hours of your full day in the Saanenland joining the dots between the traditional farmhouses that surround the fields outside Gstaad, and perhaps venturing further out on one of the hundreds of Alpine trails and paths. Adventurous visitors will want to take a trip up to Glacier 3000 to take in the views of 24 of the surrounding mountains that measure above 4000m. In the evenings, retire to your hotel in Schoenried or Gstaad for a gourmet dinner and a drink beside the cosy fireplace.

    DAYS FOURTEEN TO FIFTEEN:
    Continue west to Montreux for two final nights on Lake Geneva

    In the late morning of your fourteenth day, board the GoldenPass Line for the two hour journey from Schoenried to Montreux. After passing through Gstaad, the GoldenPass Line crosses the border into Vaud, stopping first in Rougemont, and then Chateau-d’Oex. Here the mountainscapes are dotted with quaint chalets, small churches, and petit castles; an image that is very typical of the Pays-d’Enhaut. The villages you will pass next all retain their own individual architectural character, emerging out of plumes of evergreen trees. In Rossiniere and Montbovon, passengers can view the startling translucent turquoise water that runs in rivers crossed by ancient wooden bridges. At Les Avants, the train begins to wind its way down the hillside towards Montreux, where you will stay for one night on the banks of Lake Geneva. On this two night stop, we would recommend exploring the railway history of the area, taking the Vineyard Train (S31) through the Lavaux Terraced Vineyards between Vevey and Puixdoux-Chexbres, the train through the meadows to Rochers-de-Naye (on which you can sometimes see the Jet d’Eau in Geneva), and the Chocolate Train to the Maison Cailler chocolate factory and museum. The highlight of your visit to Montreux, however, may well be Chillon Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop and seemingly emerging out of the water. This is Switzerland’s most popular historical landmark, and, with its fairy-tale beauty, it is easy to see why. Enjoy the luxuries of your four or five star Montreux hotel, before your return on Day Sixteen.

    DAY SIXTEEN:
    Return to the UK via Geneva

    On your final day, enjoy a relaxing morning beside the waterfront in Geneva, taking in the sight of the Jet d’Eau. Then, board your flight home from Geneva airport or perhaps stay one last night before returning home by rail.

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    Grand Grand Switzerland Rail Tour 

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    Hotel Information

    These are the luxury hotels that are featured in this vast touring holiday. Alternative hotels are available in some destinations – please contact us for full details.

    Lausanne
    Hotel Angleterre et Residence – 4 star

    In the sought-after area of Ouchy, the Hotel Angleterre et Residence combines the cosiness of an English cottage, the sleek stylishness of contemporary modern design, and the charm of a Swiss chateau. Each of its buildings is strikingly different from the outside, but with the same elegant interiors and fantastic service. L’Accademia is reputedly the best Italian restaurant in Lausanne.
    Hotel Beau Rivage Palace – 5 star
    This elegant spa hotel has a stunning, palatial façade, beautifully grand, ornate rooms, and convenient tennis facilities. Diverse internationally-inspired dining options provide plenty of indulgent options for evening meals. From the outdoor pool, guests can see Lake Geneva, and the mountains on the other side. This hotel is just a short walk from Ouchy Harbour.

    Zermatt
    Hotel Butterfly – 3 star

    The Hotel Butterfly is a very traditional Swiss chalet, positioned on the sloped outskirts of Zermatt, with exterior wooden panels, hanging plants draped over the balconies, and murals on the bedroom walls. The hotel has its own restaurant, piano bar, and several indulgent wellness facilities to help you relax after a day exploring.
    Romantik Hotel Julen – 4 star
    Priding itself on its traditional service and style, the Hotel Julen is a dark wood chalet adorned with Swiss red shutters and colourful flowers. Spa facilities, warm lounges, and wooden-panelled rooms keep guests comfortable for their whole stay. The Romantik Hotel Julen sits at the heart of Zermatt.
    Grand Hotel Zermatterhof – 5 star
    A history, chic property, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof may well be the most prestigious hotel in Zermatt. Positioned in the centre of the village, it is just a minute’s walk from the main church, a park, the best restaurants in Zermatt, and the Matter Vispa. The rooms blend state-of-the-art comfort with regal charm.

    St Moritz
    Hotel Schweizerhof St Moritz – 4 star

    Dating from over 100 years ago, the Hotel Schweizerhof St Moritz is a sophisticated hotel built in the Belle Epoque style. Fresh, bright, and luxurious rooms are accompanied by multiple dining options, including a picturesque garden and a selection of relaxing spa facilities.
    Suvretta House – 5 star
    At the foot of the mountain that gives it its name, Suvretta House is a stunning, palatial hotel that offers its guests excellent regional cuisine, including some Swiss favourites, a tranquil spa with 25m swimming pool, and spacious, refined accommodation with a regal touch.

    Lugano
    Hotel Lugano Dante – 4 star

    Built around traditional Swiss elements, this hotel provides simplistic luxuries in an area rich with gourmet restaurants. Inside the hotel, guests experience cosy, warm rooms, sleek, monochrome suites, and an unrelenting attention to detail.
    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola – 5 star
    Housed within a late 19th century mansion, the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola channels aspects of Mediterranean culture in its pale-peach façade, its summery garden, and the dining experiences on offer. Guestrooms have wholly unique touches to ensure that every stay here is different, and the swimming pool, lounges, and bars encourage guests to keep returning.

    Lucerne
    Hotel Wilden Mann – 4 star

    Hotel Wilden Mann has been hosting guests for over 500 years; first as a bar, then as a tavern, and now as a luxury hotel. Inside, the original winding corridors and traditional elements remain, adding further quirkiness to the building that clings to the edge of the river. The lovingly decorated rooms have antique furnishings, abundant character, and a very classical style.
    Palace Luzern – 5 star
    The lakefront Palace Luzern is in a very prestigious area, flanked by houses equally as palatial as the hotel itself. Light airy rooms follow either a traditionally elegant style, an art deco design, or are sleek and modern. Higher category rooms feature works by Miro, Kandinsky, and Chagall. The gourmet restaurants are unique in Lucerne; one serving exclusively seafood. A highlight is the tempting and luxurious spa.
    Hotel Waldstaetterhof – 3 star
    This centrally-located hotel offers sleek, bold accommodation that strikingly contrasts the fairy-tale appearance of its 20th century townhouse exterior. Polished wooden floors, white walls and bedsheets, and bold reds, blues, or greens create a very warm feel, which is complemented by the sharp lines, feature colours, and unique ornaments of the restaurant and bar.

    Weggis (optional alternative to Lucerne)
    Hotel Park Weggis – 5 star

    A majestic Swiss chateau on the banks of Lake Lucerne, the Hotel Park Weggis offers its guests spa facilities, fantastic views, a lakeside veranda for dining, and light, sophisticated accommodation. This is a peaceful village alternative to accommodation within Lucerne, but still with excellent access to the city itself.

    Grindelwald
    Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof – 5 star

    This attractive, traditional hotel has an abundance of authentic Swiss character, from the dark wood chalet exterior, to the rich, cosy colours of the interiors. A ‘stubli’ style restaurant serves guests a range of Swiss specialities, a comfortable lounge and a picturesque garden provide hours of relaxation, and the idyllic spa offers a place to relax after a day exploring the mountains of the Bernese Oberland.

    Wengen
    Hotel Wengener Hof – 4 star

    With easy access to both the Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen Valley, this chalet-style hotel offers a charming and homely four star option. A garden of trees and flowers leads you up to the front door, and inside, traditional Swiss decoration and design takes precedence. Guests here can also access the spa and dining facilities at the sister hotel, the Hotel Silberhorn.

    Saanenland
    Hotel Alpenrose – 4 star

    A boutique property housing cosy and elegant accommodation in Schoenried, the Hotel Alpenrose is a consistently popular option for clients staying in the Saanenland. Rustic facilities compliment the Alpine setting, making the spa, restaurant, bar, and guestrooms all the more homely and comfortable.
    Le Grand Bellevue – 5 star
    Just a short walk from Gstaad’s main boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, Le Grand Bellevue is a highly convenient hotel immersed in the picturesque lifestyle of the Saanenland. Its pale yellow façade is palatial in design, with a distinctive tower that shapes some of the hotel suites. Equipped with a Michelin starred restaurant and an indulgent spa, this is a luxurious property in which to spend two or three nights while you explore the Saanenland.

    Montreux
    Villa Toscane – 4 star

    This waterfront hotel in Montreux offers a boutique experience, but with the use of the excellent spa and dining facilities at the Villa Toscane’s sister hotel, the Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa. The art nouveau façade is defined by its pillars, arched windows, and dormer windows, and is surrounded by an abundance of plants. Inside, the rooms are light, airy, and welcoming, with subtle, colourful touches.
    Fairmont le Montreux Palace – 5 star
    This startling luxury hotel stands right on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Willow Stream Spa, the 3 restaurants and 4 bars, and the beautifully appointed rooms make this hotel a highly rewarding five star option for stays in Montreux. The Belle Epoque design reflects the building’s history, while setting the tone for the sophistication and elegance that lies within.

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    The meadows, towns, and villages of Provence will be brought to life this summer with opera, dance, parades, and classical and contemporary music.

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  • New Teens House at Sani Resort

    The Sani Resort in Greece has just announced the opening of the Ozone Teens House.

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  • Flowers in Paradise at the Sandpiper, Barbados

    Between the 21st and the 25th June 2017, Barbados is hosting the 12th World Flower Show, entitled ‘Flowers in Paradise.’

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  • Garden Tour Updates

    New gardens and villas added to our Italian Garden Tour Holidays.

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  • New Swiss Rail Tours

    Exciting developments to our Swiss programme have lead to many more personalised rail holiday options.

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