A two centre classic Switzerland tour combining 2 nights in Villars, with its glorious setting above the Rhone Valley, with 3 nights near the majestic Lake Lucerne. To connect these outstanding locations we include a rail journey in a panoramic carriage on the Golden Pass Line, travelling from the Mediterranean ambiance of Montreux through fairy tale landscapes and into the Alps. We also include a day to experience the 'Spectacular 4 Passes' and time for relaxation on the shores of Lake Lucerne.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro & Swiss Franc.
PASSPORT - Required.
The 3 star Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions is located on the outskirts of Reims. All the comfortable bedrooms are en-suite with TV and telephone. There is a restaurant and lounge bar. There is a lift.
The 4 star Eurotel Victoria is situated in the centre of Villars with breathtaking views over the Rhône Valley, highly recommended for its excellent cuisine and friendly welcome. All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, internet access, mini-bar and hairdryer. Hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, sun terrace, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and a lift.
The 3 star Hotel Paxmontana is an exceptional hotel that is well placed for exploring Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland. Its distinctive Art Nouveau style and dramatic location never fail to impress. Guest bedrooms are simple yet charming and feature TV, telephone and safe. Relax in the gardens or terrace and enjoy panoramic views. There is a lift.
Early morning departure to Dover for our lunchtime crossing to Calais. We continue to Reims for overnight half-board accommodation at the Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions Hotel.
We travel across France via Dijon and Montreux, continuing to Villars-sur-Ollon for 2 nights half-board accommodation at the excellent Eurotel Victoria. On arrival we enjoy a welcome drink before a set menu evening meal.
Today we enjoy an excursion to the chic resort town of Gstaad, one of the most attractive Swiss holiday regions in the Swiss Alps and a popular holiday destination for royalty and celebrities. Take time to wander along the attractive high street with its elegant boutiques, flagship stores, fine jewellery stores and smaller retailers selling a range of regional produce. Later in the day we travel to the town of Gruyeres where you can enjoy the charm and picturesque architecture of this medieval town.
We depart Villars and travel to the shores of Lake Geneva and the town of Montreux, where we have some free time to explore. Later we switch our mode of transport and join the Golden Pass Panoramic Train for a memorable journey through the Alps. We re-join our coach in the quaint village of Zweisimmen and travel over the Brunig Pass to Flüeli-Ranft, here we check in for 3 nights halfboard accommodation at the Hotel Paxmontana.
More fantastic scenery today as we experience the 'Spectacular 4 Passes' including the Grimsel, Nufenen, St Gotthard and the Susten.
Our excursion today takes us to Lake Lucerne, said to be the lake with the greatest scenic variety in the country. It is somewhat reminiscent of a fjord landscape, yet remains characterised by a mild lake climate. We spend time in the beautiful city of Lucerne, home to one of Europe’s oldest covered bridges, which serves as its centrepiece, and fresco-adorned historic houses line the streets. Take the cableways up the Pilatus, Stanserhorn or Rigi mountains for breathtaking views, or see Lake Lucerne on a steamship cruise (not included).
We depart Flüeli-Ranft and travel back to Reims for overnight half-board accommodation at the Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions Hotel.
We depart Reims and journey to Calais to board our late morning sailing to Dover. We disembark and continue north via the main roads and motorways arriving into our local area late evening.
7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, Ferry travel, Service of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Excursions including single journey on the Golden Pass Panoramic train.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £150.00