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Festive Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn

7 Days from £1,279per
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(Tour code: 21GLX)

Eat, drink and be merry in the Swiss Alps

Eat, drink and be merry in the Swiss Alps on this festive tour which celebrates Christmas by visiting chocolate box towns, journeying on beautiful railways and discovering iconic Alpine peaks.

Highlights
  • Leysin
  • Christmas Eve in Montreux
  • Christmas Day in Leysin
  • The Mont Blanc Express
  • Chamonix
  • Zermatt
What’s Included
  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day, including Christmas dinner
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

Festive Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-2 To Leysin
To Leysin

London & Leysin

Meet at London St Pancras, where you and your group board the Eurostar to Paris, continuing on to Lausanne and Aigle, before arriving in charming Leysin.

Day 2 is free. Perhaps, explore using your Swiss Card, which offers 50% off on trains.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 4 Leysin
Leysin

Christmas Day in Leysin

Christmas Day is spent at leisure in idyllic Leysin. Perhaps venture out into town to share in the revelries before returning for a special Christmas dinner at the hotel. Here among the mountains of the Swiss Alps, Christmas is even more special than normal, with the traditional chalets of Leysin lit up against the snowy peaks of the Alpine backdrop.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Mont Blanc Express
Mont Blanc Express

The Mont Blanc Express

Journey on the Mont Blanc Express, riding the length of this scenic line across the French border to Chamonix today. The train rushes past vineyards and meadows to the Rhône Valley, culminating in the spectacular sight of glistening glaciers and the majestic Mont Blanc. After a steep ascent, it reaches the picturesque town of Chamonix, where you have some free time to explore before your return journey.

A classic Alpine resort, from here you can enjoy a glorious mountain panorama that takes in Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Zermatt
Zermatt

Discovering Zermatt

Travel by rail today to the splendid Swiss resort of Zermatt. Sat under the shadow of the magnificent Matterhorn, this town is a delight to explore, and you have free time to soak in the views and soak up the wonderful atmosphere. Zermatt is a classic Swiss resort, settled in a stunning valley, with the presence of the Matterhorn, the jewel in the crown of the Swiss Alps.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Return Home
Return Home

Home

Bid a fond farewell to the seasonal magic of Switzerland today as you travel by rail from Leysin to Aigle, and on to Geneva. From here, join the rail service to Paris and catch the Eurostar service to London.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour 
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day, including a special Christmas dinner
  • Journey on the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix
  • Excursion to Montreux
  • Visit to Zermatt
  • Free time in Leysin

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Luke
Helen Laverack
Helen
Festive Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn

Eat, drink and be merry in the Swiss Alps

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