13/10/2017 · By Sukie Chapman
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2021 Tour code: 22TFX
About the tour
Discover the delights of Switzerland at New Year on this all inclusive festive break. Travel through winter wonderlands on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, explore elegant resorts, and soak up incredible snowy vistas.
Travel from London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris, where you change trains and continue to Strasbourg. You spend the night in the city, which sits in the heart of France's Alsace region and offers a captivating blend of French and German influences.
Day 2 is Christmas Eve, and you enjoy a morning to explore Strasbourg. The city boasts a wealth of fascinating medieval architecture, and as you walk along streets lined with half-timbered buildings and head down enticing, twisting lanes, you'll feel a little like you've stepped back in time. At Christmastime, in particular, the city is a delight to discover. A visit to the Christmas market here comes highly recommended; one of the oldest and most iconic in Europe, the 'Christkindelsmärik' is famous for its authentic Alsatian mulled wine.
This afternoon, you take the train to Tiefencastel in Switzerland, your home for the next five nights. With only a couple of hundred inhabitants, the small village retains its traditional Swiss charms, and is a unique place to spend the festive season.
Hotel Albula & Julier, Tiefencastel
Enhance your holiday
4.0 / 5 · 1 review
Mr G Radford-Snell
Submitted 16 Jan 2018
As a holiday this trip was great, as a Christmas eexperience it fell a little short.
Collected by Rail Discoveries
A festive tour on iconic railways