13/10/2017 · By Sukie Chapman
If you thought that Switzerland was nothing but top-secret bank accounts, luxurious chocolate and Alpine mountains, then have no fear, we’re on hand to put the record straight.Read more
2021 Tour code: 21SIW
About the tour
From the heart of the Swiss Alps, you are treated to spectacular winter scenery and stunning railway journeys, including the Jungfrau Railway.
Meeting at London St Pancras depart for Paris, continuing on the TGV to Strasbourg. Spend the night here, enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
Make the most of a free morning to explore beautiful Strasbourg. La Petite France is a wonderful location for a stroll with all its beautiful buildings. This historic quarter of Strasbourg is divided by the River Ill, through the area that was, in the Middle Ages, the home to Strasbourg's artisans, its tanners, millers and fishermen. This interesting area has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988 largely due to its abundance of half-timbered buildings.
Another must see site is Strasbourg's magnificent cathedral, the Cathedral of our Lady of Strasbourg. This remarkable building is commonly considered to be one of the best examples of high-Gothic architecture in Europe.
This afternoon you continue by rail to Switzerland, arriving into the heart of the Swiss Alps, via Basel, for 5 nights in Wilderswil.
Enhance your holiday
92% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 24 verified reviews
Mr C Lander
It was well organised, very enjoyable holiday
Mr G Mowles
Had to drop a star because of the train seating en route to Paris.
Because I could not fault it!!
Miss B Taylor
I did find a little difference against GT Rail and discovery, especially the free drinks when the selection was not so good. I think I shall keep with the GT Train's which I know is part of the same company, but will also read the details with discovery a little closer.
Mr R Pearce
The whole experience was faultless.
Mrs S Mills
Superb hotel, great tour manager, good group and a most enjoyable itinerary.
Winter & Spring Escorted Rail Holidays 2020
Enjoy the snow-peaked Swiss Alps this winter