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Switzerland & The Glacier Express

Switzerland & The Glacier Express

Mon 22-Mon 29 Jul 2024: A 8 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Switzerland & The Glacier Express with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 22nd to Monday 29th July 2024

 

LUXURY TRAVELLER UPGRADE

 

Switzerland’s Glacier Express follows a panoramic alpine route. This two-centre tour includes 3 nights at the ever-popular Weisses Kreuz Hotel in historic Feldkirch, Austria, a trip on the Glacier Express and 2 nights in the authentic mountain village of Les Diablerets located majestically at the foot of an imposing mountain range in the Vaud Alps.

 

Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • Return Dover/Calais Sailings

  • Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast on Day 1 at the Mercure Hotel, Metz Centre, 3 nights half board in Feldkirch with Welcome Drink and Farewell Gift, buffet breakfast, 4-course dinner with choice from night 2, after dinner tea/coffee, regular evening entertainment

  • Local bus and Feldkirch City Guide

  • Cheese and Schnaps Visits with Tastings

  • Glacier Express Train

  • 2 nights half board in Les Diablerets with Welcome Drink, buffet breakfast & 3-course dinner

  • 1 night half board on the inbound journey

 

Not included: All lunches

Day 1

We drive to Dover for the short Channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, we proceed to Metz for our overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel, Metz Centre.

Day 2

We continue south to Villingen-Schwenningen, a beautiful town located on the edge of the Black Forest region. We continue along the northern shores of Lake Constance to our hotel in Feldkirch – a picturesque medieval town in the Western Austrian State of Vorarlberg, bordering on Switzerland and Liechtenstein for our 3-night stay.

Day 3

A day at leisure in Feldkirch. Included today is return local bus transport between the hotel and centre and entrance to Feldkirch Castle.

Day 4

A full days excursion to discover the Bregenzerwald region with visits to the Schwarzberg and the Bödele Pass. Today we include acheese farm visit and schnaps distillery visit with tastings.

Day 5

We depart our hotel in Feldkirch and travel to Chur to join the mid-morning Glacier Express train. Travel over the exciting Oberalp and Furka high mountain passes before arriving in Brig. Here, we rejoin our coach and travel to Les Diablerets for our 2-night stay.

Day 6

Today we visit Lake Geneva. See Lausanne with time to explore the swish Ouchy Harbour area and return via beautiful Montreux with its long lakeside promenade and stylish shops and cafés.

Day 7

Departing Les Diablerets we head north to Strasbourg, a charming city situated in the Alsace region. Be sure to view the impressive Gothic cathedral and the numerous bridges crossing the Ill River, which formed part of the 17th century fortifications for the city. Wander the little streets of ‘Petit France’ – the former tanners quarter lined with charming inns and flower-bedecked timbered houses, before re-joining our coach for our drive to Metz for our final night on the continent.

Day 8

Departing Metz, we return to Calais for our sailing to Dover, returning to Henley during the evening.

Your Hotels

 

4* Hotel Weisses, Kreuz

Family-owned since 1852, the 4-star Weisses Kreuz hotel is located on the edge of historic Feldkirch. It has a cosy bar, restaurant, fitness room and garden/terrace. The hotel offers excellent hospitality and regular entertainment. Lift to all floors.

 

4* Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets

This 4-star superior hotel is located in an excellent position on the valley floor in the centre of the little village of Les Diablerets and against the backdrop of the surrounding peaks which share the same name (the little devils). It offers great levels of comfort and good facilities to include a large lounge/bar area, indoor swimming pool and sauna. Rooms are well appointed and all with private facilities, television and hairdryer. A lift serves floors 1-4. (Most rooms are “Austrian twins” i.e., 1 bed frame but with 2 separate mattresses and 2 separate sets of bedding).

 

Duration, Dates and Prices:

Mon 22-Mon 29 Jul 2024

7 Nights

£1399

 

Tour Departs: 4.45am

Returns By: 9.00pm

 

 

Supplements:

Single Room: £219

Holiday Insurance: £79.50

 

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

 

Passports will be required for this tour

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