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Autumn on the Glacier Express for Tripsmiths

Vibrant autumn colours and beautiful vistas go hand in hand on this exclusive rail holiday to Switzerland. Ride the scenic GoldenPass Line through lush valleys and past brilliantly coloured trees on a journey to the lake side town of Lucerne. Revel in the spectacular view from the panoramic windows of the Glacier Express as you tuck in to a delicious 3 course meal whilst onboard. We also visit Bern, Switzerland’s capital, cruise on the waters of Lake Thun, and enjoy all-encompassing views of the Alps from the top of Mount Rigi.

5 days from £1,695pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return Eurostar from London to Paris
  • Connecting rail journeys to Interlaken
  • Journey on the GoldenPass Line to Lucerne
  • 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in Interlaken
  • Journey on the Glacier Express with a 3 course lunch onboard
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

We journey from London to Paris by Eurostar, followed by our connection to join the high-speed train to Strasbourg and onward train to Interlaken, Switzerland. We check in at our hotel for a relaxing evening.

Overview

Today we travel along a section of the GoldenPass Line to Lucerne, where colourful pitched roof buildings perch on the edge of a blue lake, framed by a magnificent mountain range. After some free time, we take the train to nearby Arth Goldau, and then join the cogwheel railway up Mount Rigi for breathtaking panoramic views across the Alps and of Lake Lucerne below.

Includes Breakfast

Overview

This morning we travel by rail to Chur and join the Glacier Express for a memorable journey along the broad valley before we climb through pasture and woodland. We enjoy a delicious three course lunch on board as the train then spirals its way towards the Oberalp Pass, the highest point of the route at 2033 metres, before descending to the Rhône valley and stopping at Brig. We continue by rail, returning to Interlaken in the early evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Overview

The capital of Switzerland, Bern, is our destination this morning. This charming city is perfectly preserved, with many fountains, facades, narrow streets and ancient towers. Traffic is kept out of the old town, so it’s a delight to explore with the added beauty of the Aare River and surrounding mountains. In the afternoon you can enjoy dramatic scenery with a cruise on Lake Thun, whose deep blue waters are framed by quaint villages and historic castles, right up to the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Includes Breakfast

Overview

We depart in the morning, retracing our route to Paris where our Eurostar connection returns us to London.

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Hotel Carlton Europe, Interlaken.

Hotel Carlton Europe

This superior 3-star hotel is located on the famous high street, Höheweg, which is an ideal position close to the railway station and within easy walking distance of the town. There are also three restaurants and you can relax with a drink in the bar and lounge area.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

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