Need help with your booking call 01858 438 468

Glacier Express Christmas Magic

Join us for a journey on the world’s slowest express train and lose yourself in the magical festivities as you glide through the heart of the snowy Swiss Alps. This will be a Christmas like no other where you can relax in the beautiful resort of Interlaken. We have plenty of time to enjoy the local festivities along with a number of additional excursions, complementing our journey on the Glacier Express.  Take in the winter scenery with a cruise on Lake Thun along with a trip on Europe’s first-ever cogwheel mountain railway where you can enjoy the view from the top of Mount Rigi. It’s a festive holiday you’ll never forget.

Your Tour Includes

  • Eurostar from London to Paris and Lille to London
  • Connecting rail journeys to Interlaken
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Interlaken
  • A local tradition - Swiss Christmas Eve dinner and the dressing of the Christmas tree
  • A special Christmas Day dinner
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager
  • A ride on the GoldenPass Line to Lucerene
  • Journey on the Glacier Express from Chur to Brig
  • Visit to the Swiss capital of Bern & the compact city of Lucerne
  • Cruise on the beautiful Lake Thun and Lake Lucerne
  • Enjoy a horse and carriage ride in Interlaken
  • Take a Cogwheel rail trip to the top of Mount Rigi
Sorry, this tour is currently not available. If you are interested in similar tours please call 01858 438 468

Itinerary

Overview

We journey from London to Paris by Eurostar and join the high-speed trains to Strasbourg where we change for Interlaken. Our hotel is within walking distance from the station where we check in and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Overview

Today we visit the beautiful capital of Switzerland, which enchants visitors with its high quality lifestyle and unique atmosphere. Must-see sights include the ornate clock tower, the gothic cathedral which rises above the old town, the rose garden where you can enjoy panoramic views, and the numerous fountains scattered around the city. Next, we take the train to Thun for a cruise on Lake Thun. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the winter scenery as we make our way back to Interlaken for a traditional Swiss Christmas Eve dinner, followed by dressing the Christmas tree and mulled wine.

Overview

Merry Christmas! Horse-drawn carriages are a special feature of Interlaken, so we have included a ride along the famous Höhematte to the old town centre, where we take in the most popular sights before returning to our hotel to enjoy a special Christmas dinner.

Overview

Enjoy a world of winter mountain scenery as we travel from Chur to Brig aboard the legendary Glacier Express. This amazing railway journey takes us through the alpine heart of Switzerland, passing through tunnels and across bridges. You will want to keep your camera at the ready throughout our journey to capture this stunning winter landscape of frosty mountain forests and glittering alpine meadows blanketed in freshly fallen snow. This is the perfect way to spend Boxing Day.

Overview

We join the GoldenPass Line to visit the picturesque city of Lucerne. The Chapel Bridge with the water tower is the landmark of Lucerne and the most photographed monument in Switzerland. After a couple of hours to enjoy the sights, we take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne and then join the cogwheel railway up Mount Rigi, which offers breathtaking views across the Alps with Lake Lucerne below.

Overview

We check out of our hotel and travel by rail to Lille, where we meet Eurostar for the return to London.

Accommodation

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.

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?