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Glacier Express New Year Magic

This will be a New Year like no other, where you can relax in the beautiful resort of Interlaken, which nestles between the deep blue waters of two lakes with the stunning Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountain trio watching over. We have plenty of time to enjoy the local festivities along with a number of additional excursions which complement our journey on the Glacier Express, including the chance to take in the winter scenery with a cruise on Lake Thun, and a trip on Europe’s first-ever cogwheel mountain railway to 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
  • Connecting rail journeys to Interlaken
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Interlaken
  • Welcome drink at the hotel
  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner
  • New Year’s Day concert and fireworks
  • Services of our Tour Manager
  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner & New Year’s Day concert and fireworks
  • Enjoy the Swiss capital of Bern
  • Cruise on Lake Thun and Lake Lucerne
  • Journey on the Glacier Express from Chur to Brig
  • Step aboard the GoldenPass Line and travel to Lucerne
  • Join the Cogwheel railway trip up Mount Rigi
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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 or hotel.

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

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. Back at the hotel we enjoy a seven course gala dinner, rounded off with a glass of champagne at midnight.

Overview

Happy New Year! Walk along the famous Höhematte to the old town centre, where we can visit the most popular sights. Enjoy the open air concert and a firework display.

Overview

We check out of our hotel and retrace our route to the Eurostar and 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?