Updated: Dec 5, 2019
From December to March
• 3 Star Hotel: 1352 CHF / person in double room (2nd Class train)
• 4 Star Hotel: 1426 CHF / person in double room (2nd Class train)
A leisurely tour to two of Switzerland’s best known resorts. As popular in winter as in summer, the two lakeside resorts of Interlaken and Lucerne offer fantastic winter scenery and excursions for fun without skis. Explore high alpine peaks, Switzerland's traditional winter warmer – Cheese Fondue and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
• Rail travel in 2nd class as per programme incl. half-fare card
• 6 nights’ accommodation in selected category
• Daily breakfast
• Mountain excursions to Jungfraujoch & Mount Titlis incl. ice flyer
• Night Sledging with Cheese Fondue
• Day Trip to Mount Rigi
• Horse-drawn carriage ride with Cheese Fondue
• Local taxes
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN INTERLAKEN
From Zürich airport via Bern to Interlaken. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Interlaken.
DAY 2 – EXCURSION TO JUNGFRAUJOCH
Day excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the magnificent Aletsch Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.
DAY 3 – NIGHT SLEDGING & FONDUE
Day at leisure. Enjoy some of the beautiful winter walks around or join the free walking tour of Interlaken (Mon, Wed or Sat). In the early evening pick-up from your hotel by minibus. Travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama before riding down the 1 hour sledge run. Along the way the trail winds through woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. The sledge run finishes at a small local restaurant for a traditional Swiss cheese fondue dinner. Overnight in Interlaken.
DAY 4 – LUCERNE
Travel by train over the Brünig Pass, past Meiringen famous for its Meringue and the demise of Sherlock Holmes, towards picturesque Lucerne. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.
DAY 5 – FUN ON MOUNT TITLIS GLACIER
Snow and ice await you at the top of Mt. Titlis. Travel by train to the mountain resort of Engelberg. Take a leisurely stroll through the resort before taking the 3 sets of gondolas to the 3,020m high peak of Mount Titlis. Take the ice-flyer over the glacier’s crevasses, have some fun with the snow toys in the Glacier park and walk the Titlis Cliff walk – Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Overnight in Lucerne.
DAY 6 – HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDE ON MOUNT RIGI
Journey by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau and by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad. From here take a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to Rigi First for a hearty Cheese Fondue at restaurant Bärenstube. On days when the horse-drawn Lucerne carriage is not operating travel to Rigi Kulm, collect your snow shoes and walk towards the Cheese Farm Chäserenholz for a Cheese Fondue before walking down to Rigi Staffel for your return journey to Lucerne.
DAY 7 – DEPARTURE
Travel by train back to Zürich for your onward journey or return flight home.