8 Day Winter Festive Tour from Zurich or Lucerne to Zurich or Lucerne with Albatross
Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Albatross 8 Day Swiss New Year Holiday. Imagine celebrating the New Year in a delightful chalet style hotel in the stunning Swiss Alps. Enjoy scenic train journeys through the magnificent mountains and lakes to Montreux, Luzern...read more and medieval Bern. Savour Swiss hospitality, bubbling cheese fondues, snow-covered peaks and more. Unlike all our other tours this is not an escorted tour. It doesn’t need to be. It has been specifically designed with individual flexibility in mind and includes travel on the incredibly reliable and comprehensive Swiss Rail system. This unique style of holiday allows you the freedom to independently explore picture postcard villages & towns, experience breathtaking panoramic views from mountain tops and enjoy dining in scenic restaurants. The choices are endless… We offer you the choice of staying in either of two superb hotels - the Hotel Alpenblick in the village of Wilderswil or the Hotel Oberland in the village of Lauterbrunnen.
With your included 8 day Swiss Travel Pass, make your way from any arrival point in Switzerland to your selected hotel where you will enjoy staying the next seven nights. A buffet breakfast and four course evening dinner are included each day. (D)
2-7 At your Swiss New Year Hotel
The alpine peaks of Switzerland are world famous and you will be staying in the heart of this incredibly dramatic scenery. There are numerous world class ski fields nearby and the area has many excellent walking and cross country skiing trails. Your included 8 day Swiss Travel Pass allows you daily unlimited access to enjoy so many exhilarating alpine rail excursions – to Luzern (on the Brünig Panoramic Express), medieval Bern, Interlaken, Brienz (noted for its wood-carvings), Thun, and Meiringen (of Sherlock Holmes fame and where ‘meringues'originated) plus the chic mountain ski resorts of Grindelwald and Wengen. We have also included pre-booked seats on the Golden Pass Panoramic train from Zweisimmen, past Gstaad and Château-d'Oex, to Montreux on Lake Geneva! You will be surrounded by stupendous mountain peaks accessible by cable car rides and lifts such as to the Schilthorn of James Bond fame (cable car to the top included on your Swiss Travel Pass) and the Jungfraujoch (train at a discount using your pass) – at 3,350 metres high, the views are magnificent. Welcome in the New Year with a special New Year's Eve Dinner at your hotel. (B/D)
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Today your Swiss New Year Holiday ends. Your Swiss Travel Pass allows you to transfer to any departure point in Switzerland. (B)
Celebrate New Year over 7 nights in your choice of hotel in the heart of the magnificent Bernese Oberland
Excellent touring programme using the wonderful Swiss rail system – come and go as you wish using your included 8 day Swiss Travel Pass
Versatility - you can start and end this tour from any point within Switzerland or any border point
Visit the cobbled stone squares of medieval Bern
Travel through the soaring snow covered Alps on the Golden Pass Panoramic train from Zweisimmen, past Gstaad and Château-d'Oex, to Montreux on Lake Geneva
Visit Interlaken, Luzern, Lake Thun and Grindelwald
Enjoy superb access to Switzerland's greatest Alpine destinations
Daily buffet breakfasts and 4-course dinners are included, plus a special New Years Eve dinner
Over $800 value of extras already included
7 nights accommodation with private facilities in your choice of hotel
Swiss Travel Pass with 8 days unlimited train travel throughout Switzerland on the incredibly efficient and user friendly Swiss
Reserved seats on the
Golden Pass Panoramic train to Montreux on Lake Geneva
Buffet breakfast daily (B)
4-course evening dinners including a special New Year's Eve Dinner (D)
Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
We had a fabulous trip, staying at Lauterbrunnen with the hospitable Mark and Ursula and never ending spectacular views. Accommodation is basic but very clean and comfortable, excellent breakfast and good night meals, a great bunch of fellow travellers and so much fun on New Years Eve - a place to revisit. The train system is brilliant, the area a perfect springboard to the best Alpine locations. Add to that an excellent value for money trip, the kindness of the Swiss people and perfect weather...read more and it was a memorable week.
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