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Magical Winter Moments

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Cross Europe's highest suspension bridge on Mount Titlis, explore the Top of Europe, enjoy a sleigh ride to Mt. Rigi and sample traditional Swiss cheese fondue during this thrilling, 7-day tour.
Switzerland
Winter
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Mountain excursions to Jungfraujoch, Mt. Titlis & Mt. Rigi

1-hour night sledging and horse-drawn sleigh ride on Mt. Rigi

Pleasure your senses with stunning views of snow-covered mountains & glaciers and satisfy your cravings for the world-famous Swiss cheese fondue with this 7-day escapade to the lakeside towns of Lucerne and Interlaken. Reach the top of Europe through an excursion to the Jungfraujoch and then continue on to Interlaken for a 1-hour sledging run passing alpine meadows and frozen waterfalls. Enjoy a relaxed rail journey over the Brünig Pass to the beautiful capital of Lucerne. Next stop is the mountain resort of Engelberg, where you will take 3 sets of gondolas to the summit of Mount Titlis. Tick off from your bucket list some heart-stirring winter activities, such as a horse-drawn sleigh experience, riding the chairlift Ice Flyer, and surviving the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe’s highest suspension bridge. To complete your magical winter moments in Switzerland, enjoy tastings of the traditional Swiss cheese fondue in local restaurants and at the Chäserenholz cheese farm.

This tour is available daily from 1 December 2019 to 28 March 2020.

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Included

6-night accommodation in 3-star hotels (upgrade available)
Daily breakfast, 1 fondue lunch & 1 fondue dinner
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
Mountain excursions to Jungfraujoch, Mt. Titlis, and Mt. Rigi (unescorted)
Night sledging
Horse-drawn sleigh ride

Itinerary

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Day 1
Zurich – Interlaken
On your arrival to Zürich airport, make your way by rail transfer to Interlaken via Bern. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure
Day 2
Jungfraujoch
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll enjoy a full day excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. You will be mesmerised by the impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the magnificent Aletsch Glacier. Don’t forget your camera as the stunning scenery starts the moment the train leaves Interlaken station.
Breakfast
Day 3
Interlaken

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel, then spend the day at your leisure discovering Interlaken and the region that surrounds. Enjoy some of the beautiful winter walks around or join a free walking tour of Interlaken (Mon, Wed or Sat). In the early evening, pick-up from your hotel by a minibus and travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps. Take in the starlit winter panorama before riding down the 1-hour sledging 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 where you will feast on a traditional Swiss cheese fondue dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Interlaken – Lucerne

Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the station to board the train to Lucerne. The train route will take you over the Brünig Pass, past Meiringen famous for its Meringue and the demise of Sherlock Holmes, before heading on towards picturesque Lucerne. Upon your arrival, make your way to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 5
Mount Titlis
Today, snow and ice await you at the top of Mt. Titlis. Travel by train to the mountain resort of Engelberg. Enjoy 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 on Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Note: Extra charges apply for some activities on Mount Titlis.
Breakfast
Day 6
Mount Rigi

After breakfast, you will travel by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau then board the cogwheel train and travel 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 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

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Lucerne – Zurich
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart Lucerne by rail transfer to the Zürich airport or continue your holiday in Switzerland.
Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
6 nights
from AUD2,198
per person, twin share
Switzerland
Zürich
Winter
Independent Holiday Packages
1 December 2019 - 28 March 2020

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