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Swiss Lakes and Mountains

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This short scenic rail journeys takes you from the French part of Switzerland to the resort town of Interlaken. En route enjoy the town which Charlie Chaplin called home, wine-tasting in Lavaux, shimmering lakes, an unforgettable journey to the top of Schilthorn to take in the spellbinding views from the iconic revolving restaurant made famous by the first James Bond film.
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Highlights

Scenic rail journey along Lake Geneva to Vevey on the Swiss Riviera

Be awed by Interlaken & its mountains

Experience the beautiful Centovalli valley

1 day of Freedom of Choice activities

Enjoy this 4-day package loaded with sweet alpine flair and lakeside dolce vita! Begin your quest in Vevey, one of the ‘Pearls of the Swiss Riviera’, with its lakeside location and breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama. You have the option to overnight here or make your way to Montreux, the place that has attracted may artists, writers and travellers in search of beauty, tranquillity and inspiration.

Take the Golden Pass Train from Montreux to Interlaken, which lies between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and take in the view of the three mighty mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The Golden Pass Line is one of the most picturesque in Switzerland showcasing the ever changing scenery which truly reflects Switzerland’s diversity. 

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Included

1 night in Montreux - 4* Hotel
2 nights in Interlaken - 4* Hotel
Rail ticket in 2nd class for rail travel per itinerary
Seat reservation on the Golden Pass
Daily Breakfast
Excursion to Rochers-de-Naye
50% discount on additional local rail tickets
50% discount on some mountain excursions
Interlaken Card for free travel on local buses
Riviera Card for free local public transport and various discounts

Freedom of Choice

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following days:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3 

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for an additional $98 per person.

 

Itinerary

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Day 1
Vevey / Montreux

Arrival from the border or airport to Montreux or Vevey.

Afternoon at leisure in the famous lakeside resort with its flower filled promenade. 

If arrival time allows enjoy a half-day mountain excursion to Rochers-de-Naye. Montreux's local mountain stands at 2,042m above sea level and offers spectacular views over Lake Geneva and the Alps, a species rich Alpine garden with beautiful examples of Alpine flora and a Marmot's Paradise where you can observe these shy creatures.  

Overnight stay in Vevey/Montreux.

Vevey / Montreux
Riviera of Montreux
Day 2
Vevey / Montreux → Interlaken

Breakfast at your hotel.

If you had a late arrival yesterday enjoy the half day mountain excursion to Rochers-de-Naye before continuing your journey on the Golden Pass to Interlaken.

Otherwise enjoy the lakeside of Montreux/Vevey before joining the Golden Pass.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Breakfast
Vevey / Montreux → Interlaken
Interlaken | Credit Ivo Scholz
Day 3
Interlaken

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Schynige Platte - The cogwheel railway takes you back to the days of the Belle Époque. The historic Schynige Platte Railway runs over the Breitlauenen Alp to the Schynige Platte. An impressively and varied natural landscape unfolds on the journey, including forests, Alpine pastures and views of the Bernese Oberland. A beautiful Alpine Garden with different trails and the new mountain restaurant awaits you with fantastic views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The journey on the historic cog railway takes just under 1 hour from Wilderswil. In the summer time Alphorn players give a daily performance from 11am onwards on the top.

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  • Schilthorn - Piz Gloria - The 2,970-metre Schilthorn offers the finest views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau! The 360-degree panoramic vista extends over some 200 mountain peaks, and the 32-minute trip to the top by aerial cableway is in itself a popular attraction. You can enjoy a meal in the world’s first mountain top revolving restaurant, follow in the footsteps of James Bond, stroll through the traffic-free resort of Mürren or a visit to the Trümmelbach Falls (small supplement payable locally) in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The roundtrip ticket from Interlaken by train, bus, cable car allows for sightseeing stops along the way. New attractions include ‘007 - Walk of Fame’ and “BOND WORLD 007” on Schilthorn and the “Skyline Walk” platform and “THRILL WALK” cliff pathway at Birg.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Breakfast
Interlaken
Schynige Platte | Credit: Rob Lewis
Day 4
Interlaken

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today your journey ends.

Optional, why not extend into the neighboring country of Italy.

Take the train towards Domodossola at the border between Switzerland and Italy. If time allows stop here for a short break to discover this UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue on the beautiful Centovalli Valley railway through Italy to the pictureseque Italian lakeside town of Stresa. Onward journey to your final destination in Italy.

Speak to our team for more information.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
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3 nights
from AUD1,642
per person, twin share
Switzerland
Vevey/Montreux
Interlaken
Nature, Rail
Rail Packages
1 May 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

Important notes

We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation. Itinerary bookable in reverse.

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