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Adults (12+)
Children (2-11)
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Switzerland; land of chocolate, clocks and distant cow bells. This trip, along with your Bontour Tour Manager, takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe.

Switzerland and the Glacier Express
Jungfraujoch, Lake Thun, Matterhorn, Zermatt, Davos

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Package Prices

7 nights fully escorted tour
DIRECT from the
Channel Islands from
only £1,898 per person*

Flight from Jersey via Guernsey (no need to disembark for Jersey clients) and onto Zurich. Return flight direct from Zurich to Jersey with onward connection to Guernsey.

*Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £140pp applies (single room).

Tour Switzerland by train

8 Day / 7 night fully escorted tour DIRECT from the Channel Islands

Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st August 2019

Switzerland; land of chocolate, clocks and distant cow bells. A land well known for its magnificent mountains, lush valleys, serene lakes and alpine villages.

This trip, along with your Bontour Tour Manager, takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. All travel is by train meaning you can reach some of the most peaceful and untouched landscapes of this picturesque country with amazing views from the comfort of your seat.

Images courtesy of Switzerland Tourism.

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Switzerland by train

From the UNESCO Bernina Express line into Italy to the Glacier Express you will travel lake and mountain to experience the famous peaks of the Matterhorn and Jungfrau, the car-free resorts of Zermatt and Wengen and the sparkling tranquil Lake Thun.

Welcome to Switzerland!

Tour Highlights

  • Travel to the highest train station in Europe for the best view of the Jungfrau
  • Enjoy the pretty typical Swiss village of Wengen
  • Indulge with a panoramic lunch on the ‘James Bond’ Schilthorn mountain
  • Cruise past romantic castles and villages along Lake Thun
  • Explore Zermatt and experience the mighty Matterhorn
  • Scale mountains on the Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world!
  • Discover the Alpine resort of Davos, including the free use of its cable cars
  • Ride the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express Line to Tirano (Italy)
  • Shop till you drop in the luxury boutiques of chic St. Moritz
  • DIRECT Channel Island flights to Zurich, train travel and luggage transfers
  • 7 nights half-board at hand-selected 4* hotels plus 3 lunches
  • Farewell dinner with a panoramic view on Schatzalp - the magic mountain
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout

What's included in the tour

Accommodation

Please be advised that double beds are unusual in Swiss hotels and double rooms will mostly have 2 single beds. Single occupancy supplements are based on single rooms with one single bed.

Transport
  • 2nd class rail within Switzerland with a seat reservation where possible
  • Luggage transfers - 1 piece per person
Excursions
  • Jungfraujoch
  • Gornergrat (at leisure)
  • Day trip to Schilthorn and the Truemmelbach Falls including lunch
  • Day trip to Tirano (Italy) on board the Bernina Express
  • Tour Manager
    • Bontour Tour Manager throughout.

    Flight times:

    Saturday 24th August 2019

    • JERSEY DEPARTURE (Stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 20 minutes).
      FlyBe, 10.20-13.55
    • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct.
      FlyBe Guernsey to Zurich 10.55 – 13:55

    Saturday 31st August 2019

    • FlyBe, Zurich to Jersey 14.25-15.25
    • GUERNSEY ONLY.
      FlyBe , Jersey to Guernsey 17.10-17.30

    Full Itinerary

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    Day 1: DIRECT from Jersey via Guernsey (same plane connection) to Zurich and onto Wengen

    Jersey clients will be met in departures at Jersey Airport by their Bontour Tour Manager who will escort the tour throughout. (Departure to Zurich via Guernsey 10.20 – 13.55. You will remain on the plane in Guernsey for approx. 20 minutes).

    Guernsey clients will board the flight direct at Guernsey Airport at 10:55 joining the rest of the group on-board for arrival into Zurich at 13:55 with FlyBe.

    From Zurich you will begin your journey through some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery – all by train. Your bags will be transported separately throughout the tour to your accommodation meaning you can travel and relax in comfort.

    You will catch the train to Wengen where you will check-in to your hotel, Hotel Sunstar. Wengen is a car-free pretty holiday resort in the heart of the Alps.

    Dinner will be taken at the hotel. Each evening the group will eat together, usually around 19:30. You will be notified of the time on the day by your Tour Manager.

    Day 2: Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe

    After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart the hotel and take the train to Kleine Scheidegg at 10:24 changing here for the Jungfraujoch with an arrival time of 11:52. This is the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454m; a high-alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock.

    Jungfraujoch

    The journey is an experience in itself leading through the Eiger and Mönch en route to the viewing platform on the Aletsch Glacier affording unrivalled views to the summit of the Jungfrau. There are several restaurants here where you can enjoy lunch (lunch is not included in the tour).

    The train to descend departs at 14:00, changing at Kleine Scheidegg with arrival into Wengen at 15:30.

    Dinner will be taken in the hotel with the rest of the group.

    Day 3: Trümmelbach Falls and Schilthorn

    After breakfast at the hotel you will catch the train to Lauterbrunnen surrounded by the dramatic rocky cliffs of the valley. Here you change for the PostBus to Trümmelbachfälle. The yellow PostBus is the ideal way to reach the smaller villages that aren’t on a trainline. You have time to explore the unique falls made up of a series of ten glacier-waterfalls crashing through the mountain and accessible only by the tunnel lift. You may recognise the falls as being where Sherlock Holmes died during his fight with Moriaty.

    Trummelbach Falls

    At 12:12 you depart by PostBus and then catch the cable car to Birg. You stop on your way on the viewing platform where you can see your destination Schilthorn with an arrival time of 13:27.

    Enjoy a 3-course lunch at the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant famous for being in James Bond’s On Her Majesty’s Service. After lunch catch the cable car to Murren where, with your Tour Manager, you will walk through the car-free village before catching the train back to Wengen and your hotel for dinner.

    Day 4: Lake Thun and Interlaken

    After breakfast this morning, catch the train to Lauterbrunnen onward to Interlaken where you will stop. From the train station you will walk to the lake where you will cruise across the deep blue waters to Spiez. On your cruise you will pass romantic villages and majestic historic castles as well as enjoying views across to the Jungfrau. There are refreshments available to purchase on the boat.

    Lake Thun

    Spiez sits on the edge of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland nestled amongst vineyards and is dominated by the thousand year old magnificent castle.

    From here you catch the train to car-free Zermatt where you will check-in to your new hotel, the alpine style Hotel Sonne and relax over dinner at the hotel.

    Day 5: Gornergrat Railway and the mighty Matterhorn

    Today you have a day at leisure. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and is a pretty car-free city that preserves its original alpine character and charm. On arrival, you will receive a ticket for the Gonergrat, a winding cog-wheel train up to 3,883m arriving at a magnificent panorama across to the mighty Matterhorn Mountain. Trains run frequently throughout the day.

    In the city you can also learn more about Matterhorn and the first ascent of British-born Edward Whymper in the Matterhorn museum or take the cableway to the Matterhorn glacier paradise, the highest glacier palace in the world.

    Matterhorn

    If you simply want to relax you can luxuriate in the spa facilities at the hotel or bask in the cosy and welcoming hotel bar. In the evening you will meet with the rest of the group for a hearty evening meal at the restaurant of the hotel to invigorate you and discuss the beautiful wonders of the day.

    Day 6: The Glacier Express to Davos

    Following breakfast and at exactly 09.52, you will board the incredible Glacier Express – the slowest express train in the world! Now, you can really fall in love with Switzerland on this slow paced train journey. The day trip takes approximately 7 hours on-board through untouched mountain landscapes, glamorous health resorts, deep gorges, delightful valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. As you watch the world go by you will enjoy a 3-course lunch served to your table. You will arrive in the quaint mountain resort of Filisur where you will take a regional train to the city of Davos, famous for its ski slopes and hosting the World Economic Forum.

    On arrival, you will check into the beautiful Hotel Grischa. When you check-in to the hotel you will get a Davos Klosters Inclusive visitor’s card that allows you to travel for free on all the cable-cars in the Davos and Klosters area.

    Dinner will be taken at the hotel.

    Bernina Express

    Day 7: Bernina Express to Italy

    After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will depart around 09:50 on the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express Line to Tirano in Italy.

    This is one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps, the red Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Bernina Passes.

    Glacier Express

    Be amazed as the train negotiates the tunnels, bridges and inclines. At the highest point you are 2,253m above sea level where you can discover the Ospizio Bernina. During the trip you enjoy the natural surroundings and the Alps at their most impressive.

    You will arrive into Tirano at 13:33 where you have some free time to explore this ancient walled town. Lunch is at leisure with plenty of eateries or ‘Trattorias’ to choose from. At 14.30, you will be taken, just this once, by coach to the luxury alpine resort of St. Moritz, where style, elegance, and class are everywhere. After some free time to browse the many high end shops, it’s time to return to your hotel in Davos

    This evening, a farewell dinner has been organised for you on top of Schatzalp, the magic mountain! You will take the funicular from Davos with your Tour Manager where a delicious Swiss cheese fondue dinner will be served to you. Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal with a panoramic view of the mountain.

    Day 8: Return to Jersey (onwards to Guernsey)

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred back to the airport by train.

    Your direct flight for Jersey departs Zurich Airport at 14.25 arriving at 15.25 with FlyBe. The connecting FlyBe flight to Guernsey departs at 17:10 arriving at 17.30.

    Terms & Conditions

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    • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £140 applies in a single room
    • A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person is due at time of booking
    • Each tour is reliant on minimum numbers of 15 people to go ahead. If tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by 14th June 2019 and your deposit will be returned
    • Full payment is due 29th June 2018. This is valid for both tours.
    • You will need a valid passport to travel
    • We strongly recommend that you have a valid insurance policy before you travel. C.I. Travel Group is working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please visit Cherry Godfrey to complete the online form or please call 01481 711666, ask for the 'Travel Insurance Department' and quote C.I. Travel Group to get your tailored quote.
    • A Bontour Tour Manager will be available throughout your holiday
    • Baggage allowance: 1 hold luggage at 20kg per person plus 1 piece of hand luggage (Max weight 10kg, and max dimensions of 50 x 35 x 20cm). PLEASE NOTE that on the tour, luggage transfers are for one piece of luggage only. Should you wish to take 1 hold luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage with you on the tour, you will have to carry one of them with you on the train journeys.
    • Please advise us of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

    Package Prices

    7 nights fully escorted tour
    DIRECT from the
    Channel Islands from
    only £1,898 per person*

    Flight from Jersey via Guernsey (no need to disembark for Jersey clients) and onto Zurich. Return flight direct from Zurich to Jersey with onward connection to Guernsey.

    *Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £140pp applies (single room).