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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 £2,098 per person*

Flight from Jersey via Guernsey (no need to disembark for Jersey clients) and on to 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 £150pp applies (single room).

Tour Switzerland by train

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

Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th August 2021

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

This trip, along with your Bontour Tour Manager, takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Most 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.

You may also like our Switzerland Lakes & Mountains tour.

Images courtesy of Switzerland Tourism.

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Switzerland by train

From the UNESCO Bernina Express line into Italy to experiencing the world famous Glacier Express in 1st Class comfort, you will travel through valleys, alongside sparkling lakes and through the heart of towering mountains to experience the famous peaks of the Matterhorn and Jungfrau, the car-free resorts of Zermatt and Wengen and the tranquil shores of Lake Thun.

Welcome to Switzerland!

Tour Highlights

  • 1st Class travel on the Glacier Express, slowest express train in the world
  • Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe
  • The pretty car free resort of Wengen
  • Schilthorn, the James Bond Mountain and revolving restaurant Piz Gloria
  • The fast moving majesty of Trümmelbach Falls
  • Lake cruise past castles and villages on Lake Thun
  • Zermatt and the mighty Matterhorn Mountain
  • The Alpine resort of Davos, including free use of its cable cars
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express line to Tirano (Italy)
  • A visit to the exclusive resort of St Moritz
  • DIRECT flights from the Channel Islands
  • 7 nights half board accommodation at hand selected hotels
  • 2 lunches included, including on board the Glacier Express
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout
  • Train travel and luggage transfer 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 side by side. Single occupancy supplements are based on single rooms with one single bed.

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

    Flight times:

    Saturday 21st August 2021

    • JERSEY DEPARTURE (Stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 20 minutes).
      Blue Islands 09:50 – 13:55
    • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct.
      Blue Islands, Guernsey to Zurich 10:55 – 13:55

    Saturday 28th August 2021

    • Blue Islands, Zurich to Jersey 14:35 – 15:55
    • GUERNSEY ONLY.
      Blue Islands Jersey to Guernsey 17:30 – 17:50

    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 09:50 – 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 10:35 joining the rest of the group on-board for arrival into Zurich at 13:55 with Blue Islands.

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

    We will catch the train to Wengen where we will take the short walk to the cosy and welcoming 4* Hotel Sunstar, Wengen for check in.

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

    Day 2: Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe

    After a hearty buffet breakfast, we will depart the hotel with our Tour Manager and take the local train to Kleine Scheidegg at 09:24 changing here for the Jungfraujoch with an arrival time of 10:35. 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. Along with the observation deck, ice palace and a range of souvenir shops, there are several restaurants here where you can enjoy lunch (lunch is not included in the tour).

    The train to descend departs at 13:13, changing at Kleine Scheidegg with arrival into Wengen at 14:29. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the pretty car-free village of Wengen.

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

    Day 3: Trümmelbach Falls and Schilthorn

    After breakfast at the hotel we will catch the 09:33 train to Lauterbrunnen surrounded by the dramatic rocky cliffs of the valley. Here we make a quick change to the PostBus to Trümmelbachfälle. The yellow PostBus is the ideal way to reach the smaller villages that aren’t on a train line.

    Trummelbach Falls

    We will 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.

    At 11:42 we will depart by PostBus and then catch the cable car to Birg. We’ll stop on the way at the viewing platform where we’ll enjoy a great view of our destination, Schilthorn, We’ll arrive promptly at 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 delightful flower filled village of Murren before catching the train back to Wengen and your hotel for dinner.

    Day 4: Lake Thun and Interlaken

    After breakfast this morning, we will check out of the hotel leaving our luggage behind for collection, and catch the 09:33 train to Lauterbrunnen onward to Interlaken where we will stop. From the train station we’ll take the short walk to the lake where we will cruise across the deep blue waters to Spiez. On the way we 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 we will catch the train to car-free Zermatt where we’ll check-in to our new hotel, the alpine chalet style 4* Superior Hotel Sonne, Zermatt and relax over dinner at the hotel.

    Day 5: Gornergrat Railway and the mighty Matterhorn

    Today is a more relaxed day. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and is a pretty carfree city that preserves its original alpine character and charm. On arrival, our Tour Manager will distribute tickets for the Gonergrat railway, a winding cog-wheel train that ascends up to 3,883m arriving at a magnificent panorama across to the mighty Matterhorn Mountain. Trains run frequently throughout the day, and you are welcome to travel together with our Tour Manager in the morning, or at your own pace later in the day.

    In Zermatt 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 after a busy few days you are welcome put your feet up in your comfortable hotel room, or bask in the cosy and welcoming hotel bar. In the evening we will once again meet with the rest of the group for a hearty evening meal at the hotel and discuss the beautiful wonders of the day.

    Day 6: The Glacier Express to Davos

    Following breakfast we will check out of our hotel and at exactly 09.52 we will board the spacious carriages of 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 tasty 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,we will check into the beautiful 4* Hotel Sunstar, Davos. On arrival we will each be given a Davos Klosters Inclusive visitor’s card that allows us 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, we will depart by regional train across the border to Tirano in Italy, with a brief stop en route in glamourous St. Moritz. We will have free time in Tirano to enjoy a tasty Italian lunch before boarding the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express Line for our return to Davos.

    This is one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps, the iconic red Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending through Swiss meadows. 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.

    We will arrive back in Davos where we will have chance for a quick wash and brush up before our spectacular farewell dinner!

    This evening, dinner has been organised for you on top of Schatzalp, the magic mountain! We will take the short 19:30 funicular journey from Davos, and enjoy a delicious Swiss cheese fondue dinner at the top. 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 14.35 arriving at 15.55 with Blue Islands. Clients travelling on to Guernsey will be accompanied to the departures area for check in for the 17:30 inter-island departure with Blue Islands.

    Please note:

    • The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc however in Tirano they use Euros.
    • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear as the mountain summits may be cold and wet.
    • We advise you should be able to walk for up to one hour at a leisurely pace to be able to enjoy this tour to the full. There may be some steady inclines / declines.
    • Teas and coffees after each meal are not included.

    This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

    Terms & Conditions

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    • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £150 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 the tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by the 18th May 2021 and your deposit will be returned
    • Full payment is due on the 22nd May 2021
    • Once full payment has been received it is non-refundable unless the tour is unable to operate due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
    • 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 01534 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 8kg, 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 £2,098 per person*

    Flight from Jersey via Guernsey (no need to disembark for Jersey clients) and on to 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 £150pp applies (single room).