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Switzerland Tour
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, valid for both dates. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £120 pp applies (single room).

Choose your departure date!

7 night fully escorted tour DIRECT from the Channel Islands

25th August-1st September 2018

1st September-8th September 2018

Tour Switzerland by train

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.

Due to popular demand in 2016 and 2017 we are pleased to offer 2 dates for this Tour in 2018.

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

  • Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe
  • The car free resort of Wengen
  • Schilthorn, the James Bond Mountain and the impressive Trümmelbach Falls
  • Lake cruise past castles and villages on Lake Thun
  • Zermatt and the mighty Matterhorn Mountain
  • The Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • The Alpine resort of Davos, including the free use of its cable cars
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express Line to Tirano (Italy)
  • DIRECT flight from the Channel Islands
  • 7 nights half board accommodation at hand selected 4* hotels
  • 3 lunches at key points of the trip
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout
  • Train travel and luggage transfers.

What's included in the tour


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.

  • 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 including lunch
  • Tour Manager
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout.
  • Flight times:

    Saturday 25th August & Saturday 1st September

  • JERSEY DEPARTURE. (Stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 25 minutes). Blue Islands, 10:20 – 13:55.
  • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct. Blue Islands, Guernsey to Zurich 10:55 – 13:55.
  • Saturday 1st September & Saturday 8th September

  • Blue Islands, Zurich to Jersey 14:25 – 15:25
  • GUERNSEY ONLY. Blue Islands, 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 Blue Islands.

    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.

    This evening you can experience a true Swiss buffet including Rosti, sausages and Raclette!

    Day 2: Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe

    After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart the hotel take the train to Kleine Scheidegg at 10:24 changing here for the Jungfraujoch with an arrival time of 11:50. This is the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454m; a high-alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock.


    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 10:03 train to Lauterbrunnen surrounded by the dramatic rocky cliffs of the valley. Here you change for the PostBus to Trümmelbachfälle with a 10:42 arrival. The yellow PostBus is the ideal way to reach the smaller villages that aren’t on a trainline.

    Trummelbach Falls

    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.

    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

    It’s a leisurely start this morning after breakfast as you take the 11.10 train to changing to Spiez arriving at 12.32. 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 the train station you will walk to the lake where you will cruise across the deep blue waters to Interlaken West. 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

    From here you catch the train to car-free Zermatt where you will check-in to your new hotel, the alpine style Hotel Mirabeau 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.


    If you simply want to relax you can luxuriate in the spa facilities at the hotel or bask on the sun terrace. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner of Swiss cuisine and overnight in the hotel.

    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 13:32 where you have time to explore this ancient walled town and you will experience a typical regional Valtellina Lunch in a local restaurant. The Bernina Express returns to Davos at 15:12 with a leisurely 3.5 hour journey back through this unforgettable landscape. Return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

    Day 8: Return to Jersey (onwards to Guernsey)

    You will have time at leisure this morning before your transfer back to the airport by train.

    Your direct flight for Jersey departs Zurich Airport at 14.25 arriving at 15.25 with Blue Islands. The connecting Blue Islands 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 £120 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 15th June 2018 and your deposit will be returned
    • Full payment is due 25th 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 on the tour, luggage transfers are for one piece of luggage only.
    • 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, valid for both dates. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £120 pp applies (single room).