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ABTA No. v0300
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Adults (12+)
Children (2-11)
Infants (under 2)

Switzerland Lakes & Mountains
Lake Lucerne, Lake Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne, Glacier Express

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour:
from Jersey & Guernsey from only £1,948 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 is £550 in a sole occupancy room.

Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th September 2020

Direct flights from the Channel Islands

8 day, 7 night fully escorted tour

Switzerland; the country’s astonishing mountain scapes, serene lakes and chocolate-box towns will leave you breathless, and their world-renowned cheese and chocolate will leave you wanting more.

Your trip will be fully escorted by one of our Bontour Tour Managers and invites you to explore Switzerland’s greatest landscapes and the tricks of their famous chocolate and cheese trades. You will get the opportunity to take a relaxing cruise, experience cable-cars and journey on spectacular railways through the peaceful and picturesque scenery.

You may also like our Switzerland and the Glacier Express tour.

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01534 496 687
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Highlights of Lake Geneva Region

Tour Highlights

  • A relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • The Vitznau-Rigi cogwheel railway, the oldest mountain railway in Europe
  • Travel on the incredible Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • The traditional resort town of Montreux and glitzy resort of Gstaad
  • Guided tour of the Chillon Castle and a tasting of ‘Clos de Chillon’ wine
  • Maison du Gruyeres, home of the cheese with which it shares its name
  • Learn about the art of chocolate production at Maison Cailler, the oldest chocolate producer in Switzerland
  • The Golden Pass Panoramic Train
  • Travel by cable car to soak up the views from the summit of Glacier 3000
  • DIRECT flights from the Channel Islands
  • Breakfast included at both of the hand selected hotels
  • 5 dinners included, including a welcome and farewell dinner
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout
  • Private coach travel and luggage transfer throughout

What's included in the tour

  • 2 nights at the 4* Wellness Hotel Rossli
  • 5 nights at the 4* Hotel Eden Palace
  • Private coach travel throughout
  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne, Vitznau-Rigi Cog Railway and the village of Einsiedlen and its cheese factory
  • The Alpine city of Chur and the Glacier Express
  • Chillion Castle and wine tasting
  • Maison du Gruyeres for cheese tasting and Broc, home of Maison Cailler chocolate
  • Golden Pass Panoramic Train and Col du Pillon
  • The ‘Olympic Capital’ of Lausanne (at your leisure)
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout

Flight times

All times are local

Saturday 5th September 2020

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

  • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct
    Blue Islands, Guernsey to Zurich 10:55 – 13:55

Saturday 12th September 2020

  • Blue Islands, Zurich to Jersey 14:35 – 15:55
  • GUERNSEY ONLY (Disembark for onward connection)
    Blue Islands, Jersey to Guernsey 16:15 – 16:40

Full Itinerary

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

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 be collected by coach to begin our journey through some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery. A comfortable drive of around 90 minutes will see us arrive in the picturesque and tranquil holiday resort of Weggis on the banks of Lake Lucerne in time to check into the 4* Wellness Hotel Rossli and unpack before enjoying a welcome dinner together.


Day 2: Mount Rigi, Queen of the Mountains

After a hearty buffet breakfast, we will depart the hotel with our Tour Manager and take a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne to nearby Vitznau. From here we will board the historic Vitznau-Rigi cogwheel railway, which having opened in 1871 is the oldest in Europe.

With cameras at the ready we’ll enjoy a slow and scenic ascent to the peak of Mount Rigi, 1798m above sea level and offering breath-taking 360-degree views across the surrounding lakes of Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz, and the beautiful Swiss countryside beyond. We will enjoy some time to soak in the scenery and perhaps enjoy a hot drink or bite to eat in the mountain top restaurant before we return to the railway and begin our descent towards Arth-Goldau.

Day 2

Collected by private coach from the mountain railway station, we will make the short journey to the village of Einsiedeln and its cheese factory. Here we will be treated to a private guided tour, which of course includes a tasting!

Returning to Weggis by coach at the end of an exciting first day, we will once again take dinner together as a group in the hotel; a chance to get to know each other better and compare notes on a wonderful first day in Switzerland.


Day 3: Glacier Express

This morning we can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and perhaps a stroll around delightful Weggis, before checking out of our hotel at 10:30 and departing by coach for our next adventure.

Arriving in the Alpine city of Chur at around 12:15, we will have ample time to have lunch at our leisure in this pretty car-free municipality before joining back together as a group, and along with our Tour Manager boarding the incredible Glacier Express – the slowest express train in the world!

Day 3

Departing Chur at precisely 14:16 we will fall even deeper in love with Switzerland during this slow paced panoramic train ride. The journey to Brig takes a little over 4 hours, during which time we will pass by untouched mountain peaks, delightful valleys, through green meadows dotted with wild flowers, under tunnels and over bridges.

On arrival in Brig around 18:40 our private coach will be waiting to whisk us to the 4* Hotel Eden Palace in Montreux, where a late dinner will await us.


Day 4: Chillon Castle and Lake Geneva

After a long day yesterday, today we start off slowly. Breakfast in the hotel is at your leisure and the morning will be spent discovering the traditional resort town of Montreux. Nestled on the banks of Lake Geneva, Montreux is home to the world famous jazz festival each July and has been a magnet for the rich and famous since the 19th century.

Day 4

This afternoon we will take the short train journey together to Chillon Castle, which like a scene from a fairy-tale juts out into the lake on its own small island. The most visited monument in Switzerland will today boast us as its latest guests, as we take a guided tour of the castle followed by a tasting of the exclusive ‘Clos de Chillon’ wine.

Taking the train together back to Montreux, this evening is at leisure to enjoy your choice of Montreux’s many excellent restaurants.


Day 5: Cheese and Chocolate!

No visit to Switzerland would be complete without trying some of the country’s most famous exports.

A light breakfast is suggested today, as this morning we depart the hotel by coach for a drive of around an hour to the medieval town of Gruyères. On arrival we will head directly for Maison du Gruyères, home of the cheese with which it shares a name. Here we will be able to visit the dairy and learn about how the cheese is produced, before we discover the different flavours produced during a guided tasting.

Day 5

With tummies full of cheese we will have some free time in Gruyères itself, where the charming cobblestone streets are lined with traditional Swiss chalets, watched over by the impressive and imposing 13th century castle.

In the afternoon we continue by coach to Broc, home of famous chocolate factory Maison Cailler. During our visit we will learn about the art of chocolate production and the history of the oldest chocolate producer in Switzerland. It almost goes without saying that there will be ample opportunity for sampling, and the chance to pick up some gifts for family and friends (or yourself!)

On our return to Montreux we will once again enjoy dinner as a group in the hotel.


Day 6: The Golden Pass Line and Glacier 3000

After a hearty breakfast at our hotel we will make our way to Montreux train station in ample time to board the morning Golden Pass Panoramic Train, which will immerse us in spectacular countryside on route to Gstaad, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours.

At the end of our comfortable journey we will have time to wander in the glitzy resort of Gstaad, a long-time favourite haunt of Hollywood stars and traditionally home of some of the most decadent Christmas celebrations on earth at the famous Palace Hotel.

After soaking up our fill of glamour in the heart of the village, we will be transferred by coach the short journey to Col du Pillon, where we will embark on a cable-car journey to the summit of Glacier 3000.

Day 6

Straddling the pass road between Gstaad and Les Diablerets, the lofty summit station offers out of this world views of no fewer than 24 snow-capped mountain peaks, including the Eiger, Jungfrau, the Matterhorn and even Mont Blanc.

We will have ample time to absorb this spectacular feast for the eyes, and those with a head for heights may consider a stroll across the 107 metre long Peak Walk; the world’s only suspension bridge which connects two mountain peaks.

After our visit to what feels like the top of the world, we descend back to Col du Pillon by cable car and transfer by coach back to Montreux.

Dinner this evening is again at leisure to enjoy the delights of the resort.


Day 7: Lausanne

On last full day in Switzerland is certainly not the least. After breakfast we will depart our hotel by coach on a short journey around the lake to the ‘Olympic Capital’ of Lausanne.

Caught between Lake Geneva and the rolling vineyard studded hills around it, Lausanne is the 4th largest city in Switzerland and gives Geneva a run for its money when it comes to eclectic vibrancy and sophistication, where original Gothic architecture sits shoulder to shoulder with both chichi designer boutiques and gritty warehouse nightclubs.

Day 7

We will have time to discover the chocolate-box medieval old town or elegant lakeside promenades of Lausanne at our own pace before paying a visit to the famous and fascinating Olympic Museum where a host of interactive displays tell the story of the Olympics from inception to today, alongside a tiered sculpture garden and top floor café with inspiring lake views.

On our return to Montreux we will indulge in a farewell dinner together at our hotel.


Day 8: Return to Jersey (onwards to Guernsey)

This morning we wave a fond farewell to Montreux and Switzerland, along with our travel companions, by now surely new friends.

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

Your direct flight for Jersey departs Zurich Airport at 14:35 arriving at 15:55 with Blue Islands. The connecting Blue Islands flight to Guernsey will be confirmed closer to the time.


Please note:

  • The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc however many places accept 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 £550 applies in a sole occupancy 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 28th June 2020 and your deposit will be returned
  • Full payment is due on the 5th July 2020
  • Once full payment has been received it is non-refundable
  • 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 advise us of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The itinerary and timings are subject to change at any time without prior notice
  • Flight times

    All times are local

    Saturday 5th September 2020

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

    • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct
      Blue Islands, Guernsey to Zurich 10:55 – 13:55

    Saturday 12th September 2020

    • Blue Islands, Zurich to Jersey 14:35 – 15:55
    • GUERNSEY ONLY (Disembark for onward connection)
      Blue Islands, Jersey to Guernsey 16:15 – 16:40

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour:
from Jersey & Guernsey from only £1,948 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.