(age at the date of return)

Switzerland: GoldenPass Line including UNESCO highlights

  • Switzerland, Montreux

Combining three contrasting regions from Lake Geneva in south-western Switzerland, via the Bernese Oberland and the GoldenPass Line to Germany's Lake Constance on the north-eastern border, with opportunity to visit some popular and lesser known UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way - the Lavaux vineyards, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Jungfraujoch and monasteries of Reichenau and St. Gallen.

For more information or to book our GoldenPass Line Tour call 01483 791 111

Itinerary

Day 1 (Wednesdays or Saturdays)

 Arrive in Switzerland and take the scenic rail transfer to Montreux (approx. 1¼ hours from Geneva, 3¼ hours from Zurich). Meet your Inghams Representative.

Day 2 (Thursday or Sunday)

Montreux is well placed for exploring the Lake Geneva region. Perhaps take a morning stroll along the flower-lined promenade and stop at one of the many lakeside cafés for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the historic Château de Chillon castle.

Day 3 (Friday or Monday)

Today head into the mountains and explore the UNESCO Lavaux vineyard terraces or take an optional trip on the Chocolate Train to La Maison du Gruyère, see the production of this famous Swiss cheese before continuing to Cailler’s chocolate world (11 night tour). Alternatively, visit Charlie Chaplin’s World in Vevey dedicated to Chaplin's on-screen work (optional).

Day 4 (Saturday or Tuesday)

Guests staying 10 nights travel to Wengen via the scenic Golden Pass Line (Montreux to Interlaken, approx. 3 hours) – the crowning highlight of your holiday, 11 night guests have one extra night in Montreux.

Day 5 (Sunday or Wednesday)

Guests staying 11 nights travel to Wengen via the scenic GoldenPass Line for their 3 night stay (connecting train from Interlaken to Wengen approx. 40 minutes). There is plenty to see but a ‘must do’ trip is an optional journey to see Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO-World Heritage Site via railway from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe - Jungfrau Joch at 3,454m (11,332ft).

Day 6 (Monday or Thursday)

Wengen’s walking area is opened up by numerous mountain lifts and many easy walks start directly from the village.

Day 7 (Tuesday or Friday)

Perhaps take a full day trip to Trümmelbach Falls - Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls but watch out for the spray! Alternatively purchase a lift ticket through your Inghams Rep and hike from Grindelwald to Bussalp for spectacular views of the Jungfrau Mountain range.

Day 8 (Wednesday or Saturday)

Transfer to Lake Constance today to either the lakeside town of Constance or the quiet rural Island of Reichenau for a 3 or 4 night stay (approx. 4½ hours, change of train required). Meet your Inghams Rep.

Day 9 (Thursday or Sunday)

Lake Constance’s most famous site is Mainau Island with its impressive floral displays, take an optional boat journey and visit its Butterfly House (entrance fees apply). Otherwise, explore the UNESCO ‘Village on Stilts’ at Unteruhldingen.

Day 10 (Friday or Monday)

Enjoy a full day optional trip to Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls by boat.

Day 11 (Saturday or Tuesday)

Guests staying 10 nights depart to Zurich airport (approx. 1½ hours) for your flight home otherwise continue your holiday in Lake Constance).

Day 12 (Sunday or Wednesday)

Guests staying 11 nights transfer to Zurich airport for your flight home.

What’s included

  • Discount Travel Card - worth £100
  • Scheduled return flights from the UK to Switzerland
  • 2nd class rail transfers within Switzerland and to/from Constance (some change of trains required)
  • Seat reservation on the ‘Golden Pass’ scenic train from Montreux to Interlaken as part of your transfer to Wengen
  • Time to relax in Montreux with optional day trips
  • Hiking opportunities in Wengen
  • Unlimited use of local buses in and around Constance
  • Entrance to Château de Chillon (3 star option only)
  • Unlimited use of local buses in the Montreux region
  • Services of an Inghams Rep in each resort

*Voucher book issued locally and includes:

  • 20% discount on a guided tour of Lavaux vineyards near Montreux
  • 50% discount on a guided tour of Clock Tower in Berne
  • A free audio guide at Convent of St. Gallen near Lake Constance
  • 50% discount off the entrance of the Rhaetian & Albula Railway Museum in Bergun

Don’t miss these UNESCO highlights:

  • Reichenau island and monastery, Lake Constance
  • Historic library of St.Gallen convent near Lake Constance
  • Pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen on the shores Lake Constance
  • Aletsch Glacier and Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’ from Wengen
  • Historic city of Berne, Switzerland’s capital
  • Lavaux vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva

Departure dates & prices for 2019

June, July, August & September

Wednesday: 10 nights = 3 nights in Montreux, 4 nights in Wengen & 3 nights in Lake Constance: Prices from £1,239

Saturday: 11 nights = 4 nights in Montreux, 3 nights in Wengen & 4 nights in Lake Constance: Prices from £1,499

Your Hotels

Montreux  Hotel Masson ★★★ or Hotel Rene Capt ★★★★

Wengen  Hotel Falken ★★★ or Hotel Silberhorn ★★★★

Reichenau / Constance  Ganter Hotel Mohren ★★★+ or Steigenberger Inselhotel ★★★★★

Departure flights to Zurich from:

  • Heathrow, Luton, London City, Birmingham & Manchester
  • Or indirect flights via Amsterdam from regional airports available on request
  • Flight supplements may apply

For more information or to book our GoldenPass Line Tour call 01483 791 111
This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information
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