France & Switzerland: Iconic Mountains

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Start your stay in the famous resort of Chamonix, moving on to Zermatt via the picturesque Mont Blanc Express railway journey. For an extended stay, continue on to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland and explore two or three famous resorts in awe-inspiring settings linked by one of the most spectacular rail journeys across the Alps.

Tour highlights

  • Spend a week enjoying the mountain scenery in France and Switzerland
  • Experience the scenic rail journey between Chamonix and Zermatt
  • Stay in the world-renowned ski resort of Chamonix, also popular in the summer
  • Marvel at the majesty of the Matterhorn in Zermatt
  • Explore Grindelwald: the gateway to the famous Jungfrau region, boasting stunning mountain views
  • Enjoy the numerous hiking trails in all of your destinations
  • Taste the delicious French and Swiss cuisine
  • Services of an Inghams Rep 

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Day 1: UK to Chamonix

Fly/train to Geneva. Transfer to Chamonix (1 hr) by coach with an opportunity to catch your first sightings of Mont Blanc.

Day 2: Chamonix

Embark on one of the inspirational walks (unguided) among the spruce forests, stunning glaciers and rocky peaks. The area is well sign posted with diverse walking trails suitable for all families. We recommend taking the first Grand Montets cable car and walking to the Glacier Argentière to return via the Réfuge Chalet de Lognan.

Day 3: Chamonix

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the best vantage point of Mont Blanc at the Aiguille du Midi. The cable car departs from Chamonix and you can even try the 'Step into The Void', a reinforced glass box suspended 1,000 metres above the void! For those who like to stay grounded, discover one of the numerous hiking and cycling trails in the area and enjoy the local flora and fauna.

Day 4: Chamonix

Slow down the pace for the last day and take a day to discover the shops of Chamonix. Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafés or brasseries then indulge on one of the fabulous ice cream parlours or patisseries, most with delicious macaroons on offer!

Day 5: Chamonix to Zermatt

The crowning highlight of your holiday, a scenic rail journey to Zermatt via the famous Mont Blanc Express (approx. 4 hours connecting train to Martigny). Meandering through the Chamonix valley towards Chatelard and Martigny (three train changes), pass stunning scenery and encounter tunnels and high valley bridges on this red and white train.

Day 6: Zermatt

A must trip is an optional journey on the iconic Gornergrat railway for stunning views of the glaciers and the Matterhorn. Then take a wander around the picturesque village, soaking up the atmosphere.

Day 7: Zermatt

Take a ramble along the Matterhorn trail through meadows down to Staffelalp before catching the gondola down from Furi and spend the afternoon at Zermatt’s museum with details of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

Day 8: Zermatt to Grindelwald / Zermatt to UK

Guests staying 11 nights travel to Grindelwald (3 hrs with two changes), otherwise take the scenic rail transfer to the airport (3 ½ hrs to Zurich or 3 ¾ hrs to Geneva with up to two changes) for your flight home.

Day 9: Grindelwald

Not to be missed is Europe’s highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch (optional extra). Savour the views of the Eiger whilst enjoying the leisurely train journey.

Day 10: Grindelwald

Why not explore the many walking trails around this beautiful region. Take a bus to Grosse Scheidegg and meander back enjoying the magnificent views of the Bernese Oberland. Or for a more challenging walk, take the train to Kleine Scheidegg and walk the ‘Eiger trail’, which runs along the foot of the iconic Eiger North Wall.

Day 11: Grindelwald

Staying local today, explore the beautiful village or for those feeling adventurous, have a go on Grindelwald-First’s Flyer zip wire!

Day 12: Grindelwald to UK

Guests staying 11 nights transfer to the airport (3 hrs to Zurich or 3 hrs ¾ to Geneva with two changes) for your flight home.

Please note that there is no luggage transfer on the train between resorts. Your Rep will help with luggage from the hotel to the train station and vice versa.

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Your holiday includes

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK 
  • Airport transfer to Chamonix and rail transfers from Chamonix to the Swiss resorts and back to the airport
  • Scenic rail journey between Chamonix and Zermatt
  • 7 or 11 nights in 3/4* accommodation
  • Free use of local bus and train travel in Chamonix
  • Resort card for Chamonix
  • Walking opportunities in all resorts with the best mountain views

Your holiday excludes:

  • Any extras, drinks and personal expenses

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Choose from any of our hotels in Chamonix, Zermatt and Grindelwald for those extending their stay. You can change the duration's to create your perfect holiday. Give us a call to discuss your options.

Departure dates

  • Saturday departures throughout the summer

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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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