Switzerland: GoldenPass Line including UNESCO highlights

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Switzerland

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.

Tour highlights

  • Scenic train transfers including 'GoldenPass' train from Montreux to Interlaken as part of your transfer to Wengen
  • Opportunity to visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the stunning Lake Geneva region
  • Taste the delicious Swiss cuisine like chocolate and cheese
  • Enjoy hiking on the mountain trails in Wengen
  • Discover the beautiful scenery of Lake Constance
  • Services of an Inghams Rep in each resort

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Day 1: UK to Montreux

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

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Montreux

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Montreux

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).

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Montreux / GoldenPass Line to Wengen

Guests staying 10 nights travel toWengenvia the scenic GoldenPass Line (Montreux toInterlaken, approx. 3 hours) – the crowning highlight of your holiday, 11 night guests have one extra night in Montreux.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: GoldenPass Line to Wengen / Wengen

Guests staying 11 nights travel to Wengen via the scenic GoldenPass Line for their 3 night stay (connecting train fromInterlakento 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).

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Wengen

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Wengen

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 fromGrindelwaldto Bussalp for spectacular views of the Jungfrau Mountain range.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Wengen to Constance

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Lake Constance

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Lake Constance

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Lake Constance / Constance to UK

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Constance to UK

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

Meals included: Breakfast

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

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Half-board accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Discount Travel Card - worth £100
  • 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

Your holiday excludes:

  • All optional excursions
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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Choice of Standard or Superior hotel options

★★★ Hotel Masson, Montreux OR ★★★★Hotel Rene Capt, Montreux

★★★ Hotel Falken, Wengen OR ★★★★ Hotel Silberhorn, Wengen

★★★ Hotel BarbarossaConstance OR ★★★★★Steigenberger Inselhotel, Constance

Departure dates

  • Any Wednesday or Saturday throughout the summer from approx 22 May

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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

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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