Experience the true beauty of the mountains on this 14 night holiday to France and Switzerland, taking in two famous resorts in awe inspiring settings, and including a spectacular train journey across the Alps on the ‘Mont Blanc Express’ route. A great value way to discover the best of the Alps, you will stay in two of our comfortable and welcoming partner hotels, with Inghams reps on hand to ensure you have a memorable experience and to recommend the best walks and excursions.
From 5th September to 30th November 2017, the Mont Blanc Express railway service from Argentiere to Montroc is closed to allow for rail improvements, this section of the route has a short distance usually lasting for 8 minutes on the train. All Mont Blanc Express trains will be replaced by shuttle service. From Montroc the usual train schedule will operate as usual.
Start your holiday in the iconic village of Chamonix. This lively resort is set right at the foot of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and has endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Stay in the Hotel Pointe Isabelle, superbly located in the centre of Chamonix with wonderful views of Mont Blanc. The hotel is newly renovated in a comtemporary style with lots of references to the great Victorian British explorer Isabella Straton, after whom the hotel is named.
DAY 8 MONT BLANC EXPRESS
Transfer from Chamonix to Saas Fee, total journey time 3½ hours (unescorted). Start your journey on the ‘Mont Blanc Express’ train from Chamonix to Martigny, before joining the Swiss Rail network to Visp, and finally a scenic bus ride up to traffic free Saas Fee. The journey has magnificent views throughout and will take you right through the heart of the mountains. Trains are comfortable and you can enjoy the views and relax on board. Upgrade to 1st Class on the Martigny-Visp train for £33, (no 1st class seats on Mont Blanc Express).
Arrive in Saas Fee, your Hotel is a short stroll from the bus terminal. Saas Fee is known as Switzerland’s ‘Pearl of the Alps’. Full of traditional charm, this traffic-free village is set high in the Valais region with fantastic walking opportunities and spectacular views all round. The Hotel Europa has good facilities, with a spa and excellent views of the mountains.
Please refer to relevant resort pages for descriptions of all hotels and resorts. All optional excursions in Chamonix and Saas Fee are bookable locally via your Representatives.
|Prices per person (£)||Mont Blanc Express |
2 Centre Holiday
|No. of nights||14|
|Supplements and reductions per person per night|
Chamonix PBWC; Saas Fee PBWC Tce incl. Additional Options Saas Fee: Balc £2 Sole Occ £12 Chamonix Balc £3 Sole Occ £15 Balc Mt Blanc View £5 Suite PBWC Balc 3 Occ incl. 2 Occ £8 4 Occ Deduct £7
PB=Bath, Balc=Balcony, Tce=Terrace, incl=included, Occ=Occupancy, *Enhanced Chalet Hotel board
Prices include flights, resort transfers, accommodation and services of Inghams Rep. Prices and supplements are correct at time of going to print but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
|Geneva to Chamonix: 1¼ hrs by coach|
Chamonix to Saas Fee: 3½ hrs by rail/postbus
(includes 'Mont Blanc Express' train)
Saas Fee to Geneva: 3½ hrs by postbus/train
|Flights (Depart Wednesday)|
General Terms and Conditions: All prices, offers and availability are correct at time of publishing, are subject to change & availability and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are for 7 nights unless otherwise stated. All prices are per person based on maximum occupancy of a room or apartment and on the lowest priced departure point, supplements for other flights/airports may apply. The late booking fee of £30 per person applies to late bookings made within 14 days of departure.