Glacier Express scenic 3-centre rail holiday

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Combining stays in three contrasting areas of Switzerland, this 3 centre rail holiday gives you a fantastic overview of Switzerland’s varied scenery and also includes a journey on one of the most famous train lines in the world – the dramatic ‘Glacier Express’. Passing icy glaciers, snow-dusted peaks, rushing rivers and rural hamlets, the journey from Zermatt to Davos/Klosters is an unforgettable holiday experience. You can sit back, relax and admire the spectacular scenery - The panoramic carriages ensure you do not miss thing! On board you can choose to have lunch (must be requested at time of booking) or plan your own picnic. A minibar service for drinks and snacks is also available on the train. Your Inghams Representatives are on hand in each resort to help you make the most of your stay.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to Switzerland and take the scenic rail transfer from the airport to your first resort, Interlaken or Montreux (approx. 3 hours for Interlaken, or approx. 1 hour 15 minutes to Montreux from Geneva, or 3 hours from Zurich). In Interlaken, you are in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, with the Jungfrau region and Lakes Thun and Brienz on your doorstep. Spend the day on the lake, visit the nearby Giessbach waterfalls, visit historic Thun with its impressive castle and charming shopping streets, or head into the mountains of the Jungfrau massif. You are also spoilt for choice in Montreux with the chance to enjoy boat rides on Lake Geneva, to Lausanne or across to Evian, visit the alpine garden at Rochers de Naye for splendid views, or stroll along the colourful lakeside promenade, known as the ‘Swiss Riviera’.

DAY 4 OR 5
Travel by train to the world-famous resort of Zermatt (approx. 3 hours) for a 3 or 4 night stay. There is plenty to see and do in this charming traffic-free village. A must is a trip on the Gornergrat railway – you will be amazed by the stunning views of the glaciers and the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn Glacier paradise, Sunnegga funicular and Rothorn gondola provide further opportunities to access the extensive walking area, or just to admire the scenery. Back in the village, treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate or cream cake in one of the many charming cafés along the main street, or visit the Matterhorn museum for an insight into the resort’s history.

DAY 8
The highlight of your holiday, today you will board the famous ‘Glacier Express’ train for your transfer to either the town of Davos, or the quiet mountain village of Klosters for a 3 or 4 night stay (approx. 8 hours, change of train sometimes required). This journey on the ‘slowest express train in the world’ takes you past glaciers, over bridges and viaducts, and through unspoilt mountain forests to the pure mountain air of Davos or Klosters. Once in resort, you can take advantage of the FREE use of mountain transport during your stay to discover the areas six mountains and excellent walking terrain. Madrisa and Parsenn are particular favourites, whilst Schatzalp has it’s own alpine garden with beautiful alpine flowers such as enzian and gentians on show. Entrance to the garden is also FREE with your guest card.

DAY 11 OR 12
Travel by train from Davos or Klosters to the airport for you flight home (approx. 3 hours).

 

Inghams Plus

FREE Glacier Express souvenir picture book! N.B. One book per booking provided upon arrival in Zermatt
EARLY BOOKING OFFER SAVE up to £170 per couple  whilst stocks last!* This discount has automatically been included in the price shown.
* Based on 4 star holiday.

 

What’s included

• Half-price travel card
• Scheduled return flights from the UK to Switzerland
• 2nd class rail transfers within Switzerland (some change of trains required)
• Services of Inghams Representatives in each resort
• Reserved seats on the famous Glacier Express train
• Accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily. All rooms with private facilities
• FREE use of local cable-cars, mountain trains, buses etc when staying in Davos or Klosters
• FREE use of local buses when staying in Interlaken or Montreux
• FREE Glacier Express souvenir picture book

All optional excursions in each of your resorts are bookable locally via your Representatives.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Upgrade to 1st class on all four of your scenic rail transfers within Switzerland for just £63 (pre-bookable)
Enjoy lunch on the Glacier Express with a simple 3 course set menu (approx. Sfr43, payable locally, please request at time of booking)
NB. Places are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Special diets, including vegetarian, cannot be catered for.
 

Accommodation

Interlaken Oberland ***
Zermatt Perren ***+
Klosters Sport *** or
Montreux Eurotel Montreux ****
Zermatt Mirabeau ****+
Davos Seehof ****+

10 night holiday
3 nights in Interlaken or Montreux
4 nights in Zermatt
3 nights in Klosters or Davos
11 night holiday
4 nights in Interlaken or Montreux
3 nights in Zermatt
4 nights in Klosters or Davos

The Hotel Sport in Klosters is a comfortable hotel with a variety of leisure facilities including indoor pool, located approx. 5 minutes by bus from the village centre.

 
Prices per person (£)GLACIER EXPRESS
  Interlaken/Zermatt/Klosters Montreux/Zermatt/Davos
  3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels
Holiday Code CHXX3010 CHXX3011 CHXX3012 CHXX3013
Depart Half Board Half Board
No. of nights 10 11 10 11
Departures on or between Wednesday Saturday Wednesday Saturday

May 30 - Jun 13

Jun 17 - Jul 4

Jul 8  - Aug 15

Aug 19 - Sep 9

£1,099

£1,159

£1,199

£1,139

£1,199

£1,229

£1,269

£1,169

£1,299

£1,329

£1,369

£1,329

£1,399

£1,429

£1,449

£1,399

Supplements per person per holiday

PB or PS WC incl.

PB (Interlaken); Balc SF (Zermatt) 10nts £40 11nts £44

Sgl PB or PS WC 10nts £100 11nts £110

 

PB or PS WC incl.

Balc Matterhorn View (Zermatt); Executive Room (Davos) 10nts £60 11nts £66

Sgl PB or PS WC 10nts £120 11nt £132

Sgl=Single, PB=Bath, PS=Shower, Balc=Balcony, incl=included

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.

 
Cash-back offer
Take £50 per couple off highlighted prices
Transfers
To INTERLAKEN
from ZURICH: 2½ hrs by rail
from GENEVA: 3 hrs by rail
To MONTREUX
from GENEVA: 1 1 4⁄ hrs by rail
from ZURICH: 3 1 4⁄ hrs by rail
Flights

Gatwick
Heathrow
London City

Luton
Birmingham
Manchester

Edinburgh

Rail from the UK
Travel from St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet
 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 to book this holiday

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.

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