Relive the magical days of childhood and experience the excitement of the festive season in an Alpine Fantasyland - imagine snow capped mountain peaks set against blue skies, shimmering frozen lakes, trees sprinkled with powdered snow, and dazzling white carpeted meadows. Experience the ancient traditions and genuine hospitality of the quaint mountain villages and top off the experience with visits to Christmas Markets, the medieval towns of Vevey and Gruyeres and enjoy a thrilling panoramic train ride from Montreux, home of the famous Jazz Festival to the upmarket ski resort of Gstaad
Eurotel-Victoria Villars Hotel ****
The 4 star Hotel Eurotel Victoria is situated in a peaceful spot close to the centre of Villars. There are a selection of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance of the village. The hotel features 167 Comfortable en-suite bedrooms (All with mountain or Valley View) Hairdryer television Reception indoor swimming pool sauna sun terrace & fitness hall bar restaurant LIFT www.eurotel-victoria.ch
Following your local pick up, we depart South Wales travelling to Dover for the crossing to Calais. We continue to our overnight half board accommodation in France.
After breakfast we continue our journey to Switzerland where we’ll be greeted with a welcome drink at our hotel, the 4 star Eurotel-Victoria in the picturesque holiday resort of Villars sur Ollon in the heart of the Alps.
We visit the beautiful old Town of Vevey , one of the Pearls of the Swiss Riviera and former home to Charlie Chaplin. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama from the lakeside promenade before a visit to the charming medieval town of Gruyeres, famous for it’s castle, cheese and shops that sell upmarket locally crafted goods.
Christmas Eve - Enjoy the Christmas markets in the chic sophisticated resort of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, the fairytale landscape of beautiful chalets packed with festive gifts and treats is straight out of a Christmas card. Discover original present ideas, or just enjoy the electric atmosphere and excitement over a few glasses of piping hot gluwein or treat yourself to a box of legendary Swiss
chocolates made with honey and almond nougat. Return to the hotel bar late afternoon to enjoy cakes, mulled wine or hot chocolate with music accompaniment. In the evening we’ll celebrate like a European over a sumptuous Christmas Eve buffet with plenty of choice.
Christrmas Day - Take your time getting up today and enjoy biscuits and chocolate left in the bedroom. Then it’s time to work up an appetite, take a breath-taking ride by cable car that links the centre of the village to Roc d’Orsay some 2,000 metres high - enjoy stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera. Then it’s time for Swiss style Christmas lunch including turkey stuffed with chestnuts. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the surroundings, before rounding off the day with a four course evening meal and a celebration of music and dancing in the bar.
Boxing Day - After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll enjoy a panoramic train ride through spectacular scenery on the iconic Golden Pass Railway to the charming upmarket resort of Gstaad where we’ll spend a short stay before we return back to the hotel (by coach) and our four course evening meal.
Following breakfast, it's time to say farewell to our Swiss hosts and begin the journey back to our overnight hotel with dinner, bed & breakfast included.
After breakfast we continue the journey to Calais. Time permitting we can stop for a little tax free shopping before we board the mid-afternoon crossing and complete the journey home back to South Wales
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry/shuttle crossings
2 overnights half board accommodation (2018 Tours - Bed & Breakfast at the overnight hotels)
5 nights bed & buffet breakfast & 4 course-dinner with the choice of main course from 2nd evening (set menu on the night of arrival)
Tea and coffee served after each evening meal
Welcome drink on arrival
Cakes, hot wine or hot chocolate with music in the bar between 4pm and 6pm on Christmas Eve
Christmas buffet evening meal on Christmas Eve
Turkey lunch on the 25th Dec (Not traditional British Christmas lunch)
Biscuits and chocolates left in all bedrooms on Christmas Day
Music and dancing on Christmas Day evenin
A Musician will be playing every night at the bar
Cable Car ride on Christmas Day
Train excursion from from Montreux to Gstaad on Boxing Day
Excursions as described, entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
21st Dec 8 days £1119
Single room supplement £166
Twin/Double room with Balcony & Valley View Supplement £65.00 per person
For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 92
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|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Llantwit Depot|| Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6 |
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
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