Swiss Christmas Magic

Swiss Christmas Magic

Christmas in Switzerland

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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

 

 

 

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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

  • Porterage

  • Excursions as described, entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Departure Dates

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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Name Address Contact Details
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Chepstow Bus Station Chepstow Bus Station
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dover Docks (WHERE USED) Dover Docks (WHERE USED - Eastern Entrance)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Llantwit Depot Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station
(May be a Taxi)
Kilgetty Information Ctr Kilgetty Information Ctr (Community centre)
Bottom of James Park
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Lydney Bus Station Lydney Bus Station, Hams Road
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Monmouth - Cinderhill St Monmouth - Cinderhill Street Bus stop
NORTHBOUND TOURS ONLY (Layby by Bargain Booze)
Narberth - Town Moor Narberth Bus Stop - Town Moor Car Park
Opposite the Primary School
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Ross on Wye Bus Station Ross on Wye Bus Station
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Whitland North Road Whitland North Road Car Park

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