Celebrate Christmas in a string of popup-book-perfect towns as you soak up the best of this pretty alpine region. With the bustling hub of Interlaken as our base, you can explore medieval Thun and the heady heights of Jungfraujoch - Europe’s highest point and an unforgettable Christmas Day experience. Glide along the peaceful and picturesque River Aare, dine in a revolving restaurant and even enjoy a Christmas Eve tipple with the locals.
5 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Zurich. We transfer to the magical village of Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and our hotel, the Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage (5T). Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and dinner is included at our hotel this evening.
Considered to be one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland, Interlaken is the ideal base from which to explore the region, with over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, paddle steamers and miles of pistes in winter. Relax and unwind this morning and in the afternoon we take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the town and its surroundings. This evening dinner is served at our hotel.
Christmas Eve - Thun
This morning a short train journey takes us to the medieval Old Town of Thun, located at the lower end of the lake. Wander around the historic streets and discover its unique charm. Visit the mighty castle and the restored Knights Hall, dating back to the 12th century or sit and watch the world go by at one of the many cafés along the Aare River. We enjoy fabulous views of the impressive mountain scenery and picturesque waterside locations on a cruise back to Interlaken. You may wish to visit the hotel’s wellness centre, which boasts an indoor swimming pool, or visit one of the many restaurants or bars for a Christmas Eve tipple before dinner at the hotel this evening.
Christmas Day - Interlaken
Today is free for you to choose your own activities. Maybe make your way to the incredible Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. For more than 100 years, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station. As you step out onto the snow, the view of the 4,000-metre peaks will take your breath away. This evening we will be served a special gala dinner at our hotel.
Boxing Day - Schilthorn
Today we take a coach to Stechelberg, the starting point of the Schilthorn cable car in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. In 32 minutes, we rise up 2,970 metres to reach the summit and the location of the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, named for the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ which was partly filmed here. There is an exhibition dedicated to the film and the restaurant offers stunning and exhilarating panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau during our included lunch. We travel back by cable car and coach to the hotel and prepare for another special Gala dinner.
Day 6 Interlaken - Zurich - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.