On the northern rim of the Alps, countless unspoilt mountain peaks and hundreds of glistening glacial lakes fill the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Within this heavenly area, pretty villages can be found, some only accessible by train. This incredible holiday stays in Wengen, one of the most beautiful alpine villages, located at the foot of the magnificent Jungfrau mountain range. Included excursions will allow you to explore the region by train, cable car and paddle steamer, balanced with free days to explore at your own pace with the extensive rail and cable car network at your disposal.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Zurich. Sit back and enjoy a transfer to Wengen by coach and rail, and the Hotel Silberhorn (4T). Relax into your peaceful surroundings with a welcome drink and dinner this evening.
Day 2 Wengen
Today is for exploration at leisure. A Bernese Oberland Pass is included to transport you to many outstanding attractions including the impressive Jungfrau Region. From the centre of the village you can take the Männlichen Cable Car to marvel at the views of the Eiger and Mönch peaks or maybe visit the larger town of Grindelwald, home to many shops and restaurants as well as the starting point to explore more of the fabulous mountain range like First.
Day 3 Brienzer Rothorn
We spend today enjoying this beautiful area. The small steam locomotive takes around an hour to push our carriage uphill from Lake Brienz to the summit station on Brienzer Rothorn (2,244m above sea level), but the captivating views make it seem like just minutes, and an incredible view over more than one hundred mountain peaks awaits at the top. On arrival in Brienz, we take a paddle steamer across the stunning turquoise glacial waters before a train takes us back to Wengen for dinner at our hotel.
Day 4 Wengen
Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You may like to travel to Lucerne, using your Bernese Oberland Pass to explore this wonderful city, or explore some of the 500km of footpaths, 160km of mountain bike trails, waterfalls, alpine lakes and breathtaking panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Day 5 Interlaken - Thun - Lake Thun
After breakfast we take a train to Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen, with free time to explore at leisure. With its unique location between two lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz), Interlaken is also in the heart of the magnificent Jungfrau Region and affords views of the world-famous Alps from its main street, the Hoheweg. We cruise from Interlaken to the city of Thun. The narrow lanes of its unique Old Town are presided over by the 12th century towers of Thun Castle, now a museum of the region’s development over the last four centuries. Lake Thun is a beautiful spot, surrounded by fabulous mountain scenery dotted with ancient churches. We return to Wengen by train.
Day 6 Wengen
After four days of learning the local transport system, you have another day to explore at leisure, maybe venturing further afield with your Bernese Oberland Pass.
Day 7 Schilthorn
Today we take a train to Lauterbrunnen and a local bus to Stechelberg, the starting point of the Schilthorn Cable Car, located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. With views of numerous waterfalls, the cable car will take you to the Schilthorn, 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. Returning to the cable car, another journey takes us to Mürren. At 1,650m above sea level, it is the highest continually inhabited village settlement in the canton of Bern and unreachable by road. Take a stroll through this village to the train station to continue our journey back to Wengen by train and cable car in time for our final dinner together.
Day 8 Wengen - Zurich - London
We transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.