Swiss Mountain Escape
In the stunning Bernese Oberland8 days from £1,849 per person
The freedom to explore the vast, unspoilt Bernese Oberland region for yourself. The thrill of looking out at more than 600 peaks following a jaw-dropping steam train ride up Brienzer Rothorn. The chance to make like 007 and enjoy exhilarating views from Piz Gloria restaurant, where ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ was partly filmed. A paddle steamer cruise on Lake Brienz. The mountains are the very essence of Switzerland - and this tour immerses you in them completely.
Your holiday includes:
4 excursions and visits
- Steam train journey to Brienzer Rothorn summit & paddle steamer on Lake Brienz
- Excursions to Interlaken & Thun
- Visit to Schilthorn (including cable car) & Piz Gloria
- 7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 11 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 4 dinners (days 1, 3, 5 and 7)
- Portable audio headset system on excursions
- Free travel within the Bernese Oberland region at your own pace, with the regional pass
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Zurich - Wengen
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Zurich. Sit back and enjoy a transfer to Wengen by coach and rail, and the Hotel Silberhorn (4-star). Relax into your peaceful surroundings with a welcome drink and dinner this evening.
Hotel Silberhorn, Wengen (4-star)
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.
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. Returning to Brienz, we take a paddle steamer across the stunning turquoise glacial waters to Interlaken, where we board a train back to Wengen for dinner at our hotel.
Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You may like to travel to the wonderful city of Lucerne, using your Bernese Oberland Pass, or explore some of the many footpaths, trails, waterfalls, alpine lakes and breathtaking panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
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.
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.
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 - UK
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.