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Swiss Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & Chamonix!

20 September - 27 September 2019 / 8 Days from £749.00

A superb and varied holiday for you to indulge in the most authentic Swiss cheese, wine and chocolate making experiences, including a trip on the fantastic Chocolate Train!

Price includes:

  • Luxury coach travel
  • Return Dover to Calais ferry crossing
  • 1 night bed & buffet breakfast at the 4**** Hotel Novotel Metz Hauconcourt on both the outward and return journeys
  • 5 nights dinner, bed & buffet breakfast at the 3*** Superior Hotel Central-Residence in Leysin
  • Swiss tourist tax
  • Porterage on arrival and departure
  • Welcome aperitif drink on arrival
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyards
  • First class (top floor) Paddle Steamer cruise
  • Swiss Chocolate Train journey with coffee and croissants on-board
  • Entry to the Gruyère dairy
  • Entry to the Nestle factory
  • Excursions as listed

A superb and varied holiday for you to indulge in the most authentic Swiss cheese, wine and chocolate making experiences, including a trip on the fantastic Chocolate Train!

Day 1

Depart South Wales and travel to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais, before continuing onto our overnight hotel in France.

Day 2

Depart hotel and travel to Switzerland for our 5 nights stay at the Hotel Central-Residence in Leysin.

Day 3 – Chamonix

Today we head across the border to Chamonix via the beautiful mountain road providing outstanding views as we cross the mountains.  The chic mountain resort of Chamonix offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing including a cable car up the Aiguille du Midi for amazing views of Mont Blanc.  For a more leisurely journey the famous rack and pinion railway transports passengers to the Montenvers site, nearly 2,000 metres above sea level, where an imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier provides the most beautiful photo opportunity.

Day 4 – Lavaux Vineyards, Vevey & Montreux

This morning we head to the Lavaux Vineyards, where we will enjoy wine tasting at the outstanding Lauvaux Vinorama.  Next we travel to Vevey, one of the “Pearls of the Swiss Riviera”.  Its lakeside location with breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama, its extraordinarily mild climate, the vineyards and proud paddlewheel steamers on the lake, characterise this town by Lake Geneva.  After some free time we embark on a scenic paddle steam cruise on-board the Belle Epoque from Vevey to the elegant town of Montreux before returning to the hotel by coach.

Day 5 – Swiss Chocolate Train

Today we enjoy an epic cheese and chocolate journey!  Our full day excursion on the magnificent Chocolate Train starts from Montreux where we embark on a first-class journey through the scenic countryside to the village of Gruyères.  Here we discover how cheese is made at the La Maison du Gruyère cheese dairy, after which we will have time to spend in the village before we travel by bus to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestlè chocolate factory.  We will find out all about the chocolates made here, with tastings of course!  After enjoying the chocolates, we board our train for the return journey to Montreux.

Day 6 – Leysin

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort of Leysin.

Day 7

Depart Switzerland for the return journey to our overnight hotel in France.

Day 8

Travel to Calais for the ferry crossing to Dover and the journey home.

Hotel Central-Residence                            

Located in the sunny, alpine resort of Leysin, the modern exterior of Hotel Central-Residence belies a traditional Swiss interior of wooden features and fittings with unparalleled views over the Swiss mountains.

Features include:

  • 108 en-suite bedrooms decorated in a traditional wooden style with flat-screen TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.
  • Bar.
  • Restaurant.
  • Leisure facilities including indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, Turkish bath and tropical shower.
  • Lift.

Coach can drop at hotel entrance
No steps to entrance or reception
Lift access to all floors – can fit a standard wheelchair
There are a number of ground floor rooms subject to availability
There 2 wheelchair accessible bedrooms but these are not fully
adapted and do have a bath not a walk in shower.
There are no fully adapted disabled bedrooms

All prices are per person for the duration of the holiday or short break.

A valid passport is required for this holiday.

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Places Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Fri 20 Sep, 2019 SWISHOT8 1 8 £749.00 10 + Book Now