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Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland

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  • Seven nights four-star accommodation in Interlaken in an excellent hotel displaying the true tradition of Swiss hospitality, with dinner
  • Four days of planned touring
  • Two days free with your own personal itinerary and included Swiss Regional Pass
  • Breathtakingly beautiful scenery - mountains, lakes and valleys
  • Travel by a combination of rail, post bus and lake steamer
  • A dramatic mountain railway ride past the majestic Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger then Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald, some of the world’s finest alpine scenery
  • A visit to Brienz and another breathtaking ride on the Brienz Rothorn cog railway
  • A spectacular cable car ride to beautiful Lake Oeschinen
  • A visit to Lucerne and its picturesque waterfront
  • Return flights
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At a Glance
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7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Travel by rail, post bus & lake steamer
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Victorian tourism began in Interlaken below the snowy Jungfrau and pearl of the Swiss Oberland. Travel by steamer, cable car and mountain railway experiencing Switzerland’s finest sights. Spectacular scenery, picture postcard villages, the gentle tinkling of cowbells drifting across lush green pastures, elegant hotels, spotless streets, superb service and a tradition of splendid hospitality… all these delights are yours to enjoy on a journey to the heart of the stunning Swiss Alps.

Staying in Interlaken, the pearl of the quintessential Bernese Oberland, world tourism was literally born here and has been at the heart of the welcoming town of Interlaken since Victorian times. You’ll explore the delights of Interlaken itself, ride to the legendary mountain resort of Grindelwald and to Meiringen where Sherlock Holmes met his fate. You’ll take in the stunning mountain views from Kleine Scheidegg, including the infamous Eiger North Wall. You’ll visit beautiful Lake Oeschinen and the world famous city of Lucerne. You’ll ride to the top of the Rothorn by steam train and cruise the placid Swiss lakes by steamer, with ever-present soaring peaks reflected in the shimmering water.

Switzerland is not just about lakes and mountains, stunning though they are. On one of the free days, you could visit Bern, the country’s picturesque capital. With its cobbled streets, picturesque arcades and painted fountains, its charming medieval historic centre surrounding its gothic cathedral has remained largely untouched since the 15th century. Included is a trip to beautiful Lucerne which has always attracted visitors, including our own Queen Victoria. Drawn by its beautiful lakeside location and distinguished by its 14th century Chapel Bridge, a wooden walkway originally built as a defensive work, now the unique symbol of this most regal of cities.

The legendary Swiss rail network is rightly regarded as the world’s finest, famously operating like clockwork. Your holiday includes a Bernese Oberland Regional Pass which gives unlimited access to a huge variety of railways and post bus routes throughout the region.

All this makes Interlaken the perfect base for a holiday exploring some of the world’s finest scenery, picture perfect towns, villages and unique vibrant cities. This superb and varied tour includes two free days for you to choose your own preferred itinerary, plus five days of planned touring exploring the very best the region offers. This fabulous holiday is the perfect way to experience the jewel at the heart of Europe that is Switzerland’s iconic Bernese Oberland.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Seven nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • All transfers
  • Transport using a 2nd class 6-day Bernese Oberland Pass
  • All touring as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Things to Note

  • The opening and closing dates of some mountain railways may be subject to weather conditions.
  • Some places or routes suggested for your ‘free’ days may be subject to entrance fees or a supplement. 
  • In Switzerland, beds are often one bed base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

007 viewpoint
 

Try the James Bond experience - from £31 per person

Head to the summit of the Schilthorn for stunning views of the Swiss skyline and relive James Bond’s adventures from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service at the interactive Bond World 007 exhibition. Perhaps enjoy lunch at the revolving restaurant with superb views of the alpine peaks.

Please contact us to pre-book this experience.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Swiss Franc
  • Deposit: £150 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 1 hrs 50 mins
  • Languages: German, French, Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Switzerland

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Switzerland however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ switzerland /entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Things to Note

  • The opening and closing dates of some mountain railways may be subject to weather conditions.
  • Some places or routes suggested for your ‘free’ days may be subject to entrance fees or a supplement. 
  • In Switzerland beds are often one bed base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport Hotel location Transfer time
Geneva Airport Interlaken 2 hrs 30 mins
Zurich Airport 2 hrs 15 mins

Small Groups Information

Enjoy more space, time and flexibility with less than 25 people in your group.

All of UK & European tours currently on sale will be small group experiences with no more than 25 guests and social distancing in place.

  • Our full size coaches will never be more than half-full with plenty of space to spread out.

  • Enjoy your meals at hotels with social distancing in place, often with table service as standard.

Applies to new bookings only, made after 20 December 2020.

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