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Switzerland, the Matterhorn & the Glacier Express

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Experience more with so much included

  • Change your booking free up to 45 days before travel 
  • Covid Cancellation protection included as standard 
  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Visit Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn, probably the world’s most instantly recognisable peak
  • Travel on the Glacier Express, twisting its way through breathtaking alpine scenery and one of the world’s greatest rail experiences with train ticket included
  • Enjoy an included trip on the Bernina Express, another world-class railway journey
  • Visit Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, known as the ‘Swiss Riviera’
  • Travel on the charming Centovalli railway, across a ‘hundred scenic valleys’ to Locarno - train ticket included
  • Visit Italy's fabulous Lake Maggiore and the delightful town of Stresa plus take an included lake cruise around the beautiful Borromean islands
  • Seven nights in three and four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner
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At a Glance
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7 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Travel on three iconic train lines
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Spectacular mountain scenery … the iconic and unmistakable Matterhorn … dramatic rides on railways, chair lifts and cable cars … awe-inspiring views of glaciers and summits … gentle valley slopes and lush meadows disturbed only by cowbells and chalets … This is Switzerland at its most wonderful and you’ll enjoy the very best that this unique country has to offer during eight remarkable days that will stay with you forever.

Switzerland is world famous for its cleanliness, its clockwork efficiency and its welcoming, friendly people – as well of course as for its astonishingly beautiful Alpine landscapes. But this tour also takes us into the seductive arms of Italy - to Lake Maggiore and the charming lakeside resort of Stresa, where you can walk in the footsteps of Europe’s 19th century aristocracy who first crossed the border to experience their first taste of Italy in the days of the ‘Grand Tour’. You’ll have so much to look forward to on this spectacular tour, so much to take in and enjoy. But as always with Riviera tours, we aim to create the perfect balance between organised visits in the experienced hands of our knowledgeable guides and free time for you to choose what you want to do and explore at your leisure.

There’s little to compare anywhere in the world with the mighty Matterhorn – the ultimate Alpine peak and Swiss national symbol. You can admire it from a quiet café or a horse-drawn carriage in the little town of Zermatt – or get up close if you take the dramatic cog railway to the Gornergrat at over 10,000 feet. A gentler train ride on the Centovalli Railway carries you through a ‘hundred valleys’, with deep ravines, chestnut forests and tiny villages all around you. A private launch will take you on an unforgettable cruise over the shimmering Lake Maggiore. The legendary ‘Glacier Express’ will transport you 120 kilometres past stunning mountain scenery, waterfalls, ravines and rivers. But many visitors will also relish just as much, the chance to stroll along lakeside and wooded footpaths, or relax in world famous Klosters, the ski playground of royalty.

Your Itinerary

Switzerland, the Matterhorn & the Glacier Express

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 scheduled flights
  • Seven nights in three-star and four-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Return transfers
  • All touring as mentioned 
  • All airport and local accommodation taxes
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Included excursions are: train journey from Tasch to Zermatt, standard class journeys on the Glacier Express, Centovalli railway and Bernina Express, Borromean island boat cruise and visits to Montreux, Zermatt, Locarno, Lake Maggiore and Stresa.

Please note that in Switzerland twin beds are often one bed base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

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
  • Countries: Switzerland, Italy

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.

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

Arrival airport  First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport  Transfer time
Zurich Airport Brig 4 hrs Klosters 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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