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Christmas in Switzerland

Christmas in Switzerland

Our holiday base is Hergiswil on Lake Lucerne. A perfectly located village on the shores of one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. The fabulous attractions of the magnificent mountains are all on your doorstep, from ‘old’ steamers cruising the lake, to the world’s steepest railway on Mount Pilatus.

Your Itinerary

Saturday 22nd: We leave this morning for heading south to Dover where we take our
short crossing to Calais we then travel through France to our first night accommodation at
the Novotel Reims Tinqueux.

Sunday 23rd: We continue today through France into Switzerland and onto our main
Christmas holiday destination of Hergiswil on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Monday 24th: Join us for an included visit to beautiful Lucerne, full of medieval frescoed
buildings, charming narrow streets, decorative fountains and numerous pavement cafes.
Explore at leisure to take in the city's many attractions, such as the beautiful Chapel Bridge
which crosses the lake, the impressive octagonal water tower and the quaint Lucerne's Old
Town. Today you have the option of taking a cable car ride on Mount Pilatus to enjoy
spectacular views of the lake.

Tuesday 25th: Christmas Day, Merry Christmas! After breakfast you’re free to take a
stroll and enjoy the magnificent scenery and atmosphere, returning in time for a turkey
lunch at the hotel. After lunch enjoy a game of prize bingo.

Wednesday 26th: Along the banks of Lake Brienzersee to the mountain town of
Interlaken, set below the mighty Jungfrau massif. Built on a narrow valley between the two
lakes of Brienz and Thun, the setting is beautiful. Free time to explore the historic centre
before continuing on along the banks of Lake Thunersee to Thun. Thun is located at the
lower end of Lake Thun and is the gate to the Bernese Oberland. The historic Old Town is
situated about one kilometer from the shore of the lake, on the river Aare. There is a castle
in the centre of the Old Town that dates back to the 12th century and boasts a museum.

Thursday 27th: Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to our hosts and enjoy the journey over the
border into France homeward, with our overnight stay at near Reims.

Friday 28th: We continue our journey home taking the short Calais to Dover crossing for
our final leg of the journey home.

NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended

See Hotel ****, Pilatus Hergiswell

The location of this first-class four-star hotel couldn’t be more perfect. On the very shores Lake Lucerne, the hotel sits at the foot of the famous Mount Pilatus and at the heart of the idyllic region of Central Switzerland ideal for new experiences, excursions and walking. There is nothing to spoil the view over the surrounding snow-covered peaks of the foothills of the Alps. The hotel offers every comfort with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool bath, fitness centre, sun lawn and private beach. Night owls will also find what they are looking for: dance through the night to the sound of live music on the dance floor of the
Pilatus Keller. Rooms have large windows and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, and radios. Some rooms feature furnished balconies with lake views

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Extended Legroom Executive Coach
  • Return Channel Crossings
  • 2 Overnights Novotel Tinqueux Near Reims Including Breakfast & 3 Course Choice Menu Dinners
  • 4 Nights Bed & Buffet Breakfasts at Resort
  • 1st Night Set Menu Dinner First Night at Resort
  • 2 Nights Choice Menu Dinners at Resort (24th & 26th Dec)
  • Christmas Day Turkey Lunch
  • Christmas Day Dinner
  • Welcome Drink on Arrival
  • After Dinner Tea/Coffee Each Evening
  • Porterage at Resort
  • Excursions as Detail
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