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Experience a magical holiday adventure in Italy and Switzerland

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Travel among a group of like-minded travelers led by a professional tour manager

2023 Tour code: GR-ISXA-23

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London to Varenna via Turin

Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office today, before taking the  Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we transfer to Turin, where we overnight. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Milan, and then by coach to Varenna, a beautiful Italian town, where we spend the next four nights.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Christmas Day in Italy

Today it is Christmas Day, and we enjoy a full day at leisure to soak in the beauty of Christmas on the shores of Lake Como. You enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel this evening. Overnight Varenna.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 - Bernina Express

Our excursion today takes us on the UNESCO World Heritage-protected Bernina Express for a spectacular journey through the Italian and Swiss Alps. We travel by train to Tirano, where we board the Bernina Express to St Moritz to enjoy some free time in this elegant winter resort. We return to Lake Como by coach, taking in the breathtaking beauty on our route. On Day 5, we journey to Bellagio by boat, a picturesque peninsula topped with pastel-colored houses, then continue to Mennagio for further time at leisure. Overnight Varenna.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Days 6-8 – Switzerland and the Jungfrau Express

We begin the second half of our trip today, as we journey to Interlaken, a truly idyllic Swiss town, where we spend the next four nights. On Day 7, we embark on a spectacular journey on the Jungfrau Railroad (Standard Class) to the 'Top of Europe', the summit of Jungfraujoch. After enjoying the stunning snowy panorama, we head back to our hotel. On Day 8, there is plenty of time at leisure to acquaint yourself with Interlaken, covered in snow and surrounded by the beauty of the festive season. Overnight Interlaken.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Day 9 - Grindelwald

We travel by rail to Grindelwald, a delightful village in the Bernese Alps. Discover the area during your day at leisure, perhaps taking time to enjoy gluhwein and gingerbread, the perfect way to end the year. This evening, we return to our hotel for a magnificent gala dinner with a special toast at midnight. Overnight Interlaken.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 10-11 - Return to London via Strasbourg

We transfer by rail to Strasbourg today, where we overnight. On Day 11, we return to London on the Eurostar, where our tour concludes.

Includes
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast