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Scenic Swiss Christmas

What better time to discover the scenery of Switzerland than Christmas?

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This holiday takes in the magnificent sights and scenery of Lake Geneva, a visit to Montreux Christmas Market, a train ride on the Golden Pass Railway and entertainment for five of the evenings. It really makes for a special Christmas.


At a glance:

  • Golden Pass Railway

  • Montreux Christmas Market

  • Cable car ride

  • Gruyere

  • Christmas Day Swiss turkey lunch

  • Hotel entertainment

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Please note: at the time of publication, not all Christmas events have been confirmed and may be subject to change.

21 December

Following collection from home, travel to the coast to board a ferry and continue to the overnight hotel Mercure Saarbrücken in Germany.


22 December

Continue the journey to Switzerland arriving at the Eurotel Victoria Villars for the five night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. On arrival, be greeted with a welcome drink.

B, D

23 December

After breakfast, travel to Montreux Station for a picturesque train ride through spectacular scenery on the iconic Golden Pass Railway, arriving at the charming upmarket resort of Gstaad. Enjoy free time here before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Christmas Eve

Travel to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva and explore the Christmas market. Each year the Montreux Christmas Market features around 160 decorated and illuminated chalets and has the best of Christmas traditions. Find crafts, mulled wine and thousands of gift ideas. This afternoon, return to the hotel to enjoy cakes with either mulled wine or hot chocolate and music. After a Christmas Eve buffet there will be music to celebrate the festive season.

B, D

Christmas Day

After a relaxing Christmas morning, take the cable car (weather permitting) linking the centre of the village to Roc d’Orsay, 2,000 metres high where the views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera are truly breath-taking. Return to the hotel for a Swiss style turkey Christmas lunch (not a traditional British turkey lunch). The afternoon is at leisure before dinner, music and dancing.

B, D, L

Boxing Day

Visit the beautiful old town of Vevey, ones of the Pearls of the Swiss Riviera and former home of Charlie Chaplin. Enjoy scenic views from the lakeside promenade before a visit to the charming medieval town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.

B, D

27 December

After a final breakfast at the hotel, it is time to say farewell and back to the overnight hotel.

B, D

28 December

After breakfast, continue the journey back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

Eurotel Victoria Villars Hotel


The Eurotel Victoria Villars Hotel is situated in a peaceful spot close to the centre of Villars. There are a selection of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.


The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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