Coach Breaks
Summertime Alpine Highlights

Summertime Alpine Highlights and Swiss Mountain Railways 2017

What's Included
8 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
6 evening meals
Convenient local joining points
Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

Included Excursions
Lucerne - Picturesque lakeside town
Jungfrau Region Railway - Spectacular views of the Eiger
Reichenbach Falls and Meiringen - Forever associated with Sherlock Holmes
Brienz and Interlaken - Historic town and famous resort

Travel by Silver Service and enjoy these extras
Extra legroom for your added comfort
Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
Porterage in all hotels
Smaller, more personal group

Upgrade to Luxuria and enjoy these extras:
31 deluxe extra wide armchair-style reclining seats with extra leg room
Fully interactive T.V. screen at each seat with a wide choice of movies, T.V. programmes and music
Plug sockets and USB points at each seat to keep your devices fully charged

9 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Door-to-door available

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Continue south to Giswil in Switzerland for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Lucerne and Pilatusbahn Railway and Cable Car

Included visit to Lucerne with its stunning lakeside setting surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery. Take an optional cruise on this delightful lake followed by an optional ride on the Pilatusbahn, the world’s steepest cog railway, for spectacular views before returning by cable car.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Brienz and Interlaken

Today’s included excursion takes us into superb lakeland scenery as we travel along the shores of Lake Brienz, with its crystal-clear, greeny-blue waters to Brienz, where time almost seems to have stood still. In the afternoon we visit Interlaken, situated between the lakes of Thun and Brienz and at the foot of the famous trio of peaks: the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Swiss Glacier Express

Today’s optional excursion is a wonderful ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express. We drive to Andermatt to join the train from Andermatt to Chur. Riding the ‘slowest express train in the world’ we climb through unforgettable scenery to the summit of the Oberalp Massif. Return by coach from Chur to our hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Reichenbach Falls and Meiringen

Included visit to Meiringen where we take the Reichenbach Falls Funicular Railway up to see the dramatic falls where, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty fought out their deadly battle.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Jungfrau Region Railway

Included excursion to Lauterbrunnen for an exciting ride on the cogwheel Jungfrau Region Railway with superb views of the legendary north face of the Eiger, the Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. We pause at Kleine Scheidegg before continuing by train to the Alpine village of Grindelwald with time for sightseeing.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Paris Latin Quarter

To the Paris area for an overnight stay. In the evening, join our optional visit to the lively Latin Quarter in the centre of Paris where you can enjoy an evening meal and the atmosphere of Paris at night.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Krone situated in Giswil, Switzerland. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and lift. The reception, restaurant, bar and some bedrooms are located in the main hotel, whilst the majority of the accommodation is in two separate buildings 40 metres away where there is no lift.

Overnight stays in northern France and Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

Optional Excursions

  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne - The best way to see the lake
  • Pilatusbahn Railway and Cable Car - The world's steepest cog railway
  • Swiss Glacier Express - Breathtaking rail ride
  • Paris Latin Quarter - Vibrant and cultural

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