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From our lovely hotel based in the Swiss resort village of Leysin, set high in the Vaud Alps of Switzerland, you will enjoy magnificent views in all directions. This area of Switzerland has it all – snow-capped mountains, rolling green pastures and the gentle sound of cow bells. The 360° panorama of the Alpine peaks are unforgettable – Eiger, Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn & Dent du Midi. Below the town are the blue waters of Lake Geneva with Switzerland on one side and France on the other, the perfect backdrop for the festive period.
Saturday – We collect you from home and take you to meet your tour coach travelling to France via our included Channel Crossing. We then continue through France to our overnight stop, where there will be dinner served on our arrival.
Sunday –Following breakfast we continue south past Dijon and cross into Switzerland to Lake Geneva, before climbing into the mountains and to our hotel. There will be a welcome drink & time to settle in before dinner.
Monday – Thursday we have included the following excursions
Today we take the beautiful mountain road from Martigny across the border into France with outstanding views on route to Chamonix, in the shadow of the Mont Blanc. There will be time for lunch and sightseeing, perhaps take a cable car ride or the glacier railway or just relax in one of the many cafés and enjoy views of the whole valley.
Today we have a day at leisure in Leysin, wander around the mountain village, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. You may also wish to take a ride on the Berneuse Cable Car to take you to the summit for perfect views of Lake Geneva & Mont Blanc on a clear day.
Today we head around Lake Geneva with a visit to the picturesque town of Vevey, take a stroll along the lake shore and enjoy the views across the lake. Following this we continue to lively Montreux where you can stroll the waterfront promenade, pose for photos with the Freddie Mercury statue and admire views of the UNESCO listed Lavaux Vineyards.
Friday – Retracing our steps back across the border into France enjoying some lovely scenery along the way back to our overnight stop in France.
Saturday – Following a final breakfast in France we make our way back to Calais and our Channel crossing, before continuing on to Wiltshire where your taxi will be waiting for you.
Hotel Central-Residence, Leysin
The modern exterior of this hotel belies an interior with several cosy areas decorated in traditional Swiss style. The hotel has a large reception and bar/lounge area. The traditional style restaurant with terrace allows outstanding views across the whole valley. All 108 rooms are decorated in traditional wooden style with TV and hairdryer. The hotel has extensive leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna & steam room.
7 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Platinum coach travel
Excursions and visits
Traditional Swiss buffet dinner
Use of hotels leisure facilities
Traditional Christmas lunch