Few countries radiate the magic of wintertime more than Switzerland. In this the Alpine paradise of snow-capped mountains, cosy wooden chalets, and colourful towns and villages create a marvellous festive atmosphere – and a perfect pre-Christmas scene.
- Alpine Christmas charm
- Enjoy views of Lake Geneva
- Staying in a delightful mountain village
Fly to Geneva, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to Château-d'Oex. Beautifully set in a wide valley between the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland and the shores of Lake Geneva, this lovely resort was once home to British screen legend David Niven, and has a charming selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, a fascinating folk museum, and even a cheese-making centre.
Settle into your hotel, and depending on your arrival time perhaps take a stroll through the village before dinner is served.
Today you’ll head to Montreux on Lake Geneva, where a delightful Christmas market awaits in this chic, sophisticated town. The stalls of the market, arranged on and around the lakeshore, offer an array of locally produced goods, interesting items from across the Alps and festive Swiss treats like vin chaud and cinnamon crepes.
You’ll also be able to explore the town’s shops, or perhaps pay a visit to nearby Château Chillon, one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks (entry payable locally), where yet more Christmas stalls stand behind the ancient battlements before we return to the hotel for dinner.
Spend a relaxed day in Château-d'Oex, or join us on a trip to Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Our journey will take us into the heart of the Bernese Oberland, past the exclusive ski resort of Gstaad, and past Lake Thun, to the banks of the River Aare.
Barely changed since medieval times, Bern is often regarded as the world’s most attractive capital city. Its UNESCO-listed old town is a maze of arcades and cobbled streets arrayed around the Zytglogge – the elaborate clock and tower that was once the city's western gate. Soak up the festive atmosphere, and explore the Christmas markets in the shadow of the city’s towering Munster cathedral and on nearby Waisenhausplatz, where you'll find seasonal food and drink, beautiful hand-made trinkets and traditional Christmas gifts available to try and buy.
Say goodbye to Château-d'Oex, today, as we return to Geneva airport to catch the flight home.
About the hotel
This welcoming hotel stands in the heart of the mountain village of Château-d'Oex. The hotel has a comfortable lounge area with a bar, as well as a restaurant that serves food made mainly from local produce. The hotel also has a sauna, and outside there is a large terrace with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The bedrooms are cosy, and each has private facilities, a hairdryer, TV and free Wi-Fi.
- Three nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Roc et Neige, Château-d'Oex
- A visit to Montreux Christmas Market
- Return flights from the UK to Switzerland
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
When can I go?
This offer is based on departing 6th December 2020 from London Gatwick. For alternative dates or airports, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.
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