Switzerland & The Swiss Chocolate Train

Alpine Classic Hotel

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8 days

£749.00 pp

Upto £50 cheaper than our competitors

Our holiday is based in the resort village of Leysin, set high in the Vaud Alps of Switzerland and offering magnificent views in all directions. This area has everything Switzerland is renowned for – snow-capped mountains, rolling green pastures and the sound of cow bells. From here you can get a unique 360° panorama of so many famous Alpine peaks - Eiger, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Dents du Midi. Below the town, just a short distance away, are the blue waters of Lake Geneva, through the middle of which, runs the Swiss/French border. You are assured of wonderful mountain scenery and clean air on this holiday and some incredible adventures...!


Alpine Classic Hotel, Leysin

The 3 star superior Alpine Classic Hotel is situated in Leysin, a mountain village at 4100 feet altitude. It is a modern hotel set in the centre of the resort close to all amenities. Its 68 bedrooms have all had a recent refurbishment. There is an elegant restaurant within the hotel, as well as a lobby bar with TV, a lounge area and a small garden. All bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, balcony and great views. There is a lift to all floors.

Day 1

Join coach and head to the port for our crossing to France and overnight stop.

Day 2

Travel on through France to Switzerland in time to have dinner at the Alpine Classic Hotel.

Days 3 – 6

Enjoy time at leisure plus excursions to:

  • The Swiss Chocolate Train, Nestlé’s World of Chocolate and Gruyère cheese factory
  • Montreux, a wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyard’s Vinorama and Lausanne on Lake Geneva
  • Evian-les-Bains and Yvoire

Day 7

After a final breakfast in Leysin we head back for our final overnight stop.

Day 8

We depart our hotel after breakfast and head for the channel ports the UK and home.

Swiss Chocolate Train, Nestlé’s World of Chocolate and Gruyère cheese factory

We journey to Montreux to board the ‘Swiss Chocolate Train’ which then winds its way through magnificent scenery to the pretty town of Gruyère, famous the world over for its cheese production. En route, a coffee and croissant is included. On arrival, there is an included visit to the wonderful Gruyère cheese factory before free time for exploration and refreshments. Re-join the train and continue to the headquarters of Nestlé in Broc and its famous ‘World of Chocolate’ for a factory visit which is topped off with some chocolate sampling.

Montreux, a wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyard’s Vinorama and Lausanne on Lake Geneva

A day of more splendid mountain scenery as we head first to elegant Montreux, home of the famous jazz festival, for time at leisure before continuing along the lakeside to the renowned Lavaux Vineyards. Here we have an included wine tasting at the excellent Vinorama - the perfect opportunity to sample the ‘Chasselas’, Switzerland’s typical grape variety. From here, drive to the Swiss ‘Riviera’ town of Lausanne with its floral lakeside quays. Subject to schedules, your driver may offer an optional lake cruise to the picturesque town of Vevey where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your mountain resort.

Evian-les-Bains and Yvoire

A relaxing day today as we take a scenic drive along the southern edge of Lake Geneva and cross over the French border to reach the beautiful spa town of Evian-les-Bains. This excellent destination is famous for its royal connections, having been visited by many British monarchs over the years, and of course, for its amazing views out over the lake and perfect mountain backdrop.

After our visit, we’ll move on to the fine medieval city of Yvoire, which is just a short drive from Evian-les-Bains. This city is packed with history and has many well-preserved medieval buildings, many of which are decked out with beautiful floral arrangements. Spend time exploring the Yvoire, and absorb the amazing atmosphere here.

  • Executive coach travel
  • Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
  • 2 overnight hotels - bed and breakfast
  • 5 nights at the mainstay hotel dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival at mainstay hotel
  • Free bar for 5 nights - 4 hours nightly (selected beers, wines and soft drinks)
  • Wine tasting at Lavaux Vinorama
  • Swiss Chocolate Train
  • Entrance to Gruyère cheese factory
  • Entrance to the Nestlé chocolate factory

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West

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Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.


This tour reguires a valid UK passport (with at least 6 months remaining).

You must have travel insurance or sign a disclaimer for this tour.

£140 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Sunday 21 Jul 2019
Duration: 8 Days

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