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12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights

Including return international flights, return airport transfers by rail, all accommodation, travel on world-famous trains including Golden Pass Line and Glacier Express, daily breakfast plus a fondue lunch and 4-course dinner, and more

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  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
  • 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights
 

Highlights

 

Experience the magic of snow-capped peaks, alpine towns and world-famous train travel with a 12 day Swiss Winter Wonderland tour with scenic trains and flights.

Arrive in Lucerne and have some time to explore this pretty lakefront city ahead of an excursion to Mount Rigi. This outing sees you travel by boat, cogwheel train and horse-drawn carriage or sleigh. Take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area from this lofty peak and sit down to a hearty lunch of a classic of Swiss cuisine – cheese fondue – before returning to Lucerne. Move from one mountain to another as you ascend Mount Pilatus in a cable car and spend the night staying in a hotel located on the ‘Dragon Mountain’. A sumptuous four-course dinner at the hotel is a feather in the cap of this unforgettable experience.

Take your seat in a panorama carriage of the Lucerne-Interlaken Express to travel to the latter destination. Interlaken is a jumping-off point for exploring the wider Jungfrau region and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts – especially those keen on heading up to Jungfraujoch. And with almost two full days here, you have plenty of time to take advantage of everything this popular resort town has to offer. Next on your travels is a journey along the Golden Pass Line from Interlaken to Montreux. Take a moment to admire just how pretty Montreux is (a feat made even easier with a walk along the lakefront promenade) and get to know the best parts of this resort town, including the island-perched Chateau de Chillon and the Freddie Mercury statue.

Head to Zermatt and gaze up in awe at the recognisable Matterhorn. Perhaps one of the best-known mountains in Switzerland, the Matterhorn is readily identifiable thanks to its pyramidal-like summit. Your day in Zermatt can be spent travelling to some of the viewing platforms that offer the best outlooks of the Matterhorn, or you might stay closer to town to explore the pedestrian-friendly centre. The final train trip of your tour is aboard the Glacier Express, from Zermatt to Chur. This route takes you through and alongside the stunning Rhone Valley, so you will have no trouble getting your fill of the amazing Swiss countryside before catching your return flights home.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Lucerne

Make your way to the airport and board your flight to Switzerland. 

Day 2: Lucerne

Welcome to Switzerland! Your flight touches down and you take a rail transfer to the pretty city of Lucerne to check into your hotel. You have the remainder of the day to unwind in your hotel room or to get out into the streetscape to begin exploring the best attractions. Lucerne is regarded as a gateway to the countryside of central Switzerland, and it is built around the banks of Lake Lucerne. Those looking to immediately start taking in the sights can make a beeline for Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe that has become an emblem of Lucerne.

Day 3: Lucerne – Mount Rigi – Lucerne (B, L)

Take breakfast at the hotel and then head out on today’s excursion. Travel by boat from Lucerne to Vitnzau and then board a cogwheel train to reach the Rigi Kaltbald resort. Your third mode of transportation for the day is a charming horse-drawn carriage or sleigh; it takes you to Rigi First and back again. You are treated to a hearty cheese fondue lunch at the resort restaurant. Return to Lucerne later on and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening as free time.

Day 4: Lucerne – Mount Pilatus (B, D)

Check out of the Lucerne hotel after breakfast and begin travelling towards Mount Pilatus. You move through Kriens, and arrive at the peak’s base station to board a cable car and ascend to the top of ‘Dragon Mountain’. You spend the evening in this spectacular setting with an overnight on the mountain. Plus, to make tonight even more memorable there is a four-course dinner served in the Victorian-style dining room of your accommodation.

Day 5: Mount Pilatus – train-icon – Lucerne – train-icon – Interlaken (B)

Move back down the mountain after breakfast at the hotel and return to Lucerne via Kriens. Head to the railway station to board the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. You are travelling in a panorama carriage so have a front-row seat to soak in the beautiful Swiss countryside. Arrive in Interlaken, a quintessential resort town located in the heart of Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps. Interlaken is a popular destination of choice for travellers wanting to explore more of the Jungfrau region and the famous mountains in the area. You have free time to discover Interlaken after checking in to your hotel. Take up the optional excursion to Jungfraujoch, seek out the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz or Lake Thun, or wander the length of Höheweg and make stops at any of the parks lining this promenade.

Day 6: Interlaken (B)

You have today as free time to do whatever you like in and around Interlaken. Those in town on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday can join one of the free walking tours.

Day 7: Interlaken – train-icon – Montreux (B)

Today, step on-board the Golden Pass Line to begin the journey to Montreux. Your travels on the Golden Pass Line in a panoramic carriage is just the first stage, and you will need to change trains at Zweisimmen. You have seat reservations between Zweisimmen and Montreux, and can relax as soon as you board and spend the trip gazing out the window to take in the majesty of the Swiss countryside.

Arrive in the resort town of Montreux and have free time upon checking into the accommodation. Montreux is one of the epicentres of the Swiss Riviera. Its gorgeous location – on the banks of Lake Geneva – and mild climate, plus its pretty architecture, make it one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. Line up for a ticket to see inside Chateau de Chillon (Chillon Castle), which sits on a manmade island in the middle of the lake. Other things to do in Montreux include snapping a photo of the Freddie Mercury statue, wandering the displays in the Queen Studio Experience, venturing out to Rochers-de-Naye, or ambling along the lakeside promenade.

Day 8: Montreux – train-icon – Zermatt (B)

Bid adieu to Montreux and travel to Zermatt by train. This alpine town is perhaps best known for its mountainous backdrop; the Matterhorn is among one of the most easily identifiable peaks in Switzerland thanks to its pyramidal-like summit. Use your time in Zermatt to make the trip up to Gornergrat, the viewing platform that offers breathtaking outlooks across the Matterhorn and other mountains around the town. There are winter sport opportunities aplenty for those fond of skiing and snowboarding, or you can indulge with meals at any of Zermatt’s acclaimed restaurants – including two that have been awarded coveted Michelin stars.

Day 9: Zermatt (B)

Have today to continue enjoying Zermatt. The centre of town is picturesque and perfect for exploring on foot as only horse-drawn carriages and electric cars are permitted.

Day 10: Zermatt – train-icon – Chur (B)

Travel on the legendary Glacier Express to make the journey from Zermatt to Chur today. This panoramic route takes you through the Rhone Valley and dramatic landscapes, including a portion dubbed the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’. You disembark the Glacier Express in Chur, the largest town along the rail route and the capital of the Graubünden canton. Tonight is spent in Chur and is your final evening in Switzerland.

Day 11: Chur – train-icon – Zurich – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Move from Chur to Zurich at the necessary time to board your return flights to Australia.

Day 12: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return flights with a full-service airline
  • Option to extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport transfers by rail
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation, including an overnight stay on Mount Pilatus
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus a traditional fondue lunch on Mount Rigi and a 4-course dinner on Mount Pilatus
  • Scenic rail transportation, including travel on the world-famous Golden Pass Line and Glacier Express train; plus seat reservations on all scenic train routes
  • Excursion to Mount Rigi, with a horse-drawn sleigh ride, boat cruise and cogwheel train journey
  • Tailor-made Swiss Rail Pass, with up to 50% discounts on optional excursion rates

 

Highlights:

  • Day trip from Lucerne to Mount Rigi and travel by boat, cogwheel train and horse-drawn carriage or sleigh before sitting down to a hearty lunch of traditional cheese fondue
  • Ride a cable car to ascend to the summit of Mount Pilatus and overnight atop the peak known as ‘Dragon Mountain’
  • Settle into a panorama carriage aboard the Lucerne-Interlaken Express for the journey to Interlaken, the getaway to the Jungfrau region
  • Step aboard the Golden Pass Line to move to Montreux, a world-famous resort town on the banks of Lake Geneva 
  • Journey to Zermatt and use this renowned town as a launchpad for experiencing the legendary Matterhorn, and admire the beauty of the Rhone Valley
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and Flexi Flight cost (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should final payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Porterage 
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $649 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.  Please note that many hotels in Europe will provide single bedding for solo travellers. This doesn’t affect room facilities, which means you will enjoy the same level of service. To purchase your single supplement please click here.

As a single traveller, indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel room. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on the yellow Tour Only button. Please note, if you have selected Tour Only option, the rail passes are to be collected at Zurich International Airport only. Unfortunately, there are no alternative collection arrangements available for rail tickets. You must collect your documentation at Zurich airport on the date you select under Tour Only calendar option.

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Lucerne: Ambassador or similar
Mount Pilatus: Pilatus-Kulm or similar
Interlaken Soldanella or similar
Montreux: Helvetie or similar
Zermatt: Testa Grigia or similar
Chur: Central Hotel Post or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds
Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people

Triple share: Not available

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers

Itinerary: Please note the tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2021:

Daily departures between 20 January – 30 April  

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow Tour Only button and select BOOK NOW to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed it will remain non-refundable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, an additional cost of $250 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. These requests are also subject to seat and cabin class availability

Flexi Flight Options: 

Arrive early and/or extend your stay:

  • If you wish to arrive earlier and/or extend your stay this can be accommodated for an additional $250.00 per person when flying in and out of the same cities per the itinerary
  • To arrive early or extend your stay, you must detail at the time of booking how many days you wish to extend via the dropdown selections.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you arrive early or extend your stay, you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, an additional cost of $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply.
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Change your itinerary routing:

  • If you wish to change your arrival and/or departure city this can be done for an additional $400.00 per person. For example, your tour may begin and end in Zurich, but you may wish to fly into London, make your own way to Zurich then fly out of Zurich at the conclusion of the tour.
  • To change your arrival and/or departure city you must detail this at the time of the booking within the special requests box by advising the airport you wish to fly into and the airport you wish to fly out of
  • Changes to the arrival and/or departure cities must be on the same continent as the original arrival/departure city of the tour itinerary.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the special request box on the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • In the event you require additional internal flights to meet the tours arrival or departure points, these will need to be booked by the individual customer at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they allow ample time to connect with the start/end of the tour.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you make changes to your flight itinerary you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, the cost is an $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Premium Economy and Business Class Upgrades (where available):

  • Premium economy and business class upgrades may be available on select itineraries and airlines. Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of completing the booking form.
  • Upon completing your booking, a quote will be sent via email which includes the additional amount due per person should you wish to proceed with the upgrade, together with the payment due date which is typically 24-48 hours.
  • In the event we don’t hear from you at all we will proceed with issuing economy class tickets as per the deal inclusions and send these through to you via email.
  • The flights will be quoted using the promotional carrier outlined above along with their codeshare partners in the Airline Information
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, the cost is $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. You may still subject to seat availability upgrade from economy to premium economy or business class.

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return flights with a full-service airline
  • Option to extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport transfers by rail
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation, including an overnight stay on Mount Pilatus
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus a traditional fondue lunch on Mount Rigi and a 4-course dinner on Mount Pilatus
  • Scenic rail transportation, including travel on the world-famous Golden Pass Line and Glacier Express train; plus seat reservations on all scenic train routes
  • Excursion to Mount Rigi, with a horse-drawn sleigh ride, boat cruise and cogwheel train journey
  • Tailor-made Swiss Rail Pass, with up to 50% discounts on optional excursion rates

 

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