What better time to discover the scenery of Switzerland than Christmas? This holiday takes in the magnificent sights and scenery of Lake Geneva, a visit to Montreux Christmas Market, a train ride on the Golden Pass Railway and entertainment for five of the evenings. It really makes for a special Christmas.
Day 1 Following collection from home, travel to the coast to board a ferry and continue to the overnight hotel in France.
Day 2 Continue the journey to Switzerland arriving at the Eurotel Victoria Villars for our ﬁve-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. On arrival, we are greeted with a welcome drink.
Day 3 After breakfast, travel to Montreux Station for a picturesque train ride through spectacular scenery on the iconic Golden Pass Railway, arriving at the charming upmarket resort of Gstaad. Enjoy free time here before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 Christmas Eve: Travel to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva and explore the Christmas Market. Each year the Montreux Christmas Market features around 160 decorated and illuminated chalets and has the best of Christmas traditions. Find crafts, mulled wine and thousands of gift ideas. This afternoon, return to the hotel to enjoy cakes with either mulled wine or hot chocolate and music. After a Christmas Eve buﬀet there will be music to celebrate the festive season.
Day 5 Christmas Day: Happy Christmas! After a relaxing Christmas morning, take the cable car (weather permitting) linking the centre of the village to Roc d’Orsay, 2,000 metres high where the views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera are truly breath-taking. Return to the hotel for a Swiss-style turkey Christmas lunch (not a traditional British turkey lunch). The afternoon is at leisure before dinner, music and dancing.
Day 6 Boxing Day: Visit the beautiful old town of Vevey, one of the pearls of the Swiss Riviera and former home of Charlie Chaplin. Enjoy scenic views from the lakeside promenade before a visit to the charming medieval town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.
Day 7 After a ﬁnal breakfast at the hotel, it is time to say farewell and back to our overnight hotel.
Day 8 After breakfast, continue the journey back to the local area, where our door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.
Our four-star hotel is situated in a peaceful spot close to the centre of Villars, with breathtaking views over the Rhône Valley. It has a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and a lift. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, internet access, safe, minibar and hairdryer.