Swiss Alps & Golden Pass Panoramic

Swiss Alps & Golden Pass Panoramic

A two centre classic Switzerland tour combining three nights in Villars, with its glorious setting above the Rhône Valley and three nights in the Canton of Obwalden.

A two centre classic Switzerland tour combining three nights in Villars, with its glorious setting above the Rhône Valley and three nights in the Canton of Obwalden. To connect these outstanding locations, enjoy a rail journey in a panoramic carriage on the Golden Pass Line, travelling from the Mediterranean ambiance of Montreux through fairytale landscapes and into the Alps.


At a glance:

  • Villars Access Card

  • Golden Pass Panoramic train

  • Lake Geneva boat trip

  • Lucerne

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Please note: this tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility and is oeprated in conjunction with Woods Travel of Bognor Regis.

Day 1

Following collection from home, join the coach for the drive to Dover and the short Channel crossing to Calais. Continue through France to the overnight hotel near Forbach in time for an evening meal.


Day 2

Departing after breakfast, continue south, with a break from the motorway to drive through Alsace and a lunchtime stop in one of the villages of this beautiful area - Obernai, Ribeauville or Riquewihr. The journey continues through Germany, into Switzerland, past Lake Lucerne to reach the hotel in Villars for a three night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 3

A day at leisure in Villars, where fantastic views extend in all directions and the fertile valley contrasts with the dramatic alpine peaks and pine forests. Included is a Villars Access Card, allowing free use of the local trains, coaches, gondola lifts and more.

B, D

Day 4

Visit stylish Evian, nestled on the southern shore of Lake Geneva. The town has beautiful public gardens, an historic town centre and long lakeside promenade from which there are great views over the lake. Included is a boat trip across Lake Geneva to Lausanne, arriving in the stylish Ouchy harbour area.

B, D

Day 5

Departing Villars after breakfast, travel to Montreux, making a photo-stop at Chillon Castle en-route. After free time, join the Golden Pass Panoramic train for a spectacular journey climbing up from the shores of Lake Geneva to the heart of the Swiss Alps. Arriving at Zweisimmen, rejoin the coach and travel into the Bernese Oberland enjoying the contrasting views of sparkling Lakes Thun and Brienz and the mighty snowcapped peaks, including the Jungfrau and Eiger. Ascend the Brunig Pass and travel towards Lake Lucerne to arrive at the Paxmontana Jugendstil Hotel by early evening for a three night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 6

Free time to enjoy the spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air in Flueli Ranft. The village sits on a lush, green plateau above the Sarnen valley and there are breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and down into the valley and Lake Sarnen. In the afternoon, take a short excursion down to the village of Sarnen.

B, D

Day 7

Journey along one of Switzerland's most dramatic lake shores, where mountains plunge directly to the lakeside, to Lucerne City. This beautiful old town with its city walls, famous Lion Monument and wooden "Chapel Bridge" is well worth exploration. See the narrow streets of the old town with their stylish shops, bars, restaurants and cafés and take time to stroll along the lake shore and busy harbour.

B, D

Day 8

Depart the hotel after breakfast and travel north into France and the overnight hotel in Forbach.

B, D

Day 9

Continue through France to Calais to join the late afternoon sea crossing to Dover and the onward journey to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Eurotel Victoria, Villars


Eurotel Victoria Villars is a four-star hotel situated close to the centre of Villars, with breath-taking views over the Rhône Valley, boasting plenty of facilities.


The hotel has a lift.


Paxmontana Jugendstil, Flüeli-Ranft


Paxmontana Jugendstil is an historic three-star hotel in an idyllic location on a glorious mountain plateau, built in the dramatic Jugendstil style and lovingly restored and maintained with great attention to detail. It has several lounge areas where guests can relax, a small bar and beautiful outside terrace and gardens.


The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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