The Swiss Holiday Company

From the beauty of Lake Thun to the grandeur of the high Alps Enjoy lakeside Spiez AND Pontresina in the Upper Engadin mountains including a journey on the Glacier Express from £1,058 per person

This holiday suggestion offers you the contrast of a true Swiss holiday exploring beautiful lake region and dramatic splendour of the mountains.

On this 7 night holiday, you'll be able to enjoy a combination of a beautiful lakeside resort of Spiez on Lake Thun for 4 nights and then travel 1st class via Brig to St. Moritz on the iconic Glacier Express including lunch. You travel to the neighbouring village of Pontresina for 3 nights where you have the added benefit of the Engadin Inclusive Card giving you FREE and unlimited travel on mountain railways and cable cars as well as local buses.

Day 1. Arrive and get to know Spiez

Flight from the UK to Zurich followed by 1st class rail travel to Spiez. The resort is beautifully situated overlooking Lake Thun and you will be transferred to your hotel for check in to your hotel for your 4 night stay. 

Days 2-4. Explore the lakes and mountains of the Bernese Oberland

Staying in Spiez, you are well situated for exploring the region. The local Niesen mountain (the 'Swiss Pyramid') is well worth visiting for the funicular trip and fantastic views. Take the Beatenburg funicular and the Niederhorn gondola to experience a panorama sweeping from the Jura to the Bernese Alps, or try the cable car up to Stockhorn for more fabulous views. You could take a leisurely lake cruise along Lake Thun to Interlaken then hop over to Lake Brienz to visit its pretty villages such as Bönigen and Iseltwald.

From Interlaken, ever popular Harder Kulm and the Schynige Platte with its Alpine Garden are also easily accessible. 

Day 5. Travel 1st class to Pontresina, including the Glacier Express (Brig-St. Moritz) with lunch

We start the journey over the Lӧtschberg Pass to Brig where we join the Glacier Express for an unforgettable 6 hour journey over Oberalp Pass to St. Moritz. Drinks are available throughout and your specially prepared lunch is served at your seat as you watch the incredible landscape pass you by at a leisurely pace. A short transfer is arranged to take you to your chosen hotel in Pontresina.

Days 6-7. The mountains of the Upper Engadin

Your visit to Pontresina and the Upper Engadin valley is greatly enhanced by FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars, giving you unlimited access to wonderful walks and excursions, including the excellent panoramic walk at Alp Languard with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular to Corviglia, connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m and the glacier station of Diavolezza, where you can enjoy lunch while admiring the unforgettable mountain scenery. You could add a day trip on the Bernina Express to Tirano in Italy – with time to enjoy an Italian lunch! Not included in the price.

Day 8. Last day

Time for a last stroll around the village before you take the beautiful 1st class rail journey from Pontresina down to Chur and back to Zurich airport for your flight home.

Your holiday includes a Half Fare Card, which entitles you to 50% reduction on all the excursions mentioned above while staying in Spiez. We can also advise you on a selection of great value travel passes. In Pontresina, you'll have FREE local mountain travel with the Engadin Card.  


 

 

Spiez and Pontresina holiday
Travel 1 July - 18 August 2017

  • Prices from £1,058 per person staying in 3 star hotels
  • Prices from £1,357 per person staying in 4 star hotels
Alternative dates, airports, room upgrades and half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.
Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a double room.

 

 

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES:

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Holiday with 3 star hotels

  • Return scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with Swiss International Airlines. All airport taxes and security charges
  • 1st class rail travel from Zurich airport to Spiez and local transfer to your hotel
  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a castle view double room with bath or shower at the Seegarten Marina in Spiez
  • 1st class rail travel from Spiez to St. Moritz (including the Glacier Express from Brig to St. Moritz with lunch)
  • Return local transfers to your hotel
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a standard double room with bath or shower at the Hotel Bernina in Pontresina
  • 1st class rail travel from Pontresina to Zurich airport
  • Half Fare Card giving you half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and lake steamers whilst in Spiez. Engadin Card offering FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars around Pontresina
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply

 

Holiday with 4 star superior hotels

Details as above, with these accommodation changes:

  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a standard village view double room with bath or shower at the Hotel Eden in Spiez 
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a standard double room with bath or shower at the Hotel Saratz in Pontresina

Build your own lakes and mountains holiday

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday

Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:

  • Add extra nights in Spiez or Pontresina
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Add a trip on the scenic Bernina Express to Tirano from Pontresina
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour
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