8 Day | Lakes And Mountains Idylls Holiday

Away from the crowds, staying in two favourite resorts … picturesque Weggis and peaceful Kandersteg

On the route of the Lötschberg Regio Express
Weggis village

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 8 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


"An unforgettable holiday in the heart of Switzerland's tranquil landscapes. You'll experience the very best of both worlds, staying in a peaceful lakeside village and a picturesque alpine retreat. Sit back, relax and enjoy."

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Day 1 - Arrive and explore the lakeside resort of Weggis

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport in under 2 hours with train and lake boat to Weggis and enjoy your first taste of this picturesque lakeside resort.

Day 2-4 - Tranquil Weggis and the mountains of Central Switzerland

Weggis is a peaceful lakeside village nestling below Mount Rigi. With your Swiss Travel Pass you can enjoy free travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland - a lake cruise is a great way to relax and connect with your mountain visits. Also free with your Swiss Travel Pass is travel to Mount Rigi via the cable car from Weggis or the railway from nearby Vitznau, as well as the Stanserhorn open deck cable car and the Stoos funicular. The historic town of Lucerne lies just along the lake and has wonderful sightseeing, shopping and restaurants. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars around Lake Lucerne are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 5 - Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and Lötschberg Regio Express to Kandersteg

A splendid way to start your journey is the cruise from Weggis to Lucerne. Here you join the Luzern-Interlaken Express on a striking 2 hour journey travelling along a very scenic route including the fabulous Brünig Pass, the resort of Meiringen and the final run alongside Lake Brienz into Interlaken. Take the regional train alongside Interlaken’s other lake - Lake Thun - to Spiez to join the Lötschberg Regio Express. The old, looping route meanders to Kandersteg, where a warm welcome awaits you at your hotel.

Day 6-7 - Discover the wonderful mountain village of Kandersteg

This is perhaps the ultimate idyllic Bernese Oberland alpine village. Kandersteg enjoys a picture-perfect setting in the mountains with lush meadows and mountain streams and a village centre characterised by traditional wooden buildings and cosy restaurants. A favourite spot for walkers, the area boasts a huge number of marked trails, taking in some truly beautiful alpine scenery and the deep blue lakes of Oeschinensee and Blausee. Your stay in Kandersteg is enhanced by the Kandersteg Guest Card with free local travel and discounts for the Oeschinensee cable car during the summer months. From Kandersteg is easy to take a scenic journey south to Brig, free with your Swiss Travel Pass.

Day 8 - Last day

Time for a last stroll around before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.


2024 Guide Prices

4 nights in Weggis and 3 nights in Kandersteg

Available May-October

Prices from £1,233 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,287 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £192 per person

Add half board in Weggis: add from £179 per person in 3 star hotels; from £224 in 4 star hotels


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich including taxes and hold baggage (flights are available from around the UK, and to Geneva airport)
  • 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Weggis and 3 nights’ half board in Kandersteg based on two people sharing
  • Rail/boat travel Weggis-Lucerne (2nd class)
  • Reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express (2nd class)
  • Regional rail travel Interlaken-Spiez and Lötschberg Regio Express Spiez-Kandersteg (2nd class)
  • Kandersteg Guest Card offering free local travel around the area
  • Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for mountain railways and cable cars. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass

Your holiday includes a Swiss Travel Pass, covering the rail journeys below as well as many scenic excursions

Luzern-Interlaken Express beside Lake Brienz

Your scenic train journeys

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Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights along the way
  • Add on lakes & mountains excursions
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade to superior hotel rooms
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2024
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