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Lakes & Mountains of Central Switzerland

Lakes & Mountains of Central Switzerland

A new tour for 2017 based on a similar theme to our popular holiday in the Bernese Oberland. We stay in a hotel on the shore of Lake Lucerne. From here we use a regional public transport pass to explore the wonderful scenery of the area by trains, mountain railways, cable cars and lake steamers.

Seehotel Pilatus, Hergiswil

With the lake in front and towering Mount Pilatus

behind, this family owned hotel is an ideal base from

which to explore the Lake Lucerne area. All rooms have

en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi. British TV channels and a

safe. There is a lakeside terrace and an indoor pool.

 

Price Includes:

& Door to Door service

& Return flights

& Airport transfers at the destination

& 9 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Seehotel

Pilatus, Hergiswil

& Porterage

& 10 day Tell Pass

& Services of a Cito Tour Manager throughout

 

Single room supplement: £150

Lake view room supplement: £150 per person

 

NOTE:

Apart from the charter coach from and back to the

Swiss airports all our travelling in Switzerland will be

by scheduled public transport. It will be important

to arrive at departure points in good time and to

move swiftly between connections at certain stations. Many Swiss stations do not have lifts or escalators.

 

THIS HOLIDAY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE

WITH LIMITED MOBILITY.

This tour follows our established Swiss theme of using trains, lake

steamers, mountain railways, cable cars and buses to explore this

beautiful region from our base on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

 

DAY 1: Your Door to Door service will transfer you to

the airport for your flight to Basel. From here we will

travel by coach to our base for the next 9 nights, the

Seehotel Pilatus in the village of Hergiswil.

 

DAYS 2-9: Everyone will have a Tell Pass which

provides unlimited access to all the public transport

in the area throughout the holiday. Excursions will be

arranged on seven days with destinations including:

Cruise on Lake Lucerne. The whole trip takes just

under 3 hours so this will be broken into two

sections on different days. Beautiful scenery with

stops at several attractive lakeside villages.

Train journey to the resort of Engelberg at the base

of Mount Titlis. We climb the mountain firstly by

gondola and then by a rotating cable car to reach

the summit at 10,500ft where there is snow lying

all year round.

 

Boat to Vitznau to connect onto the world’s oldest

rack railway to climb to the summit station on

Mount Rigi. We descend by another rack railway on

the other side of the mountain to Arth-Goldau and

then back by train via Lucerne to Hergiswil.

Train from Lucerne to Goeschenen via the scenic

northern section of the original Gotthard railway.

Change onto a rack railway to ascend the

Schollenen Gorge to the small town of Andermatt.

There will be free time here and also the

opportunity to travel on part of the Glacier Express

route up to the Oberalp Pass.

 

A local tour to the Stanserhorn. The town of Stans

is just a few minutes from Hergiswil and from here

we travel by a historic funicular and then a new

‘Cabrio’ cable car to the top of the mountain. We

then visit the resort of Burgenstock and the

Hammetschwand Lift

 

By train over the Brunig Pass to the lakeside town

of Brienz. From here we ascend by rack railway to

the Brienzer Rothorn from where there are great

views to the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains.

A visit to the traffic free mountain resort of Stoos

which is reached by the Stoosbahn – the newly

opened steepest funicular in the world.

 

An ascent of Mount Pilatus on the world’s steepest

rack railway . From the 7000ft summit there are

amazing views to the surrounding mountains and

down onto the lake. (Half day)

 

1 free afternoon and 1 free day. The Tell Passes will

still be valid so it will be possible for everyone to

do as little or as much as they want. The

opportunities are endless!

 

DAY 10: We travel by coach to Basel Airport for our

flight back to the UK. Then your Door to Door service

home

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Bedminster ASDA Bedminster Bus Shelter - East Street
In front of ASDA Store
Bristol Downend Bristol Downend
Lloyds Bank
Bristol Filton Bristol Filton
The Air balloon Pub
Bristol Fishponds Fishponds - Fishponds Road,
Bus Stop Outside Lodge House, BS16 3HZ
Bristol Kingswood Kingswood - High Street Bus Stop
Opposite the Civic Centre, BS15 9TR
Bristol Knowle Knowle
Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Bristol Redfield Redfield - Bus Stop outside Aldi
Church Road
Bristol Westbury-on-Trym Westbury-on-Trym Library
Bottom Falcondale Rd.
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Liskeard Liskeard Lloyds Bank
The Parade, Liskeard, PL14 6AW
Luton Airport Luton Airport
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
St Austell St Austell-Railway Station
PL25 4LA
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Truro Truro Fairmantle Street Coach Park
TR1 2EE
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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