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European Tours 2021
8 Day Tour - Nestlè Amongst The Swiss Glaciers
3* HOTEL CENTRAL RESIDENCE – LEYSIN, VALAIS
Departs: Sat 5th June 2021, Price: £799, Single Supplement: £59
Included in cost: 5 NIGHTS HALF BOARD IN RESORT, 2 NIGHTS HALF BOARD IN METZ, ONE WAY PADDLE STEAMER CRUISE, ENTRANCE TO GRUYERE DAIRY, ENTRANCE TO CALLIER NESTLÈ FACTORY, RETURN JOURNEY ON GLACIER 3000 CABLE CAR, RAIL JOURNEY FROM GSTAAD TO MONTREUX.
Day 1: Crossing by Eurotunnel down to our overnight hotel The Novetel Metz Hauconcourt in Metz, France.
Days 2 & 3: After breakfast, we make our way to our Swiss hotel, featuring traditional wooden features and furnishings with outstanding views across the whole valley. We aim to be at our hotel before dinner to enjoy a welcome aperitif. Our first day here (day 3), will be at your leisure so you can relax and use the extensive leisure facilities including indoor pool, sauna and steam room – or make your way to the Berneuse Cable Car, which can take you to the summit of the mountain for perfect views of Geneva and Mont Blanc on a clear day.
Day 4: Today we make our way to Vevey which is known for being the home of Charlie Chaplin and Nestle chocolate. After lunch we embark on a scenic paddle steamer cruise to the elegant town of Montreux, made famous for its yearly Jazz festival and former resident Freddie Mercury.
Day 5: Enjoy a scenic journey across the Col de Mosses to the village of Gruyeres, where we discover how its famous cheese is made with a demonstration at La Maison du Gruyere cheese dairy. Afterwards, we travel to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestle chocolate, for a factory tour with plenty of tastings and a reasonably priced gift shop to buy souvenirs.
Day 6: After breakfast, we head to Col du Pillon to enjoy a cable car journey to Scex Rouge – known as Glacier 3000. With a stunning panorama of 24 snow capped giants, including Matterhorn & Jungfrau. With free time in Gstaad in the afternoon, we then board our beautiful Belle Epoque train for a journey back down to Lake Geneva whilst watching the sun descend over the serene waters.
Days 7 & 8: We make our way back home, with another overnight in Metz to break up the journey, before crossing via Eurotunnel on day 8.