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Luxury

Festive Spirit of Switzerland

Zürich Return
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Trip Code: EULXSX12
  • Small Group Discovery
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Switzerland Christmas Markets

Lose yourself among the festivities at the magical Christmas markets in Zürich, Basel, Montreux and Lucerne.

Leckerli Cookie Workshop

Learn about local Christmas traditions and Basel's renowned festive treat with a leckerli cookie workshop.

Journey to the top of Europe

Take an epic train journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 12 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Flims
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Finest dining - a total of 19 meals
  • 11 nights unique and authentic accommodation
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULXSX12 2019

Zürich Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Later, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Zürich, Hotel Ambassador

Take in the sights of Zürich during a morning guided tour. Afterwards, travel to the town of Elfingen, where you will visit its award-winning family-operated spirit distillery, Käsers Schloss. Here, delight in a tasting as you sample some of their varieties, as well as learn about their distillation process, utilising products from their very own farm. Later, arrive in Basel. Revel in the festive spirit at the Christmas markets, where twinkling lights and mulled wine are plenty.

Stay: Basel, Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, discover the local Christmas traditions as you delight in a leckerli cookie workshop, a popular treat that is the pride of Basel. After learning how to bake like the locals do, indulge in sampling these chewy, nutty cookies flavoured with spices.


While here in Basel, you will head underground to see the historic walls. Afterwards, stop in the Swiss capital of Bern on your way to Montreux, where you will stay at the iconic Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic, situated in a prime position overlooking the sublime shores of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.

Stay: Two Nights, Montreux, Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic in a Lakeview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Call into the lakeside town of Vevey before a visit to Chaplin's World, dedicated to the film artist, Charlie Chaplin. Here, embark on a cinematic journey through time as you enter the manoir, the beautiful home that depicts the final 25 years of Chaplin's extraordinary life. You will also enter the museum's old Hollwood-style studio to immerse yourself in the world of silent film, before admiring the surrounding 10-acre garden estate. This afternoon, take the opportunity to sample some glühwein and other treats as you browse the displays of the Christmas markets. Or, simply explore the stunning lakes and alpine setting at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Journey to Gstaad, where you will learn why Switzerland is renowned for having some of the finest cheeses in the world with a visit to Käse-Grotte. Here, enter the magnificent cave that houses more than 3,000 cheese varieties, followed by a tasting. Afterwards, arrive in the quintessential Swiss resort village of Grindelwald, where you will stay in a traditional hotel with rooms offering stunning views over Elger Mountain.

Stay: Two Nights, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

To make the most of the fairytale winter setting, perhaps delight in a private reception with some glühwein or schnapps accompanied by delicious canapes at the Glacier Bar.


Today you will ascend 3,466 metres above sea level as you board a funicular train to Jungfraujoch. Affectionately known as the 'Top of Europe', this climb up the Bernese Alps offers sensational views along the journey and at the summit.

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  • Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Lucerne and enjoy a walking tour. Later, check in to your designer boutique accommodation. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a quaint traditional restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The morning is spent exploring the exquisite market stalls of Lucerne's Christmas markets. Feel the magic of the festive spirit come alive as you sample freshly baked gingerbread or indulge in some glühwein.

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  • Breakfast

Head to Andermatt, where you will board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the Glacier Express. During your remarkable scenic train journey, you will glide through the Rhine Gorge and over the Oberalp Pass. Upon arrival in Chur, you will disembark your train and re-board your coach as you journey to the ski resort town of Flims.

Stay: Two Nights, Waldhaus Flims

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You may like to embark on a magical horse-drawn carriage through the wintry landscape, or refresh your mind and body at your hotel's luxurious spa.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, enjoy a choice of where to dine at your hotel.


Today is yours to experience this alpine resort town the way you desire.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head to the wine region of Bad Ragaz, where you will enjoy a visit to a local winery to sample some of their varieties, as well as gain an insight into the production methods utilised in this cool climate. Upon return to Zürich, enjoy a final opportunity to find that perfect gift as you browse the enchanting Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Kronenhalle restaurant, a Swiss dining institution since 1924 serving traditional fare in an elegant, classic setting.

Stay: Zürich, Hotel Ambassador

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald

Stay nestled amid the fairytale setting and alpine-style luxury at Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald.

Waldhaus Flims

Enjoy the stylish Belle Époque charm, renowned spa, exquisite culinary experiences and elegant rooms at Waldhaus Flims.

Small group journey

Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary