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Lakes & Mountains of Central Switzerland

Lakes & Mountains of Central Switzerland

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. A CITO tour by air.

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DAY 1: Your Door to Door service will transfer you to Luton Airport for a lunchtime 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 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 Burgenstockand 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.


• An ascent of Mount Pilatus on the steepest funicular railway in the world. 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 back to Basel Airport for our flight back to the UK. Then your Door to Door service home.


Price includes:

  • Door to Door service

  • Return flights

  • Airport transfer 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


Please note: apart from the charter coach from and back to the Swiss airports, all our travelling in Switzerland will be by scheduled public transport. Hergiswil station is around a 10 minute walk from our hotel. 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.


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 facilties, British TV channels, telephone & safe. There is a lakeside terrace and an indoor pool. Free WiFi is available.



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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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