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Switzerland Christmas Markets

More than Christmas markets. A Christmas experience!

Location: Basel, Montreux, Zürich, Lucerne

Imagine strolling through romantic cobbled streets, surrounded by traditional village homes, bathed in the glow of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights as the scent of mulled wine and ginger biscuits fills the air. Immerse yourself in the age old traditions of Christmas – experience the enchanting atmosphere in the mountain-top markets and medieval grottos. Christmas in Switzerland: a truly magical experience!

Key facts

  • Thrilling mountain excursions - see Christmas from the Alps
  • Free city travel in Basel, Zürich and Montreux
  • See the Singing Christmas Tree in Zürich's festive Old Town
  • Visit Father Christmas in his mountaintop grotto from Montreux
  • Experience local fare at the top of Mount Rigi with a traditional cheese fondue
  • Explore Alsace and the Black Forest from Basel

Your Package includes:

- Return flights from major UK airports
- Rail transfers from airport to your destination
- A minimum of 2 nights in centrally located three or four star hotels
- Swiss buffet breakfast
- Travel documentation

Zürich package includes a 72h Zürich Card offering free transport, entry to museums and various discounts, a souvenir gift and a day excursion to the famous Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe!

Basel package includes return rail transfers to Freiburg (Germany) and Colmar (France), a souvenir gift, a 24h Basel Card offering free and discounted entry to various attractions, and a mobility card offering free public transport during your stay.

Montreux package includes an excursion up the Rochers-de-Naye and a Riviera Card offering various discounts and free public transport around Montreux.

Lucerne package includes an excursion up Mount Rigi, a fondue lunch at a local cheese-making farm on the mountain and a souvenir gift.

Dates & Times


Most markets start at the end of November and are generally open 7 days a week from around 11am to 8pm (Fridays and Saturdays usually until 10pm) until Christmas Eve.

Booking your Package:

Packages can be tailor-made for all tastes and budgets, and can be extended with mountain excursions or other resorts. More hotels and resorts are available on request.

Call our experts on 020 7420 4934 today to create your perfect pre-Christmas break!



from 554 £

ZÜRICH & THE JUNGFRAUJOCH | 24 Nov-24 Dec


HIGHLIGHTS

Five unique Christmas markets to explore
Snow and ice at the Top of Europe, the Jungfraujoch

ITINERARY
Day 1 Fly into Zürich and explore the Christmas markets from the moment you arrive. Zürich station, home to the Christkindlimarkt, is resplendent in glittering crystals and traditional chalet stalls. The main street leads to the town square with the Singing Christmas Tree - a must see!

Day 2 Today you experience the renowned Jungfraujoch. After a comfortable journey to Lauterbrunnen, change to the cogwheel train, winding your way up to the awe-inspiring peak. Idyllic snow scenes await at the summit, with some of the most famous Alpine panorama views in the world!

Day 3 Wander the markets this morning, picking up unique gifts and sampling traditional dishes before returning to the UK.
from 483 £

BASEL, ALSACE & THE BLACK FOREST | 24 Nov-23 Dec


HIGHLIGHTS:
The largest Christmas market in Switzerland
Excursions to traditional French and German markets in Freiburg and Colmar

ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrive in medieval Basel, host to the grandest Christmas markets in Switzerland! Explore the old town adorned with decorations and brightly painted chalet stalls.

Day 2 Cross the border to Germany, visiting the markets of the Black Forest in Freiburg and indulging in traditional Glühwein…

Day 3 Journey to Colmar, the charming Alsace town enhanced by amazing festive decorations and stalls. Try pain d’épices and visit the wine caves before returning to Basel.

Day 4 Taste the classic Basel treat Läckerli before your return to the UK.


from 454 £

NOËL À MONTREUX | 24 Nov-24 Dec


HIGHLIGHTS
:

Santa’s Grotto at the mountain peak with views over Lake Geneva
See St. Bernard dogs and Alphorn players in one of the most festive markets in Switzerland

ITINERARY
Day 1 After a quick journey from Geneva Airport, you arrive in picturesque Montreux. The markets along the lakeside make for a lovely afternoon exploring the stalls and enjoying classic entertainment.

Day 2 Santa’s Grotto awaits on the Rochers-de-Naye! The true Christmas experience begins today, with a journey up to over 2000m above sea level. Take in the panoramic views over Lake Geneva before heading down to Montreux.

Day 3 Time this morning to explore the lakeside markets before your return.
from 498 £

LUCERNE & QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS | 03 Dec-24 Dec


HIGHLIGHTS:
Cheese Fondue on Mount Rigi, Queen of the Mountains
The beautiful Lucerne city centre in Winter

ITINERARY
Day 1 A short journey from the airport takes you to the old lakeside town of Lucerne. The bright lights welcome you into the station and accompany you through the streets. From the beginning of December inviting stalls give the old town a warming glow.

Day 2 Enjoy panoramic views over Lake Lucerne during the short scenic walk from the peak of Mount Rigi to the Alp Farm ‘Chäserenholz’. Indulge in a warming, local Cheese Fondue before your return to Lucerne.

Day 3 Take time to explore Lucerne, from the Chapel Bridge over the river to the famous Lion Monument – meandering through the festively decorated streets along your way – before you return to the UK