Monday, 21 October 2013 10:46 AM
As winter draws near, you’re most likely conjuring up images of winter city breaks, Christmas markets and snowcovered mountain scenes. One of the best ways to experience those magical white mountain vistas is by train, so here are the top three winter holidays by train from Great Rail Journeys, all of which depart from St Pancras International.
Alps of Lake Geneva in Winter & Spring
This rail holiday takes you zipping past the crystal-clear waters of Lake Geneva and the elegant town of Vevey, up into the mountainous region of the Alps, and through the dramatic Trient Gorge to Chamonix on board the historic Mont Blanc Express. You’ll spend seven night’s at the Astra Hotel and enjoy excursions to Château de Chillon and mountain town of Les Diablerets. You’ll also journey on Mont Pèlerin Funicular Railway and take a ride on the GoldenPass Line panoramic train to Montreux, as well as the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix.
Price: £1,545 per person based on two sharing, to include First Class rail travel, Standard Class rail travel on local trains and excursion, 7 nights' accommodation at the Astra Hotel with breakfast each day, one lunch, four dinners.
Jungfrau Express in Winter
Based in the unspoilt town of Meiringen, this tour takes you through some of Switzerland’s best winter scenery. You’ll visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway. The tour also includes a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and a journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne.
Price: £1,598 per person based on two sharing. The price includes FirstClass rail travel, Standard Class rail travel in Switzerland, eight nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day, eight dinners.
Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg)
This adventurous twin-centre rail holiday explores the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and also includes a trip on the famous Glacier Express – one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world. Highlights include a ride on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bernina Express and the iconic Glacier Express, a visit to Zermatt by mountain railway, an excursion to Poschiavo, and a stay in the stunning mountain resort of Kandersteg
Price: £1,098 per person based on two sharing. Seven nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast each day, five dinners. The price includes return Standard Class rail travel on the Eurostar from London, all other Standard Class rail travel.
For bookings or further information call Great Rail Journeys on 01904 521 980 or visit www.GreatRail.com.