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What can you expect

Boat cruises on some of the most pristine lakes

Panoramic train rides

Stay in the heart of the Bernese Oberland

Swiss Travel Pass for 6 days

Prepare to fill the camera roll up as you join Solos on a memorable and scenic journey to Switzerland. When you think of Switzerland you think of peaceful green hills, mountain scenery of the Alps, crystal clear alpine lakes and scenic train journeys, we will be diving deep into all these on this tour! From lake cruises, a train ride running alongside the lakes to Jungfraujoch, and a train that will take us through the picture postcard Grindelwald, all the way to the top of Europe.

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What's included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single rooms
  • Solos board - Breakfast daily, with a welcome dinner and farewell fondue dinner
  • Swiss Pass allowing usage of public transport
  • Tour of Lucerne
  • Train ride on the Glacier Express with a visit to Zermatt
  • Visits to Lake Brienz and Thun
  • Train ride on the Golden Pass Express from Montreux
  • Train ride to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrive in to Switzerland
  • Lucerne
  • Glacier Express, Zermatt and the Matterhorn
  • Lake Thun
  • Lausanne, Montreux and the Golden Pass Express
  • Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch
  • Lake Brienz
  • Flight home


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Arrive into Switzerland

Today we take our flight and arrive into the beautiful country that is Switzerland. We will transfer from Zurich Airport to Interlaken which will be our base for the week. Interlaken is ideally located between two picturesque lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, surrounded by Swiss mountain ranges.

  • Dinner included.


This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will board the Interlaken-Lucerne Express which will take us to the centre of Lucerne. Aboard this two-hour train journey passing through the heart of Switzerland, the journey will take us along crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and over the Brünig mountain pass. After experiencing some magnificent views of the Swiss Alps on the train, we will have a guided tour of the beautiful city of Lucerne. Known for its stunning location on the edge of Lake Lucerne and amid snow capped mountains, Lucerne is also known for its medieval architecture, and its most popular feature, the wooden bridge that that spans the width of the river. We will also board a boat for a boat cruise along the coast of the lake. We then return to the hotel via the scenic train we arrived on.

  • Breakfast included.

Glacier Express

Today after breakfast, we will head to Andermatt by coach to board the Glacier Express. The train will slowly snake its way through the mountains tight valleys and turns, passing through many tunnels and over numerous bridges, offering spectacular views. We will disembark at Zermatt, the car free mountain resort which lies below the iconic symbol of Switzerland, the pyramid shaped Matterhorn mountain peak. We will have free time here to explore the boutique shops down the main street or for those wanting to get a closer look at the Matterhorn, we can catch the funicular up to Gornergrat.

  • Breakfast included.

Lake Thun

This morning we will not have to travel to far to witness today’s natural beauty as we head to Lake Thun. The Lake’s shoreline is dotted with picturesque towns, including the town of Thun, castles, churches, all with the magnificent backdrop of the mountains. Whilst here we can make use of our Swiss Pass and take a relaxing cruise upon the lake, one of the best ways to explore the lake, or we could even take a walk along one of the many walking routes.

  • Breakfast included.

Montreux and the Golden Pass Express

After breakfast this morning we will board the coach and head to Lausanne, located on Lake Geneva. We will explore the old town, which goes back to the Middle Ages, it’s a labyrinth of cobbled streets and squares with a Gothic Cathedral to admire. We will then take the boat across Lake Geneva to Montreux where the Golden Pass Express starts and will take us back to Interlaken passing through lush green Swiss countryside.

  • Breakfast included.

Grindelwald: Jungfraujoch

Passing through the Bernese Oberland over the past few days we will have seen Jungfraujoch, today is the day we make our way up there to what is known as the ‘Top of Europe’ as it is the highest accessible point in Europe, which is a staggering 3,454m high. We will begin this journey to the top by boarding a train from Interlaken to the picture postcard town of Grindelwald. From here we will continue on with our journey and board another train to Kleine Scheidegg, where we will then step onto the funicular for our final destination of Jungfraujoch. To get to the very highest point, take the escalator to the Sphinx. Here we will have free time to take in just how high we are, breathe in the crisp mountain air, witness the magnificent glacier and mountain peaks that we have seen from only below previously. We will then return down the mountain via the funicular and gondola, finally boarding the train back to Interlaken.

  • Breakfast included.

Lake Brienz

Our last day in Switzerland will be a little more relaxed as we visit the Lake Brienz. Just like Lake Thun, we can make the most of the Swiss Pass, using the boats as many times as we wish. Lake Brienz is one of Switzerland’s best known lakes due its crystal clear, greenish blue waters and its picturesque villages. We can take in the scenery on the lake shores, or we can take a hike up the mountains that surround the lake for a panoramic view.

After experiencing the tranquil setting of the lake, tonight at the hotel, they will serve a classic cheese fondue farewell dinner as we share stories and pictures from the week in this unique place.

  • Breakfast and dinner included.

Return home

This morning we will have our final breakfast as a group at the hotel before transferring back to the airport for our return flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast included.


Carlton-Europe Vintage Hotel

The Carlton Europe Hotel is located in the picturesque town of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. It is centrally located with it being on the famous Höheweg street and a short walk to the train station. The central location makes it a perfect base for us.

Facilities Include

The hotel offers breakfast daily of a Swiss buffet, and boasts two restaurants on site, which are separately managed. The hotel also has saunas and treatment rooms.

Room Includes

Our rooms are the single rooms which have a private bathroom, flat screen tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee and Wi-Fi.

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