The Swiss Alps Tour

1st - 8th August 2020

This luxurious Driving Tour takes you on an unforgettable trip to France and Switzerland. You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads and take in breath-taking views whilst staying at the finest hotels, sampling outstanding cuisine and partaking in wonderful experiences during our 8-day tour of a lifetime.

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What is Included

  • Return Flexiplus crossings with Eurotunnel
  • Seven nights’ 4* & 5* accommodation on B&B basis
  • Tickets and entry to Piz Gloria via the Schilthorn
  • Lunch at Piz Gloria restaurant
  • Tickets and lunch in the Andermatt mountains
  • Access to the multiple spa facilities at the Chedi Hotel
  • Dinner with wine on six evenings
  • Professional Photographer throughout the tour
  • Services of an experienced tour manager throughout 

Tour Prices

£2,995

per person based on two sharing a room and a car

£3,855

per person based on one person in a room and a car

Swiss Motorway Vignette

£48.50 per car

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Itinerary

Swiss Alps Driving Tour

This 8-day escorted tour takes you on some of Europe’s most incredible roads. The tour includes luxurious accommodation as well as Eurotunnel crossings.

You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads in France and Switzerland and enjoy breathtaking views. During this incredible tour of a lifetime, you will stay at the finest hotels, sample outstanding cuisine and partake in unforgettable experiences.

THE ITINERARY
Saturday 1st August | Calais to Champagne | 180 Miles

Our rendezvous will be at the Eurotunnel Flexiplus café after which we will board our morning crossing to Calais. Upon arrival in Calais, we begin the first 180-mile stint of the tour down to the beautiful Champagne region in France.  We will lunch halfway to Champagne before arriving at a 5-star Château. Dinner with wine is included at the fabulous Château restaurant.

Sunday 2nd August | Château de Fère to Beaune | 214 Miles
After a beautifully prepared French breakfast, we warm the cars ready to begin the D-road drive down to the next hotel, the Hotel Le Cèdre in Beaune, just west of Dijon. Before we begin the main part of our journey we will visit the old Circuit de Reims-Gueux for a photo opportunity in front of the old pit buildings. Once again, we will enjoy the gorgeous food on offer in our private dining room for the gourmet dinner at the hotel this evening.

Monday 3rd August | Beaune to Grindelwald | 217 Miles
Today we cross the border into Switzerland en route to Grindelwald. We will stop for lunch in Lausanne overlooking Lake Geneva before heading up into the Swiss mountains. The stunning Hotel Belvedere, facing the famous Eiger mountain, will be our base for the next three nights. We will enjoy a welcome aperitif on the hotel balcony with fabulous views followed by a locally sourced Swiss dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Tuesday 4th August  | Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen | 13 Miles
The tour continues with a short drive from the Hotel in Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen. We will park the cars in Stechelberg and make our way up to Mürren by cable car before a short walk to the Schilthorn cable car. We will ascend 2,970m above sea level to enjoy the spectacular landscape where scenes from the Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ were filmed. Lunch will be in the panoramic revolving restaurant and we will visit the ‘Bond World’ museum at the top of the mountain. The skyline walk located at the Birg cable car station is a must for some breathtaking photo opportunities.
If you would prefer to take a drive out to explore the beautiful region of Bern, we have a route ready to go with a fabulous lunch stop.
Dinner with wine is included at the hotel this evening.

Wednesday 5th August | Grindelwald to Andermatt | 75 Miles
After breakfast, we head down to the car park to get the cars fired up ready for the drive to the Chedi Hotel in Andermatt. Our drive involves both the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass as we wind our way around these fantastic roads peaking at 2,426 metres above sea level. We will drive past the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhone which featured in the James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ film and then drive through the famous town of Realp where we will attempt to recreate a scene from the film Goldfinger. This evening we will have dinner in our private dining room in the hotel restaurant. 

Thursday 6th August | Rest day in Andermatt
This morning we will aim to leave the hotel around 09:30hrs to drive one of our all-time favourite roads, the Susten Pass.
Heading to the hotel, we have arranged to board the newly built gondola to go up into the mountains in Andermatt. Our destination is one of the beautiful mountain restaurants for a typical Swiss lunch with stunning views. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to either enjoy the many hotel spa facilities or continue exploring the mountains.
This evening you are free to enjoy the town of Andermatt or enjoy a lovely meal in the hotel's stunning restaurant.

Friday 7th August | Andermatt to Lunéville | 225 Miles
After breakfast, we begin our journey back to France. The route takes us into the mountains once again on beautiful French D roads through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park. We will drive the fabulous D430 as we wind our way through the national park.
This evening our finale dinner is included at the stunning Château d'Adomenil in Lunéville.

Saturday 8th August | Lunéville to Calais | 319 Miles
Today marks the end of the tour, however, the crossing is on a Flexiplus basis, therefore, you are welcome to choose the crossing that suits you best.

We have many hotel recommendations should you wish to break up the journey by taking an extra night in France on your way to Calais.

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How to book or reserve your place on any of our events, trips & tours:
Booking your place on this event couldn't be easier. The first step would be to complete the online enquiry form and we'll call you back to get you signed up.

Once we have discussed your individual options, we will send you a booking form which when completed gives us all the necessary information about you, your co-driver and your car as well as other useful extras such as dietary requirements and special requests that you might have.

You can secure a place on any of our tours, road trips or driving adventures with a deposit of just £250 per person. There's no need to worry about paying anything more until the final balance is due (usually around 8 weeks before we travel) and you're welcome to pay your final before that date if preferred. If the event you wish to join is within the next 8 weeks, we will require the full payment to be made at the time of your booking.

Prefer to have a chat over the phone? Give us a call on 01926 675 675

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Minimum numbers 
We have a minimum number of participants required for all of our events enabling them to be viable for us to run - this is usually 10 cars unless stated otherwise. In the event that we don't reach the minimum numbers, the tour may be cancelled at which point your booking deposit will be refunded to you, or if preferred, allocated to another event of your choice.

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Excellent road book, excellent hotels and the meal at Chateau Admomneil was truly outstanding. Overall, an excellent tour and we look forward to...
- The Swiss Alps Tour
Must do it again, nice group you're a good team. Thank you.
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