Four Countries Christmas & the Swiss Glacier Express

Four Countries Christmas & the Swiss Glacier Express

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Four Countries Christmas & the Swiss Glacier Express

7 Days Starting and ending in Belgium

Visiting: Belgium, Austria, Füssen, Hohenschwangau, Glacier Express, Saint Anton am Arlberg

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Tour code:

xcs

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$1619 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Enjoy a New Year’s break like never before, as we offer you a taste of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, on this four countries holiday. Spend New Year’s Eve exploring the fairytale castles of Bavaria, Germany, with a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, also the fabulous town of Fussen. After the New Year’s celebrations, enjoy a relaxing New Year’s Day as we cross the border into Switzerland, where we take a journey on the world-famous Swiss Glacier Express and travel through spectacular mountain scenery. We also spend time exploring Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s capital. Before we return home, relax in resort and explore the local area, or why not join us as we make a visit to lively St. Anton and the chic resort of Lech, both in Austria and the perfect way to end your magical coach holiday.

Highlights

  • Experience four countries this Christmas, as we offer you a taste of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

  • To really get you in the festive spirit, we begin on Christmas Eve, with a visit to the fairytale castles of Bavaria, including the famous Neuschwanstein Castle

  • Make a short stop in Vaduz, Liechtenstein before we cross the border into Switzerland, where we take a journey on the world-famous Swiss Glacier Express and travel through spectacular mountain scenery

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Belgium
Location: Belgium
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: No Meals

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Continue To Austria
Location: Austria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vienna House Martinspark
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue to Austria for a four-night stay.

Day 3 : Christmas Eve Füssen & Hohenschwangau
Location: Füssen, Hohenschwangau
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vienna House Martinspark
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today our superb included excursion takes us to Bavaria and the lovely town of Fussen, situated at the southern end of the Romantic Road. You will have time at leisure to discover the medieval centre of this charming town located above the River Lech.

We then continue to the village of Hohenschwangau. Here you will have the opportunity to photograph Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle of Mad King Ludwig, (weather permitting). This romantic castle, upon which Walt Disney based Sleeping Beauty’s Palace, is one of Germany’s most popular images.

Please note that Christmas Eve in Austria and Germany is a traditional religious festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.

Day 4 : Christmas Day Swiss Glacier Express
Location: Glacier Express
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vienna House Martinspark
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Merry Christmas! We celebrate Christmas with an unforgettable ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express. We board the train in Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and travel through the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps to the charming ski resort of Andermatt. Late this afternoon we return to the hotel for a Christmas evening turkey dinner.

(Please note that the train journey may operate in reverse, from Andermatt to Chur).

Day 5 : Boxing Day Free Time Or St. Anton & Lech
Location: Saint Anton am Arlberg
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Schlosshotel Dorflinger
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A day at leisure today or why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful alpine towns of St. Anton and Lech. Situated on the Arlberg massif and surrounded by alpine peaks and wooded hills, St. Anton is famous as a winter resort on account of its outstanding natural scenery. Home to approximately 2500 inhabitants, St. Anton has a somewhat genuine ambience and charming atmosphere where crisp, clean mountain air is always guaranteed. Take a stroll down the pedestrian precinct where you can sit back and relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Day 6 : Belgium
Location: Belgium
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave Austria and head north to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 7 : Return Home
Location: Belgium
Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of convenient joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    This trip includes coach travel from/to a local UK joining point

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Tipping & Gratuities

Accommodation

Luxuria departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Schlosshotel Dorflinger Bludenz or similar.

Silver Service departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Central Hotel Leonhard in Feldkirch, or similar.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of coach will be used

    You will travel on either our Luxuria Coach or our Silver Service Coach

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Some tours carry a supplement for solo travellers, please ask for details if the Single price is not shown

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Fully escorted by our experienced drivers/crews. And in most towns and cities we either include or offer optional sightseeing tours with expert local guides to help you get the most from your visits.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Sole use of your own room on all Single Traveller holidays: means you still get your privacy and time out from the group.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Battlefield Tours - Will it be possible to visit a particular cemetery whilst on the tour?

    Please contact us and we will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Reviews of this Operator

Will (Google Reviewer)  

I went on the 4...

05-Jan-2024

I went on the 4 countries trip and swiss glacier express and overall it was a great trip. The coach I was on was silver service, it was tidy had nice seats and other accessories such as charging points and headsets which was very handy. The drivers Alex and Dave were fantastic, very kind, funny and respectful throughout the whole trip and a pleasure to talk to. The excursions were very pleasant and all ran very smoothly. The hotels were decent and offered a good service. I overall very much recommend leger holidays.

Sally Matson  

Excellent customer service

10-Jan-2023

Booked our ‘Christmas in Austria & Scenic Trains of the Tyrol’ through George on the customer Helpline. Nothing was too much trouble, everything clearly & patiently explained. He even had permission to log in on his day off to finalise the sale! A charming and helpful young person and a credit to the company.

Euan Donald (Google Reviewer)  

Been on two tours now...

10-Oct-2023

Been on two tours now the “D Day beaches” and “ All Quiet on the Western Front” tour of the Somme and Ypres. Both four days in total, two travelling and two on the site of the various battles. This is outstanding value for money, picked up from Carlisle , Cumbria and literally looked after all the way through the tours. The coaches are great and the accommodation spot on . The guides are very knowledgeable ( Mark Hope brilliant guy)and the bus drivers professional . Absolutely fantastic .

Sue Sinfield (Google Reviewer)  

Due to covid it was...

21-Jul-2022

Due to covid it was 3rd time lucky for us to visit lake Garda, what a treat. One or two hiccups but no fault of Legers at all. Praise to Graham and Chris for their excellent driving and coffee service. Our visit to Verona, our guide was very informative but did walk at a pace sometimes had to hurry to keep up. A lovely holiday

Michael Stephen Shilleto   England

Four Countries New Year & the Swiss Glacier Express

07-Jan-2024

Firstly we must thank Alex and Dave our tour guide / drivers who entertained us through out . The tour was fantastic so was the hotel’s food and entertainment. The tour was through the new year holidays as expected lots of shops closed and hotels were understaffed which was lost on some travelers. We travelled back from stop 24 on a luxuria coach I would recommend paying the extra for the comfort alone

Roy Williams (Google Reviewer)  

Great company. We did the...

03-Apr-2024

Great company. We did the 4 day D Day Normandy Landing tour.We had 2 great driver's John and Ian.. Nothing was a problem for them. They kept us safe and entertained.Then we had Fred Greenhow as our guide And he was outstanding. He told us everything we wanted to know. Can't praise them enough Thank you all. We will do more tours with them......

aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

just returned from a solos...

25-Mar-2024

just returned from a solos break to valkenburg and rhine valley i enjoyed the break overall although both journeys were considerably longer than expected due to several picks ups. I could have done without the 3 countries meeting point excursion to be honest and the lunch on rhine cruise was very basic. The drivers/couriers were efficient and good humoured and provided free lunch vouchers on the ferry which were much appreciated. I probably would book another break with leger but to somewhere a lot closer to home.

Andy (Google Reviewer)  

Booked a surprise Birthday treat...

12-Jan-2024

Booked a surprise Birthday treat for my wife 40th to visit The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, All done via work,put all information in the B/card,so excited, one week before trip Cancelled!!! Due to not enough interest?? No Alternative! Never touch them again

Victoria Smith (Google Reviewer)  

I'd like to go lowerthan...

26-Dec-2023

I'd like to go lowerthan one star .my trip over to Italy nearly 36 hours in total.the driver and his wife gave thier mother a seat that was paid for and reserved at a price by another lady who was finally allowed to sit at the front with the drivers mother .( that was good of them considering the lady had paid for 2 holidays and one couldn't make it . I had the cheek to ask for coffee only the women driver to have conversation loud enough for my earshot to her husband then put over the tannoy that coffee will be when they are ready. ( i had bought 24 tickets for drinks on steves advice )but i quietly corrected them saying that they really shouldn't do that so I could hear.Then a barrage of abuse came from her for then her husband to face me off at my seat and a threats to get my case off and find my own way home his face red with rage pointing in my face with comments saying they don't have to take that from me.as they are fed up with people and they have to work 21 hours etc etc .they people were shouting STOP STOP STOP .he continued his rant and saying I would be dropped at the next service station. ( FRANCE) it was raining and I had no idea where I was going or had been.He the gave me a can of diet coke and said i could have it free but no oppology! 15 hours later in italy I wanted to leave and get a plane home .legers were no help but another coach arrived same sort of holiday shearings with nice drivers .No Rome visit and I could be with them for the remainder of time. I did go out on a couple of trips and the bus and drivers were amazing .I was told by legers eventually I can do the return journey with then but my holiday was ruined I cried and slept and am emotionally traumatised . On the plus side the coach i arrived on the doors kept opening in the wind the coach had to pull over and close the door so we could only use side door which was a fire hazzard ! Still no apology last day is today I'm spending in my room .I just want to return to England because I will be getting a solicitor for the abuse i suffered and the money I paid and for the wasted week over Christmas not to mention the anxiety I have suffered .the hotel and food was abysmal. The worse week ever and £1500 spent my nerves are in shreads .I can't wait to see the reviews and already I am flooded with statements from other passengers about how bad it is and my how I should fight for my injustice of it all .this time it must go to court so people are heard and intimidation like this is not allowed

TU  

Many thanks to Molly.

03-Jan-2023

I have recently booked a trip to Le Mans and had the good fortune to speak to Molly. She was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. She was able to answer all but one of my queries with clarity and promised to ring me with the answer to the un-answered question as it required further investigation. This she duly did. An unusually pleasant experience when making a booking over the phone, if only it could be this easy every the time.

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Dec 22, 2024 - Dec 28, 2024
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    Leger Holidays requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of leger holidays charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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