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Engelberg is situated at the head of a picturesque valley leading up to the mountains from Lake Luzern. The short railway journey from Luzern provides an excellent prelude to the scenery that awaits you.

Paths (most accessible by cable car) radiate in all directions offering walkers a choice of stunning routes along with the distraction of some excellent mountain restaurants where it would be impossible not to linger!

The village is at 1050m, and is full of fresh invigorating mountain air. The most famous cableway is the rotating ‘Rotair’ taking its passengers up to Mount Titlis an area of year round skiing and snow activities and the highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland at 3238m (over 10000 feet).

Aside from the contrasting scenery of meadows, snow, rocky mountain peaks and deep blue lakes there are also numerous activities for children making it an ideal and encouraging area for parents with young walkers.

The Centre

Engelberg’s famous Benedictine Monastery radiates a special charm over the entire village creating a very Swiss atmosphere. Beyond the surrounding meadows impressive mountains rise steeply from the valley floor.

This is the last major village in the valley leaving its peace and tranquillity undisturbed by passing traffic. On one side a four stage gondola rises up to the snowy world of Mount Titlis passing the picturesque lake of Traubsee. On the other a cable car skims over forests and meadows to the superb walking area at Brunni. In the evening relax in one of the many pavement cafes located in the traffic free centre.

The Walking

There are 225 miles of hiking paths in the area, and our exclusive walk booklet captures the best of them for you to enjoy. 

From the village there are many easy walks with special routes for geological and floral interest a short distance away. More challenging is the four lakes walk or the Wallen Trail, a lovely high ridge walk with surprising discoveries in the world of fauna, flora and geology. 

Walk to Furenalp, at 1868m, slightly hidden but all the more tranquil with its lush alpine meadows and impressive views toward Spannort and Engelberg. On this walk you encounter the impressive Stauber waterfall. Climb to the Joch Pass either assisted by cable car and chair lift or on foot and explore this high lakeland area and maybe press on to Haslital along the Paradise way and return by train.

Walk Grading

Self Guided - Easy & Moderate

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Hotel Schweizerhof *** Superior - 3 Star

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The Schweizerhof was originally built in the centre of the village in 1896 and has been renovated constantly since. There are a number of wonderful family rooms offering a quality family environment. Breakfast gives plenty of choice and as with dinner local products including the monastery’s famous cheese are offered where available.

There is a choice of half board menus throughout the year. The friendly staff have been welcoming guests for the more than 30 years and New Experience guests for over 15 years. The entire hotel is non-smoking.

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Walking is possible from the end of May through to the middle of October with a risk of snow in the first and last months.

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Flights

Zurich is the closest at just over 2 hours with one change in Luzern. Basel is just under 3 hours and Geneva Airport just over 4 hours away each with a change of train in Luzern.

Zurich non-stop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Birmingham Manchester Edinburgh and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Geneva non-stop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Stansted Southampton* Bournemouth* Jersey Exeter* Newquay* Bristol Cardiff* Birmingham East Midlands Norwich* Doncaster* Liverpool Manchester* Leeds Newcastle* Glasgow*, Edinburgh, Aberdeen* Belfast and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Basel nonstop from Heathrow, London City, Luton, Liverpool, East Midlands and Manchester. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

* Winter only

Train

You can travel by train from London to Engelberg utilizing Eurostar and TGV it takes about 11½ hours

We can book rail travel on Eurostar and onwards on SNCF/TGV to Switzerland. You can reach most resorts on the same day.

Straight there and back

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF and all seat reservations:

2nd class £180 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £350 per person supplement on with air prices

With a stop in Strasbourg

You may care to break the journey in each direction in a 3 star hotel, B & B, in Strasbourg. We will book you into a 3 star hotel very close to the station and the historic old town, and you will have time to explore this beautiful and famous city.

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF with 2 nights in a 3 star hotel in Strasbourg, 1 in each direction. Plus all seat reservations:
2nd class £290 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £460 per person supplement on with air prices

Prices are a guide and subject to availability.

Self Drive

If you wish to drive to Switzerland we provide advice on where to stay en route if you wish to break the journey as well as driving directions to find the hotel. We also advise on which hotels have car parks. Just use the ‘own travel arrangement’ prices and add a half fare card if required.

To drive on Swiss motorways you will need a motorway pass ‘Vignette’ we can obtain this for £35 which will save the queue at the border.


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Engelberg

Included:

·         7 Nights accommodation with half board*

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

·         ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Switzerland. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)

·         With flights prices also includes Rail Transfer Tickets between Switzerland airport and hotel

·         In addition, you can also purchase a Swiss Half Fare Card for £106 per person (50% discount on local travel – valid for a month)

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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2018

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Schweizerhof*** Superior 

Dates

7 nights half board

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

20 Apr – 08 Jul

18 Aug – 25 Oct

910

639

91

21

09 Jul – 17 Aug

970

699

101

21


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Fly – Rail Luggage

Take advantage of the unique fly/rail baggage system which allows you to travel light between airport and your centre. When your cases arrive your hotelier will collect them for you. On your return deposit your luggage at the railway station (not available from all stations) and the next time you see it is at your UK airport carousel. £16** per back per direction.

Getting about

The Swiss transport system has a well earned reputation for being the best in the world. The trains are modern clean and run to schedule (late trains make the news in Switzerland!). We provide a personal timetable for all customers showing the relevant train times (including platforms) for transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel for both arrivals and departures. We help to make the journey very much part of your holiday by providing helpful notes offering advice on changing trains and selecting the best seats to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience travelling on the distinctive yellow post buses the lake steamers and many cable cars and funicular railways which will whisk you to high alpine meadows and mountain tops.

Swiss Transfer Card


This is included with all of our Swiss holidays if you purchase flights with us. Gives free transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel. Any reasonable route is permitted. Useful for very short stays and on hotel to hotel treks where you plan to walk all the way. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Transfer Card for £120 per person (prices subject to change).

Swiss Half Fare Card

This is included on a couple of our Swiss holiday if you purchase flights with us. Gives 50% discount during your stay for all rail and post bus services plus discounts on most funicular railways, chair lifts, gondolas and cable cars. Useful for those arriving by car. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Half Fare Card for £105 per person (prices subject to change).

Family Card

Free travel on most transport for all children under 16 years traveling with their parents; provided free of charge with any of the travel cards listed above.

Two & Multi Centre Holidays - Switzerland

Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that traveling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you. We will make all hotel reservations and provide the rail ticket between the centres free of charge** if the total stay is over 11 nights. For holidays over 13 nights we upgrade the rail travel between centres to First Class free of charge**. For example why not combine Zermatt with Davos having 7 nights in each resort in 4* hotels and journey between the two on the ‘Glacier Express’?

** As long as a Swiss Half Fare has been purchased



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