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Grindelwald, thanks to its magnificent setting, has been attracting British guests from the end of the 18th century. The town is in a valley surrounded by high mountains not least of which is the renowned Eiger with its imposing North Face. There is a maze of walking routes from either Grindelwald itself or from the top of local gondolas mountain railways or post bus routes that will have you quickly looking down on this stunning valley and at the same time up to the imposing surrounding mountains. You can take the railway to the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station with its permanent snow and ice, and we even have a walk in our booklet from this station.

The Centre

Grindelwald is undoubtedly one of the busiest centres in the Swiss Mountains in the summer bringing a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located centrally in the Bernese Oberland, it has a wide selection of restaurants useful if you choose to be B&B only at the Lauberhorn. We have chosen two hotels away from the bustle but still within easy reach of the main town with its wide selection of shops. It has a railway connecting it with other areas around the valley and to Interlaken which has connections directly to the main Swiss cities. There is an indoor swimming pool and an ice rink to enjoy outside of walking.

The Walking

There are over 180 miles of walking trails around Grindelwald with walks for all abilities. You can utilise the post bus gondola and mountain railway network to take away the climbs so you can choose from a selection of contour or downhill routes. Amongst them the high-altitude walk from First to Bachalpsee, the Faulhorn mountain hotel and continuing to the Schynige Platte ranking among the most beautiful hikes of the region. Walk along the foot of the North Face of the Eiger with this daunting spectacle towering above you. The choice of walks in the immediate area will astound you and if you travel a little further afield over the Grosse Scheidegg mountain pass or into Lauterbrunnen valley more opportunities await you.


Walk Grading

Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate and Challenging

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Hotel Lauberhorn ** Superior - 2 Star

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This 2* hotel has been built in the typical Swiss chalet-style and is in a quiet location on the sunny side of Grindelwald Hotel Lauberhorn offers breathtaking views of the mountain scenery. With 25 simple rooms, owners Conny & Beni promote an informal and friendly atmosphere. 

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Hotel Kirchbühl**** - 4 Star

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This 4* hotel is located in a quiet sunny location with commanding views. It is a 10 minute walk or 3 minute bus ride from the railway station. The hotel has been in the Brawand family for 4 generations and the old fashioned traditional hospitality is as alive now as it was when the hotel was opened in 1900.

Outside the high season New Experience Guests will be upgraded by one room category if available at time of booking. Dinner and breakfast is taken in the wood-panelled dining room, and dinner is a sumptuous 5 course delight.

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Walking is possible from May until October with a risk of snow affecting the higher routes in first and last of these months.



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Flights

Fly either to Zurich Basel or Geneva taking 3, 3 and 3½ hours respectively.

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 non-stop 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 Grindelwald 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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Grindelwald

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board* at Hotel Kirchbuhl and bed & breakfast at Hotel Lauberhorn

  • 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 Zurich. 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 2017/18

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

Hotel Kirchbuhl****

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

Superior Room

Deluxe Room

18 May – 28 May

23 Sep – 17 Oct

1020

749

115

20

40

 56

29 May – 02 Jul

19 Aug – 22 Sep

1170

899

145

20

28

44

03 Jul – 18 Aug

1220

949

155

20

25

41

There is one category free upgrade for New Experience guests – subject to availability. 

Hotel Lauberhorn**

Dates

7 nights B&B

 With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights B&B

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

19 May – 11 Jun

26 Aug – 10 Oct

820

549

77

13

12 Jun – 25 Aug

860

589

86

13

Room supplements (all per person per night):

·         Half Board £30

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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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