Scenic Switzerland & The Alps

Scenic Switzerland & The Alps

The combination of sun and snow never goes amiss, and with a bit of luck you’ll find both on this tour to Switzerland. Venture through France before ending up at Villars found in the Swiss Alps for an eight day trip of exploration and discovery.


Scenic Switzerland & the Alps


Day 1  Begin your travels by taking a ferry crossing from Dover to Calais

 to arrive at our overnight accommodation in Reims,

the Campanile Reims Centre Cathedral ***

featuring  spacious rooms, friendly staff

and a breakfast buffet overlooking the Vesle river.  


Day 2  Awaken to continue our travels onto Villars,

 stopping at our hotel for next 5 nights the Eurotel Victoria Villars ****

located in Villar-Sur-Ollon and surrounded by tall snowy mountains

 and trees as far as the eye can see. 


Day 3  Enjoy a full  day of leisure in Villars, we’ll include a Villars Access Card,

 allowing free unlimited use of the local trains, coaches, gondola lifts

 and more making it simple to get around.

 Perhaps you’ll enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool, sauna, sun terrace and fitness hall,

or maybe you’d prefer to venture a bit further out of town to explore.

There’s plenty of architecture to explore including the Aigle Castle,

 a 12th-century castle with plenty of wine inside to be discovered,

 or maybe you’d prefer to visit Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.





Day 4  Travel along the breathtaking Rhone Valley,

making way to the municipality of Tasch

 before enjoying a train ride which will ascend us upwards towards

the car free town of Zermatt,

with the beauty of Matterhorn towering above;

enjoy taking in all the sites the alps has to offer

 before returning back to Villars.


 Day 5  Start off the day visiting the rustic Évian-les-Bains,

a calm commune in France before enjoying a boat trip to Lausanne

across Lake Geneva where we will have time to explore the popular lakeside resort

and port of Ouchy  Harbour;

gaze across the crystal blue waters

that France and Switzerland

 both share before travelling back to the hotel,

taking a stop off at the beautiful Montreux

 well known for its Jazz Festivals and gorgeous lakeside promenade

 lined with flowers, sculptures and well-kept trees.



 Day 6  A scenic excursion to the fortified Gruyères is on the agenda today,

 passing the ski resorts of Les Diablerets and Gstaad.

 Enjoy free time here exploring this scenic medieval town

and maybe some cheese tasting too?


 Day 7  Say goodbye to the gorgeous Switzerland

 to start our journey homeward with an overnight stay back in the French city of Reims

at the Mercure Parc des  Expositions ***


 Day 8  Venture back onto the ferry

 as we return back home to the south west and surrounding areas.



What’s included in this Sapphire Tour…



• Return ferry from Dover to Calais.

• Leisure time at Gruyères.

• Day at leisure in Villars.

• Boat Trip from Evian to Lausanne.

• Villars Access Card.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 7 nights hotel stay on half board, see our full brochure for more details.

• Coach travel, see our full brochure for more details.



Eurotel Victoria Villars

Villar-Sur-Ollon ****


Located in the centre of Villar-Sur-Ollon, this relaxed hotel features an abundance of ways to unwind:

Take a dip in their indoor pool, unwind in their sauna or catch some fresh air on their sun terrace.

Refresh yourself at their restaurant and bar, serving a varied menu of French and Italian dishes,

with a one night special Flower Menu featuring petals from seasonal mountain blossom and blooms.

The hotel has a lift.





Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth Plymouth, Outside Bretonside Coach Park PL4 0BG
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe, PL1 2TE
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Murco Garage Taunton, Murco Garage J25/M5
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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