Food Lovers' Indulgence holiday

A relaxing holiday with an emphasis on excellent food and including the GoldenPass Line

 

Restaurants are an important part of Swiss culture and fine establishments abound throughout the country. They take great pride in offering both regional and international dishes, with a passion for fresh and locally produced products. Be sure to try the Swiss wine during your stay.

Available May-October, with 2 nights at the Wilden Mann hotel in Lucerne and 2 nights at the Hôtel Bon Rivage in La Tour-de-Peilz, near Vevey

Day 1 - Arrive and explore Lucerne

Arrive from the UK and check in for 2 nights at the 4 star Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann in the heart of Lucerne's Old Town. The historic centre, the River Reuss, Lake Lucerne are all close by, along with some fabulous mountain scenery.

Dinner this evening will be from the hotel’s delightful half board menu.

Day 1 - Arrive and explore Lucerne

Arrive from the UK and check in for 2 nights at the 4 star Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann in the heart of Lucerne's Old Town. The historic centre, the River Reuss, Lake Lucerne are all close by, along with some fabulous mountain scenery.

Dinner this evening will be from the hotel’s delightful half board menu.

 
Day 2 - A cruise on Lake Lucerne & a gourmet evening meal

Today, we recommend taking a leisurely cruise – you could enjoy lunch on board or alight at Beckenried for the Nidwaldnerhof restaurant which has a delightful lakeside setting and serves a wonderful à la carte menu. (Payable locally; use your Half Fare Card for a discount on the cruise).

Your evening meal will take place in the Wilden Mann’s gourmet Restaurant Sauvage, described as ‘the gourmet restaurant with a heart and soul. Indulge, enthuse, enjoy’.

Day 2 - A cruise on Lake Lucerne & a gourmet evening meal

Today, we recommend taking a leisurely cruise – you could enjoy lunch on board or alight at Beckenried for the Nidwaldnerhof restaurant which has a delightful lakeside setting and serves a wonderful à la carte menu. (Payable locally; use your Half Fare Card for a discount on the cruise).

Your evening meal will take place in the Wilden Mann’s gourmet Restaurant Sauvage, described as ‘the gourmet restaurant with a heart and soul. Indulge, enthuse, enjoy’.

 
Day 3 - A classic scenic rail journey & dinner beside Lake Geneva

A fabulous scenic rail journey. Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express over the Brünig Pass and alongside Lakes Brienz and Thun before heading into the mountains. Change to the GoldenPass Line train towards alpine Gstaad and a descent with fabulous views over Lake Geneva. From Montreux there’s transfers by rail and private transfer to the lakeside Hôtel Bon Rivage in the village of La Tour-de-Peilz. The hotel’s restaurant is described as the ‘Garden on the lake’, where your gourmet 4 course dinner is served on the terrace (subject to weather). Please note your stay must be between Tues-Sat at the Bon Rivage.

Day 3 - A classic scenic rail journey & dinner beside Lake Geneva

A fabulous scenic rail journey. Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express over the Brünig Pass and alongside Lakes Brienz and Thun before heading into the mountains. Change to the GoldenPass Line train towards alpine Gstaad and a descent with fabulous views over Lake Geneva. From Montreux there’s transfers by rail and private transfer to the lakeside Hôtel Bon Rivage in the village of La Tour-de-Peilz. The hotel’s restaurant is described as the ‘Garden on the lake’, where your gourmet 4 course dinner is served on the terrace (subject to weather). Please note your stay must be between Tues-Sat at the Bon Rivage.

 
Day 4 - Wine tasting and dinner amongst the historic Lavaux vineyards

Visit the stunning Lavaux wine area for a tasting at a local winery. A recommendation can also be made for lunch in the area. This is a splendid way to relax and enjoy the unique surroundings of the historic vine region. Dinner takes place above Vevey in the charming winegrowers’ village of Chardonne at the Restaurant Là-Haut, where you will be served a refined 4 course menu with views over the lake and the Alps. The restaurant has been awarded 16 points in the Gault & Millau dining guide. Return transport is arranged from your hotel for the evening meal.

Day 4 - Wine tasting and dinner amongst the historic Lavaux vineyards

Visit the stunning Lavaux wine area for a tasting at a local winery. A recommendation can also be made for lunch in the area. This is a splendid way to relax and enjoy the unique surroundings of the historic vine region. Dinner takes place above Vevey in the charming winegrowers’ village of Chardonne at the Restaurant Là-Haut, where you will be served a refined 4 course menu with views over the lake and the Alps. The restaurant has been awarded 16 points in the Gault & Millau dining guide. Return transport is arranged from your hotel for the evening meal.

 
Day 5 - Last day

Time for a last stroll along the shore of Lake Geneva, taking in the scenic views of the mountains beyond.  

A private transfer will take you to Vevey station for your train to Geneva airport and your flight back to UK.

Day 5 - Last day

Time for a last stroll along the shore of Lake Geneva, taking in the scenic views of the mountains beyond.  

A private transfer will take you to Vevey station for your train to Geneva airport and your flight back to UK.

 
Your holiday price

2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in La Tour-de-Peilz

Prices from £1,394 per person

1st class rail supplement on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements including additional nights.


  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich and Geneva to Zurich with SWISS inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • Return 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Lucerne and from Vevey to Geneva airport
  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a twin/double room based on 2 people sharing
  • Dinners as described: 1 gourmet dinner and 1 regular half board dinner at the Wilden Mann, 1 gourmet dinner at the Hôtel Bon Rivage and 1 dinner at Là-Haut restaurant with transfers
  • 1st class rail travel from Lucerne to Montreux on the GoldenPass Line and onward travel to Vevey
  • Return transfers between Vevey station and Hôtel Bon Rivage
  • Visit with wine tasting in Lavaux
  • Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply

View our booking conditions here.

Your holiday price

2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in La Tour-de-Peilz

Prices from £1,394 per person

1st class rail supplement on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements including additional nights.


  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich and Geneva to Zurich with SWISS inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • Return 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Lucerne and from Vevey to Geneva airport
  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a twin/double room based on 2 people sharing
  • Dinners as described: 1 gourmet dinner and 1 regular half board dinner at the Wilden Mann, 1 gourmet dinner at the Hôtel Bon Rivage and 1 dinner at Là-Haut restaurant with transfers
  • 1st class rail travel from Lucerne to Montreux on the GoldenPass Line and onward travel to Vevey
  • Return transfers between Vevey station and Hôtel Bon Rivage
  • Visit with wine tasting in Lavaux
  • Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply

View our booking conditions here.

 

Another tempting holiday idea

Take a look at our Golden Age of Steam holiday, including traditional rail and boat journeys in some of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland.


Scenic rail holidays

Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
Glacier Express
Bernina Express
GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation