12 Day | Tranquil Lake & Mountain Resort Holiday

A wonderful combination of lesser known highlights

View over Lake Brienz in Bönigen
Kandersteg village

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 12 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


"This is an ideal holiday for anyone seeking lakes and mountains tranquility. You'll stay in the charming lakeside village of Bönigen - which has all the benefits Interlaken's transport network just 10 minutes away. The second resort is Kandersteg - as idyllic a Swiss mountain village as you can picture, close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Oeschinensee. "

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Day 1 - Arrive and explore the village of Bönigen on Lake Brienz

Fly from the UK to Zurich in under 2 hours with connecting rail travel to Interlaken where you are transferred to the nearby lakeside resort of Bönigen. Welcome to the Seiler Au Lac hotel for your 6 night stay and enjoy a lakeside stroll. 

Day 2 - Free days to enjoy the Bernese Oberland

A 10 minute bus ride (included with your complimentary Interlaken Guest Card) brings you to the lively resort of Interlaken. The town lies at the heart of a transport network, where there is so much on offer with your Swiss Travel Pass -  use for free unlimited cruises on the Lakes of Thun & Brienz and trips into the mountains at Wengen and Grindelwald, from where mountain railways and cable cars are offered with up to 50% reduction. A memorable visit to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe is available at 25% reduction. 

Bönigen itself is a small and very charming village and it is a privilege to be based here by the water's edge. The village has its own boat stop on Lake Brienz and a favourite trip is a free leisurely cruise from Bönigen to Brienz. Change here to the nostalgic Brienzer Rothorn Steam Train which has been chugging away since 1892 (50% reduction with your Pass). 

Your Swiss Travel Pass will also take you to Bern or to Lucerne on the scenic Luzern-Interlaken Express for memorable day trips.

Day 7 - A choice of wonderful routes to Kandersteg

With your Swiss Travel Pass you can travel by rail from Interlaken to Spiez and join the Lötschberg Regio Express to the small mountain resort of Kandersteg. Alternatively take a more leisurely journey by lake boat to Thun and join the Lötschberg Regio Express there at Thun station. Check in for your 5 night stay at the Bernerhof hotel in Kandersteg.

Day 8-11 - Enjoy the splendours of Kandersteg

This is perhaps the ultimate idyllic Bernese Oberland alpine village in a picture-perfect setting in the mountains with lush meadows and mountain streams and a village centre characterised by traditional wooden buildings and cosy restaurants. A favourite spot for walkers, the area boasts a huge number of marked trails, taking in some truly beautiful alpine scenery and the deep blue lakes of Oeschinensee and Blausee. Your stay in Kandersteg is enhanced by the Kandersteg MagicBlue Pass with free local travel including the Oeschinensee cable car during the summer months.

From Kandersteg is easy to take a scenic journey south to Brig with your Swiss Travel Pass.

Day 12 - Last day

Time for your last stroll around Kandersteg before your journey back to the UK.


2023 Guide Prices

6 nights in Bönigen and 5 nights in Kandersteg

Available 5 May-21 October

Prices from £1,978 per person staying in 3/4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass for just £192 per person


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 12 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 11 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
  • Local passes in Bönigen and Kandersteg offering free local travel, and cable car in Kandersteg
  • Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for mountain railways and cable cars. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass

Your holiday includes a Swiss Travel Pass, covering the rail journeys below as well as many scenic excursions

View of the Lötschberg Regio Express

Your scenic train journeys

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Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights along the way
  • Add on lakes & mountains excursions
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade to superior hotel rooms
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2023
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