Discover Christmas in a Swiss Spa

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Last updated 05:00 01/07/2013
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SWISS CHALET: Enjoy a white Christmas skiing, sightseeing and relaxing at a luxury Swiss spa.

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SWISS ALPS: Spend the festive season relaxing and admiring the breathtaking scenery.

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Style, elegance and an incredible winter adventure awaits you! Imagine visiting three amazing European countries on a guided tour where you'll be spoilt with a truly authentic Christmas experience.

Kick off your magical adventure in a first class Swiss chalet in a hidden village perched dramatically in the snow-clad Swiss Alps. Spend Christmas relaxing. Take in the spa pampering treatments, or ski on the slopes high above the town where the church bells are ringing amongst the enchanting snow-clad environment.

Head along to several locations in the Austrian Lakes District, made famous by the Sound of Music film and the famous Silent Night Chapel, located on the site where the Christmas carol was first ever performed. Be sure to indulge in hot chocolate and biscuits in the courtyard of St Peter's Keller, dating way back to the 1500's!

Take time out to soak up the atmosphere of the famous Salzburg baroque Christmas Markets, where you can shop for unique giftware while indulging in mulled red wine, fresh produce and sweet bakery eats.

Next stop is Germany's southernmost city Appenzell. Here you can enjoy a delightful horse drawn sleigh ride underneath snow-topped trees and stunning village settings, before you board the famous Glacier Express train through Switzerland's finest mountain scenery. With premium seats in the panoramic carriages you'll be pleased with the absolute luxury and scenic views.

On arrival you'll board a coach and drive up the ravines and frozen waterfalls to reach your Christmas destination - The Spa Town of Leukerbad. Set in a hidden valley at an altitude of 1,400 metres, you'll be surrounded by towering, jagged peaks. Hot, therapeutic natural thermal water springs out from these mountains.

Magical landscapes are awaiting you with snow-capped mountains, chalets and trees in the crisp northern hemisphere winter sun. Cosy fireplaces, Christmas cheer, fairy lights and mulled wine are all part of this unique European winter delight. All of which are a memorable and indulgent Swiss experience to cherish for years to come.

For those who are booking their Swiss Spa tour during Christmas, why not extend your holiday to include a New Year's celebration in a real Italian Castle!
Imagine staying in the glorious CastelBrando, which is set in the charming foothills of the Italian Dolomites, there's so much to see and do in this 2,000-year-old Roman fortress turned noble's palace.

During this tour you'll be whisked away to the romantic Venice, the chic Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo and the stylish city of Milan to shop up a storm. With a New Year's Eve Gala dinner with regional tantalising wines and live musical entertainment for a night to remember, there's no going wrong with this exhilarating tour!

Discover Christmas in a Swiss Spa and New Year in an Italian Castle with House of Travel.  Get in quick, as departure dates are selling fast! Call 0800 838 747 or visit your local House of Travel today.

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