Traveller Story: A White Christmas Dream


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Traveller Story: A White Christmas Dream

Les and his wife travelled on our A Swiss Christmas in Zermatt tour in December 2017. They longed for a 'white Christmas' with Zermatt being the perfect destination surrounded by the Alps.


Les Cox

What tour did you travel on?

A Swiss Christmas in Zermatt

When did you travel? 

December, 2017

Why did you select this particular tour?

We wanted a "White Christmas" and with Zermatt surrounded by mountains we thought we would be guaranteed a picture of white against a blue sky. 

Who did you travel with?

My wife 

Have you travelled with Albatross Tours previously?

Yes, on the Italian Lakes & Tuscany tour in May 2016

What were your favourite places on your Albatross tour?

Without doubt this would have to be Zermatt. One of the most picturesque places I have ever seen and had not changed in 30 years. Amazing place. 

What was the most amazing thing you saw or did on your Albatross tour?

Easy question to answer - The Matterhorn. Waking up on the first day in Zermatt we walked outside to see the "majestic" Matterhorn towering over our tiny village. Just brilliant.

 Tell us about your most memorable moment on tour?

That would be arriving into Hallstatt and seeing the town for the first time spread along the lakeside with snow over the rooftops. It was picture perfect and the view just took your breath away. 

What was your favourite meal on tour?

The Christmas Eve dinner at the Alex hotel in Zermatt. This meal was world class and made a great night something very "special".
What advice do you have for anyone interested in travelling on this tour?

If you are looking for Christmas how it should be this is the one for you. Very relaxed days with even the couple of longer days not being boring. Zermatt is just stunning and the mountains you can visit via Gondola make this the perfect tour for some amazing sightseeing.

Would you recommend this tour to family and friends? If so, why?

Not only will adults enjoy this tour but younger people will have their eyes wide open when every Christmas card they have ever seen will come to life.
The lights, the food, the markets, the sleigh ride and so much more will appeal to everyone.

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