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Sweet Swiss Christmas Magic

Today, we will combine Switzerland's amazing scenery with some lakeside Christmas magic and a journey on Santa’s very own cog rail train, ascending more than 1500 meters to some of the highest peaks in the snow-capped Swiss Alps. At the top Santa will be waiting, eager to receive your Christmas wish list in the traditional fashion. Take in the spectacular alpine mountain view and catch a glimpse the majestic Mount Blanc (weather permitting).

After descending into what can only be described as an ocean of sparkling lights, spoil yourself at a typical Swiss Christmas Market, “Marche de Noel”.  This is the one of the largest markets in Switzerland, offering you the chance to see firsthand how our Swiss neighbors celebrate Christmas. The illuminated lake-front as a twinkling backdrop to this alpine Christmas fantasy of Glühwein (mulled wine), an array of regional culinary specialties and handcrafted specialties. Visit the Loggers Village, the Gourmet Space, watch the light show, take a spin in the Ferris wheel or find the workshop of the famous Laederach Chocolatiers, where Children are welcome to decorate their own holiday chocolate (not included).

Inclement Weather Disclaimer

Train conductors may determine that weather conditions are unsafe for the train to make the journey to the mountaintop. The train not running due to weather is a rare event but unfortunately, this decision is not made until the tour is underway.  In the event that the train portion of the tour program not be possible, we will spend our day in Montreux at the Christmas market and participants will receive a partial refund equal to the cost of the train ride.

Booking Details


  • €179 Adults 

  • €149 Childen ages 3 - 11 years

  • €99 Childen ages 0 - 2  years

 Departures Dates

22 Dec 2023
This tour has been cancelled due to inclement weather / high winds. This decision is beyond the control of RTT and made by local operators to ensure the safety of all participants. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
2024 Dates TBA

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • 10 Dec 2023

  • Departs 0300

  • Returns 0030

  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.
  • 16 & 22 Dec 2023

  • Departs 0400

  • Returns 0145

  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.


  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • Alpine Cog Railway

  • Santa Visit
  • Visit Marche de Noel Christmas Market Montreux

  • RTT Tour Guide

 Not Included
Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Cancellation Policy
Please download the RTT Tour Terms & Conditions PDF for cancellation policy and other information regarding tour reservations or visit our Terms and Conditions Page.

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 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.
 Additional Info
  • Christmas Markets are NOT stroller friendly environments, for this reason we advise parents to not bring children under 3 years of age on these trips.
  • This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on cobblestone streets.

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