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The Best of Switzerland

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Trip Overview

Enjoy the very best Switzerland has to offer in this 10-day rail holiday, which starts as soon as you step off the plane. Take in some unbelievable mountain views in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Pennine Alps as well as the spectacular rotating cable car to Mount Titlis. Then experience the full majesty of three of the best train journeys in the World between the historic resort destinations of Montreux, Zermatt and St Moritz.

Highlights

  • Travel to the highest train station in Europe aboard the Jungfrau Railway
  • Marvel at some spectacular sights from the famous rotating cable car to Mount Titlis
  • Enjoy the freshest Swiss air and views of the iconic Matterhorn mountain from the highest open-air railway in Europe
  • The lakeside majesty of Montreux
  • The full length of the ‘slowest express train in the world’ The Glacier Express
  • The spectacular Bernina Express
  • The glitz and glamour of St Moritz

 

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Montreux
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in St Moritz
  • Day trips to Jungfraujoch, Mount Titlis and Gornegrat
  • Reservations aboard the Golden Pass, Glacier Express and Bernina Express trains
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Daily Itinerary: 

 

DAY 1 – LUCERNE

Welcome to Switzerland!  On arrival into Zurich airport take a train directly to Lucerne and begin exploring this spectacular lakeside historic town.  (Overnight Lucerne)

 

DAY 2 – DAY TRIP TO MOUNT TITLIS

After breakfast embark on a remarkable day trip involving a short train journey, Gondola ride then a rotating cable car to the top of Mount Titlis, some 3,328m above sea level. Take a stroll or enjoy some lunch with some world beating views before returning to Lucerne where you could use your included Swiss Pass for a short lake cruise.  (Overnight Lucerne) B

 

DAY 3 – LUCERNE TO INTERLAKEN

Take the train of your choosing through the breath-taking Bernese Oberland to Interlaken, then enjoy all it has to offer whilst looking up and admiring the Swiss Skyline of The Monch, The Eiger and The Jungfrau Mountains.  Here again you could take advantage of your included Swiss Pass for a short cruise on either lake Thun or Lake Brienz.  (Overnight Interlaken) B

 

DAY 4 – DAY TRIP TO JUNGFRAUJOCH

Today you get to witness one of mankind’s greatest feats of engineering, by travelling through the beautiful villages of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen to the peak of the Jungfrau mountain.  The final rail line cuts through the face of the Eiger Mountain from where you can peak down to the dizzying valley below, before having the opportunity to see the Great Aletsch Glacier: Europe’s largest glacier.  On a clear day its possible to see as far as France and Germany, and once you have filled your camera with some amazing photos + pockets with special souvenirs return down the mountain to Interlaken to enjoy your evening. (Overnight Interlaken) B

 

DAY 5 – THE GOLDENPASS FROM INTERLAKEN TO MONTREUX

This morning you take the scenic rail line to Zweisimmen where one of the famous MOB GoldenPass Panoramic trains will be waiting to wind its way through some of Switzerland’s most magnificent scenery to Montreux.  Here enjoy a lakeside stroll, or even use your Swiss Pass to see the beautiful Chillion Castle just 3mins away with trains departing every hour. (Overnight Montreux) B

 

DAY 6 – MONTREUX TO ZERMATT

Depart Montreux at a time of your choosing to Zermatt.  The journey will involve a change of trains in Visp and weave its way through some of Switzerland’s highest peaks. (Overnight Zermatt) B

 

DAY 7 – GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP

Use your Swiss Pass to ride the Gornergrat Cog Railway, the steep 19th Century line which climbs 1486m in just 33mins.  Onboard you get some fantastic vistas of the iconic Matterhorn mountain, and at the top take a stroll through the Alpine nature reserve where you might even catch sight of a Marmot or wild mountain goat.  Perhaps enjoy some lunch at the restaurant before taking the cog railway back down to the car free village of Zermatt.  Tonight, maybe enjoy some fondue or raclette in one its many local bars and restaurants.  (Overnight Zermatt) B

 

DAY 8 – THE GLACIER EXPRESS FROM ZERMATT TO ST MORITZ

Sit back and relax aboard the slowest Express train in the world.  There are few journeys that can match this for comfort and world class scenery, perhaps even speak to our Rail Experts about upgrading to The Excellence Class for a truly once in a lifetime experience! (Overnight St Moritz) B

 

DAY 9 – THE BERNINA EXPRESS

Another World Class day lies ahead as this famous red train crosses snow-covered mountain peaks before heading down into beautiful palm tree lined valleys and crossing the border into Italy. Perhaps enjoy a traditional pizza in the small village of Tirano before heading back north on the same spectacular line.  The landscape takes on a different mood in the change of light, and you’ll marvel at highlights such as the Brusio and Landwasser viaducts from the comfort of your seat through the huge panoramic windows.  Enjoy your evening in glitzy St Moritz. (Overnight St Moritz) B

 

DAY 10 – DEPART ST MORITZ 

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Zurich airport for your flight home.   If you wish to extend your holiday, please contact one of our Rail Experts who will be able to help. B

 

 

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER 

Hotel Interlaken

Hotel Interlaken

The 4-star Hotel Interlaken is situated on the city's Höheweg, within walking distance of the centre and Interlaken Ost railway station.

The Grand Hotel Europe

The Grand Hotel Europe

The Grand Hotel Europe, built in 1872, combines a grand past with a contemporary outlook and is distinguished by its subtle elegance, attentive service and warm hospitality.

Romantik Wilden Mann Luzern

The Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a traditional hotel with 51 bedrooms and suites set over seven historic Lucerne townhouses. The hotel has two restaurants, fine dining in the Wilden Mann Stube, and the Burgerstube, serving regional Swiss cuisine. The hotel is located in the centre of Lucerne's old town, 200 metres from the famous Chapel Bridge and a few minutes walk to the train station.

The customers staying in the Summer 2018 for minimum 3 nights will get free one hour cruise on Panorama-Yacht Saphir on Lake Lucerne

Waldstaetterhof Lucerne

The Waldstaetterhof is a modern hotel located in the centre of Lucerne. The hotel offers 78 comfortable ensuite bedrooms all with Wi-Fi internet access and tea & coffee making facilities. There is also a restaurant serving Swiss regional and national specialities as well as a comfortable lounge area. The hotel is situated opposite the railway station in the centre of Lucerne, offering easy access to all of the city's main sights, attractions, bars and restaurants.

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

City Hotel Oberland

City Hotel Oberland

Welcome to City Hotel Oberland – a stylish hotel in the heart of Interlaken, set at the foot of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose from 192 beautiful guest rooms of various standards and price categories.

Krebs Interlaken

The Krebs Interlaken is a charming hotel located in the heart of Interlaken. The 44 rooms are beautifully decorated in bright colours with comfortable furnishings and feature Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel's popular bistro serves traditional Swiss cuisine whilst the impressive restaurant serves seasonal dishes and fine wines. The hotel staff are happy to help with any excursions and activities available in Interlaken and beyond. The Krebs Interlaken is located 2 minutes walk from Interlaken station and close to all the main attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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