Lucerne – Lugano – Bernina Express – St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt – Matterhorn Glacier Paradise – Montreux – GoldenPass Line – Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Zurich

This extensive Switzerland train tour starts in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland, then takes you to the Italian speaking Lugano and via the Bernina Express scenic train to St. Moritz in the Engadin. Next you will transfer on the famous Glacier Express Route to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. After a short stay in Montreux you continue with the Golden Pass train to Interlaken for an excursion up to Mt. Jungfrau (Top of Europe). Your tour ends with a night in Zurich. You don't want to miss one of the best train trips in Switzerland!

Tour Program (11 Days / 10 Nights)

Valid: April 1 – October 11, 2020

1st Day
Our vacation packages in Switzerland begin with an arrival in Lucerne by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd Day
Full day at leisure in Lucerne. We suggest the following Lucerne excursions: Mount Titlis with its famous revolving cablecar, Mount Pilatus the Golden round trip or Mount Rigi the Queen of the mountains. Overnight in Lucerne.

3rd Day
Train trip from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. Overnight in Lugano.

4th Day
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th Day
Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the best train trips in Switzerland. You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. An 8 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. Optional lunch – if required, please indicate on the booking request. Overnight in Zermatt.

6th Day
An incomparable experience awaits you today: The Zermatt Bergbahnen take you up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise which is Europe's highest cable car station at 3883 m. The 360° panorama is unique and many highlights are waiting for you to be discovered: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier palace, Peak Shop, Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt.

7th Day
Today you take a regional train through the Valais, which is well known for its excellent wines to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.

8th Day
Train journey with the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Belle Époque) to Zweisimmen, then with the GoldenPass Line to Interlaken. You will find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Possibility to stop in Gstaad for an excursion to Glacier 3000. Overnight in Interlaken.

9th Day
Another highlight of your visit in Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy
a journey to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe located at 3454 m. Overnight in Interlaken.

10th Day
Train journey along the lake of Thun to Berne and possiblity for a stopover to discover Switzerland’s beautiful capital. Continue to Zurich and time at your leisure to discover the metropolis on the shore of lake Zurich. Overnight in Zurich.

11th Day
Time at leisure in Zurich. Return to Swiss border or airport or individual onward journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
April 1 – 18, 2020 2,183 2,567 2,476 2,961
April 18 – June 27, 2020
Sept 15 – Oct 11, 2020
2,185 2,630 2,521 3,079
June 27 – Sept 15, 2020 2,227 2,693 2,567 3,139

Supplements per person in CHF

Upgrading to 1st class rail 216
Lunch on board the Glacier Express 47
Glacier Express Excellence Class 435

Our Price Includes

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport.
  • Seat reservation Bernina Express (coach and train), Glacier Express, GoldenPassLine (Montreux–Interlaken).
  • Excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch.
  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt and Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux and Zurich, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25 – 50% of the regular fares.
  • Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: app. CHF 2 to 7 per person/night.

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