Vacation Packages in Switzerland: 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. These vacation packages in Switzerland include all rail transportation, overnights in 3 or 4-star hotels with breakfast, seat reservations on Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass as well the excursion to Mt. Jungfrau and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. You don't want to miss one of the best train trips in Switzerland!

Tour Program (11 Days / 10 Nights)

Valid: April 1 – October 13, 2019

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. Overnight in Lucerne.
We suggest the following Lucerne excursions:

Mount Titlis
From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar takes you up to Mount Titlis. Visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift.

Mount Pilatus
A trip by boat, Cogwheel railway and Aerial Cable-way operating from mid-May to mid-October 2019.

Mount Rigi
Queen of the mountains with a view over 13 lakes and 360° panorama.

3rd Day
The best train trips in Switzerland continue with a journey 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. Overnight in Lugano.

4th Day
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. The vacation packages in Switzerland include 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 and the world. 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 AG takes 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
The vacation packages in Switzerland include a wonderful rail journey 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
From Montreux take the GoldenPass Line to Zweisimmen. You will find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. In Zweisimmen you change train to Interlaken. Possibility to stop in Gstaad for an excursion to Glacier 3000. Overnight in Interlaken.

9th Day
The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3454 metres is Europe’s highest altitude railway station and a highlight of your visit in Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken.

10th Day
Take the best train trips in Switzerland to get to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zurich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zurich.

11th Day
The vacation packages in Switzerland ends with a return to Swiss border or airport or continue your vacation in Switzerland at your own request.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
Apr 1 – 23, 2019 2,078 2,458 2,478 2,932
Apr 23 – Oct 13, 2019 2,113 2,451 2,456 3002

Supplements per person in CHF

Lunch on board the Glacier Express 47
Upgrading to 1st class rail 215
Montreux Jazz Festival Jun 28 – Jul 15, 2019 double room per night 114
Montreux Jazz Festival Jun 28 – Jul 15, 2019 single room per night 223
Fête des Vignerons Jul 18 – Aug 12, 2019 per night CHF 52 to 103 double room and triple room/single room on request 52
Hotel Central Plaza Monday–Friday double room per night 42
Hotel Central Plaza Monday–Friday single room per night 114
Excursion Mount Titlis 83
Excursion Mount Rigi 61
Excursion Mount Pilatus 57
Excursion Gornergrat 51
Excursion Glacier 3000 Gstaad 68
Meet the locals Lucerne 49
Meet the locals in Lugano 58
Meet the locals Interlaken 58
Meet the locals Zurich 39

Our Price Includes

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport.
  • Seat reservation for Bernina Express (coach and train), Glacier Express, GoldenPassLine Montreux–Interlaken.
  • Excursion to Matterhorn glacier paradise incl. Glacier palace.
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch.
  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt + Interlaken, standard room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux, Zurich, standard room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • Can be added to your vacation packages in Switzerland any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car 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.

Available Hotels

3-stars Hotels in Lucerne

Des Alpes, Ibis Styles, Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige

4-stars Hotels in Lucerne

Continental Park, Wilden Mann, Ameron Flora

3-stars Hotels in Lugano

Federale, Delfino, International au Lac, Continental Park

4-stars Hotels in Lugano

City, Dante Center

3-stars Hotels in St. Moritz

Bären, Hauser, Soldanella, Laudinella

4-stars Hotels in St. Moritz

Steffani, Art Boutique Monopol, Reine Victoria

3-stars Hotels in Zermatt

Sarazena, Excelsior, Bristol, Butterfly

4-stars Hotels in Zermatt

Schlosshotel, Swiss Alpine Allalin, Simi, Pollux, Alpen Resort

3-stars Hotel in Montreux

Helvetie

4-stars Hotels in Montreux

Eurotel, Suisse-Majestic

3-stars Hotels in Interlaken

City Oberland, Beausite, Bernerhof, Weisses Kreuz, Du Lac

4-stars Hotels in Interlaken

Interlaken, Du Nord, Krebs, Metropole, Carlton Europe

3-stars Hotels in Zurich

Montana, Rütli

4-stars Hotel in Zurich

Central Plaza

Add-ons

Add the Gotthard Panorama Express

Tuesday – Sunday: April 19 – October 20, 2019

Board the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Flüelen and travel along the Gotthard mountain panorama route followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. In the panorama railcar passengers will be accompanied by a travel guide and will be entertained with special effects and additional information of the region, its many sights, mythology and mystique.

NEW: the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Flüelen will operate only as a 1st class panoramic train offering all guests seats with panoramic windows. 2nd class will no longer be offered on the train.

Add the Chocolate Train

May + June: Monday – Thursday
July + August: daily
September – October: Monday, Wednesday + Thursday

A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The «La Maison du Gruyère» awaits you for a visit of the demonstration cheese factory. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time. You might go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Gruyères castle. Later that afternoon the Chocolate Train takes you to «Maison Cailler-Nestlé». Trough a didactic itinerary, you will learn everything about the history of Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards return travel to Montreux.

Add-ons Prices per Person in CHF

Gotthard Panorama Express
For a seat reservation with a Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi in 1st class.
21
Gotthard Panorama Express
For a seat reservation and an upgrade to 1st class from Lugano to Flüelen with a Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi in 2nd class.
44
Gotthard Panorama Express
For a seat reservation and an upgrade to 1st class from Lugano to Lucerne with a Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi in 2nd class.
54
Chocolate Train
Plus book an additional night in Montreux, Lausanne or Geneva.
73

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Rates

Best of Switzerland

April until October
Starting at
Double: CHF 2,078
Single: CHF 2,451

Chocolate Train

May until October
Starting at
Price per person: CHF 73

Gotthard Panorama Express

April until October
Starting at
Price per person: CHF 21