Lucerne – Interlaken – Montreux – Zermatt – (Chur)

This tour is the perfect way to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic train journeys in Europe. Stop off at famous Swiss lakeside and mountain resorts as well as visiting the oldest city in the country. Add excursions and additional nights according to your wishes.

Tour Program (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Valid: December 13, 2019 – March 30, 2020

1st Day
Arrive in Switzerland; transfer by train to Lucerne. This city is the gateway to central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Explore the historic city centre of Lucerne and the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne. Take advantage of the included Half Fare Card and add optional tours including a scenic lake cruise by paddlewheel steamer or motor vessel. The impressive mountains can be reached easily with excursions to Mount Rigi, Pilatus or Stanserhorn nearby.

2nd Day
Travel by Lucerne – Interlaken Express in the panorama carriage to Interlaken. This well-known resort sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps and is the perfect place to explore the Jungfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz and its impressive panorama of mountains and lakes as well as the excellent rail, road and boat connections make it one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland. Optional mountain excursions can be arranged to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe or to the impressive Swiss Skyline at Piz Gloria on the Schilthorn to experience the world of James Bond.

3rd Day
Enjoy your journey in the panoramic carriage on the Golden Pass Line to Montreux. Take in the impressive landscapes along Lake Thun and the snow covered plains of the Simmental before you change in Zweisimmen and continue your journey to the shores of Lake Geneva. The world-famous resort of Montreux is located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. It boasts a beautiful lakeside location, a mild climate and, of course, the famous Château de Chillon (extra charge), one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe.

4th Day
Travel to Zermatt by train. The impressive Matterhorn towers in the background of Zermatt, one of the best-known resorts in Switzerland. Zermatt has a lively, sparkling atmosphere quite different to other mountain resorts. Its picturesque centre is a joy to explore on foot: traffic-free, only electric cars and horse-drawn carriages are allowed! The classic town centre is maintained in a traditional style, with typical Swiss houses and shop fronts lining the streets. Optional excursion to the Gornergrat can be arranged.

5th Day
The world-famous Glacier Express takes you on an exciting panoramic ride to Chur. Along the Rhone Valley you travel through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. From Chur you travel in the afternoon to the border or a Swiss airport.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double Single
Standard Package
3* hotels, 2nd class rail
831 1,082
Superior Package
4* hotels, 1st class rail, 1-course lunch on Glacier Express
1,067 1,342

Supplements per person in CHF

Stanserhorn Excursion – half fare 48
Pilatus Excursion – half fare 38
Jungfraujoch Excursion – half fare 109
Gornergrat Excursion – half fare 41
Standard Package
Upgrading to 1st class rail 147
Add 1-course lunch on Glacier Express 34
Add 3-course lunch on Glacier Express 47
Add 4-course lunch on Glacier Express 52
Superior Package
Add 3-course lunch on Glacier Express 14

Our Price Includes

  • Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in selected category
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local taxes
  • Seat reservation on Glacier Express
  • Seat reservation on Golden Pass
  • Travel documentation

Tour Info

  • Daily Departures: 13 Dec – 30 Mar
  • Accommodation: Standard (STD), Superior (SUP)
  • Lucerne / STD: Hotel de la Paix / SUP: Hotel Wilden Mann
  • Interlaken / STD: Hotel Carlton-Europe / SUP: Hotel Krebs
  • Montreux / STD: Hotel Helvetie / SUP: Hotel Excelsior
  • Zermatt / STD: Hotel Testa Grigia / SUP: Sunstar Hotel Zermatt

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Winter Top Attractions

December until March
Prices per Person
Double: CHF 831
Single: CHF 1,082

Available all season except 18 Dec – 02 Jan