Lucerne – Interlaken – Brig – Chur

This tour is a perfect combination between mountains and cities. Among all the attractions you will experience on our Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Best of Winter, the excursion to the “Top of Europe”, on Jungfraujoch will inspire your senses! Europe's highest railway station is the perfect destination to live the charming Swiss winter experience. This Alpine tour won’t let you down!

Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Valid: Dec 11, 2021 – Apr 16, 2022

1st Day
Our vacation packages in Switzerland begin with an arrival in Lucerne. Surrounded by famous peaks and set on the majestic lake of the same name, Lucerne is often seen as quintessential Switzerland. The romantic old town is perfect for a late afternoon stroll: don’t miss the Chapel
Bridge, with paintings in the eaves dating back to the Middle Ages, or the charming shops and restaurants along the lakeside. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd Day
Train transfer to Interlaken - the gateway to the Jungfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau massif. Overnight in Interlaken.

3rd Day
Day at leisure for excursions, consider a mountain excursion to the Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn. Overnight in Interlaken.

4th Day
Train transfer to Brig. The lovely old town is dotted with stately homes and cozy inns. The lively main street is great for shopping and the Stockalper Palace is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland. Overnight stay in Brig.

5th Day
Full day excursion to Zermatt, the famous resort which is home to the mighty Matterhorn. Consider a mountain excursion to the top of Gornergrat for the most impressive views or to the frozen magical world of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Surrounded by amazing scenery with the iconic Matterhorn as a backdrop ‐ Zermatt has it all. Overnight stay in Brig.

6th Day
Today discover the many highlights along the Glacier Express route. The trip between Brig and Chur is unforgettable. Surrounded by a fantastic mountain panorama, the journey leads eastwards into the Upper Rhone valley which reaches 1366m at Oberwald, passing Andermatt onwards to the Oberlap Pass before winding its way upwards to 2034m (the highest point of the journey). The journey continues on a decent along the Rhine valley to Chur at 595m (the lowest point of the route). The landscape looks very dramatic in the Rhine gorge between IIanz and Reichenau. The
journey ends in Chur, the capital of the canton of Graubunden and the largest town along the route. Overnight stay in Chur.

7th Day
Board a regional train for the journey between Chur to St.Moritz. Highlights along the way include impressive sections through narrow valleys and across the curved Landwasser viaduct. Arrive in St.Moritz and transfer to the Bernina Express. Enjoy the panoramic carriages with great views along the way. Travel passed Pontresina in the Upper Engadine Valley before continuing to the highest peaks of the Canton of Graubunden and the Morteratsch Glacier ‐ where the ascent up the Bernina Pass begins. Lago Bianco will come into sight and at this time of year covered in snow. Soon after reach the highest point of 2253m at Ospizio Bernina before the dramatic decent down via Alp Grum which offers magnificent views of the Palu Glacier. Finishing in the Italian speaking Swiss town of Poschiavo. Return to Chur via St. Moritz by regional train. If time permits stop over to explore the glamourous winter resort before returning to Chur. Overnight stay in Chur.

7th Day
Return to Swiss border or individual onward journey.

Itinerary bookable in reverse.
Open Jaw is possible (i.e. starting in Chur and ending in Lucerne or v.v.)
Extension nights possible
Combinable with other arrangements (prepost tour extension)

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2022 1,171 1,446 1,352 1,690
Apr 1 – 10, 2022 1,223 1,493 1,428 1,777

Triple and/or Rates for 5-star hotels on request!

Supplements per person in CHF

Upgrading to 1st class rail 189
3‐course menu Glacier Express 61
Dish of the day Glacier Express 44
Excursion Mt. Jungfraujoch 120
Excursion Mt. Schilthorn 86
Excursion Mt. Gornergrat 52
Excursion Mt. Diavolleza 57

Our Price Includes

  • Rail ticket in 2nd class for rail travel per itinerary
  • 1 overnight in Lucerne, quality hotel, standard rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • 1 overnight each in Interlaken, Brig and Chur, quality hotels, standard rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • Seat Reservation on Glacier Express (Brig‐Chur)
  • Seat Reservation on Bernina Express (St. Moritz‐Poschiavo)
  • Excursion to Zermatt
  • Excursion to St. Moritz
  • 50% discount on additional rail tickets (local transport) and some mountain excursions

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    Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Winter

    April until October
    Starting at
    Double: CHF 1,171
    Single: CHF 1,446