Grand Train Tour
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – GoldenPass Line – Montreux – Zermatt – Glacier Express – St. Moritz – Bernina Express – Lugano – Lucerne
Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Valid: April 1 – Oct 11, 2020
Swiss rail journey in 2nd class from Zurich Airport to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.
After breakfast a first highlight of your Switzerland tour by train awaits you. Enjoy a Swiss rail journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Overnight in Interlaken.
Train ride to Zweisimmen. Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Classic) for this memorable trip to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Overnight in Montreux.
Today you board the train to Zermatt, the marvellous and famous car-free alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Optional excursion by cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat where you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m or experience the peak of sporting adventures in the Matterhorn glacier paradise. At an airy 3883 metres of altitude you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and summit station. Overnight in Zermatt.
Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatest Swiss rail journeys in the world. 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 St. Moritz.
Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy: the Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern and Southern Europe – and this in the most spectacular way! Overnight in Lugano.
Continue the Swiss rail journey from Lugano to Lucerne. 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. Rest of the day at leisure in Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
We recommend the following excursions: Mount Titlis, Mount Rigi Queen of the mountains or Mount Pilatus
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay 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*|
|April 1 – 18, 2020||1,626||1,882||1,826||2,141|
April 18 – June 27, 2020
Sept 15 – Oct 11, 2020
|June 27 – Sept 15, 2020||1,673||1,975||1,941||2,299|
Supplements per person in CHF
|Upgrading to 1st class rail||226|
|Glacier Express Excellence Class||435|
|Lunch on board the Glacier Express||47|
|Gotthard Panorama Express||21|
Our Price Includes
- Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (8 transfers) incl. excursion to Jungfraujoch in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport.
- Seat reservation GoldenPass, Glacier Express and Bernina Express (train and coach).
- 2 nights in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast.
- 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, 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.
Reserve Rail Tour
Check availability and make a reservation:
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
April until October
Double: CHF 1,626
Single: CHF 1,882
The highest railway station in Europe is located at 3454 m/11’333 ft. Visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the mountains Eiger and Mönch. From the intermediate stations Eismeer and Eigernordwand visitors have stunning views of the impressive Eiger North Face.
And don’t miss out on the following Junfraujoch – Top of Europe attractions:
The Alpine Adventure Trip
Sphinx – 3571 m above sea level
Sphinx – the most breathtaking views from the Top of Europe
4-minute 360° Jungfrau region cinema experience
Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven
The Lindt & Sprüngli Adventure World at the highest elevation
A unique world of ice in the heart of the Jungfraujoch
Snow Fun – Top of Europe
Fun and games in the world of glaciers