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

This busy Switzerland tour by train 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 to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. After visiting Montreux you continue with the Golden Pass train to Interlaken for an excursion up to Mt. Jungfrau (Top of Europe). This package includes all rail transportation, overnights in 3 or 4-star hotels with breakfast, seat reservations on Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass and the excursion to Mt. Jungfrau. This Swiss rail journey starts any day between April 1 and October 13, 2019.

Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Valid: April 1 – Oct 13, 2019

1st Day
Swiss rail journey in 2nd class from Zurich Airport via Lucerne to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.

2nd Day
After breakfast a highlight of your Switzerland tour by train awaits you. Enjoy a Swiss rail journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Overnight in Interlaken.

3rd Day
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.

4th Day
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/13’000 ft. 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. If you want to go higher, the summit lift brings you up to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view. Overnight in Zermatt.

5th Day
Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatest Swiss rail journeys in 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 St. Moritz.

6th Day
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.

7th Day
Continue the Swiss rail journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometres it is the longest Switzerland tour by 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 with a visit of the glacier cave and a ride of the Ice Flyer Chairlift
» Mount Rigi, Queen of the mountains
» Mount Pilatus, the Golden Round Trip

8th Day
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*
Apr 1 – 23, 2019 1,559 1,807 1,842 2,153
Apr 23 – Oct 13, 2019 1,590 1,816 1,854 2,202

Supplements per person in CHF

Upgrading to 1st class rail 225
Lunch on board the Glacier Express 47
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 222
Fête des Vignerons Jul 18 – Aug 12, 2019 per night CHF 52 to 103
double room and triple room/single room on request
52
Glacier Express Excellence Class 433
Excursion Rochers-de-Naye 38
Excursion Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 54
Excursion Gornergrat 51
Excursion Mount Rigi 61
Excursion Mount Pilatus 57
Meet the locals in Interlaken 58
Meet the locals in Lugano 58
Meet the locals Lucerne 49

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.
  • 2 nights in Interlaken, standard room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, standard room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • Seat reservation  GoldenPass (Interlaken – Montreux), Glacier Express, Bernina Express. For train and coach.
  • 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.

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

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-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

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Rates

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

April until October
Starting at
Double: CHF 1,559
Single: CHF 1,590

Gotthard Panorama Express

April until October
Starting at
Price per person: CHF 21

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:

Alpine Sensation
The Alpine Adventure Trip

Sphinx – 3571 m above sea level
Sphinx – the most breathtaking views from the Top of Europe

Jungfrau Panorama
4-minute 360° Jungfrau region cinema experience

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven
The Lindt & Sprüngli Adventure World at the highest elevation

Ice Palace
A unique world of ice in the heart of the Jungfraujoch

Snow Fun – Top of Europe
Fun and games in the world of glaciers