Lucerne – Lugano – St. Moritz – Zermatt

Our Scenic Rail Adventure tour is great for travelers who are looking to discover most of the highlights of Switzerland. Traveling in three different panoramic trains, you will enjoy unique journeys including a boat and coach ride as well. The variety of transportation methods will make your experience a real Swiss adventure.

Tour Program ( 9 Days / 8 Nights)

Valid: Apr 12 – Oct 09, 2023

1st Day
Our vacation packages in Switzerland begin with an arrival in Lucerne by train from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd Day
Full day at leisure in Lucerne. We suggest the following Lucerne excursions: Mount Titlis with its famous revolving cablecar, Mount Pilatus the Golden round trip or Mount Rigi the Queen of the mountains. Overnight in Lucerne.

3rd Day
Today you will take the stunning route of the Gotthard Panorama Express to Lugano. This ride links two of Switzerland's attractive regions: Central and Southern Switzerland. The world‐famous Gotthard line swiftly climbs from 470 to about 1100 meters above sea level to finally enter the 15‐kilometre‐long Gotthard tunnel – Europe’s most important North/South gateway. Overnight in Lugano.

4th Day
Day at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere, stroll along the lakeside promenade or take a trip to Monte Brè or Monte San Salvatore – the two closest mountains to Lugano, both offering outstanding panoramic views. Overnight in Lugano.

5th Day
Today you will take another stunning route with the Bernina Express. Depart Lugano with the Bernina Express coach to Tirano (Italy), followed by the train that will connect you with St. Moritz. This train journey over the Bernina Pass is an incredible experience and one of the most spectacular routes across the Alps. Traveling over circular viaducts, the train climbs to over 2,000m above sea level, with stunning views over snow‐capped mountains and glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.

6th Day
Day at leisure in St. Moritz. Wander around the old town at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere, take a stroll around the lake or hike along one of the scenic hiking trails of the Upper Engadine. Explore the local
mountains such as Diavolezza, Corvatsch, and Muottas Muragl. Overnight in St. Moritz.

7th Day
Morning departure on the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. The Glacier Express is a fascinating 7½ hour rail journey across the Swiss Alps, crossing 291 bridges, passing through 91 tunnels and climbing over the 2.033m high Oberalp Pass. Experience the Alps in all their breath‐taking glory from the comfort of your seat in the panorama car: unspoiled mountain forests, lush Alpine pastures, rushing streams and valleys with their rich traditions stretching back hundreds of years. Overnight in Zermatt.

8th Day
Day at leisure in Zermatt. Explore this charming car-free village which is dominated by the unmistakable peak of the Matterhorn. Zermatt is encircled by a ring of four‐thousand metre peaks. At the foot of the Matterhorn, the old village has preserved its original character and traditional features. Overnight in Zermatt.

9th Day
Day at leisure. Return to Swiss border or individual onward journey.

Itinerary bookable in reverse.
Open Jaw is possible (i.e. starting in Zermatt 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*
Apr 12 – Oct 09, 2023 1,725 1,998 2,069 2,422

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

Supplements per person in CHF

Upgrading to 1st class rail 142
3‐course menu Glacier Express 64
Dish of the day Glacier Express 47

Our Price Includes

  • Rail ticket in 2nd class for rail travel per itinerary
  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt, quality hotels, standard rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • Seat Reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Lucerne in 1st class
  • Seat Reservation on the Bernina Express train from St. Moritz to Tirano
  • Seat Reservation on the Bernina Express bus from Tirano to Lugano
  • Seat Reservation on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz
  • Excursion to Mt. Gornergrat
  • Local guest cards in Lucerne, Lugano and St. Moritz
  • 50% discount on additional rail tickets (local transport) and some mountain excursions

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    Greatest Rail Adventure

    April until October
    Starting at
    Double: CHF 1,725
    Single: CHF 1,998