Lucerne – Lugano – Bernina Express – St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt

This Swiss railway journey starts with a 1 night stay in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland. Then it takes you to the Italian speaking part of Switzerland for 2 nights in Lugano. Then you will travel via the Bernina Express scenic train to St. Moritz in the Engadin, where you will also stay 2 nights. Next you will transfer on the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt for 2 nights to see the famous Matterhorn.

Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Valid: April 1 – October 11, 2020; January 5 – April 1, 2021

1st Day
Arrival in Lucerne by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd Day
Swiss railway journey from Lucerne to Lugano. 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. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. Overnight in Lugano.

3rd Day
Time at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the mediterranean atmosphere in the southern part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano.

4th Day
Departure with the famous Bernina Express (coach transfer) to Tirano (Italy). From there by scenic train over the Mt Bernina to St. Moritz. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the swaying palms of the Ticino and Italy up to the high, towering glaciers of the mountains. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th Day
Time at leisure for excursions. Overnight in St. Moritz.

6th Day
Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatest Swiss railway journeys in the world. On an 8 hour rail journey the world's slowest express train through Switzerland takes you 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. Overnight in Zermatt.

7th Day
Full day at leisure in Zermatt. We suggest either an excursion to the Gornergrat or the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Overnight in Zermatt.

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*
April 1 – 18 2020
Jan 5 – April 1, 2021
1,501 1,702 1,760 1,986
April 18 – June 27, 2020
Sept 15 – Oct 11, 2020
1,421 1,656 1,700 1,990
June 27 – Sept 15, 2020 1,452 1,719 1,741 2,048

Supplements per person in CHF

Lunch on board the Glacier Express 47
Upgrading to 1st class rail 172

Our Price Includes

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Rail Adventure (5 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport.
  • Seat reservation for Bernina Express (coach and train) and Glacier Express.
  • 1 night in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 2 nights each in Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt, 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.

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Rail Adventure

April until April
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Double: CHF 1,421
Single: CHF 1,656