Gotthard Base tunnel – Bernina Express – Matterhorn glacier paradise – Glacier Express – GoldenPassLine – Jungfraujoch

This extensive rail itinerary 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 a short stay in Montreux you continue with the Golden Pass train to Interlaken for an excursion up to Mt. Jungfrau (Top of Europe). Your tour ends with a night in Zurich. 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 as well the excursion to Mt. Jungfrau and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Starts any day between April 14 and October 22, 2017.

Tour Program (11 Days / 10 Nights)

Valid: April 14 – October 22, 2017

1st Day
Arrival in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland, by train 1st class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd Day
Day at leisure in Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

3rd Day
Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with its 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. Continue from Bellinzona to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

4th Day
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th Day
Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. This rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

6th Day
An incomparable experience awaits you today: The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you up to the highest cable car station in Europe on 12'739 ft. The 360° panorama is unique and do not miss their new highlights: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier palace, Peak Shop, Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt.

7th Day
Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.

8th Day
The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken.

9th Day
The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe's highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken.

10th Day
Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zurich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zurich.

11th Day
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
Apr 14 – May 13, 2017 1,888.– 2,240.– 2,347.– 2,884.–
May 13 – Oct 22, 2017 1,918.– 2,270.– 2,377.– 2,914.–

Supplements per person in CHF

Lunch on board the Glacier Express 45.–
Upgrading to 1st class rail 170.–
Montreux Jazz Festival Jun 30 – Jul 15, 2017 113.–

Our Price Includes

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport.
  • Seat reservation for Bernina Express (coach and train), Glacier Express, GoldenPassLine Montreux-Interlaken.
  • Excursion to Matterhorn glacier paradise incl. Glacier palace + Jungfraujoch
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch.
  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt + Interlaken. Room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux, Zurich. 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 4.– per person/night.

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April until October
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Double: CHF 1,888
Single: CHF 2,240