GoldenPassLine – Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – Glacier Express – Bernina Express

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 14 and October 22, 2017.

Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Valid: April 14 – Oct 22, 2017

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

2nd Day
After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe.

The highest railway station in Europe is located 3454 m/11,333 ft. Visitors aboard this Switzerland tour by train 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 Eiger and the Mönch. At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eiger North Face. Overnight in Interlaken. Don't miss following attractions during your Swiss rail journey.

Junfraujoch – Top of Europe Attractions

Alpine Sensation

The Alpine Adventure Trip

Sphinx – 3571m 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 and 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.

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 along your Switzerland tour by train. 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 alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

5th Day
Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest Swiss rail journeys. The Glacier Express takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

6th Day
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along its the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of towering glaciers to one of swaying palms. Overnight in Lugano.

7th Day
Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. 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. Overnight in Lucerne.

8th Day
Return to Swiss border or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Add-ons

Chocolate Train

A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The «La Maison du Gruyère» awaits you for a visit of the demonstration cheese factory. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time. You might go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Gruyères castle. Later that afternoon the Chocolate Train takes you to «Maison Cailler-Nestlé». Trough a didactic itinerary, you will learn everything about the history of Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards return travel to Montreux.

Gotthard Panorama Express

In Bellinzona access onto the train over the Gotthard panorama route to Flüelen followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. In the panorama railcar passengers will be accompanied by a travel guide and you will be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region, its many sights, mythology and mystique.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
Apr 14 – May 13, 2017 1,462 1,672 1,795 2,167
May 13 – Oct 22, 2017 1,498 1,720 1,863 2,248

Supplements per person in CHF

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

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. Room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne. Room with private facilities, breakfast.
  • Seat reservation Luzern-Interlaken Express, GoldenPass, 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 4 per person/night.

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Rates

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

April until October
Starting at
Double: CHF 1,462
Single: CHF 1,672

Add-ons


Chocolate Train


May, June: Mon – Tue
July, Aug: Daily
Sept – Oct 12: Mon, Wed, Thu
CHF 73 per person
plus book an additional night in Montreux or Geneva


Gotthard Panorama Express


April 14 – Oct 22: Sat, Sun
July 1 – Oct 22: Daily
CHF 26 per person
for a seat reservation (with 1st class ticket in panorama railcar / 2nd class ticket without panorama railcar)