Gotthard Base tunnel – Lucerne – Lugano – Bernina Express – St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt

This rail itinerary 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. This package includes all rail transportation, overnights in 3 or 4-star hotels with breakfast, seat reservations on Bernina Express and Glacier Express. Starts any day between April 14 and October 22, 2017.

Tour Program (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Valid: April 9 – October 14, 2018

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

2nd 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. 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 by the famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). From there by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across the regions of eternal snow to the valley of the young Rhine. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th Day
Day off for excursions. Overnight in St. Moritz.

6th Day
Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. On an 8 hour rail journey the world's slowest express train 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. Overnight in Zermatt.

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


Add the Gotthard Panorama Express

Enjoy a lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen. The Gottard Panorama Express train takes you along the Gotthard mountain route to Lugano. In the train you will be accompanied by a travel guide and will be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region.

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3* Double 4* Single 4*
Apr 9 – Oct 14, 2018 1,297 1,464 1,699 2,018

Supplements per person in CHF

Lunch on board the Glacier Express 45
Upgrading to 1st class rail 140
Glacier Express seat reservation Jun 16 – Sept 17, 2018 11

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. Room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Room with bath/shower and WC, 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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Rail Adventure

April until October
Starting at
Double: CHF 1,297
Single: CHF 1,464


Gotthard Panorama Express

April 21 – Oct 14, 2018: Tue, Sun
CHF 26 per person
for a seat reservation