Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland on this 8-day `Grand Train Tour of Switzerland`. Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages, taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns on the way. It’s a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains and sceneries in Europe.
Free 1st class rail ticket upgrade during April & May.
44 attraction highlights along the route
11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
4 Language regions
2 Biopshere Reserves
Experience the famous scenic trains: Golden Pass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express
Excursion to Jungfraujoch
7 nights stay at 3 star hotels
Covering Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano and Lucerne
Grand train tour ticket in 2nd class
50% reduction on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
Seat reservation for Golden Pass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express
Gotthard Panorama Express excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
Swiss Coupon Pass
myTravel Stamp Booklet
Certificate of Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.
After your arrival in Zurich you will take the train into the city to your hotel. As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zürich.
Today you travel to Lucerne. When boarding the Luzern–Interlaken Express, you are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland to Interlaken. The vacation destination is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Take the train from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454m. In the early evening your journey on the Golden Pass Line continues to Montreux at Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.
Take the train to Zermatt. The rest of the day is at your disposal. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.
In the morning you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to St. Moritz. Along the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier Express
travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express in St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. In Tirano (Italy) you change to the Bernina Express Bus to Lugano, southern Switzerland’s largest town. Overnight in Lugano
With the Gotthard Panorama Express you travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Bellinzona to Flüelen. In Flüelen board the historic Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise across Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
After your breakfast train transfer back to Zurich airport.
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