8-Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from Zurich

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Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 lan- guages, all the while taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It’s a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.
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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland

Individual travel to Zurich, a lakeside “metropolis of experiences”, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, with a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich

Day 2: Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Interlaken)

Train ride to Lucerne. You are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This 2 hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 3: Interlaken– Montreux (Jungfraujoch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken– Montreux)

Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breathtaking views of...
Day 1: Arrival Switzerland

Individual travel to Zurich, a lakeside “metropolis of experiences”, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, with a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich

Day 2: Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Interlaken)

Train ride to Lucerne. You are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This 2 hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 3: Interlaken– Montreux (Jungfraujoch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken– Montreux)

Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier at 22 km it is the longest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley. Your journey takes you through the Pays d’Enhaut and through a tunnel, before the view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 4: Montreux– Zermatt

Journey from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or take the opportunity to do a non-guided excursion to the Gornergrat. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5: Zermatt– St. Moritz

In the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St.Moritz. The train takes you on over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the Rhine gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6: St. Moritz– Lugano (Bernina Express)

Board the Bernina Express at St. Moritz station. Climbing over the Bernina pass to more than 2253m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. 

Day 7: Lugano– Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)

With the Gotthard Panorama Express you will travel from the south to the heart of Switzerland. The journey takes you along the Gotthard route through an impressive countryside. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Flüelen. Passengers will be accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 8: Departure Lucerne

Individual return journey.

Important Details

Included
  • 1 x Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Gotthard Panorama Express in 1st class
  • Breakfast
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass
  • 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • 1 x myTravel Stamp Booklet
  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne
  • 8 transfers in 2nd class including up to 50% reductions on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • A guide is not included
Departure Point
Zurich
Return Details
Zurich
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade 1st class rail CHF 156.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • 3- course lunch on Glacier Express CHF 54.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • Excursion to Gornergrat (non-guided) CHF 67.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • From July to mid-August all bookings for Montreux must be relocated to Lausanne or Geneva due to festival season (no price reduction applicable)
  • Due to availability of the hotels the tour might be booked in reverse
  • The Gotthard Panorama Express doesn't run Monday, that's why the start date cannot be a Tuesday
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note you will be notified about your hotels at the time of booking
  • Multiple train times are available, you will be advised about your schedule at the time of booking
  • Start this tour from any other destination (e.g. Zürich, Basel, Lugano or else) without any surcharge
  • The tour is non-guided. All clients will travel individual on their own.
  • Your documents are ready for pick-up at the airport or alternatively we can send it to your hotel (please let us know at the time of Booking)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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