7 Nights/ 8 Days
1st day: Arrive Interlaken
Rail journey in 2nd class from Zurich Airport via Lucerne to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.
2nd day: At Interlaken
After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Overnight in Interlaken.
3rd day: Interlaken – Montreux
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. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Overnight in Montreux.
4th day: Montreux – Zermatt
Today you board the train to Zermatt, the marvellous and famous car-free alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Optional excursion by cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat where you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m/13’000 ft. or experience the peak of sporting adventures in the Matterhorn glacier paradise. At an airy 3883 metres of altitude you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and summit station. If you want to go higher, the summit lift brings you up to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view. Overnight in Zermatt.
5th day: Zermatt – St. Moritz
Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. An 8 hour railway journey 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. Optional lunch – if required, please indicate on the booking request.
Overnight in St. Moritz.
6th day: St. Moritz – Lugano
Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy: the Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern and Southern Europe – and this in the most spectacular way! Overnight in Lugano.
7th day: Lugano – Lucerne
Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 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. Rest of the day at leisure in Lucerne. We recommend the following excursions:
» Mount Titlis with a visit of the glacier cave and a ride of the Ice Flyer Chairlift
» Mount Rigi, Queen of the mountains
» Mount Pilatus, the Golden Round Trip
Overnight in Lucerne.
8th day: Depart
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.
This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.
Inclusions & Exclusions
» 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, standard room with private facilities, breakfast
» 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, standard room with private facilities, breakfast
» Seat reservation GoldenPass (Interlaken– Montreux), Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train + coach)
» Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
Goods and Service Tax @ 5%.
Any expenses of personal nature.
Any other item or expenses not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
PRICES PER PERSON IN CHF
|Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Classic » 8 days / 7 nights|
|3* Hotel||3* Hotel||3* Hotel||4* Hotel||4* Hotel||4* Hotel|
|01.04. – 18.04.20||18.04. – 27.06.20||27.06. – 15.09.20||01.04. – 18.04.20||18.04. – 27.06.20||27.06. – 15.09.20|
|15.09. – 11.10.20||15.09. – 11.10.20|
|Supplement 1st class rail||240||240||240||240||240||240|
Hotels to be used:
3* Hotels Interlaken: City Oberland, Beausite, Bernerhof, Weisses Kreuz, Du Lac
4* Hotels Interlaken: Interlaken, Du Nord, Krebs, Metropole, Carlton Europe
3* Hotel Montreux: Helvetie
4* Hotels Montreux: Eurotel, Suisse-Majestic
3* Hotels Zermatt: Sarazena, Excelsior, Bristol, Butterfly
4* Hotels Zermatt: Schlosshotel, Swiss Alpine Allalin, Simi, Pollux, Alpen Resort
3* Hotels St. Moritz: Bären, Hauser, Soldanella, Laudinella
4* Hotels St. Moritz: Steffani, Art Boutique Monopol, Reine Victoria
3* Hotels Lugano: Federale, Delfino, International au Lac, Continental Park
4* Hotels Lugano: City, Dante Center
3* Hotels Lucerne: Des Alpes, Ibis Styles, Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige
4* Hotels Lucerne: Continental Park, Wilden Mann, Ameron Flora
Extras per Person
» CHF 218.– upgrade to 1st class rail
» CHF 45.– lunch on board of the Glacier Express
» Supplement per night Montreux Jazz Festival 28.06.–15.07.19: CHF 110.– double room/CHF 215.– single room/ CHF 85.– triple room
» Supplement per night Fête des Vignerons 18.07.–12.08.19: CHF 50. – CHF 100.– double room & triple room supplement/ single room on request
» Glacier Express Excellence Class from CHF 420.
» Excursion Rochers-de-Naye from CHF 36.
» Excursion Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from CHF 52.
» Excursion Gornergrat from CHF 49.
» Excursion Mount Rigi from CHF 59.
» Excursion Mount Pilatus from CHF 55.
» Meet the locals in Interlaken from CHF 56.
» Meet the locals in Lugano from CHF 56.
» Meet the locals Lucerne from CHF 47.
» Additional nights
» Supplement for higher room categories
» Supplement for 4* Superior hotels
» Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night