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Best of Switzerland  
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2018-19 prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject
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Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Destination: Lucerne > Lugano > St. Moritz > Zermatt >
Montreux > Interlaken > Zurich

Experience the best cities and town of Switzerland travelling with the Bernina Express,Glacier Express and GoldenPassLine Montreux-Interlaken trains.

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Lucerne
Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport railway station. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2 | Lucerne
Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi or Mount Titlis. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 3 | Lucerne to Lugano
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 20 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Continue from Bellinzona to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Day 4 | Lugano to St. Moritz
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers.
Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Zermatt
Today board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train-journeys in the world! Travel from St. Moritz to Zermatt, on 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 beauty of a landscape rich in mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 6 | Matterhorn Excursion

The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you to the highest cable-car station in Europe at 388 metres. The 360° panorama is unique - do not miss their new highlights: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier Palace, Peak Shop and Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 7 | Zermatt to Montreux
Train journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 8 | Montreux to Interlaken
The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 9 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch

The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3,454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland! It offers visitors a high-alpine wonder world of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 10 | Interlaken to Zurich
Travel by train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zürich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich. (B)

Day 11 | Depart Zurich
Depart Zurich for Swiss international border or airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland.
 

Price includes:

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi Best of Switzerland
    with 8 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border
    or airport rail station)
  • Excursions to Jungfraujoch and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (2nd class only)
  • Reserved seats on the Bernina Express,
    Glacier Express and GoldenPassLine Montreux-Interlaken
  • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages)
  • 2 nights in Lucerne,
    1 night in Lugano,
    1 night in St. Moritz,
    2 nights in Zermatt,
    1 night in Montreux,
    2 nights in Interlaken,
    1 night in Zurich, in a room with private facilities
    and breakfast daily
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable-cars can be purchased at 25-50% off the regular fares
  • Service charges, taxes & VAT

Please Note:

  • A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.
  • Some hotels may charge a local tax, to be paid locally

Does not include:

  • Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Trip Map:

Best of Switzerland map

Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

Best of Switzerland
Prices from:
3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel
Twin Single Twin Single
9 Apr-15 Jun 2018,
18 Sep – 14 Oct 2018
3229 3743 3903 4693
16 Jun – 17 Sep 2018 3247 3761 3921 4711
Montreux Jazz Festival
29 Jun – 15 Jul 2018
3414 3928 4089 4878
For the hotel listing for the above package click here
Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions - Prices on application
Child and Senior rates on application.
Additional nights
Lucerne 136 179 208 287
Lugano 158 208 258 344
St Moritz 179 208 258 287
Zermatt 158 179 208 244
Montreux 165 235 227 316
Interlaken 136 179 165 237
Zurich 136 179 165 237