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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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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:

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Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

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Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions - Prices on application
Child and Senior rates on application.
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