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Grand Tour of Switzerland 

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Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination: Interlaken » Montruex » Zermatt » Gornergrat
» St. Moritz » Lugano » Lucerne

Experience the best of Switzerland on this 8-day tour including a train trip from Zermatt to St. Moritz on the Glacier Express.

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Grand Tour of Switzerland 


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

Day 2 | Jungfraujoch Excursion
After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. The highest railway station in Europe is located 3454 m. Visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The rail journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch. At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eiger North Face. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 3 | 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, mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages.
Overnight in Montreux.

Day 4 | Montreux - Zermatt
Today board the train to Zermatt, the alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5 | Zermatt - St Moritz | Glacier Express
Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys of the world! The Glacier Express takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6 | St Moritz - Lugano

Today the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along its the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of towering glaciers to one of swaying palms. The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 7 | Lugano - Lucerne
Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. 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. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 8 | Depart Lucerne
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Additional nights
It is possible to book additional nights in every included overnight destination, except Interlaken.

Add the Chocolate Train

Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu | 1 May-30 June 2018
Daily | 1 July-31 August 2018
Mon, Wed & Thu | 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2018

A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The ‘Maison Cailler-Nestlé’ chocolate factory awaits you. You will learn about the history of Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time.

You may wish to go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Gruyères Castle. Late afternoon the bus takes you to ‘La Maison du Gruyère’ for a demonstration visit of the cheese factory followed by the return travel to Montreux with the Chocolate Train.

Add on:

  • Seat reservation for the Chocolate Train
  • 1 additional night in Montreux
    in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily

Add the Gotthard Panorama Express

Tuesday - Sundays: 21 April - 14 October 2018
In Bellinzona access the Gotthard Panorama route to Flüelen followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. In the panorama railcar passengers will be accompanied by a travel guide and you will be entertained with a visial presentation and additional information on the region, its many sights, mythology and mystique.

Add on:

  • Gotthard Panorama Express |
    1st Class Seat Reservation - from $44


Price includes:

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi:
    Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
    (8 transfers) including excursion to Jungfraujoch in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport
  • Seat reservation for the GoldenPass -Interlaken to Montreux Bernina Express (train + coach)
  • Seat reservation for Glacier Express
  • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages)
  • 2 nights in Interlaken,
    1 night in Montreux,
    1 night in Zermatt,
    1 night in St Moritz,
    1 night in Lugano,
    1 night in Lucerne,
    in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable-cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fare
  • 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:

Dates and Rates

Prices start from, per person.

Grand Tour of Switzerland
Prices from:
3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel
Twin Single Twin Single
Additional nights: prices from        
St Moritz        
For the hotel listing for the above package click here
Child and Seniors rates on application.


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