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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

8 nights from
AU$2,245 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Oct 2019
8 nights from
AU$2,245 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 8-night accommodation InclusionInclusion Bernina Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Glacier Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Seat reservation on Golden Pass (Interlaken - Montreux)InclusionInclusion Seat reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express including boat cruiseInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd class (Swiss Card including half fare discount)InclusionInclusion Return train ticket from Täsch to ZermattMealMeal Daily breakfast

Summary

Traverse Switzerland’s spectacular scenery from north to south during this exciting, 9-day rail adventure. This rail journey combines four of the most scenic routes in Switzerland – Golden Pass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express. Explore the vibrant city of Zurich and its numerous museums and art galleries. Continue your trip to Interlaken, the gateway to the renowned Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station. You are literally on top of Europe! From Interlaken, board the Golden Pass train. Enjoy a scenic rail ride until you reach Montreux. Montreux beautiful town that sits on the shores of Lake Geneva. From Montreux, take a train to Zermatt, a renowned resort town located on below the majestic Matterhorn. From Zermatt, board the fabled Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train. This scenic route will take you to the glitzy resort town of St. Moritz. From St. Moritz, board the Bernina Express which will take you to the sunny side of Switzerland, the Tirano region. From Lugano, travel to central Switzerland aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express.

Inclusions

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary including half fare Swiss card
  • 8-night accommodation in a Standard Room
  • Train ticket Zürich Airport to Zürich City
  • Seat reservations on Golden Pass Line (Interlaken-Montreux), Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express including boat cruise
  • Mountain excursion to Jungfraujoch (unescorted)
  • Interlaken card for free local transport and discounts in and around Interlaken
  • Riviera card for free local transport and discounts in and around Montreux
  • Free transport card for selected local buses and trams in Lucerne
  • Bonus - Free upgrade to first class in April, May & June 2019

Itinerary

Day 1, Zurich
Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by rail to Zürich. Day at leisure to explore this modern city. Explore this metropolis of experiences by the water, from Zurich's own house mountain Uetliberg to a lake cruise on Lake Zurich itself. Discover the numerous museums & art galleries and indulge in the exclusive shops along the Bahnhofstrasse.

Day 2, Zurich – Interlaken
A quick train journey takes you from Zürich to Lucerne. Board the Luzern-Interlaken Express for a journey along ;the shores of crystal clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the breath-taking Brünig Pass to Interlaken, overlooked by the magnificent trio, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. (Rail travel via Bern offers a faster connection.) Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Day 3, Jungfraujoch
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, board train to Lauterbrunnen, Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch. A trip to the world famous Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is one of the highlights of your journey. Experience the views from Europe's highest railway station, heading up to gaze over the Aletsch Glacier at over 3,454m above sea level. Return to Interlaken via Grindelwald.

Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Day 4, Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass)
The Golden Pass line is split into three distinct sections. The ever changing scenery truly reflects Switzerland’s diversity. From Interlaken the train follows the banks of Lake Thun before heading into the green Alpine pastures of the Simmental. Traditional villages, flowering meadows pass by before the train reaches Zweisimmen, where passengers need to change to a different gauge train. Through alpine forests and mountain villages – postcard Switzerland - the journey continues, passing through a tunnel to ;emerge in the vineyards of the Lake Geneva region with beautiful views of the lake.

Overnight at your hotel in Montreux.

Day 5, Montreux – Zermatt
Breakfast at your hotel. Today will be a more relaxing day. Take some time in the morning to stroll along the lakeside in Montreux, before your train trip to Zermatt.

In the afternoon, go for a stroll through this famous Alpine resort or take an excursion to the breath-taking Gornergrat with unrivalled views towards the Matterhorn. Overnight at your hotel in Zermatt.

Day 6, St. Moritz (Glacier Express)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the legendary Glacier Express experience in full from Zermatt to St. Moritz, a thrilling journey in a panoramic carriage taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The journey takes you along the deep Rhone valley, over the dramatic Oberalp Pass and through the Rhine Gorge to glamorous St. Moritz in the afternoon.

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 7, St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express)
Breakfast at your hotel. Continuation with the Bernina Express through UNESCO protected landscapes and an outstandingly beautiful scenery, travelling along circular viaducts and tunnels over the Bernina Pass before heading down to the border of Italy. The Bernina Express is one of Europe's best scenic rail journeys. From Tirano continue by bus back to Switzerland and Lugano.

Overnight at your hotel in Lugano.

Day 8, Lugano – Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
Breakfast at your hotel. Travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express to the heart of Switzerland finishing with a scenic lake cruise from Flüelen to Lucerne. Explore Lucerne on foot on your final evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 9, Lucerne
Breakfast at hotel. If you have time after breakfast, don't miss a trip up Lucerne's Dragon mountain, Mount Pilatus. Transfer by rail to a Swiss airport or border.

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Your Accommodation

3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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