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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

8 nights from
AU$2,409 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    12 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    20 Oct 2020
8 nights from
AU$2,409 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    12 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    20 Oct 2020
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)MealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Enjoy an excursion to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest altitude railway station

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.

2020 Departure Dates
12 April, 30 May, 23 June, 17 August & 24 September

12 April - 20 May 2020 $2,499
30 May - 22 June 2020 $2,615
23 June - 16 August 2020 $2.729
17 August 23 September 2020 $2,635
24 September - 6 October 2020 $2,409

Inclusions

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
  • Swiss combi Card (including half fare Swiss card)
  • 8-night 3-star accommodation
  • Arrival rail tranfser 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)
  • Souvenir gift in selected location
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1, Zürich
Upon arrival, take the rail transfer from Zürich Airport to Zürich and make your own way to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to discover this amazing city.

Day 2, Zürich – Interlaken (Luzern-Interlaken Express)
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will depart by train on a rail journey from Zürich to Lucerne. Board the Luzern-Interlaken Express and travel 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. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 3, Interlaken – Jungfraujoch
This morning, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the 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. Late afternoon/evening return to Interlaken via Grindelwald. (B)

Day 4, Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass)
The Golden Pass line is one of the most picturesque in Switzerland. Split into three distinct sections the everchanging 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. (B)

Day 5, Montreux – Zermatt
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel and morning at leisure in Montreux before your train journey to Zermatt. In the afternoon go for a stroll through this famous Zermatt Alpine resort or take an excursion to the breath-taking Gornergrat (not included) with unrivalled views towards the Matterhorn. (B)

Day 6 Zermatt – St Moritz (Glacier Express)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the legendary Glacier Express experience 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. (B)

Day 7, St Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express)
This morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before joining the Bernina Express to Tirano Italy and the Bernina Express Bus on to Lugano. Journey 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 the Bernina Express Bus takes you through Italy along the lakes back to Switzerland and Lugano. (B)

Day 8, Lugano – Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
Today, you will travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express from the Mediterranean South to the traditional heart of Switzerland. The Gotthard route is truly mesmerising, and the lake cruise from Flüelen to Lucerne. Explore Lucerne at leisure on your final evening. (B)

Day 9, Lucerne – Zürich
Breakfast at hotel. Rail transfer to Zürich Airport from Lucerne. (B)

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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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