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Highlights of Switzerland

Highlights of Switzerland

7 nights from
AU$1,999 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    03 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    11 Oct 2019
7 nights from
AU$1,999 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    03 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    11 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Glacier Express seat reservationMealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch. Includes roundtrip rail journey Interlaken - Wengen & Grindelwald - Interlaken.TourTour Full-day excursion to Mount Pilatus. Includes boat cruise.

Summary

Embark on an unforgettable, 8-day rail journey and discover the highlights of Switzerland. This itinerary will take you to the best of Switzerland from the picturesque town of Lucerne to the awe-inspiring Jungfraujoch. Explore Lucerne's well-preserved landmarks including the famous Chapel Bridge, experience the steepest cog-wheel train in the world at Mount Pilatus and take a scenic ride aboard the famous Glacier Express. Adventure awaits you at the jaw-dropping Jungfraujoch. At more than 3,400 metres above sea level, Jungfraujoch is a highlight of every trip to Switzerland.

Inclusions

  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss card including half fare discount)
  • 7-night accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels, Standard Room
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Local taxes
  • Full-day excursion to Mount Pilatus (roundtrip with boat cruise)
  • Excursion to Gornergrat
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch (round trip via Wengen/Grindelwald)
  • Seat reservation on Glacier Express in panoramic carriage in the class of travel
  • Lucerne Transport Ticket & Guest Card
  • Interlaken Transport Ticket & Guest Card
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation
  • Souvenirs in selected locations

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Departure Dates
Daily between 3 January and 11 October 2019

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Lucerne
Arrival in Switzerland. Transfer by rail to Lucerne. Opportunity to discover the Old Town and stroll along Lake Lucerne and across the famous Chapel Bridge. Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Lucerne’s and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe.

Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Note: During the promotional period a free guided city walking tour of Lucerne is included.

Day 2, Lucerne – Mount Pilatus
Breakfast at the hotel. A fantastic excursion to enjoy beautiful views of the Lake Lucerne region. Start with a cruise across the lake to Alpnachstad. Change here to the steepest cogwheel train in the world. Return journey by gondola to Kriens and by bus back to Lucerne.

Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 3, Lucerne – St. Moritz
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the train from Lucerne to the famous holiday resort of St. Moritz. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, St. Moritz is located at 1856m above sea levels in the middle of the Upper Engadin lake landscape. The dry, sparkling "champagne climate" is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year.

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 4, St. Moritz – Zermatt (Glacier Express)
Today, you take the world famous Glacier Express to Zermatt which crosses no less than 291 bridges and goes through 91 tunnels and traverses the chain of the Alps from East to West. The journey is narrated in various languages, (on-board earphones), explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. Your seat is reserved in a panoramic carriage and the dish of the day or a 3 course lunch on the Glacier Express can be added at the time of booking. Late afternoon arrival in Zermatt.

Overnight at your hotel in Zermatt.

Day 5, Zermatt – Gornergrat
Breakfast at the hotel. Your excursion today takes you up to the Gornergrat to see one of the most famous peaks in the world, the Matterhorn! The highest open-air rack railway in Europe climbs past Swiss stone pine and larch forests up to a height of 3089 metres. Once you reach the top you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of hundreds of peaks, 29 of which are over 4000 metres high, with the Matterhorn right in the centre.

Overnight at your hotel in Zermatt.

Day 6, Zermatt – Interlaken
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you leave the Valais and continue to the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is the gateway to the Jungfrau Region with the famous three peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Day 7, Interlaken – Jungfraujoch
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to the Jungfraujoch. The journey to the Jungfraujoch at 3,454 meters - Europe’s highest altitude railway station - is a highlight of every visit to Switzerland.

The Jungfrau Railways is an engineering masterpiece. The last section has been built inside the mountain itself, and the view through the panorama windows at the "Eigerwand" and "Eismeer" stations in the middle of the North Wall are a thrilling experience. The platform of the observatory is located right above the Aletsch Glacier. The "Alpine Sensation" a subway inside the rock marks the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway and connects the Ice Paradise with the Sphinx Hall. Late afternoon return to Interlaken via Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald.

Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Day 8, Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Rail transfer to the airport/border or continuation of your journey.

Important Notes

  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Glacier Express not operating from 14th October to 8th December 2019.

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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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