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Rail Panoramas

Rail Panoramas

7 nights from
AU$1,739 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    08 Oct 2019
7 nights from
AU$1,739 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    08 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Bernina Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Glacier Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Golden Pass seat reservationInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary (Swiss Card included - half fare discount)InclusionInclusion Free transport card for selected mountain railways in St. MoritzMealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch. Includes roundtrip rail journey Interlaken - Wengen & Grindelwald - Interlaken.

Summary

Revel in the beauty and charm of Switzerland with our enthralling, 8-day rail package. This package combines the most famous and scenic rail journeys – Glacier Express, Golden Pass and Bernina Express. Sit back, relax and admire some of the most stunning and dramatic views from snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes to picturesque vineyards. You will also have plenty of opportunity to explore Montreux, the Jungfrau region and the glitzy St. Moritz.

Inclusions

  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss Card including half fare discount)
  • 7-night accommodation in selected hotel category, Standard Room
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Local taxes
  • Golden Pass seat reservation
  • Glacier Express seat reservation
  • Bernina Express seat reservation
  • Jungfraujoch excursion
  • Free transport card for selected mountain railways in St. Moritz
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation
  • Souvenir gifts in selected locations

Exclusions

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

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Montreux
Flight or rail from the UK to Geneva and 2nd class rail transfer to Montreux.

Overnight in Montreux.

Day 2, Free Day on Lake Geneva
Breakfast at hotel. A day at leisure in Montreux, the heart of the Swiss Riviera. Visit the famous Château de Chillon, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe, take a cruise on Switzerland's largest lake, Lake Geneva or enjoy a mountain excursion to the Rochers-de-Naye peaks for fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding French and Swiss Alps.

Overnight in Montreux.

Day 3, Golden Pass
Breakfast at hotel. Board the Golden Pass train from Montreux and relax as the train sweeps through the many vineyards and country estates on its way to Interlaken. For a special experience pre book a VIP seat (supplement) affording you the train driver’s view on the stretch from Montreux to Zweisimmen.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 4, Free Day in Jungfrau
Breakfast at hotel.

Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz inviting you to a lazy cruise accompanied by stunning views. A favourite is to combine a cruise on Lake Brienz with a visit to the picturesque wood carving village of Brienz and a trip by the steam railway to the top of Brienzer Rothorn. Your included half fare card will give you 50% discount on this excursion.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 5, Jungfraujoch
Breakfast at hotel. No visit to the Jungfrau Region is complete without a visit to the Jungfraujoch which is included in your rail ticket. First take the train from Interlaken Ost via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger. You then take the Jungfrau railway via “Eiger Gletscher” to the Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454m (11,300ft) with some breathtaking views of the Aletsch glacier at 22 km (13.6 miles), the longest in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 6, Glacier Express
Breakfast at hotel. Leisurely walk to the train station.

Depart Interlaken by train to Brig where you will join the Glacier Express for a thrilling ride to St. Moritz, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The journey is narrated explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. The dish of the day or a 3 course lunch on the Glacier Express can be added at the time of booking.

Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 7, Bernina Express
Breakfast at hotel. Leisurely walk to the train station.

Today, you will join the Bernina Express over the Bernina Pass. The area along the train line has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Past mighty glaciers and over the highest point at 2,253m (7,391ft) down to the palm trees and Oleander of the mountain village of Tirano (Italy). You have around 2 hours to visit the cathedral or to experience some of the exceptional local cuisine on offer in the many cafés and restaurants before starting your return journey.

Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 8, Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to airport or to Swiss border.

Note: This itinerary also runs in reverse direction.

Important Notes

  • Itinerary bookable in reverse – supplements apply
  • Open jaw possible (Ex: start in ZRH ending in GVA or vice versa)
  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)

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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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