Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND – 7 nights / 8 Days Tour.

Your Grand Train Tour of Switzerland vacation

A journey of discovery that combines the highlights of Switzerland in one single tour.
Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland on this 8-day `Grand Train Tour of Switzerland`. Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages, taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns on the way. It’s a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains and sceneries in Europe.

Duration
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Zurich
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Interlaken
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Montreux
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Zermatt
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in St. Moritz
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Lugano
  •  Accommodation for 1 nights in Lucerne
Top Highlights for you
  •  Grand Train Tour ticket including 8 transfers in 2nd class
  •  Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Wilhelm Tell Express in 1st class
  •  Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  •  Swiss Coupon Pass with “2 for 1” Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 2000
Journey includes

  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Zurich
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Interlaken
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Montreux
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Zermatt
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in St. Moritz
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Lugano
  •  Accommodation for 1 nights in Lucerne
  •  Daily breakfast
  •  Grand Train Tour ticket including 8 transfers in 2nd class
  •  Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Wilhelm Tell Express in 1st class
  •  Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  •  Swiss Coupon Pass with “2 for 1” Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 2000
Journey Excludes
  •  Airfare and taxes
  •  Visa charges
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Meals not specified
  •  Any entrance fees
  •  Tipping and portage payable to the driver, bellboy, room service or waiter
  •  Any expense of personal nature like telephone charges etc.
  •  Any other item not included in the above mentioned inclusions
Day-1 Arrival Zürich

After arrival in Zürich take the train and go to your hotel for check in. As a metropolis of experiences by the water, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Depending on your arrival time you have time to discover the world famous shopping mile Bahnhofstrasse or stroll along the banks of Lake Zürich. Overnight in Zürich.

Day-2 Zürich – Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Interlaken)

Train travel to Lucerne. When boarding the Luzern–Interlaken Express, you are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This two-hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day-3 Interlaken – Montreux (Jungfraujoch & GoldenPass Line Interlaken – Montreux)

Take the train from Interlaken to the Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger. Change trains to get on board the Jungfrau railway and ride via ‘Eiger Gletscher’ to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m with some breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier with 22 km the longest in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the Golden Pass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmen and the world known holiday resort of Gstaad. Further on passing the wild romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon the journey continues through a tunnel before the panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux.

Day-4 Montreux – Zermatt

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and afterwards travel from Montreux to Zermatt. The rest of the day is at your disposal. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The vacation destination is a car-free village and has preserved its original character. After arriving in Zermatt you have the possibility to do a non guided excursion to the Gornergrat. Or you enjoy your leisure time to go hiking and do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day-5 Zermatt – St. Moritz (Glacier Express)

In the morning you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to St. Moritz. Take in some of the dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. Along the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier Express travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. The train drives on over the Oberalp pass (2,033m/6,670ft) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. After an exhilarating trip, you will arrive in St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day-6 St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express)

Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express in St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. Travel over circular viaducts and pass through winding tunnels before reaching Tirano in Italy which is the end of the Bernina Express rail line. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Ticino. The Journey ends in Lugano – southern Switzerland’s largest town. Overnight in Lugano.

Day-7 Lugano – Lucerne (Wilhelm Tell Express)

With the Wilhelm Tell Express you travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. The journey takes you along the spectacular Gotthard route – an unforgettable trip through an impressive countryside. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Bellinzona to Flüelen. A visit of Bellinzona is worth a stop and a recommended Grand Tour attraction. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Continue your train journey. The train winds its way from 470 to 1100 metres altitude, disappearing into the 15-kilometre Gotthard Tunnel. In Flüelen board the historic Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise across Lake Lucerne. Voucher (19.- CHF) is included for lunch and served on board. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day-8 Departure Lucerne

After your breakfast train transfer back to Zurich airport or depending on your departure time possibility to visit Mount Pilatus or to do the Voralpen-Express excursion.