Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Offer

Price per person
from £1,748

Price based on
London Gatwick
4th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any European holiday before 30 November and we will include free airport lounge passes for your party, so you can relax and start your holiday in style.

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  • 9 days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Enjoy wonderful views of awesome, unspoilt alpine beauty on this unforgettable rail journey around the heart of Switzerland.

At a glance


  • Zermatt
  • Lucerne
  • Interlaken
  • Montreux
  • St. Moritz
  • GoldenPass Train
  • Glacier Express Gornergrat Train
  • Bernina Express Train
Scenic Switzerland by Rail

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Zurich

Day
1

Fly to Zurich where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zurich - Lucerne area

Day
2

Today, take the train from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestling amidst snow-capped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city. You can also choose to get to know the area by taking our optional boat excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lucerne - Interlaken - Golden Pass Train to Montreux - Lausanne

Day
3

Leave Lucerne this morning, cross the Brunig Pass en-route to Interlaken then enjoy some time at leisure in Interlaken. In Zermatt, join the Golden Pass Panoramic train which ends its scenic journey in Montreux, and then on for a short train ride to the Lausanne area, where you will spend the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lausanne - Montreux - Täsch - Zermatt

Day
4

This morning depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En-route to Zermatt, stop in the town of Montreux on the 'Swiss Riviera' of lake Geneva for time at leisure. Alternatively, an optional excursion to Chillon is available with the opportunity to visit its castle, with the aid of a local guide. Spend two nights in Zermatt.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion

Day
5

Today, take in the fabulous alpine landscapes with views of the Matterhorn, travelling on board Europe's highest rack-railway, the Gornergrat train. Spend the rest of the day in Zermatt - there is a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars and narrow streets for you to explore at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zermatt - Glacier Express to St Moritz

Day
6

The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is certain to be one of the highlights of the tour. The train will take you on an unforgettable journey as it makes its way through the unspoilt natural beauty of the Alps on its direct route from Zermatt to the world famous mountain resort of St Moritz. Arrive in St Moritz in the early evening where you will stay for two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano

Day
7

Today, take the Bernina Express train for one of Europe's most spectacular and breath-taking train rides. Travel the short distance by coach from St Moritz to Pontresina where you will board the Bernina Express. Your train journey takes you across the lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers and alpine scenery along the way. Disembark the Bernina Express back in Pontresina and return to St Moritz.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Moritz - Zürich

Day
8

Today, journey from St Moritz to Zurich. During this journey, there is a possibility that the 45 minute stretch from Samedan to Sagliains may be in a 2nd class carriage.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zürich - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

  • Maximum elevation on this tour is 10,272 ft.
  • Tours featuring travel by rail are not suitable for people with walking difficulties or pre-existing health problems such as heart or blood pressure conditions. 
  • 1st Class train travel may not always be available in which case we will use Standard Class.
  • Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Zurich: Novotel City West 
  • Lucerne: Ibis Styles
  • Lausanne: Alpha Palmiers 
  • Zermatt: Perren or Derby
  • St Moritz: Hotel Baren 
  • Zurich: NH Glattbrugg

Why book with us?