Scenic Switzerland by Train
This is truly a different way to discover Switzerland! Marvel at spectacular scenery from the first-class carriages of the Swiss train network.
This is truly a different way to discover Switzerland. Marvel at the spectacular scenery from the first-class carriages of the Swiss train network, with rides on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train, the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, and the Gornergrat open-air cogwheel train. Your vacation begins with an overnight in Zürich, then on to Lucerne, the delightful medieval town with the famous wooden bridge. Travel through breathtaking mountain pastures and quaint villages like Interlaken and Zweisimmen before reaching Lausanne on Lake Geneva. Visit elegant Montreux and Zermatt at the foot of the legendary Matterhorn. Spend two nights in this beautiful car-free village, then enjoy an exciting ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. Travel through the pristine natural wonders of the Alps, the perfect prelude to your train ride on the Bernina Express. From St. Moritz, return to Zürich for the conclusion of your grand Swiss rail journey.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- 11 meals
- Sightseeing and scenic highlights per itinerary
- First-class rail travel(except where specified) on the Swiss Rail System including scenic trains including the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, GoldenPass Panoramic train and the Gornergrat cogwheel railway
- Services of a professional tour manager
Day 1 - Depart USA
Overnight flight to Zurich. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 3 - Zürich-Lucerne
Today, journey by train from Zürich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city or to join one of the optional excursions. (B)
Day 4 - Golden Pass Line: Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux
Leave Lucerne this morning on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken where you stop for a visit. From Interlaken take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the Golden Pass Panoramic for your unforgettable journey to Montreux and then continue to Lausanne for an overnight. (B)
Day 5 - Lausanne-Montreux-Täsch-Zermatt
This morning, depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop in the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” Time for leisure or maybe join the optional excursion to Chillon with an opportunity to enjoy the guided visit of its castle before continuing by train to Zermatt for two overnights. (B,D)
Day 6 - Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion
Today, enjoy the included excursion to the famous Gornergrat, traveling on board Europe's highest rack railway. The views from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and narrow streets to explore. (B)
Day 7 - Zermatt-Glacier Express-St. Moritz
The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy an unforgettable journey as it makes its way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on its direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz. (B,D)
Day 8 - St. Moritz. Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy
Today, take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano for one of Europe's most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across 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. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)
Day 9 - St. Moritz-Zürich
Leave St. Moritz this morning for the journey back to Zürich (standard class between Samaden and Sagliains). Overnight in Zürich. (B)
Day 10 - Zürich
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Everything was so well planned and executed. It was a first class vacation at a more than reasonable price.
The country was beautiful, our tour guide was very good. The trains were the best.
Switzerland has been the best country we have visited due to the beautiful scenery everywhere … We can't say enough about this 9 day train trip!
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A valid passport is required for this tour.
Tour members must be able to walk reasonable distances and use stairs to access trains.
No triple room reduction.
Meals - B = Breakfast, L = Lunch D = Dinner