Scenic Switzerland by Train - 10 days
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 Golden Pass, the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, and the Gornergrat open-air cogwheel train. Your vacation begins with an overnight and free time 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, Zweisimmen, Meiringen, and Gstaad 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, stop in Klosters, then return to Zürich for the conclusion of your grand Swiss rail journey.
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- Includes Features
- Visits to Lucerne, Gstaad, Interlaken, Lausanne, Montreux, Zermatt, Gornergrat train, St. Moritz, Klosters, and Zürich.
- Scenic Highlights Swiss Alps
- Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.
- Services of a professional Tour Director while touring
- Buffet breakfasts; 3 dinners
- First-class train travel (except where specified).
Day 1 - Depart USA for Zurich
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day 2 - Arrive in Zürich
Check into your hotel in Zürich. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Overnight Novotel City West. (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. Overnight Luzernhof. (B)
Day 4 - Lucerne-Golden Pass Train-Interlaken-Lausanne
Leave Lucerne this morning on the Golden Pass Panoramic train. Beginning in Lucerne, cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken for a visit. The Golden Pass Line continues its scenic journey to Lausanne via Zweisimmen and Gstaad. Enjoy a visit in the renowned winter resort of Interlaken before reaching Lausanne for an overnight. Overnight Alpha Palmiers. (B)
Day 5 - Lausanne-Montreaux-Täsch-Zermatt
View Switzerland's most famous landmark, the majestic Matterhorn
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 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. Overnight Tschugge. (B, D)
Day 6 - Gornergrat Excursion
Today, enjoy the included excursion to the famous Gornergrat, traveling onboard 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. Overnight Tschugge. (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. Overnight Baren. (B, D)
Day 8 - Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy Excursion
Today take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance) 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. Overnight Baren. (B)
Day 9 - St. Moritz-Klosters-Zürich
Leave St. Moritz this morning for the journey back to Zürich (standard class between Samaden and Sagliains). En route, stop in the town of Klosters, situated 3,937 feet above sea level, for some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich Walk through the beautiful streets of Zurich. Overnight Zurich Airport. (B)
Day 10 - Tour Conclusion
Your tour of Switzerland comes to an end after breakfast today. (B)
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however, are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Scenic Switzerland by Train Tour.
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