Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Classic

Swiss Luxury Train Tour with Glacier Express
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Montreux – Zermatt –Glacier Express – St. Moritz – Bernina express – lugano –  Lucerne –  Geneva/Zürich
7 Nights / 8 Days Tour Package
ITINERARY Swiss Luxury Train Tour

1st day: Arrival in Interlaken

Arrival in Interlaken by train and overnight.

2nd day: Jungfraujoch (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. A 1st highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe located at 3454 m. Don’t miss out the following attractions: Alpine Sensation, Sphinx, Jungfrau Panorama, Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, Ice Palace and Snow Fun. Overnight in Interlaken.

3rd day: Interlaken to Montreux (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Train journey with the GoldenPass Line to Zweisimmen then with the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Belle Époque) to Montreux on the shore of lake Geneva. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. We recommend a visit to Chillon Castle, a moated castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

4th day: Montreux to Zermatt (2h40)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you take a regional train to Zermatt, the marvellous and famous car-free alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Time for an optional excursion by cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat where you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m. Or experience the peak of sporting adventures in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. At an airy 3883 m you will find Europe’s highest cableway and summit station. For a little fee you may take the Crystal Ride cabins from Trockener Steg to the summit, an unbeatable experience. Overnight in Zermatt.

5th day: Glacier Express to St. Moritz (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you board the Glacier Express Train Tour for one of the greatest train journeys in the world. On an 8 hour rail journey the world’s slowest express train takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 m. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. Overnight in St. Moritz.

6th day: Bernina Express to Lugano (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of the Ticino and Italy. The Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern and Southern Europe in the most spectacular way! The Bernina Express train takes you to Tirano where you will have time for an optional lunch break. Then board the Bernina Express coach to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

7th day: Lugano to Lucerne (2h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. Rest of the day at leisure. We recommend the following excurions: Mount Titlis, Mount Rigi or Mount Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne.

8th day: Departure from Lucerne
Breakfast at the hotel.Time for leisure in Lucerne and individual return journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Travel dates:

GoldenPass Line
1.4.22–1.4.23
Glacier Express
12.12.21–23.10.22 + 10.12.22–1.4.23
Bernina Express
Daily Chur – Pontresina – Tirano – Pontresina – Chur (connection from/to St. Moritz to Pontresina by regional train)
St. Moritz – Tirano – St. Moritz 14.5.–30.10.22
Bernina Express Bus
Fri-Sat: 4.–26.3.22
Thu-Sun: 31.3.–24.4.22 + 3.–27.11.22 + 16.2.–26.3.23
Daily: 28.4.–30.10.22
Gotthard Panorama Express
15.4.–16.10.22 Tue–Sun + general public holidays

Price per person from CHF 1’493.–


Hotels Envisaged
Zürich: 3star: Montana, Comfort Inn Royal, Rütli
4star: Central Plaza, Glockenhof, Steigenberger Hotel Bellerive Au Lac
Interlaken: 3star: City Hotel Oberland, Carlton-Europe, Weisses Kreuz, Beau Site, Bernerhof Goldey
4star: Du Lac, Interlaken, Royal St. Georges, Metropole, Krebs, Du Nord
Lucerne: 3star: Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at htl Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, IBIS Styles, Le Stelle
4star: Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Ameron Flora, Cascada
St. Moritz: 3star: Baren, Soldanella, Hauser, Laudinella
4star: Art Boutique Hotel Monopol, Steffani, Crystal
Zermatt: 3star:Sarazena, Bristol, Excelsior, Butterfly
4star:
Swiss Alpine Hotel Allalin, Alpen Resort, Simi, Walliserhof, La Ginabelle, Pollux, Parkhotel Beau Site, Schlosshotel Zermatt, Mirabeau Hotel & Residence
Montreux: 3star: Helvetie
4star: Eurotel Riviera, Suisse Majestic
Lugano: 3star: Contintenal Park, International au Lac, Federale, Delfino
4star: Lugano Dante Center, Novotel Lugano – Paradiso

Our Price Includes

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (8 transfers) including excursion to Jungfraujoch in 2nd class from/to the Swiss border or Swiss airport
  • Seat reservation GoldenPass Line, Bernina Express (train + coach) and Glacier Express
  • 1 night in Montreux, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Lugano, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares

Supplements:

  • From CHF 218.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 420.– upgrade to Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • From CHF 52.– lunch on board of the Glacier Express
  • From CHF 20.– Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Hotel supplements Montreux Jazz Festival
  • City taxes