8 Days / 7 Nights
Zurich - Interlaken - Montreux - Zermatt - St. Moritz - Lugano - Lucerne
Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages,all the while taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It’s a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.
Day 1 - Arrive Zurich
Arrive in Zurich and tranfer to your hotel. As a lakeside "metropolis of experiences", with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon,Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.
Day 2 - Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne - Interlaken)
Train ride to Lucerne. When boarding the Luzern-Interlaken Express, you are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland.This 2 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 overlooked over by the three mighty mountains,Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 3 - Interlaken - Montreux (Jungfraujoch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken - Montreux)
Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breath-taking views of the Aletsch Glacier at 22 km it is the longest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmen and Gstaad. Your journey takes you through the wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon, and through a tunnel, before a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 4 - Montreux - Zermatt
Journey from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or take the opportunity to do a non-guided excursion to the Gornergrat.Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 5 - Zermatt - St. Moritz
In the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St. Moritz. The train takes you on over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Day 6 - St. Moritz - Lugano (Bernina Express)
Board the Bernina Express at St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina pass to more than 2253 m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers then descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy, which is the end of the Bernina line. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 7 - Lugano - Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
With the Gotthard Panorama Express you will 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. Passengers will be accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. Passengers will also be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region such as its sights, mythology and mystique. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over lake Lucerne.Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 8 - Departure Lucerne
Breakfast at hotel. Please proceed to the train station on your own.