Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Tour programme – 8 Days / 7 Nights

GoldenPassLine – Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – Glacier Express – Bernina Express
Valid from 14th April – 22nd October 2017

Day 1

Rail journey from Zurich Airport

Rail journey from Zurich Airport via Lucerne to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 2

After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch

After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The highest railway station in Europe is located 3454 m/11’333 ft. Visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch. At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eiger North Face. Overnight in Interlaken.

And don’t miss following Junfraujoch – Top of Europe attractions:
Alpine Sensation:The Alpine Adventure Trip
Sphinx – 3571m above sea level:Sphinx – the most breathtaking views from the Top of Europe
Jungfrau Panorama:4-minute 360° Jungfrau region cinema experience
Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven:The Lindt & Sprüngli Adventure World at the highest elevation
Ice Palace:A unique world of ice in the heart of the Jungfraujoch
Snow Fun – Top of Europe:Fun and games in the world of glaciers

Day 3

Train ride to Zweisimmen.

Train ride to Zweisimmen. Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Classic) for this memorable trip to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 4

Today you board the train to Zermatt,

Today you board the train to Zermatt, the marvellous alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5

Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world.

Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. The Glacier Express takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6

UNESCO World Heritage route.

The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along its the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of towering glaciers to one of swaying palms. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 7

Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne.

Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with its 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. Overnight inLucerne.

Day 8

Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Add the Chocolate Train


May + June: Monday – Tuesday
July + August: daily

September – 12th October: Mondays, Wednesdays + Thursdays

A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The «La Maison du Gruyère» awaits you for a visit of the demonstration cheese factory. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time. You might go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Gruyères castle. Later that afternoon the Chocolate Train takes you to «Maison Cailler-Nestlé». Trough a didactic itinerary, you will learn everything about the history of Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards return travel to Montreux.
CHF 70.– per person plus book an additional night in Montreux or Geneva.

ADD THE GOTTHARDPANORAMA EXPRESS

Saturdays & Sundays: from 14th April – 22nd October
Daily: from 1st July – 22nd October

In Bellinzona access onto the train over the Gotthard panorama route to Flüelen followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. In the panorama railcar passengers will be accompanied by a travel guide and you will be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region, its many sights, mythology and mystique.
CHF 25.- per person for a seat reservation
(with 1st class ticket in panorama railcar / 2nd class ticket without panorama railcar)

our price includes*

» Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (8 transfers) incl. excursion to Jungfraujoch in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
» 2 nights in Interlaken, room with private facilities, breakfast
» 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne, room with private facilities, breakfast
» Seat reservation Luzern–Interlaken Express, GoldenPass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train + coach)
» Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
* Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: app. CHF 2–4 per person/night

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