Rail Adventure

Tour programme – 8 Days / 7 Nights

Gotthard Base Tunnel – Bernina Express – Glacier Express
Valid from 11th April – 22nd October 2017

Day 1

Arrival in Lucerne by train

Arrival in Lucerne by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2

Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano.

Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. 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 in Lugano.

Day 3

Time at leisure in Lugano.

Time at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the mediterranean atmosphere in the southern part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 4

Departure by the famous Bernina Express

Departure by the famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). From there by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across the regions of eternal snow to the valley of the young Rhine. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 5

Day off for excursions. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6

Today you board the Glacier Express

Today you board the Glacier Express which is 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 metres in altitude. 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 Zermatt.

Day 7

Full day at leisure in Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 8

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

 

ADD THE GOTTHARD

PANORAMA 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 train you will be accompanied by a travel guide and will be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region.
CHF 25.– per person for a seat reservation

 

our price includes*

» Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Rail Adventure (5 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
» Seat reservation for Bernina Express (coach and train) and Glacier Express
» 1 night in Lucerne, room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast
» 2 nights each in Lugano, room with private facilities, breakfast
» 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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