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Grand Tour of Switzerland
Explore mighty mountains, serene lakes and quaint towns on this comprehensive Swiss rail holiday, travelling on board the Glacier, Bernina and Gotthard Panorama Express.
- Style: Self Guided Rail
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: Zurich
- St Moritz
Day 1 Zurich to Interlaken
Arrive into Zurich and take your first rail journey to the mountain resort of Interlaken.
Days 2-3 Interlaken
Explore the beautiful scenery of the Bernese Oberland. With your included Swiss Travel Pass, take a leisurely cruise across the idyllic lakes of Brienz and Thun, stopping at the quaint lakeside villages.
Days 4-5 Interlaken to Montreux
Join the Golden Pass train for Montreux, set on the shores of Lake Geneva. Spend a day cruising the lake on board a traditional steamboat, getting off in Lausanne to explore the medieval streets before the short train journey back to Montreaux.
Days 6-7 Zermatt
After a leisurely morning, take the train to Zermatt. Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, including the famous Matterhorn, Zermatt offers the chance to get up into the mountains. Be sure to take the Klein Matterhorn cable car to Europe’s highest sightseeing spot.
Day 8 Zermatt to St Moritz
A real highlight awaits today, as you take the iconic Glacier Express. Settle into your First Class carriage and admire unforgettable views through the domed panoramic windows while indulging in a three course lunch.
Day 9 St Moritz
Home of the prestigious Snow Polo World Cup, St Moritz is a glamorous resort town. Perhaps enjoy a peaceful cruise across the town’s namesake lake, encircled by picturesque alpine mountains or browse the boutique lined streets.
Day 10 St Moritz to Lugano
Board the Bernina Express, perhaps Switzerland’s most scenic route, passing snow-capped mountains and crossing into Italy en route to the quaint town of Tirano. Change onto the Bernina Express Bus for a comfortable drive back into Switzerland and onto Lugano.
Day 11 Lugano
So close to Italy, Lugano will feel as if you’re staying in the Italian Lakes. Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and take a scenic cruise across Lake Lugano, marvelling at the towering mountains that surround the glistening waters.
Day 12 Lugano to Lucerne
Today, embark on a wonderful journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express. On reaching Fluelen, board an elegant boat for a leisurely 2½ hour cruise across beautiful Lake Lucerne.
Days 13-14 Lucerne
Spend two days exploring the outdoor adventure playground surrounding Lucerne. Take the Mount Rigi cable car for stunning vistas and perhaps join the world’s steepest cogwheel railway up Mount Pilatus. At the summit, Switzerland’s longest toboggan run awaits, along with enthralling hikes.
Day 15 Lucerne to Zurich
Take your final train journey back to Zurich for your onward flight.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- First Class Glacier Express with reserved seating and a 3 course meal
- First Class Bernina Express with reserved seating
- First Class Gotthard Panorama Express with reserved seating
- 15 Day First Class Swiss Travel Pass, including First Class rail between Zurich and Interlaken, Lucerne and Zurich
- 14 nights 3 accommodation
- 4 breakfast
- Mount Rigi Mountain Excursion
- Lake Geneva Steamboat Cruise
- Lake Brienz Cruise
- Lake Thun Cruise
- Lake Lugano Cruise
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