8-Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Product Code: 4648-462085

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Highlights

  • • The most comprehensive Swiss rail holiday
  • • Covers all major routes including Gotthard Panorama Express
  • • Option to take the Gornergrat train in Zermatt for views of the Matterhorn
  • • 3-star hotel accommodations
  • • Overnights in the major cities including Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, and Montreux
Tour Code
4648-462085
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Zurich
End City
Lucerne
Tour Type:
Train
Itinerary
Day 01
Zurich

Zurich Airport - Zurich

Hotel: Hotel Adler / Hotel Alexander / Hotel Bristol / Hotel Coronado or similar

To pick up your travel kit including train tickets and hotel vouchers, you must show your printed transfer validation at the international airport information desk in Zurich during opening hours:

Airport Information Service Centre, Zurich Airport: Daily 6:00am - 11:30pm

Upon showing your printed transfer validation at the information desks above, you will receive your complete travel kit including train tickets and hotel vouchers.

It is not possible to proceed directly to the hotel, as all vouchers must first be collected at one of the airport information desks listed above.

Make your own way to Zurich for the first night's stay. As a lakeside metropolis with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps, Zurich offers a unique blend of activities to satisfy all tastes.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Interlaken

Zurich - Lucerne - GoldenPass Line - Interlaken

Hotel: Carlton-Europe Hotel / Hotel Crystal / Hotel Bernerhof / Hotel Merkur / City Hotel Oberland Swiss Quality Hotel / Hotel Weisses Kreuz / Hotel Chalet Swiss / Hotel Beausite or similar

In the morning you will take the train to Lucerne, where you will switch to the Luzern–Interlaken Express: an unforgettable journey deep into the heart of Switzerland. The two-hour train ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls, and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. This popular destination is overlooked over by the three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Accommodations for the evening are in Interlaken.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Montreux

Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - GoldenPass Line - Montreux

Hotel: Hotel Bon-Port / Tralala Hotel / J5 Hotels Helvetie or similar

Self-guided excursion to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 meters above sea level. Be amazed by the breathtaking views of Aletsch Glacier. At 22 kilometers it is the longest glacier in the Alps, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey along the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmen and Gstaad. Your journey then takes you through the wild and romantic Pays d'Enhaut with the picturesque Chateau d'Oex and Montbovon villages, then through a tunnel, opening up to a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux. Accommodations for the evening are in Montreux.

Day 04
Zermatt

Montreux - Zermatt

Hotel: Hotel Adonis / Hotel Continental / Hotel Elite Garni / Hotel Garni Sarazena / Jägerhof Hotel & Apartements / Hotel Butterfly / Hotel Excelsior / Hotel Garni Testa Grigia / Hotel La Couronne or similar

Journey from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village, or, for an even closer view of the Matterhorn, take the Gornergrat train to the lookout station of the same name (self-guided, own expense). Accommodations for the evening are in Zermatt.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
St. Moritz

Zermatt - St. Moritz

Hotel: Hotel Hauser Swiss Quality / Hotel Soldanella / Unique Hotel Eden / Hotel Laudinella / Hotel Bären / Berghotel Randolins / Hotel Nolda or similar

In the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express to St. Moritz. The train takes you over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. Accommodations for the evening are in St. Moritz.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Lugano

St. Moritz - Lugano

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 2,253 meters above sea level, you will pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers, then descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. After traveling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you will reach Tirano in Italy, the end of the Bernina line. There you will change to the Bernina Express Bus, which will take you onwards to Lugano. Accommodations for the evening are in Lugano.

Tips:
Hotel Colorado Lugano
Continental-Parkhotel Lugano
Hotel Delfino Lugano
International au Lac Hotel
Hotel Walter au Lac

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Lucerne

Lugano - Gotthard Panorama Express - Lucerne

Hotel: Hotel Alpina / Hotel De la Paix / Hotel des Alpes / Boutique Hotel weisses Kreuz / Altstadt Hotel Krone Luzern / Hotel Ambassador / Ibis Styles City Hotel Luzern / Seeburg Swiss Quality Hotel / Hotel Waldstatterhof Swiss Quality / Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern / Alts or similar

On 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. You will travel in the 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Fluelen. Passengers will be accompanied in the panorama rail car by a travel guide. From Fluelen you will take a boat ride over Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08

Lucerne

Your epic rail journey through scenic Switzerland ends at checkout.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
To pick up your travel kit including train tickets and hotel vouchers, you must show your printed transfer validation at the international airport information desk in Zurich during opening hours:

Airport Information Service Centre, Zurich Airport: Daily 6:00am - 11:30pm

Upon showing your printed transfer validation at the information desks above, you will receive your complete travel kit including train tickets and hotel vouchers.

It is not possible to proceed directly to the hotel, as all vouchers must first be collected at the airport information desk listed above.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 7-night, 3-star hotel accommodations (Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, and Lucerne)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • All city taxes
  • Grand Train Tour Ticket with 8 transfers in 2nd class
  • Up to 50% discount on select transport services: mountain railways, trains, buses, and boats
  • 2nd class seat reservations for GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, and Bernina Express
  • 1st class seat reservations for the Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Rail fare to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (non-guided)
  • Swiss Coupon Pass
  • myTravel Stamp Booklet
  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Certificate

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Tour escort
  • Transfers between hotels and train stations
  • Public transport in addition to the rail journey included in your package
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional mountain activities
Special Notes

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child: Under 12 years of age, staying in a room with two adults.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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