Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Top Attractions

Places Covered : Lucerne – Interlaken – GoldenPass Express – Montreux – Zermatt – Glacier Express – Chur
4 Nights/ 5 Days


DAY 1 – Arrival in Lucerne

Arrival in Lucerne by train. Time at leisure for optional excursions.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 2 – Lucerne to Interlaken (1h50)

Breakfast at the hotel. Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken by the Lucerne–Interlaken Express. On your journey you will pass 3 small lakes before reaching lake Brienz with its very distinctive colour due to its glacial waters. Time at your leasure for an optional excursion up to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe.

Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 3 – Interlaken – Montreux (3h15)

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel with the GoldenPass Express without changing trains to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. Optionally you can also take regional trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and from there the GoldenPass Panoramic or Belle Époque to Montreux. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. We recommend a visit to Chillon Castle, a moated castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Overnight in Montreux.

DAY 4 – Montreux – Zermatt (2h40)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you take a regional train to Zermatt, the marvellous and famous car-free alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Time for an optional excursion by cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat where you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m. Or experience the peak of sporting adventures in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. At an airy 3883 m you will find Europe’s highest cableway and summit station. For a little fee you may take the Crystal Ride cabins from Trockener Steg to the summit, an unbeatable experience.

Overnight in Zermatt.

DAY 5 – Glacier Express Zermatt – Chur (6h) and return journey

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatest train journeys in the world. On your rail journey the world’s slowest express train takes you across brigdes, through tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 m. 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.

Arrival in Chur and individual return journey.

Tour Ends!

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Tour Price Includes

  • Swiss Travel Pass Flex 6 days 2nd class
  • Seat reservation in the GoldenPass Express and Glacier Express
  • 1 night in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Montreux, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 50% discount on most mountain railways, free entry at more than 500 museums (only valid on a selected travel day)

Tour Price Excludes

  • Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
  • Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.

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