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Rail Adventure

Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival in Lucerne

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

Day 2: Lucerne to Lugano (2h10)

Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience thenew Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometers it is thelongest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutesto travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massifin the heart of Europe. Optional add the Gotthard PanoramaExpress. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 3:  Lugano

Time at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in the southern part of Switzerland. Strollalong the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre orSan Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 4:  Bernina Express to St. Moritz (6h45)

Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the RhaetianRailway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoyan Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the swayingpalms of the Ticino and Italy up to the high, toweringglaciers of the mountains. The Bernina Express is thehighest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern andSouthern Europe in the most spectacular way! The BerninaExpress coach takes you to Tirano where you will havetime for an optional lunch break. Then board the BerninaExpress train to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 5:  St. Moritz

Time at leisure for excursions in and around St. Moritz.During summer most of our hotels in St. Moritz offer youfree travel on the Oberengadiner mountain railways andpublic transport. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6:  Glacier Express to Zermatt (8h)

Today you board the Glacier Express for one of the greatesttrain journeys in the world. On an 8hour rail journeythe world’s slowest express train takes you across 291bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Passat 2’033 m. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt naturalbeauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountainforests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountainstreams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition andcenturies-old culture. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 7:  Zermatt

Full day at leisure in Zermatt. We suggest either an excursionto the Gornergrat, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise,the Rothorn or take a walk in the unspoilt beautiful natureof Zermatt. The best view of the Matterhorn is from thechurch bridge in Zermatt or from Sunegga which canbe reached easily with the Zermatt mountain railways.Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 8:  Departure from Zermatt

Return to Swiss border or airport or individual onwardjourney.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
  • Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerlandcaptivates with its beautiful location on Lake Lugano
  • Moritz, the birthplace of the alpine winter holidays,impresses with style, elegance and class
  • Zermatt, the world-famous car-free holiday resort, at the foot of the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn

 

Prices per person in CHF

3* Hotel
01.04. - 18.04.20
05.01. - 01.04.21
3* Hotel
18.04. - 27.06.20
15.09. - 11.10.20
3* Hotel
27.06. - 15.09.20
4* Hotel
01.04. - 18.04.20
05.01. - 01.04.21
4* Hotel
18.04. - 27.06.20
15.09. - 11.10.20
4* Hotel
27.06. - 15.09.20
Double Room145013721402170016421682
Single Room164416001660191819221978
Triple Room137613221352154814721502

 

Extras Per Person:
upgrade to 1st class rail CHF 166
upgrade to GEXP ExcellenceClass CHF 420
lunch on board of the Glacier Express CHF 45
Gotthard Panorama  Express CHF 20

 

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 + train)and Glacier Express
  • 1 night in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room,with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Lugano, 3* hotel, standard double roomwith private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double roomwith private facilities, breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travelby rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can bepurchased at 25–50% of the regular fares