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Best of Switzerland

Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival in Lucerne

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

Day 2: Lucerne

Full day at leisure in Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 3: Lucerne to Lugano (2h10)

Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometers it is the longest train tunnel in the world. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Lugano.

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

Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride on the Bernina Express, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy. First the Bernina Express coach takes you to Tirano where you will have time for an optional lunch break. Then board the Bernina Express train to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 5: Glacier Express to Zermatt (8h)

Today you board the Glacier Express. 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 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 6: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (2h)

The Zermatt Bergbahnen take you up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise which is Europe’s highest cable car station at 3883 m. For a little fee you may take the Crystal Ride cabins from Trockener Steg to the summit. The 360° panorama is unique and many highlights are waiting for you to be discovered. Rest of day at your leisure. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 7: Zermatt to Montreux (2h40)

Today you take a regional train through the Valais, which is well known for its excellent wines, to Montreux. We recommend a visit to Chillon Castle, a moated castle on the shores of lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 8: Montreux to Interlaken (3h)

Train journey with the GoldenPass Panoramic train take you to Zweisimmen then with the GoldenPass Line to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.

 Day 9: Jungfraujoch (4h)

Enjoya journey to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, the highestrailway station in Europe located at 3454m. Attractions: Alpine Sensation, Sphinx, JungfrauPanorama, Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, Ice Palace and SnowFun. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 10: Interlaken to Zürich (2h)

Train journey along the lake of Thun to Berne and possibility for a stopover to discover Switzerland’s beautiful capital. Continue to Zurich and time at your leisure to discover the metropolis on the shore of lake Zurich. Overnight in Zurich.

Day 11: Departure from Zurich

Time at leisure in Zurich. Return to Swiss border or airport or individual onward journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • Bernina Express, highest railway line across the Alps
  • Golden Pass Line
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
  • UNESCO World heritage Site, Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

 

Prices per person in CHF

3* Hotel
01.04. - 18.04.20
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
4* Hotel
18.04. - 27.06.20
15.09. - 11.10.20
4* Hotel
27.06. - 15.09.20
Double Room210921112151239224352480
Single Room248025412601286029743032
Triple Room198820182053N/AN/AN/A

 

Extras Per Person:
upgrade to 1st class rail CHF 208

 

Our Price Includes :

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
  • Seat reservation Bernina Express (train + coach),
  • Glacier Express and GoldenPass Line (Montreux-Interlaken)
  • Excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt and Interlaken,
  • 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux and Zurich, 3* hotel, standard double room, with private facilities, breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares