The Famous Three

5 days / unescorted

From £755
This rail holiday combines three famous scenic rail journeys in one short holiday - the Bernina, Glacier and Gotthard Panorama Express. Short it may be but there is still plenty of time to relax and explore the resorts you are visiting.

Key facts

- Bernina Express
- Glacier Express
- Gotthard Panorama Express
- Beautiful lakeside Lucerne
- Historic Chur


Day 1:

Flight or rail from the UK to Zürich and 2nd rail transfer to Chur. Overnight in historic Chur.

Day 2: Bernina Express
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at Chur station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys of Switzerland. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina Pass to more than 2,253m (7,391 ft), you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers to descend towards Poschiavo. Upon arrival in Tirano, explore the town or have some meal before you make your return journey back to Chur.
Day 3: Glacier Express
Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Andermatt. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. After a 2h 30 min ride, you will arrive in Andermatt. Overnight in Andermatt.
Day 4: Lake Lucerne Cruise.
By train from Andermatt to Flüelen on lake Lucerne, following in part the old 'Wilhelm Tell Route'. At Flüelen board one of the historic lake steamers for a delightful 2h 30min cruise to Lucerne with its Chapel Bridge - one of Europe's oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 5: Departure
Explore Lucerne. Rail transfer to Zürich and return journey to the UK.

Accommodation description

You will be accommodated in centrally located 3* hotels, within easy walking distance to the railway station and amenities.
Room facilities:
  • All rooms with shower or bath
  • WC
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone

Dates & Prices

Departures: Daily (except 21 Oct - 09 Dec)


STANDARD (STD) | *** Hotels, 2nd class rail

  • From £755 per adult sharing twin/double room  
  • Single supplement from £70 for 4 nights
  • Child prices and costs for extra bed (triple rooms) on request
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • This holiday can be booked vice versa 

Price includes:

- Returns flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold
  luggage and all taxes
- Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
- 4 nights' accomodation in selected category
- Daily breakfast
- Local taxes
- Seat reservation on Bernina Express & Glacier Express
- Lake Cruise
- Travel Documentation


Optional Extras:
  • Upgrade to 1st class: £53 per person

Please note prices will vary due to the fluctuating exchange rate. The prices quoted here are from prices only.
A transaction fee of 1.6% will apply when paying by credit card. A transaction fee of 2.2% will apply when paying by AMEX (Diners Card cannot be accepted). No charge will be made for debit cards or direct bank transfers.