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Grand Train Tour


From £1209
 
 
 
Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland on this 8 or 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages, taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns on the way. It's a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic train journeys in Europe.

The Grand Train Tour

Each day is the ideal combination of scenic routes, amazing sights along the way and time to relax and explore.

DAY 1
: ARRIVAL
Rail transfer from Zürich to Interlaken over the Brünig Pass. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 2: EXCURSION TO JUNGFRAUJOCH
Day excursion to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. Impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the magnificent Aletsch Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 3: LAKE CRUISE
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on board a paddle steamer around Lake Thun and/or Lake Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 4: GOLDEN PASS TO MONTREUX

After breakfast board the Golden Pass train from Interlaken in the panoramic carriages it sweeps through the many vineyards and country estates on its way to Montreux. Enjoy the romantic scenery of the Simmen Valley and the sweeping views over Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

DAY 5: LAVAUX WINE TASTING
Visit the UNESCO vineyards of Lavaux and sample some of the delicacies of the region. After a short train journey from Montreux to Rivaz and a short walk up to the 'Vinorama', your Swiss wine experience begins with a short film about the region followed by a wine tasting. Overnight in Montreux.

DAY 6: MONTREUX - ZERMATT
Rail transfer from Montreux to Zermatt. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Zermatt.

DAY 7: GORNERGRAT EXCURSION
Travel on Europe's highest open-air cog railway and get closer to the striking Matterhorn. From the viewing platform, admire the Gorner Glacier and 29 montain peaks above 4,000 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

DAY 8: GLACIER EXPRESS
Enjoy the legendary Glacier Express experience in full from Zermatt to St. Moritz, a thrilling journey in a panoramic carriage taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. Overnigh in St. Moritz.

DAY 9: EXPLORE ST. MORITZ
Why not treat yourself to a spa day with a trip to Scoul, relaxing in the hot springs of the Roman-Irish baths? Or stay close by and take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful lake of this glitzy resort. Overnight in St. Moritz.

DAY 10: BERNINA EXPRESS
Today board the Bernina Express and journey to the Mediterranean climes of Lugano. Travel over circular viaducts and through Brusio and Poschiavo. At Tirano, continue your journey by coach, travelling along the banks of Lake Como. Overnight in Lugano.

DAY 11: EXPLORE LUGANO

Why not visit Lugano's house mountain, Monte San Salvadore today? A funicular railway takes you from Lugano-Paradiso to the top of this famous peak for magnificent 360° panoramic views over the beautiful blue lae. Or join one of the free guided sightseeing tours of this charming city.

DAY 12: LUGANO TO LUCERNE
Travel along the old Gotthard Route from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland with a lake cruise...Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 13: EXPLORE LUCERNE
Why not explore the Old Town and walk across the iconic Chapel Bridge or enjoy views from Mount Rigi - Queen of the Mountains via boat and rail. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 14: DEPART LUCERNE

After breakfast depart Lucerne and continue your onward journey.

Inclusions & Prices

DEPARTURES
Daily departures: 1 May - 15 October.

INCLUSIONS:
  • Return flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class includnig 1 piece of hold luggage and all taxes
  • 7 or 13 nights hotel accommodation in choice of category - 3* or 4* hotels
  • Daily Swiss buffet breakfast
  • 2nd or 1st class rail travel throughout Switzerland as per programme
  • Seat reservations on the Golden Pass, Glacier Express and Bernina Express
  • Excursion to the Jungfraujoch
  • Travel documentation

PRICES


8 or 14 days in £ per person from...
 
 Standard Package (STD) Double Single
3* Hotels, 2nd class rail travel (8 days)

£1209 £1365
3* Hotels, 2nd class rail travel (14 days)

£1825 £2118

 Superior Package (SUP) Double Single
4* Hotels, 1st class rail travel (8 days)
1-course Glacier lunch
£1615 £1845
4* Hotels, 1st class rail travel (14 days)
1-course Glacier lunch
£2475 £2910

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Standard Package:
Upgrade to 1st class rail: £140 per person
Add 1 course lunch on Glacier Express: £25 per person
Add 3 course lunch on Glacier Express: £36 per person

Superior Package:
Upgrade to 3 course lunch on Glacier Express: £11 per person


FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS IN MAY AND JUNE!

Conditions

Prices:
  • 'From' prices are intended as a guideline only and are subject to change. Exact price will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Child prices and costs for extra bed (triple rooms) are on request.
  • All offers are subject to availability at time of booking
Payment:
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.