Day 1 - UK/Zurich
Fly to Zurich today, where on arrival we'll transfer you by train to Davos Platz. To kick-start your holiday, you'll receive a visitors' card giving you free travel on all cable cars in the alpine resorts of Davos and Klosters. After settling in at your hotel, if time allows, why not set off straight away and start your explorations.
Day 2 - Bernina Express
Your day begins as you board the Bernina Express for a first-class return journey on the Bernina Line – a UNESCO-listed railway that's more than 100 years old. You'll make your way from Davos through St Moritz and then across the border to Tirano in Italy. It's a thrilling route that passes through no fewer than 55 tunnels and crosses 196 bridges as well as the famous circular viaduct of Brusio. It also climbs the 2,253-metre Bernina Pass and passes through the Valtellina Valley in Italy. On arrival in Tirano, we're going to head to a restaurant to enjoy a typical Valtellina three-course lunch with wine.
Back in Davos later this afternoon, you are invited to join the maître d'hôtel for a glass of wine in the hotel's wine cellar.
Day 3 - Glacier Express
Today you'll take a panoramic journey on the world's slowest express train, the Glacier Express. Again you'll be travelling first-class, and will be served a three-course lunch with wine as you wind your way through spectacular mountain scenery. After disembarking you'll then board another train and continue to the mountain resort of Wengen, which is beautifully located in the heart of the Alps.
Day 4 - Wengen
You can get to know Wengen during a guided culinary walk this morning. You can then choose to spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps you'll come on an exciting optional trip. This takes you to Jungfraujoch – the 'Top of Europe' – for views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. You'll take the Jungfrau Railway, which travels through a mountain tunnel and takes the steep climb to Jungfraujoch. Located at 3,454 metres above sea level, this is the highest railway station in Europe. What you'll see during two stops and from viewing platforms is an incredible world of rock, ice and snow on all sides.
Day 5 - Trümmelbach Falls and Schilthorn
Your day is filled with exciting journeys, and the first takes you on a train ride to Lauterbrunnen. From here a Postbus – an iconic yellow Swiss bus – takes you to Trümmelbach Falls. You will then take the cable car to Birg to admire stunning vistas from its viewing platform. Then it's on to Schilthorn, known as the '007 mountain'. On its 2,970-metre summit sits a revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria, which featured in the 1969 James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. You can enjoy a Martini here, shaken not stirred, of course, while you take in 360-degree views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.
Your next cable car ride takes you to Mürren, a picturesque cliff-top village offering amazing views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Its well-prepared footpaths and the fact that it is car-free make it a delight to explore on foot. After plenty of time to do this we'll head back to the hotel, where a treat awaits in the shape of a wellness experience in the pool area.
Day 6 - Lake Thun and Golden Pass
The elegant town of Montreux is your destination today, and you'll reach it as you travel on two trains. A great way to break up our journey is with a cruise on Lake Thun. We're also going to visit romantic Spiez Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop on the lake's shores. Next you'll board the luxurious Golden Pass Classic Train. Your first-class ticket means you'll travel in complete comfort as you take in some of Switzerland's most beautiful scenery from your carriage.
It's first-class all the way at your hotel too. Here, your deluxe room offers fabulous lake views.
Day 7 - Montreux
Montreux is famous for its jazz, so we include a music-themed tour today, along with a visit to the Queen Studio Experience. This museum is dedicated to the legendary band and is located in the original Mountain Studios where Freddie Mercury and his three band mates recorded seven albums.
Your holiday includes a Montreux Riviera Card, giving you free access to public transport as well as discounted entry to a number of attractions. As the rest of the day is free, you can make good use of this.
If you would prefer a guided tour, join your Tour Manager for an optional excursion. You'll board the cog railway at Montreux station and take in scenic views on the one-hour ride up to the summit of Rochers-de-Naye mountain. From the viewing platform you'll take in breathtaking views over Lake Geneva as far as Jura and the Savoy Alps. Your journey then continues to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. For nearly four centuries it was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy, and today it is one of Switzerland's most visited historic buildings.
At the hotel this evening, enjoy a drink on its terrace which overlooks Lake Geneva,
Day 8 - Geneva/UK
Today we'll transfer you by train to Geneva airport for your return flight to the UK.