Itinerary - Scenic Switzerland

Day 1 - London to St. Moritz

Enjoy a flight from the UK to Zurich and upon arrival make use of your 8-Day Swiss Pass for the scenic rail journey to historic St Moritz and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Take a relaxing stroll around the lake and enjoy the chic town itself, the first real alpine holiday destination for the international jet set. St Moritz is said to enjoy some of the freshest air in Europe and is the official home of Alpine sports. Your visit might even coincide with a tobogganing race down the historical 'Cresta Run' which dates back to 1885, or the city centre ice skating ring in the summer. At night, enjoy some of the classic glitz and glamour of the St Moritz Casino. (Overnight in St Moritz)

Day 2 - Bernina Express Day Trip

After breakfast embark on one of the world's most scenic train lines south into Italy. The Bernina Express is a spectacular journey from the snowcapped heights of the Alps and The Bernina Pass itself, down into the lush Poschiavo Valley and vineyards surrounding Tirano. A stop is made for a traditional pizza in Tirano, before returning north again on the Bernina Express to melt away into the awe-inspiring scenery which changes drastically in the afternoon light. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged because you are guaranteed to capture some amazing shots from the comfort of the panoramic carriages of the train. (Overnight in St Moritz) B

Day 3 - The Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt

Today you enjoy the full splendour of Switzerland's most famous journeys, The Glacier Express. Early in the journey the train cruises over the impressive Landwasser Viaduct, which is a marvel of Swiss engineering from a bygone era. This train is otherwise known as the slowest express train in the world, and winds its way over numerous high passes and meanders past many small Swiss lakes and villages until pulling into Zermatt nearly 8 hours after departure. (Overnight Zermatt) B

Day 4 - Gornergrat Day Trip

Today, take an exciting ride on the Gornergrat cog railway, which climbs from 1,604 metres above sea level to 3,090 metres in just 33 minutes, and is a marvel of 19th Century engineering. From the top, take in one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of Switzerland with the iconic outline of the Matterhorn as well as the surrounding peaks and glaciers all around you. You might be lucky enough to spot an Chamois or Marmot during your visit, and enjoy a stroll through the nature reserve and maybe even enjoy a fondue. Take the same route back down to Zermatt where you can enjoy the numerous small bars and restaurants on the car free roads of this beautiful village. (Overnight Zermatt) B

Day 5 - Montreux

Make the most of your Swiss Pass by travelling to Montreux via a quick change of trains in Visp at a time of your choosing, then check in at your hotel and head out the city.  Perhaps a stroll along the lake to the picturesque Chillon Castle, or try your hand in the historic casino.  In the evening enjoy a drink in the history Jazz Café.  (Overnight Montreux)  B

Day 6 - The Golden Pass Line - Montreux to Lucerne

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking the short hop to Montreux, from where you board the Golden Pass train. This line rises steeply at first, passing sloping back gardens to one side and amazing views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera on the other. The train passes through a mountain tunnel at Jaman before continuing onto Chateaux d'Oex and Gstaad before peaking at its highest point of 4,179 feet before pulling into Zweisimmen where the lines changes and so do the trains. From here the train follows the Simme Valley down into Interlaken between Lakes Thun and Brienz, and from here, makes one final change onto a train to Lucerne. On arrival in Lucerne, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight Lucerne) B

Day 7 - Pilatus Day Trip

Today, enjoy a trip to the top of the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. First enjoy a scenic hours' steam cruise on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad where you then take the 30-minute ride which has an average gradient of 35%. The Cogwheel Railway operates between May and November, whilst at other times you can reach the top via a spectacular aerial gondola and cableway. At the top you'll find the historic Pilatus Kulm Hotel and restaurant where you can enjoy refreshments or you can enjoy one of the numerous walking trails, but beware of the legendary dragon who has magical healing powers and lives in the mountain. After soaking up the wonderful views, make your way back down the mountain massif via the jaw dropping gondola and cable car to Kriens and a short bus ride to Lucerne. (Overnight Lucerne)  B

Day 8 - Jungfrau Day Trip

After breakfast, take the short hop to Interlaken where you will board the historic railway line to Europe's highest railway station, at 3,454 metres above sea level. The Jungfrau Mountain is sandwiched between the huge peaks of the Monch and Eiger Mountains, and the Jungfrau railway line runs the final 9km in a tunnel through these two mountains from where you can still enjoy the spectacular views through windows built into the mountainside. It's hard to comprehend how such a railway was built in such harsh conditions as there are here in winter, particularly back in the early 1900s when this line was opened. Once you reach the top, however, you can only marvel in awe at the amazing view which on a clear day can be as far as the Black Forest of Germany and France. There is an ice sculpture gallery and the opportunity to take a walk on a glacier, as well as a restaurant and what is believed to be the world's highest chocolate shop. On your way back down the mountain, the route takes you through the village of Lauterbrunnen from where you get a good view of a gorgeous waterfall. Enjoy your final evening in medieval lakeside Lucerne. (Overnight Lucerne) B

Day 9 - Zurich to Lucerne

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast then take the one-hour train trip to the Zurich airport for your flight back to the UK. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps with additional nights in a particular destination, one of our Rail Experts would be happy to help you with all the details. B

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Scenic Switzerland

9 days by air

5% discount 2021/2022 prices from only £2042

Start with a two-night stay in grand St Moritz from where you take a ride onboard the stunning Bernina Express train. Take the spectacular Glacier Express train to historical Zermatt for two nights, and enjoy the iconic Matterhorn Mountain via the Gornergrat Cog Railway. Travel to lakeside Montreux for a relaxing night before continuing your journey along the Golden Pass line to the traditional Swiss town of Lucerne. Enjoy three nights here with day trips on the world’s steepest cogwheel train line on Mount Pilatus, and also to the highest railway station in Europe on the Jungfrau Railway.

To book this wonderful rail holiday with Railbookers call them direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote code TR55RB you will then recieve a 5% discount saving per person on this rail holiday to Switzerland.

Travel 55 in association with Railbookers. To book call direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel 55 code TR55RB you will then receive a 5% discount from the Railbookers brochure price.

Trip highlights

  • One of the world's most scenic rail journeys onboard the Bernina Express
  • Enjoy the spectacular Glacier Express through the mountainous heart of Switzerland
  • Amazing Matterhorn views from the Gornergrat Cog Railway
  • Beautiful Scenery of The Golden Pass railway
  • Alpine Adventure via boat and cable car or the worlds steepest cog railway to the top of Mount Pilatus
  • Highest railway station Europe atop the world-famous Jungfrau Railway

What's included

  • Return Flights from the UK to Zurich
  • Travel to St Moritz from any starting point in Switzerland
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in St Moritz
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Montreux
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 8-day standard class Swiss Pass
  • Standard class seat reservations on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass trains
  • Day trip on the Gornergrat Cog Railway from Zermatt
  • Day trip to the top of Mount Pilatus from Lucerne
  • Daytrip to Jungfraujoch from Lucerne

Trains

Bernina Express - The Bernina Express is a train with panoramic windows running between Switzerland and Northern Italy. One of the world's most scenic train journeys; the whole route is UNESCO World Heritage-listed.

Glacier Express - The Glacier Express is a Swiss train with large panoramic windows that runs between Zermatt and St Moritz. “The slowest express train in the world” it is famous for stunning scenery along the route.

GoldenPass Line - The Gold Pass is a scenic train route between Montreux and Lucerne in Switzerland and is composed of three separate connecting trains.

Jungfraujoch - The Jungfraujoch is typically the highlight of any Swiss itinerary and is extremely popular with travelers from around the world.

Mount Pitalus - The steepest cog-railway in the world, with additional travel by paddle-steamer and gondola, Mount Pilatus is the perfect day frim from Lucerne.

Swiss Railways - Swiss Federal Railways is the national railway company of Switzerland. Switzerland is an extremely popular destination, with the rail network providing a stress-free holiday for all.

Gornergrat - The Gornergrat is the world's first fully electric cog-railway. A spectacular view of the Matterhorn greets you at the top.


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