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Glacier Express © Swiss-image.ch / Marcus Gyger
Glacier Express © Swiss-image.ch / Marcus Gyger
Mountains, lakes, cities, architecture, culture and of course the Glacier Express. Those are just a few highlights on this incredible and fascinating journey to the most beautiful places in Switzerland.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

On this impressive and unforgettable train journey you will experience Switzerland at first hand. And of course, the panoramic journey with the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz is also part of it.

Lucerne is the perfect city with an impressive combination of water, mountains and city and with its home mountain, Mount Pilatus behind it. But of course that is not all. An excursion to Mount Pilatus or to Mount Rigi, the queen of the mountains or to Mount Titlis should not be missed.

Interlaken is the gateway to the three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and nestled between lake Thun and lake Brienz. Another highlight awaits you! Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, surrounded by glaciers and a viewing platform with a breathtaking panorama.

Zermatt, the car-free village at the foot of the Matterhorn awaits you with an unforgettable excursion to the Gornergrat. The panorama is sensational and allows you a view of the second largest glacier of the Alps, the Gorner Glacier, and everything is within reach.

St. Moritz enchants with its elegance and discreet luxury and is a popular holiday resort for numerous celebrities and artists.

Price per person from CHF 1'495.–




Highlights

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Regio Express Lötschberger, the train with big windows
  • Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge and its Water Tower
  • Interlaken, the adrenalin metropolis of Switzerland and gateway to many excursions
  • Zermatt, the world-famous car-free holiday resort at the foot of the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn
  • St. Moritz, the birthplace of the alpine winter holidays, impresses with style, elegance and class
 Zermatt  Harder Kulm, Interlaken  Famous Chapel Bridge and Mount Pilatus summit

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Lucerne
Arrival in Lucerne by train. A stunning setting, world-famous sights, exciting modern architecture, renowned museums and much more make Lucerne a thrilling city to visit. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd day: Lucerne
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. We recommend an excursion to the following mountain tops: Mount Pilatus the Golden Round Trip, Mount Rigi Queen of the mountains or Mount Titlis. Overnight in Lucerne.

3rd day: Lucerne to Interlaken(1h50)
Breakfast at the hotel. Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken.

4th day: Jungfraujoch (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railway takes you up to the Jungfraujoch - at 3454 m the highest railway station in Europe. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken.

5th day: Interlaken to Zermatt (2h30)
Breakfast at the hotel. Rail journey through the wonderful Bernese Oberland to the Valais, either via the Lötschberg base tunnel directly to Visp and further to Zermatt. Or by the RegioExpress Lötschberger – the train with big windows using the traditional scenic Lötschberg line to Brig and continue your journey to Zermatt, the famous resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

6th day: Gornergrat
Breakfast at the hotel. The Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat. On the Gornergrat viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

7th day: Glacier Express to St. Moritz (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. An 8 hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

8th day: St. Moritz and return journey
Breakfast at the hotel. Time for leisure and individual return journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Swiss Premium Tour (7 transfers) incl. Jungfraujoch + Gornergrat in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
  • Seat reservation Glacier Express
  • 2 nights in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
Not Included
  • From CHF 140.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 420.– upgrade to Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • From CHF 52.– Lunch on board the Glacier Express
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • City taxes

Excursions

Mount Rigi
© 2021 RIGI BAHNEN AG
Mount Rigi

In 2021, Europe's first mountain railway will be 150 years old! The Rigi "the queen of the mountains" is a majestic mountain and impresses with an impressive panoramic view of 13 lakes. The "royal round trip" starts from Lucerne by boat to Vitznau. The cogwheel railway takes you to the Rigi at 1738 metres. A short climb takes you to the summit of Rigi Kulm. Return by cogwheel railway to Rigi Kaltbad, by cable car to Weggis and back by boat to Lucerne.
» When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 80.–
Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
© PILATUS-BAHNEN AG
Mount Pilatus – Lucerne

Enjoy a boat trip on lake Lucerne and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. In Alpnachstad you will board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit. Then take the aerial cableway and the panoramic gondolas back to Kriens where you board the bus to go back to Lucerne. » When: daily, from mid-May to mid-October from/to Lucerne. Duration: 4 hours.


Price per person from CHF 55.–
Titlis
Mount Titlis
Titlis

From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board the Titlis Xpress to Stand. From there the world's first revolving cable car Titlis Rotair takes you up to Mount Titlis. Visit the glacier cave, ride the Ice Flyer chairlift or get your thrills on the Titlis Cliff Walk. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 87.–
Schilthorn Piz Gloria
Schilthorn Piz Gloria
Schilthorn Piz Gloria

Experience the fantastic mountains on the 2970 m high Schilthorn. Follow in the interactive experience exhibition "BOND WORLD" or enjoy a Burger 007 in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. From Interlaken take the train to Lauterbrunnen and then the bus to Stechelberg. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 69.–
Free public transport
Free public transport

From your first overnight in a hotel in Interlaken you will receive a guest card. This card allows you to benefit from many advantages and discounts in the entire region. Take advantage of free public transport or a discounted ride on the mountain railway to one of the impressive mountain peaks and enjoy the breathtaking view. With the guest card you can experience a wide range of unforgettable activities and special offers.


Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

At 3883 m you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and summit station. The summit lift will bring you to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view that includes 38 Alpine giants. A visit to the world’s highest glacier palace and a sliding down the slopes in inflatable rubber doughnuts will make the excursion an experience you will never forget. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 51.–
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Glacier Express Excellence Class © Glacier Express AG
Glacier Express
Excellence Class

Excellence Class is the premium coach class on the Glacier Express with only 20 seats. It impresses with it's high-quality full service offer and its modern design. A first class train ticket is needed. » Included in the price: Lounge seating (window seat guaranteed), personal travel guidance, trendy bar area, welcome drink, premium multi course lunch including corresponding wine, tea time with canapés, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee. When: According to
timetable. Duration: 8h.


Price per person from CHF 420.–
Glacier Express Lunch / Dinner
Glacier Express
Lunch / Dinner

The journey on the Glacier Express will also be a culinary highlight. Enjoy a cultivated 3-course lunch or dinner fresh from the on-board kitchen. Reservation is highly recommended. » When: According to timetable on board of every Glacier Express train.


Price per person: from CHF 52.– (excluding beverages)
Free of charge in St. Moritz
Free of charge in St. Moritz

From 2 nights on, our hotels in St. Moritz offer you free rides on all 13 Upper Engadine mountain railways, such as: the funicular Chantarella, the cable cars Corviglia, Piz Nair, the cable car Diavolezza, the chair lifts Suvretta and Signal. The shuttle trip there and back by Engadin bus, post bus and the Rhaetian Railway is also included. Valid 1.5.-31.10.


Travel dates

Travel dates
12.12.21–23.10.22 + 10.12.22–1.4.23

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