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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Hidden Treasures

Centovalli - hundred valleys: View from Intragna on the river Melezza
Centovalli - hundred valleys: View from Intragna on the river Melezza
Hidden Treasures – from Interlaken to the south of Switzerland. The Centovalli Railway connects Domodossola in Italy with Locarno in Ticino.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Would you like to explore some hidden treasures in Switzerland? We recommend a train journey which is less known. The Centovalli railway is a journey for romantics.

Spectacular trip through the enchanting "One Hundred Valleys", along deep gorges and cliffs, over spectacular bridges and through chestnut woods and lush vegetation, straight to Locarno on Lake Maggiore.

Explore Interlaken, the gateway to the three majestic mountains: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz. In Locarno, stroll along the lake promenade under palm trees and enjoy the dolce far niente with a glass of wine on the Piazza Grande.

Price per person from CHF 452.–




Highlights

  • Interlaken, the capital of adventures and activities
  • Locarno, the film and music city on the shores of Lake Maggiore
  • Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard with the Simplon line
  • UNESCO World Heritage, Three Castles of Bellinzona
 BLS Lötschberger © BLS, 2011, Fotograf: Jeroen Seyffer Centovalli Train © Centovalli-Bahn Interlaken  Tessin  Locarno  Locarno, Cardada  Castle of Bellinzona  Harder Kulm, Interlaken  Bellinzona Castle

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Interlaken
Arrival in Interlaken by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or Swiss airport. Overnight in Interlaken.
Why don't you book an unforgettable excursion to the Schilthorn with the Piz Gloria or to the Jungfraujoch with the highest railway station in Europe.

2nd day: Interlaken to Locarno (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you travel from Interlaken via Spiez and Brig through the Simplon tunnel to Domodossola (IT), then you change to the famous Centovalli railway. This panoramic trip to Locarno leads through the Valle Vigezzo and through the magnificient landscape ot the Centovalli valley with deep gorges, countless bridges, tossing waterfalls, chestnut forests and vineyards. Arrival in Locarno, the film and music city on the shores of Lago Maggiore. Overnight in Locarno.
We suggest you to take the cable car to Cardada / Cimetta, from where you can see the lowest point (Lago Maggiore) and the highest point (Monte Rosa Dufourspitze).

3rd day: Departure from Locarno
Breakfast at the hotel. Train journey from Locarno to Bellinzona. Optional visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Three Castles of Bellinzona. Then experience the new Gotthard base tunnel, with 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. From Lucerne return to the Swiss border, Swiss airport or individual onward journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Hidden Treasures (3 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or from/to Swiss airport
  • 1 night in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Locarno, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
Not Included
  • From CHF 114.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 20.– Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Hotel supplements Locarno Moon & Stars and Film Festival
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

Schilthorn Piz Gloria – Interlaken
Schilthorn Piz Gloria © Schilthornbahn
Schilthorn Piz Gloria – Interlaken

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: 1.4.-19.4. + 25.4.-15.11. + 12.12.20-1.4.21 according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 71.–
 
Free public transport – Interlaken
Free public transport – Interlaken

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. » When: daily.


 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Hidden Treasures
1.4.2020-1.4.2021

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In Berne, my hometown, I particularly like the beautiful old town with its 6 km long arcades which invites you to stroll and to shop.

 

 

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