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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Stunning Waters

Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Water in all colours and untouched landscapes in the heart of Switzerland. With the Voralpen Express in the new copper-coloured Traverso from Lucerne to St. Gallen.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Whether small or large, deep blue or turquoise, straight or angled: on this rail journey, every kind of water can be admired from the train - and of course Switzerland's largest waterfall, the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen.

The Voralpen Express runs from Central Switzerland passing lakes and mountains, over the 99-metre-high Sitter Viaduct, the highest railway viaduct in Switzerland and through the hilly Toggenburg directly to the metropolis of St. Gallen, whose Covent is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A completely new railway experience in Switzerland.

Price per person from CHF 396.–




Highlights

  • Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Switzerland
  • Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge and its Water Tower
  • The Rothenthurm Highland Moorland
  • Sitter viaduct with a height of 99 m
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Convent of St. Gallen
 Lucerne  Voralpen-Express near Nesslau © Südostbahn AG, 2019 St. Gallen © Switzerland Tourism swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger St. Gallen, Abbey District  Voralpen-Express near Mogelsberg © Südostbahn AG, 2019 Schaffhausen  Schaffhausen © www.swiss-image.ch / Roland Gerth Schaffhausen  Regional train Thurbo at the Untersee near Ermatingen © Thurbo, 2011, Fotograf: Martin Bennett

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Lucerne
Arrival in Lucerne by train 2nd class from Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Lucerne. We recommend the following excursions: Mount Titlis, Mount Rigi or Mount Pilatus.

2nd day: Voralpen-Express
Breakfast at the hotel. Rail journey with the Voralpen-Express. Starting from the shores of Lake Lucerne the train takes you past the Mythen mountains and the glorious Rothenthurm moor plateau as it heads to Rapperswil. The train traverses the 99 metre high Sitter viaduct and the rolling landscape of “Toggenburg”. After a little over two hours your reach Eastern Switzerland’s urban centre of St. Gallen whose Convent is a UNESCO world heritage site. After reaching St. Gallen onward journey to Schaffhausen (optional you can also take the boat instead of the train from Stein am Rhein – Schaffhausen / included in train ticket). Overnight in Schaffhausen.

3rd day: Rhine Falls and departure from Schaffhausen
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you visit the Rhine Falls which is the largest waterfall of Switzerland and among the 3 largest waterfalls of Europe. From Schaffhausen it is only 7 minutes train ride to Neuhausen where the Rhine Fall is situated. After the trip to the Rheinfall and return to Swiss borde, 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 Stunning Waters (3 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or from/to Swiss airport
  • 1 night in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Schaffhausen, 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 60.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

Titlis – Lucerne
Titlis – Lucerne

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: 1.1.-1.11. + 14.11.-31.12.2020. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 87.–
 
Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
Pilatusbahn © Pilatus Bahnen/Swiss Travel System swiss-image.ch/Christian Perret
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 2020 from/to Lucerne. Duration: 4 hours.


Price per person from CHF 55.–
 
Mount Rigi – Lucerne
Mount Rigi – Lucerne

On the way to Lucerne we recommend a stop at Arth-Goldau. There you take the cogwheel railway up to Mount Rigi. Or you take the boat from Lucerne to Weggis and board the aerial cableway. The «Queen of the Mountains» offers 100 kilometers of hiking trails with a stunning panorama. On Europe's first cogwheel train you will get back to Vitznau where you can take a boat back to Lucerne. » When: 19.4.-2.11. + 15.11.2020-1.4.2021. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 63.–
 
Free public transport - Lucerne
Free public transport - Lucerne

All guests staying in a hotel in Lucerne receive a free Lucerne visitor card from their hotel. The ticket entitles the holder to travel free of charge by bus and train within zone 10 of the Passepartout fare network in 2nd class. It is valid on the day of arrival, during the entire stay and on the day of departure. » When: daily.


 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Stunning Waters
1.4.2020-1.4.2021

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Glacier Express near Oberalppass © Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
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Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn / Andrea Badrutt
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Glacier Express in the Rhine Gorge © Rhätische Bahn/Christof Sonderegger
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