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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 2nd class from the Swiss border or airport. 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
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 (2h)
Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken.

4th day: Interlaken to Jungfraujoch (4h)
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)
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: Zermatt to Gornergrat (1h20)
The popular 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: Zermatt to St. Moritz (8h)
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: Departure from St. Moritz
Return to Swiss border or airport or individual onward 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 private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, 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 47.– 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
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.- to CHF 7.- local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

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.–
 
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.–
 
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe – Interlaken
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe – Interlaken

Europe's highest railway station is located at 3454 m. The train ride up the Jungfraujoch is an experience that takes you through the Eiger and Mönch mountains. From the middle stations Eismeer and Eigerwand you have a breathtaking view of the impressive north face of the Eiger. » When: 1.4.20-.1.4.21 from/to Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen. Duration: 4 hours.


Price per person from CHF 95.–
 
Gornergrat – Zermatt
Gornergrat © Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn/swiss-image.ch/Toni Mohr
Gornergrat – Zermatt

From Zermatt Europe's highest open-air cogwheel railway takes you up to the Gornergrat. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. On the summit you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m. » When: 1.4.20-1.4.21 according to timtable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 40.–
 
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Glacier Express Excellence Class © Glacier Express AG
Glacier Express
Excellence Class

The most pleasant and impressive variant of a trip between Zermatt and St. Moritz. A first class train ticket is required. » Included in the price: Window seat, tour guide, welcome drink, premium lunch incl. wine, tea time with canapés, soft drinks etc. When: 1.1.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on GEX 902 from Zermatt to St. Moritz and on GEX 903 from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Duration: 8h.


Price per person from CHF 420.–
 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.–
 
Glacier Express Lunch / Dinner
Glacier Express © Rhätische Bahn
Glacier Express
Lunch / Dinner

The journey on the Glacier Express will also be a culinary highlight. Enjoy a cultivated 3-course lunch or dinner from the on-board fresh kitchen. Reservation is highly recommended. » When: 1.4.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on board of every Glacier Express train.


Price per person from CHF 47.– excluding beverages
 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Swiss Premium Tour
1.4.-11.10.20

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