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Tops of Switzerland

Lucerne
Lucerne
An incredibly fascinating train journey to the most impressive and beautiful mountains in Switzerland.
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

On this journey you will not be able to resist the fascination. The Tops of Switzerland offers you more than just mountains. On the Jungfraujoch you will be seduced by an unbelievable panorama of the largest four-thousanders and the Aletsch Glacier, which will almost take your breath away.

Welcome to breathtaking views and unforgettable moments in the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is the gateway to the three majestic mountains: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and is situated between the lakes Thun and Brienz.

Lucerne is the perfect city with an impressive combination of water, mountains and city. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Lucerne and a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. A ride on the new dragon train to Mount Pilatus, Lucerne's local mountain, is also one of the highlights of this tour.

Price per person from CHF 795.–




Highlights

  • Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe is located at 3454 m
  • Eiger North Face
  • Mount Pilatus, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world
  • Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge and its Water Tower
  • Interlaken, the adrenalin metropolis of Switzerland and gateway to many excursions
 Pilatusbahn © Pilatus Bahnen/Swiss Travel System swiss-image.ch/Christian Perret
Pilatusbahn © Pilatus Bahnen/Swiss Travel System swiss-image.ch/Christian Perret
 Pilatusbahn © Pilatus Bahnen/Swiss Travel System swiss-image.ch/Christian Perret Famous Chapel Bridge and Mount Pilatus summit

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Interlaken
Arrival in Interlaken by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Interlaken.

2nd day: Interlaken to Jungfraujoch (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken Ost the train takes you via Grindelwald or Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face. The Jungfrau Railway takes you up to the Jungfraujoch – at 3454 m the highest railway station in Europe. Breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken.

3rd day: Interlaken to Lucerne (2h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Rest of the day at leisure for sightseeing or excursions. Overnight in Lucerne.

4th day: Lucerne - Pilatus (4h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Lake Lucerne cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then up to the Pilatus Kulm 2132 m by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world (from app. mid May to November), during winter you take the bus from Lucerne to Kriens and further with the panorama gondolas from Kriens up to the summit on Pilatus Kulm. Time at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.

5th day: Departure from Lucerne
Breakfast at the hotel. 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: Tops of Switzerland (5 transfers) incl. excursions to Jungfraujoch and Pilatus in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
  • 2 nights in Interlaken, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Lucerne, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postalcoaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
Not Included
  • From CHF 90.– 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

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 from/to Lucerne. Duration: 4 hours.


Price per person from CHF 55.–
 
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 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 – 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 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:
Tops of Switzerland
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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