This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful…
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This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, the Lucerne area, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (Cosmos package)
Visits to Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux–Oberland Bernois panoramic train, Montreux, Lausanne, Zermatt, Gornergrat train, Glacier Express train, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train
Guides: Professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights: Swiss AlpsIndividual headsets
One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snowcapped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces!
But that’s not all…you’ll also travel from Zermatt to Gornergrat in Europe’s highest open-air cog railway. You’ll journey over remarkable bridges, through tunnels, and past rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other train journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the GoldenPass Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by.
Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded vacation!
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Zurich. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
DAY 2 ZURICH–LUCERNE AREA
Board the train for your journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city or to join one of the optional excursions.
DAY 3 LUCERNE AREA–INTERLAKEN–GOLDENPASS TRAIN TO MONTREUX–LAUSANNE
Leave Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken, where you spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the MONTREUX–OBERLAND BERNOIS PANORAMIC TRAIN for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne.
DAY 4 LAUSANNE–MONTREUX–TÄSCH–ZERMATT
Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” Enjoy some free time or maybe join the optional guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt.
Meal: Breakfast Dinner
DAY 5 ZERMATT. GORNERGRAT EXCURSION
An included excursion takes you to the famous GORNERGRAT, traveling on board Europe’s highest rack railway. The views from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and narrow streets to explore.
DAY 6 ZERMATT–GLACIER EXPRESS–ST. MORITZ
The train journey today aboard the spectacular GLACIER EXPRESS is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy unforgettable views as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz.
Meal: Breakfast Dinner
DAY 7 ST. MORITZ. BERNINA EXPRESS EXCURSION TO TIRANO, ITALY
Take the BERNINA EXPRESS train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way.
DAY 8 ST. MORITZ–ZURICH
Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich. Enjoy some time at leisure in Zurich.
DAY 9 ZURICH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Δ LUCERNE Ibis Styles Luzerne City (ST)
Δ LAUSANNE Alpha Palmiers (ST)
Δ ZERMATT Best Western Butterfly (ST) or Perren (ST)
Δ ST. MORITZ Hotel Baeren (ST)
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