Switzerland by Rail with Magnificent Europe

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Travel Dates

Departures year round

Sale Ends

Oct 31, 2025

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$32,195
Delve into Switzerland’s alpine scenery by rail with journeys aboard the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and the GoldenPass. Then, you’re off on a luxury river cruise through Europe’s heartland.

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive Zurich

Arrive before 1.30pm, where we’ll meet you on arrival. An afternoon orientation discovery is on the cards, followed by a welcome reception.

Day 2: Zurich, Lucerne, Engelberg

You will be well looked after throughout your journey with our special baggage transfer service, which means we’ll take care of the heavy lifting as your bags are chauffeured from one hotel to the next. Journey to Lucerne and set out on a walking exploration of the city. You’ll then continue to your hotel in Engelberg, perched high in the mountains at the foot of Mt Titlis. 

Day 3: Engelberg, Mt Titlis

This morning board a cable car and ascend to Mt Titlis, located 3,020 metres above sea level. Visit the glacier cave, a walkway that descends ten metres below the surface of the only glacier in the region. You can then take in the breathtaking views on Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Later, enjoy free time to relax at your hotel and enjoy the charming village of Engelberg. 

Day 4: Lucerne, Lugano

Embark on an exciting rail journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel to Lugano. Upon arrival into Lugano, enjoy a special experience. 

Day 5: Lugano

Soak up the pleasant year-round climate in this holiday resort town. Cruise the peaceful waters of Lake Lugano, then it’s time to ascend the peak of Monte Bre, which rewards you with sensational views over Lugano. The evening has been kept free for you to explore at your own pace.

Day 6: Lugano, Tirano, St Moritz

Cross the border into Italy’s Tirano by coach, where you’ll join your first-class rail journey aboard the Bernina Express. Take in the panoramic views as you travel to St Moritz.

Day 7: St Moritz, Zermatt

Another day brings another incredible rail adventure. Board the Glacier Express to experience a journey from the Bernina Range to the Matterhorn. During the ride, you’ll cross more than 200 bridges and countless tunnels as you traverse the Alps in style, before arriving in Zermatt.

Day 8: Zermatt

Take a ride on the Gornergrat Railway for the best views of the towering Matterhorn.

Day 9: Zermatt, Spiez, Grindelwald

Farewell Zermatt as you board your train bound for Spiez. Upon arrival in to Spiez you will board a lake cruise and travel along the picturesque alpine Lake Thun to Interlaken. From Interlaken you will travel by train to the quintessential Swiss resort village of Grindelwald. Here you will stay in a traditional hotel with rooms offering stunning views over Eiger mountain.

Day 10: Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch

Your rail journey today is an epic one, as you journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. There’s nowhere better to feel like you’re on top of the world.

Day 11: Grindelwald, Montreux

Travel to Interlaken to board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass. First the train runs along the river Aare, then proceed past lush green valley farmland of the Simmen Valley, before climbing to the line’s highest point at 1,279 metres above sea level into the heartland of the Berner Oberland. Arrive in Montreux with time to relax before dinner.

Day 12: Montreux, Geneva

Set out on a brief orientation tour of Montreux then travel to Geneva. Later tonight, come together for a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Geneva, Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Transfer to the airport where you’ll join an included flight to Amsterdam. Board your river ship docked in the heart of the city.

Day 14: Amsterdam

Spend today on your preferred activity. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.

Day 15: Andernach

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here.

Day 16: Rudesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and set out on your chosen activity.

Day 17: Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg and set out on a guided exploration before time at leisure.

Day 18: Wurzburg

Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today.

Day 19: Bamberg

Sail to Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert.

Day 20: Nuremberg

This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

Day 21: Regensburg

Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.

Day 22: Passau, Salzburg, Linz

Take a guided tour of Salzburg before a Signature Experience.

Day 23: Melk, Durnstein

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.

Day 24: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna and set out on a city tour. Take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore. This evening is set aside for your magical Signature Experience.

Day 25: Vienna

Head out on a choice of tours this morning, then set sail for Hungary.  This evening, enjoy a Captain's farewell dinner.

Day 26: Budapest

Choose your sightseeing option in Budapest today. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.

Day 27: Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.