Switzerland by Rail

Deal Details

Travel Dates

Departures year round

Sale Ends

Sep 30, 2024

Priced From

$16,595
Delve into Switzerland’s alpine scenery by rail with journeys aboard the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and the GoldenPass.

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, Interlaken

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.

Day 10: Interlaken, 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. Return to Interlaken, then tonight enjoy a special dining experience. Ascend to the peak of Harder Kulm, where you will enjoy a private dinner and take in sublime views of the Jungfrau as the sun sets.

Day 11: Interlaken, Montreux

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: Depart Geneva

Be transferred to the airport.