Discover Switzerland on the 8-day “Grand Train Tour of Switzerland” in Europe’s most exciting panoramic trains. Marvel at the spectacular landscape during your trip and experience the cultural differences in this country with its 4 language regions.
- GoldenPass Express
- Glacier Express
- Zermatt with the world-famous Matterhorn
- Bernina Express
- Gotthard Panorama Express
Inclusions & Extras
- Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
- Overnight stays with breakfast in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne and St. Gallen
- Seat reservation for the GoldenPass Express, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express and Voralpen-Express
- Booking period: all year round
- Travel period:10.04. – 12.10.2023
Interlaken – Montreux – Zermatt – St. Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne – St. Gallen
Lucerne – Interlaken / approx. 2h
Your tour begins as you make your way from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne, by public transport. From here, you then take the famous Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken in the very heart of Switzerland. You spend tonight in Interlaken.
Highlights: Chapel bridge, panoramic train, Interlaken, view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
Interlaken – Montreux / approx. 3h
A highlight of your journey awaits today, as you travel on the celebrated GoldenPass Line to Montreux on sparkling Lake Geneva. Overnight stay in this charming lakeside town.
Highlights: Zweisimmen, GoldenPass Express, Gstaad, Montreux, Lake Geneva
Montreux – Zermatt / approx. 3h
Today’s journey takes you southwards into the Alps as you make the ascent to lively Zermatt. Enjoy a day at leisure in this charming traffic-free village, set at the base of the iconic Matterhorn. Enjoy an overnight stay here.
Highlights: Montreux, Zermatt, Matterhorn
Zermatt – St. Moritz / approx. 8h
Today you join The Glacier Express – one of the world’s most famous trains – for the incredible journey through lush valleys, mountain passes and the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Make the most of the spellbinding views from the train’s large panoramic windows as you make your way to the elegant resort of St Moritz, where you spend tonight.
Highlights: Panorama window, lunch, Oberalp pass, Rhine gorge, Corvatsch, Diavolezza
St. Moritz – Tirano / approx. 2h 20
Tirano – Lugano / approx. 3h 20
Enjoy a journey on the Bernina Express, which takes you from St Moritz to Switzerland’s Italian-speaking region, Ticino. In the panoramic carriages, be sure to admire the magnificent scenery of the Engadine Valley – from towering palm trees to foaming waterfalls. On arrival in Tirano (Italy), you continue your journey on the Bernina Express bus through Italy and on to the Swiss city of Lugano. Take the time to discover this lively city as you spend the night here.
Highlights: Lago Bianco, Brusio circular viaduct, Poschiavo, Alp Grüm, Lugano
Lugano – Luzern / approx. 5h 30
Travel northwards from Lugano to Flüelen via Bellinzona today, as you take the marvellous Gotthard Panorama Express, in a panorama car to maximise the stunning views. In Flüelen you board the historic paddle steamer and take to the waters of Lake Lucerne for the atmospheric crossing to Lucerne, for an overnight stay.
Highlights: Swiss history in the Gotthard tunnel, Lake Lucerne, paddle steamer, Chapel bridge in Lucerne
Lucerne – St. Gallen / approx. 2h20
Discover the rugged beauty of north-eastern Switzerland as you take the charming Pre-Alpine Express from Lucerne to St. Gallen. You then spend the night in this attractive city.
Highlights: High moorland near Rothenthurm, Rapperswil, Lake Zurich, Appenzellerland, St. Gallen
Today the itinerary concludes as you make your way to your onward destination in Switzerland by public transport. Alternatively, perhaps extend your stay in St. Gallen.
Highlights: St. Gallen Old Town, Abbey Library, History