Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (Independent)
8 Days Independent Rail Tour Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Mortiz, Lugano & Lucerne

Features and Inclusions

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (8 transfers) incl. excursion to Jungfraujoch in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport

  • 2 nights in Interlaken, room with private facilities, breakfast

  • 1 night each in Montreux, Zermatt, St. Mortiz, Lugano, Lucerne, room, bath, or shower/WC, breakfast

  • Seat reservation Lucerne - Interlaken Express, GoldenPass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train+coach)

  • Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: approx 2-4 CHF per person/night

  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal coaches and cable cars can be
    purchased at 25-50% of the regular
    fares

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Departures and Prices 2017

Daily departures from 

April 14 - May 12, 2017

3 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1300.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 190.00

4 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1600.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 330.00

Optional Prices

Upgrade to 1st class rail per person

$ 200.00

Lunch onboard Glacier Express per person

$ 55.00

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Daily departures from 

May 13 - October 22, 2017*

3 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1340.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 195.00

4 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1700.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 300.00

Optional Prices

Upgrade to 1st class rail per person

$ 200.00

Lunch onboard Glacier Express per person

$ 55.00

*Supplement Montreux Jazz Festival           (June 30-July 15)

$ 140.00

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Interlaken 
Rail journey from Zurich Airport via Lucerne to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. (O)


Day 2 - Interlaken 
After breakfast a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you. Enjoy a journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe.  The highest railway station in Europe is located 3454 m/11’333 ft. Visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier
or in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch. At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eiger North Face. Overnight in Interlaken. (B,O)
And don’t miss following Junfraujoch – 
Top of Europe attractions:

Alpine Sensation:
The Alpine Adventure Trip
Sphinx – 3571m above sea level:
Sphinx – the most breathtaking views from the Top of Europe
Jungfrau Panorama:
4-minute 360° Jungfrau region cinema experience
Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven:
The Lindt & Sprüngli Adventure World at the highest elevation
Ice Palace:
A unique world of ice in the heart of the Jungfraujoch
Snow Fun – Top of Europe:
Fun and games in the world of glaciers 


Day 3 - Interlaken - Montreux
Train ride to Zweisimmen. Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Classic) for this memorable trip to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. You find yourself among alpine forests,
bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Overnight in Montreux. (B,O)


Day 4 - Montreux - Zermatt
Today you board the train to Zermatt, the marvelous alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. (B,O)

 

Day 5 - Zermatt - St. Mortiz
Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. The Glacier Express takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,O)

Day 6 - St. Mortiz - Lugano
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along its the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of towering glaciers to one of swaying palms. Overnight in Lugano. (B,O)

Day 7 - Lugano - Lucerne
Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with its 57 kilometers it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lucerne. (B,O)

Day 8 - Lucerne
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request. (B)

 

Additional nights are available upon request.

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight    ritsts

 

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