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Trip Overview

Discover two of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express! Enjoy Switzerland's scenery on this classic four night holiday with stops in the cities of Interlaken and Chur. Watch verdant fields, rushing rivers, snowy mountain passes and glaciers pass by from the panoramic windows of these two famous trains.

Highlights

  • Travel on two of the world’s most scenic train journeys through Switzerland
  • Use the opportunity to travel up Jungfrau mountain in Interlaken

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodations with breakfast
  • Standard class train travel as specified in the itinerary
  • 4 day Swiss Pass in standard class
  • Seat reservations on the Bernina Express and Glacier Express
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - INTERLAKEN

Arrive in Interlaken today and check in at your hotel for a two night stay. Once you've settled in, why not head out to the city center and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail from the top floor bar of the Metropole hotel, taking in the incredible views over the city. Tuck into a traditional Swiss dinner in the shadow of the towering Alps, perhaps indulging in a creamy cheese fondue or sampling some local chocolate.  (Overnight in Interlaken)

DAY 2 - INTERLAKEN

Spend the day exploring Interlaken and the surrounding regions. Why not take a trip up the famous Jungfrau Mountain and travel to one of the highest train stations in Europe? Journey through tunnels made of solid Alpine rock, before arriving at the Jungfraujoch. Enjoy breathtaking views that, on a clear day, reach out to the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. You'll also be treated to picture perfect views of the Great Aletsch Glacier, which at 22km is the longest in the Alps. Speak to one of our knowledgeable Travel Consultants if you'd like us to arrange this exciting excursion for you. (Overnight in Interlaken) B

DAY 3 - GLACIER EXPRESS TO CHUR

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the train station for the wonderful journey to Brig. The train rides the rails over the spectacular Lötschberg Mountain via Kandersteg along this route, a true treat for fans of scenic rail journeys and newcomers to the magical Swiss landscapes. On arrival in Brig, board the Glacier Express and take a panoramic tour of the Swiss Alps through to Chur. Travel in comfort aboard what is probably the world's slowest express train, through the unspoilt beauty of mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows and lush valleys. On arrival in Chur, check in at your hotel for a two night stay.
Named the "oldest city in Switzerland," Chur is situated in a deep valley formed by the Rhine River. Founded by the Romans in 15 BC, the city has a rich and powerful history. Spend the evening indulging in local cuisine and strolling through the historic center. (Overnight in Chur) B

DAY 4 - BERNINA EXPRESS

After an early breakfast, depart from Chur on the Bernina Express to the Italian city of Tirano via St. Moritz. The train crosses the Alps and offers breathtaking views from the panoramic carriages. Ride over spectacular viaducts, through sheer rock gorges and switch-back tunnels, alongside mountain streams and glaciers. 
Be sure not to miss the impressive Landwasser Viaduct, which will appear on your right just before Filisur, an hour outside of St. Moritz. The train climbs up the 2,253 metre high Bernina Pass and the entire trip is narrated. Food is available to buy on the train. This whole area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The line finishes in the Italian border town of Tirano and, after time for a bite to eat, you board the train back to Chur. (Overnight in Chur) B

DAY 5 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHUR

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before checking out and continuing with your journey. Why not continue your rail adventures through Switzerland by boarding the train to Zurich, one of the world's most cosmopolitan hubs? Speak to one of our knowledgeable Travel Consultants for details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, D -Dinner

ABC Hotel Chur

The ABC Chur is a modern boutique hotel with 40 comfortable and contemporary bedrooms. There is a cosy lobby bar where you can enjoy a night-cap in the evening, as well as a spa-lounge with a fitness centre, sauna and steam bath. The hotel is close to the main railway station, in the centre of Chur.

Romantik Hotel Stern Chur

The Romantik Hotel Stern is a historic hotel with 64 comfortable and modern bedrooms. The hotel has a traditional Swiss restaurant called the Buendner Stube which offers a menu of seasonal dishes from locally sourced produce. The hotel is situated in the centre of Chur, close to the Old Town.

Krebs Interlaken

The Krebs Interlaken is a charming hotel located in the heart of Interlaken. The 44 rooms are beautifully decorated in bright colours with comfortable furnishings and feature Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel's popular bistro serves traditional Swiss cuisine whilst the impressive restaurant serves seasonal dishes and fine wines. The hotel staff are happy to help with any excursions and activities available in Interlaken and beyond. The Krebs Interlaken is located 2 minutes walk from Interlaken station and close to all the main attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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