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There really is no country comparable to Switzerland for amazing rail journeys and mountain scenery, and this 7-night rail holiday features some of the best as well as metropolitan Milan and the casual Old Town of Zurich. You’ll journey from Palm treed valleys of northern Italy across spectacular bridges and through snow covered mountain passes, bask under the shadows of the iconic Matterhorn mountain and see for miles from the highest railway station in Europe, fuelled on by some of the finest chocolate in the world!

Highlights

  • The sumptuous Duomo of Milan
  • Breath-taking scenery on the Bernina Express
  • Chur – The ancient capital of the historic Graubünden region
  • Crossing Switzerland aboard the famous Glacier Express
  • Some of the freshest air and beautiful mountain scenery in the world in Alpine resort of Zermatt
  • Journey through the Eiger mountain en-route to the highest station Europe via the Jungfrau railway from Interlaken
  • Experience the random and downright wacky world of Dadaism with a night in Zurich

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per itinerary
  • Seat reservations for the Bernina and Glacier Express trains
  • Jungfraujoch Day Trip
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Milan
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Chur
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. 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.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – MILAN

Welcome to Milan! On arrival make your way to your hotel and check-in. Perhaps take a stroll to see the amazing Duomo which took a total of 6 centuries to complete or explore the endless designer shops and cafes in the capital of Lombardy. (Overnight Milan)

DAY 2 – THE BERNINA EXPRESS

After breakfast at your hotel, hop onto the train to Tirano where you have time for some authentic pizza before heading north on the Bernina Express. The scenery really is spectacular, as are the dizzying Brusio Spiral and Landwasser viaducts. On arrival in Chur check-in to your hotel, then explore the oldest town in Switzerland (Overnight Chur) B

DAY 3 – THE GLACIER EXPRESS

This morning you cross Switzerland onboard the famous red carriages of The Glacier Express. While away the hours soaking up some of the best mountain scenery in the world through the panoramic windows, then enjoy the evening in the car free town of Zermatt. (Overnight Zermatt) B

DAY 4 – ZERMATT

Spend the day relaxing in this classic Alpine destination. Marvel at the dominating Matterhorn mountain and its familiar outline, or perhaps take the opportunity to enjoy steep cog railway trip to the Gornergrat where you could easily catch a glimpse of an Ibex or Marmot (ask your Travel Consultant for more information). That evening tuck into a traditional fondue or raclette in one of the numerous local restaurants. (Overnight Zermatt) B

DAY 5 – ZERMATT TO INTERLAKEN

At any time of your choosing, jump on one of the many trains to Visp then onto Interlaken for a 2-night stay. If you leave in the morning you could make use of your Swiss Pass included for a boat cruise on either Lake Thun or Brienz. (Overnight Interlaken) B

DAY 6 – JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP

Today be prepared for a spectacular journey passing through familiar named villages such as Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, to the top of the Jungfrau Mountain. Nestled between the Monch and world famous Eiger mountains, the highest station in Europe offers unsurmountable views across mountain peaks and glaciers to as far a field as France and Italy on a clear day. When you are ready to return, travel back down to Interlaken where you can watch the surrounding mountains change in form and colour as the sun sets. (Overnight Interlaken) B

DAY 7 – ZURICH

When you are ready, take a train to Bern where you could easily take the opportunity to explore by leaving your luggage securely at the station. When you are ready or if you choose not to, take the 1hr ride onto Zurich where you can check-in for your final nights’ accommodation (Overnight Zurich) B

DAY 8 – END OF TOUR

After checking out of your hotel, take the short train ride to Zurich Airport. Alternatively speak to any of our Travel Consultants on returning by rail or extending your travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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.

Hotel Interlaken

Hotel Interlaken

The 4-star Hotel Interlaken is situated on the city's Höheweg, within walking distance of the centre and Interlaken Ost railway station.

The Hey Hotel

Welcome to City Hotel Oberland – a stylish hotel in the heart of Interlaken, set at the foot of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose from 192 beautiful guest rooms of various standards and price categories.

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

Starhotels Anderson Milan

The Starhotels Anderson Milan is a centrally located, chic hotel featuring 106 contemporary rooms and suites. The stylish restaurant, Black serves excellent international cuisine as well as traditional Italian dishes. The sophisticated lounge bar is open every day until midnight perfect for a drink before dinner or after a day's sightseeing. The Starhotels Anderson is located directly opposite the main station, close to major attractions such as the Cathedral and La Scala opera house.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. 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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