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Discover two spectacular Swiss mountain peaks on this rail journey from Basel that works perfectly as a pre or post cruise excursion! On arrival in Basel, board a high-speed train to scenic Interlaken for two nights, and enjoy a day trip to the top of Jungfrau Mountain for some of the most amazing views across all of Europe. Then take the scenic train journey to stunning Zermatt for two more days of classic Swiss sights, including views of the iconic Matterhorn from the world-famous Gornergrat railway. Your journey ends lakeside, with a night in beautiful Geneva.

Highlights

  • Relax and unwind in the classic Swiss resort town of Interlaken
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the ‘Top of Europe’ via the Jungfrau Mountain Railway
  • Discover the candy-box Alpine village of Zermatt
  • Wonder at the majesty of the Matterhorn from the world-famous Gornergrat railway
  • Stroll along Lake Geneva and enjoy a delicious meal in Geneva

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Train ticket from Basel to Interlaken
  • 4-Day Swiss Pass
  • Jungfrau Day Trip
  • Gornergrat Day Trip
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation including breakfast in Interlaken
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation including breakfast in Zermatt
  • 1 night hotel accommodation including breakfast in Geneva
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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.

DAY 1 - BASEL TO INTERLAKEN
Your Swiss Mountain Peaks journey begins in Basel today with a short and scenic train journey to Interlaken. On arrival in the classic Swiss mountain village, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin exploring! Located in between the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains, ever-verdant Interlaken boasts incredible scenery and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a hike around town and a traditional meal at one of the many restaurants that dot the area. Begin using your 4-Day Swiss Pass for access to dozens of activities and adventures in the area. (Overnight in Interlaken)

DAY 2 - JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP
After breakfast this morning, you will climb to Europe's highest altitude railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, at a colossal 11,332 feet high. The journey takes you to Kleine Scheidegg, before reaching the station at Eigergletscher, which is well known for its mountain restaurant and Huskies. 
At Jungfraujoch, take in the breathtaking views of the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in France. Also enjoy the fascinating glacier and ice gallery at the top. After a spectacular day sightseeing, return to the hotel for the second night of your stay in Interlaken. (Overnight in Interlaken) B

DAY 3 - ZERMATT
Take the scenic train ride to Zermatt today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Your 4-day Swiss Pass allows you to travel from any point in Switzerland, so you can spend the rest of the day exploring this pedestrianized village famed for its history as a mountaineering base, or you could tackle the two-hour hike to the top of The Breithorn mountain, otherwise known as the 'Little Matterhorn.' In the evening, perhaps indulge in some traditional Swiss cuisine such as fondue or raclette. (Overnight in Zermatt). B

DAY 4 – GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP
Today, use your Swiss Pass to take a ride on a marvel of 19th century engineering - the Gornergrat Cog Railway - which climbs from 1,604 meters above sea level to 3,090 meters in just 33 minutes. From the top, you get to take in one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of Switzerland, encompassing the iconic outline of The Matterhorn as well as the surrounding peaks and glaciers. You might be lucky enough to spot a Chamois or Marmot during your visit, and take a stroll through the nature reserve and maybe even sample a fondue. Take the same route back down to Zermatt where you can enjoy the numerous small bars and restaurants on the car free roads of this beautiful village. (Overnight Zermatt) B

DAY 5 – ZERMATT TO GENEVA
After breakfast this morning, take the scenic train journey from Zermatt to Geneva, passing through Montreux and curving around Lake Geneva. On arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the final day of your holiday enjoying the sights of Geneva at your leisure, including the world's highest fountain, the Jet d'Eau, which fires water into the sky on the beautiful lakefront, and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the best museums of its kind in Europe. In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal at a local lakeside restaurant with the beautiful backdrop of the Alps and the Jura Mountains. (Overnight Geneva) B

DAY 6 – DEPART GENEVA
Check out of your hotel this morning and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, or perhaps take this trip in reverse, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B       

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

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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. 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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