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Trip Overview

This eight-day rail vacation takes in very best of Switzerland! A night in the popular city of Zurich is followed by a day trip on the UNESCO heritage Bernina Express train and a ride on the world famous Bernina Express. From Interlaken embark on a day trip to the dizzying heights of the Jungfrau Mountain before finishing your adventure in the lakeside sanctuary of glamorous Montreux.

Highlights

  • Explore the pretty old town of Zurich
  • Have your breath taken away by the spectacular Bernina Express
  • Cross Switzerland on the slowest express train in the world - The Glacier Express
  • Feel on top of the world on at Jungfraujoch - the highest train station in Europe
  • Relax in the beautiful lakeside resort of Montreux

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in Chur
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Montreux
  • Reservations on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass trains
  • Day trip to Jungfraujoch

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.

DAY 1 - ZURICH 

Welcome to Zurich! On arrival at the airport, use your Swiss Pass on the train into the city where you can check-in at your hotel for a one-night stay. If you have the time, perhaps head down to the lake for a gentle lake cruise then take an evening stroll around the pretty Old Town where there is a great selection of restaurants for dinner. (Overnight Zurich) 

 

DAY 2 - CHUR 

At a time of your choosing take the direct train to Chur and head to your hotel for a two-night stay.  Chur is reputed to be the oldest town in Switzerland, inhabited for over 5,000 years.  The capital of Graubünden is traffic free and has a great selection of museums, shops and markets to enjoy at any time of year.  (Overnight Chur) B 

 

DAY 3 - THE BERNINA EXPRESS 

Head south aboard the Bernina Express train today and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery seen from a train anywhere in the world.  Cross the impressive Landwasser Viaduct, admire the spectacular peaks of Piz Bernina and Piz Palu and hold your breath for the magical Brusio spiral viaduct before the the train passes through a palm tree'd valley into Tirano, northern Italy.  There's time for an authentic pizza before hoping back on the train and heading back to Chur.  The varying light gives the scenery a different life, and once back in Chur enjoying taking stock of the amazing photos you've captured.  (Overnight Chur) B 

 

DAY 4 - THE GLACIER EXPRESS 

Depart Chur on the famous red carriages of The Glacier Express train today, bound for Brig.  This half of the almost 9hr full length is by far the most scenic, and the line is surrounded by a fantastic mountain panorama.  The train follows the Rhine Gorge and cross the Oberalp Pass before arriving into Brig, and a short change from here and Spiez you arrive into Interlaken, the hub of The Bernese Oberland for a two-night stay.  (Overnight Interlaken) B 

 

DAY 5 -  THE JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP 

Enjoy an amazing day today, riding increasingly more steep railways up Europe's highest rail station, atop of the Jungfrau Mountain.  The journey up and down the mountain are in parts wonderful scenic taking in waterfalls and dramatic drops, but nothing compared to the spectacular views from the top across to France and Germany on a clear day.  If the weather allows it is possible to walk out to the edge of the Aletsch Glacier, Europe's largest, and if not the ice sculpture gallery and sanctuary of the station and the Sphinx Observatory provide a great viewing platform.  When you are ready, return back down to Interlaken for a tasty Fondue.  (Overnight Interlaken) B 

 

DAY 6 - THE GOLDEN PASS 

After breakfast head over to the station for your journey aboard The Golden Pass train to the beautiful town of Montreux.  On this scenic journey you pass through the heart of the alps to the lush rolling green hills from where Switzerland's famous cheese and chocolate is produced, and you'll also notice the local dialect changes from German to French along the way! (Overnight Montreux) B 

 

DAY 7 - MONTREUX 

Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure today.  Use your Swiss Pass to the quick boat ride round to the amazing Chillon Castle perhaps, or take a regional train up into the Lavaux vineyards perhaps and pay a visit to any of the local wine producers for a tasting with Lakeside views.  In the evening, perhaps toast your holiday with dinner and a cocktail in the iconic Jazz Café.  Overnight Montreux) B 

 

DAY 8 - END OF TOUR 

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking the short train ride to Geneva airport and your flight home.  Your Swiss Pass is valid to use to any place in Switzerland so speak to any of our Rail Specialists about a change of airport, or if you'd prefer to take the train back to the UK. 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.

Villa Toscane

Villa Toscane 3*
Housed in an Art Nouveau building, the 3-star Villa Toscane in Montreux features 45 guest rooms. Decorated in a modern style, all rooms provide free Wi-Fi access. Facing the Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa, the hotel offers the whole range of 5-star amenities including a restaurant, 2 bars, spa, underground parking for 135 cars and a conference centre featuring 11 conference rooms, able to accommodate up to 250 people.

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.

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.

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.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

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".

Hotel St Gotthard Zurich

The Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich City Center welcomes you in a unique location in the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, directly at Zurich main station. Zurich Kloten Airport is only 10 minutes away from the HB Zurich train station by S-Bahn.

Both business and leisure travelers enjoy a pleasant stay in a central city location and a cozy atmosphere. Zurich city center and the top sights are on the doorstep of this 4 star city hotel. Discover:

The beautiful old town of Zurich with the «Niederdörfli»
The landmarks of Zurich Grossmünster and Fraumünster
The vibrant Bürkliplatz with a view of Lake Zurich
As well as theaters, museums and the ETH Zurich , which can be easily reached on foot in a few minutes.

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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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