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Trip Overview

Visit two gems of the Swiss Alps on this fantastic four-night rail trip, which would also make an amazing pre river cruise adventure. From Zurich first head to lakeside Lucerne and an amazing day trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, then take the scenic trainline to Interlaken and the Swiss skyline of the Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau mountains. Ride to the highest railway station in Europe before moving on to Basel and beyond!

Highlights

  • Soak up the scenery from Lake Lucerne
  • Be prepared for the spectacular views from Mount Pilatus
  • Visit the beautiful villages of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald on your way to the ‘Top of Europe'
  • Enjoy the scenic train line between Lucerne and Interlaken

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
  • Mount Pilatus day trip from Lucerne
  • Jungfrau day trip from 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.

DAY 1 -ZURICH TO LUCERNE

Take the direct train to Lucerne and once you have arrived head over to your hotel for a 2-night stay. Spend the rest of your day exploring this beautiful small city which is very walkable. Stroll across the wooden Chapel Bridge and enjoy some dinner in Lucernes' idyllic old town. (Overnight Interlaken)

DAY 2 -MOUNT PILATUS DAY TRIP

Between May-Oct enjoy a cruise on lake Lucerne before taking the steepest rack railway in the world to the top of Mount Pilatus. Enjoy some spectacular views, easy walking trails and lunch perhaps before returning down the other side of the mountain via gondola and cable-car, which is the route up as well during the winter. (Overnight Lucerne) B

DAY 3 -LUCERNE TO INTERLALKEN

Board the train at Lucerne station for a scenic ride along part of the Golden Pass line. These trains often run with panoramic windows, so you enjoy the wonderful views of numerous alpine lakes before passing through Meiringenand skirting Lake Brienz. On arrival in Interlaken check in for a 2-night stay, then why not take a scenic cruise on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun? Both are dotted with castles and regular stops allow passengers to hop on and off, making great use of your included Swiss Pass. (Overnight Interlaken) B

DAY 4 -JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP

Following breakfast make your way to the station for an amazing adventure. Take the train to the picturesque village of Lauterbrunnen and have your camera ready! Feel free to explore the village or hop on the very next train to Kleine Scheidegg, then the spectacular Jungfraubahn to the Jungfraujoch station, almost 3000m above sea level. Enjoy views of France, Germany, Italy and the Swiss Alps as well as the Aletsch Glacier before returning down the mountain by the way of thrilling cable-car past the north face of the Eiger and the pretty village of Grindelwald. (Overnight Interlaken) B

DAY 5 -END OF TOUR

Take the direct train to Baselto continue your travels.B

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

Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne

The majestic Ameron Hotel Flora is set in a prime location, minutes from the train station and Lake Lucerne. Guests can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast at the hotel’s French-style brassiere and indulge in freshly baked croissants and locally sourced produce. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, are fully air-conditioned and feature a minibar. Hotel guests will also have access to satellite TV. Other nearby attractions include the Old Town.

Romantik Wilden Mann Luzern

The Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a traditional hotel with 51 bedrooms and suites set over seven historic Lucerne townhouses. The hotel has two restaurants, fine dining in the Wilden Mann Stube, and the Burgerstube, serving regional Swiss cuisine. The hotel is located in the centre of Lucerne's old town, 200 metres from the famous Chapel Bridge and a few minutes walk to the train station.

Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

The five-star-hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is situated right on the shores of Lake Lucerne and only a stone’s throw from the city centre of Lucerne. It has been managed by your hosts, the Hauser family, for more than 150 years. The festival hotel boasts 101 spacious rooms and suites, outstanding service, three speciality restaurants, and beautiful wellness area. Spend a night here and follow in the footsteps of kings, emperors, writers, politicians, musicians and actors.

Waldstaetterhof Lucerne

The Waldstaetterhof is a modern hotel located in the centre of Lucerne. The hotel offers 78 comfortable ensuite bedrooms all with Wi-Fi internet access and tea & coffee making facilities. There is also a restaurant serving Swiss regional and national specialities as well as a comfortable lounge area. The hotel is situated opposite the railway station in the centre of Lucerne, offering easy access to all of the city's main sights, attractions, bars and restaurants.

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.

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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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