Switzerland by Rail

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9-Night Guided Train Tour of Switzerland for 2 (1330-2n)

This Experience Includes:

  • 9-night stay in 4-star hotels
  • Expert guide for entire tour
  • Excursions and luggage transfers
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Breakfasts and dinners for 2
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

The legendary trains of Switzerland are among the finest in the world and the Swiss have perfected making mountains accessible. Imagine the spectacular alpine scenery as you travel in first-class comfort in panoramic cars that are air-cushioned and air-conditioned. Gaze on the beautiful Swiss Alp peaks, the sparkling lakes, lush flowered meadows, historic castles, the iconic profile of the Matterhorn, deep-cut glacial valleys, vineyards, gushing white water streams, and magic mountains flanked by enormous glaciers. Experience the legendary Glacier Express as it crosses 291 bridges and passes through 91 tunnels on an unforgettable journey from St. Moritz to Zermatt.

Enjoy 9-nights of accommodations in carefully chosen 4-star small hotels, inns, and classic berghotels, also referred to as Berghaus or Berggasthaus. “Berg” is the German word for “mountain,” so these inns are “Mountain Hotels” or “Mountain Guesthouses.” The accommodations are in great locations, offer a high standard of comfort and quality, with a mix of welcoming atmosphere, traditional cuisine and authentic charm. This tour includes all transportation during the tour, excursions, luggage transfers, and an expert guide to provide you with the best Swiss experience possible. Also included are all breakfasts and dinners with the exception of the second to last day when a farewell lunch will be provided. 

Upon your arrival in Switzerland take a train to Lucerne where your small group tour will begin. Enjoy first-class travel on your trains and boats and in the rare event that first-class is not available, standard class will be provided. An assortment of entertaining mountain excursions are planned such as: traveling by cable car to the top of Mt. Pilatus for amazing views of Lucerne and the Swiss Alps, visiting a local chocolatier and the medieval Gruyères Castle, riding the Gornergrat train for the best views of the Matterhorn mountain, walking on the Aletsch glacier which is the longest glacier in the Alps, and more.

Overview Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Lucerne - Mt. Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne

Day 2: Swiss Alps in the Historic Heart of Switzerland - Gotthard Express Line. Overnight in Lugano

Day 3: Italian Lake Como and Swiss Alps Postcard Views - Bernina Express Train. Overnight in St. Moritz

Day 4: Beautiful Swiss Alps, Lakes and Vistas. Overnight in St. Moritz

Day 5: Mountains, Meadows, and Breathtaking Scenery - Glacier Express Train. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 6: The Matterhorn and The Surrounding Majestic Highest Peaks in Europe - Gornergrat Cogwheel train. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 7: Swiss Valleys, Chocolate, and Cheese - GoldenPass Rail. Overnight in Gruyères

Day 8: Gruyères Castle, Legendary GoldenPass Rail, Jungfrau Region. Overnight in Grindewald

Day 9: Magnificent Mountains with Aletsch Glacier Experience - Jungfraujoch Cogwheel train. Overnight at a Zurich airport hotel

Day 10: Depart Zurich 

Available dates:   

July 28-August 6, 2023

May 30-June 8, 2024

June 6-June15, 2024

June 27-July 6, 2024

July 4-July 13, 2024

July 18-July 27, 2024

August 1-August 10, 2024

August 22-August 31, 2024

August 29-September 7, 2024

September 5-September 14, 2024

September 12-September 21, 2024

September 26-October 5, 2024

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Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals to help you redeem your experience. We will book all travel-related details and reservations for every part of your experience. Included within our services, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare, and additional guests as a full-service travel agency. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Reservations are subject to availability, blackout dates, and major holidays. Reservations must be booked 60 days in advance of travel. Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable.

Certificates cannot be resold or replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.

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