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:  
June 3 - 12, 2022
July 1 - 10, 2022
July 15 - 24, 2022 
July 29 - August 7, 2022
August 19 - 28, 2022 
August 26 - September 4, 2022 
September 16 - 25, 2022
September 23 - October 2, 2022 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Travel must be completed within two years from the date of purchase.  Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel.  Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold.  Airfare and travel to Lucerne is not included.  

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