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Swiss Rail Holidays: Grand Tours

Additional details on what's included on each holiday, plus links to useful info!

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Riding the Glacier Express Riding the Glacier Express
The Bernina Express pauses at a station The Bernina Express pauses at a station
The Golden Pass Express ascends from Montreux The Golden Pass Express ascends from Montreux
Large windows on the Luzern - Interlaken Express Large windows on the Luzern - Interlaken Express

Follow in the footsteps of Roger Federer and Trevor Noah and choose from one of ten Grand Tour options for the ultimate holidays in Switzerland, focused on the stunning journeys by train!

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The Grand Tour of Switzerland, Winter Edition: 9 Days, 8 Nights

From Zermatt to Gornergrat From Zermatt to Gornergrat
Between Chur and St Moritz Between Chur and St Moritz
On the Bernina Express On the Bernina Express
On the Bernina Railway On the Bernina Railway

This holiday includes:

  • A return journey on the fantastic Gornergratbahn up to Europe's highest open-air station.
  • A journey on the Luzern - Interlaken Express.
  • The journey by train from Montreux to Zermatt.
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt (2 nights), and St. Moritz (2 nights).
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne.
  • Train travel from St Moritz to your departure point from Switzerland.

Plus the options to add luggage transport between hotels to your booking and /or additional nights in each of the stopover locations.

The Classic: 7 Days, 6 Nights

The Glacier Express winds down to Andermatt during its epic journey The Glacier Express winds down to Andermatt during its epic journey
From the Luzern-Interlaken Express on a Grand Tour of Switzerland From the Luzern-Interlaken Express on a Grand Tour of Switzerland

This holiday includes:

  • The four greatest panoramic train journeys in Switzerland, thanks to...
  • Seat reservations on the GoldenPass Express..

...the Glacier Express...

...and the Bernina Express.

  • 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express, plus on the boat across Lake Lucerne.
  • The journey by train from Zermatt to Montreux.
  • A journey on the Luzern - Interlaken Express.
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne, Lugano, St Moritz, Zermatt, Montreux and Interlaken.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne.
  • Train travel from Lucerne to your departure point from Switzerland.

The trip can also be booked in reverse.
Plus there is the option to add luggage transport between hotels to your booking - and to add additional nights in each of the stopover locations.

The Classic plus Jungfraujoch: 8 Days, 7 Nights

The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch

This holiday includes:

....and the Bernina Express.

(the video wasn't taken on the Bernina Express, but you will travel this route).
  • 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express, plus on the boat across Lake Lucerne.
  • A journey on the Luzern - Interlaken Express.
  • The journey by train from Zermatt to Montreux.
  • The journey by train from Zurich to Lucerne.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Zurich.
  • Train travel from Lucerne to your departure point from Switzerland.

Optional Extras

Plus the ability to extend your stay in Lucerne by adding optional extras to the package, including:

Plus the option to add luggage transport between hotels to your booking and additional nights in each of the stopover locations

The Original: 8 days, 7 nights

How to travel on The Gotthard Panorama Express These special coaches with extra large windows are used
Only pay reservation fees to travel on The Glacier Express Only pay reservation fees to travel on The Glacier Express
A journey on the Golden Pass Express A journey on the Golden Pass Express
Take the train to Europe's highest open air station Take the train to Europe's highest open air station
Seeing the Matterhorn from Gornergrat station Seeing the Matterhorn from Gornergrat station

This holiday is the Grand Tour of Switzerland on which train travel is the focus.
It includes days dedicated to travel on no less than six of Switzerland's most iconic rail services:

  1. The Voralpen Express, which travels over Switzerland's highest viaduct
  2. The Gotthard Panoramic Express
  3. The Glacier Express over the full length of its route from Zermatt to St Moritz
  4. The Bernina Express
  5. The Luzern-Interlaken Express
  6. The Golden Pass Express

It also includes:

The Hidden Treasures of the Grand Tour: 3 Days, 2 Nights

Travel the length of the delightful Centovali Railway Travel the length of the delightful Centovali Railway

This holiday includes:

  • A journey on the Luzern - Interlaken Express.
  • The journey on the Lotschberger route from Interlaken to Brig via Kandersteg.
  • The ride through the iconic Simplon Tunnel to Domodossola.
  • A journey on the Centovali Railway on to Locarno.
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken and Locarno.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne.
  • Train travel from Lucerne to your departure point from Switzerland.

Plus the ability to extend your holiday with a stay in Lucerne and add optional extras to the package, including:

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Simon Harper

I wanted to share my passion for train travel and explain how anyone can take the fantastic journeys I have taken.

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This is one of more than 100 train travel guides available on ShowMeTheJourney, which will make it easier to take the train journeys you want or need to make. As always, all images were captured on trips taken by ShowMeTheJourney.

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