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Swiss Rail Holidays: Themed Holidays

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Experience Switzerland from a different perspective with these themed holidays.

Take a panoramic trip with the Palm Express including convenient travel by bus from St. Moritz to Lugano on a holiday which combines the Rhaetian Railways and the canton of Ticino.

Or enjoy an excursion with the Furka steam train, where not only the landscape impresses, but also the commitment of the train attendants.

See below for detailed guides to the most popular themed holidays:
1: Magical Moments (in winter time)
2: The Best Of Switzerland*
3: Famous Mountain Peaks By Train*
4: In the Footsteps of James Bond*

  • = These themed holidays can be customised by adding additional nights of accommodation in the location of your choice, in order to have the time available to take optional excursions, which can be included with each holiday.
    When used on a desktop or laptop PC, the Switzerland Travel Centre booking system makes it particularly easy to add these extras.

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Magical Moments

Ascend Mt Rigi when it is a snow-capped peak Ascend Mt Rigi when it is a snow-capped peak

This holiday which is available for travel from January to mid-March is a leisurely tour to two of Switzerland’s best known lakeside resorts of Interlaken and Lucerne.

Included with the holiday are:

  • A round trip between Interlaken and Europe's highest station at incredible Jungfraujoch.
  • A night toboggan ride and a daytime horse-drawn carriage ride, both including cheese fondue.
  • A journey on the Luzern to Interlaken Express train.
  • The return train journey between Lucerne and Engelberg.
  • The rotating cable cars on Mount Titlis.
  • Three nights of accommodation in both Interlaken and Lucerne.
  • A journey by train from Zurich to Interlaken and the journey from Lucerne to Zurich.

The Best of Switzerland

Experience the incredible Eismeer station the mountain Experience the incredible Eismeer station the mountain
From the train heading back down to Lauterbrunnen From the train heading back down to Lauterbrunnen
From the Interlaken to Grindelwald train From the Interlaken to Grindelwald train
The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch

This holiday includes:

  • Two nights of accommodation with breakfast included in both Lucerne and Interlaken.
  • A round trip between Interlaken and Europe's highest station at incredible Jungfraujoch.

Plus:

  • A journey on the Luzern to Interlaken Express train.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne.
  • Train travel from Interlaken to your departure point from Switzerland.

Optional Extras

Plus the ability to add optional extras to the package, including:

Famous Mountain Peaks by Train

See the Matterhorn on the amazing journey to Gornergrat See the Matterhorn on the amazing journey to Gornergrat
The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch
On the train up to Gornergrat On the train up to Gornergrat
At Gornergrat station At Gornergrat station

This holiday includes:

  • Two nights of accommodation with breakfast included in both Interlaken and Zermatt.
  • A round trip between Interlaken and Europe's highest station at incredible Jungfraujoch.

Plus:

  • a roundtrip by cogwheel train from Zermatt to Gornergrat, Europe's highest open-air station at 3089m.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, glaciers and Alpine peaks.
  • Use the Gornergrat as a starting point for scenic walks in the area.
  • The journey by train from Interlaken to Zermatt.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Interlaken.
  • Train travel from Zermatt to your departure point from Switzerland.

Optional Extras

Plus the ability to add optional extras to the package, including:

In The Footsteps of James Bond

To Piz Gloria on Mt Schilthorn as seen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service To Piz Gloria on Mt Schilthorn as seen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

This holiday includes:

  • An excursion to Schilthorn including a James Bond Champagne Breakfast in the stunning Piz Gloria restaurant on the mountain summit; the location of Blofeld's hideout in the movie, On Her Majesty's Secret Service!
  • A train journey from Bellinzona to Bern, which includes the mountain railway from Andermatt to Brig.
  • The train journey from Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald on the Berner Oberland Bahn.
  • A guided tour of Bern.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Locarno and Bern; and three nights in charming Mürren.
  • Two evening dinners in Mürren.
  • A Ticino ticket so that you can take the bus to the Verzasca Dam, as featured in Goldfinger!
  • the ticket can then also be used for a return train journey to Lugano, and/or a ride on the Centovali Railway between Locarno and Camedo.
  • Train travel from your starting point in Switzerland to Locarno.
  • Train travel from Mürren to your departure point from Switzerland.

Plus the opportunity to add optional excursions:

Alpine Cruises

Between Chur and St Moritz Between Chur and St Moritz
Between St Moritz and Tirano Between St Moritz and Tirano

Choose how you want to travel between the hotels included with your package on Alpine Cruise holidays.

8 Days, 7 nights

This holiday includes:

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast in Chur.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in both Davos and St Moritz.
  • 2nd class tickets to travel by train between the start and end locations of your holiday and your entrance and exit points in Switzerland
  • A unique pass for unlimited travel in 2nd class on the entire Rhatiean Railway network.
  • Ride the beautiful routes routes to Arosa, Davos, Disentis, Klosters, Scuol-Tarasp, St Moritz and Tirano.

4 Days, 3 nights

This holiday includes:

  • A seat reservation on the Bernina Express.
  • A unique pass for unlimited travel in 2nd class on the entire Rhatiean Railway network
  • One night of accommodation with breakfast in Chur, Davos and St Moritz.
  • 2nd class tickets to travel by train between the start and locations of your holiday and your entrance and exit points in Switzerland
  • Luggage transported between hotels
  • Ride the beautiful routes routes to Arosa, Davos, Disentis, Klosters, Scuol-Tarasp, St Moritz and Tirano.
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