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Lai da Tuma (Tomasee) is recognised as the source of the Rhine, with its water flowing through four countries and eventually emptying into the North Sea near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


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Glacier Express one day round trip with private tourguide - starts in Basel

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bahnhof Sbb BaselBasel SBBStop At: Press & Books Chur, Bahnhof SBB, ErdgeschossChurDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Kloster Disentis - BenediktinerabteiDisentisStop At: OberalppassOberalpDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Gemeindeverwaltung AndermattAndermattPass By: Furka Cogwheel Steam RailwayFurka tunnelStop At: Brig - HochwasserBrigDuration: 30 minutes

$723.91 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Glacier and Bernina Express Tour from Zurich

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandIndividual travel to Zermatt. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and is a car-free resort. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 2: Glacier ExpressThe Glacier Express goes over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and along the deep valley of the Rhône. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 3: Bernina ExpressThe Bernina Express is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After travelling over spiral viaducts you reach Tirano. Change to the Bernina Express Bus, which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. Day 4: DepartureLugano offers all the advantages of a world- class city, combined with the cachet of a small town. Individual return journey.

$723.91 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Glacier and Bernina Express Tour from Geneva

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandIndividual travel to Zermatt. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and is a car-free resort. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 2: Glacier ExpressThe Glacier Express goes over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and along the deep valley of the Rhône. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 3: Bernina ExpressThe Bernina Express is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After travelling over spiral viaducts you reach Tirano. Change to the Bernina Express Bus, which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. Day 4: DepartureLugano offers all the advantages of a world- class city, combined with the cachet of a small town. Individual return journey.

$1405.59 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from Zurich

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandIndividual travel to Zurich, a lakeside “metropolis of experiences”, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, with a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in ZurichDay 2: Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Interlaken) Train ride to Lucerne. You are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This 2 hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken– Montreux (Jungfraujoch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken– Montreux)Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier at 22 km it is the longest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley. Your journey takes you through the Pays d’Enhaut and through a tunnel, before the view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux. Day 4: Montreux– ZermattJourney from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or take the opportunity to do a non-guided excursion to the Gornergrat. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 5: Zermatt– St. MoritzIn the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St.Moritz. The train takes you on over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the Rhine gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 6: St. Moritz– Lugano (Bernina Express)Board the Bernina Express at St. Moritz station. Climbing over the Bernina pass to more than 2253m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. Day 7: Lugano– Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)With the Gotthard Panorama Express you will travel from the south to the heart of Switzerland. The journey takes you along the Gotthard route through an impressive countryside. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Flüelen. Passengers will be accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 8: Departure LucerneIndividual return journey.

$1405.59 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from Geneva

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandIndividual travel to Zurich, a lakeside “metropolis of experiences”, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, with a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in ZurichDay 2: Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Interlaken) Train ride to Lucerne. You are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This 2 hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken– Montreux (Jungfraujoch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken– Montreux)Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier at 22 km it is the longest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley. Your journey takes you through the Pays d’Enhaut and through a tunnel, before the view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux. Day 4: Montreux– ZermattJourney from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or take the opportunity to do a non-guided excursion to the Gornergrat. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 5: Zermatt– St. MoritzIn the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St.Moritz. The train takes you on over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the Rhine gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 6: St. Moritz– Lugano (Bernina Express)Board the Bernina Express at St. Moritz station. Climbing over the Bernina pass to more than 2253m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. Day 7: Lugano– Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)With the Gotthard Panorama Express you will travel from the south to the heart of Switzerland. The journey takes you along the Gotthard route through an impressive countryside. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Flüelen. Passengers will be accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 8: Departure LucerneIndividual return journey.

$1522.98 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Winter Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from Zurich

Day 1: Arrival LuzernAfter arrival at Zurich Airport. Take the next train to Luzern and check in at your hotel. Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Overnight in Luzern.Day 2: Luzern – Interlaken (Golden Pass Line)Starting in the German speaking Lucerne region, the journey takes you over the Brünig pass into the Bernese Oberland and passing Lake Brienz. Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken.Day 3: Jungfraujoch / Interlaken – Montreux  (Golden Pass Line)Enjoy a trip to the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmen and Gstaad. Your journey takes you through the wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon, and through a tunnel, before a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux.Day 4: Montreux – ZermattEnjoy breakfast at your hotel and afterwards you travel from Montreux to Zermatt. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, the world's most famous mountain. Overnight in Zermatt  Day 5: Zermatt – Chur (Glacier Express including 3-course meal)In the morning you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Chur. Along the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier Express travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. The train drives on over the Oberalp pass (2,033m/6,670ft) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. Switzerland’s oldest city Chur charms visitors with its fine mountain setting, twisting alleys and historic buildings. Overnight in ChurDay 6: Chur – Tirano – Chur (Bernina Express)Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. Travel over circular viaducts and pass through winding tunnels before reaching Tirano in Italy which is the end of the Bernina Express rail line. Have a quick Lunch before taking the Bernina Express back to Chur. Overnight in Chur. Day 7: Chur – Zürich After your breakfast take the next train to Zürich. As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Overnight in Zürich.Day 8: Departure from SwitzerlandAfter your breakfast take the next train to Zürich airport.