8-Day Winter Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from Zurich (non-guided)

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Luzern to Zürich, Switzerland

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Discover the diverse regions of Switzerland on this 8-day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. It’s a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival LuzernStop At: 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in LuzernDay 2: Luzern – Interlaken (Golden Pass Line)Stop At: InterlakenStarting 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Interlaken.Day 3: Jungfraujoch / Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass Line)Stop At: MontreuxEnjoy 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Montreux.Day 4: Montreux – ZermattStop At: 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Zermatt.Day 5: Zermatt – Chur (Glacier Express)Stop At: Old Town Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss AlpsIn 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Chur.Day 6: Chur – Tirano – Chur (Bernina Express)Stop At: Old Town Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss AlpsBoard 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Chur. Day 7: Chur – Zürich Stop At: Press & Books, Zürich Hauptbahnhof HaupthalleAfter 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. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Zürich.Day 8: Departure from SwitzerlandStop At: Zurich AirportAfter your breakfast take the next train to Zürich airport.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 8x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Luzern, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St.Moritz, Zürich
  • 1 x Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class
  • 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass
  • 1 x myTravel Stamp Booklet

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • A guide is not included

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Luzern Stop At: Luzern After 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Luzern
Day 2: Luzern – Interlaken (Golden Pass Line) Stop At: Interlaken 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 3: Jungfraujoch / Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass Line) Stop At: Montreux 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Montreux.
Day 4: Montreux – Zermatt Stop At: Zermatt Enjoy 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 5: Zermatt – Chur (Glacier Express) Stop At: Old Town Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Chur.
Day 6: Chur – Tirano – Chur (Bernina Express) Stop At: Old Town Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Chur.
Day 7: Chur – Zürich Stop At: Press & Books, Zürich Hauptbahnhof Haupthalle 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Zürich.
Day 8: Departure from Switzerland Stop At: Zurich Airport After your breakfast take the next train to Zürich airport. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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