Swiss Mountain Rail Journeys: Alps, Glaciers and Lakes.
Ride Switzerland’s world famous mountain trains:
Bernina Express, Glacier Express, GoldenPass Panorama, Jungfrau Express, Brienzer Rothorn (steam in summer).
You may join the tour either in London, at Zurich Airport or in Switzerland’s oldest town, Chur. If you join in London, you will travel on the Eurostar under the English Channel and, in Paris, change to France’s high speed TGV train bound for Switzerland. If commencing at Zurich Airport, there is a transfer to Chur. This is your home for 3 nights.
Every day on the Great Trains of Europe Tours begins with a full buffet breakfast [B]. Commence your love affair with the great trains of Europe today on a rail journey to Switzerland’s highest town Davos, famous from the nineteenth century as a “Wellness” centre, and now a very trendy ski resort in Winter [B]
One of the world’s great rail journeys today on the Bernina Express across the Alps to Tirano in Italy. So stunning is the scenery that one section of the route has been classed a UNESCO World Heritage site. Retrace your steps home to Chur. [B]
Join the world’s favourite little red Swiss mountain train, the Glacier Express. Enjoy breathtaking views from your panorama car as you cross the Alps. Dine in your lakefront hotel in the village of Spiez, home for 3 nights. [B]
Spiez - GoldenPass Panoramic
Day 5 ^ Top ^
Today the GoldenPass Panorama train takes you from the Bernese Oberland to Lake Geneva. There is time in Montreux for lunch on the lakefront esplanade or on a steamer on the lake. Home to Spiez. [B]
A quiet day to take a steamer across the lake and into Interlaken, or a train into Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and financial capital, nestled on Lake Zurich. [B]
Skirting the lake to Brienz, ascend the Brienzer Rothorn (steam train on summer departures) for magnificent views to the Eiger. The steam train sector is not covered by the Swiss Railpass and will need to be paid on the spot. Arrive in lakeside Lucerne for some shopping time before dinner. [B]
Trains and boats and cable car - to the top of Pilatus for unsurpassed views to Lake Lucerne below. [B]
Your final day and one of the best saved till last. Using EuropeÆs first ever cog-wheel railway, climb to the top of the “Queen of the Mountains” for 360 degree Alpine views. [B]
Day 10 ^ Top ^
The tour ends after breakfast. Transfer to the airport or take the TGV and Eurostar back to London. A Paris stopover can be arranged. [B]
“AnyDay departure” Tour Cost:
Option 1: $AUD 4,750 per person Twin Share. Join in Chur, leave in Lucerne
Option 2: $AUD 5,000 per person Twin Share. Join and leave at Zurich airport
Option 3: $AUD 5,500 per person Twin Share. Join and leave in London
Fares are based on exchange rates at 04/08/2015
Single Room supplement $AUD 800.
What’s included?^ Top ^
Great Trains of Europe Independent Tours (ie. non-escorted tours) include:
- All stops 3 nights minimum;
- Quality, centrally located hotels;
- First Class travel in on Europe’s Great Trains;
- Detailed sightseeing notes;
- 25% SAVING on escorted tours.
The tour cost does NOT include “optional excursions” (where offered) or meals other than breakfasts.
There are no Optional Excursions offered with this tour.
About the Swiss Mountain Rail Tour
‹ All Independent Tours