Grand train tour – top attractions. Swiss Alps

City break, Family travel, Railway, Special offers
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Zurich
Switzerland
13.12 – 30.03 (except from 18.12 – 02.01)
depending on availability
from  788 €
This tour is the perfect way to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic train journeys in Europe. Stop off at famous Swiss lakeside and mountain resorts as well as visiting the oldest city in the country. Add excursions and additional nights according to your wishes.
 
Zurich (or other airport) –
Lucerne (1 night) – Interlaken (1 night) –
Montreux (1 night) – Zermatt (1 night) –
Chur – Zurich (or other airport)
Standard class offer
overnight stay at 3* hotels,
travelling in the Standard class
from 788 €
Superior class offer
overnight stay at 4* hotels,
travelling in the 1st class
from 1012 €
Arrive in Switzerland airport and have a transfer by train to Lucerne. The city is situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Explore the historic city centre of Lucerne and the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne. Take advantage of the included Half Fare Card and add optional tours including a scenic lake cruise by paddlewheel steamer or motor vessel. The impressive mountains can be reached easily with excursions to Mount Rigi, Pilatus or Stanserhorn nearby. Head to Interlaken on the next day. This well-known resort sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps and is the perfect place to explore the Jungfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz and its impressive panorama of mountains and lakes as well as the excellent rail, road and boat connections make it one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland. Optional mountain excursions can be arranged to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe or to the impressive Swiss Skyline at Piz Gloria on the Schilthorn to experience the world of James Bond.

On the day three enjoy your journey in the panoramic carriage on the Golden Pass Line to Montreux. Take in the impressive landscapes along Lake Thun and the snow covered plains of the Simmental before you change in Zweisimmen and continue your journey to the shores of Lake Geneva. The world-famous resort of Montreux is located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. It boasts a beautiful lakeside location, a mild climate and, of course, the famous Château de Chillon (extra charge), one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. Next, travel to Zermatt by train. The impressive Matterhorn towers in the background of Zermatt, one of the best-known resorts in Switzerland. Zermatt has a lively, sparkling atmosphere quite different to other mountain resorts. Its picturesque centre is a joy to explore on foot: traffic-free, only electric cars and horse-drawn carriages are allowed! The classic town centre is maintained in a traditional style, with typical Swiss houses and shop fronts lining the streets. Optional excursion to the Gornergrat can be arranged. The closing day’s adventure is the trip with the world-famous Glacier Express form Zermatt to Chur. Along the Rhone Valley you travel through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. Arrive into Chur and have the airport train transfer in the afternoon the same day.
Price includes
  • transfers to the starting point of the tour and back
  • the selected class rail travels as per program
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in selected category, place for 1 person in double occupancy room
  • daily breakfast
  • Swiss rail pass – a half-fare card for your free use:
    • unlimited half price tickets on trains, buses, boats and public transport in cities
    • up to 50% discounts on most mountain excursions
  • seat reservation on Glacier Express
  • seat reservation on Golden Pass
  • mountain excursion Gornergrat
  • the Superior offer also: 1-course lunch on Glacier Express
  • local taxes
  • travel documentation
  • worked out itinerary
Terms & conditions
  • travel period: daily departures from 13.12 to 30.03 (except 18.12 to 02.01)
  • for the payment and cancellation terms ask the Estravel Latvia travel consultant
Additional expenses
  • airline tickets to Zurich or other local airport
  • dinner on the Glacier Express (ask to Estravel Latvia)
  • travelling in the 1st class
  • hotel upgrade or the room upgrade
  • extra nights in Lucerne, Chur or other stopover places
  • the half-fare excursion offers:
    • Stanserhorn Excursion
    • Pilatus Excursion
    • Jungfraujoch Excursion
    • Gornergrat Excursion
Useful info
  • the free audio guide can be downloaded from the Chur Tourism website in advance if necessary
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