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8 Days /7 Nights
Lucerne - Interlaken - Montreux - Zermatt/Brig - Chur - Zurich

Overview
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.

Day 1: Arrival Lucerne
Individual arrival to Lucerne by train (included). Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2: Lucerne - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line)
Today’s journey takes you over the Brünigpass into the Bernese Oberland and passing Lake Brienz. Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 3: Jungfraujoch/Interlaken - Montreux (Golden Pass Line)
Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breath-taking views of the Aletsch Glacier. In the early evening journey on the GoldenPass Line. Along the shores of Lake Thun your journey takes you through wild and romantic landscapes and scenic villages before the panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 4: Montreux - Zermatt/Brig

Board the train in Montreux and make your way to Zermatt/Brig. The rest of the day is at your disposal. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.The town of Brig with its historic old quarter and the Stockalper Palace lies in the sunny Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplonpass. It is close to hiking and ski regions and it also has its own thermal baths, making it an attractive holiday resort. Overnight in Zermatt or Brig. (B)

Day 5: Zermatt/Brig - Chur (Glacier Express)
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 (2033 m) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. Switzerland’s oldest city Chur charms visitors with its fine mountain setting, twisting alleys and historic buildings. Numerous boutiques, restaurants, bars, museums and galleries in the largely traffic-free Old Town create a Mediterranean- style atmosphere. Overnight in Chur. (B)

Day 6: Chur - Tirano - Chur(Bernina Express)

Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express and 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. (B)

Day 7: Chur - Zurich
After your breakfast take the next train to Zurich. 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. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain.Overnight in Zurich. (B)

Day 8: Departure

Individual return journey. (B)

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  2018-19                
    Standard   First Class
  Period Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Thrd Occ Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Thrd Occ  
  Dec 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019 $2,105 $2,490 $1,935 $2,365 $2,855 $2,220  
           
  Optionals Price Per Person      
  Upgrade 1st class rail $253        
  Excursion Gornergrat (self-guided from Zermatt) $58        
  Excursion Rigi (self-guided, incl. boat from Lucerne) $98        
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
 
Inclusions:
  • Zurich - a city full of diversity with many shopping options
  • Lucerne - famous for the Chapel Bridge
  • Interlaken - the gateway to the Bernese Oberland in summer and winter
  • Montreux - a charming city on Lake Geneva
  • Zermatt - offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn
  • Chur - the alpine city

Inclusions:
  • 7 x Night stay with breakfast and city tax in Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt or Brig, Chur, Zurich
  • 1 x Grand Train Tour Ticket 2nd class including up to 50% reductions on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
  • 1 x Seat reservation on the GoldenPass Line, Glacier and Bernina Express 2nd class
  • 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • 1 x myTravel Stamp Booklet
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass

Good to Know:
  • Tour is not operating during the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
  • On day 4 - 1st priority overnight in Zermatt; 2nd priority overnight in Brig
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