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Rail Tours in Switzerland

Spectacular glaciers, charming towns and magnificent Alpine views are only part of what Switzerland has to offer. From the classic narrow-gauge Glacier Express to the wonderful Bernina Express, train travel in Switzerland is an indulgent experience in itself. Exploring by rail takes you through the different regions that make up the melting pot of German, Italian and French cultures. Even travelling to Switzerland is breathtaking with routes that pass through scenic parts of France and Germany. Explore the many facets of train travel in Switzerland with Great Rail Journeys.

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Jungfrau Express 2015Jungfrau Express

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From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen - a favourite destination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway, to the breathtaking views at the 'Top of Europe.'

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Traditional Glacier Express 2015Traditional Glacier Express

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Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. During our Swiss adventure, we enjoy thrilling mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery for which Switzerland is justly famous.

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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2015First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2015

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Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Shimmering winter peaks and sugar-frosted forests provide a picture-postcard backdrop to our wonderful winter rail adventure.

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Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express 2015Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express

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Exhilarating scenery and majestic mountain vistas make the Bernese Oberland one of the most beautiful regions in the Alps. During this rail tour we enjoy cruises on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, and the absolute highlight of the tour is a journey on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest railway station in Europe.

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Glacier Express & St Moritz 2015Glacier Express & St Moritz

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Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt. We enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, as Zermatt celebrates 150 years since this iconic mountain was first scaled.

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Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg) 2015Glacier Express in Winter & Spring (Chur-Kandersteg) 2015

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This adventurous twin-centre rail holiday provides ample opportunity to explore the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and to enjoy our trip on the famous Glacier Express, surely the slowest, and certainly one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world.

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Jungfrau Express in Winter & Spring 2015Jungfrau Express in Winter & Spring

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Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent holiday. From our base in the wonderfully unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway.

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Stresa, Lucerne & The William Tell Express 2015Stresa, Lucerne & the William Tell Express

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Fabulous scenery, impeccable Alpine views, excursions by mountain railway and a journey by paddle-steamer and train along the route of the William Tell Express all come together on this superb 10-day tour, during which we stay in the charming Swiss city of Lucerne and the delightful Italian lakeside resort of Stresa.

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Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc 2015Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

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Glorious lakes and mountains form the backdrop of this relaxing retreat. We combine the picturesque scenery of Lake Annecy with the Alpine charm of bustling Chamonix. We travel high into the mountains by rail, enjoy a leisurely cruise across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy and stay on the shores of majestic Lake Geneva.

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1930s Pullman Glacier Express 2015Swiss Pullman

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During this 10-day tour to St Moritz and Zermatt, we relive the golden age of Swiss rail travel as we ride on the Pullman Glacier Express train. Travelling in restored carriages from the late 1920s and early 1930s, we enjoy impeccable Swiss hospitality and unbeatable Alpine views on this remarkable two-day journey.

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Switzerland by Train - Traveller's Notes

Compared to some of their neighbours the Swiss are a formal people. When you address a question to someone it is polite to preface the question with "excuse me" or "good morning". Guests who take the train to travel through Switzerland should not worry that the Swiss are stuffy; once they have befriended you they are as friendly as anyone.

Call the number at the top of this page if you would like to talk to one of our Tour Advisors about train travel in Switzerland.

Capital City:Bern
Currency:Swiss Franc
Electricity:European adaptor required
Famous for:Lake Geneva, inventing skiing and impartiality
Language:German/Italian/French
Population:7.9 million

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