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Discover Switzerland, the Great Rail way

Picturesque Switzerland is a haven for holidays by rail. Enjoy its chocolate-box villages and grand, sweeping landscapes on your relaxing Alpine tour. 

Rail Tours in Switzerland

Iconic, scenic & breathtaking

Switzerland's scenery commands attention. Ancient glaciers that have slowly taken shape over millennia, age-old mountain peaks, lakes you just can't help but dip your toes in, and Alpine meadows that offer up a botanical feast for the eyes. These landscapes lend themselves effortlessly to the intrinsic charms of rail travel, so it's little wonder that Switzerland's rail journeys are among the most iconic, not to mention scenic, in the world.

Away from the wild allure of nature, chocolate-box villages, medieval towns and modern cities are waiting to be explored. Add in a rich history and enticing cuisine, who can resist Swiss chocolate and cheese, and you'll start to understand all this destination has to offer.

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HIghlights

  • Pay a visit to enchanting Zermatt
    Enjoy free time to explore its cobbled streets and thriving plazas, almost all of which are car-free for pedestrians.
    Classic Glacier Express
  • The Jungfrau Railway
    Journey to the 'top of Europe' on the Jungfrau Railway, one of Switzerland's favourite railways.
    Jungfrau Express Five-Star all inclusive
  • Exclusive Small Groups Tour
    3 of Switzerland's most unique hotels all contribute to this very special small group tour around Switzerland.
    Mountaintops of Switzerland

 

We’ve found 28 tours for you matching: Switzerland

Lake Como & The Bernina Express

On this spectacular tour we stay on the shores of dazzling Lake Como, enjoying boat excursions to Bellagio, Lenno, and Varenna, and a scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express.

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2020AprMayJunSepOct

10 days from £1,995 pp

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Glacier Express & Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's fi nest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Enjoy picture-postcard river gorges, iconic cities, cheerful riverside towns and much more.

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2020MayJunAugSep

11 days from £2,395 pp

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Jungfrau Express & Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station. Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by rail, as the mountains serenade you with spectacular views across the peaks below.

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2020JunAugSepOct

10 days from £1,995 pp

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Traditional Glacier Express

Stunning scenery and spectacular views regale us as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. We enjoy mountain railways, charming towns, and dramatic Alpine scenery on this tour through the sublime landscapes of Switzerland.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £1,395 pp

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Jungfrau Express

From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the 'Top of Europe.'

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2020MayJunSep

8 days from £1,995 pp

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Glacier Express & St Moritz

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, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

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2020JunSep

10 days from £2,695 pp

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Glacier Express in Winter

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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2020JanFebMar

8 days from £1,495 pp

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Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive

Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps from your fantastic base in the 5-Star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in charming Grindelwald. Ascend to Europe's highest railway station, see the tranquil waters of Lake Brienz and enjoy classic Swiss luxury in your all inclusive hotel.

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2020MayJunAugSep

9 days from £2,595 pp

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Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive at Christmas

Experience the magic of a Swiss Christmas as you stay in an excellent 5-Star hotel on an all-inclusive basis in Grindelwald high up in the Swiss Alps. Journey to the highest railway station in Europe, travel up the Schilthorn and take time to revel in the charm of the festive season.

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2019Dec

8 days from £2,695 pp

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Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive in Winter

Discover the crisp beauty of the Swiss Alps on this comprehensive tour which features iconic rail journeys, spectacular mountain views and wonderful chocolate-box towns. Travel on the Jungfrau Express and stay in charming Grindelwald at a marvelous 5-Star hotel on an all inclusive basis.

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2020FebMar

8 days from £2,395 pp

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Five-Star Lake Geneva & The Mont Blanc Express at Christmas

Sample the delights of a Swiss Christmas with this fantastic festive tour, staying on the banks of Lake Geneva, in magnificent Montreux. Experience wintry railway journeys, charming Alpine villages and Christmas Day in Switzerland.

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2019Dec

8 days from £2,095 pp

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Lake Maggiore & Swiss Mountain Railways

From the incredible beauty of Lake Maggiore in one of Italy's most naturally spectacular spots to the breathtaking wonder of Switzerland, with superb rail journeys through majestic scenery to Zermatt, at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn.

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2020MayJunAugOct

9 days from £1,595 pp

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Discovering Switzerland with Great Rail Journeys

Spectacular glaciers, charming towns and magnificent Alpine views are only part of what Switzerland has to offer. Exploring by rail takes you through the different regions that make up an intriguing melting pot of German, Italian and French cultures. With so many natural, cultural and historic facets to explore, an escorted rail tour in Switzerland provides an exciting and rewarding alpine adventure for everyone.

Geographically, the Alps cover almost two thirds of Switzerland's total area and are largely responsible both for Switzerland's climate and for its long-established popularity as a tourist destination.

 

 

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Traveller's Guide to Switzerland

Geographically, the Alps cover almost two thirds of Switzerland's total area and are largely responsible both for Switzerland's climate and for its long-established popularity as a tourist destination.

Switzerland's history follows a similar path to that of many other European countries in that its earliest settlers were displaced by the attentions of the Roman Empire. For the next few centuries Switzerland fell under Frankish (French) rule and subsequently became part of the Holy Roman Empire until gaining independence in 1648. A century and a half later, during the French Revolution, Switzerland was occupied by France once more but regained independence and neutrality via the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Since then, with the exception of minor involvement in the Second World War, Switzerland has retained its neutrality and independence and is a peaceable country.

 

 

Swiss Trains

Discover the fantastic railways of Switzerland. It should come as no surprise that we love railways and we know many of you do too! That's why our tours feature some of the most iconic railways and trains on the continent.

Travelling by train is indisputably the best way to enjoy Switzerland's scenery and cities and at Great Rail Journeys we do our utmost to provide escorted tours of Switzerland that highlight its best attractions and experiences whilst also representing unrivalled value for money.

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