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Switzerland Rail & Escorted Holidays

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.

Holiday ideas for Switzerland

Where to go and what to see

Top 5 destinations

Interlaken

 

  • Lake Geneva
  • St Moritz
  • Chur
  • Interlaken
  • Lucerne

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Top 5 sights

Chateau de Chillon

 

  • The Matterhorn
  • Jungfraujoch
  • Chateau de Chillon
  • The Landwasser Viaduct
  • Kappelbruke Bridge

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Top 5 train experiences

Glacier Express

 

  • The Glacier Express
  • Bernina Express
  • Jungfrau Railway
  • Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
  • Gornergrat Mountain Railway

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Expert opinions & guides

Switzerland's Iconic 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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Our customers love our Switzerland tours
Classic Glacier Express
14/Oct
M Butler
5 stars
“Stunning scenery
Collected by Trustpilot
Glacier Express in Winter
10 Feb 2020
Ms M Hickox
5 stars
“Awesome trip! Fabulous sites and people on our tour!
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Jungfrau Express Five-Star All Inclusive
11 Oct 2019
Mrs A Abel
5 stars
“An absolutely brilliant holiday and I would do it all over again, a fantastic time from start to finish
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Jungfrau Express
15 Sep 2019
Martin Wilson
5 stars
“Very well organised, very nice hotel, excellent tour manager.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mr C Davies
5 stars
“Amazing holiday already rebooked
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Lake Como and The Bernina Express
17/Oct
Izzyd
4 stars
“A wonderful trip. Well organised and led by Chris, our tour manager. The dinner experience in the hotel Grand Caddenabia wasn’t wonderful but the accommodation was good. I really enjoyed travelling by rail and would certainly consider another Great Rail Journey in the future.
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Traditional Glacier Express
12/Oct
J Mott
4 stars
“We enjoyed our holiday with Glacier express for various reasons. The organisation was good though the first days travel was too long. We only had 8 couples on our trip including the tour manager, which seemed a good amount.
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Classic Glacier Express in Winter
13 Mar 2020
Mr G Whittaker
4 stars
“A very enjoyable and well-packaged holiday, with an experienced and very approachable tour manager. Excellent traditional hotels. Extremely good value for money. But …. The group was FAR too large for a "First Class" holiday - and that would stop me trusting GRJ's descriptions in future !! Too many changes to the published itinerary. Not a good idea to have long and tiring day trips on either the first day in Switzerland or the last day before travel home.
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Wengen and the Jungfrau Express
14 Oct 2019
Mrs A Fay
4 stars
“Sweitzerland was so pretty. Their trains were clean and bright and their staff at local level were very pleasant. Our hotel was full of character but was too far up the hill in Wengen.
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