Back to nature: 5 authentic experiences in scenic Europe
5820 · By Katie Shaw
Discover a way of travelling that puts nature centre stage, as you discover Europe’s spectacular lake and mountain scenery in the best possible way - by rail.Read more
2022 Tour code: MTS22
About the tour
Spend nine days with your head in the clouds as we enjoy journeys aboard many mountain railways, including the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and the Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway. Three of Switzerland's most unique mountaintop hotels help make this holiday extra special.
From St Pancras International we travel to Paris aboard the Eurostar, enjoying the journey in Standard Premier Class. On arrival we take the train from Paris' Gare du Lyon to Basel where we spend the night.
After breakfast on Day 2, we make the short walk to the railway station, with our bags being separately transported so all we have to worry about is enjoying the journey. Our train takes us directly to Interlaken where we board a boat, sailing across Lake Brienz which delivers us into the heart of scenic Switzerland as we admire the remarkable colour of the pure Alpine waters contrasting with the green slopes of the mountains. From the boat, we can enjoy watching the towns and villages which dot the shores of the lake, many of which reside under the shadow of a church steeple. Waiting for us as we disembark is the Giessbach funicular railway which transports us in style to our mountaintop hotel, the Grandhotel Giessbach.
Enhance your holiday
Spend nine days with your head in the clouds