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Tour the Alps from Basel to Lausanne

Discover the beauty of the Swiss Alps on this comprehensive holiday in Switzerland, taking in Basel, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, St Moritz and Lausanne. Join us on the famous Glacier Express train or take an optional excursion on the Bernina Express to Italy. Tailor your holiday with First Class Rail Travel and 5-star hotels, and make the most of your time in Europe.

  • Basel
  • St Moritz
  • Glacier Express
  • Zermatt
  • Gornergrat Mountain Railway
  • Lausanne
  • Bernina Express (Optional)
  • Oberalp Pass
  • Muottas Muragl
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Glacier Express
  • 3-4* Accommodation
  • Optional Paris Transfers

Grand Tour of Switzerland by Rail Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Basel

Your journey begins in St Pancras Station, where you'll board the Eurostar train to Paris, continuing by TGV to Basel.

Day 2 St Moritz
St Moritz

Basel to St Moritz

Leaving Basel, you head to St Moritz via Zurich. You'll enjoy spectacular views before your train continues its steady ascent of the breathtaking Alps to the glamorous resort of St Moritz.

Day 3 Swiss Flag
Swiss Flag

Discover St Moritz

A perfect way to see this beautiful area is to take an optional excursion on the Diavolezza Cable Car which ascends to over 3,000m into the mountains.

Day 4 View from Muottas Muragl
View from Muottas Muragl

Scenic St Moritz

Whilst in the region, you could take an optional excursion on the narrow-gauge Bernina Express, travelling from the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland down to the swaying palms of Italy. To complete a day of spectacular sights, spend an evening at Muottas Muragl, where you can enjoy a splendid sunset and gourmet dinner.

Day 5 Glacier Express
Glacier Express

Glacier Express

Today you depart St Moritz for Zermatt on the iconic Glacier Express. The train passes through alpine countryside to the Oberalp Pass, the peak of the route. From there it spirals downwards before crossing the spectacular gorge at Brig. Finally, the train arrives in Zermatt, a picturesque resort in the shadows of the mighty Matterhorn.

Day 6 Gornergrat Mountain Railway
Gornergrat Mountain Railway

Marvellous Mountains

To fully appreciate the scale of Zermatt's towering peaks, take a trip on the Gornergrat Mountain Railway; Europe's highest open-air cog railway - with stunning views from the observatory at the summit.

Day 7 Lausanne

Zermatt to Lausanne

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hilly city of Lausanne is well worth exploring. Visit the grand Gothic cathedral next to the castle or stroll along the pretty waterfront area of Ouchy.

Day 8 TGV

Homeward bound

Depart Lausanne for your return trip to London.

Please note

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • 3 day Swiss Flexi Pass (50% discount on transport on free days)
  • Travel on the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt
  • 3-star Basel hotel x 1 night (B&B)
  • 4-star St Moritz hotel x 3 nights (B&B)
  • 4-star Zermatt hotel x 2 nights (B&B)
  • 4-star Lausanne hotel x 1 night (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.
Mark Brennan
Sally Hauser
Laura Strawinski
Grand Tour of Switzerland by Rail

Tour the Alps from Basel to Lausanne


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