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Explore the many delights of Switzerland

Discover the joys of rail travel through the Alps and spend a picturesque eight days exploring the many delights of Switzerland. You'll also have the chance to savour journeys aboard two of the worlds most famous railway line, the Glacier Express and the Jungfrau Railway.

  • Lucerne
  • Mount Pilatus Railway
  • St Moritz
  • Glacier Express
  • Zermatt
  • Gornegrat Mountain Railway
  • Interlaken
  • Jungfrau Railway
  • Jungfraujoch
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    3-Course meal on the Glacier Express
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation in 3-Star hotels
  • Mount Pilatus
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Day 1 Lucerne

To Lucerne

Journey by air or rail to Lucerne today, where you will stay for two nights. This German-speaking city is the gateway to central Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Swiss Alps. The Canton of Lucerne's capital is set in an impressive location, offering spectacular mountainous views overlooking the surrounding landscape with Mount Pilatus, Rigi and the Alps in the distance. With its ornate churches, cobbled streets, Chapel Bridge and charming Old Town, Lucerne offers traditional culture in the heart of Switzerland.

Day 2 Mt Pilatus Railway
Mt Pilatus Railway

Mount Pilatus Railway

Opened in 1889, Lucerne's Mount Pilatus Railway is the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. Spend a delightful half hour ascending almost two kilometres from lakeside Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm. Then at the summit, Mount Pilatus affords beautiful views of the Alps and Lake Lucerne and is home to astonishingly diverse flora.

Day 3 St Moritz
St Moritz

St Moritz

Transfer to the railway station today for the service to St Moritz, a prestigious resort that also claims to be one of the first towns in Europe to popularise winter sports. You'll enjoy accommodation here for one night.

Day 4 Glacier Express
Glacier Express

The Glacier Express

Today take the famous Glacier Express narrow-gauge train along the iconic route from St Moritz to Zermatt, enjoying the incredible views through the panoramic windows of your carriage. The journey takes you through the classic landscapes which have made Switzerland famous; from jagged mountain peaks and flower-filled meadows below, to sprawling vineyards and dense woodland. The train benefits from large panoramic windows, so each picture-postcard settings becomes un-missable, including the beautiful Rhône Valley and Oberalp Pass - the highest point of the line at 6,670 feet.

The approach to Zermatt takes you across 42 bridges and through 8 tunnels, before finally reaching the grandiose scenery of this tranquil mountain town, nestled below the tilted peak of the Matterhorn. Spend the next two nights in this famous mountain town.

Day 5 Gornergrat Mountain Railway
Gornergrat Mountain Railway

Gornergrat Mountain Railway

Today you will ascend the Gornergrat Mountain via the Gornergrat Mountain Railway. Opened in 1898, it is the highest open-air cogwheel railway in Europe and during your time on board it will climb to the summit which sits 10,134 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn; on a clear day at the top you can see 29 snow-capped peaks spread out over more than 4000 metres.

Day 6 Interlaken


Board the train to Interlaken today, your base for the next two nights.

Day 7 Jungfraujoch


Today enjoy what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your stay in the Bernese Oberland, travelling on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. During the journey the train pauses at two separate observation stops; windows hewn out of solid Alpine rock between the tunnel and the infamous north face of the Eiger, providing spectacular views down to the valley below. Finally, the train arrives at Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe', located 11332 feet above sea level.

Day 8 Journey home

The journey home

Say goodbye to Switzerland today as you begin the journey home, travelling by air or rail.

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
  • Standard Rail throughout (upgrade to First Class available)
  • 7 nights' accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis in 3 star hotels (upgrade to 4-star hotels available)
  • 3-course meal on board the Glacier Express
  • Excursions: Mount Pilatus, Gornergrat & Jungfraujoch
  • You can start or finish this tour by rail if you prefer not to fly - just call ourTailor-Made Holiday Specialists
  • Flight/rail/hotel upgrades available

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.S Starkie
James.E Eaton
Laura Strawinski
Highlights of Switzerland

Explore the many delights of Switzerland


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