The beautiful Swiss Pullman train provides a magnificent and glamorous way to experience Switzerland. The train runs along some of the country's most celebrated railway lines, including the Bernina and Albula Railway lines, which are both UNESCO listed in recognition of the incredible engineering skills required to design them.
During its journey across Switzerland - which takes place across a couple of days - the Swiss Pullman train leaves glorious St Moritz and climbs to heights of more than 5,860ft, then spirals through the inside of mountains, passes over viaducts and ultilises an array of switch-back loops to make its descent down the mountains. Highlights of the marvellous journey by rail include the iconic curving Landwasser Viaduct, and the cogwheel mountain railway that leads into Zermatt, overlooked by the distinctive Matterhorn. We also see landmarks such as the vast Aletsch Glacier, and the delightful Romanesque Church of St Martin in Zillis, a small, typically Swiss village.
Above all, the experience on the Swiss Pullman train is one of a bygone age of rail travel; with many of the carriages dating back to the late 1920s and early 1930s, the on-board bar and lounge cars are simply stunning, and are a superb place to watch Switzerland's outstanding landscapes pass by the window.