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Rail Tours in Austria & Switzerland

The Alps - the last great barrier on the Grand Tour

Would you prefer the tranquil crystal lakes and waterfalls of the Austrian Tyrol or the glittering cities of Salzburg and Vienna? View Switzerland's dramatic peaks along the Oberalp Pass from the comfort of the legendary Glacier Express or by visiting the invigorating Swiss resorts of picture perfect Kandersteg or fashionable Montreux. Perhaps discover the dramatic Dolomites in Italy for an entirely different Alpine experience.

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Christmas in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
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9 days from £1,475per personView tour details
Jungfrau Express

From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the breathtaking 'Top of Europe'.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016 and from April 2017 to May 2017.
Late departures available
10 days from £1,945per personView tour details
Traditional Glacier Express

Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. During our Swiss adventure, we enjoy thrilling mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery for which Switzerland is justly famous.

Departs from June 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
8 days from £1,245per personView tour details
Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube

Combining the magnificent cities of Salzburg and Vienna with some of Austria's most scenic railways is the recipe for a truly wonderful tour. Add to this a scenic river cruise through the stunning Danube valley of the Wachau and a "Sound of Music" tour, for an unforgettable Austrian holiday experience.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016 and from April 2017 to May 2017.
Late departures available
10 days from £1,795per personView tour details
First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur)

Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Shimmering winter peaks and sugar-frosted forests provide a picture-postcard backdrop to our wonderful winter rail adventure, taking in some of the very best that Switzerland has to offer.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
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10 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Grand Tour Of Switzerland

Journey through the heart of the Alps on this grand tour of majestic Switzerland. Visit the picturesque cities of St Gallen and Lucerne, explore delightful Lugano and Bern and experience wonderful Swiss rail over and around the spectacular Swiss peaks.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.
Late departures available
12 days from £2,795per personView tour details
Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express

Exhilarating scenery and majestic mountain vistas make the Bernese Oberland one of the most beautiful regions in the Alps. During this tour we enjoy cruises on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, and the absolute highlight of the tour is a journey on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest station in Europe.

Departs in July 2016.
Late departures available
9 days from £2,175per personView tour details
Glacier Express & St Moritz

Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.
Late departures available
10 days from £2,295per personView tour details
Jungfrau Express in Winter

Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent holiday. From our base in the wonderfully unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway.

Departs from February 2017 to March 2017.
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9 days from £1,875per personView tour details
Stresa, Lucerne & The William Tell Express

Fabulous scenery, impeccable Alpine views, excursions by mountain railway and a journey by paddle-steamer and train along the route of the William Tell Express all come together on this superb 10-day tour, during which we stay in the charming Swiss city of Lucerne and the delightful Italian lakeside resort of Stresa.

Departs in August 2016.
10 days from £2,295per personView tour details
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All of Great Rail Journeys alpine tours include a range of excursions to satisfy even the most thirsty of cultural appetites. Should you decide to venture off and explore on your own the tour manager will be able to advise you on a number of issues. Once you have decided to view cultural, historical or natural sights your tour manager can recommend a variety of points of interest, will be able to assist you in matters of alpine safety and find the best places to stop for lunch.

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