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Grand Tour Spot Salenstein

Highlights

  • Luxury Open Top Cabrio Mercedes Benz
  • Glacier Express
  • Bernina Express
  • GoldenPass Line
  • Zermatt and Gornergrat
  • Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch

Day 1

Zurich

Arrive by public transport or optional private transfer. You'll have free time in Zurich to explore the vibrant streets of the old town, immerse yourself in its cosmopolitan atmosphere, and enjoy the abundance of cafes and restaurants along the river and lakeside. Overnight in Zurich.

Highlights: Old Town of Zurich, Restaurants and Café Culture, River Limmat, Lake Zurich

Zurich aerial view

Day 2

Zurich - Rhine Falls - St. Gallen / approx: 120 km

Gather and meet your driver, embarking on a road journey with your fellow explorers to the majestic Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe. Following that, continue your road trip to the charming city of St. Gallen in the eastern part of the country. Here, a guided tour of the city awaits, including a visit to the renowned UNESCO Abbey Library. Overnight in St. Gallen.

Highlights: Europe's largest waterfall, the charming old town of St. Gallen and the UNESCO Abbey Library

St. Gallen Abbay District

Day 3

St. Gallen - Appenzell - Liechtenstein - St. Moritz / approx: 175 km

Indulge in the renowned Appenzell cheese and explore the delightful town that shares its name. Venture across the border into neighboring Liechtenstein for a glimpse of this famous principality. Afterwards, continue your journey to the elegant resort town of St. Moritz, traveling through the awe-inspiring Julian mountain pass. Overnight in St. Moritz

Highlights: Appenzeller Show Dairy, Vaduz, Julian Mountain Pass, St. Moritz

Bivio Julier Pass

Day 4

St. Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano - Lake Como - Lugano / approx: 185 km

Embark on your inaugural picturesque rail journey aboard the captivating Bernina Express. Traverse the remarkable Bernina Pass and take in the beauty of Lago Bianco. Pause at Alp Grum and be captivated by the circular viaduct in Brusio. You'll have a chance to explore the Italian town of Tirano before continuing your voyage with your fellow travelers across the enchanting lakes of Northern Italy, eventually arriving in Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

Highlights: Lago Bianco, Alp Grum, Brusio, Tirano, Lugano

Bernina Express Herbst Alp Grüm

Day 5

Lugano - Andermatt - Glacier Express - Zermatt / approx: 215 km

Let the dynamic landscapes of Ticino enchant you as you journey towards Andermatt, traversing the renowned serpentine paths of the Gotthard mountain pass. Enjoy some leisurely moments in the charming resort town of Andermatt before embarking on the world's slowest express train, the Glacier Express, bound for Zermatt – the iconic abode of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

Highlights: Gotthard mountain pass, Andermatt, Glacier Express

Realp Glacier Express

Day 6

Zermatt - Gornergrat - Montreux / approx: 135 km

Prepare for unmatched vistas as you embark on an expedition to Gornergrat. In less than half an hour, find yourself atop this vantage point, gazing over the quaint village of Zermatt and treated to a flawless panorama of the Matterhorn. Subsequently, journey to the French-speaking region of Switzerland, arriving in Montreux – often referred to as the ‘Swiss Riviera’. Overnight in Montreux.

Highlights: Zermatt, Gornergrat, Valais, Montreux, Lake Geneva

Zahnradbahn Gornergrat

Day 7

Montreux - GoldenPass Express - Interlaken / approx: 150 km

Today, enjoy an awe-inspiring train voyage aboard the GoldenPass Express, guiding you from the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva through picturesque mountain vistas and enchanting valleys adorned with vibrant flora. Your journey culminates in the adventure-filled haven of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Enjoy some time at leisure in Interlaken by exploring the famous Höhematte park before traveling up to Harder Kulm, the local mountain with scenic views over the lakes and alps. Overnight in Interlaken.

Highlights: Montreux, GoldenPass Express, Interlaken, Harder Kulm

GoldenPass Express Schönried

Day 8

Jungfraujoch – Grindelwald – Lauterbrunnen Valley - Lucerne / approx: 90 km

Travel to the 'Top of Europe' on an excursion that needs no introduction - the iconic Jungfraujoch. Opt for a train ride, a modern cable car or a combination of both. Revel in the panoramic 360-degree vistas of the majestic Bernese Alps. On the way back to Interlaken you get to explore the famous mountain town Grindelwald as well as the Lauterbrunnen valley. Once you arrive back in Interlaken your driver will drive you to Lucerne via the the mountain pass Brünig. In Lucerne you can enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.

Highlights: Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald, Brünig mountain pass, Lucerne, Lake Lucerne

Jungfraujoch train Spring

Day 9

Lucerne - Zurich / approx: 50 km

Your tour wraps up today. Travel by road toward Zurich, either to the main station or Zurich Airport. Bid a final farewell to your fellow adventurers, whether you're moving forward with your holiday or heading back home.

Highlights: Lucerne - Lake Lucerne

 Lucerne City 2280x1284

Inclusions

  • Combination of 1st class rail and luxury Mercedes Benz road journey from Zurich and return
  • Overnight stays with breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Interlaken and Lucerne
  • Your tour will start on Sunday morning. The first night in Zurich (Saturday) is a pre-tour overnight.
  • Luxury Mercedes Benz or similar for up to 12 people, including an allowance of 1 x large suitcase and 1 x hand luggage per person 
  • 1st class rail ticket: St. Moritz Tirano, Andermatt - Zermatt, Montreux - Interlaken
  • Seat reservation for the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and GoldenPass Express
  • Excursion Gornergrat (self-guided)
  • Excursion to Harder Kulm (self-guided)
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch (self-guided)
  • Private guided city tour of St. Gallen incl. UNESCO Abbey Library
  • Entry to Appenzell Show Dairy with Audio Guide
  • Excursion (stops) in Rhine Falls, Vaduz in Liechtenstein and Andermatt
  • From price applies per person in a 4-star double room, 1st class, basic half-fare card, excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: Fixed departures on 22.06., 06.07., 31.08. and 05.10.2024
  • Price example calculated on 01.06.2023 for 22.06.2024

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Insurance: Insurance is not included in this trip. We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance when booking.
  • Accommodations: Accommodations are in 4* hotels of our choosing (part of the STC hotel portfolio), apart from Interlaken where a 5* hotel has been confirmed. This cannot be changed.
  • Program: The program of this trip has an experiential character. Customers who value a lot of relaxation should consider this when booking. This is a join-in group tour with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers. A driver-guide will transfer you in a luxury Mercedes Benz Sprinter Cabrio (large retractable roof) and all rail journeys will be in 1st class with the group sitting together.
  • Accessibility: This trip is not recommended for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties.
  • Altitude: Please note that on this trip you will be at high altitude and therefore in thin air. The places of stay are between about 1400 and 1800 m above sea level and on excursions you will reach over 3000 m above sea level. You should therefore enjoy good health - in case of doubt please ask your family doctor.
  • Excursions: Since there will be some walking during the trip (cobblestones, uneven paths), we ask you to bring suitable sturdy footwear. If you have difficulties walking and/or getting on and off the bus or train, please contact us before you start your trip.
  • Luggage Transport: Luggage transportation is provided with the limit of 1 large suitcase and 1 smaller hand luggage that can be placed under your seat. The driver will assist where possible with your luggage. You must take your own luggage on the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt.
  • It is not mandatory to tip the driver-guide, however, it is at your entire discretion if you choose to do so.