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Map Grand Train Tour of Switzerland


  • GoldenPass Line
  • Glacier Express 
  • Zermatt with the world-famous Matterhorn
  • Bernina Express
  • Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Voralpen-Express
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«The reliability of Switzerland's public transport makes this journey possible in the first place.»

Martina Giger - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Lucerne - Interlaken / approx. 2h

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne. With the Interlaken Express you then travel to the heart of Switzerland to Interlaken. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Highlights: Chapel bridge, panorama train, Interlaken, view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

tell-pass mit Luzern im Bild im Sommer

Day 2

Interlaken - Montreux / approx. 3h

Today the journey continues on the GoldenPass Line to Montreux on Lake Geneva with a change in Zweisimmen. Overnight stay in Montreux.

Highlights: Zweisimmen, GoldenPass Line, Gstaad, Montreux, Lake Geneva

Freddie Mercury Statue in Montreux

Day 3

Montreux - Zermatt / approx. 3h

After your trip to Zermatt you will enjoy a day off in the famous mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Montreux, Zermatt, Matterhorn

Auf der Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in der Goldenpass Line von Interlaken nach Montreux im Sommer

Day 4

Zermatt - St. Moritz / approx. 8h

The Glacier Express takes you on an exciting ride in a panorama coach to St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz. 

Highlights: Panorama window, lunch, Oberalp pass, Rhine gorge, Corvatsch, Diavolezza

Auf der Grand Train Tour of Switzerland nach Zermatt im Sommer

Day 5

St. Moritz - Tirano / approx. 2h 20

Tirano - Lugano / approx. 3h 20

The Bernina Express will take you south today. The panorama train takes you from St. Moritz to Tirano where you change to the Bernina Express bus and travel as far as Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Lago Bianso, Brusio circular viaduct, Poschiavo, Alp Grüm, Lugano

Der Bernina Express Lago Bianco

Day 6

Lugano - Luzern / approx. 5h 30

From Lugano to Flüelen via Bellinzona you travel in a 1st class panorama car. Board the historic paddle steamer for a trip on Lake Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Swiss history in the Gotthard tunnel, Lake Lucerne, paddle steamer, Chapel bridge in Lucerne

Auf der Grand Train Tour im Bernina Express von St. Moritz nach Lugano im Sommer

Day 7

Lucerne - St. Gallen / approx. 2h20

The journey with the Voralpen Express in 1st class takes you from Lucerne to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: High moorland near Rothenthurm, Rapperswil, Lake Zurich, Appenzellerland, St. Gallen

Der Vierwaldstaettersee und die Stadt Luzern

Day 8

Return journey by public transport from St. Gallen to your destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay.

Highlights: St. Gallen Old Town, Abbey Library, History

Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen


  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Overnight stays with breakfast in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne and St. Gallen
  • Seat reservation for the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express and Voralpen-Express
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class, basic half-fare card
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 10.04. - 11.10.2022 & 10.04. - 12.10.2023
  • Price example calculated on 15.05.2022 for 01.10.2023

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked vice versa
  • Additional overnight stays possible in all destinations
  • The route in the Bernina Express from Tirano to Lugano takes place in 2nd class bus.
  • Table reservations on board the Gotthard Panorama Express can be made directly via +41 41 367 67 67 or online at
  • Here you can find the current timetables


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