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Glacier Express fährt über das Landwasserviadukt

Highlights

  • Gotthard Panorama Express with its historic paddle steamer and a connecting train to Ticino
  • journey on the Bernina Express to the Engadine with its beautiful countryside
  • the world-famous Glacier Express train to Zermatt
  • Gornergrat - the best view of the Matterhorn

Day 1

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: the gate to Central Switzerland, Chappel bridge, lion monument, close to the mountains Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn

Lucerne Summer

Day 2

Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenirs and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting, and the nearby mountain excursions, the town remains a popular destination to visit. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: the gate to Central Switzerland, Chappel bridge, lion monument, close to the mountains Rigi, Pilatus, and Stanserhorn

SGV Lake Lucerne

Day 3

Lucerne - Flüelen - Lugano

Travel on the lake steamer across Lake Lucerne to Flüelen. The journey continues by Gotthard Panorama Express via Bellinzona to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

Highlights: world-famous Gotthard line, 15 kilometre long ‘old’ Gotthard tunnel – Europe’s North/South gateway. 

Der Gotthard Panorama Express bei der Fahrt über die historische Bergstrecke

Day 4

This day is for your free disposal in Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: LAC Art and Culture Centre, Parco Civico Ciani - park on the lake, Monte Brè, Monte San Salvatore , Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, old town of Lugano

Lugano mit Funicolare

Day 5

Lugano - Tirano - St. Moritz

Journey continues by Bernina Express bus to Tirano. At Tirano join the Bernina Express train to St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.

Highlights: highest railway line over the Alps, Alp Grüm, Lago Bianco, Brusio Circular Viaduct, Tirano in Italy

Bernina Express Brusio

Day 6

This day is at your leisure in St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.

Highlights: Segantini Museum, view over the Upper Engadine Lake Region from Muottas Muragl, Corvatsch, Diavolezza, Lagalb and Corviglia

Piz Nair - Der Hausberg von St. Moritz

Day 7

St. Moritz - Zermatt / 7.5h

Today you take the world famous Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

Highlights: 291 bridges, 91 tunnels.The Oberalp Pass, the Rhine Gorge - the "Grand Canyon of Switzerland", the Albula Line

Der Glacier Express auf der Albulalinie

Day 8

For the best views of the mighty Matterhorn head to the Gornergrat. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursions since 1898. Overnight in Zermatt.

Highlights: Gornergrat with view to the Matterhorn, Gorner gorge, Schwarzsee with view to the Hörnligrat, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa massif

Zermatt Gornergrat

Day 9

Rail transfer to Zurich or Swiss border and flight or rail back home.

Sonnenuntergang auf dem Grossmünsterplatz in Zürich im Sommer

Inclusions

  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt
  • Seat Reservation Gotthard Panorama Express, Glacier Express, and Bernina Express 
  • Excursion Gornergrat
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class, basic half-fare card
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 17.04.2022 - 14.10.2022
  • Price example calculated on 09.01.2022 for 13.05.2022

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Additional overnight stays in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt bookable
  • Book your lunch on the Glacier Express
  • The bus journey between Tirano and Lugano is in 2nd class only