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Scenic Rail Adventure_Map


  • The Gotthard Panorama Express by steamboat or motorboat and train
  • With the Bernina Express to St. Moritz
  • With the Glacier Express to Zermatt
  • The world-famous Matterhorn
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Day 1

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

Highlights: Lucerne Old Town, Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, Musegg Wall

 Lucerne City 2280x1284

Day 2

Lucerne - Lugano / approx. 5h 30

Today you cross Lake Lucerne on the historic paddle steamer to Flüelen and travel in the 1st class panoramic carriage of the Gotthard Panorama Express to Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Gotthard Panorama Express, Lugano, Gotthard Tunnel

Gotthard Panorama Express Panoramawagen

Day 3

Lugano - Tirano / approx. 3h20

Tirano - St. Moritz / approx. 2h20

Travel by Bernina Express bus through the Italian Alps to Tirano. Continue with the Bernina Express in the panorama coach to St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.

Highlights: Tirano, Lago Bianco, Bernina Express, St. Moritz

Bernina Express

Day 4

St. Moritz - Zermatt / approx. 8h

Today, the world-famous Glacier Express takes you from St. Moritz to Zermatt on an exciting panorama train ride. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Landwasser Viaduct, Rhine gorge, Oberalp pass, Matterhorn

Rheinschlucht Glacier Express 2280x1284

Day 5

Return trip by public transport from Zermatt to your final destination in Switzerland or extend your stay.

Highlights: Gornergrat with view to the Matterhorn, Gorner gorge, Schwarzsee with view to the Hörnligrat, Matterhorn reflection on the Riffelsee

Zermatt Gornergrat


  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt
  • Seat reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express and Glacier Express
  • Upgrade on board the Gotthard Panorama Express to 1st class
  • 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. - 10.10.2024
  • Price example calculated on 01.09.2023 for 01.05.2024

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • The trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays in all destinations bookable
  • Table reservations on the boat can be made directly via +41 41 367 67 67 or online at
  • The journey on the Bernina Express from Lugano to Tirano is in coach 2nd class
  • Here you can find the current timetables


  • Benefit from over 100 2 for 1 offers and save up to CHF 4,500 with the Swiss Coupon Pass
  • Would you like to make someone happy? Why not offer them the trip as a gift?