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Reisestrecke Glacier, Bernina und Gotthard Panorama Express

Highlights

  • Glacier Express – a 291 km journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz
  • Bernina Express Train – from St. Moritz to Lugano
  • Gotthard Panorama Express – journey along the historic Gotthard route  
  • UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/Bernina”
  • Landwasser Viaduct – most spectacular landmark on the Rhaetian Railway
Jill Kabeya

«The ideal first time holiday to Switzerland encompassing the most popular scenic train journeys and destinations with plenty of time to discover local attractions and scenery. »

Jill - Our Switzerland Expert

Day 1

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

Kappelbrücke Luzern

Day 2

Day at leisure in Lucerne - gateway to Central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its historic town centre and attractions, its beautiful lakeside settings and the nearby mountain excursions, Lucerne remains one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations. Overnight stay in Lucerne.  

Highlights: Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge

Weinmarkt Luzern

Day 3

Gotthard Panorama Express - Lucerne - Lugano - approx. 6h 

Board the lake steamer for the 2h30 min cruise to Flüelen. The journey continues on the Gotthard Panorama Express train following the Gotthard line through the 15 km long Gotthard tunnel towards the sunny climate of Ticino. Overnight stay in Lugano. 

Highlights: Swiss history in the Gotthard tunnel, cruise on Lake Lucerne

Gotthard Panorama Express Schiff

Day 4

Day at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere, stroll along the lakeside promenade or take a trip to the viewpoints of Monte Brè or San Salvatore for fabulous views overs Lake Lugano. Take advantage of your included Ticino Ticket which offers free use of local buses and train. Overnight stay in Lugano.  

Highlights: Lake Lugano, historic town centre, beautiful city parks , splendid panorama views from surrounding mountain tops

Seepromenade Lugano

Day 5

Bernina Express - Lugano - St. Moritz - approx. 7h

Board the Bernina Express coach for your journey through Italy and past Lake Como to Tirano where you join the Bernina Express train. Lean back and enjoy the narrated journey and the incredible climb over the Bernina Pass. Overnight stay in St. Moritz 

Highlights: Lake Como, Tirano, Brusio Circular Viaduct, Valposchiavo, Alp Grüm, St. Moritz

Bernina Express Lago Bianco

Day 6

Day at leisure in St. Moritz, world famous, chic holiday resort, surrounded by the beautiful lake landscape of the Upper Engadin. There are hundreds of walking and hiking trails for all abilities waiting to be explored or why not take one of the many mountain excursions available around St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.  

Highlights: Segantini Museum, mineral springs, home of the first ski lifts in Switzerland, shopping street Via Serlas

St. Moritz

Day 7

Glacier Express - St. Moritz to Zermatt - approx. 8h

Today you take the world-famous Glacier Express which crosses no less than 291 bridges and travel through 91 tunnels. The journey is narrated throughout and the panoramic windows off you the optimum view of the dramatic and ever-changing landscape. Why not pre-book a freshly prepared dish of the day or even a 3-course meal served at your seat? Overnight stay in Zermatt. 

Highlights: Albula Line - masterpiece of railway engineering, Landwasser Viaduct , Rhine Gorge - Swiss Grand Canyon, Oberalp Pass - highest point of the Glacier Express journey

Glacier Express 2. Klasse

Day 8

Day at leisure. Time to explore Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s top mountain resorts. For the best views of the might Matterhorn head to the Gornergrat with its sunny observation platform accessible all year. The highest cogwheel train will take you to an altitude of 3089 m above sea level. During the journey you will have excellent vantage points of some 29 four-thousand metre peaks. Overnight stay in Zermatt.  

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

Zahnradbahn Gornergrat

Day 9

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

Zermatt

Inclusions

  • All rail travel as per itinerary 
  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt  
  • Seat reservations for Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express and Glacier Express 
  • Half Fare Card 
  • Lucerne Guest Card incl. transport on local public transport system 
  • Ticino Ticket including transport on local buses and trains
  • St. Moritz Card incl. transport on local buses and mountain railways from 2 nights
  • Gornergrat Mountain Excursion
  • From price applies per person sharing 3-star double room with 2nd class travel. Excluding flights.
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 12 April – 09 Oct 2023
  • Price example calculated on 29.09.2022 for 01.10.2023

Good to know

  • Best access via main airports of Zurich, Geneva, or Basel. All our packages exclude flights – see Flight Options
  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays in Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt bookable
  • Book your lunch on the Glacier Express
  • Here you can find the current timetables
  • Tip: Benefit from over 100 2 for 1 offers and save up to CHF 4,500 with the Swiss Coupon Pass

Flight Options

Book flights to Switzerland

Our in-house flights experts will be happy to offer advice and to book the most convenient flight for your trip.

Your flights will be covered by our package booking conditions and will be protected under our ATOL license. We will charge £35 per person for this flight booking service. 

Alternatively book your flights directly with Swiss - our preferred partner for flights to Switzerland.

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We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years with ABTA and ATOL protection. Please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans. Call +44 207 420 4900 to speak with us or send us your travel request via [email protected].

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