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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Winter Magic

Highlights

  • 4 language regions
  • 5 Alpine passes & 22 lakes
  • 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Highest point: Furka Pass 2'429 m.a.s.l.
  • Lowest point: Lago Maggiore, 193 m.a.s.l.
  • Very good road infrastructure (road condition, petrol stations along the route)
Adrian Millan

«Of course, a photo in front of the famous photo spot of the Grand Tour is not to be missed.»

Adrian - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Collect your rental car from Zürich. Drive from Zurich to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: FIFA Museum, Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, Abbey of St. Gallen, old town of St. Gallen, Textile museum & library

Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen

Day 2

St. Gallen - Davos / ca. 160km

Driving from St. Gallen, stop off in beautiful Appenzell, known for its charming customs and traditions and continue to Davos. Overnight stay in Davos.

Highlights: Hoher Kasten, city of Appenzell, Seealpsee, Jackobshorn, Weissfluhjoch und Schatzalp, Kirchner Museum, Cheese diary Appenzell

Schaukäserei in Appenzell

Day 3

Davos - Lugano / ca. 250km

Drive through the wild, rugged Graubünden landscapes to  Mediterranean influenced Lugano. 

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

Im Palm Express nach Lugano im Sommer

Day 4

Today is your day off. Go for a boat trip on the lake or join one of the free walking tours of Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Monte Bré, Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, Lake Lugano

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Day 5

Lugano - Zermatt/Täsch / ca. 265km

Your journey today transports you from the Italian influenced Ticino up past some of the most famous landmarks in Switzerland to Zermatt. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Upper Goms, Glacier Aletsch, Aletsch Arena, Matterhorn, Gorger Gorge

Aussicht auf den Aletschgletscher von der Riederalp

Day 6

Enjoy this world famous high-altitude resort Zermatt and explore the stunning mountain scenery. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Museum Matterhorn, Gornergrat, Glacier paradise Matterhorn, Gorner Gorge

Panorama von Zermatt

Day 7

Zermatt/Täsch - Montreux / ca. 145km

Charming drive through the stunning Valais to the shores of Lake Geneva and Montreux. overnight stay in Montreux.

Highlights: Jazz Festival, Rochers-de-Naye, Château de Chillon, Chaplins World, Weinberge, Seepromenade

mit dem GoldenPass nach Montreux beim Genfersee

Day 8

Montreux - Interlaken / ca. 150km

Driving up into the golden vineyards of the Lavaux and then along Lake Thun before reaching Interlaken. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Highlights: Lake Thun, Brienzer Rothorn, Lake Brienz, Beatus Caves, Harder Kulm

Aussicht von der Bergstation des Brienzer Rothorn im Sommer

Day 9

Time to explore Interlanken. A relaxing lake cruise on one of the crystal blue lakes or an exciting mountain excursion is a ‘must’ in Interlaken. 

Highlights: Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Grindelwald, Wengen

A spectacular view from the Jungfraujoch in summer

Day 10

Interlaken - Lucerne / ca. 215km

Your car drive takes you along lake Thun to the capital Bern. After a break you continue to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Highlights: Centre of Paul Knee, House of Parliament, UNESCO wolrd heritage site, Bear Park

 

Bundeshaus Bern Sommer bei Regen

Day 11

Why not explore the Old Town and walk across the iconic Chapel Bridge or enjoy the views from Mount Pilatus or Mount Rigi. Overnight stay in Lucerne

Highlights: Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, Klewenalp, Stanserhorn, Glacier Garden, Old Town

Der Vierwaldstaettersee und die Stadt Luzern

Day 12

Lucerne - Zurich / 120km

Drive back to Zurich and return your rental car. 

Highlights: Uetliberg, Rapperswil, FIFA Museum, Casino Zurich, Art Museum Zurich

Zurich from above.

Good to know

  • Departures: May – October
  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays in all Destinations bookable
  • The route only runs over motorways when it is necessary
  • When using your own car, a motorway vignette is required
  • Please inform yourself about the road conditions at www.alpen-paesse.ch before you start your journey
  • Some routes may be changed slightly subject to weather conditions

Tips:

  • Benefit from over 100 2 for 1 offers and save up to CHF 4,500 with the Swiss Coupon Pass

 

Inclusions

  • Overnight stays with breakfast in St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Interlaken, and Lucerne
  • Return train ticket Täsch – Zermatt in 2nd class
  • "Grand Tour of Switzerland" road map
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04. - 22.10.2022
  • Price example calculated on 08.09.2021 for 08.10.2022

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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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