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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Winter Magic

Highlights

  • 4 unique regions
  • Scenic rides on the Glacier and Bernina Express
  • Top sights including Matterhorn, Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct
  • Ski up to 3 different mountain regions including Jungfrau and Zermatt
Sonam

«This is a great opportunity to combine stunning rail journeys with the very best skiing in Switzerland. »

Sonam - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Individual arrival in Lucerne

Surrounded by famous peaks and set on the majestic lake of the same name, Lucerne is often seen as quintessential Switzerland. The romantic old town is perfect for a late afternoon stroll. Walk over the famous Chapel Bridge and enjoy the charming shops and restaurants along the lakeside. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, Swiss Transport Museum, Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus

Lucerne Winter

Day 2

Lucerne - Interlaken

Enjoy the winter landscapes along the scenic journey between Lucerne and Interlaken. Nestled between the two beautiful lakes of Brienz and Thun and at the foot of the Jungfrau massif Interlaken is your gateway to adventures. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Highlights: Jungfraujoch, Ice Magic, Eiger north face, Ice Palace, Wengen, Schilthorn

Lucerne-Interlaken Express

Day 3

Interlaken

Interlaken is a winter paradise with many magical moments waiting to be discovered. In the midst of the snow-covered mountain peaks and the glittering lake landscape, a magical natural idyll awaits you. Will you visit a mountain, explore on a winter hike or ski down a fresh piste? Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Highlights: Combine with a fun ski day activity in the Jungfrau Ski Region. Ski in Grindelwald-Wengen, Grindelwald-First and Mürren-Schilthorn. 

Interlaken Winter

Day 4

Interlaken - Brig

The town of Brig lies in the Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplon Pass. It's lively old quarter is dotted with stately homes and cozy inns. The main street is great for shopping and the nearby Stockalper Palace is a impressive example of baroque style. Overnight stay in Brig.

Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Simplon Pass, Thermal Baths

Sunset on the Belalp, view towards Brig

Day 5

Brig - Zermatt - Brig

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and this snow assured resort offers lots of original character and unlimited possibilities. Overnight stay in Brig.

Highlights: Combine with a fun ski day activity in the Zermatt Glacier Paradise or see the best view of the Matterhorn from Gornergrat.

The Matterhorn close to Zermatt in Winter.

Day 6

Brig - Chur

Journey on the Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world. This short ride between Brig and Chur is an unforgettable experience surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of mountain panoramas. Travel across unspoilt landscapes as the route takes you over the Oberalp Pass and through the Rhine Gorge. Overnight stay in Chur.

Highlights: Deep gorges and snow covered valleys

Glacier Express vor Andermatt im Winter

Day 7

Chur - Poschiavo - Chur

A ‘must’ in this region and for Switzerland, in general, is a journey on one of the panoramic trains Switzerland is so famous for. Board the Bernina Express at Chur for a spell-binding journey past mighty glaciers and high-alpine lakes covered in snow before descending through a winter wonderland to the Italian-speaking Poschiavo. Option to return to Chur via St. Moritz with a final overnight stay in Chur.

Highlights: Bernina Express - Lago Bianco, Alp Grüm, Poschiavo

Bernina Express in Winter

Day 8

Your tour is coming to an end. Individual return journey to your ending point in Switzerland.

Chur Winter

Inclusions

  • All rail travel as per itinerary
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  • Half Fare Card
  • Seat reservations on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express
  • Excursion to Zermatt
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Lucerne, Interlaken, Brig, and Chur
  • From price applies per person sharing 3-star double room with 2nd class travel, excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 11.12. - 23.04.2022
  • Price example calculated on 21.10.2021 for 19.01.2022

Good to know

  • Ideal starting point Zurich or Basel airport
  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Daily departures
  • Additional overnight stays at each destination bookable
  • Book your lunch on the Glacier Express. Dish of the day: £30, 2-course meal: £40, 3-course meal: £40 or 4-course meal: £45 (excluding drinks)
  • Here you can find the current timetables

Tips:

  • 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.

Speak to an expert

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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