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GoldenPass Belle Epoque Interior

Highlights of the route

  • Chur - the oldest city in Switzerland
  • Montreux Riviera and Chillon Castle
  • Ride in the nostalgic Belle Époque carriage of the GoldenPass Line
  • Lucerne Old Town on Lake Lucerne
  • Historic ambiance in the Swiss Historic Hotels
Martina Giger

«The combination of historic architecture, Swiss tradition, charm and hospitality of the Swiss Historic Hotels makes this trip a very special experience.»

Martina - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Chur. Overnight stay at the Swiss Historic Hotel Stern in Chur.

Highlights: historical old town, Brambrüesch - the local mountain

Chur Old Town Summer

Day 2

Chur - Zermatt / approx. 5 h 30 min

Travel on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt. Overnight stay in the Swiss Historic Hotel Monte Rosa in Zermatt.

Highlights: The slowest express train in the world, ride over the Oberalp Pass, the Rhine Gorge - the "Grand Canyon of Switzerland", car-free mountain village of Zermatt.

Glacier Express Rhine Gorge

Day 3

Zermatt - Montreux / approx. 2h 30

Train ride with regular trains to Montreux. Overnight stay at the Swiss Historic Hotel Masson in Montreux.

Highlights: Gornergrat with view of the Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle.

Montreux Riviera Spring

Day 4

Montreux - Brienz / approx. 6 h

Journey with the GoldenPass Line in the Belle Époque carriage from Montreux to Zweisimmen and further in the regional train to Interlaken. From here you glide by boat across Lake Brienz. The Funiculare will take you to your destination for today. Overnight at the Swiss Historic Hotel Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz.

Highlights: Gstaad, Château d'Oex, Lavaux wine terraces, turquoise-green Lake Brienz

GoldenPass Belle Epoque Summer

Day 5

Enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel with its historic aspects and beautiful view of the Giessbach Falls. Alternatively visit the Beatus Caves near by or climb the Brienzer Rothorn by steam train (Jun-Oct) and explore the wood carving village of Brienz.
Overnight at the Swiss Historic Grandhotel Giessbach.


Day 6

Brienz - Lucerne / approx. 3 h 15 min

In the morning, boat trip from your station Giessbach across Lake Brienz to Brienz. Here you board the Lucerne-Interlaken Express to Lucerne. Overnight stay at the Swiss Historic Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne.

Highlights: Giessbach Falls, Brünig Pass, Interlaken - gateway to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

Lake Brienz BLS Boat

Day 7

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

Highlights: Lucerne Old Town with Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, proximity to the excursion mountains Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn.

Lucerne Kapellbruecke 2280x1284


  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in a Swiss Historic Hotel in Chur, Zermatt, Montreux, Brienz and Lucerne
  • Seat reservation on the Glacier Express
  • Seat reservation on the GoldenPass Line Belle Époque
  • Boat trips on Lake Brienz
  • Trip on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express
  • Price applies per person in a double room, 2nd class. Excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: April - October
  • Price example calculated on 02.10.2023 for 02.07.2024

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post
  • Additional overnight stays can be booked in Chur, Zermatt, Brienz, Montreux and Lucerne
  • The funicular to the Grandhotel Giessbach is free for overnight guests
  • If there is no Swiss Historic Hotel available in a location, an alternative hotel will automatically be displayed in the booking process.
  • Book your lunch on the Glacier Express
  • Here you can find the current timetables
  • If Grandhotel Giessbach is available for your chosen dates, we recommend booking your overnights with half board


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