Jump on board for this 10 day train adventure through beautiful Switzerland. Travel along the Golden Pass Line from Lucerne to Montreux. Enjoy views of the rolling countryside and meadows dotted with traditional chalets along the way. Look out for the first glimpse of Lake Geneva as the train winds through the vineyards to Montreux. Ride the slowest express train in the world, the Glacier Express. Cross 291 bridges, pass through 91 tunnels and marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz. See the bizarre geological formations as the train weaves through the Rhine Gorge and over the dramatic Oberlap Pass. Board the Bernina Express in St. Moritz and travel along circular viaducts and over remote glaciers before heading down to the border. Change to the Bernina Express bus and travel through Italy to Lugano along the lakes. From Lugano wind from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland on the Gotthard Panorama Express. Take in the fresh mountain air as you cross Lake Lucerne by boat. Enjoy mountain excursions to Jungfraujoch, the ‘top of Europe’, and Gornergrat for a glorious view of the Matterhorn.

Prices from $4,299* per person twin share.

Valid for travel: 18 Sep - 8 Oct 19. Other departures are available 26 Jun- 17 Sep 19, seasonal surcharges apply.

Route: Zurich – Lucerne - Lugano – St.Moritz – Zermatt - Montreux - Interlaken


What's Included:

  • 9 NIGHTS hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Rail travel^ aboard the Golden Pass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Excursions to Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat
  • EXCLUSIVE 3-course lunch onboard the Glacier Express
  • EXCLUSIVE 2 for 1 food vouchers at select restaurants along route
  • Souvenir gift
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Valid for travel: 18 September 2019 - 8 October 2019

Deal Ends: 31 May 2019, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

 

3 STAR PACKAGE:

From pricing for travel dates: 18 Sep - 8 Oct 2019

Departure from From price per person twin share 
Sydney $4,419*
Melbourne $4,399*
Brisbane $4,419*
Adelaide $4,299*
Perth $4,299*


From pricing for travel dates: 21 Aug - 17 Sep 2019

Departure from From price per person twin share 
Sydney $4,479*
Melbourne $4,469*
Brisbane $4,479*
Adelaide $4,369*
Perth $4,359*

 

4 STAR PACKAGE:

From pricing for travel dates: 16 Aug - 27 Sep 2019

Departure from From price per person twin share 
Sydney $5,179*
Melbourne $5,169*
Brisbane $5,185*
Adelaide $5,069*
Perth $5,059*


From pricing for travel dates: 28 Sep - 8 Oct  2019

Departure from From price per person twin share 
Sydney $5,325*
Melbourne $5,309*
Brisbane $5,325*
Adelaide $5,209*
Perth $5,199*

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Zurich – Lucerne

Arrive in Switzerland. A quick train journey takes you from Zürich to Lucerne. Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenirs and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby mountain excursions, the town is a favourite travel destination for many. The mountains of Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn are accessible by cableways (not included), with picture book panoramas of the regions around Lucerne. Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne – and Lake Lucerne itself. Discover the scenic beauty of the lake on one of the many different cruises offered by paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels. Overnight: Lucerne

Day 2: Lucerne - Lugano

Breakfast at your hotel. Travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express from the traditional heart of Switzerland travel to the Mediterranean style Italian speaking south. The Gotthard route is truly mesmerising, and the lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen with lunch on board (not included) tops off your rail adventure. Explore Lugano and its beautiful lakeside setting along the promenade on foot and soak up la dolce vita! Overnight: Lugano (B)

Day 3: Lugano – St.Moritz Board the Bernina

Express coach and travel along the lakes of Lugano and through the beautiful scenery of the northern Italy on route to Tirano. Heading from this charming border town start your train journey on one of Europe’s best scenic rail journeys. UNESCO protected landscapes and outstandingly beautiful scenery surround you on the Bernina Express, travelling over circular viaducts and along remote glaciers Overnight: St. Moritz (B)

Day 4: St. Moritz

Chic, elegant and exclusive, St. Moritz is located at an altitude of 1856 metres above sea level and surrounded by the beautiful lake landscape of the Upper Engadine. It is yours to explore today; enjoy one of the many top excursions in the region. The Swiss National Park, a particularly impressive piece of Alpine landscape, is a stunning slice of pure nature. Walk along the marked hiking paths and take in the amazing scenery over the Engadine region. Alternatively, take one of the many cable cars from St. Moritz itself to the mountain stations and enjoy a typical Swiss meal at 3,000m looking over the famous resort. Overnight: St. Moritz (B)

Day 5: St Moritz – Zermatt

Enjoy the legendary Glacier Express experience in full from St. Moritz to Zermatt, a thrilling journey in a panoramic carriage taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The exhilarating journey takes you through the Rhine Gorge, over the dramatic Oberalp Pass and along the Rhone valley to arrive in Zermatt in the the afternoon. Overnight: Zermatt (B,L)

Day 6: Zermatt

Time today to explore historic Zermatt, the renowned car-free village at the foot of the most photographed mountain in the world. The Gornergrat railway takes you from Zermatt to the top at 3,089m (10.134ft) for stunning views of the Matterhorn and a panorama of 29 four-thousand meter peaks. Discover the top-class natural paradise on the Gornergrat mountain. Overnight: Zermatt (B)

Day 7: Zermatt - Montreux

Start your day on a train trip to Montreux. Journey through the valleys passing by quaint landscapes including small vineyards of the Valais and Vaud region. Relaxing by the window you will also see many historic landmarks as you pass by Sion, the capital of Valais. Arriving later in Montreux, the ‘Swiss Riviera’ will capture your heart and will delight visitors with its panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding towering mountains nearby. A relaxing afternoon is in store. Take some time to stroll along the lakeside in Montreux. Overnight: Montreux (B)

Day 8: Montreux - Interlaken

The Golden Pass Line is one of the most picturesque routes across the Alps. Leaving Montreux the train zig zags up the steep incline offering wonderful views of Lake Geneva. Further along the line pass through scenic valleys and quint picture postcard villages. Magnificent views over meadows, bursting with golden colour, an experience to be treasured. Arrive in the popular resort town of Interlaken overlooked by the magnificent trio, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight: Interlaken (B)

Day 9: Interlaken

Interlaken is the gateway to the Swiss Alps. A trip to the world famous Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe awaits this morning! Experience the views from Europe's highest railway station, heading up to gaze over the Aletsch Glacier at over 3,454m above sea level. Overnight: Interlaken (B) Day 10: Departure Board the Interlaken-Lucerne Express of the Zentral Bahn, passing by the breathtaking Brünig Pass, on a journey that takes you along romantic waterfalls and the shores of crystal clear lakes overlooked by the magnificent trio, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Changing trains in Lucerne continue your transfer by rail to the airport or the Swiss border. (B)

 

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