Majestic Switzerland by Rail

12 Days
Zurich to Zurich
From (AUD)
$ 11,295
Dates & Pricing

2022 Zurich > Zurich

Ever increasingly awe-inspiring scenery

Magnificent Switzerland will leave you breathless and amazed.
If snow-covered mountains and picture perfect scenery is your style, then Switzerland will exceed your expectations. From arresting landscapes and plunging gorges, you’ll find every aspect of your rail journey through Switzerland exhilarating. Travel in 1st class luxury through fresh alpine air, and while there may be bigger mountains elsewhere, they don’t come any more beautiful or dramatic than the landscapes you’ll witness here.
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Tour Code:
SZZL
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Zurich

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12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay. Named the city with the best quality of life in the world and the commercial and cultural centre of Switzerland, this afternoon join your local guide for an exploration of the city including the Bahnhofstrasse and the historic Fraumünster Church.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Lucerne > Lugano

    This morning journey to Lucerne and join an orientation tour of this picturesque city.

    This afternoon embark on a Scenic train journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Flüelen towards Lugano. From your first class seat enjoy the many magnificent and diverse views, from snow-capped mountains and lush green landscapes to tropical palm trees.

    This afternoon you will arrive into Lugano, for your two night stay. Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lugano

    Located on the shores of Lake Lugano surrounded by impressive mountains, the city is a sight to behold. Your local guide will escort you through the cities lively squares, lakeside promenades and Old Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring the regions many highlights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    The highlight of your day will be a delightful journey on the Bernina Express towards the mountain village of St. Moritz. Cross the Bernina Pass, before arriving into the exclusive resort town of St. Moritz for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - St. Moritz > Zermatt

    Today a special treat awaits. Board the Glacier Express for possibly the world’s most breath-taking mountain rail journey. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Journey through the Albula Pass and over the impressive Landwasser viaduct and enjoy lunch on board bound for Zermatt. Enjoy a two night stay at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Zermatt

    Zermatt is located at the north end of a hanging valley with breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks and this morning you will bear witness to some of the most spectacular views as you ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat. A highlight  will be the Swiss icon, the Matterhorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Lausanne

    Continue to the picturesque city of Lausanne, set on the shores of Lake Geneva. This afternoon you will have free time to wander the streets, perhaps stroll the tree lined lake side promenade or venture to the Old Town where buildings date back to the middle Ages. Your hotel is the perfect location for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lausanne

    Freechoice

    Just outside of Lausanne is the Lavaux wine region and this morning you have the opportunity to discover this region at a delicious wine tasting at a local vineyard. Alternatively, journey to the town of Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Learn about one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lausanne > Montreux > Interlaken

    This morning take a short journey to Montreux and enjoy some free time to explore the highlights of the city before boarding the Golden Pass train. Pass by lush green rolling hills, crystal blue lakes and soaring mountain peaks bound for the beautiful city of Interlaken. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Interlaken

    Today you will get to enjoy the spectacular views from the Top of Europe. Start your journey on the Bernese Oberland Railway and ascend the mountain toward the Jungfraujoch where a 360 degree panorama will take your breath away.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Interlaken > Bern > Zurich

    This morning we will return back to Zurich, stopping along the way in the Swiss capital of Bern. Your Tour Director will give you an orientation tour of this well preserved medieval city that is situated on the banks of the River Aare. Back in Zurich check into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Zurich

    Depart Zurich today after breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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