Scenic Switzerland Luxury Rail Journey - 9 days

Embark on a remarkable odyssey through the breathtaking Swiss Alps, where every moment is a harmonious blend of confidence, sophistication, and charm. Our meticulously crafted itinerary invites you to explore Switzerland’s panoramic wonders, beginning in the vibrant city of Zurich, then weaving through the historical tapestry of Lucerne, and ascending the Bernese Alps in Interlaken. Feel the exhilaration aboard the Glacier Express as it unveils the dramatic beauty of the Swiss Alps, culminating in the refined allure of St. Moritz, where the ‘champagne climate’ meets cosmopolitan elegance. Engage your senses with interactive experiences atop Gornergrat, celebrating the grandeur of the Matterhorn. This journey, curated with our European heritage in mind, promises an unforgettable exploration of Switzerland’s finest gems!

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 8 nights in exquisite 4 & 5-star hotels.
  • 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L).
  • Enjoy lunch with spectacular views with a lunch reservations atop Mt. Pilatus.
  • Dine in style with a glacial backdrop at Restaurant Crystal.
  • Private guided walking tours of Zurich and Lucerne, with a local culinary tasting.
  • Entrance to Mt. Pilatus - including a Lake Cruise, Cogwheel Train, and Cable Car access.
  • Entrance to Jungfraujoch - including the Ice Palaces & Sphynx Terraces.
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch with panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, travelling First Class on the Glacier Express Train.
  • Journey with First Class Train Travel throughout with the Swiss Travel Pass, including Priority Boarding to Gornergrat.
  • Optional Upgrade: Swiss Travelling Bellboy Luggage Service Transfers
  • Airport VIP transfers on arrival.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

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Day: 1 Zurich

Welcome to the city of Zurich - a perfect blend of sophistication meets historic charm. Start with a private transfer to your beautiful hotel. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the city's vibrant tapestry with a private guided walking tour, unveiling the city's treasures like Bahnhofstrasse, Lindenhof, and the medieval charm of Neumarkt.

Overnight: Switzerland, Zurich - Hotel Glockenhof Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 2 Zurich - Lucerne

B

Enjoy a seamless journey on a first-class train from Zurich to Lucerne using the Swiss Travel Pass, ensuring you indulge in the epitome of comfort and style. Upon arrival, embark on a captivating walking tour of Lucerne with a private guide. Along the way, indulge in a culinary tasting experience of local delicacies.
Make the most of your journey with the option to utilise the Swiss Travelling Bellboy Luggage Service for a seamless transfer from your Zurich hotel to your Lucerne hotel.

Overnight: Switzerland, Lucerne - Hotel Des Balances Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 3 Lucerne - Mt. Pilatus - Lucerne

B

Experience a scenic journey aboard a first-class boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad before embarking on an unforgettable ascent to Pilatus Kulm, the summit of Mt. Pilatus, aboard the steepest rack railway in the world. Take in the stunning views and bask in the breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps and Lucerne from 7,000 feet high. Indulge in a delicious lunch on Mt. Pilatus with a reserved table. Descend via an exhilarating aerial cable car to Fraekmuentegg, where you'll transport over picturesque pine forests and mountain meadows to the charming village of Kriens before returning to your hotel.

Overnight: Switzerland, Lucerne - Hotel Des Balances Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 4 Lucerne - Interlaken

B

Continue your journey as you traverse from the picturesque city of Lucerne to the enchanting wonders of Interlaken with a first-class train ride. Here you'll find yourself in the midst of a Swiss paradise – a holiday haven that beckons with sophistication and charm. Spend the day at your leisure and explore Höhematte, a sprawling 700-yard expanse, that unfolds as a pedestrian utopia adorned with boutique shops, luxurious hotels, and quaint sidewalk cafes.

Overnight: Switzerland, Interlaken - Boutique Hotel Bellevue Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 5 Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Interlaken

B

Embark on an exclusive journey with entrance to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station. Explore the enchanting Ice Palace & Sphinx Terraces. At lunch, indulge in the finest Swiss cuisine amidst spectacular glacier views at Restaurant Crystal, where a reserved table awaits your dining experience. Return via cogwheel train before ascending with the Eiger Express cable car to Grindelwald. Marvel at the mighty mountains before returning to Interlaken.

Overnight: Switzerland, Interlaken - Boutique Hotel Bellevue Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 6 Interlaken - Zermatt

B

Travel seamlessly from Interlaken to Zermatt on a first-class train, enjoying a scenic 2 1⁄2-hour journey. Nestled at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt is a car-free zone renowned for its stunning mountain scenery and unique climate. Spend your day at leisure, whether you opt for adventurous pursuits or savour exquisite cuisine in the village and mountain restaurants, where chic sophistication harmonises with the idyllic mountain village ambiance.

Overnight: Switzerland, Zermatt – Hotel Julen Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 7 Zermatt - Gornergrat - Zermatt

B

Continue your seamless journey with a day trip and entrance to Gornergrat. Enjoy priority boarding to the summit, located at 10,000 feet above sea level, offering a breathtaking panorama of 29 of Switzerland's four-thousand-meter mountains. Marvel at the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and Weisshorn. At the top, explore the unique multi-media experience, "Zoom the Matterhorn," featuring interactive paraglide flights, a 3D cinema, and periscope close-ups. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Alps, creating unforgettable memories high above sea level.

Overnight: Switzerland, Zermatt – Hotel Julen Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 8 Zermatt - St. Moritz

B

Continue your Swiss discovery to St. Moritz in first-class comfort on the Glacier Express. The journey includes a priority reserved seat and a delectable 3-course set menu for lunch. Marvel at the stunning Swiss Alps scenery, traversing 291 bridges and 91 tunnels, including the Oberalp pass. Upon arrival in St. Moritz, you will have the evening at leisure. Known for it's "champagne climate", the town boasts cosmopolitan flair, elegance, and style, with a backdrop of Piz Bernina and the Eastern Alps' lone peak. Experience the captivating beauty of the Engadine's lake landscape.

Overnight: Switzerland, St. Moritz – Hotel Grace La Margna Rating 
 5   or similar

Day: 9 St. Moritz

B

After breakfast, stay for additional leisure time or transfer to your next destination

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