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Best of Switzerland  
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2017 prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject
to currency fluctuation.

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights



Destination: Lucerne > Lugano > St. Moritz > Zermatt >
Montreux > Interlaken > Zurich

Experience the best cities and town of Switzerland travelling with the Glacier Express, Wilhelm Tell Express and Golden Pass Panoramic trains.

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Lucerne
Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from the Swiss border or airport.
Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2 | Lucerne
Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops:

  • Mount Titlis – Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift,
    Glacier Park & Cave
  • Mount Pilatus – The Golden Round Trip
  • Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains

Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 3 | Lucerne to Lugano
Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with its 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Day 4 | Lugano to St. Moritz
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Zermatt
Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt, on a 8 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the beauty of a landscape rich in mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B,L)

Day 6 | Matterhorn Excursion
Today the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.339km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 7 | Zermatt to Montreux
Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 8 | Montreux to Interlaken
The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 9 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch
The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 10 | Interlaken to Zurich
Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zürich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich. (B)

Day 11 | Depart Zurich
Depart Zurich for Swiss international border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland.

 

Price includes:

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi Best of Switzerland with 8 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station)
  • Excursions to Jungfraujoch and the Gornergrat (2nd class only)
  • Reserved seats on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and GoldenPassLine Montreux-Interlaken
  • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages)
  • 2 nights in Lucerne,
    1 night in Lugano,
    1 night in St. Moritz,
    2 nights in Zermatt,
    1 night in Montreux,
    2 nights in Interlaken,
    1 night in Zurich
    in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable-cars can be purchased at 25-50% off the regular fares
  • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Please Note:

  • A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Does not include:

  • Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Trip Map:

Best of Switzerland map

Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

Best of Switzerland
Prices from:
3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel
Twin Single Twin Single
14 Apr - 12 may 2017 2869 3340 2909 3380
13 May - 29 Jun 2017 2909 3380 3523 4243
30 Jun - 15 Jul 2017 (Jazz Fest) 3060 3530 3673 4394
For the hotel listing for the above package click here
Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions - Prices on application
Child and Senior rates on application.
Additional nights
Lucerne        
14 Apr - 16 Apr 2017 131 172 200 276
17 Apr - 22 Oct 2017 159 214 221 290
Lugano        
14 Apr - 22 Oct 2017 149 200 248 331
St. Moritz        
17 Apr - 22 Oct 2017 172 200 247 276
Zermatt        
17 Apr - 22 Oct 2017 152 167 200 235
Interlaken        
17 Apr - 22 Oct 2017 159 207 214 276