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8 Days / 7 Nights
Zurich - Interlaken - Montreux - Zermatt - St. Moritz - Lugano - Lucerne

Overview:
Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages, all the while taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It's a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland
Individual travel to Zurich. As a lakeside "metropolis of experiences", with a magniicent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.

Day 2: Zurich - Interlaken (GoldenPass Line Lucerne - Interlaken)
Train ride to Lucerne. When boarding the Luzern-Interlaken Express, you are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland. This 2 hour ride will take you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the magniicent Brünig mountain pass. After a short journey you arrive in Interlaken. The city lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 3: Interlaken - Montreux (Jungfrau joch and GoldenPass Line Interlaken - Montreux)
Excursion to the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m. Enjoy some breath-taking views of the Aletsch Glacier at 22 km it is the longest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmen and Gstaad. Your journey takes you through the wild and romantic Pays d'Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d'Oex and Montbovon, and through a tunnel, before a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 4: Montreux - Zermatt
Journey from Montreux to Zermatt. For the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or take the opportunity to do a non-guided excursion to the Gornergrat. Overnight in Zermatt.(B)

Day 5: Zermatt - St. Moritz
In the morning, take the world-famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St. Moritz. The train takes you on over the Oberalp pass (2033 m) and through the impressive Rhine gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 6: St. Moritz - Lugano (Bernina Express)
Board the Bernina Express at St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina pass to more than 2253 m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers then descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy, which is the end of the Bernina line. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Day 7: Lugano - Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express)
With the Gotthard Panorama Express you will travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. The journey takes you along the spectacular Gotthard route - an unforgettable trip through an impressive countryside. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Flüelen. Passengers will be
accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. Passengers will also be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region such as its sights, mythology and mystique. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.(B)

Day 8: Departure Lucerne
Individual return journey.(B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018                  
    Standard            
  Period DBL SGL TRP            
  01 Apr - 30 Apr CAD 2,719 CAD 3,281 CAD 2,500            
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 2,975 CAD 3,975 CAD 2,769            
  01 Oct - 17 Oct CAD 2,719 CAD 3,281 CAD 2,500            
 
  First Class    
  DBL SGL TRP    
  01 Apr - 30 Apr CAD 3,250 CAD 3,994 CAD 2,969    
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 3,550 CAD 4,394 CAD 3,206    
  01 Oct - 17 Oct CAD 3,250 CAD 3,994 CAD 2,969    
 
  Deluxe 5 Star Hotel
  DBL SGL TRP
  01 Apr - 30 Apr CAD 4,975 CAD 7,018 CAD 4,713
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 5,250 CAD 7,581 CAD 4,975
  01 Oct - 17 Oct CAD 4,975 CAD 7,018 CAD 4,713
                     
  Optional Tours: Price Per Person            
  Upgrade 1st class rail CAD 354              
  Excursion Gornergrat (non-guided) CAD 121              
  Excursion Pilatus (non-guided) CAD 141              
  Excursion Voralpen-Express (non-guided) CAD 114              
                   
 
Highlights:
  • 44 attraction highlights along the route
  • 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 22 Lakes
  • 4 Language regions
  • 2 Biopshere Reserves

Included Services:

  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne
  • 1 x Grand Train Tour Ticket including 8 transfers in 2nd class including up to 50% reductions on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
  • 1 x Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Gotthard Panorama Express s in 1st class
  • 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass (see page 5)
  • 1 x myTravel Stamp Booklet
  • 1 x Certiicate Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Good to Know:

  • Free 1st class upgrade for April, May and June for all markets, excep India (only valid in June) and Thailand (only valid May and June)
  • Day 7: Gotthard Panorama Express operates from 21.04. - 14.10.18 from Tuesdays to Sundays
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