8 Day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Experience the very best of Switzerland's natural beauty and charming cities on board some of the most iconic Swiss rail journeys taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns on the way.
Visit Zurich, known as one of the world's largest financial centers. This stunning city is home to many museums and art galleries and offers visitors a culture rich holiday.
Wander through enchanting mountain villages near Interlaken and climb the Alps to reach the 'Top of Europe' on the top of the Jungfraujoch mountains. Reaching the top is fun and scenic ride by tram winding through pastures and glaciers.
The highlight of the journey is arguably the Glacier Express, a panoramic scenic train from Zermatt to St. Moritz that is known for its jaw-dropping vistas passing through some of the country's most stunning regions.
Arrival in Zurich and train to your city hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you may have the opportunity to discover the world famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile or stroll along the banks of Lake Zurich.
This train ride will take you past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass to Lucerne and finally to Interlaken, nestled in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
In Interlaken explore Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Early evening your journey on the Golden Pass line passes through the wild romantic Pays d'Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d'Oex and Montbovon. A tunnel takes you from the mountains on one side of town to the Mediterranean ambience of Montreaux at Lake Geneva.
After breakfast travel from Montreaus to Zermatt. Take time to explore this car-free town that lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. Enjoy the views of the mountain from a terrace in Zermatt or get up and close via the Gornergat railway or the gondola.
In the morning travel along the deep Rhone valley, as the Glacier Express journeys through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. The train drives on over the Oberalp pass and through the impressive Rhine gorge before arriving in St.Moritz.
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at St.Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. Arrival in Lugano, at the border of Lugano Lake in the Italian part of Switzerland.
With the Wilhelm Tell Express you travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland, an unforgettable trip through impressive countryside before arriving in Lucerne.
After breakfast transfer by train to Zurich Airport.
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Zurich
- Airport Taxes
- Train tickets between cities including scenic trains
- Train reservation fees
- Accommodation in Hotels (options available)
- Breakfast daily
- Airport to Hotel transport (available on request)
- Optional excursions
- Health and visa requirements
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified
- Items of personal nature