Switzerlands Greatest Train Journey

Starts in
Zurich
Duration
10 Days
Price from
$4,159
Route
Zurich, St Moritz

Embark on an extraordinary train journey through the heart of Switzerland, where the enchanting beauty of the landscape unfolds seamlessly by both land and rail. This unparalleled adventure takes you through the most captivating vistas, charming towns, and sweeping panoramas, making it a destination like no other on Earth. 


Rail Journey- On this 10-day/9-night package, you will visit Zurich, Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz, and Zermatt. This program includes first class accommodation, daily breakfast, Train seat reservations, First Class rail tickets, Gornergrat mountain excursion, Lucerne/Ticino/St. Moritz card. and private arrival transfers & return to Zurich by train.

Includes

  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Cruise Cabin accommodation: at category shown in the itinerary
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Zurich- Arrival

First Class: Ambassador Hotel Zurich or similar accommodations

Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland! Embark on your Swiss journey with a private transfer to your hotel. This afternoon immerse yourself in the charm and allure of Zurich at your pace, savoring the unique experiences this vibrant destination has to offer. Overnight in Zurich.

Day

2

Zurich-Lucerne

First Class: Hotel des Balances or similar accommodations

After Breakfast, embark on a morning private transfer to the Zurich train station where you will board a train to the picturesque city of Lucerne. Nestled in the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, enveloped by majestic alpine mountain peaks and the mesmerizing expanse of Lake Lucerne. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the scenic beauty as you explore this charming destination. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day

3

Lucerne

First Class: Hotel des Balances or similar accommodations

Breakfast is at the hotel before you enjoy a leisurely day in Lucerne, indulging in the exploration of both the city and its enchanting surroundings. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Lucerne by taking a stroll through the city center, where the covered medieval Chapel Bridge and the iconic Lion Monument await your discovery. Consider a range of enticing excursions to enhance your Switzerland experience. Choose from lake cruises that offer breathtaking views, embark on mountain excursions for a taste of alpine beauty, delve into the art of chocolate making, or take a guided tour that unveils the city’s rich history. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day

4

Journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express

First Class: Lugano Dante Swiss Quality Hotel or similar accommodations

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey aboard the Gotthard Express, seamlessly connecting two of Switzerland’s most alluring regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. The adventure begins in Lucerne, where you’ll board a steamer for a 2 ½ hour cruise across the tranquil expanse of Lake Lucerne to Fluelen. The train voyage then takes you through the awe-inspiring Reuss Valley, revealing deep ravines and imposing cliffs. The journey propels you from 470 to approximately 1100 meters above sea level, culminating in a traverse through the 15-kilometer-long Gotthard tunnel-an essential North/South gateway in Europe. In the enchanting Leventina Valley, the Gotthard Express travels over breathtaking bridges and meanders through charming villages on its way to Bellinzona. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to change trains, continuing your scenic journey to the beautiful city of Lugano. Overnight in Lugano (B)

Day

5

Lugano

First Class: Lugano Dante Swiss Quality Hotel or similar accommodations

Enjoy Breakfast before immersing yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Lugano. Take in the Mediterranean atmosphere as you leisurely stroll along the beautiful lakeside promenade or embark on a scenic journey to the summits of Mount Bre or Monte San Salvatore-the two closest mountains to Lugano. Embrace the unique blend of history, nature, and culture that Lugano offers. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Day

6

Bernina Express Train Adventure

First Class: Hotel Schweizerhof or similar accommodations

Breakfast is at the hotel before embarking on a captivating train journey. Depart from Lugano aboard the Bernina Express bound for Tirano, Italy. In Tirano, take the opportunity to explore this charming Italian town at your leisure and enjoy lunch. Following your time in Tirano, re-board the iconic Bernina Express destined for St. Moritz. Brace yourself for an extraordinary train journey over the Bernina Pass, hailed as one of the most spectacular routes across the Alps. Ascending over circular viaducts, the train gracefully climbs to an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level. Along this route, be prepared for breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and awe-inspiring glaciers, making every moment of your journey a truly unforgettable experience. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day

7

St. Moritz

First Class: Hotel Schweizerhof or similar accommodations

Begin your day with Breakfast before taking advantage of some free time. Nestled at an elevation of 1856 meters above sea level, picturesque St. Moritz captivates with its stunning lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks, and the distinction of being surrounded by Switzerland’s sole national nature park. St. Moritz beckons with a blend of exquisite gastronomy, exclusive shopping, and premier leisure facilities that cater to discerning tastes. Wander leisurely through Old Town, take a serene stroll around the lake, venture onto one of the scenic hiking trails, or for those seeking elevated experiences explore the local mountains. Overnight in St. Moritz (B)

Day

8

The Glacier Express

First Class: Hotel Monte Rosa or similar accommodations

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a memorable journey aboard the renowned Glacier Express. This captivating 7 ½ hour rail expedition takes you through the majestic Swiss Alps, traversing 291 bridges, passing through 91 tunnels, and ascending over the Oberalp Pass, seamlessly connecting the world-famous resorts of St. Moritz with Zermatt. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps from the comfort of the panorama car. Throughout the journey, an informative onboard commentary in English serves as a guide, offering insights into the dramatic landscape and spectacular views. After a day filled with awe-inspiring scenery, settle in for an overnight stay in the charming destination of Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day

9

Zermatt

First Class: Hotel Monte Rosa or similar accommodations

Breakfast is at the hotel. Nestled in the embrace of the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is graced by the iconic peak of the Matterhorn, standing proudly at the head of the valley. This picturesque town is surrounded by a majestic ring of four-thousand-meter peaks, creating a breathtaking panorama. The old town of Zermatt, situated at the foot of the Matterhorn, exudes charm and authenticity, preserving its original character and traditional features. As part of your itinerary, enjoy an excursion to the Gornergrat, offering unparalleled views of the mighty Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt (B)

Day

10

Zermatt-Departure

After Breakfast, embark on a Train transfer to the Zurich Airport onto your next destination. (B)

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