Enjoy the classic scenic rail routes throughout the year, with spectacular seasonal landscapes
Imagine a scenic rail journey meandering across a winter landscape covered in pristine snow with a backdrop of a clear blue sky ....
Many of Switzerland’s scenic journeys travel over high passes, which are covered in snow for most of the winter. The change of scenery from summer is quite dramatic and is highly recommended even if you are familiar with the scenic rail routes. We have suggested itineraries to experience beautiful Switzerland in wintertime - including the Glacier Express and the Luzern-Interlaken Express - with excursions included, taking in some of the country's most stunning sights. We will however be pleased to tailor make any scenic rail itinerary to suit your requirements.
Suggested two and multi centre holidaysHolidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended
Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.
4 days to Lucerne in winter A short winter break in the lovely old resort of Lucerne. Includes day trips on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and to Mount Titlis.
8 days to Chur, Brig and Interlaken in winter Enjoy stunning winter landscapes, including the Glacier Express across the Alps, a Lake Thun cruise and the mighty Jungfraujoch.
Winter scenic rail details
Please see the individual train pages for winter timetables and a guide to the costs.
Please note that there are some winter dates on which certain scenic trains do not operate:
- Glacier Express: 23 October-9 December 2018
- Bernina Express Tirano-Lugano section only: 1 January-14 February and 26 November-31 December 2018 (Chur-Tirano day trip operates all year)
- Gotthard Panorama Express: 1 January-20 April and 15 October-31 December 2018
All other trains operate year round.
Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.
Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24