UNESCO Holiday With Interlaken, Brig And St. Moritz

Visit the World Heritage Sites of the Jungfraujoch, Aletsch Glacier and Albula-Bernina railway

 

There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland. During this holiday, you can enjoy a variety of the most delightful sites and stay in three inviting resorts. Your first resort is Interlaken, a lively town perfectly placed for exploring the mountains. This is the perfect place from which to travel to the UNESCO protected Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. Then it's on to Brig, from where you can view the other side of the Aletsch Glacier. The connecting journey to St. Moritz on the Glacier Express takes you through the Albula-Bernina World Heritage landscape.  

We can amend this holiday with different number of nights according to your requirements. You can also reverse the direction of travel or add extra resorts. The Half Fare Card included with your holiday allows for discounted travel on other journeys you may wish to make while in the region.

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Interlaken Interlaken

Flight from the UK to Zurich with rail travel to Interlaken.

Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and take a leisurely wander around Interlaken. This popular resort offers a wealth of lakes and mountains experiences and boasts a lively town centre with plenty of shops and restaurants. 

Day 1 - Arrive and explore Interlaken
Interlaken

Flight from the UK to Zurich with rail travel to Interlaken.

Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and take a leisurely wander around Interlaken. This popular resort offers a wealth of lakes and mountains experiences and boasts a lively town centre with plenty of shops and restaurants. 

 
Day 2 - Free day to explore the Bernese Oberland Lake Thun cruise

With your Half Fare Card you can enjoy discounts for boat trips on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and relax while you enjoy the magnificent views all around. You may also like to visit one of the mountain beauty spots such as Schynige Platte, take a trip on the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, or visit ancient gorge. All of these activities are available at half price. You can even travel to Oeschinensee – an extremely picturesque lake near Kandersteg which forms part of the Jungfrau World Heritage Site. 

Day 2 - Free day to explore the Bernese Oberland
Lake Thun cruise

With your Half Fare Card you can enjoy discounts for boat trips on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and relax while you enjoy the magnificent views all around. You may also like to visit one of the mountain beauty spots such as Schynige Platte, take a trip on the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, or visit ancient gorge. All of these activities are available at half price. You can even travel to Oeschinensee – an extremely picturesque lake near Kandersteg which forms part of the Jungfrau World Heritage Site. 

 
Day 3 - Travel to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe Viewing platform on the Jungfraujoch

This UNESCO experience will be a day to remember! The rail and cable car journey includes the new Eiger Express and a final rail journey terminating at Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m. At the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, you have unbelievable views over the Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier from 3,571m.  This UNESCO protected region has an other worldly feel, high up in this glacial region. As well as the truly amazing views, you can take part in fun winter activities, enjoy a meal and visit an ice palace. 

Day 3 - Travel to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe
Viewing platform on the Jungfraujoch

This UNESCO experience will be a day to remember! The rail and cable car journey includes the new Eiger Express and a final rail journey terminating at Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m. At the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, you have unbelievable views over the Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier from 3,571m.  This UNESCO protected region has an other worldly feel, high up in this glacial region. As well as the truly amazing views, you can take part in fun winter activities, enjoy a meal and visit an ice palace. 

 
Day 4 - Travel to Brig on the Lötschberg Region Express Stadtplaz, Brig

A short hop to Spiez to join the Lötschberg Regio Express. This historic route has some lovely views to enjoy, particularly in the looping section near Kandersteg and the Tellenberg Castle. You’ll arrive into Brig and check in for your 3 night stay with enough time for a look around the town with its interesting merchants buildings before dinner

Day 4 - Travel to Brig on the Lötschberg Region Express
Stadtplaz, Brig

A short hop to Spiez to join the Lötschberg Regio Express. This historic route has some lovely views to enjoy, particularly in the looping section near Kandersteg and the Tellenberg Castle. You’ll arrive into Brig and check in for your 3 night stay with enough time for a look around the town with its interesting merchants buildings before dinner

 
Day 5 - Aletsch Glacier Aletsch Glacier

The Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier stretches from the snow of the Jungfraujoch to the rather different terrain of the UNESCO Aletsch Area not far from Brig. Travel from the town up to the local mountains and take cable cars from villages such as Riederalp, Bettmeralp & Eggishorn to see for yourself the fascinating ‘river’ of ice and the rocky steppe landscape. Your Half Fare Card gives you discounts on all the travel; we recommend a day pass allowing you to travel to several different viewing points. 

Day 5 - Aletsch Glacier
Aletsch Glacier

The Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier stretches from the snow of the Jungfraujoch to the rather different terrain of the UNESCO Aletsch Area not far from Brig. Travel from the town up to the local mountains and take cable cars from villages such as Riederalp, Bettmeralp & Eggishorn to see for yourself the fascinating ‘river’ of ice and the rocky steppe landscape. Your Half Fare Card gives you discounts on all the travel; we recommend a day pass allowing you to travel to several different viewing points. 

 
Day 6 - Free day in the Valais region Walking with Matterhorn views

Today you may like to visit Stockalper Palace, an impressive baroque building and gardens, highlighting the historic importance of Brig as a trading post. If you would like to learn more about the Aletsch Glacier and surrounding region, the World Nature Forum is a must. Alternatively you can use your Half Fare Card for a discounted journey to Zermatt, the idyllic alpine village with perfect views of the Matterhorn. 

Day 6 - Free day in the Valais region
Walking with Matterhorn views

Today you may like to visit Stockalper Palace, an impressive baroque building and gardens, highlighting the historic importance of Brig as a trading post. If you would like to learn more about the Aletsch Glacier and surrounding region, the World Nature Forum is a must. Alternatively you can use your Half Fare Card for a discounted journey to Zermatt, the idyllic alpine village with perfect views of the Matterhorn. 

 
Day 7 - Glacier Express to St. Moritz Glacier Express

Joining the Glacier Express from Brig, you will be treated to the majority of the famous sights along the 6 ½ hour route. The train climbs its way up to the Oberalp Pass, with fanstastic views across the Alps, and then on to the Rhine Gorge, carved by nature thousands of years ago. You will have a 3 course meal served at your seat. In the Graubünden region, the route comes under UNESCO protection. A glorious landscape to enjoy, with hundreds of ingenious tunnels, viaducts and bridges allowing the train to travel through the mountains. Arrive into St. Moritz and check in for your 3 night stay. 

Day 7 - Glacier Express to St. Moritz
Glacier Express

Joining the Glacier Express from Brig, you will be treated to the majority of the famous sights along the 6 ½ hour route. The train climbs its way up to the Oberalp Pass, with fanstastic views across the Alps, and then on to the Rhine Gorge, carved by nature thousands of years ago. You will have a 3 course meal served at your seat. In the Graubünden region, the route comes under UNESCO protection. A glorious landscape to enjoy, with hundreds of ingenious tunnels, viaducts and bridges allowing the train to travel through the mountains. Arrive into St. Moritz and check in for your 3 night stay. 

 
Day 8 - Free day in the Engadin region View across to the Corvatsch

During your stay in St. Moritz you will benefit from the Engadin Card, giving free travel on all the local cable cars and mountain railways. Explore to your heart’s content! There are plenty of scenic walking trails and glorious views wherever you head. It is a real joy to sit on the sun terrace of a mountain restaurant, enjoying a drink while you take in the fabulous scenery. Corvatsch and Piz Nair & Corviglia are both recommended, and there are some high alpine walks at Diavolezza.   

Day 8 - Free day in the Engadin region
View across to the Corvatsch

During your stay in St. Moritz you will benefit from the Engadin Card, giving free travel on all the local cable cars and mountain railways. Explore to your heart’s content! There are plenty of scenic walking trails and glorious views wherever you head. It is a real joy to sit on the sun terrace of a mountain restaurant, enjoying a drink while you take in the fabulous scenery. Corvatsch and Piz Nair & Corviglia are both recommended, and there are some high alpine walks at Diavolezza.   

 
Day 9 - Bernina Express journey Alp Grüm station Bernina Express with view of Piz Palue and the glacier

Another unforgettable journey today – the Bernina Express which travels across the high mountain passes. Sit back and enjoy the alpine view through the panoramic windows as you travel through the UNESCO protected landscape from St. Moritz to the highest point at Alp Grum and then slowly downwards past alpine lakes towards the Italian border. There is time for a look around the small town of Tirano before your return journey. The Bernina Express journey is included in your price.   

Day 9 - Bernina Express journey
Alp Grüm station Bernina Express with view of Piz Palue and the glacier

Another unforgettable journey today – the Bernina Express which travels across the high mountain passes. Sit back and enjoy the alpine view through the panoramic windows as you travel through the UNESCO protected landscape from St. Moritz to the highest point at Alp Grum and then slowly downwards past alpine lakes towards the Italian border. There is time for a look around the small town of Tirano before your return journey. The Bernina Express journey is included in your price.   

 
Day 10 - Last day of the holiday St. Moritz town

Time for a last stroll around St. Moritz before your return rail journey to Zurich airport.   

Day 10 - Last day of the holiday
St. Moritz town

Time for a last stroll around St. Moritz before your return rail journey to Zurich airport.   

 
Your holiday price: 10 days in Interlaken, Brig and St. Moritz

Prices from £1,616 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Recommended for travel June-October

1st class rail supplement, 4 star hotel packages and half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements including additional nights. 


Your price includes:

  • Scheduled return flights Heathrow-Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Interlaken and from St. Moritz to Zurich airport
  • 2nd class return travel Interlaken-Jungfraujoch
  • 2nd class travel on the Lötschberg Regio Express Interlaken-Brig
  • 2nd class travel on the Glacier Express with lunch Brig-St. Moritz
  • 2nd class return travel on the Bernina Express St. Moritz-Tirano
  • 9 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on 2 people sharing
  • Half Fare Card giving you half price travel on the journeys described, plus may other journeys around Switzerland
  • Engadin Card during the summer months giving FREE cable car travel from St. Moritz
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply

View our booking conditions here.

Your holiday price: 10 days in Interlaken, Brig and St. Moritz

Prices from £1,616 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Recommended for travel June-October

1st class rail supplement, 4 star hotel packages and half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements including additional nights. 


Your price includes:

  • Scheduled return flights Heathrow-Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Interlaken and from St. Moritz to Zurich airport
  • 2nd class return travel Interlaken-Jungfraujoch
  • 2nd class travel on the Lötschberg Regio Express Interlaken-Brig
  • 2nd class travel on the Glacier Express with lunch Brig-St. Moritz
  • 2nd class return travel on the Bernina Express St. Moritz-Tirano
  • 9 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on 2 people sharing
  • Half Fare Card giving you half price travel on the journeys described, plus may other journeys around Switzerland
  • Engadin Card during the summer months giving FREE cable car travel from St. Moritz
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply

View our booking conditions here.

 

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