This is one of our 'Scenic Touring' holidays, offering you the chance to experience the full diversity of the Swiss landscape and enjoy a good number of scenic rail journeys. You'll stay in a variety of lakes and mountains resorts across the country. There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room or adding more resorts and rail journeys.
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"Outstanding scenic rail journeys through Switzerland's diverse lakes and mountains landscapes. For that true Swiss experience, you will be able to stay in 5 different resorts, each with its own unique beauty"
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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Locarno
Fly from the UK to Zurich in under 2 hours with
connecting rail travel to Locarno. Welcome to your hotel and enjoy your
first views of Locarno and Lake Maggiore.
Day 2 - Enjoy the Ticino region and the Centovalli Line
Locarno is an ideal place to enjoy the dolce vita with
the famous Piazza Grande boutique shops and an inviting
Mediterranean-style café culture. Your free Ticino Card gives you free
travel on local transport including to the beautiful lakeside
resort of Ascona and Bellinzona and its famous castles.
Alternatively, with your Swiss Travel Pass enjoy free return travel on the
stunning Centovalli Line to Domodossola in Italy.
Day 3 - Travel 1st class on the Gotthard Panorama Express
Travel to Bellinzona to join the 1st class panoramic
carriages of the Gotthard Panorama Express, which takes you slowly via the
old Gotthard tunnel on looping mountain tracks, with some
fabulous scenery to enjoy. On arrival in Flüelen you join the lake
steamer on the 1st class upper deck, for a scenic cruise along
the whole length of the lake to historic Lucerne.
Day 4-6 - Lakeside Lucerne and the mountains of Central Switzerland
With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is the perfect spot
from which to enjoy free travel around the dramatic scenery of
Central Switzerland. In addition to lake cruises, there’s the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. The Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and the Stoos funicular are also included with your Swiss Travel Pass. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars are available at a 50% reduction.
Day 7 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken
This striking Luzern-Interlaken Express 2 hour journey is a joy as you travel along a very scenic route including the fabulous Brünig Pass, the resort of Meiringen and a final run alongside Lake Brienz and into Interlaken.
Day 8-9 - Explore the glorious Bernese Oberland
With your Swiss Travel Pass you can enjoy free travel on cruises around the lakes of Thun and Brienz and travel into the
stunning Jungfrau mountains at Wengen, Mürren or Grindelwald. You
may like to consider a trip on the mountain railways or cable
cars with a 50% discount to Schynige Platte, Schilthorn or Harder Kulm -Interlaken’s own special mountain.
Day 10 - Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig
A lovely journey today: take a scenic cruise on the lake
to the town of Thun, where you change to rail and the Lötschberg Line. This historic route loops through the mountains via
Kandersteg and offers fantastic views over the countryside en route
Day 11 - A day in Brig, with a great choice of trips
With your Swiss Travel Pass you can take your pick of
stunning visits, including free travel to the Matterhorn village
of Zermatt - maybe even plan a trip on the Gornergrat railway (50%
reduction). Alternatively, you can head for the amazing Aletsch Glacier where we recommend buying a local pass for walks with truly
awesome views. You will be spoilt for choice!
Day 12 - Glacier Express to Chur including lunch
Sit back and relax in your reserved seat on this
leisurely 4 hour Glacier Express experience to Chur. You will be served
lunch while travelling through the picturesque Goms Valley en
route to the highest point of the journey - the Oberalp Pass. Then
it’s a spectacular finale to your journey travelling alongside
the Rhine and through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland to Chur.
Day 13-14 - Chur and the wonderful Rhaetian Railway
From Chur, we have included more famous journeys. With
your Swiss Travel Pass, the Arosa Line is an amazing journey,
where the train climbs up to 1,800m in an hour and offers
wonderful views en route. Enjoy pretty Arosa or take the cable car
up to the Weisshorn mountain (50% reduction). The second journey is
the Bernina Express to Tirano – a full day (4 hours each way)
travelling through the high Alps via fantastic bridges, viaducts and
tunnels with dramatic scenery to enjoy. An alternative shorter
journey is the spectacular route to St. Moritz or Pontresina.
Day 15 - Last day
A last look around historic Chur before you board the
train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.
2023 Guide Prices
2 nights in Locarno, 4 nights in Lucerne, 3 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur
Prices from £2,278 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £2,660 per person staying in 4 star hotels
Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass for just £192 per person
Half board prices (except Interlaken): add £508 per person (3 star) or £559 per person (4 star)
Your holiday price includes
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for mountain railways and cable cars. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
- 15 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
- 14 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
- Regional rail travel Locarno-Bellinzona (2nd class)
- 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express Bellinzona-Lucerne with reserved seats on the rail section
- Reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express (2nd class)
- Regional rail travel Interlaken-Thun and Lötschberg Regio Express Thun-Brig (2nd class)
- Lunch and reserved seats on the Glacier Express Brig-Chur (2nd class)
- Return reserved seats on the Bernina Express Chur-Tirano (2nd class)
- Return travel on the Arosa Line Chur-Arosa (2nd class)
- Ticino Ticket offering free bus and train travel around the region
- Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
- Financial protection ATOL 3148
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