12 Day Holiday From Sunny Lakes To Dramatic Mountains

Experience the lakeside resorts of Lugano and Weggis and the village of Grindelwald at the foot of the Eiger

Flüelen - where you change between boat and rail on the Gotthard Panorama Express
Lugano
View of Grindelwald and the Eiger

This is a Swiss Travel Pass holiday which offers the unlimited free travel for scenic day trips. It can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including adding more resorts and rail journeys. The Swiss Travel Pass also gives you up to 50% reductions on cable cars and mountain railways.

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

 

"Experience Italian style in Lugano, a quiet Swiss lakeside village in Central Switzerland and the sweet mountain air of the high Alps. Travel between resorts on the Gotthard Panorama Express and Luzern-Interlaken Express"

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


Day 1 - Arrive and explore the lakeside resort of Lugano
Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with train to Lugano. Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first taste of the Italian way of life in the Ticino region of Switzerland.
Day 2-3 - Enjoy the warmth of southern Switzerland

Soak up the Italian style atmosphere of this attractive lakeside resort. Your Ticino Ticket gives you free travel on the regional buses and trains to explore the area. You can even visit the medieval town of Bellinzona, which boasts three medieval castles. There are also discounts on the funiculars to visit the local mountains.Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you free travel further afield – enjoy a journey on the Centovalli Line and lunch in Domodossola.

Day 4 - Gotthard Panorama Express - a 1st class rail and boat journey to Weggis for 4 nights
Take another look around the elegant town of Lugano before starting your most enjoyable journey to Weggis. The 1st class panoramic carriages take you slowly upwards via the old Gotthard tunnel on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On arrival in Flüelen in Central Switzerland you leave the train and join the lake boat on the 1st class upper deck, for a scenic lake cruise to Weggis for 4 nights.
Day 5-7 - Weggis and Central Switzerland

The delightful lakeside resort of Weggis is a peaceful village nestling below Mount Rigi. Your Swiss Travel Pass is a real bonus as it includes free and unlimited travel on the regular lake boats to explore the region including Lucerne's beautiful Old Town. Travel to the scenic mountains of Rigi and Stanserhorn is also included and other cog railways and cable cars such as Mount Pilatus are at 50% reduction.

Day 8 - Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express
The day starts with a boat journey to Lucerne to connect with the panoramic coaches of the Luzern-Interlaken Express which offer wonderful views on this two hour journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken. Change for your last rail journey up to the mountains of Grindelwald for 4 nights.
Day 9-11 - Grindelwald and the Jungfrau mountains
Grindelwald is a mountain resort situated at just over 1,000m at the foot of the mighty Eiger and with easy access into the high mountains. Summer 2021 visitors can enjoy the new Eiger Express 26 seater cable cars to the Eiger Station where you can link to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, enjoy one of the spectacular walks, or return by train via the Kleine Scheidegg. Other great trips are the First for heavenly hiking trails, clear lakes and a stunning 'cliff walk'. Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable cars are also recommended.
Day 12 - Last day
After a last look around at the village, you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.
 

2022 Guide Prices

3 nights in Lugano and 4 nights each in Weggis and Grindelwald

Available June-October

Prices from £1,836 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,909 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £141. Half board prices: add £433 per person in 3 star hotels; £467 in 4 star hotels.

 

Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 15 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 11 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express, with reserved seats on the rail section. 2nd class reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express
  • Ticino Ticket offering free bus and train travel around the region
  • Fully detailed itinerary
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats, scenic trains and some mountain journeys as described. Travel on other mountain railways/cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com
 

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass
 

Your holiday includes a Swiss Travel Pass, covering the rail journeys below as well as many scenic excursions

Luzern-Interlaken Express

Your scenic train journeys

You can discover more about these scenic routes by clicking below

 
 

Build your own scenic itinerary

Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct
Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights along the way
  • Add on lakes & mountains excursions
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade to superior hotel rooms
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2022
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