8 Day | Relax In Style Holiday

First class travel and two favourite hotels with dinner included. Stay in picturesque Weggis and elegant Locarno

Wattinger Curve on the Gotthard Panorama Express
Weggis village
Locarno promenade

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  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, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 8 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

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


"Perfect relaxation in two gorgeous lakeside resorts. Weggis offers idyllic tranquillity on Lake Lucerne, while Locarno is a grander resort on the shore of Lake Maggiore. What a wonderful way to experience Switzerland!"

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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 Weggis

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport in under 2 hours with train and lake boat to Weggis. Welcome to the 4 star Hotel Gerbi for your 4 night stay and enjoy your first taste of this picturesque lakeside resort.

Day 2-4 - Tranquil Weggis and the mountains of Central Switzerland

Weggis is a peaceful lakeside village nestling below Mount Rigi. With your 1st class Swiss Travel Pass you can enjoy free travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland - a lake cruise (1st class is always on the top deck) is a great to way to relax and connect with your mountain visits. Also free with your Swiss Travel Pass is travel to Mount Rigi via the cable car from Weggis or the 150 year old railway from nearby Vitznau, as well as the Stanserhorn open deck cable car and the Stoos funicular. The historic town of Lucerne lies just along the lake and has wonderful sightseeing, shopping and restaurants. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars around Lake Lucerne are available at a 50% reduction. However you spend your days, you can relax at the Hotel Gerbi with dinner included.

Day 5 - Travel 1st class on the Gotthard Panorama Express to Locarno

Your next adventure is at a leisurely pace on the Gotthard Panorama Express with a 2 hour cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne to Flüelen. Then board the train in special panoramic 1st class coaches for the spectacular journey through the original Gotthard Tunnel before meandering down to Bellinzona where you change for Locarno. A warm welcome is assured at the 4 star Hotel Belvedere.

Day 6-7 - Discover Locarno and the sunny Ticino Region

Your hotel is beautifully situated above Locarno with its own private stop on the short funicular to the delightful Madonna Del Sasso. Locarno is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the dolce vita with the famous Piazza Grande boutique shops and an inviting Mediterranean style café culture. Your free Ticino Ticket gives you free travel on local transport including to the beautiful lakeside resort of Ascona. With your 1st class Swiss Travel Pass enjoy free travel on the stunning Centovalli Line to Domodossola in Italy and maybe settle down for a relaxing lunch. Bellinzona and its famous castles and Lugano are also worth visiting, with your Hotel Belvedere always ready to welcome you home for your afternoon relaxation and dinner included.

Day 8 - Last day

Time for a last look around before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.


2023 Guide Prices

4 nights in Weggis and 3 nights in Locarno

(The official operating dates are Tuesdays-Sundays April-October, however you can travel on the same route at other times. More details...)

Prices from £2,018 per person staying in the 4 star Hotel Gerbi in Weggis and the Hotel Belvedere in Locarno with half board included


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 1st class 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more.
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation Half Board as described based on two people sharing
  • 1st class lake steamer and rail travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express Weggis-Bellinzona with reserved seats on the train
  • 1st class regional rail Bellinzona-Locarno
  • Ticino Ticket in Locarno offering free bus and train travel around the area
  • Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all ticket
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
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 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

Gotthard Panorama Express at Flüelen

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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 2023
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