11 Days Grand Winter and Spring Tour

Experience scenic rail journeys through snowy landscapes including Luzern-Interlaken Express and Glacier Express

Winter walking on Mount Rigi
Luzern-Interlaken Express scenic journey in the winter
Winter's view of Stockalper, Brig

This is a 'defined scenic rail itinerary' holiday which offers great value for money. It can be adapted in various ways to suit you, however, we cannot change the resorts shown in the itinerary. The holiday includes a Half Fare which gives you up to 50% reductions on excursions.

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

 

"Travel through Switzerland’s winter wonderland and experience these scenic rail journeys in their winter covering of snow, including visits to the iconic winter resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz."

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Lucerne for 3 nights

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne for 3 nights. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first views of Lucerne and its beautiful lake.

Day 2-3 - Lucerne and Central Switzerland

Historic Lucerne is a pleasure to stroll around and we recommend a day in the town, visiting the museums, the famous Chapel Bridge, enjoying the atmosphere and doing some shopping. On your other days you can explore Mount Rigi - highly recommended for views and winter walks – try a winter cruise Lake Lucerne or a visit by cable car to Mount Pilatus.

Day 4 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 3 nights

A popular 2 hour journey along a very scenic route. Take in the views through your panoramic windows – including the fabulous Brünig Pass, the resort of Meiringen and a final run alongside Lake Brienz and into Interlaken.

Day 5-6 - Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland

Interlaken is a lively town and with its excellent transport connections offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and visits into the winter wonderland of the Jungfrau mountains. The Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3,571m is a breath taking experience in the high Alps. You can now travel via the new 24 seater Eiger Express cable cars from Grindelwald to Eiger glacier station.

Day 7 - Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig for 2 nights

A lovely journey today. Travel by train to Spiez  where you change to the Lötschberg Regio Express. This historic route loops through the mountains via Kandersteg and offers fantastic views over the countryside en route to Brig.

Day 8 - Brig and a return visit to Zermatt is included

Brig is an important historical trading town, as you can see from the merchant buildings and the impressive Stockalper Castle. Zermatt is just a 90 minute journey where you will be able to enjoy unforgettable views of the Matterhorn from the village.

Day 9 - Glacier Express to Chur for 2 nights

Glacier Express a fabulously slow and scenic journey across the Alps, where you can enjoy unbeatable views through your panoramic windows. On this shorter section to Chur (4 hours) you still have lunched served at your seat and can enjoy views of the Oberalp Pass and the Rhine Gorge before arrival into Chur.

Day 10 - Chur and return travel to St. Moritz is included

From Chur, we have included a famous return journey to St. Moritz. travelling on the route of the Glacier Express, which in the winter months has the advantage of travel in the daylight hours to soak up the wonderful views through the high Alps via fantastic bridges, viaducts and tunnels with dramatic winter scenery to enjoy. Time to enjoy a look around this chic ski resort and high end shops.

Day 11 - Last day

A last look around historic Chur before you board the train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.

 

2021 and 2022 Guide Prices

3 nights in Lucerne and  Interlaken, 2 nights in Brig and Chur

Available 14 Dec to 31 May

Prices from £1,583 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,805 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £105. Half board prices: add £426 per person in 3 star hotels; £461 in 4 star hotels (except Montreux)


 

Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Lucerne and Chur to Zurich airport
  • 10 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class rail travel between your resorts as described with reserved seats on the Glacier Express including lunch and return rail travel Brig to Zermatt and Chur to St. Moritz
  • Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on all the excursions mentioned
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Half Fare Card is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, 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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Glacier Express near Andermatt in winter

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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 2021 & 2022
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