8 Day Holiday With The Furka Line & Brienzer Rothorn

Includes steam railway journeys and some fabulously dramatic scenery

Stadtplaz, Brig
Brienzer Rothorn steam train

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


"Three special mountain railways around Switzerland with dramatic scenery of the high Alps and stunning views above the lakes."

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

Day 1 - Arrive and explore the interesting town of Brig

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with train to Brig. Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first taste of this interesting old trading town.

Day 2 - A journey on the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

Limited departures from mid-June to early October. Travel by train long the Goms Valley to Oberwald, the start of your 2 hour nostalgic journey on the Furka steam railway. The Furka railway rescued this 17.8km section of track from Realp to Oberwald, which offers magnificent views of the Rhone Glacier. One way travel on the Furka Line is included, with return by mainline rail. Supplement of £64 2nd class or £150 1st class for the return steam journey.

Day 3 - A free day to enjoy one of many trips from Brig

Brig is a great centre from which to explore this region and beyond. Our suggestions include taking the train to Zermatt or a trip on the Centovalli Line scenic train to Locarno for a pasta lunch. Another alternative would be a visit to Montreux on Lake Geneva. All these visits would be included with your Swiss Travel Pass.

Day 4 - Travel to Interlaken with a choice of routes

We suggest a leisurely journey (around 4 hours) on the Lötschberg Regio Express to Thun, followed by the Lake Thun steamer to Interlaken; this could be timed to enjoy lunch on board. Alternatively, catch the fast train to Interlaken via Spiez. Check in to your Interlaken hotel for 4 nights.

Day 5 - A memorable steam railway journey on the Brienzer Rothorn
A leisurely cruise from Interlaken to Brienz then change to the Brienzer Rothorn nostalgic cog railway. Chugging away since 1892, the three generations of steam locomotives provide a daily service through the summer with that special joy you only get from steam trains! Time to enjoy refreshments and the view from the 2,350m summit before your return journey by rail or lake steamer.
Day 6-7 - Free days to visit the beautiful Bernese Oberland and beyond
There is so much on offer here with your Swiss Travel Pass which you could use for free unlimited travel on the Lakes Thun & Brienz and trips on mountain railways and cable cars offered at up to 50% reduction. Also included would be return travel to Lucerne on the Luzern-Interlaken Express for you to explore the beautiful Old Town, or rail travel to the medieval city of Bern
Day 8 - Last day
You have time for a last look around the town before you take the train to the airport for your flight to the UK.

2022 Guide Prices

3 nights in Brig and 4 nights in Interlaken

Available June to October

Prices from £1,348 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,426 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £212. Half board prices: add £311 per person in 3 or 4 star hotels.


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail and lake journeys described and many more
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class travel on the Furka Line Oberwald to Realp
  • Return tickets on the Brienzer Rothorn mountain railway
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • 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

Furka railway

Your scenic train jouneys

You can discover more about the 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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