Swiss Rail Adventure
Swiss Rail Adventure
Independent Tour-Land Only
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Daily May 9-October 26, 2016
Simply the best, a unique combination of the three most famous "Expresses" in Switzerland. Your journey takes you from Central Switzerland to the Italian speaking region of Ticino, to the Grisons as well as to the Valais.
Price per Person:In a double room using tourist class hotels $1499 per person
Single supplement $199
In a double room using first class hotels $1899 per person
Single supplement $339
Package Includes:Swiss card up to 5 transfers from/to Swiss border or airport in 1st class
7 nights accommodation in hotel category selected all with private facilities
2 lunches-drinks not included
Seat reservations on the William Tell Express, Bernina Express (coach and train) and the Glacier Express
Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25-50% off the regular fares
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Lucerne
Arrival in Lucerne by 1st class rail from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Self transfer to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this historic city located on Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne
Day 2 Lucerne-Lugano
Board the historic Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). Multilingual commentary on board the boat and you receive a meal voucher worth CHF 19 redeemable on board the boat. From Flüelen you continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in panorama coach or 1st class couch. Change train and continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 3 Lugano
Today you will have a full day in beautiful Lugano at leisure. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in this southern Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano
Day 4 Lugano-St. Moritz
Depart this morning on the famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). From there you will go by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip will take you through three cultures from palm trees across regions of eternal snow and to the Valley of the Young Rhine. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Day 5 St. Moritz
Full day in this winter and summer world famous resort for independent activities. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Day 6 St. Moritz-Zermatt
Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. A 7.5 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. lunch is included on board the train. Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 7 Zermatt
Full day at leisure in this beautiful automobile free village for independent activities. Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 8 Zermatt-End of Tour
After breakfast take the train to the Swiss border or to any Swiss airport. You may extend your time in beautiful Switzerland.
Additional nights available