11 days to Spiez, Montreux and St. Moritz

3 glorious scenic rail journeys - GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express and Bernina Express

This is just one example of a multi centre holiday featuring the train journeys and resorts described. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.

 

"This holiday offers wonderfully contrasting landscapes of shimmering lakes and mountain splendour, as well as 3 of the best loved scenic rail journeys."
Day 1 - Arrive and explore

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Spiez.

Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and get to know the town with its lovely views of the lakes and mountains.

Day 2-3 - Lake Thun and the Bernese Oberland

Spiez is a lively lakeside resort with a picturesque castle, plenty of restaurants and a multitude of scenic excursions within easy reach. With your Swiss Travel Pass, a cruise on Lake Thun is a must; the boats take you past little villages to Thun at one end of the water or Interlaken at the other. You can also visit the pyramid shaped Mount Niesen or the scenic Stockhorn (50% reduction on the funicular/cable car).

Day 4 - GoldenPass Line to Montreux

This scenic journey has many highlights. The GoldenPass Line train runs alongside Lake Thun before heading into the mountains and the lush pastures of the Simmen Valley. After a change at Zweisimmen, it’s on to Saanen and the alpine resort of Gstaad, before a descent with fabulous views of Lake Geneva and Montreux, where you’ll enjoy a 3 night stay. 

Day 5-6 - Montreux and Lake Geneva

Montreux is one of the oldest resorts in Switzerland, with cafés and shops and a wonderful promenade which you can follow round the bay to the romantic Chillon Castle. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you FREE travel on the Lake Geneva Cruises and mainline trains, so you can plan a visit to historic Geneva, Lausanne and the vineyards at Lavaux. The mountain railway to Les Rochers-de-Naye, where you get a 50% reduction, is highly recommended for its spectacular views of the Eiger and Mont Blanc. Enjoy a leisurely lunch here and visit the Alpine Garden.

Day 7 - Montreux to St. Moritz featuring the Glacier Express between Brig and St. Moritz

The day starts with your rail travel to Brig to join the Glacier Express on its journey to St. Moritz in the scenic Upper Engadin region. This Glacier Express takes 6 hours in the comfort of special panoramic coaches where a 3 course lunch is served at your table and refreshments are available throughout your trip. Highlights of this classic route through the mountains include the Goms Valley, Oberalp Pass, the Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct.

Day 8-10 - St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region

Your visit to St. Moritz and the region is greatly enhanced by the Engadin Card, with FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars, giving you unlimited access to wonderful walks and excursions such as the excellent panoramic walk at Alp Languard with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular to Corviglia connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m and the glacier station of Diavolezza, with unforgettable mountain scenery. Your holiday price includes a day trip on the famous Bernina Express. This amazing scenic journey transports you across the Alps and down to the Italian town of Tirano where you can wander through the lively piazzas, visit the medieval churches and find a welcoming trattoria for lunch. 

Day 11 - Last day

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

 
Prices

3 nights each in Spiez and Montreux and 4 nights in St. Moritz

Prices from £1,534 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,663 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £199. Half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.

 
Your holiday price includes
Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from Heathrow to Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class 15 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 10 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the GoldenPass Line from Spiez to Montreux
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Brig to St. Moritz
  • 2nd class return reserved seats on the Bernina Express to Tirano
  • Engadin Card (during the summer months) offering free transport including mountain railways, cable cars and buses around Pontresina
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats. Travel on mountain railways and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking
 

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

Your scenic train journeys

You can discover more about these scenic routes by clicking below

 
 
 

Build your own scenic itinerary

Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights in any of the resorts  
  • 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
  • Add more resorts - create a Grand Tour
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