8 days to Arosa, Zermatt and Interlaken

Featuring the Arosa Line and Glacier Express in the high Alps and the Lötschberg Regio Express to Lake Thun

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.

 

"Experience the scenic rail journey of the Arosa Line with a spectacular journey on the Glacier Express with lunch on board."
Day 1 - Arrive and explore

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Chur followed by the one hour spectacular Arosa Line scenic journey to the resort.

Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy the charming village of Arosa.

Day 2 - Arosa and the high Alps

Arosa is an attractive village and one of the highest resorts in Switzerland, situated at 1,800m. Our hotel guests benefit from the Arosa All-Inclusive Card which gives you free transportation into the mountains where you can enjoy the stunning scenery on leisurely walks along well prepared and signposted hiking paths. Arosa's ‘high street' - the Poststrasse - with its variety of shops and restaurants snakes up from Lake Obersee to Innerarosa where you will find the 15th century chapel is well worth a visit.

Day 3 - Glacier Express to Zermatt

Your scenic rail journeys today starts with the hour long Arosa Line journey to Chur where you join the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. This part of the journey takes around 7 hours and you will be served a 3 course lunch at your seat while you travel through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, known as the 'Grand Canyon of Switzerland' which certainly makes for a spectacular sight. Highlights of this classic route include views of the 17th century monastery at Disentis before the highest point of the journey - the Oberalp Pass at 2,044m. You descend past the idyllic little villages of the Goms valley to Brig before your journey continues up to the Matterhorn village of Zermatt for checking in to your hotel for your 2 night stay. 

Day 4 - Zermatt and the Valais region

Zermatt is surrounded by awesome mountains, the most famous being the Matterhorn, which dominates this traditional alpine village. Enjoy your time in this car-free village and be sure to experience one of the unmissable mountain journeys with the 50% reduction offered with your Swiss Travel Pass, such as the network of cable cars to Klein Matterhorn - at 3,883 metres is the highest sightseeing point in Europe. Try an alternative view from the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee at the foot of the Matterhorn, or take the cog railway to the pure air and mountain restaurants of the Gornergrat. You will not be disappointed by the views and walking routes in this stunning alpine region.  

Day 5 - Zermatt to Interlaken

On this journey you have the option of the slower Lötschberg Regio Express, which travels on the old longer and looping route through Kandersteg and offers fantastic views over the countryside. On arrival in Thun, you transfer from rail to boat and take the cruise along the lake to Interlaken. 

Day 6-7 - Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland

With your Swiss Travel Pass, Interlaken is the perfect spot from which to enjoy FREE travel around the classic Swiss scenery of the Bernese Oberland. The lakes of Brienz and Thun both have Lakes Thun & Brienz Cruises to idyllic lakeside villages. Take a trip to Harder Kulm with its stunning views over Interlaken or scenic Schilthorn-Piz Gloria. Other trips further afield: Bern and Lucerne!  You have free travel to valley stations and a 50% reduction on mountain journeys such as Schynige Platte & Alpine Garden or the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, a real treat for any train enthusiast. 2 nights is not enough!

Day 8 - Last day

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

 
Prices

2 nights each in Arosa and Zermatt and 3 nights in Interlaken

Prices from £1,170 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,377 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £166. 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 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt including lunch
  • Arosa All-Inclusive Card (during the summer months) offering free transport including mountain railways, cable cars and buses
  • 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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