8 days to Lucerne and Montreux

A memorable journey along one of the most picturesque scenic rail routes

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.

 

"Combining stays beside Lake Lucerne and Lake Geneva, this holiday also has plenty of delightful mountain visits within easy reach."
Day 1 - Arrive and explore

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

Check in to your hotel for your 4 night stay and enjoy your first glimpse of the town.

Day 2-4 - Lucerne and Central Switzerland

With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is the perfect spot from which to enjoy FREE travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. You should make time for a lake cruise, the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi and the unique opentop CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn. Alternative trips further afield: Bern, Interlaken, or Lake Constance on the German border! Other mountain railways and cable cars are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 5 - Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line to Montreux

The Luzern-Interlaken Express travels over the Brünig Pass and alongside scenic Lake Brienz. Changing in Interlaken to the GoldenPass Line, you’ll have views of Lake Thun before heading into the mountains and 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 6-7 - 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 boats 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 8 - Last day

Time for your last look around before your journey back to the UK. 

 
Prices

4 nights in Lucerne and 3 nights in Montreux

Prices from £1,099 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,276 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 Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line from Lucerne to Montreux
  • 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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