Winter scenic rail journeys

Glorious winter holidays with scenic rail throughout Switzerland

Enjoy the classic scenic rail routes throughout the year, with spectacular seasonal landscapes

Imagine a scenic rail journey meandering across a winter landscape covered in pristine snow with a backdrop of a clear blue sky ....

Many of Switzerland’s scenic journeys travel over high passes, which are covered in snow for most of the winter. The change of scenery from summer is quite dramatic and is highly recommended even if you are familiar with the scenic rail routes. We have suggested itineraries to experience beautiful Switzerland in wintertime - including the Glacier Express and the Luzern-Interlaken Express - with excursions included, taking in some of the country's most stunning sights. We will however be pleased to tailor make any scenic rail itinerary to suit your requirements.  

Suggested two and multi centre holidays
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

Winter scenic rail details

Please see the individual train pages for winter timetables and a guide to the costs. 

Please note that there are some winter dates on which certain scenic trains do not operate:

  • Glacier Express: 15 October-9 December 2019
  • Bernina Express Tirano-Lugano section only: 1 January-20 February and 25 November-31 December 2019 (Chur-Tirano day trip operates all year)
  • Gotthard Panorama Express: 1 January-18 April and 25 October-31 December 2019

All other trains operate year round.

Express Luggage

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation