The Swiss Holiday Company

8 days to St. Moritz, Andermatt and Lucerne on the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Furka Line steam train A journey to high Alps and great lakes with a touch of nostalgia on the Furka Railway

Experience some of the most beautiful journeys that Switzerland has to offer - including a steam train ride across the stunning Furka Pass

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


This is just one example of a scenic rail holiday with St. Moritz, Andermatt and Lucerne. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and prices.

Day 1. Arrive and explore

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to St. Moritz. Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy your first look around St. Moritz.

Day 2. St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region

Your visit to St. Moritz 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, find a welcoming trattoria for lunch or visit the Palazzo Salis museum (Apr-Oct). 

Day 3. Glacier Express to Andermatt

Join the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express for your memorable journey to the small mountain resort of Andermatt. 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 Landwasser Viaduct and the Rhine Gorge. Andermatt is a high altitude resort and a perfect place for the Furka Steam Railway and your 2 night stay.

Day 4. A journey on the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

Limited departures from mid-June to end September The Furka railway was formed after this section was no longer needed by the Glacier Express trains and operates on 17.8km of track from Realp to Oberwald. Andermatt is a short rail journey to Realp for the start of your nostalgic 2 hour each way on the Furka Railway.

Day 5. Andermatt to Lucerne on the Gotthard Panorama Express

After leaving the charming resort of Andermatt you travel on a local train to Göschenen where you join the Gotthard Panorama Express for Lucerne which is famous for its three different views of Wassen church as it twists and turns down towards Flüelen. Here you continue by travelling by lake steamer along the full length of Lake Lucerne in 2½ hours. Check in for 3 nights in Lucerne.

Days 6-7. In Lucerne which encapsulates all that you expect from a Swiss holiday

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 to explore the mountains including the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi and the unique opentop CabriO cable car to 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 8. Last day

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

St. Moritz-Andermatt on the Glacier Express and Andermatt-Lucerne on the Gotthard Panorama Express



2 nights in St. Moritz, 2 nights in Andermatt and 3 nights in Lucerne:

  • Prices from £1,405 per person staying in 3 star hotels
  • Prices from £1,635 per person staying in 4 star hotels
1st class rail supplement and half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.


view booking conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 8 day 2nd class 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 return reserved seats on the Bernina Express from Pontresina to Tirano
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Andermatt  including lunch
  • 2nd class return tickets with reserved seats on the Furka Railway from Realp to Oberalp
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express Göschenen to Lucerne
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply
     The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways and cable cars are up to 50% reduction.

Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday

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 excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour

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