8 day GoldenPass Line holiday staying in two top resorts
A memorable journey along one of the most picturesque routes in Switzerland
Combining Lake Lucerne and Lake Geneva and their nearby mountain excursions
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 Lucerne and Montreux. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and prices.
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Day 1. Arrive and explore Lucerne
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 glimpse of Lucerne.
Days 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 and 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 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.
Days 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.
Lucerne-Montreux on the GoldenPass Line
Build your own scenic rail 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 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