The Swiss Holiday Company

11 days to Interlaken, Montreux, St. Moritz and Lugano including journeys on the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express and Bernina Express Enjoy three of the most loved scenic rail journeys in Switzerland

A true lakes and mountains holiday, with journeys taking you from palm lined waters to the high Alps

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 Interlaken, Montreux, St. Moritz and Lugano. 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 Interlaken  

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Interlaken. Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first look around Interlaken.

Days 2-3. 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 wonderful cruises to idyllic lakeside villages. Take a trip to Harder Kulm with its stunning views over Interlaken or the scenic Schynige Platte - Alpine Garden. Other trips further afield: Bern, Lucerne or Zermatt! On most scenic mountain railways you get a 50% reduction including Schilthorn - Piz Gloria and the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, a real treat for any train enthusiast, as well as many other wonderful excursions in this beautiful region. 3 nights is not enough!

Day 4. GoldenPass Line to Montreux

This scenic journey has many highlights, as the GoldenPass Line train runs alongside Lake Thun before heading into the mountains and the lush pastures of the Simmen Valley. After a change of trains at Zweisimmen, you’ll journey on to the beautiful countryside around Saanen past the alpine resort of Gstaad, before a descent with fabulous views of Lake Geneva and Montreux where you’ll enjoy a 2 night stay.

Day 5. 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.

Day 6. Montreux to St. Moritz featuring the Glacier Express between Brig and St. Moritz

The day starts with your rail travel to Brig to join the Glacier Express with your reserved seats on its journey to St. Moritz in the scenic Upper Engadin region. This wonderful journey takes 6 hours in the comfort of special panoramic coaches where 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 Goms Valley, Oberalp Pass, the Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct.

Days 7-8. Time to explore St. Moritz

Your visit to St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin valley is greatly enhanced by FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars, giving you unlimited access to wonderful walks and excursions, including the excellent panoramic walk at Alp Languard with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular to Corviglia, connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m. 

Day 9. Bernina Express to Lugano

Your unforgettable journey on the Bernina Express meanders its way up the dramatic route crossing the stunning Bernina Pass at over 2,253m. Highlights of the journey include ancient gorges and amazing viaducts before your arrival in Tirano, just over the Italian border. Here you will join the distinctive red Bernina Express Bus and enjoy views through the panoramic windows of picturesque villages alongside Lake Como before crossing back into Switzerland. You’ll have your first glimpse of the lakeside Lugano, before checking into your hotel for a 2 night stay.  

Day 10. Lugano and the Ticino region

In Lugano, the Italian influence affects all aspects of life from the architecture to what you eat, and of course the shopping. Situated on stunning Lake Lugano, the town is also well placed for enjoying the mountains of the Ticino region and with your Swiss Travel Pass you can take the lake steamer to Gandria, a delightful, steep-sided village on the lakeside which makes a great place for lunch. The historic town of Bellinzona is well worth a visit, with three medieval castles demonstrating the historical importance of the town. 

Day 11. Last day

Time for a last look around Lugano. Your train back to Zurich airport will travel through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

 

Interlaken-Montreux on the GoldenPass Line, Montreux-St. Moritz on the regional rail and the Glacier Express, St. Moritz-Lugano on the Bernina Express


 

 

3 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Montreux, 3 nights in St. Moritz and 2 nights in Lugano:

  • Prices from £1,424 per person staying in 3 star hotels
  • Prices from £1,700 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.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES:

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  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 15 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 10 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the GoldenPass Line from Interlaken to Montreux
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Brig to St. Moritz including lunch
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Lugano
  • Engadin Card offering FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars around St. Moritz
  • 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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