8 days Interlaken and Montreux on the GoldenPass Line
From Lakes Thun to Lake Geneva on a favourite scenic journey
Experience a holiday linking the heart of Switzerland with the grandeur of the Swiss Riviera
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 and Montreux. 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 4 night stay and enjoy your first look around Interlaken.
Days 2-4. 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. Enjoy the dramatic ascent by cable car to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria and spectacular 360ᵒ views from the famous restaurant and 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. 4 nights is not enough!
Day 5. GoldenPass Line to Montreux
This scenic journey has many highlights. 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 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 Rochersde-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.
Interlaken-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