The Swiss Holiday Company

11 day holiday with scenic journeys on the Gotthard Panorama Express, Centovalli Line, Glacier Express and the Bernina Express A real scenic delight, staying in Lucerne, Locarno, Brig and St. Moritz

These beautiful journeys showcase the very best of Switzerland as you cross the Alps at a relaxing pace, experiencing outstanding alpine scenery and stunning lakes

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, Locarno, Brig and St. Moritz. 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 Lucerne with all that you expect from a Swiss holiday

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

Days 2-3. In and around 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 to explore the mountains including the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi and glorious Mount Pilatus. 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 4. Gotthard Panorama Express to Locarno

This unforgettable journey starts with a 2½ hour cruise on a vintage paddle steamer or saloon motor vessel, while taking in the beautiful sights of Lake Lucerne all the way to Flüelen. You’ll then join your train for some of the highlights of a spectacular journey past the Devil’s Bridge and through the original Gotthard Tunnel before meandering down into the Ticino region and the town of Locarno for the next 2 nights.

Day 5. Experience Italian Switzerland: culture, language and an abundance of Italian restaurants

The mountains are never far away and with your Swiss Travel Pass you can reach the beautiful church of Madonna del Sasso at Orselina. The historic town of Bellinzona is well worth a visit, with three medieval castles demonstrating the historical importance of the town.

Day 6. Travel to Brig on Centovalli Line

The journey begins on the Centovalli Line which meanders alongside wild canyons and dreamy villages to Domodossola in Italy where you change to the main route to Brig through the Simplon Tunnel into Switzerland.

Day 7. Visit Zermatt or the Aletsch Glacier

With your Swiss Travel Pass you can visit the famous resort of Zermatt where the Matterhorn seems to cast a spell over this high Alpine village. If you want to go higher there are a number of dramatic mountain railways and cable cars available at a 50% reduction. The stunning Aletsch Glacier is another incredible trip from Brig with a of villages boasting the best place to view its 14 mile length.

Day 8. Glacier Express to St. Moritz for 3 nights

Today you will join the leisurely Glacier Express train 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 9-10. Time to explore this chic resort and take a day trip on the  Bernina Express to Tirano

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. Your holiday price 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 find a welcoming trattoria for lunch.

Day 11. Last day

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

Lucerne-Locarno on the Gotthard Panorama Express, Locarno-Brig on the Centovalli Line and regional rail and Brig-St. Moritz on the Glacier Express


 

 

3 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Locarno, 2 nights in Brig and 3 nights in St. Moritz:

  • Prices from £1,460 per person staying in 3 star hotels
  • Prices from £1,801 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 Gotthard Panorama Express from Lucerne to Locarno
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Brig to St. Moritz including lunch
  • 2nd class return reserved seats on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano
  • 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  
  • 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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