11 Day | Grand Winter and Spring Tour

Experience scenic rail journeys through snowy landscapes including Luzern-Interlaken Express and Glacier Express

Winter walking on Mount Rigi
Luzern-Interlaken Express scenic journey in the winter
Winter's view of Stockalper, Brig

This is one of our 'Scenic Touring' holidays, offering you the chance to experience the full diversity of the Swiss landscape and enjoy a good number of scenic rail journeys. You'll stay in a variety of lakes and mountains resorts across the country. There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room or adding more resorts and rail journeys.

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

 

"Travel through Switzerland’s winter wonderland and experience these scenic rail journeys in their winter covering of snow, including visits to the iconic winter resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz."

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Lucerne for 3 nights

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne for 3 nights. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first views of Lucerne and its beautiful lake.

Day 2-3 - Lucerne and Central Switzerland

Historic Lucerne is a pleasure to stroll around and we recommend a day in the town, visiting the museums, the famous Chapel Bridge, enjoying the atmosphere and doing some shopping. On your other days you can explore Mount Rigi - highly recommended for views and winter walks – try a winter cruise Lake Lucerne or a visit by cable car to Mount Pilatus.

Day 4 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 3 nights

A popular 2 hour journey along a very scenic route. Take in the views through your panoramic windows – including the fabulous Brünig Pass, the resort of Meiringen and a final run alongside Lake Brienz and into Interlaken.

Day 5-6 - Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland

Interlaken is a lively town and with its excellent transport connections offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and visits into the winter wonderland of the Jungfrau mountains. The Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3,571m is a breath taking experience in the high Alps. You can now travel via the 24 seater Eiger Express cable cars from Grindelwald to Eiger glacier station.

Day 7 - Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig for 2 nights

A lovely journey today. Travel by train to Spiez  where you change to the Lötschberg Regio Express. This historic route loops through the mountains via Kandersteg and offers fantastic views over the countryside en route to the historic town of Brig.

Day 8 - Return visit to Zermatt with a journey on the Gornergrat railway

Zermatt is just a 90 minute journey where you will be able to enjoy unforgettable views of the Matterhorn from the village and travel on the Gornergrat cog railway to over 10,000 feet with outstanding views.

Day 9 - Glacier Express to Chur for 2 nights

Glacier Express a fabulously slow and scenic journey across the Alps, where you can enjoy unbeatable views through your panoramic windows. On this shorter section to Chur (4 hours) you still have lunch served at your seat and can enjoy views of the Oberalp Pass and the Rhine Gorge before arrival into Chur.

Day 10 - Chur and return travel to St. Moritz is included

From Chur, we have included a famous return journey to St. Moritz. travelling on the route of the Glacier Express, which in the winter months has the advantage of travel in the daylight hours to soak up the wonderful views through the high Alps via fantastic bridges, viaducts and tunnels with dramatic winter scenery to enjoy. Time to enjoy a look around this chic ski resort and high end shops.

Day 11 - Last day

A last look around historic Chur before you board the train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.

 

2024 Guide Prices

3 nights each in Lucerne and Interlaken, 2 nights each in Brig and Chur

Available December to May

Prices from £1,970 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £2,094 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement from £192. Half board prices: add from £467 per person in 3 star hotels; from £400 in 4 star hotels (except Interlaken).


 

Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich including taxes and hold baggage (flights available from around the UK)
  • 15 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 10 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class rail travel between your resorts as described with reserved seats on the Glacier Express including lunch and return regional rail travel Brig to Zermatt and Chur to St. Moritz
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for mountain railways and cable cars. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com
 

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Swiss Trail Pass
 

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

Glacier Express near Andermatt in winter

Your scenic train journeys

You can discover more about the scenic route by clicking below

 
 
 

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Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct
Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights along the way
  • Add on lakes & mountains excursions
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade to superior hotel rooms
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2024
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