10 Days Switzerland’s Scenery With Treno Gottardo

Enjoy excursions to majestic mountains and glittering lakes, staying in Lucerne, Locarno & Interlaken

Views from Treno Gottardo near Wassen
Locarno promenade
Harder Kulm

This is a Half Fare Card holiday which offers the ultimate flexibility. It can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including adding more resorts and rail journeys and changing the duration. The Half Fare Card gives you up to 50% reductions on excursions.

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


"A magnificent array of lakes and mountains excursions is available from your resorts, contrasting 3 very different regions of beautiful Switzerland. Connecting your resorts are journeys on the scenic Treno Gottardo and Centovalli Line"

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Day 1 - Arrive and explore charming Lucerne

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 glimpse of Lucerne.

Day 2-3 - Explore Lucerne and Central Switzerland

Lucerne is the perfect spot from which to explore the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. It boasts an Old Town with a cuckoo clock feel and beautifully preserved buildings featuring their original painted façades. A cruise on Lake Lucerne is a must, without doubt one of the most beautiful lakes with a shoreline dotted with idyllic villages. The mountains are also close by enjoy the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi which is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2021. Other recommendations include Mount Pilatus, the Stanserhorn open top cable car and Mount Titlis which is reached via Engelberg.

Day 4 - Scenic rail journey on the Treno Gottardo Line to Locarno

This new scenic route around Lake Lucerne via Brunnen and Flüelen then heads up the Reuss valley with ever changing views towards the historic Gotthard pass. The line loops three times past the church at Wassen to the original 19th century Gotthard tunnel after which you dramatically arrive in the beautiful Italian Ticino region of Switzerland. There is a slow looping decent to Bellinzona on route to Locarno on Lake Maggiore for 3 nights.

Day 5-6 - Locarno and the Ticino region

Locarno is a resort where the Italian influence affects all aspects of life, from the architecture to what you eat. Situated on stunning Lake Maggiore, with the lakeside village of Ascona only a bus ride away, Locarno is also well placed for enjoying the mountains.

Your Ticino Ticket gives you free travel on local trains and buses helping you get the most out of your holiday. You could visit the region’s historical capital, Bellinzona, with three fabulous historic castles to explore or take a day to visit Lugano, now only 30 minutes away by train.

Day 7 - Locarno to Interlaken on an interesting journey with the Centovalli

From Locarno you travel on the charming Centovalli Line to Domodossola to join the international train to Spiez and the short journey to Interlaken, where you will stay for 3 nights. After check in you will have time to get a flavour of this interesting town.

Day 8-9 - Free time in and around the Bernese Oberland

Explore the lakes of Brienz and Thun which have wonderful cruises to idyllic lakeside villages. You could travel to the alpine viewpoints of Harder KulmSchynige Platte and the Schilthorn-Piz Gloria – or try the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, a treat for any rail enthusiast. Alternatively, travel on the remarkable new cable cars from Grindelwald to the Eiger station and enjoy spectacular walks or experience a different way to connect with the train to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe.

Day 10 - Last day

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


2022 Guide Prices

3 nights each in Lucerne, Locarno and Interlaken

Available all year

Prices from £1,320 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,530 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £79. Half board prices: add £341 per person in 3 star hotels; £363 in 4 star hotels.


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 2nd class rail travel Zurich airport to Lucerne and Interlaken to Zurich airport
  • 9 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class travel Lucerne-Locarno as described on the Treno Gottardo and Locarno-Interlaken with the Centovalli Line and regional rail as described
  • Ticino Ticket offering free bus and train travel around the region
  • Half Fare Card giving you half or reduced price on all excursions mentioned
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Half Fare Card is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats (Swiss part of Lake Maggiore only), 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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Wassen on the Gotthard route

Your scenic train journeys

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Build your own scenic itinerary

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 2022
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