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The new GoldenPass Express - where the grandeur of the Swiss Riviera meets the glories of the Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Express
Montreux on Lake Geneva
Hohestrasse, Interlaken

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  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, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 8 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

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


"Take the opportunity to enjoy one of the most loved journeys in Switzerland! The GoldenPass Express takes you on a leisurely ride from Lake Geneva to Lake Thun, through idyllic countryside and across the Bernese Alps. "

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

Day 1 - Arrive and explore elegant Montreux

Fly from the UK to Zurich in under 2 hours with connecting rail travel to Montreux.

Welcome to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy exploring the famous lakeside promenade.

Day 2-3 - Free days to enjoy Montreux and stunning Lake Geneva

Montreux is fascinating town, with cafés and a wonderful promenade which you can follow to the romantic Chillon Castle. Entry is free with your Swiss Travel Pass, as is travel on the lake steamers and mainline trains so you can visit Geneva for the day, or perhaps Lausanne and the vineyards at Lavaux. The mountain railway to Les Rochers-De-Naye at 50% reduction is highly recommended for spectacular views. Chaplin's World in Vevey is also a great visit with 50% off with your Riviera Card.

Day 4 - The GoldenPass Express to Interlaken

A day to savour with your journey on the GoldenPass Express to Interlaken. The trains starts off with a stunning ascent as you leave Montreux and head for the high meadows and dramatic mountain views. Passing through Gstaad you then reach Zweisimmen where the train switches track for the journey down the Simmen valley to Spiez and the final run alongside Lake Thun to Interlaken.

Day 5-7 - Discover Interlaken and the glorious Bernese Oberland

There is so much on offer here with your Swiss Travel Pass which you could use for free unlimited travel on the lakes of Thun & Brienz. A favourite trip is a leisurely cruise from Interlaken to Brienz then change to a half price trip on the Brienzer Rothorn steam railway which has been chugging away since 1892. You can also travel for free to the alpine villages of Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Grindelwald. From here, the mountain railways and cable cars are offered with up to 50% reduction, or a memorable visit to the Jungfraujoch is available at 25% reduction. We also suggest a return day trip on the Luzern-Interlaken Express (free with your Swiss Travel Pass) - this striking journey is 2 hours of relaxation and fabulous views each way as you travel over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne.

Day 8 - Last day

Time for your last look around the joys of Interlaken before your journey back to the UK.


2024 Guide Prices (please ask us for 2025 prices)

3 nights in Montreux and 4 nights in Interlaken

Available all year

Prices from £1,494 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,628 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £192 per person


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich including taxes and hold baggage (flights are available from around the UK, and to Geneva airport)
  • 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
  • Reserved seats on the GoldenPass Express Montreux-Interlaken (2nd class)
  • Riviera Card in Montreux offering free local buses and reductions to local places of interest
  • Personalised full 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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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass

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

GoldenPass Express

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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 2024 & 2025
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