15 Days Swiss Experience With Six Scenic Rail Journeys

Explore the breadth of Switzerland with stays in Locarno, Lucerne, Interlaken, Brig & Chur

Wattinger Curve on the Gotthard Panorama Express
View to Brissago Islands
Chur

This is a Swiss Travel Pass holiday which offers the unlimited free travel for scenic day trips. It can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including adding more resorts and rail journeys. The Swiss Travel Pass also gives you up to 50% reductions on cable cars and mountain railways.

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning. 

 

"Experience scenic rail journeys through Switzerland's diverse and beautiful lakes and mountains landscapes. Six outstanding scenic journeys are included, and the opportunity to explore five of our favourite resorts"

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


Day 1 - Arrive and explore Locarno

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Locarno for 2 nights. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first views of Locarno and Lake Maggiore.

Day 2 - Locarno and the Centovalli Line

Explore this lakeside town at your leisure. The whole region has a strong Italian influence; you can even take a trip into Italy on the scenic Centovalli Line. This journey is covered by your Swiss Travel Pass and makes for a delightful day out, with charming views of the countryside and the chance to find a trattoria for lunch in the town of Domodossola.

Day 3 - Travel 1st class to Lucerne on the Gotthard Panorama Express for 4 nights

Travel to Bellinzona to join the 1st class panoramic carriages of the Gotthard Panorama Express, which takes you slowly upwards via the old Gotthard tunnel on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On arrival in Flüelen, leave the train and join the lake boat on the 1st class upper deck, for a scenic cruise along the whole length of the lake to historic Lucerne.

Day 4-6 - Lucerne and 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 for a lake cruise and the famous 150 year old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. The Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and the Stoos funicular are also included with your Swiss Travel Pass. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 7 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 3 nights

The Luzern-Interlaken Express is 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 8-9 - Explore the Bernese Oberland

With your Swiss Travel Pass you can enjoy free travel on a cruise around the two lakes of Thun and Brienz and travel into the stunning Jungfrau mountains at Wengen, Mürren or Grindelwald. You may like to consider a trip on the mountain railways or cable cars with a 50% discount to Schynige Platte, Schilthorn or Harder Kulm - Interlaken’s own special mountain.

Day 10 - Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig for 2 nights

A lovely journey today. Take a scenic cruise on the lake to the town of Thun, where you change to rail and the Lötschberg Line. This historic route loops through the mountains via Kandersteg and offers fantastic views over the countryside en route to Brig.

Day 11 - Brig and Zermatt

Brig is an important historical trading town, as you can see from the merchant buildings and the impressive Stockalper Castle. You can relax here, or why not take a trip to Zermatt with your Swiss Travel Pass. It is just a 90 minute journey and you will be able to enjoy unforgettable views of the Matterhorn from the village or maybe even plan a trip on the Gornergrat railway (50% reduction).

Day 12 - Glacier Express to Chur for 3 nights

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 13-14 - Chur and the Rhaetian Railway

From Chur, we have included more famous journeys on the Rhaetian Rail network. The Arosa Line is an amazing journey, where the train climbs up to 1,800m in an hour and offers wonderful views en route. Enjoy pretty Arosa or take the cable car to visit the Weisshorn mountain (50% reduction). The second journey is the Bernina Express – a full day return travelling through the high Alps via fantastic bridges, viaducts and tunnels with equally dramatic scenery to enjoy.

Day 15 - Last day

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

 

Prices

2 nights in Locarno, 4 nights in Lucerne, 3 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Brig and 3 nights in Chur

Available April-October

Prices from £2,158 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £2,449 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £212. Half board prices: add £455 per person in 3 star hotels (except Locarno); £624 in 4 star hotels

 

Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 15 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 14 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express, with reserved seats on the rail section. 2nd class reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express, Glacier Express including lunch and Bernina Express
  • Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats, scenic trains and some mountain journeys as described. Travel on other mountain railways/cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round.
 

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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

Bernina Express

Your scenic train journeys

You can discover more about these scenic routes by clicking below

 
 
 
 
 
 

Enjoy a short video of the Luzern-Interlaken Expre


Build your own scenic itinerary

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
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