5 Days To Lucerne And Interlaken

Switzerland's best loved resorts connected by a scenic rail journey

Luzern-Interlaken Express
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

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 wonderful introduction to Switzerland. Stay in the resorts with the widest choice of lakes and mountains excursions, and enjoy a journey on the Luzern-Interlaken Express with its glorious views. "

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore charming Lucerne for 2 nights
Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne. Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy your first glimpse of this favourite resort.
Day 2 - Free day in and around Lucerne
Lucerne has a beautiful Old Town to explore. Lucerne is also the perfect spot from which to enjoy travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. You should make time for a lake cruise and the famous old cogwheel railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi or Mount Pilatus. The Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and Klewenalp are also recommended.
Day 3 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 2 nights
Time to relax and enjoy your delightful 2 hour journey over the Brünig Pass and alongside the scenic lakes to Interlaken. After check in you will have time to get a flavour of this interesting town.
Day 4 - Free day in 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 Kulm, Schynige Platte - 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 5 - 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

2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Interlaken

Available all year

Prices from £826 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £931 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £62. Half board prices: add £143 per person in 3 star hotels; £179 in 4 star hotels.

Switch to a Swiss Travel Pass to include excursions by rail, boat and bus, with up to 50% discount on cable cars for £142 2nd class or £194 1st class.


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
  • 4 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 Luzern-Interlaken Express
  • 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, 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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Luzern-Interlaken Express

Your scenic train journey

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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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