12 Day Holiday From Sunny Lakes To Dramatic Mountains

Experience the lakeside resorts of Lugano and Weggis and the village of Grindelwald at the foot of the Eiger

Flüelen - where you change between boat and rail on the Gotthard Panorama Express
Lugano lakeside
Grindelwald view

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. 

 

"Experience Italian style in Lugano, a quiet Swiss lakeside village in Central Switzerland and the sweet mountain air of the high Alps. Travel between resorts on the Gotthard Panorama Express and Luzern-Interlaken Express"

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore the lakeside resort of Lugano

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with train to Lugano. Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first taste of the Italian way of life in the Ticino region of Switzerland.

Day 2-3 - Enjoy the warmth of southern Switzerland

Soak up the Italian style atmosphere of this attractive lakeside resort. Your Ticino Ticket gives you free travel on the region’s buses and trains to explore the area. You can even visit the medieval town of Bellinzona, which boasts three medieval castles. There are also discounts on the funiculars to visit the local mountains.

Day 4 - Gotthard Panorama Express - a 1st class rail and boat journey to Weggis for 2 nights

Take another look around the elegant town of Lugano before starting your most enjoyable journey to Weggis. The 1st class panoramic carriages take you slowly upwards via the old Gotthard tunnel on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On arrival in Flüelen in Central Switzerland you leave the train and join the lake boat on the 1st class upper deck, for a scenic lake cruise to Weggis for 4 nights.

Day 5-7 - Weggis and Central Switzerland

The delightful lakeside resort of Weggis is a peaceful village nestling below Mount Rigi. You should make time for a visit on the famous cog railway to Mount Pilatus and of course cable car and railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. A day on Mount Rigi has wonderful walks, restaurants and amazing views from so many vantage points. From Rigi Kulm you can see 13 lakes and a sea of mountain peaks. Other recommendations include the Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and Klewenalp. The historic town of Lucerne is nearby and has wonderful sightseeing, shopping and restaurants.

Day 8 - Travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express

The day starts with a boat journey to Lucerne to connect with the panoramic coaches of the Luzern-Interlaken Express which offer wonderful views on this two hour journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken. Change for your last rail journey up to the mountains of Grindelwald for 4 nights.

Day 9-11 - Grindelwald and the Jungfrau mountains

Grindelwald is a mountain resort situated at just over 1,000m at the foot of the mighty Eiger and with easy access into the high mountains. Summer 2021 visitors can enjoy the new Eiger Express 26 seater cable cars to the Eiger Station where you can link to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, enjoy one of the spectacular walks, or return by train via the Kleine Scheidegg. Other great trips are the First for heavenly hiking trails, clear lakes and a stunning ‘cliff walk’. Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable cars are also recommended.

Day 12 - Last day

After a last look around at the village, you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.

 

Prices

3 nights in Lugano and 4 nights each in Weggis and Grindelwald

Available June-October

Prices from £1,563 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,698 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £64. Half board prices: add £413 per person in 3 star hotels; £445 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 Lugano and Grindelwald to Zurich airport
  • 11 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 1st class travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express Lugano-Weggis with reserved seats on the rail section. 2nd class rail travel as described Weggis-Grindelwald with reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express
  • 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
  • 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.
 

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

Luzern-Interlaken Express

Your scenic train journeys

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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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