8 days Mini Grand Tour

A celebration of the diverse natural beauty across the breadth of Switzerland

Panoramic carriages of the GoldenPass Line
Lugano lakeside
St. Moritz
This is just one example of a multi centre holiday featuring the train journeys and resorts described. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.


"A special highlights of Switzerland itinerary for lovers of travel. Journeys include the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express"

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Interlaken for 1 night

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Interlaken. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first look around the town.

Day 2 - Interlaken, then GoldenPass Line to Montreux for 1 night

With your Swiss Travel Pass, you’ll have time for a free lakes cruise from Interlaken, with views of the Jungfrau mountains. Then join the GoldenPass Line train for its famously scenic ascent to Gstaad and descent towards Lake Geneva and Montreux.

Day 3 - Montreux, then travel to Zermatt for 1 night

Take the morning for a free cruise on Lake Geneva or just soak up the lively café culture before making the journey to Zermatt. On arrival you will be able to enjoy views of the famous Matterhorn and you may have time to enjoy a sunset journey to the Gornergrat (50% reduction).

Day 4 - Glacier Express to St. Moritz for 1 night

The full Glacier Express experience for a fabulously slow and scenic journey across the Alps, where you can enjoy unbeatable views through your panoramic windows. The Oberalp Pass, Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct are all highlights of the route, as is the 3 course lunch served at your seat. Enjoy an evening stroll around St. Moritz.

Day 5 - Bernina Express to Lugano for 1 night

The Bernina Express offers magnificent views of alpine forests and mountain peaks as you travel towards the Italian border. Change in Tirano to the Bernina Bus for a journey through Italian countryside before crossing back into Switzerland and lakeside Lugano. There will be time for an evening ‘passegiata’ along the stunning lake shore.

Day 6 - Gotthard Panorama Express a rail and boat journey to Lucerne for 2 nights

Take another look around the elegant town of Lugano before starting your most enjoyable journey to Lucerne. The comfortable Gotthard train takes you slowly upwards on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On arrival in Flüelen in Central Switzerland you leave the train and join the paddle steamer for a scenic cruise along the whole length of the lake to your next resort.

Day 7 - Free day in and around Lucerne

A day to explore this historic town at your leisure, or you could use your Swiss Travel Pass to visit beautiful Mount Rigi, with a great choice of walking trails, restaurants and fantastic views over the lake. The Stanserhorn mountain is also included. You also have 50% reduction on travel to other regional mountains such as Pilatus and even the mighty Mount Titlis.

Day 8 - Last day

Time for a last look around before you board the train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.



1 night each in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano and 2 nights in Lucerne

Available April-October

Prices from £1,299 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,586 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £141. Half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from Heathrow to Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express and Bernina Express as described
  • 1st class reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express as described
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats. Travel on mountain railways and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking

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Swiss Trail Pass

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

Alp Grüm

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 in any of the resorts  
  • 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
  • Add more resorts - create a Grand Tour
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