8 days to Interlaken, Locarno & Lucerne

The hidden treasures of Switzerland’s lakes and mountains

Interlaken
Locarno promenade
Lucerne's lakefront
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.

 

"Charming scenic journeys Luzern-Interlaken Express, Lötschberg & Centovalli Lines and Gotthard Panorama Express"

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Day 1 - Arrive in Interlaken for 2 nights via the Luzern-Interlaken Express

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne to join the Luzern-Interlaken Express.

Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first look round Interlaken and get your bearings.

Day 2 - In and around the Bernese Oberland

Enjoy the fabulous scenery with a cruise around the two lakes of Thun and Brienz, travel into the stunning Jungfrau mountains where you can experience the incomparable rail journey to the UNESCO protected Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. You may also like to consider scenic trips to the Schynige Platte and the Schilthorn mountain. Interlaken is a great base to explore the region but don’t miss a visit to the Harder Kulm - Interlaken’s own special mountain. Your Swiss Travel Pass offers up to 50% discount on all mountain visits.

Day 3 - Travel on two lesser known scenic journeys to Locarno for 2 nights

Depart Interlaken by rail to Spiez and join the Lötschberg Line to Brig on the old, looping route via Kandersteg. Onward travel is by international train to Domodossola in Italy where you board the charming Centovalli Line to Locarno. Although there are three changes on this route it is well worthwhile to enjoy the changing scenery.

Day 4 - Enjoy the Ticino region of Switzerland

Situated on the shore of Lake Maggiore and enjoying the balmy sunshine, Locarno really is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the dolce vita. As well as the sparkling lake, visitors are treated to beautiful views of the green foothills of the southern Alps. The famous Piazza Grande offers boutique shops and an inviting Mediterranean-style café culture. The Ticino Ticket gives you free travel on the region’s buses and trains.

Day 5 - Gotthard Panorama Express - a 1st class rail and boat journey to Lucerne for 3 nights

Firstly travel to Bellinzona to join the 1st class panoramic carriages of the Gotthard Panorama Express, which then takes 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 paddle steamer or motor boat on the 1st class upper deck, for a scenic cruise along the whole length of the lake to historic Lucerne.

Day 6-7 - 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 lake cruises and the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. The Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and Klewenalp are also included free with your Swiss Travel Pass along with trips further afield: try the UNESCO Old Town of Bern or Lake Constance on the German border. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 8 - Last day

The one hour train journey to Zurich airport allows you time for a last look around and perhaps lunch in Lucerne before your flight to the UK.

 

Prices

2 nights in Interlaken and Locarno and 3 nights in Lucerne

Available April-October

Prices from £1,190 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,514 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £179. 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 (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 8 day 2nd class 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 Luzern-Interlaken Express and 1st class on the Gotthard Panorama Express
  • 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

Gotthard Panorama Express at Wassen

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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