8 Day | Steam Railway Highlights Holiday

Experience special journeys around Switzerland including the Furka and Brienz steam railways

Furka railway
Andermatt
Harder Kulm

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 8 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

 

"A very special holiday including scenic journeys between resorts AND two steam trains in different mountain regions. Enjoy the scenery of the high Alps and stunning views above the lakes"

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore the high Alps village of Andermatt

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail connections to Andermatt. Welcome to the Radisson Blu hotel for your 2 night stay.

Day 2 - An unforgettable journey on the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

Limited departures from mid-June to early October.

Travel by train on the short journey to Oberwald, the start of your 2 hour nostalgic journey to Realp on the Furka Line steam railway. The Furka railway rescued this special 17.8km section of historic track so that travellers could continue to enjoy the magnificent views it offers of the Rhone Glacier. An amazing experience and a joyful highlight of this steam rail holiday. One way travel on the Furka Line is included, with return by mainline rail. Supplement of £67 2nd class or £157 1st class for the return steam journey. 

Day 3 - Travel to Interlaken with a choice of picturesque routes

With your Swiss Travel Pass you have a choice of leisurely routes to Interlaken. We suggest travelling down the Goms Valley to Brig and taking the historic Lötschberg Line to Spiez, with onward rail to Interlaken.

Day 4-7 - Time to explore the Bernese Oberland including the Brienzer Rothorn Steam Railway

We have included two journeys whilst staying in Interlaken, firstly a leisurely cruise from Interlaken to Brienz to join the Brienzer Rothorn nostalgic steam cog railway. Chugging away since 1892, the three generations of locomotives provide a daily service through the summer with that special joy you only get from steam trains! Time to enjoy refreshments and the view from the 2,350m summit before your return journey by rail or lake steamer. Your other trip is a visit to Lucerne for the day on the Luzern-Interlaken Express - a delightful journey over the Brünig Pass with time to enjoy this beautiful Old Town and lake. If you want to make a longer day of it you can even plan to visit Mount Rigi mountain also included with your Swiss Travel Pass. On your other two days you can choose to visit the alpine villages of Wengen, Mürren or Grindelwald free with your Swiss Travel Pass, with travel up into the mountains at a 50% reduction or 25% off to the famous Jungfraujoch. Alternatively, with your Swiss Travel Pass enjoy a free cruise to visit one of the beautiful villages on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz or travel to the historic Swiss capital Bern.

Day 8 - Last day

You have time for a last look around the town before you take the train to the airport for your flight to the UK after a truly memorable holiday.

 

2024 Guide Prices

2 nights in Andermatt and 5 nights in Interlaken

Available June-October

Prices from £1,629 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £248 per person

Half board prices: add from £358 per person

 

Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich including taxes and hold baggage (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
  • Reserved seats one way on the Furka Line Steam Railway Oberwald-Realp (2nd class). Return travel via regional rail
  • Regional rail and Lötschberg Regio Express Andermatt-Interlaken (2nd class)
  • Return tickets on the Brienzer Rothorn mountain railway
  • Return reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express (2nd class)
  • Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for 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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Swiss Trail Pass
 

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

Brienzer Rothorn steam train

Your scenic train journeys

You can discover more about these scenic routes by clicking below

 
 

Furka Line video


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