8 Day | Switzerland's Top Lakeside Resorts Holiday

A true scenic delight featuring the new GoldenPass Express to Montreux

Luzern-Interlaken Express
Jesuit Church, Lucerne
Italie steamer on Lake Geneva

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 memorable holiday combining stays beside two of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes with a journey across mountain passes on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Express"

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

Day 1 - Arrive and explore charming Lucerne

Fly from the UK to Zurich in under 2 hours with connecting rail travel to Lucerne.

Welcome to your hotel for your 4 night stay and enjoy exploring the Old Town and lakeside.

Day 2-4 - Free days to enjoy the beautiful Old Town, lake and mountains

With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is perfectly placed to enjoy free travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. A lake cruise is a great way to relax with a restaurant on board - treat yourself to lunch with a longer cruise to Brunnen or even Flüelen. Also included free with your Swiss Travel Pass are the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi, the Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and the Stoos funicular with trips further afield to Bern. Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars around Lake Lucerne are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 5 - Luzern-Interlaken Express and the GoldenPass Express train to Montreux

A day to look forward to with these two exceptional journeys. The Luzern-Interlaken Express travels over the amazing Brünig Pass and alongside scenic Lake Brienz to Interlaken where you board the GoldenPass Express all the way to Montreux. Enjoy views of Lake Thun as you head into the mountains and the Simmen Valley to Zweisimmen. Here, the new train switches track and travels on to the alpine resort of Gstaad, before the descent into Montreux, with fabulous views of Lake Geneva.

Day 6-7 - Explore Montreux and glittering Lake Geneva

Montreux is a fascinating town, with cafés and a wonderful promenade which you can follow to the romantic Chillon Castle. Entry is free with your Swiss Travel Pass, as is travel on the lake steamers and mainline trains so you can visit Geneva for the day, or perhaps Lausanne and the vineyards at Lavaux. The mountain railway to Les Rochers-De-Naye at 50% reduction is highly recommended for spectacular views. Chaplin's World Museum in Vevey is also a great visit with 50% off with your Riviera Card.

Day 8 - Last day

Time for your last look around Montreux before your journey back to the UK.


2024 Guide Prices (please ask us for 2025 prices)

4 nights in Lucerne and 3 nights in Montreux

Prices from £1,429 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,661 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £192 per person

Half board prices (Lucerne only): add from £152 per person (3 star) or from £250 per person (4 star)


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, and also to Geneva airport)
  • 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 on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and the GoldenPass Express Interlaken-Montreux (both 2nd class)
  • Riviera Card in Montreux offering free local buses and reductions for local places of interest
  • 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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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass

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

GoldenPass Express

Your scenic train journeys

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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 2024 & 2025
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