8 Day | Ultimate GoldenPass Express Discovery Holiday

Three favourite resorts and a stunning new train on this incredible journey

Luzern-Interlaken Express
Italie steamer on Lake Geneva

This is one of our 'Three Centre Scenic Rail' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in three resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by scenic rail journeys.  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


"The Luzern-Interlaken and GoldenPass Express routes link together the resorts of Lucerne in Central Switzerland, Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland and Montreux beside Lake Geneva. This holiday therefore brings together two favourite journeys and three of the very best lakes and mountains resorts. The holiday spans a week, but can be extended if you would like to stay in each resort a little longer."

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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 3 night stay and enjoy exploring the Old Town and lakeside.

Day 2-3 - Free days to enjoy the beautiful Old Town, lake and mountains

With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is perfect to enjoy free travel around the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. A lake cruise is a must along with the famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. The Stanserhorn open top deck cable car and the Stoos funicular are also included free with your Swiss Travel Pass along with trips further afield to Bern. Mount Pilatus and other mountain railways and cable cars around Lake Lucerne are available at a 50% reduction.

Day 4 - Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 2 nights

The striking Luzern-Interlaken Express journey is 2 hours of joy as you travel over the Brünig Pass and alongside the scenic lake to Interlaken. After check in you will have time to get a flavour of Interlaken and finalise your plans for exploring the region.

Day 5 - Free day in and around the Bernese Oberland

There is so much on offer here with your Swiss Travel Pass which you could use for free unlimited travel on the Lakes of Thun & Brienz and trips into the mountains at Wengen and Grindelwald where mountain railways and cable cars are offered with up to 50% reduction. A favourite trip is a leisurely cruise from Interlaken to Brienz then change to a half price journey on the Brienzer Rothorn steam railway which has been chugging away since 1892. A memorable visit to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe is available at 25% reduction.

Day 6 - The GoldenPass Express train to Montreux

A day to look forward to with this exceptional journey. 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 train switches track and travels on to the alpine resort of Gstaad, before the descent into Montreux, with fabulous views of Lake Geneva.

Day 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 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

3 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken and 2 nights in Montreux

Available all year

Prices from £1,487 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,700 per person staying in 4 star hotels

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

Half board prices: add from £208 per person in 3 star hotels (Lucerne & Interlaken only); from £188 in 4 star hotels (Lucerne only)


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 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 throughout 2024
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