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  Description This journey includes the train ride on one of the most scenic routes through Switzerland on board of the Glacier Express. And also, you get the chance to discover historic Lucerne, glamorous St. Moritz, charming Zermatt and the gateway to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – Interlaken. Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. Free 1st class rail ticket upgrade during April & May.   Highlights Lucerne and Pilatus The Upper Engadine with St. Moritz Panoramic ride through Goms and Rheinschlucht Gorge View the Alps through the tremendous panoramic windows Zermatt and Gornergrat Interlaken and Jungfraujoch Matterhorn – the king of the mountains Inclusions 7 nights stay at 3 star hotels (Covering Lucerne, Zermatt, Interlaken and St. Moritz) Daily breakfast Train ticket in 2nd class 50% reduction on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats) Seat reservation for Glacier Express Excursion to Mount Pilatus, Gornergrat and Jungfrau (non-guided) Swiss Coupon Pass.   Day 1 Arrival by public transport (2nd class) from the Swiss border/airport to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne. Meals: Breakfast Day 2 Breathtaking mountain trip to Mount Pilatus. Overnight stay in Lucerne. Meals: Breakfast Day 3 Train journey via Zurich and Chur to the world famous holiday resort of St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz. Meals: Breakfast Day 4 Travel in the panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express (incl. 2nd class seat reservation). The eight-hour journey will take you from St. Moritz to Zermatt. You will cross various bridges and high altitudes and marvel at the unique landscape and the spectacular artistry of the rail construction. Overnight stay in Zermatt. Meals: Breakfast Day 5 The cogwheel train will take you up to 3089 m to the Gornergrat with an excellent view of the mighty Matterhorn. Overnight stay in Zermatt. Meals: Breakfast Day 6 Train journey through the Bernese Oberland to Interlaken. Overnight stay in Interlaken. Meals: Breakfast Day 7 Take the train from Interlaken to the Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger. Change trains and ride via ‘Eiger Gletscher’ to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m with some breathtaking views of the Aletsch glacier at 22 km the longest in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight stay in Interlaken. Meals: Breakfast Day 8 Return journey by public transport (2nd class) from Interlaken to the Swiss border/airport or extend your stay.     EXCLUSION Airfares Visa Travel insurance Optional tours All items of personal nature: e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email, laundry services bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staffs and driver/guides. In most cases tips and gratuities are at the sole discretion of the clients. All other expenses and services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’.      View More
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Description

This journey includes the train ride on one of the most scenic routes through Switzerland on board of the Glacier Express. And also, you get the chance to discover historic Lucerne, glamorous St. Moritz, charming Zermatt and the gateway to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – Interlaken.

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.

St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.

Free 1st class rail ticket upgrade during April & May.

 

Highlights

Lucerne and Pilatus
The Upper Engadine with St. Moritz
Panoramic ride through Goms and Rheinschlucht Gorge
View the Alps through the tremendous panoramic windows
Zermatt and Gornergrat
Interlaken and Jungfraujoch
Matterhorn – the king of the mountains

Inclusions

7 nights stay at 3 star hotels (Covering Lucerne, Zermatt, Interlaken and St. Moritz)
Daily breakfast
Train ticket in 2nd class
50% reduction on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
Seat reservation for Glacier Express
Excursion to Mount Pilatus, Gornergrat and Jungfrau (non-guided)
Swiss Coupon Pass.

 

Day 1

Arrival by public transport (2nd class) from the Swiss border/airport to Lucerne.

Overnight stay in Lucerne.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

Breathtaking mountain trip to Mount Pilatus.

Overnight stay in Lucerne.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Train journey via Zurich and Chur to the world famous holiday resort of St. Moritz.

Overnight stay in St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Travel in the panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express (incl. 2nd class seat reservation). The eight-hour journey will take you from St. Moritz to Zermatt. You will cross various bridges and high altitudes and marvel at the unique landscape and the spectacular artistry of the rail construction.

Overnight stay in Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

The cogwheel train will take you up to 3089 m to the Gornergrat with an excellent view of the mighty Matterhorn.

Overnight stay in Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Train journey through the Bernese Oberland to Interlaken.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Take the train from Interlaken to the Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger. Change trains and ride via ‘Eiger Gletscher’ to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m with some breathtaking views of the Aletsch glacier at 22 km the longest in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Return journey by public transport (2nd class) from Interlaken to the Swiss border/airport or extend your stay.

 

 

EXCLUSION

Airfares
Visa
Travel insurance
Optional tours
All items of personal nature: e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email, laundry services bills etc.
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staffs and driver/guides. In most cases tips and gratuities are at the sole discretion of the clients.
All other expenses and services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’.

 

 

 

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