The spectacular 10-day Magical Winter Rail Tour of Switzerland will take you through breathtaking regions, dazzling landscapes, and exhilarating adventures. Experience scenic views of Switzerland while riding in ultra comfort on some of the most iconic railways in the world.
This is a journey of a lifetime, filled with quaint towns, majestic glaciers, and breathtaking sights in between.
Switzerland is a stunning and intriguing country. With that being said, this journey has been meticulously planned to showcase the very best it has to offer during the winter, enjoying epic mountainous valleys, incredible snow-capped peaks, stunning waterfalls, postcard picture scenery wherever you look, and look you will, from your relaxing seats onboard Switzerland's incredible rail network. Check off this wonderful once in a lifetime trip aboard the Glacier Express, or the ‘must do’ Bernina line and everywhere in between, this is sure to be a trip that lives long in your memories.
You have the freedom to decide how you want to spend your first day in Lucerne, allowing yourself to welcome this beautiful but compact city at your own convenience and pace. The unforgettable journey kicks off on day 2, as you head off into the waterfalls of Interlaken, followed by Zermatt, and St. Moritz, a fusion of glitz, flair, and action, not to mention the gorgeous surroundings. You'll have the opportunity to venture on the Glacier Express between Zermatt and St. Moritz, the slowest express train on the planet. Add to that a journey along the renowned UNESCO-protected Bernina and Albula lines, which should check off all the boxes for Switzerland's "must do" rail rides.
You may unwind knowing that all of your travel requirements, including chic, comfortable lodgings, have been met for your 10-day holiday. During this memorable journey, you will travel on some of Switzerland's greatest panoramic railways and be captivated by glaciers, powdery snow, and frozen lakes! To make this trip truly unique, select from a wide range of optional mountain excursions and thrilling ski activities while exploring some of Europe's most renowned resorts.
And we haven’t even mentioned Zurich’s legendary Christmas markets, need we say more?!
Spend the first night in Lucerne to settle down after your flight, before two overnight stays in Interlaken, Zermatt, and St. Moritz. Finish your trip with two nights in Switzerland's largest city, Zurich.
Enjoy two nights in a sophisticated and stylish hotel in the charming centre of Zurich. Why not check out the magical Christmas markets from here (Nov 24 – Dec 24 2022)
Enjoy a one-way transfer by rail from the airport to your Zurich hotel, fully included in your trip. The nation is well known for its first-rate rail services, which are among the best (and most scenic) in the whole rail industry.
You will be treated to a total of six delectable breakfasts, each of which will be freshly prepared to provide you with the fuel you need for an eventful day.
Explore some of the most beautiful rail tracks in the world and admire Switzerland's splendour in style and comfort. 2nd class tickets are included in your itinerary for a seamless rail connection from place to place, feel free to upgrade to 1st class rail tickets to enhance your experience further.
When we said that we took care of everything, we really meant it. The package includes seat reservations on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz and the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Pontresina, where you'll return by regional service.
We stuck our neck out to save you some cash on additional train tickets and mountain excursions.
You will be staying in some of Switzerland's finest 3-star hotels, starting with a night in Lucerne and proceeding with two nights in Interlaken, Zermatt, St. Moritz, and Zurich. Standard amenities may include:
Travelling alone? Enjoy the comfort that these 3 star hotels have to offer in a solo supplement room that is outfitted with everything you could imagine. Typical amenities might include:
Why not add a little comfort to ensure you're ready for yet another day of exploration? We will confirm the hotels closer to the trip's departure date, but you can be guaranteed that they will all be centrally located and equipped with every amenity for a restful night's sleep. Typical amenities might include:
Travelling solo? Enjoy the comfort that these 4 Star hotels have to offer in a solo supplement room that is outfitted with everything you could imagine.
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There isn't much space for improvement from here, is there? Enjoy a sheer class of luxury in every city you set foot in, and relish all the commodities these 5 star hotel picks come with.
Typical amenities might include:
Travelling solo? Enjoy the comfort that these 5 Star hotels have to offer in a solo supplement room that is outfitted with everything you could imagine.
Typical amenities might include:
The breathtaking scenery in Switzerland demands exploration. Put on your boots, grab your walking sticks, and prepare to be amazed by nature's breathtaking splendour.
Swiss cities have it all: fortresses, artisan beer, concerts, and innovative eateries. Never before has a city been so accessible to the great outdoors. One can easily access surrounding peaks via gondola, chairlift and incredible train’s, unwind at riverfront cafés with mountain vista.
Once out in nature, Switzerland starts showing its true personality. The country is renowned for its scenic train routes, which rank among the most breathtaking in the entire rail industry. These traverse the most magnificent mountain landscapes, picturesque valleys, and quaint villages, as well as ice-blue glaciers and lakes. They are indeed an integral part of the nation's heritage and history.
Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by train (included) from the airport to your comfortable accommodation in Lucerne. You'll have a day to yourself to explore the gorgeous city before you head off on your way to Interlaken. The Jungfrau Ski Region in Interlaken, the Zermatt Glacier Paradise, St. Moritz, and the alluring Zurich are just a few of the places you'll have the chance to visit. Once in Zurich, a full day at your leisure awaits to wander around what is considered to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Standard facilities you can expect throughout your journey may include:
Please Note: Zurich & Lucerne Christmas Markets usually run from 24th November to 24th December only.
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