Magical Journeys of Switzerland
- 5 Days
- From £1,099
- Fly to and from Switzerland
- Glacier Express: The World’s Slowest Express Train!
- Bernina Express: Cross the famous Landwasser Viaduct on your way for lunch in Italy
- Jungfraujoch: Europe’s highest station
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Economy flights to and from Switzerland
- Swiss Pass to cover all your rail travel within the country whilst you are there
- 4 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
PLEASE NOTE: The Glacier Express does not run between 14 October and 14 December 2019. Between these dates, you can still make the journey of the Glacier Express using public trains.
Take a flight to Zurich and then board a train to the pretty Alpine town of Chur (pictured), arriving in time for dinner. Check in at the ABC Swiss Quality Hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Don’t want to fly? Take the train from London to Chur in a day, or perhaps add a stopover in Cologne or Strasbourg to break your journey. Speak to one of the team for details.
Enjoy the first of your iconic rail journeys as you board the Bernina Express towards Tirano. A truly magical four-hour journey through snow-topped mountains and glaciers, the train climbs to more than 7,392 feet and crosses an impressive 196 bridges before descending into Italy.
Have a quick lunch and wander about in Tirano, then board the train back to Chur for an evening at leisure in the town’s historic centre.
Board the world-famous Glacier Express – the world’s slowest express train – from Chur to Brig and take in some of Switzerland’s most dramatic scenery. Pass through stunning valleys and gorges, cross an extraordinary 291 bridges, and hold your breath over the Oberalp Pass, a 6,670 foot high mountain pass connecting the cantons of Graubünden and Uri.
Once arrived in Brig, take a train to Spiez over the impressive Lötschberg Pass, followed by a train to Interlaken where you will spend the next two days. Check in at the Hotel Interlaken (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
Take the century-old cogwheel Jungfrau Mountain Railway up to Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe, perched on a mountain top at 11,322 feet. Gaze out across snow-capped peaks and the huge Aletsch glacier before returning down the mountain for your final night in Interlaken.
Enjoy a leisurely dinner in town, or take a trip to the Harder Kulm, reachable by cable-car, for sunset drinks and mountain views.
After a leisurely final breakfast in Interlaken, board a train to Bern and then travel onwards to either Geneva or Zurich for your flight home.
If you would prefer to travel by rail, take a train to Paris via Basel (pictured), and then hop on a Eurostar back to London. Speak to one of the team for details.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
This 4-star hotel is located just 400 yards from the railway station and offers a sauna and a steam room on site. With a pleasant bar/lounge, you’ll find the perfect place to have a drink. Guests are also welcome to make use of the free high-speed Wi-Fi available throughout the property.
This conveniently located hotel is next to the Japanese Gardens and within easy walking distance of Interlaken Ost station. Bedrooms are equipped with cable TV, wired and wireless internet connection and a safe. You can enjoy Swiss and international dishes in the Taverne Restaurant and there is also a welcoming lounge bar.
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Situated in the heart of St Moritz, the majestic Kulm Hotel offers stunning views over Lake St. Moritz. Facilities include an extensive spa and wellness area and a gourmet restaurant. One of the finest hotels in Switzerland, the Kulm is an ideal retreat for your stay in St Moritz.
A 7-minute walk from Interlaken West train station, this luxury 19th-century hotel is elegantly furnished in traditional style. Rooms come complete with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and facilities include two restaurants, a piano bar, spa, indoor pool and fitness centre.