SWISS MOUNTAINS AND GLACIER EXPRESS

6 Days / 5 Nights

  • The most famous panoramic train of Switzerland
  • It crosses 291 bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and the *Oberalp Pass with a height of 2.033m
  •  Extension to the top of Europe: the famous Jungfrau at 3,454m

Day 1: Zurich – Lucerne – Mount Titlis – Interlaken: Departure to Lucerne. Brief visit to the city and free time to stroll. Lucerne is located on the banks of Lake Lucerne and is considered the gateway to central Switzerland. It is inserted in an impressive panorama of mountains, with several attractions, souvenir shops and watches. A charming atmosphere. At noon continue the trip to Engelberg, located in an extensive mountain valley, about 1000 meters above sea level. Visit to Mount Titlis and its glacier with the Rotair rotating cable car. At a height of 3,020m, you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Central Alps, an impressive mountain panorama, different restaurants with sunny terraces, an ice cave and the impressive Titlis Cliff Walk suspension bridge. Continue to Interlaken, located at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain. This city is in the Bernese Oberland, on an alluvial plain, between the Thun and Brienz lakes. Accommodation at the Hotel Interlaken****.

Day 2: Interlaken – Bern – Gruyeres – Geneva: Departure from Interlaken by the lake of Thun to reach Bern, a city located next to the river Aare overlooking the Alps. Few cities have managed to maintain their historic features as well preserved as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The historic center of this city has entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It also boasts Europe’s longest covered shopping boardwalks, truly a unique place. After visiting the city, we will continue to Gruyères, an idyllic town that seems to have emerged directly from the Middle Ages with its impressive medieval castle. The trip continues to Geneva, a city located on the bay where the Rhone bids farewell to Lake Geneva. Accommodation at the Hotel Ramada Encore***.

Day 3: Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt: Panoramic tour of Geneva. Located in the far east of Switzerland, this city has a lot to offer. Discover the European headquarters of the UN and places like: the Grand Théâtre and the Geneva Opera House. Then travel to Lausanne and Montreux, passing the majestic Chillon Castle, located on a rock on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For almost four centuries, Chillon was the residence and profitable customs station of the Counts of Savoy. Free time in Montreux, a combination of city, mountains, vineyards and the shores of Lake Geneva, form a postcard landscape. A true piece of paradise, which has seduced artists, writers and travelers, who seek natural beauty, tranquility and inspiration. In the afternoon you explore the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex****.

Day 4: Zermatt: Zermatt is located at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of a huge ski and trekking region, this makes this place one of the most seductive villages in the world. This vacation destination is an area where cars are prohibited, so it was possible to preserve its originality. Walk through the narrow streets, designed by buildings, that seem to have come out of a fairy tale, now the only concern is to breathe the fresh mountain air, enjoy the local architecture and try the Swiss cuisine. Here the excursion possibilities are almost limitless. Enjoy the entire day free to stroll, shop or take an optional excursion to the Gornergrat: Europe’s highest open-air train departs from Zermatt towards the Gornergrat observation platform, at 3,089 meters, accessible from whole year. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex****.

Day 5: Zermatt- Glacier Express (no guide) – St. Moritz: Morning trip with the famous Glacier Express train. This is one of the most famous panoramic trains in Switzerland, which connects the well-known tourist centers of Zermatt and St. Moritz. In the comfort of the panoramic car you can admire the impressive landscapes of snow-capped mountains and glaciers. The journey of approximately seven hours is full of adventures: go through 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and cross the Oberalp Alpine Pass at 2,033 meters. A real gift for railway lovers! Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Schweizerhof****.

Day 6: St. Moritz – Chur – Vaduz – Zurich: In the morning departure to Julier and Chur pass to reach Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein. Upon arriving, you will see the Castle of Vaduz, which is on top of a mountain. Free time to stroll around this charming city. Follow the city’s main street, Städle, and you will find the government building and the parliament. Admire Dom St. Florian, a neo-Gothic church that was built in 1874. In the afternoon departure for Zurich, passing through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque houses and romantic mountain lakes. Arrival at Zurich central station or the Hotel Renaissance Tower**** around 5 pm.

Departure dates :

  • May 03|10|17|24|31 
  • June 05|12|19|26 
  • July 03|10|17|24|31 
  • Aug 07|14|21|28 
  • Sept 04|11|18|25 
  • Oct 02|09

This program includes:

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  • English/Spanish speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver- guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner in Zermatt and St. Moritz
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
  • Train ride Zermatt – St. Moritz on the Glacier Express incl. reserved seating in 2nd class
  • Lunch on the Glacier Express
  • Train ticket Täsch – Zermatt

NOTE: TOUR CAN BE DONE PRIVATELY WITH DAILY DEPARTURE