Switzerland Rail Spectacular

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Switzerland Rail Spectacular

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Destination for this trip:

Bern, Switzerland; Locarno, Switzerland; Lucerne, Switzerland; Montreux, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland

Length of trip:

11 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3253 to $ 3824

Best travel dates to go:

May


Detailed Description of this trip:

Enjoy a first Class escorted train journey through the splendor of Switzerland highlighting some of the country's most popular trains.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • May 7--Day 1 - Zurich

    Independent arrival at Zurich Airport in the morning. You will be met by your professional Swiss tour escort and taken by train to Lucerne. This afternoon you will see the sights of Lucerne with a walking tour of the city. In the evening, a welcome dinner and folklore show at a typical restaurant will complete your first day in Switzerland. Two overnights at the Hotel Waldstaetterhof or similar.
  • May 8--Day 2 - Lucerne

    Spend today at your leisure exploring Lucerne on your own or join us for a mountain excursion (Optional).
  • May 9--Day 3 - Locarno

    We depart Lucerne on the William Tell Express. Take a scenic ride a paddle steamer ship across Lake Lucerne, the birthplace of Switzerland. Then you will board a panorama train and cross the Alps on your way to Lugano. Two overnights at the Hotel Dell' Angelo or similar.

  • May 10--Day 4 - Locarno

    One of the most scenic train rides takes us through the beautiful Ticino valleys, where you will will enjoy a typical lunch in a grotto.
  • May 11--Day 5 -

    One of the most scenic train rides takes us through the beautiful Centovalli Valley into Italy and back to Switzerland. We cross the Alps once again and enter the Bernese Oberland Region. Three overnights at the Hotel Goldey or similar.
  • May 12--Day 6 -

    See the majesty of the Swiss Alps with a trip to the top of the Jungfraujoch Mountain. Experience the sculptures in the ice cave of the Aletsch glacier and breath-taking views.
  • May 13--Day 7 - Montreux

    Spend today at your leisure exploring the Bernese Oberland on your own or join us for a optional excursion to the Ballenberg Outdoor Museum where you can experience Switzerland as it once was with historic buildings and original handicrafts.
  • May 14--Day 8 - Montreux

    This morning travel on the Golden Pass Line. We will join the Golden Pass Panorama train in Zweisimmen and travel to Montreux. This journey to Lake Geneva is an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon take a trip to the Chillon Castle where you can spend time exploring this magnificent piece of architecture and history. Two overnights at the Grand Hotel Suisse-Majestic or similar.
  • May 15--Day 9 - Bern

    Day at leisure to explore Montreux and Lake Geneva or join us for an optional excursion to visit the Nestle-Cailler chocolate factory and the Gruyeres cheese factory.
  • May 16--Day 10 - Bern

    Travel to the capital of Switzerland and spend the day exploring one of the most picturesque towns in all the country. Bern has been included on the UNESCO's World Heritage list due to its largely unchanged picture of a city from the Middle Ages. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at the historic Kornhauskeller. One overnight at the Hotel national or similar.
  • May 17--Day 11 - Zurich

    Your Swiss tour guide will accompany you back to Zurich Airport for your journey home. Your Swiss Rail Adventure has come to an end.

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