Car-free villages

Extraordinary 6-day tour of Switzerland
  • Peaceful car-free villages
  • Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks
  • Lovely hotels, beautiful scenery
from
  • € 708 1st class
  • € 629 2nd class
Prices & Dates

No cars for 6 days? It is possible in Switzerland, which is well-known for its car-free villages. Overnight stays at beautiful locations with stunning scenery. Highlight: by PostBus across the Klausen Pass (only in summer).

The train

  • By boat across Lake Lucerne
  • Cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad
  • PostBus across the Klausen Pass

Extras

Lunch Glacier Express, Gornergrat (3089 m) Check extras

Day to day


Day 1

Start your Car-free villages rail tour from any location in Switzerland and travel by train to Lauterbrunnen. Continue by cable car and mountain train to the car-free village of Mürren. Overnight stay in Mürren, with fantastic views on the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.

It is possible to add train tickets to Switzerland to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2

Enjoy the peace and quietness of Mürren. Go for a walk / hike, take the cable car up the Schilthorn (add-on) or the train to the Jungfraujoch / Top of Europe (add-on).
Overnight stay in Mürren.

Day 3

Descend to Interlaken and continue by panoramic train across the Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Take the boat across Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Last part of the day is by cogwheel train up the mountain to Rigi Kaltbad, another car-free village. Overnight stay in Rigi Kaltbad at an altitude of 1400 meters.

Day 4

In the morning, descend to the lake again by cogwheel train. Take the boat from Vitznau to Flüelen across Lake Lucerne. By PostBus across the beautiful Klausen Pass (only in summer 22.06 - 22.09*) to Linthal. Have lunch on the pass and enjoy impressive mountain vistas. In Linthal, take the funicular to car-free Braunwald. Enjoy the Alpine setting from your hotel balcony.

*Until 21.06 and from 23.09: travel by train via Rigi Kulm to Arth Goldau. By Voralpen Express to Linthal.

Day 5

Braunwald is the most authentic car-free mountain village in Switzerland. Enjoy the fresh air and impressive setting of alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains.
Overnight stay in Braunwald.

More info


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Included


Included
  • All train, boat and bus journeys in Switzerland
  • Train surcharges and seat reservations (when possible)
  • Boat across Lake Lucerne
  • Return journey cogwheel train Vitznau - Rigi Kaltbad. Outside summer season: Vitznau - Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Kulm - Arth Goldau by regular train.
  • PostBus across Klausen Pass Flüelen - Linthal (22.06 - 22.09)
  • 5 Nights: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included. Hotels closely located to train station or bus stop.
  • 50% Discount on train, boat and bus travel on extended days

Extensions


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Overnight stays in other cities (also outside Switzerland) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Surcharges


  • Single room surcharge: see 'Prices and Dates'
  • Half board 5 nights €190 p.p.
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch / Top of Europe from Mürren €97 p.p.
  • Excursion Schilthorn / Piz Gloria €38 p.p.

Departure


  • Daily departure

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Additional nights and add-ons

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Extras

Extras

Excursion Jungfraujoch (3454m)

The Jungfraujoch railway station is Europe’s highest at 3454m above sea level. Our recommendation: travel via Lauterbrunnen when going up and via Grindelwald when coming down. The journey via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen starts off with spectacular views on the waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen valley. After crossing the tree line the imposing Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks emerge. The Jungfraubahn runs through the Eiger north face, past the Eiger glacier station at 2320m and through a tunnel to Jungfraujoch station at 3454m.

On the Jungfraujoch, the scenery and panoramic views will take your breath away. You are invited to visit the Glacier Ice Palace (included in the price) or take part in various sorts of wintersports activities (for an extra fee). It is possible to hike to the Mönchsjochhütte as well, the highest serviced mountain refuge in Switzerland. Hiking boots recommended!

The regular price of a Jungfraujoch excursion is €181 p.p.

To fully enjoy this excursion, we recommend you to take it easy and add an extra night's accommodation.

€97 p.p.

Excursion Schilthorn

Take the cable car from Mürren to the summit of the Schilthorn (altitude 2970m). Fabulous views on the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks and all surrounding mountain chains. Relax at the rotating restaurant 'Piz Gloria' with its sundeck and viewing platform.
The James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' was filmed on the mountain.

€38 p.p.