Start your Swiss Panoramas rail tour from any location in Switzerland and travel by train to Lausanne, right on Lake Geneva. Take your time to acclimatise and explore the medieval streets of this French speaking town. Stay the night in the charming Hotel Alagare***, a short walk from the train station.
It is possible to add train tickets to Switzerland to your booking. Additional fees applicable.
The first full day of your rail tour starts with a short trip to the resort town of Montreux. Here you will change and continue with the Golden Pass panoramic train. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Geneva as you head towards Interlaken. By BOB (Bernese Oberlandbahnen) train you will reach your day's destination of Lauterbrunnen, a village tucked beneath towering cliffs. Your accommodation for the night is Hotel Silberhorn*** with its lovely sundeck and views on the Staubbach Falls. In the afternoon there is time to visit the mountain village of Mürren with its impressive views on the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger peaks.
The itinerary for day 3 includes crossing the Brünig Pass to Lucerne and travelling by boat across Lake Lucerne to Flüelen. Continue by train on the beautiful Gotthard railway to the Italian speaking town of Lugano with its Mediterranean atmosphere of the Ticino region. Overnight stay at Hotel Federale*** in the city's historic district.
Travel from Lugano to Tirano by Bernina Bus past the Italian Lakes*. In Tirano you will hop on the famous Bernina Express, which connects the palm trees of Italy to the glaciers of the snowcapped Alps. The Bernina is the highest railway across the Alps and you will ascend from 421m to 2253m above sea level. Spend the night in Bergün, an authentic mountain village in the Canton of Grisons on the Albula railway. Stay at Hotel Albula*** near the train station.
*Daily connection from 18.04.19 untill 27.10.19. Only Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 21.02.19 - 14.04.18 and 31.10-19 - 24.11.19. Outside this period, you will travel by train to Tirano (via Milan).
Travel by Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world to Zermatt. Travel across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass (2033m). Your night's accommodation is in Zermatt, a mountain resort sitting at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn peak. Overnight stay in Hotel Adonis*** a quiet, yet centrally located hotel with mountain views.
In the period December to March, possible overnight stay in Täsch rather than Zermatt.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air and stunning views before returning home. The final day of your rail tour will take you back to where you have started your journey (or where you wish to travel to). In case it suits your itinerary, travel along the Lötschberg railway between Brig and Spiez.
It is possible to add train tickets to an international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.