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Switzerland is a mountainous country in Central Europe with numerous lakes, villages and high Alpine peaks. In their cities you will find medieval quarters with landmarks such as the Zytglogge clock tower in the capital Bern and the Chapel Bridge of Lucerne. Switzerland is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are important industries, swiss watches and chocolate are world-renowned.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Zurich / Geneva – Lucerne

Arrival in Lucerne - the heart of Switzerland by train 1st class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2

Lucerne

Day at leisure in Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 3

Lucerne - Wilhelm Tell Express – Lugano

The Wilhelm Tell Express (historic paddle steamer or motor boat) takes you from Lucerne to Flüelen. On board you receive a CHF 19 worth meal voucher redeemable on board the boat. Continue your journey by train 1st class to Bellinzona and further to Lugano with its Mediterranean flair. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 4

Lugano – Bernina Express – St. Moritz

The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 5

St. Moritz – Glacier Express - Zermatt

Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. A 7½ hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 6

Gornergrat – Zermatt

Today the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.339 km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 7

Zermatt - Montreux

Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 8

Montreux - GoldenPassLine - Interlaken

The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 9

Interlaken – Jungfraujoch

The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 10

Interlaken– Zürich

Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zürich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich.

Day 11

Departure Zurich / Geneva

Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Swiss Card Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport
Seat reservation Wilhelm Tell Express incl. meal voucher CHF 19, Bernina Express (train + coach), Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line Montreux-Interlaken
Excursion to Gornergrat + Jungfraujoch
2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt + Interlaken, room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast
1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux, Zürich, room, bath or shower/ WC, breakfast
Voucher 20% reduction for entry to Swissminiatur in Melide
Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares

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