Scenic Switzerland by Train

Scenic Switzerland by Train

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Scenic Switzerland by Train

9 Days Starting and ending in Zürich, Switzerland

Visiting: Zürich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Golden Pass Railway, Lausanne, Montreux, Täsch, Zermatt, Gornergrat, Glacier Express, Saint Moritz, Tirano

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

6010-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Budget

Activities:

Walking

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Tour Overview

This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne, the Zermatt area, and St. Moritz. One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! But that’s not all…in Zermatt you’ll also experience the Gornergrat open-air cog railway, Europe’s highest. You’ll cross remarkable bridges, pass through tunnels along rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other rail journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the Golden Pass Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by. Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded adventure!

Highlights

  • This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains

  • Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces

  • Experience the Gornergrat open-air cog railway, Europe’s highest and cross remarkable bridges, pass through tunnels along rocky ravines and beautiful lakes

Places You'll See

Ibis Zurich City West

Drei Koenige

Holiday Hotel

Pollux

Alpha Palmiers

Hotel Baeren

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Zurich,Switzerland

Location: Zürich

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Zurich City-West

Meals Included: Dinner

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Zurich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2 : Zurich,Lucerne

Location: Zürich, Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Garni Hotel Drei Koenige

Meals Included: Breakfast

Board the train for your journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snow-capped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city such as the famous wooden bridge or the picturesque town centre. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion.
Today’s Distance: 37 mi/ 60 km

Day 3 : Lucerne-Interlaken-Goldenpass Mob Panoramic Train To Montreux-Lausanne

Location: Lucerne, Interlaken, Golden Pass Railway, Lausanne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alpha Palmiers

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken and spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the GoldenPass panoramic train for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

Day 4 : Lausanne-Montreux-Täsch-Zermatt Area

Location: Lausanne, Montreux, Täsch, Zermatt

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Derby

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain region of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Enjoy some free time or maybe join an optional guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt.
Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km

Day 5 : Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion

Location: Zermatt, Gornergrat, Zermatt

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Derby

Meals Included: Breakfast

An included excursion takes you to the famous Gornergrat, traveling on board Europe’s highest rack railway. The views of the Matterhorn from its summit are nothing short of spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and picturesque streets to explore.

Day 6 : Zermatt Area-Glacier Express-St. Moritz

Location: Zermatt, Glacier Express, Saint Moritz

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Baeren

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy unforgettable views as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz. This picture-perfect town is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Stretch your legs this evening, and admire the beautiful chalets decorated with gorgeous geraniums.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Day 7 : St. Moritz. Bernina Express Excursion To Tirano,Italy

Location: Saint Moritz, Tirano, Saint Moritz

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Baeren

Meals Included: Breakfast

Take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across the lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way.
Today’s Distance: 75 mi/ 120 km

Day 8 : St. Moritz-Zurich

Location: Saint Moritz, Zürich

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Zurich City-West

Meals Included: Breakfast

Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich. Enjoy some time at leisure and take a stroll around the city center. Perhaps indulge in some chocolate tasting or follow the course of the river Limmat until it reaches the banks of Lake Zurich.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km

Day 9 : Zurich

Location: Zürich

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Fully Guided

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

  • Accommodation

    Hotels include Ibis Zurich City West, Drei Koenige, Alpha Palmiers, Holiday Hotel, Pollux, and Hotel Baeren.

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

UNESCO Sites

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

Notes

Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.

Accommodation

Ibis Zurich City West



This 155-room hotel is located in a trendy part of the city with convenient access to both the International airport and the train station, the ideal position from which to start or end a tour. All of the air-conditioned guest rooms come with Free Wi-Fi access. A daily breakfast is served and culinary delights can be enjoyed in the I-Bite bar or whilst relaxing on the sun terrace of the outdoor courtyard.





Drei Koenige



The Garni Hotel Drei Koenige is situated in the heart of Lucerne and offers comfortable and spacious rooms with all the amenities of a three star hotel. The quiet location as well as the uniqueness of the art nouveau building makes your stay to a special experience. Many sightseeing places, the train station and the old town are close by. Besides, for the best start into the day a rich breakfast buffet is expecting you.





Alpha Palmiers



Hotel Alpha Palmiers is located in the city center of Lausanne at 5 minutess walking from the train station and at 15 minutes from the lake.





Holiday Hotel



Hotel Holiday enjoys a quiet location just an 8-minute walk from Zermatt's centre and only 200 metres from the Sunnegga Express, which takes you to the Sunnegga, Blauherd and Rothorn mountains.





Pollux



Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.





Hotel Baeren



The Bären Hotel is a 3-star hotel in St. Moritz with 60 rooms.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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