Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland combines all the most scenic panorama routes into one unique travel experience.

''Discover on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland the best of Switzerland on board of spectacular scenic trains''


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Zurich – Interlaken – Montreux – Zermatt – St. Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne

Day One:
After your arrival in Zurich you will take the train into the city to your hotel. As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zürich.

Day Two:
Today you travel to Lucerne. When boarding the Luzern–Interlaken Express, you are about to go on an unforgettable journey right into the heart of Switzerland to Interlaken. The vacation destination is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day Three:
Take the train from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454m. In the early evening your journey on the Golden Pass Line continues to Montreux at Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

Day Four:
Take the train to Zermatt. The rest of the day is at your disposal. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day Five:
In the morning you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to St. Moritz. Along the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier Express
travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day Six:
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express in St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland offers. In Tirano (Italy) you change to the Bernina Express Bus to Lugano, southern Switzerland’s largest town. Overnigt in Lugano

Day Seven:
With the Gotthard Panorama Express you travel from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Bellinzona to Flüelen. In Flüelen board the historic Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise across Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day Eight:
After your breakfast train transfer back to Zurich airport or depending on your departure time possibility to visit Mount Pilatus or to do the Voralpen Express excursion

Other Suggested Routes

All in all, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland combines eight different routes. On a total of roughly 1280km, the highlights of Swiss public transport can be experienced throughout the year. Travellers can start at any desired point along the tour – for instance in Zurich, Switzerland’s most multicultural metropolis.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland covers eight different routes throughout the country totalling 1200 captivating kilometres (745 miles) and highlighting the best of the nation's public transport system. It can be started all year round from any point and there is no prescribed travel direction. But Zurich – Switzerland's largest city and most multicultural metropolis – is certain to be one of the most popular departure and destination points.


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 8 Days

1st Day:
Zurich-Schaffhausen-St. Gallen (travel duration 2.50 h)
09.05 Zurich departure – 09.43 Schaffhausen arrival – 10.01 Schaffhausen departure –
11.55 St. Gallen arrival


2nd Day:
St. Gallen-Rapperswil-Lucerne (travel duration 2.15 h)
09.05 St. Gallen departure – 11.20 Lucerne arrival

3rd Day:
GoldenPass Line (Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux) (travel duration 5.08 h)
09.05 Lucerne departure – 10.55 Interlaken Ost arrival – 11.00 Interlaken Ost departure –
12.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 12.25 Zweisimmen departure – 14.13 Montreux arrival

4th Day:
Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 2.31 h)
08.41 Montreux departure – 09.53 Visp arrival – 10.08 Visp departure – 11.13 Zermatt arrival

5th Day:
Glacier Express (Zermatt-Chur-St. Moritz) (travel duration 7.58 h summer or 8.03 h winter)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.50 St. Moritz arrival (summer)

or

08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.55 St. Moritz arrival (winter)

6th Day:
Bernina Express (St. Moritz-Lugano)* (travel duration 8.00 h summer or 4.10 h winter)
09.30 St. Moritz departure – 12.00 Tirano arrival – 14.20 Tirano departure (bus) – 17.30 Lugano arrival (summer)

or

12.20 St. Moritz departure – 16.30 Lugano arrival (winter)

7th Day:
Wilhelm Tell Express (Lugano-Lucerne) (travel duration 5.21 h summer and winter)
11.26 Lugano departure – 11.56 Bellinzona arrival – 12.06 Bellinzona departure – 13.41 Flüelen arrival –14.00 Flüelen departure – 16.47 Lucerne arrival (summer)

or

10.26 Lugano departure – 10.56 Bellinzona arrival – 11.06 Bellinzona departure – 12.41 Flüelen arrival –13.00 Flüelen departure – 15.47 Lucerne arrival (winter)

8th Day:
Lucerne-Zurich (travel duration 0.46 h)
09.10 Lucerne departure – 09.56 Zurich arrival

* Summer – via Tirano by the Bernina Express Bus, summer and winter – via Chiavenna by Palm Express

 


Part of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 Says (Suggestion: 1)

1st Day:
Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux (travel duration 5.08 h)
09.05 Lucerne departure – 10.55 Interlaken Ost arrival – 11.00 Interlaken Ost departure –
12.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 12.25 Zweisimmen departure – 14.13 Montreux arrival

2nd Day:
Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 2.31 h)
08.41 Montreux departure – 09.53 Visp arrival – 10.08 Visp departure – 11.13 Zermatt arrival

3rd Day:
Zermatt-Chur-St. Moritz (travel duration 7.58 h summer or 8.03 winter)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.50 St. Moritz arrival (summer)

or

08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.55 St. Moritz arrival (winter)

4th Day:
St. Moritz-Lugano-Lucerne* (travel duration 11.11 h summer or 7.21 h winter)

09.30 St. Moritz departure – 12.00 Tirano arrival – 14.20 Tirano departure (bus) – 17.30 Lugano arrival –18.11 Lugano departure – 20.09 Arth-Goldau arrival – 20.14 Arth Goldau departure – 20.41 Lucerne arrival (summer)

or

12.20 St. Moritz departure – 16.30 Lugano arrival – 17.11 Lugano departure – 19.41 Lucerne arrival (winter)

* Summer – via Tirano by the Bernina Express Bus, summer and winter – via Chiavenna by Palm Express

 


Part of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 Days (Suggestion: 2)

1st Day:
Zurich-Schaffhausen-St. Gallen-Lucerne (travel duration 6.15 h)
09.05 Zurich departure – 09.43 Schaffhausen arrival – 10.01 Schaffhausen departure
– 11.55 St. Gallen arrival – 13.05 St. Gallen departure – 15.20 Lucerne arrival

2nd Day:
Lucerne-Interlaken (travel duration 1.50 h)
10.05 Lucerne departure – 11.55 Interlaken Ost arrival

3rd Day:
Interlaken-Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 7.05 h)
09.08 Interlaken Ost departure – 10.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 10.25 Zweisimmen departure –
12.13 Montreux arrival – 13.41 Montreux departure – 14.53 Visp arrival – 15.08 Visp departure –16.13 Zermatt arrival

4th Day:
Zermatt-Chur-Zurich (travel duration 7.35 h)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 14.34 Chur arrival – 15.09 Chur departure – 16.23 Zurich arrival

 


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 8 Days

1st Day:
Zurich-Schaffhausen-St. Gallen (travel duration 2.50 h)
09.05 Zurich departure – 09.43 Schaffhausen arrival – 10.01 Schaffhausen departure –
11.55 St. Gallen arrival

2nd Day:
St. Gallen-Rapperswil-Lucerne (travel duration 2.15 h)
09.05 St. Gallen departure – 11.20 Lucerne arrival

3rd Day:
GoldenPass Line (Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux) (travel duration 5.08 h)
09.05 Lucerne departure – 10.55 Interlaken Ost arrival – 11.00 Interlaken Ost departure –
12.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 12.25 Zweisimmen departure – 14.13 Montreux arrival

4th Day:
Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 2.31 h)
08.41 Montreux departure – 09.53 Visp arrival – 10.08 Visp departure – 11.13 Zermatt arrival

5th Day:
Glacier Express (Zermatt-Chur-St. Moritz) (travel duration 7.58 h summer or 8.03 h winter)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.50 St. Moritz arrival (summer)

or

08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.55 St. Moritz arrival (winter)

6th Day:
Bernina Express (St. Moritz-Lugano)* (travel duration 8.00 h summer or 4.10 h winter)
09.30 St. Moritz departure – 12.00 Tirano arrival – 14.20 Tirano departure (bus) – 17.30 Lugano arrival (summer)

or

12.20 St. Moritz departure – 16.30 Lugano arrival (winter)

7th Day:
Wilhelm Tell Express (Lugano-Lucerne) (travel duration 5.21 h summer and winter)
11.26 Lugano departure – 11.56 Bellinzona arrival – 12.06 Bellinzona departure – 13.41 Flüelen arrival – 14.00 Flüelen departure – 16.47 Lucerne arrival (summer)

or

10.26 Lugano departure – 10.56 Bellinzona arrival – 11.06 Bellinzona departure – 12.41 Flüelen arrival –13.00 Flüelen departure – 15.47 Lucerne arrival (winter)

8th Day:
Lucerne-Zurich (travel duration 0.46 h)
09.10 Lucerne departure – 09.56 Zurich arrival

* Summer – via Tirano by the Bernina Express Bus, summer and winter – via Chiavenna by Palm Express

Part of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 days (suggestion 1)

1st Day:
Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux (travel duration 5.08 h)
09.05 Lucerne departure – 10.55 Interlaken Ost arrival – 11.00 Interlaken Ost departure –
12.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 12.25 Zweisimmen departure – 14.13 Montreux arrival

2nd Day:
Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 2.31 h)
08.41 Montreux departure – 09.53 Visp arrival – 10.08 Visp departure – 11.13 Zermatt arrival

3rd Day:
Zermatt-Chur-St. Moritz (travel duration 7.58 h summer or 8.03 winter)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.50 St. Moritz arrival (summer)

or

08.52 Zermatt departure – 16.55 St. Moritz arrival (winter)

4th Day:
St. Moritz-Lugano-Lucerne* (travel duration 11.11 h summer or 7.21 h winter)
09.30 St. Moritz departure – 12.00 Tirano arrival – 14.20 Tirano departure (bus) – 17.30 Lugano arrival –18.11 Lugano departure – 20.09 Arth-Goldau arrival – 20.14 Arth Goldau departure – 20.41 Lucerne arrival (summer)

or

12.20 St. Moritz departure – 16.30 Lugano arrival – 17.11 Lugano departure – 19.41 Lucerne arrival (winter)

* Summer – via Tirano by the Bernina Express Bus, summer and winter – via Chiavenna by Palm Express

Part of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 days (suggestion 2)

1st Day:
Zurich-Schaffhausen-St. Gallen-Lucerne (travel duration 6.15 h)
09.05 Zurich departure – 09.43 Schaffhausen arrival – 10.01 Schaffhausen departure
– 11.55 St. Gallen arrival – 13.05 St. Gallen departure – 15.20 Lucerne arrival

2nd Day:
Lucerne-Interlaken (travel duration 1.50 h)
10.05 Lucerne departure – 11.55 Interlaken Ost arrival

3rd Day:
Interlaken-Montreux-Martigny-Zermatt (travel duration 7.05 h)
09.08 Interlaken Ost departure – 10.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 10.25 Zweisimmen departure –
12.13 Montreux arrival – 13.41 Montreux departure – 14.53 Visp arrival – 15.08 Visp departure –16.13 Zermatt arrival

4th Day:
Zermatt-Chur-Zurich (travel duration 7.35 h)
08.52 Zermatt departure – 14.34 Chur arrival – 15.09 Chur departure – 16.23 Zurich arrival

Part of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 days (suggestion 3)

1st Day:
Lugano-Lucerne-Zurich (travel duration 6.30 h summer and winter)
11.26 Lugano departure – 11.56 Bellinzona arrival – 12.06 Bellinzona departure – 13.41 Flüelen arrival – 14.00 Flüelen departure – 16.47 Lucerne arrival – 17.10 Lucerne departure – 17.56 Zurich arrival (summer)

or

10.26 Lugano departure – 10.56 Bellinzona arrival – 11.06 Bellinzona departure – 12.41 Flüelen arrival –13.00 Flüelen departure – 15.47 Lucerne arrival – 16.10 Lucerne departure – 16.56 Zurich arrival (winter)

2nd Day:
Zurich-Schaffhausen-St. Gallen-Lucerne (travel duration 6.15 h)
09.05 Zurich departure – 09.43 Schaffhausen arrival – 10.01 Schaffhausen departure –
11.55 St. Gallen arrival – 13.05 St. Gallen departure – 15.20 Lucerne arrival

3rd Day:
Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux (travel duration 5.08 h)
09.05 Lucerne departure – 10.55 Interlaken Ost arrival – 11.00 Interlaken Ost departure –
12.19 Zweisimmen arrival – 12.25 Zweisimmen departure – 14.13 Montreux arrival

4th Day:
Montreux-Brig-Domodossola-Lugano (travel duration 5.28 h)
09.05 Montreux departure – 10.32 Brig arrival – 10.44 Brig departure – 11.12 Domodossola arrival –11.25 Domodossola departure – 13.19 Locarno FART arrival – 13.34 Locarno departure –13.57 Giubiasco arrival – 14.06 Giubiasco departure – 14.33 Lugano arrival

 


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Small Print

Season A: 01.04. – 30.04.2017 and 01.10. – 31.10.2017
Season B: 01.05. – 30.09.2017

Price subject to availability.


Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Important:
  • Gotthard Panorama Express operating Saturday & Sunday 14 April to 02 July 2017 & daily from 3 July to 22 October 2017. Clients who are not travelling during the mentioned dates will receive a reduction on the package rate.
  • From October and during the winter season, the panoramic trains are not working continually and therefore it is possible that the itinerary differs from the suggested offer.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Add-ons

All train transfers in 1st class

202.- Excursion Gornergrat

53.- Excursion Pilatus

69.- Excursion Voralpen Express

61.- Included services
  • 7 x overnight stays with breakfast in Zürich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne (1 night per destination)
  • Grand Train Tour Ticket including 8 transfers in 2nd class
  • 50% for most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways between first and last travel date
  • Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Gotthard Panorama Express in 1st class
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with „2 for 1“ Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 4‘500.-
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Good to Know

Save up to 50% with the Swiss Half Fare Card for most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways between first and last travel date.

Please note that the travel documents will be sent per post (it is not possible to send e-ticket).

 


The above departure times are recommended times with best possible connections. Timetables are subject to change





 
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