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Switzerland<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

30.24<br />

Unforgettable<br />

Experiences<br />

From Cities to Lakes to Mountain peaks


2<br />

No one else gives you<br />

so much Switzerland


Contents<br />

DIVERSE SWITZERLAND 4<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass 6<br />

By Train, Bus and Boat - Swiss Travel System 7<br />

MOUNTAIN EXCURSIONS 8<br />

MAP OF PANORAMIC TRAIN ROUTES 10<br />

Glacier Express 12<br />

Glacier Express Excellence Class 16<br />

Bernina Express 18<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express 22<br />

Scenic Rail Adventure 24<br />

Our carefree booking option 26<br />

GoldenPass Tour 27<br />

Jungfraujoch 29<br />

Best of Switzerland 30<br />

Furka Steam Railway 31<br />

Voralpen-Express and Centovalli Railway 32<br />

Grand Tour of Switzerland - The Original 34<br />

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - The Original 36<br />

Alpine Cruise 38<br />

Swisstainable 40<br />

Culinary trip to Ticino 41<br />

Cycling Holiday Rhine Route 43<br />

Mountain Bike Holiday Valais 45<br />

Hiking Holiday Track the Bernina Express 46<br />

Hiking Holiday Via Alpina ‘Bear Trek’ 47<br />

Montreux Riviera and Lavaux 48<br />

Zurich City Break 49<br />

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Winter Magic 50<br />

Winter Experience Jungfrau Region 51<br />

MORE OF SWITZERLAND FOR YOU 53<br />

GROUP TRAVEL 54<br />

Terms & Conditions 55<br />

For more information on the sustainability<br />

program ‘Swisstainable’ please see page 40<br />

Front Cover: Seealp Lake<br />

Photo © Switzerland Tourism / Martin Mägli<br />

Bachalpsee<br />

This page: Bachalp Lake<br />

© Switzerland Tourism<br />

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Diverse Switzerland<br />

Discover it now.<br />

65,000<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

HIKING TRAILS<br />

Marked paths<br />

48<br />

FOUR-THOUSAND<br />

METRE PEAKS<br />

To conquer, or just admire<br />

2,486<br />

CABLE CAR<br />

SYSTEMS<br />

All over Switzerland for<br />

excursions with a view<br />

1,111<br />

MUSEUMS<br />

Impressive collections of<br />

modern and historical art<br />

57<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

GOTTHARD BASE<br />

TUNNEL<br />

Longest and deepest railway<br />

tunnel in the world<br />

5,196<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

RAILWAYS<br />

Densest public transport<br />

system worldwide<br />

45<br />

TOP ATTRACTIONS<br />

Along the Grand Tour of Switzerland<br />

13<br />

UNESCO WORLD<br />

HERITAGE SITES<br />

Railway engineering masterpieces<br />

1,500<br />

LAKES<br />

To dip in and refresh<br />

4


Only Switzerland Travel<br />

Centre gives you...<br />

2,000<br />

SWISS HOTELS<br />

on switzerlandtravelcentre.com<br />

4 LOCATIONS<br />

Offices in Zurich, London, Stuttgart and Hong Kong.<br />

With staff in Bangkok, Peking, Seoul and Tokyo<br />

9 LANGUAGES<br />

German, <strong>English</strong>, French, Italian, Arabic, Japanese,<br />

Korean, Chinese and Mandarin<br />

Uniquely<br />

diverse and<br />

worth every<br />

moment<br />

Despite being one of the smaller countries in<br />

the world in terms of area, Switzerland is almost<br />

unrivalled when it comes to scenic, linguistic<br />

and cultural variety. Home to shimmering lakes,<br />

lush valleys and dramatic mountain peaks. This<br />

is a land full of contrasts from the southern<br />

flair of Ticino to the mediaeval towns and<br />

vibrant metropolises of Northern and Western<br />

Switzerland via the glistening glaciers of<br />

Graubünden; each region contributes something<br />

special to the overall Swiss experience.<br />

Such an abundance of attractions in such a<br />

small space invites you to much more than a<br />

simple trip to Switzerland. At Switzerland Travel<br />

Centre, over 100 experts support you in your<br />

individual travel and excursion planning - both<br />

on and offline. Moreover, with our range of<br />

products, we ensure that you can discover the<br />

diversity of Switzerland in all its facets. For more<br />

unforgettable experiences, visit our website<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com.<br />

I wish you a journey full of discovery.<br />

100<br />

SWISS EXPERTS<br />

from 20 different nations<br />

Michael Maeder<br />

CEO Switzerland Travel Centre<br />

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Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Discover more of Switzerland for less by taking advantage of<br />

the Swiss Coupon Pass. Exclusive 2 for 1 coupons for various<br />

tourist services offer great savings across Switzerland.<br />

The handy voucher booklet is the ideal companion for your journey through<br />

Switzerland. Benefit from exclusive offers in the gastronomy and leisure sector<br />

and save up to CHF 4’500.- with the coupons.<br />

CHF 49,-<br />

You only travel through a part of Switzerland and don’t need<br />

all coupons? The Swiss Coupon Pass is also available digitally.<br />

Select only those vouchers from the entire range that you really<br />

need for your trip.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/scp<br />

A SELECTION OF THE OFFERS<br />

•<br />

Culinary highlights in restaurants<br />

•<br />

Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-train and Segway<br />

•<br />

Excursions with mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Entrance to tourist attractions<br />

•<br />

Chocolate, cheese and dairy experiences<br />

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By Train, Bus and Boat –<br />

Swiss Travel System<br />

Exploring Switzerland has never been so easy. The Swiss<br />

Travel Pass is your all-in-one ticket to travel by rail, road<br />

and waterway throughout the whole of Switzerland. And it<br />

includes many bonus benefits. Enjoy total travel freedom<br />

– with just a single ticket.<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX<br />

prices in CHF per person<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS<br />

prices in CHF per person<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 232 369<br />

4 Days 281 447<br />

6 Days 359 570<br />

8 Days 389 617<br />

15 Days 429 675<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS YOUTH<br />

prices in CHF per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 164 260<br />

4 Days 199 315<br />

6 Days 254 402<br />

8 Days 276 436<br />

15 Days 307 479<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 267 424<br />

4 Days in 1 month 323 514<br />

6 Days in 1 month 384 610<br />

8 Days in 1 month 409 649<br />

15 Days in 1 month 449 706<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX YOUTH<br />

prices in CHF per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 189 299<br />

4 Days in 1 month 229 362<br />

6 Days in 1 month 272 430<br />

8 Days in 1 month 290 459<br />

15 Days in 1 month 321 501<br />

SWISS HALF FARE CARD<br />

Up to 50% discount for travels<br />

with train, bus and boat, mountain<br />

railways and public transports in<br />

90 cities.<br />

CHF 120 valid for one month<br />

Included in all passes:<br />

Free travel with train, bus and boat including premium panoramic<br />

trains and public transport in 90 cities. Additionally the following<br />

mountains are included: Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos.<br />

*Valid for youth travellers under the age of 25.<br />

SWISS FAMILY CARD<br />

Children under 16 years travel free<br />

of charge when accompanied by at<br />

least one parent holding a valid Swiss<br />

Travel System ticket.<br />

For more information on<br />

our Swiss Travel Passes<br />

and areas of validity, visit<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com<br />

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Mountain Excursions<br />

Switzerland is world famous for its imposing mountain peaks.<br />

Experience breathtaking views and unique experiences in snow and ice.<br />

Climb the peaks of Switzerland. .<br />

1<br />

5<br />

2<br />

6<br />

3<br />

7<br />

4<br />

8


GERMANY<br />

BASEL<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

ZURICH<br />

APPENZELL<br />

FRANCE<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

GENEVA<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BUCHS AUSTRIA<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BURGDORF LUCERNE 8<br />

NEUENBURG<br />

BERN 3 6<br />

ALTDORF<br />

CHUR<br />

2<br />

DAVOS<br />

FREIBURG<br />

THUN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

5<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

1<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

MONTREUX<br />

9 10<br />

SIDERS VISP BRIG LOCARNO<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

11<br />

4<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUGANO<br />

7<br />

ITALY<br />

8<br />

1<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH (3466m)<br />

Top of Europe, Ice Palace, Ice Sculptures, Eiger,<br />

Mönch and Jungfrau and the viewing platform<br />

“Sphinx” with panoramic views of the Aletsch Glacier.<br />

2<br />

TITLIS (3238m)<br />

Highest excursion mountain in Central<br />

Switzerland, first rotating aerial cableway “Rotair”,<br />

Ice Flyer, Glacier Caves and Glacier Park.<br />

9<br />

3<br />

PILATUS (2128m)<br />

Reach the summit with the world’s steepest<br />

cogwheel railway for panoramic views over Central<br />

Switzerland, the Alps and 73 mountain peaks.<br />

Return by cable car and panoramic gondola.<br />

5<br />

SCHILTHORN (2970m)<br />

Swiss Skyline Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Piz Gloria<br />

revolving restaurant, Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk<br />

and James Bond setting.<br />

4<br />

MONTE BRÈ (925m)<br />

Funicular railway in two sections, sunniest<br />

mountain in Switzerland, view of Lake Lugano,<br />

the San Salvatore, the Monte San Giorgio and the<br />

Valais Alps.<br />

6<br />

STANSERHORN (1898m)<br />

Open Top cable car with a 360° view of the Alps<br />

and Lake Lucerne, hiking trail from the summit,<br />

Marmot Park, revolving restaurant “Rondorama”.<br />

(Included with the Swiss Travel Pass)<br />

10<br />

7<br />

GORNERGRAT (3089m)<br />

Europe`s highest outdoor rack railway at 3089m,<br />

panoramic view of 4000m peaks including the<br />

Matterhorn and view of the Gorner Glacier.<br />

8<br />

RIGI (1798m)<br />

Majestic location between three lakes, easy access<br />

by cogwheel railway or aerial cableway, panoramic<br />

view of the surrounding alpine world.<br />

(Included with the Swiss Travel Pass)<br />

9<br />

ROCHERS-DE-NAYE (2042m)<br />

Rack railway to 2042m, panoramic views of the<br />

Swiss and French Alps, panorama restaurant<br />

“Plein Roc”, famous marmot watching.<br />

10<br />

GLACIER 3000 (3000m)<br />

Peak Walk by Tissot, Sledge dogs, hiking on the<br />

glacier plateau, highest Toboggan run “Alpine<br />

Coaster”.<br />

11<br />

11<br />

MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE (3883m)<br />

Europe`s highest gondola lift, countless views of<br />

4000m peaks, cinema lounge, glacier palace and<br />

ski slopes on the Theodul glacier.<br />

Prices of mountain excursions are available<br />

on request.<br />

9


10


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Glacier Express<br />

Discover Switzerland on the spectacular Glacier Express,<br />

the slowest express train in the world.<br />

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An unforgettable journey<br />

“There are many hidden treasures waiting<br />

to be discovered on this spectacular<br />

journey. Photos hardly do justice to these<br />

breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps’<br />

stunning landscapes and architectural<br />

masterpieces.<br />

The culinary highlight at lunchtime rounds<br />

off the experience of the Glacier Express<br />

perfectly. Imposing valleys, overwhelming<br />

mountains and a delicious treat - what<br />

more could you ask for?<br />

Fall in love with Switzerland! Sit back, relax<br />

and enjoy your time on board.<br />

My tip: Let yourself be pampered even<br />

more with an upgrade to Excellence Class.”<br />

Thordis Thorsdottir Tour Operating<br />

Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct<br />

13


3 DAYS ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ<br />

Valid January to October<br />

Price available on request<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Glacier Express<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

CHUR KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

2<br />

The entire journey takes around 8 hours and crosses 291<br />

bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and climbs over the<br />

2033m high Oberalp pass – this is truly one of the world’s<br />

most spectacular rail journeys.<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

BRIG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

3<br />

1<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

4 5<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL IN ZERMATT<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Zermatt.<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Today board the world-famous<br />

Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in<br />

the panorama carriage to St. Moritz.<br />

Take in some of the most dramatic<br />

scenery Switzerland has to offer.<br />

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291km<br />

(7h 45min) journey from Zermatt<br />

to St. Moritz or vice versa<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage<br />

“Albula/Bernina” – one of the<br />

world`s most spectacular journeys<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – with the<br />

famous curve between Thusis<br />

and Filisur 3<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by<br />

38 four-thousanders with the<br />

most famous mountain, the<br />

Matterhorn 4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Zermatt<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class:<br />

Zurich Airport – Zermatt –<br />

St. Moritz – Zurich Airport<br />

(or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the<br />

Glacier Express in 2nd class<br />

from Zermatt to St. Moritz<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPART ST. MORITZ<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from St. Moritz to Zurich Airport.<br />

5<br />

Riffelsee<br />

14


1 2<br />

St. Moritz<br />

Rhine Gorge<br />

4<br />

Zermatt<br />

3<br />

Landwasser Viaduct<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel, or first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Panoramic Round Trip<br />

8 days / 7 nights<br />

Glacier and Bernina Express<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

More holidays available<br />

on our website.<br />

LUNCH ON THE<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish<br />

3-course menu<br />

GORNERGRAT EXCURSION<br />

The best views of the<br />

mighty Matterhorn.<br />

Mountain view<br />

15


3 DAYS ST. MORITZ – ZERMATT<br />

Valid January to October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Glacier Express<br />

Excellence Class<br />

Experience the impressive panoramic journey on the<br />

Glacier Express in Excellence Class, one of the most<br />

exclusive touristic highlights of Switzerland, guaranteed<br />

window seat with comfortable lounge chairs, full day<br />

catering concept and personal concierge service.<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train in 1st<br />

class from Zurich Airport to Zermatt.<br />

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

DAY 2<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Travel in the new Excellence Class<br />

on the Glacier Express from<br />

St. Moritz to Zermatt. A 6-course<br />

lunch and many other amenities<br />

are included. Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Zermatt to Zurich Airport.<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG FLIMS/LAAX<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

GRINDELWALD ANDERMATT<br />

BRIG<br />

CHUR KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

2 4<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km<br />

(7h 45min) journey from Zermatt<br />

to St. Moritz or vice versa 1<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage<br />

“Albula/Bernina” – one of the<br />

world`s most spectacular journeys<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – the famous<br />

curve between Thusis and Filisur 3<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders<br />

with the most famous<br />

mountain, the Matterhorn 4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Zermatt<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 1st class: Zurich<br />

Airport – St. Moritz – Zermatt –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the Glacier<br />

Express in Excellence Class<br />

from St. Moritz to Zermatt<br />

•<br />

6-course lunch including wine<br />

accompaniment<br />

•<br />

Aperitifs, snacks and soft<br />

drinks throughout the journey<br />

16


2<br />

Glacier Express with Matterhorn<br />

Excellence Class<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to<br />

this holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 5-star hotel.<br />

GORNERGRAT EXCURSION<br />

The best views of the<br />

mighty Matterhorn.<br />

EXCELLENCE CLASS<br />

•<br />

Personal concierge to welcome<br />

you to Excellence Class<br />

•<br />

Luggage transport<br />

(from/to platform)<br />

•<br />

Drinks from the Glacier Bar<br />

or served at your seat<br />

•<br />

Refreshments and snacks<br />

throughout the day<br />

•<br />

Use of a tablet and headphones<br />

to access the on-board<br />

infotainment system<br />

17


Bernina Express<br />

Travel in spectacular fashion from Switzerland across the<br />

border to Italy on the highest railway in the Alps.<br />

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Lean back, marvel<br />

and enjoy<br />

”The train crew welcomes guests to the<br />

‘Bernina Express’ with Graubünden`s<br />

cordiality, and they never fail to boast<br />

of the view from their unique workplace.<br />

Who should blame them? An incredible<br />

spectacle of rugged rock formations,<br />

turquoise lakes, glaciers, valleys and<br />

architectural masterpieces, such as the<br />

famous Landwasser Viaduct and the<br />

Circular Viaduct near Brusio, can be<br />

admired during the journey through the<br />

panorama windows. The audio guide<br />

also provides exciting anecdotes and<br />

information during the trip. ‘Wow’ quickly<br />

becomes the favourite word of travellers<br />

on the Alpine crossing through the UNESCO<br />

World Heritage Site and promises lasting<br />

memories. There will also be culinary<br />

delights. With a ‘Bernina Express Plättli’<br />

and ‘Grischa Apéro’ you can doubly enjoy<br />

the trip and round off this unique travel<br />

experience of a special kind.”<br />

Shelley Markwell Tour Operating<br />

Bernina Express at Alp Grüm, Poschiavo<br />

19


3 DAYS LUGANO - ST. MORITZ<br />

Valid Mid-February to November<br />

Price available on request<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Bernina Express<br />

BERN<br />

CHUR<br />

2<br />

The Bernina Express, which was classed as a UNESCO<br />

World Heritage site in 2008, starts with a journey on the<br />

Bernina bus from Lugano through Italy to Tirano. From<br />

here the Bernina Express train runs through the ancient<br />

GENEVA<br />

landscape of the Graubünden region impressing with<br />

countless bridges, dizzying viaducts, steep inclines and<br />

numerous tunnels.<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Lugano. Overnight<br />

in Lugano.<br />

DAY 2<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Climb aboard the Bernina Express<br />

and enjoy one of the most beautiful<br />

railway journeys in Switzerland. The<br />

Bernina Express bus takes you through<br />

the Veltlin to Tirano (Italy). Change<br />

to the Bernina Express train and<br />

continue in the direction of Brusio and<br />

Poschiavo and over the spectacular<br />

Bernina Pass at an altitude of more<br />

than 2253 m above sea level. Overnight<br />

in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from St. Moritz to Zurich Airport.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

7<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Train – a 156 km<br />

(2h 15min) journey from St. Moritz<br />

to Tirano or vice versa<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Bus – a 90 km<br />

(3h 10min) journey from Tirano to<br />

Lugano or vice versa<br />

•<br />

Albula/Bernina – a masterpiece in<br />

rail engineering 1<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – most<br />

spectacular landmark on the<br />

Rhaetian Railway 2<br />

•<br />

Brusio Circular Viaduct –<br />

impressive 360-degree curve 3<br />

•<br />

Alp Grüm station – border<br />

between the German and Italian<br />

2<br />

speaking areas of Switzerland 5<br />

•<br />

Valposchiavo – great place to<br />

enjoy lengthy hikes, leisurely<br />

strolls and fine regional<br />

specialities 6<br />

LUGANO<br />

1<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

3<br />

TIRANO<br />

ITALY<br />

Landwasser Viaduct<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Lugano<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lugano – St. Moritz –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservations on the<br />

Bernina Express bus from<br />

Lugano to Tirano and on the<br />

Bernina Express train from<br />

Tirano to St. Moritz in 2nd class<br />

1<br />

Albula River between Bergün and Preda<br />

20


Bernina Express<br />

3<br />

Circular viaduct Brusio<br />

7<br />

Parco Ciani, Lugano<br />

4<br />

St. Moritz<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRÈ<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Bernina Express Chur – Tirano<br />

2 days / 1 night<br />

Glacier – and Bernina Express<br />

Engadine<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Panoramic views of Lugano and the<br />

surrounding lake and mountains.<br />

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3 DAYS LUCERNE – LUGANO<br />

Valid Mid-April to Mid-October<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Price available on request<br />

Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

1<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

3<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express links two of Switzerland’s<br />

most attractive regions: Central Switzerland GENEVAand Ticino.<br />

Starting with an unforgettable cruise across Lake Lucerne<br />

aboard a vintage paddle steamer or motorboat and<br />

continuing by panorama train along the historic Gotthard<br />

route to the Mediterranean climate and palm trees of<br />

Italian-speaking Lugano.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

2<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Lucerne. Overnight<br />

in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA<br />

EXPRESS<br />

Cruise across Lake Lucerne to Flüelen<br />

in first class and board the Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express train here. Tracing<br />

the world-famous, historic Gotthard<br />

route the train swiftly climbs great<br />

heights to finally enter the 15km long<br />

Gotthard tunnel heading towards<br />

the Mediterranean climate of Ticino.<br />

Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train from<br />

Lugano to Zurich Airport.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Lucerne<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Lugano<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Lugano –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Boat and train journey on the<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express in<br />

1st class<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

in 1st class from Flüelen to<br />

Lugano<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – beautiful lakeside<br />

setting and nearby mountains<br />

such as Rigi, Pilatus and<br />

Stanserhorn 1<br />

•<br />

Lugano – a city of parks and<br />

flowers, villas and sacred<br />

buildings with Mediterranean<br />

flair 2<br />

•<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express – a<br />

182 km (5h 30min) journey from<br />

the Mediterranean south through<br />

the Gotthard tunnel over the Alps<br />

and onward by boat across Lake<br />

Lucerne or vice versa 3<br />

3<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

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2<br />

Lake Lugano<br />

1<br />

Lucerne<br />

2<br />

Lake Lugano<br />

1<br />

Sunset over Lake Lucerne, Lucerne<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

1<br />

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION STANSERHORN<br />

The famous CabriO cableway.<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRÈ<br />

Panoramic views of Lugano and the<br />

surrounding lake and mountains.<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Scenic Rail Adventure<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

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our website.<br />

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5 DAYS ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ –<br />

LUGANO – LUCERNE<br />

Valid Mid-April to Mid-October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Scenic Rail<br />

Adventure<br />

Travel through the Swiss Alps on Switzerland’s famous<br />

panorama trains: the Glacier-, Bernina and Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express. In the ‘slowest express train in the<br />

world’ - the Glacier Express - you will travel over the<br />

Oberalp Pass to St. Moritz. Join the Bernina Express here<br />

for an unforgettable journey over the Bernina Pass to<br />

Tirano and on by coach through Italy to Lugano with its<br />

southern flair. The Gotthard Panorama Express will whisk<br />

you along the historic Gotthard Route to the shores of<br />

Lake Lucerne from where you will continue by steam or<br />

motorboat to Lucerne in Central Switzerland.<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

LUCERNE<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Zermatt. Overnight<br />

in Zermatt.<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

DAY 2<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Today take the world-famous Glacier<br />

Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz.<br />

The journey is narrated throughout<br />

and panoramic windows offer the<br />

optimum view of the dramatic and<br />

ever-changing landscape. Overnight in<br />

St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 3<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Climb aboard the Bernina Express.<br />

Travel over circular viaducts and<br />

through winding tunnels before<br />

reaching Tirano in Italy. Here you<br />

change to the Bernina Express<br />

bus, which takes you to Ticino -<br />

Switzerland’s southernmost canton.<br />

Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 4<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express takes<br />

you from the Mediterranean south to<br />

the heart of Switzerland. From Flüelen<br />

you travel by boat across Lake Lake<br />

Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Lucerne to Zurich Airport.<br />

GENEVA<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km (7h<br />

45min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz or vice versa 1<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Train – a 156 km<br />

(2h 15min) journey from St. Moritz<br />

to Tirano or vice versa 2<br />

•<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express – a<br />

182 km (5h 30min) journey from<br />

the Mediterranean south along<br />

the historic Gotthard route to<br />

Flüelen and onward by boat<br />

across Lake Lucerne or vice<br />

versa 3<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/<br />

Bernina” – one of the world`s<br />

most spectacular journeys 4<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – most<br />

spectacular landmark on the<br />

Rhaetian Railway 5<br />

•<br />

Alp Grüm station – border<br />

between the German and Italian<br />

speaking areas of Switzerland 6<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

Offer includes:<br />

3<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Zermatt, St. Moritz,<br />

Lugano and Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Zermatt – St. Moritz<br />

– Lugano – Lucerne – Zurich<br />

Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Boat and train journey on the<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express in<br />

1st class<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

4<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

6<br />

TIRANO<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the Glacier<br />

Express from Zermatt to St.<br />

Moritz and on the Bernina<br />

Express from St. Moritz to<br />

Lugano in 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express in<br />

1st class from Lugano to Flüelen<br />

5<br />

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Bernina Express<br />

3<br />

Lake Steamer, Lake Lucerne<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

Bernina Express at Lago Bianco<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION GORNERGRAT<br />

The best views of the<br />

mighty Matterhorn.<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRÈ<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Scenic Rail Adventure - extended<br />

9 days / 8 nights<br />

Glacier – and Bernina Express<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

Panoramic views of Lugano and the<br />

surrounding lake and mountains.<br />

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our website.<br />

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4 DAYS MONTREUX – INTERLAKEN – LUCERNE<br />

Valid January to December<br />

Price available on request<br />

GoldenPass Tour<br />

Combine three of the most attractive regions in Switzerland<br />

in one exciting rail holiday. On the GoldenPass Line from<br />

the Lake Geneva region via the Bernese Oberland to Central<br />

Switzerland. Two languages, three worlds, six lakes, one<br />

line: that is the GoldenPass Line.<br />

2<br />

GoldenPass Express<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Montreux.<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GOLDENPASS EXPRESS<br />

Today’s journey takes you on the<br />

new GoldenPass Express from<br />

Lake Geneva through the wild<br />

and romantic Pays d’Enhaut, past<br />

Zweisimmen and Lake Thun to<br />

Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LUZERN-INTERLAKEN EXPRESS<br />

Panoramic journey over the Brünig<br />

Pass, past picturesque villages and<br />

blue lakes to Lucerne with its breathtaking<br />

view across Lake Lucerne<br />

and the surrounding mountains.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Lucerne to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Montreux – attracting artists,<br />

writers and travellers in search of<br />

beauty and inspiration 1<br />

•<br />

GoldenPass Line – a 148km long<br />

journey with panoramic views of<br />

breathtaking scenery 2<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – embedded within<br />

an impressive mountainous<br />

panorama 3<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

3<br />

MONTREUX<br />

1<br />

2<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

BRIG<br />

3<br />

Lucerne<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or 1st class<br />

rail travel.<br />

ZERMATT<br />

EXCURSION ROCHERS-DE-NAYE<br />

Montreux house mountain overlooking<br />

Lake Geneva.<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

The famous mountain range at the<br />

heart of Switzerland.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Montreux, Interlaken<br />

and Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Montreux – Interlaken<br />

– Lucerne – Zurich Airport (or<br />

vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to 50%<br />

reduction on most trains, buses,<br />

boats and mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the<br />

GoldenPass Express in 2nd class<br />

from Montreux to Interlaken<br />

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Jungfraujoch<br />

TOP OF EUROPE<br />

A world of ice and snow.<br />

This half-day excursion takes you to the highest railway station in<br />

Europe at 3454 metres above sea level. Built from 1896 to 1912,<br />

the station complex offers you an unforgettable view of the UNESCO<br />

World Heritage “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch”.<br />

from Grindelwald Terminal in 45 minutes<br />

on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe<br />

– Most modern<br />

tricable gondola of the world<br />

Alpine Sensation Ice Palace Sphinx Terrace<br />

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2 DAYS INTERLAKEN<br />

Valid January to December<br />

Price available on request<br />

Jungfraujoch<br />

The spectacular ride to the Jungfraujoch – Europe’s<br />

highest railway station at an altitude of 3454m above<br />

sea level - is a highlight of every visit to Switzerland. The<br />

cogwheel railway climbs almost 1400 metres in altitude<br />

over a distance of 9.34 km. At the top pure snow and<br />

breathtaking views await.<br />

Itinerary<br />

1<br />

Jungfrau Railways<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Interlaken.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

DAY 2<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

First take the train from Interlaken<br />

Ost to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen<br />

where you change trains and take<br />

the Jungfrau Railway to Kleine<br />

Scheidegg at the foot of the famous<br />

Eiger mountain. Continue through<br />

the glacier world of the Jungfrau and<br />

the seven-kilometre tunnel passing<br />

through the north face of the Eiger<br />

on the way to the Jungfraujoch<br />

Alternatively, travel by Eiger<br />

Express gondola from Grindelwald<br />

for an exhilarating ascent to the<br />

Jungfraujoch. Return journey to<br />

Interlaken and departure or extend<br />

your stay.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Jungfrau Railways – a spectacular<br />

journey to dizzying heights 1<br />

•<br />

Jungfraujoch – at 3454 m the<br />

highest railway station in<br />

Europe and UNESCO world<br />

heritage site 2<br />

•<br />

Eiger Express – the newest and<br />

fastest way to travel to the<br />

Jungfraujoch 3<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel and first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

SUGGESTIONS<br />

Change the excursion to the<br />

Jungfraujoch to Day 1 or if staying<br />

longer in Interlaken to a day of<br />

your choice.<br />

A seat reservation for the<br />

Jungfraujoch is not obligatory but<br />

strongly recommended during the<br />

summer months. These can be made<br />

locally directly with Jungfrau Railways.<br />

Offer<br />

includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with<br />

breakfast in Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Interlaken –<br />

Jungfraujoch – Interlaken –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up<br />

to 50% reduction on most<br />

trains, buses, boats and<br />

mountain railways<br />

2<br />

3<br />

Jungfraujoch<br />

Eiger Express<br />

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – INTERLAKEN<br />

Valid January to December<br />

Price available on request<br />

Best of Switzerland<br />

Discover the differences between the two popular<br />

resorts of Lucerne and Interlaken. Spend two nights in<br />

the charming town of Lucerne followed by two nights in<br />

Interlaken with a trip to the summit of the Jungfraujoch.<br />

4<br />

Interlaken<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train<br />

from Zurich Airport to Lucerne.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 2<br />

LUCERNE<br />

Day at leisure in Lucerne. Explore<br />

the historic centre with its painted<br />

facades and historical monuments,<br />

enjoy a lake cruise or visit one of the<br />

surrounding, panoramic mountain<br />

peaks. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LUZERN-INTERLAKEN EXPRESS<br />

Enjoy part of the GoldenPass Line<br />

over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken,<br />

passing blue lakes, green meadows<br />

and age-old chalets along the way.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 4<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH / INTERLAKEN<br />

Travel with the Jungfrau Railways<br />

or the Eiger Express gondola to the<br />

highest railway station in Europe<br />

at 3454m above sea level. Overnight<br />

in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Interlaken to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – embedded within<br />

an impressive mountainous<br />

panorama 1<br />

•<br />

Jungfrau Railways – a spectacular<br />

train journey to dizzying heights 2<br />

•<br />

Eiger Express – the new and<br />

fastest way to the Jungfraujoch 3<br />

•<br />

Interlaken – surrounded by the<br />

imposing mountains Eiger, Mönch<br />

and Jungfrau 4<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION PILATUS<br />

The dragon mountain<br />

overlooking Lucerne.<br />

EXCURSION TITLIS<br />

The world’s first revolving cable car.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

1<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

ZURICH<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

TITLIS<br />

WENGEN GRINDELWALD<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in each Lucerne and Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

4 2 3<br />

BRIG<br />

1<br />

Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Excursion to the Jungfraujoch<br />

by Jungfrau Railways or<br />

Eiger Express<br />

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2 DAYS OBERWALD – REALP<br />

Valid late June to Mid-September<br />

Price available on request<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Furka Steam Railway<br />

Spectacular train ride over the Furka Pass. Experience<br />

a journey that perfectly combines technical and scenic<br />

brilliance; travelling through the imposing mountain<br />

landscape of the Rhone and Mutt glaciers by nostalgic<br />

steam train.<br />

GSTAAD<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

REALP ANDERMATT<br />

2<br />

1<br />

OBERWALD<br />

BRIG<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUGANO<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Brig. Overnight<br />

in Brig.<br />

DAY 2<br />

FURKA STEAM RAILWAY<br />

Individual train travel from Brig<br />

to Oberwald where you change to<br />

the Furka Steam Railway to travel<br />

to Realp. On this 2-hour trip with<br />

faithfully restored cogwheel steam<br />

locomotives and passenger carriages<br />

you enjoy impressive views of the<br />

spectacular glacier landscape around<br />

you. Return journey to Brig and<br />

departure or extend your stay.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Furka Steam Railway – a unique<br />

journey over the Furka pass 1<br />

•<br />

Brig – situated in the sunny<br />

upper Valais at the foot of the<br />

Simplon Pass 2<br />

1<br />

Furka Steam Railway<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

1<br />

Furka Steam Railway<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by<br />

upgrading to a 4-star hotel and<br />

first class rail travel.<br />

SUGGESTION<br />

It is possible to change the<br />

excursion to Day 1 starting at<br />

Realp and staying overnight in<br />

Brig afterwards.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in Brig<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Brig – Oberwald –<br />

Realp – Brig – Zurich Airport (or<br />

vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the Furka<br />

Steam Railway<br />

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4 DAYS ST. GALLEN – LUCERNE –<br />

LOCARNO – MONTREUX<br />

Valid January to December<br />

BASEL<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

ZURICH<br />

RAPPERSWIL<br />

Price available on request<br />

Voralpen-Express and<br />

Centovalli Railway<br />

MONTREUX<br />

5<br />

GSTAAD<br />

LUCERNE<br />

3<br />

BERN<br />

FLÜELEN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ERSTFELD<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

2<br />

This holiday begins with a scenic journey from Eastern to<br />

SITTEN<br />

1<br />

LOCARNO<br />

DOMODOSSOLA<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

and inspiration 5<br />

Central Switzerland on the Voralpen-Express. After a night<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUGANO<br />

on the shores of Lake Lucerne continue over the Gotthard<br />

mountain route to the Italian speaking Ticino region for<br />

some ‘Dolce Vita’. Travel onwards through Italy via the<br />

wild-romantic Centovalli valley back to Switzerland and<br />

the shores of Lake Geneva.<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL &<br />

VORALPEN-EXPRESS<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to St.Gallen. Board<br />

the Voralpen-Express for a scenic<br />

journey in first class to Lucerne.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 2<br />

1<br />

Centovalli Railway<br />

TRENO GOTTARDO<br />

Train ride in first class to Locarno with<br />

Highlights<br />

the Treno Gottardo over the Gotthard<br />

mountain route with no fewer than •<br />

Voralpen-Express –the softer side<br />

of Switzerland<br />

222 bridges. Overnight in Locarno.<br />

DAY 3<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – embedded within<br />

an impressive mountainous<br />

CENTOVALLI RAILWAY<br />

panorama 3<br />

Travel from Locarno through the<br />

•<br />

Locarno – warmest city in<br />

beautiful, wild Centovalli valley to<br />

Switzerland 4<br />

Domodossola and on through the<br />

Simplon tunnel via Brig to Montreux •<br />

Montreux – attracting artists, writers<br />

and travellers in search of beauty<br />

on the shores of Lake Geneva.<br />

BRIG<br />

4<br />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Montreux to Zurich Airport.<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

2<br />

Voralpen-Express<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or upgrade to<br />

1st class rail throughout.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Lucerne, Locarno and<br />

Montreux<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – St. Gallen – Lucerne<br />

– Locarno – Montreux – Zurich<br />

Airport (or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Rail travel in 1st class on the<br />

Voralpen-Express and the<br />

Treno Gottardo<br />

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Gotthard<br />

Panorama<br />

Express.<br />

Turning travel into an experience.<br />

sbb.ch/en/gotthard-panorama-express<br />

Experience.<br />

Travel guide.<br />

Inspiration.<br />

The journey on the Gotthard Panorama<br />

Express takes travellers from Lucerne<br />

by boat to Flüelen and onwards by train<br />

on the historical Gotthard panoramic route<br />

to Ticino.<br />

Specially trained multilingual travel<br />

guides from the region look after you<br />

during your panorama journey.<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

operates from Tuesday to Sunday,<br />

including public holidays, from mid-<br />

April to mid-October.<br />

spectacular tour route through different<br />

loop tunnels<br />

photography coach with windows<br />

that can be opened<br />

travels on the line from Lugano<br />

to Arth- Goldau in 3 hours, there<br />

are Connections to the Mount Rigi<br />

Railways<br />

information about the most important<br />

route highlights<br />

interesting facts about the region<br />

tips for great accommodation or a<br />

suitable onward travel<br />

Inspiration<br />

on sbb.ch/en/gotthard-panoramaexpress<br />

or<br />

on instagram<br />

@gotthardpanoramaexpress<br />

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9 DAYS ZURICH – ST. GALLEN –<br />

DAVOS – LUGANO – ZERMATT –<br />

MONTREUX – GSTAAD – LUCERNE<br />

Valid April to October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Grand Tour<br />

of Switzerland –<br />

Original<br />

This self-drive holiday leads you on 1600 kilometres<br />

through the country’s most beautiful regions. You will<br />

discover four linguistic regions, five Alpine passes, thirteen<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two biosphere reserves<br />

and drive along 22 lakes.<br />

1<br />

Lavaux<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual travel to Zurich and pickup<br />

of rental car today or on Day 2 if<br />

booked. Zurich, the “metropolis of<br />

experiences” offers a unique mixture<br />

of attractions that you can enjoy by<br />

yourself on your first day. Overnight<br />

in Zurich.<br />

DAY 2<br />

ZURICH – ST. GALLEN (CA. 150 KM)<br />

On your way to St. Gallen stopover<br />

at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest<br />

waterfall. In St. Gallen the Abbey<br />

precinct with the cathedral and Abbey<br />

Library has been granted UNESCO<br />

World Heritage status and belongs to<br />

the top attractions along the Grand<br />

Tour. Overnight in St. Gallen.<br />

DAY 3<br />

ST. GALLEN – DAVOS (CA. 160 KM)<br />

On your way to Davos you will<br />

pass the village of Appenzell. The<br />

Appenzell region is known for rural<br />

customs and traditions. Continue<br />

your drive and have a stopover<br />

at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld.<br />

Overnight in Davos.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DAVOS – LUGANO (CA. 290 KM)<br />

Today’s journey takes you to Lugano<br />

in the south of Switzerland, where<br />

you have several opportunities<br />

to experience the Grand Tour<br />

attractions. We recommend a stroll<br />

around the historical old-town and<br />

an excursion to San Salvatore or<br />

Monte Brè. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 5<br />

LUGANO – ZERMATT (CA. 215 KM)<br />

Leaving Lugano for Zermatt. On<br />

your way lies Ascona. Continue your<br />

journey and arrive in the region of<br />

Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier.<br />

Continue moving on to Täsch which<br />

is your last stop by car before you<br />

continue by train on to Zermatt.<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ZERMATT – MONTREUX<br />

(CA. 150 KM)<br />

A morning trip up the exhilarating<br />

open-air Gornergrat railway is not to<br />

be missed. Back in Täsch your route<br />

begins with a stunning drive up<br />

through the Valais, heading through<br />

Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle.<br />

Continue along the shores of Lake<br />

Geneva to Montreux. Overnight in<br />

Montreux.<br />

DAY 7<br />

MONTREUX – GSTAAD (CA. 330 KM)<br />

Drive through the orchards and<br />

terraced vineyards of the Lavaux to<br />

Lausanne and from there continue<br />

your drive to Freiburg. Further on<br />

your way you will pass the Greyerzer<br />

region, with its rolling green<br />

landscape. Overnight in Gstaad.<br />

DAY 8<br />

GSTAAD – LUCERNE<br />

(CA. 315 KM)<br />

Continue your drive to Interlaken.<br />

From Interlaken you can experience<br />

the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau<br />

summits. If you have some time left<br />

before you head to Lucerne, Bern –<br />

the UNESCO World Heritage –<br />

is the place to spend it. Overnight<br />

in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 9<br />

DEPARTURE LUCERNE – ZURICH<br />

(CA. 140 KM)<br />

You will spend your last day in<br />

one of the most beautiful cities in<br />

Switzerland. One of the highlights of<br />

Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive<br />

back to Zurich to drop-off your<br />

rental car at the airport if booked<br />

and return journey.<br />

GENEVA<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

1<br />

MONTREUX<br />

BIEL<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

GSTAAD<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

2<br />

WINTERTHUR<br />

ST. GALLEN 6<br />

ZURICH<br />

SAAS-FEE<br />

LUCERNE 3<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

WENGEN<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

45 attraction highlights along<br />

the route<br />

•<br />

13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

•<br />

22 Lakes<br />

•<br />

4 Language regions<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Zurich, St. Gallen,<br />

Davos, Lugano, Zermatt,<br />

Montreux, Gstaad and Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Täsch –<br />

Zermatt – Täsch<br />

BRIG<br />

4<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

7<br />

LOCARNO<br />

A wide range of car rentals can be prearranged.<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

•<br />

5 Alpine passes<br />

•<br />

2 Biosphere Reserves<br />

•<br />

1600km full of captivating<br />

landscapes<br />

•<br />

Grand Tour of Switzerland<br />

Road Map from Hallweg<br />

•<br />

Grand Tour of Switzerland<br />

Travel Guide<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

DAVOS<br />

5<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

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2 3<br />

Rhine Falls<br />

Lake Lucerne<br />

5<br />

Davos<br />

4<br />

Furka Pass road to the beginning of Rhone valley, Obergoms, Valais<br />

7<br />

Giornico, Ticino<br />

Grand Tour of Switzerland<br />

6<br />

St. Gallen<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel.<br />

CAR RENTAL<br />

Add car rental to your booking.<br />

Prices vary depending on category.<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

You can find shorter stays and<br />

routings for the Grand Tour on our<br />

website or contact our team.<br />

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8 DAYS INTERLAKEN – MONTREUX –<br />

ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ – LUGANO –<br />

LUCERNE – ST. GALLEN<br />

Valid Mid-April to Mid-October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Grand Train Tour<br />

of Switzerland –<br />

Original<br />

Explore the cultural differences within the country and<br />

its 4 languages, all the while taking in some spectacular<br />

countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It is a<br />

great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on<br />

some of the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Lucerne. Travel<br />

via Lucerne to Interlaken along the<br />

shores of crystal-clear lakes, past<br />

romantic waterfalls and over the<br />

magnificent Brünig mountain pass.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GOLDENPASS EXPRESS<br />

Your journey continues with the<br />

GoldenPass Express through the<br />

wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut<br />

through scenic villages along the<br />

shores of Lake Geneva. Overnight<br />

in Montreux.<br />

DAY 3<br />

MONTREUX – ZERMATT<br />

Travel from Montreux to Zermatt.<br />

Zermatt lies at the foot of the<br />

Matterhorn and offers plenty of<br />

things to explore. Enjoy a leisure<br />

day on your own. Why not take<br />

the opportunity to do a mountain<br />

excursion to the Gornergrat?<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 4<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Glacier Express from Zermatt<br />

to St. Moritz. Enjoy some of the<br />

spectacular scenery Switzerland has<br />

to offer. Along the deep Rhone valley,<br />

the Glacier Express travels through<br />

an incredibly fascinating part of the<br />

Alps. Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

BASEL<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

1 INTERLAKEN<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

2<br />

MONTREUX GSTAAD<br />

BRIG<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Offer includes:<br />

• 1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Interlaken, Montreux,<br />

through winding tunnels before<br />

Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano,<br />

reaching Tirano in Italy. Change<br />

Lucerne and St. Gallen<br />

to the Bernina Express Bus which • Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

will take you onwards to Ticino.<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –<br />

Overnight in Lugano.<br />

Montreux – Zermatt – St. Moritz<br />

– Lugano – Lucerne – St. Gallen<br />

DAY 6<br />

– Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

GOTTHARD<br />

• Boat and train journey on the<br />

PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express 1st<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

class<br />

travels from the Mediterranean<br />

south to the traditional heart of<br />

Switzerland. From Flüelen you<br />

will have a boat ride across<br />

Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 7<br />

VORALPEN-EXPRESS<br />

Enjoy the beautiful train journey<br />

with the Voralpen-Express which<br />

connects Central and Eastern<br />

Switzerland. Overnight in St. Gallen.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from St. Gallen to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Spectacular scenery along 1280 km<br />

•<br />

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

•<br />

11 lakes<br />

• 4 language regions<br />

ZURICH<br />

4<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

FLÜELEN<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

ITALY<br />

DAVOS<br />

TIRANO<br />

• Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

• Seat reservation GoldenPass<br />

Express, Glacier and Bernina<br />

Express in 2nd class<br />

• Seat reservation Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express and in 1st<br />

class<br />

DAY 5<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the Bernina Express. Travel<br />

over circular viaducts and pass<br />

Glacier Express<br />

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2 2<br />

Montreux Riviera<br />

Sunset on Lake Geneva<br />

4<br />

Lucerne<br />

3<br />

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula Valley before Preda<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

GRAND TRAIN TOURS OF<br />

SWITZERLAND<br />

GTToS “Classic”<br />

7 days / 6 nights<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel throughout.<br />

GTToS “Top-Attractions”<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

GTToS “Glaciers & Palm Trees”<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

GTToS “Stunning Waters”<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

1<br />

Observation Platform, Interlaken<br />

GTToS “Hidden Treasures”<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

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4-8 DAYS GRAUBÜNDEN<br />

Valid Mid-May to Mid-October<br />

Price available on request<br />

BERN<br />

Alpine Cruise<br />

3<br />

DISENTIS<br />

CHUR<br />

4<br />

AROSA<br />

6<br />

FILISUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

1<br />

EVA<br />

Enjoy the most popular highlights as well as lesser-known<br />

attractions of the largest holiday region in Switzerland.<br />

Discover it all over 4, 5 or 8 days with luggage transfer from<br />

hotel to hotel included and the choice of starting in either<br />

Chur, St. Moritz or Davos.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

POSCHIAVO<br />

5<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Chur. Afternoon<br />

at leisure or if time allows why not<br />

visit the 8th century Benedictine<br />

monastery in Disentis? Overnight<br />

in Chur.<br />

DAY 2<br />

AROSA<br />

Rail travel to Arosa to discover the<br />

Bear Sanctuary – fun for all ages<br />

(entry payable locally). Alternatively<br />

explore the old town of Chur and<br />

the local attractions the town has to<br />

offer. Overnight in Chur.<br />

DAY 3<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the famous Bernina Express<br />

for an exhilarating journey over<br />

viaducts and through winding<br />

tunnels before reaching Poschiavo.<br />

Explore this pretty village before<br />

a short return trip to St. Moritz.<br />

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DAVOS<br />

Train journey with Rhaetian<br />

Railways to Davos. The largest<br />

holiday and sports destination in<br />

Graubünden has an international<br />

ambience and numerous facilities.<br />

Overnight in Davos.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Go back in time and travel with<br />

the historic train from Davos to<br />

Filisur. Pulled by a 1929 ‘Crocodile’<br />

locomotive and carriages from 1st<br />

down to 3rd class or in an open-air<br />

scenic carriage. From Filisur by<br />

regional train to Chur. Individual<br />

return journey by train from Chur to<br />

Zurich Airport.<br />

1<br />

St. Moritz<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

St. Moritz – birthplace of winter<br />

sports tourism 1<br />

•<br />

Davos – highest town in Europe<br />

•<br />

Chur – Switzerland’s oldest town<br />

4<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express –<br />

a breath-taking journey from<br />

Chur to Poschiavo 2<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast in Chur<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Davos and St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Chur – Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class for the<br />

entire network of the Rhaetian<br />

Railway<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the<br />

Bernina Express from Chur to<br />

Poschiavo in 2nd class<br />

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2<br />

Bernina Express<br />

3<br />

Disentis Abbey<br />

4<br />

Chur<br />

5<br />

Lago Bianco<br />

6<br />

Historic train<br />

Customise your holiday<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel and/or first<br />

class rail travel throughout.<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

4 Days from Chur, St. Moritz or Davos<br />

5 Days from Chur, St. Moritz or Davos<br />

8 Days from Chur, St. Moritz or Davos<br />

Free First Class Upgrade:<br />

Receive a free first class upgrade for the included rail tickets for<br />

bookings made by 28 February <strong>2023</strong> for travel in May to October <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

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Swisstainable<br />

Switzerland Travel Centre recognises and supports<br />

Switzerland Tourism’s commitment to sustainability<br />

and takes all aspects of this into account when making<br />

decisions regarding the environment, society and economy.<br />

We regularly analyse our performance against<br />

sustainability checks, defining and implementing<br />

improvements where necessary.<br />

More information about ‘Swisstainable’:<br />

myswitzerland.com/swisstainable<br />

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3 DAYS LUGANO<br />

Valid April to October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Culinary trip<br />

to Ticino<br />

With its mild climate and Mediterranean lifestyle,<br />

Ticino is always a delight. Discover the delicious<br />

specialities of this fascinating part of Switzerland<br />

and put your own culinary skills to the test.<br />

Gabbani Delicatessen, Lugano<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Lugano. Meet your<br />

tour guide at 5pm for your 4-hour<br />

Food & Wine Tour. The tour is on<br />

foot, and you will get to know many<br />

typical Ticino specialities and wines<br />

whilst exploring the historic centre<br />

of Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 2<br />

LUGANO<br />

Use your Ticino Ticket for a<br />

30-minute bus ride to the Grotto<br />

Osteria degli Amici in Villa<br />

Luganese. Meeting time is at 11am<br />

for a 2-hour workshop introducing<br />

you to the fine art of risotto<br />

preparation and making. Afterwards<br />

you enjoy your very own Ticino<br />

risotto in the setting so typical for<br />

the region. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Lugano to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lugano – a town with<br />

Mediterranean flair<br />

•<br />

Food & Wine Tour – discover<br />

hidden treasures in form of<br />

culinary specialties and fine wines<br />

•<br />

Risotto workshop – be introduced<br />

to risotto making and keep the<br />

recipe to cook for friends and<br />

family at home<br />

Meal in the vineyards<br />

Grotto Milani, Ticino<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel and/or first<br />

class rail travel throughout.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in Lugano<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lugano – Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

Ticino Ticket – free use of public<br />

transport and other discounts<br />

throughout Ticino<br />

•<br />

4-hour Food & Wine Tour incl.<br />

various specialties from aperitif<br />

to dessert, wine & water<br />

•<br />

2-hour Risotto workshop incl.<br />

aperitif, brasato (braised beef)<br />

vegetables, dessert, wine and<br />

water<br />

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From glaciers<br />

to palms<br />

Chur - St. Moritz - Tirano<br />

www.berninaexpress.ch/stc


7 DAYS ANDERMATT – DISENTIS – ILANZ –<br />

MAIENFELD – BUCHS - ROMANSHORN<br />

Valid Mid-June to Mid-September<br />

Price available on request<br />

Cycling Holidays<br />

Rhine Route<br />

The Rhine Cycling route follows the Alpine river from its<br />

mountain source near Oberalp Pass across Switzerland.<br />

The holiday starts with a climb across the Oberalp Pass and<br />

continues through the Surselva and via Chur through the<br />

famous wine region ‘Bündner Herrschaft’ to end at Lake<br />

Constance. The route showcases a vastly diverse landscape<br />

influenced by the mighty river.<br />

Itinerary<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

ROMANSHORN<br />

BASEL<br />

4<br />

ZURICH<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BUCHS VADUZ<br />

BERN<br />

BAD RAGAZ<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

DISENTIS<br />

CHUR<br />

3<br />

ILLANZ<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

2<br />

1 ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUGANO<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Andermatt.<br />

Overnight in Andermatt.<br />

DAY 2<br />

ANDERMATT – DISENTIS<br />

The clear source of the Rhine rises<br />

at Lake Toma, close to the Oberalp<br />

Pass, the biggest “obstacle” on the<br />

Rhine route. In Val Tujetsch lies one<br />

of the richest and most interesting<br />

mineral deposits in the Alps and<br />

the monastery village of Disentis.<br />

Overnight in Disentis.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DISENTIS – ILANZ<br />

The Surselva is the largest<br />

‘Romansh-speaking’ area in<br />

Graubünden. Up and down, it goes<br />

through pretty hamlets along the<br />

gurgling Rhine. Overnight in Ilanz.<br />

DAY 4<br />

ILANZ – MAIENFELD / BAD RAGAZ<br />

Admire the wild gorge of the<br />

Vorderrhein, the Grand Canyon<br />

of Switzerland. Linger a while in<br />

Chur, the oldest town north of the<br />

Alps before continuing along the<br />

Rhine towards Maienfeld, home of<br />

the famous Blau Burgunder wine.<br />

Overnight in Maienfeld or Bad Ragaz.<br />

winds can often be felt. Before<br />

reaching Romanshorn you will<br />

pass Europe’s largest freshwater<br />

delta with its wealth of bird life.<br />

Overnight in Romanshorn.<br />

DAY 7<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by public transport from<br />

Romanshorn to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Andermatt – at the heart of<br />

Switzerland’s Alpine Passes 1<br />

•<br />

Disentis – 8th century Benedictine<br />

monastery 2<br />

•<br />

Rhine Gorge – the Grand Canyon<br />

of Switzerland 3<br />

•<br />

Lake Constance – the third largest<br />

lake in Europe 4<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to selected 3- or 4-star hotels along<br />

the route or upgrade to first class rail<br />

travel on arrival and departure.<br />

4<br />

3<br />

Constance<br />

Rhine Gorge<br />

DAY 5<br />

MAIENFELD / BAD RAGAZ – BUCHS<br />

The Bündner Herrschaft, the fertile<br />

garden and wine-growing region of<br />

Graubünden, lies on slate rubble<br />

cones. It is also home of Heidi,<br />

Geissenpeter and the Alpöhi story.<br />

Overnight in Buchs.<br />

DAY 6<br />

BUCHS – ROMANSHORN<br />

The Rhine Valley near St. Gallen<br />

is an area where the warm ‘Foehn’<br />

BIKE RENTAL<br />

If you do not take your own bike,<br />

we can offer bike rental of 24-gear<br />

bikes or E-Bikes. Please see our<br />

website for more information.<br />

TOUR CHARACTER<br />

You will find more information on<br />

distances, altitude differences and<br />

required ability on our website.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Andermatt, Disentis,<br />

Ilanz, Maienfeld/Bad Ragaz,<br />

Buchs and Romanshorn<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Andermatt –<br />

Romanshorn – Zurich Airport<br />

Lake<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel to<br />

hotel<br />

•<br />

Well-prepared itinerary<br />

•<br />

Travel documents<br />

•<br />

Service hotline<br />

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6 DAYS CRANS-MONTANA – LEUKERBAD –<br />

UNTERBÄCH – GRÄCHEN – BRIG<br />

MONTREUX<br />

Valid July to Mid-September<br />

Price available on request<br />

Mountain Bike<br />

Holidays Valais<br />

It is above all the countless single trails that attract bikers<br />

to the southern side of the Alps into the Valais. Often the<br />

altitude differences during this tour can be overcome by<br />

cable car but again and again there are demanding climbs.<br />

A good basic fitness is required for this tour.<br />

GSTAAD<br />

CRANS<br />

MONTANA<br />

1<br />

LEUKERBAD<br />

SIERRE<br />

2<br />

UNTERBÄCH<br />

ZERMATT<br />

BLATTEN<br />

5<br />

4<br />

GRÄCHEN<br />

3<br />

BRIG<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Crans-Montana.<br />

Overnight in Crans-Montana.<br />

DAY 2<br />

CRANS-MONTANA –<br />

LEUKERBAD<br />

The tour ascends steadily at the<br />

beginning. The culmination is<br />

the Cabane de la Tièche, where a<br />

descent of more than 1,000 metres<br />

down to Leuk begins. At Varen, the<br />

route leads through the vineyards<br />

of the Rhône Valley. Once in Leuk,<br />

you continue by bus to Leukerbad.<br />

Overnight in Leukerbad.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LEUKERBAD – UNTERBÄCH<br />

In the morning you take the cable<br />

car up to the Rinderhütte mountain<br />

hut. Here, one of the most beautiful<br />

single trails in Switzerland is<br />

waiting for you: Torrent Trail. From<br />

Erschmatt you follow a challenging<br />

trail down into the Rhône Valley. At<br />

Raron the cable car will take you to<br />

your next destination: Unterbäch.<br />

Overnight in Unterbäch.<br />

DAY 4<br />

UNTERBÄCH – GRÄCHEN<br />

By chairlift up to Brandalp.<br />

From here, continue in a steady<br />

undulation to Moosalp. Enjoy the<br />

view and take a well-deserved break<br />

before descending into the Matter<br />

Valley, via the mountain village of<br />

Törbel and to the bottom of the<br />

valley – Stalden. From here follow<br />

the beautiful Matterhorn Valley Trail<br />

to St. Niklaus and continue by bus<br />

to Grächen. Overnight in Grächen.<br />

DAY 5<br />

GRÄCHEN – BRIG<br />

Today you follow the Mattsand<br />

Enduro Trail and the Matterhorn<br />

Valley Trail down to Kalpetran and<br />

on to the Stalden from where a cable<br />

car ride will take you to Gspon. From<br />

here a beautiful trail leads through<br />

the Sädol forest to Gibidumpass. A<br />

comfortable downhill trail leads you<br />

into the wild Nanztal valley and on<br />

to Brig. Overnight in Brig.<br />

DAY 6<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by public transport from<br />

Brig to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Crans-Montana – impressive<br />

views from the Matterhorn to the<br />

Mont Blanc 1<br />

•<br />

Leukerbad – thermal spa resort<br />

2<br />

•<br />

Brig – in the sunny Valais at the<br />

foot of the Simplon Pass 3<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to<br />

first class rail travel on arrival<br />

and departure.<br />

BIKE RENTAL<br />

If you do not take your own<br />

bike, we can offer mountain bike<br />

rental. Please see our website for<br />

more information.<br />

TOUR CHARACTER<br />

You will find more information on<br />

distances, altitude differences and<br />

required ability on our website.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

4<br />

5<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Crans-Montana,<br />

Leukerbad, Unterbäch,<br />

Grächen and Brig<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Crans-Montana – Brig<br />

– Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

All cable cars and bus transfers<br />

as per itinerary<br />

•<br />

Entrance to Alpentherme<br />

Leukerbad (3h)<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel to<br />

hotel<br />

•<br />

Well-prepared itinerary<br />

Travel documents<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Service hotline<br />

Grächen<br />

Near Moosalp<br />

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8 DAYS THUSIS – TIEFENCASTEL BERN –<br />

BERGÜN – ST. MORITZ – ALP GRÜM –<br />

POSCHIAVO – TIRANO<br />

Valid Mid-June to Mid-September<br />

Price available on request<br />

Track the Bernina<br />

Express – Hiking Holiday<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

THUSIS<br />

BERGÜN<br />

1<br />

TIEFENCASTEL<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

4<br />

2<br />

3<br />

POSCHIAVO<br />

VA<br />

The Via Albula/Bernina hiking route hugs the UNESCO<br />

World Heritage site of the Rhaetian Railway line from<br />

Thusis to Poschiavo with views of the magnificent<br />

architecture and breath-taking landscapes. The contrast of<br />

manmade structures and the beauty of nature can be seen<br />

along the way.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

TIRANO<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Thusis. Overnight<br />

in Thusis.<br />

DAY 2<br />

THUSIS – TIEFENCASTEL<br />

From Domleschg a spectacular trail<br />

leads through the Schinschlucht<br />

gorge. The climb up to the<br />

hamlet of Muldain is rewarded<br />

with spectacular views. The Solis<br />

viaduct and St. Peters church are<br />

other highlights along the route.<br />

Overnight in Tiefencastel.<br />

DAY 3<br />

TIEFENCASTEL – BERGÜN<br />

The route runs along the foaming<br />

Albula river towards one of the<br />

most popular highlights – the<br />

impressive Landwasser viaduct.<br />

You then continue past Filisur with<br />

its historic village centre and on to<br />

Bellaluna where dancing witches<br />

were supposed to have been<br />

sighted in former times. Ascend<br />

towards the well-preserved, historic<br />

railway station of Stugl. Finishing<br />

point is Bergün, a mecca for railway<br />

enthusiasts. Overnight in Bergün.<br />

DAY 4<br />

BERGÜN – ST. MORITZ<br />

The mountain hike follows the<br />

banks of the Albula river and<br />

crosses multiple times the railway<br />

line, which features along this<br />

stretch the boldest of railway<br />

routes. Past Preda, the route leads<br />

past the crystal clear Palpuogna<br />

lake, over Weissenstein Alp or Crap<br />

Alv up to the Fuorcla Crap Alv and<br />

steeply down into Val Bever to the<br />

idyllic Spinas. Jump on the regional<br />

train to St. Moritz. Overnight in<br />

St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 5<br />

ST. MORITZ – ALP GRÜM<br />

Through moorland and alpine<br />

pastures to the Bernina pass.<br />

One highlight follows the other:<br />

Stazerwald forest, Pontresina,<br />

Morteratsch glacier world, Lago<br />

Biano-Lej Nair and Graubünden’s<br />

highest mountains. After the white<br />

glacier waters of Lago Bianco, the<br />

route leads up to the fantastic<br />

vantage point of Sassal Mason<br />

with a view of Piz Palü, its glacier<br />

seemingly in touching distance<br />

and Alp Grüm and Val Poschiavo.<br />

Overnight in Alp Grüm.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ALP GRÜM – POSCHIAVO<br />

The idyllic Cavaglia valley invites<br />

you to linger and the slight detour<br />

to the glacier mills is worth the<br />

effort. Just like the Rhaetian Railway,<br />

the hiking trail winds down the<br />

slope to the Poschiavo valley floor.<br />

Overnight in Poschiavo.<br />

DAY 7<br />

POSCHIAVO – TIRANO<br />

On the way, the mighty circular<br />

viaduct of Brusio invites you to<br />

marvel at this masterpiece of<br />

engineering. Further on, the trail<br />

leads through fruit, chestnut<br />

and wine growing areas towards<br />

Italy. Santa Perpetua in Tirano<br />

offers a beautiful view over the<br />

Mediterranean landscape and the<br />

city of Tirano with its venerable<br />

palazzi. Overnight in Tirano.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by public transport to<br />

Zurich Airport.<br />

4<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Bergün – at the foot of the<br />

Albula Pass 1<br />

•<br />

St. Moritz – birthplace of alpine<br />

winter tourism 2<br />

•<br />

Alp Grüm – border between<br />

German and Italian speaking<br />

Switzerland 3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Thusis, Tiefencastel,<br />

Bergün, St. Moritz, Alp Grüm,<br />

Poschiavo and Tirano<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Thusis – Tirano –<br />

Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

Rail pass 2nd class: Thusis - Tirano<br />

Lake Palguogna<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to<br />

first class rail travel on arrival<br />

and departure.<br />

INFORMATION<br />

Good stamina is required for the<br />

longer stages at the beginning of<br />

the tour. The hikes can however be<br />

shortened without any problems<br />

by using the Rhaetian Railway.<br />

Information regarding distances and<br />

altitude differences can be found on<br />

our website.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel to<br />

hotel<br />

•<br />

Well-prepared itinerary<br />

•<br />

Travel documents<br />

•<br />

Service hotline<br />

•<br />

Entrance to Albula Railway<br />

Museum in Bergün<br />

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8 DAYS MEIRINGEN – GRINDELWALD –<br />

WENGEN – GRIESALP – KANDERSTEG –<br />

ADELBODEN – LENK<br />

Valid Mid-July to Mid-September<br />

BERN<br />

Price available on request<br />

Via Alpina Bear Trek –<br />

Hiking Holiday<br />

ABELBODEN<br />

LENK<br />

3<br />

4<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

2<br />

BRIG<br />

1<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

WENGEN<br />

MEIRINGEN<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

Discover alpine Switzerland from its most beautiful side:<br />

On the Bear Trek, which is a small section of the longer<br />

GENEVA<br />

Via Alpina, you are on a unique route over spectacular<br />

mountain passes and past mighty glaciers. The Via Alpina<br />

takes you through valleys and gorges, past the three<br />

mighty mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and on to the<br />

Swiss holiday destination of Adelboden-Lenk.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGAN<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Meiringen.<br />

Overnight in Meiringen.<br />

DAY 2<br />

MEIRINGEN – GRINDELWALD<br />

By post bus to Rosenlaui – if time<br />

allows visit the stunning Rosenlaui<br />

glacier before starting your hike<br />

to Grindelwald. Spectacular views<br />

of the three world famous giants<br />

– Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await<br />

you. Overnight in Grindelwald.<br />

DAY 3<br />

GRINDELWALD – WENGEN<br />

The hiking trail winds its way past<br />

the Eiger North face and on to<br />

Kleine Scheidegg. It is an impressive<br />

entrance into the magnificent world<br />

of the high Alps. From here follow<br />

the downhill path towards Wengen.<br />

Overnight in Wengen<br />

DAY 4<br />

WENGEN – GRIESALP/<br />

POCHTENALP<br />

Depart by train from Wengen via<br />

Lauterbrunnen to Mürren. From<br />

Mürren the route continues past<br />

Spillbodenalp to Rotstockhütte.<br />

After a short stop for refreshments,<br />

climb the Sefinenfurgge before<br />

descending to Griesalp or<br />

Pochtenalp. Overnight in either<br />

Griesalp or Pochtenalp.<br />

DAY 5<br />

GRIESALP/POCHTENALP –<br />

KANDERSTEG<br />

Today you tackle the king’s stage –<br />

the ascent to Hohtürlli. After a long<br />

and steep ascent to 2843m, you<br />

will be rewarded with a fortifying<br />

lunch at Blüemlisalp glacier before<br />

you descend to Lake Oeschinen.<br />

Continue to Kandersteg. Overnight in<br />

Kandersteg.<br />

DAY 6<br />

KANDERSTEG – ADELBODEN<br />

Cable car from Kandersteg to<br />

Allmenalp. Leave the traditional<br />

wooden chalets of Kandersteg<br />

behind to cross over flower-filled<br />

alpine pastures towards the rock<br />

walls of the Lohner. Look out for<br />

some chamois here. Some steep<br />

sections follow before you reach<br />

the high point Bunderchrinde which<br />

offers magnificent views. Descend to<br />

Adelboden. Overnight in Adelboden.<br />

DAY 7<br />

ADELBODEN – LENK<br />

Today starts with a gentle climb<br />

along the Glisbach stream, through<br />

forest and moorland. Continue<br />

over the Hahnenmoospass into<br />

the Simmen valley and on to Lenk.<br />

Overnight in Lenk.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by public transport from<br />

Lenk to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau –<br />

‘proud giants’ of Switzerland 1<br />

•<br />

Grindelwald – nestled in a lovely,<br />

green valley 2<br />

•<br />

Adelboden – amidst the<br />

Bernese Alps 3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to first class rail travel on arrival and departure.<br />

INFORMATION<br />

Surefootedness and good fitness level are mandatory for this hike as is dealing<br />

with heights on this high alpine trek. In case of bad weather some stretches can be<br />

shortened by using a PostBus or cable car. Journeys by PostBus, mountain railways<br />

and cable cars are not included in the price and are payable locally. Information<br />

regarding distances and altitude differences can be found on our website.<br />

More holidays available on our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

in each Meiringen, Grindelwald,<br />

Wengen, Griesalp/Pochtenalp,<br />

Kandersteg, Adelboden and Lenk<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Meiringen – Lenk –<br />

Zurich Airport<br />

Grosse Scheidegg<br />

Oeschinensee<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel to<br />

hotel<br />

•<br />

Well-prepared itinerary<br />

•<br />

Travel documents<br />

•<br />

Service hotline<br />

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4 DAYS MONTREUX<br />

Valid April to October<br />

Price available on request<br />

Montreux Riviera<br />

and Lavaux<br />

From the lake to the mountains and vineyards – Montreux<br />

is world-famous due to its position right in the heart of the<br />

Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. The atmosphere<br />

and the mild climate are perfect for relaxing, but historic<br />

castles, vibrant towns, cultural events, terraced vineyards and<br />

lovely countryside await to be explored.<br />

2<br />

Lavaux<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Montreux.<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

DAY 2<br />

CHATEAU CHILLON<br />

Enjoy a short lake cruise to the<br />

famous Chillon Castle. Travel back<br />

by boat to Montreux and explore the<br />

Old Town with its lakeside, amazing<br />

views, many fountains, small bistros<br />

and typical restaurants. Overnight<br />

in Montreux.<br />

DAY 3<br />

WINE TASTING<br />

The charming wine-growing village<br />

of Chexbres is only a short train<br />

ride from Montreux. A pleasant walk<br />

from the station will lead you to<br />

the family-owned estate Domaine<br />

Bovey, which offers a breath-taking<br />

view of the terraced vineyards of<br />

the UNESCO region Lavaux. Wine<br />

lovers will love the cellars with large<br />

oak barrels, where the wine tasting<br />

will start. Taste the local wine while<br />

you savour a cold platter of regional<br />

specialities. Return to Montreux.<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Chateau Chillon – Switzerland’s<br />

most visited historic building 1<br />

•<br />

Lavaux – the largest<br />

contiguous wine-growing area<br />

in Switzerland 2<br />

•<br />

Rochers-de-Naye – Montreux’s<br />

‘house mountain’<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

1<br />

Montreux<br />

Chateau Chillon<br />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Montreux to Zurich Airport.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to<br />

a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class rail<br />

travel on arrival and departure.<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Lugano – Switzerland with<br />

Italian Flair<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

Interlaken – Gateway to the<br />

Bernese Oberland<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

3 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in Montreux<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Montreux – Zurich<br />

Airport<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to 50%<br />

reduction on most trains, buses,<br />

boats and mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Riviera Card for free use of local<br />

buses and trains<br />

•<br />

Visit to Chillon Castle with short<br />

lake cruise<br />

•<br />

Wine tasting with small<br />

refreshments, Domaine Bovy<br />

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3 DAYS ZURICH<br />

Valid January to December<br />

Price available on request<br />

Zurich City Break<br />

As a city by the water Zurich offers a unique mixture of<br />

attractions, with museums and art galleries, excellent<br />

shopping, a pretty Old Town, river and lakeside<br />

beaches, and an abundance of restaurants as well as<br />

lively nightlife.<br />

Zurich<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Zurich. Take a stroll<br />

along the famous Bahnhofstrasse-<br />

Zurich’s shopping paradise – for a<br />

spot of window shopping. A quick<br />

detour will lead you to the narrower<br />

cobbled streets of Zurich’s Old Town<br />

and its smaller, independent artisan<br />

shops. Overnight in Zurich.<br />

DAY 2<br />

ZURICH<br />

Gain an overview of the city and<br />

its most famous landmarks on<br />

the included city tour taking in<br />

highlights, viewpoints over the city<br />

and a photo stop down by the lake.<br />

In the evening take the train to<br />

the Uetliberg for panoramic views.<br />

Overnight in Zurich.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Zurich is known for its many cultural<br />

attractions. Visit one of the many<br />

museums or art galleries, such as<br />

National Museum, Museum Rietberg<br />

or Kunsthaus, free admission with<br />

the included Zurich Card. Return trip<br />

by public transport from Zurich to<br />

Zurich Airport or extend your stay.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Uetliberg – view over Zurich’s<br />

rooftops<br />

•<br />

Grossmünster – Evangelical<br />

Protestant church and landmark<br />

of Zurich<br />

•<br />

Bahnhofstrasse – one of the<br />

world’s most famous shopping<br />

streets<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to<br />

a 4- or 5-star hotel.<br />

Kunsthaus<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Basel City Break<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

Geneva City Break<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in Zurich<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Zurich – Zurich Airport<br />

Limmatquai<br />

•<br />

72h Zurich Card<br />

•<br />

2h city tour by coach<br />

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7 DAYS INTERLAKEN – ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ<br />

Valid January to Mid-April<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

Price available on request<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

Grand Train Tour<br />

of Switzerland –<br />

Winter Magic<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

1<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

BRIG<br />

VISP<br />

2<br />

ZERMATT<br />

FLÜELEN<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

3<br />

TIRANO<br />

ITALY<br />

Be inspired by glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes!<br />

The winter edition of the ‘Grand Train Tour of Switzerland’<br />

takes you through beautiful landscapes and into snowy<br />

fun. Make this holiday your own with the option to add on<br />

mountain excursions and fun ski activities in famous resorts.<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

DAY 5<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Interlaken. Enjoy<br />

the winter landscape on the scenic<br />

journey between Lucerne and<br />

Interlaken. Nestled between the<br />

two beautiful lakes of Brienz and<br />

Thun and at the foot of the Jungfrau<br />

massif, Interlaken is your gateway<br />

to snowy adventures. Overnight in<br />

Interlaken.<br />

DAY 2<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

Interlaken is a winter paradise<br />

with many magical places waiting<br />

to be discovered. In the midst of<br />

the snow-covered mountain peaks<br />

and the glittering lake landscape,<br />

a magical natural idyll awaits you.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 3<br />

INTERLAKEN – ZERMATT<br />

Travel from Interlaken to Zermatt.<br />

Zermatt lies at the foot of the<br />

Matterhorn and this snow assured<br />

resort offers lots of original<br />

character and unlimited possibilities.<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 4<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Day at leisure. Be enchanted by the<br />

winter wonderland around you or<br />

enjoy a trip to the Gornergrat for<br />

one of the best views of the mighty<br />

Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

Journey on the Glacier Express, the<br />

slowest express train in the world.<br />

This ride between Zermatt and St.<br />

Moritz is an unforgettable experience<br />

surrounded by a breath-taking<br />

backdrop of mountain panoramas.<br />

Travel across unspoiled landscapes<br />

as the route takes you over the<br />

Oberalp Pass and through the Rhine<br />

Gorge. Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

Day at leisure to ski or to explore<br />

St. Moritz. Why not book a journey<br />

on the Bernina Panorama Winter<br />

train to Poschiavo? The regional<br />

train with panoramic carriages<br />

offers a spell-binding journey past<br />

mighty glaciers and high-alpine<br />

lakes covered in snow. Overnight<br />

in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 7<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from St. Moritz to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Interlaken – with a backdrop of<br />

three mighty mountains: Eiger,<br />

Mönch and Jungfrau 1<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders<br />

with the most famous<br />

mountain – the Matterhorn 2<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291km (7h<br />

45min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz 3<br />

2<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay? Add<br />

additional overnights or add a night in<br />

Lucerne at the beginning of your trip<br />

to this holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or first class<br />

rail travel throughout.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in each Interlaken, Zermatt and<br />

St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Interlaken<br />

– Zermatt – St. Moritz – Zurich<br />

Airport (or vice versa)<br />

EXCURSION GORNERGRAT<br />

The best views of the<br />

mighty Matterhorn.<br />

Matterhorn<br />

LUNCH ON GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish<br />

3-course menu<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

The famous mountain range at the<br />

heart of Switzerland.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation Glacier Express<br />

in 2nd class<br />

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5 DAYS GRINDELWALD<br />

Valid January to April<br />

Price available on request<br />

Winter Experience<br />

Jungfrau Region<br />

Immerse yourself in the magical winter world of the<br />

Jungfrau Region! With the included hiking and sledging<br />

pass, you can roam through snowy winter landscapes<br />

and experience the longest toboggan run in the world.<br />

Guaranteed snowy fun awaits.<br />

1<br />

Grindelwald<br />

Itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Grindelwald.<br />

Overnight in Grindelwald.<br />

DAYS 2-4<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

With the hiking and sledging<br />

pass you can actively experience<br />

the winter landscape of the<br />

Jungfrau Region. Hikers immerse<br />

themselves in pure winter bliss<br />

between Mürren, Männlichen<br />

and Grindelwald away from the<br />

hustle and bustle on the slopes.<br />

Sledging enthusiasts also get their<br />

money’s worth on the world’s<br />

longest downhill run starting on the<br />

Faulhorn. Overnight in Grindelwald.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Grindelwald – largest mountain<br />

resort in the Jungfrau Region 1<br />

•<br />

Jungfraujoch – at 3454 m the<br />

highest railway station in Europe<br />

and UNESCO world heritage site<br />

•<br />

Eiger Express– the newest<br />

and fastest way to the<br />

Jungfraujoch 2<br />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

1<br />

Grindelwald<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Grindelwald to Zurich Airport.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to this<br />

holiday. Contact our team for<br />

more information.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 4- or 5-star hotel or to first<br />

class rail travel.<br />

2<br />

Eiger Express<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

The famous mountain range at the<br />

heart of Switzerland.<br />

INFORMATION<br />

This holiday can also be booked with<br />

Interlaken as a base.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

4 overnight stays with breakfast<br />

in Grindelwald<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Grindelwald – Zurich<br />

Airport<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to 50%<br />

reduction on most trains, buses,<br />

boats and mountain railways<br />

•<br />

3-day hiking and tobogganing<br />

pass for the Jungfrau Region<br />

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Our registered office is Binzstrasse 38, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland.<br />

All bookings are subject to our General Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available<br />

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The information and details in this brochure were accurate to the best of our knowledge at<br />

time of printing, however, they may vary or change at any time without prior notice. Prices<br />

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ACCOMMODATION<br />

ROOM CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT<br />

DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND<br />

Prices for our packages and other services<br />

can be provided on request. Please contact us<br />

to inquire about our wholesale pricing.<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR HOLIDAY<br />

The packages shown in this brochure can<br />

be changed and amended any time upon<br />

your requirements. In most cases our<br />

packages include (unless otherwise<br />

stated) a 3* hotel and 2nd class rail<br />

journey. We offer a flexible approach to<br />

our holidays. Simply book the suggested<br />

itinerary as described or customise it with<br />

our suggestions. You can find various<br />

options for upgrades, extension nights<br />

and optional excursions and activities. If<br />

you can’t find exactly what you want,<br />

contact us and one of our specialists will<br />

tailor-make the best travel option for you.<br />

All prices will be confirmed and<br />

guaranteed at the time of booking.<br />

Accommodation in all hotels, whatever<br />

the rating, is usually in a standard twinbedded<br />

room, unless otherwise stated.<br />

Please take note that most hotel rooms<br />

in Switzerland are equipped with a ‘Swiss<br />

twin’ (one frame/single mattresses/ two<br />

duvet covers). Also, many double / twin<br />

rooms only take a maximum of one extra<br />

bed for children.<br />

SINGLE ROOM<br />

Although supplements are payable for<br />

single accommodation, it should be noted<br />

that the standard size and location of<br />

single rooms are not always as good as a<br />

twin/double room (even if the twin/double<br />

room is booked for single occupancy).<br />

Check-in times are usually between 2pm<br />

and 3pm whilst check-out can be from<br />

11am to 12pm on the day of departure.<br />

If you have a later flight the hotel will in<br />

most cases agree to hold your luggage<br />

for a few hours after check-out. A later<br />

check-out or use of a day room (at<br />

additional charge) may also be an option<br />

and can be arranged locally<br />

GUEST CARDS<br />

Some cities and towns in Switzerland<br />

provide guest cards for local transport and<br />

other discounts to guests staying overnight<br />

at a hotel. This can be a very convenient<br />

and cost-effective way of exploring a local<br />

area on public transport. Guest Cards are<br />

always issued by the hotel.<br />

The roads in Switzerland are well<br />

developed and easily accessible. A<br />

motorway vignette is required when driving<br />

your own car in Switzerland. This can be<br />

purchased beforehand through us. Car<br />

Rental companies based in Switzerland<br />

include vignettes in their rental prices. If<br />

you are taking a rental car into Switzerland<br />

from France, Germany, Italy or Austria you<br />

will have to buy a vignette at the border.<br />

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