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Unique, diverse and worth every moment! Despite being one of the smaller countries in the world in therms of area, Switzerland is almost unrivalled when it comes to scenic, linguistic and cultural variety. Home to shimmering lakes, lush valleys and dramatic mountain peaks. Each region contributes something special to the overall Swiss experience.

Unique, diverse and worth every moment! Despite being one of the smaller countries in the world in therms of area, Switzerland is almost unrivalled when it comes to scenic, linguistic and cultural variety. Home to shimmering lakes, lush valleys and dramatic mountain peaks. Each region contributes something special to the overall Swiss experience.

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Switzerland<br />

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

30.24<br />

BOOK<br />

ONLINE OR BY<br />

PHONE<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com<br />

+44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

Unforgettable<br />

Experiences<br />

From Cities to Lakes to Mountain peaks


2<br />

No one else gives<br />

you so much<br />

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 />

Greatest 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 />

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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, English, 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 />

£43<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/scpgb<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 <strong>GB</strong>P per person<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS<br />

prices in <strong>GB</strong>P per person<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 204 324<br />

4 Days 247 393<br />

6 Days 315 501<br />

8 Days 342 542<br />

15 Days 377 593<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS YOUTH<br />

prices in <strong>GB</strong>P per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 235 372<br />

4 Days in 1 month 284 451<br />

6 Days in 1 month 337 536<br />

8 Days in 1 month 359 570<br />

15 Days in 1 month 394 620<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX YOUTH<br />

prices in <strong>GB</strong>P per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 166 263<br />

4 Days in 1 month 201 318<br />

6 Days in 1 month 239 378<br />

8 Days in 1 month 255 403<br />

15 Days in 1 month 282 440<br />

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

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 144 229<br />

4 Days 175 277<br />

6 Days 223 353<br />

8 Days 243 383<br />

15 Days 270 421<br />

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

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 />

<strong>GB</strong>P 106 valid for one month<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 />

Prices were calculated from<br />

CHF to <strong>GB</strong>P in July 2022 and<br />

are subject to change without<br />

prior notice. Please visit<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com<br />

for the most up-to-date pricing<br />

and for more information<br />

on the passes and their areas<br />

of validity.<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 />

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GERMANY<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<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 for mountain excursions are available<br />

on request.<br />

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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 />

Enjoy a fabulous 6-course menu at your<br />

exclusive window seat.”<br />

Jose Gomes Sales & Operations<br />

Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct<br />

Book online at switzerlandtravelcentre.com or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

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5 DAYS ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ<br />

Valid January to October<br />

from £750 per person<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 on 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<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Zermatt. Overnight<br />

in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 2<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Day at leisure in Zermatt. Explore<br />

historic Zermatt. For views of the<br />

Matterhorn peak, an excursion up<br />

the local mountain comes highly<br />

recommended. Overnight<br />

in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 3<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 />

DAY 4<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

Day at leisure in St. Moritz. The<br />

Upper Engadin is yours to explore;<br />

take advantage of the included<br />

Half Fare Card and enjoy one of<br />

the many excursions in the region.<br />

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

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

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km (8h<br />

03min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz or vice versa<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/<br />

Bernina” – one of the world’s<br />

most spectacular journeys<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – with the<br />

famous curve between Thusis and<br />

Filisur 3<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders<br />

with the most famous<br />

mountain, the Matterhorn 4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast in Zermatt<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Zermatt – 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 reservation on the Glacier<br />

Express in 2nd class from<br />

Zermatt to St. Moritz<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

5<br />

Riffelsee<br />

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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<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<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 />

<strong>Panoramic</strong> Round Trip<br />

8 days / 7 nights<br />

from £1120 per person<br />

Glacier- and Bernina Express<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £690 per person<br />

More holidays available<br />

on our website.<br />

LUNCH ON THE<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish £32 per person<br />

3-course menu £43 per person<br />

EXCURSION GORNERGRAT<br />

from £39 per person<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<br />

Mountain view<br />

Book online at switzerlandtravelcentre.com or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

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5 DAYS ST. MORITZ – ZERMATT<br />

Valid January to October<br />

from £1330 per person<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 St.<br />

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

DAY 2<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

Day at leisure in St. Moritz.<br />

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 3<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Travel in the new Excellence Class<br />

on the Glacier Express from St.<br />

Mortiz to Zermatt. A 6-course lunch<br />

and many other amenities are<br />

included. Overnight stay in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 4<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Day at leisure in Zermatt. Overnight<br />

stay in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Zermatt to Zurich Airport.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km (8h<br />

03min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz or vice versa 1<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/<br />

Bernina” – one of the world`s<br />

most spectacular journeys<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – with the<br />

famous curve between Thusis<br />

and Filisur 3<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders<br />

with the most famous<br />

mountain, the Matterhorn 4<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

2 4<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast 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 />

ZURICH<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

CHUR KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the Glacier<br />

Express in Excellence Class<br />

from St. Moritz to Zermatt<br />

•<br />

6-course menu including wine<br />

accompaniment<br />

•<br />

Apéro, Snacks, soft drinks<br />

throughout the journey<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 4-star hotel.<br />

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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 either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

to a 5-star hotel.<br />

GORNERGRAT EXCURSION<br />

from £39 per person<br />

EXCELLENCE CLASS<br />

•<br />

Personal concierge to welcome<br />

you to Excellence Class<br />

•<br />

Luggage transport (from/to<br />

platform)<br />

•<br />

Drinks from the Glacier Bar or<br />

served at your seat<br />

•<br />

Refreshments and snacks<br />

throughout the day<br />

•<br />

Use of a tablet and headphones<br />

available to access the onboard<br />

infotainment system<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more information.<br />

Book online at switzerlandtravelcentre.com or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

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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 />

Pedro Carneiro Sales & Operations<br />

Bernina Express at Alp Grüm, Poschiavo<br />

Book online at switzerlandtravelcentre.com or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

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5 DAYS LUGANO – ST. MORITZ<br />

Valid Mid-February to November<br />

from £730 per person<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 GENEVA Express train runs through the ancient<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 />

LUGANO<br />

Day at leisure. Spread along the<br />

bay of Lake Lugano the town offers<br />

Mediterranean flair and ambience.<br />

Explore Lugano’s historic town centre,<br />

modern architecture and beautiful<br />

parks. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 3<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the red Bernina Express<br />

coach in Lugano for a journey<br />

through Italy. In Tirano change to<br />

the Bernina Express train and enjoy<br />

one of the most beautiful railway<br />

journeys in Switzerland continuing<br />

in the direction of Brusio and<br />

Poschiavo and over the spectacular<br />

Bernina Pass at an altitude of<br />

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

Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 4<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

Day at leisure. St. Moritz, the world<br />

famous, chic mountain resort,<br />

is surrounded by the beautiful<br />

landscape of the Upper Engadine,<br />

waiting to be explored. Overnight in<br />

St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

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

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

7<br />

2<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Train – a 156 km<br />

1<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 />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

in rail engineering 1<br />

breakfast in Lugano<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – most<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

spectacular landmark on the<br />

breakfast in St. Moritz<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 />

speaking areas of Switzerland 5<br />

•<br />

Valposchiavo – great to enjoy<br />

lengthy hikes, leisurely strolls and<br />

fine regional specialties 6<br />

Offer includes:<br />

LUGANO<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lugano – St. Moritz –<br />

Zurich Airport (or vice versa)<br />

ITALY<br />

1<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

3<br />

TIRANO<br />

Landwasser Viaduct<br />

Albula River between Bergün and Preda<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 />

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double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

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Bernina Express<br />

3<br />

Circular viaduct Brusio<br />

7<br />

Parco Ciani, Lugano<br />

4<br />

St. Moritz<br />

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from £11 per person<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Bernina Express Winter Panorama<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £690 per person<br />

Glacier – and Bernina Express<br />

Engadine<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £700 per person<br />

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3 DAYS LUCERNE – LUGANO<br />

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

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

from £450 per person<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 />

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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train from<br />

Lugano to Zurich Airport.<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 />

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EXCURSION STANSERHORN<br />

from £40 per person<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRÈ<br />

from £11 per person<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Scenic Rail Adventure<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

from £870 per person<br />

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our website.<br />

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9 DAYS LUCERNE – LUGANO –<br />

ST. MORITZ – ZERMATT<br />

Valid May to Mid-October<br />

from £1370 per person<br />

Greatest Rail<br />

Adventure<br />

Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland.<br />

You will travel on the three most famous express trains from<br />

Central Switzerland to the Italian-speaking Ticino, taking in<br />

some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss<br />

resorts on the way. Join the Gotthard Panorama Express with<br />

its historic paddle steam and connecting train to Ticino. After<br />

a relaxing day you continue your journey on the Bernina<br />

Express to the Engadine with its stunning countryside.<br />

Explore more of the area before boarding the world-famous<br />

Glacier Express train to Zermatt. The best of Switzerland on<br />

some of the most exciting rail routes in Europe!<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<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 />

LUCERNE<br />

Lucerne is the gateway to Central<br />

Switzerland. Situated on Lake<br />

Lucerne, it is embedded within an<br />

impressive mountainous panorama.<br />

Thanks to its historic town centre<br />

and attractions, its beautiful lakeside<br />

settings and the nearby mountain<br />

excursions, Lucerne remains one<br />

of Switzerland’s most popular<br />

destinations. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 3<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

Board the lake steamer for the<br />

2h30 cruise to Flüelen. The journey<br />

continues on the Gotthard Panorama<br />

Express train following the Gotthard<br />

line through the 15 km long Gotthard<br />

tunnel towards the sunny climate of<br />

Ticino. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 4<br />

LUGANO<br />

Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere,<br />

stroll along the lakeside promenade<br />

or take a trip to the viewpoints<br />

of Monte Brè or San Salvatore for<br />

fabulous views over Lake Lugano. Take<br />

advantage of your included Ticino<br />

Ticket which offers free use of local<br />

buses and trains. Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 5<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the Bernina Express coach for<br />

your journey through Italy and past<br />

Lake Como to Tirano where you join<br />

the Bernina Express train. Lean back<br />

and enjoy the narrated journey<br />

and the incredible climb over the<br />

Bernina Pass. Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

St. Moritz, world famous, chic<br />

holiday resort, is surrounded by<br />

the beautiful lake landscape of the<br />

Upper Engadine. There are hundreds<br />

of walking and hiking trails for all<br />

abilities waiting to be explored or why<br />

not take one of the many mountain<br />

excursions available around St.<br />

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

DAY 7<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Today you take the world-famous<br />

Glacier Express which crosses no less<br />

than 291 bridges and travel through<br />

91 tunnels. The GENEVA journey is narrated<br />

throughout and the panoramic<br />

windows offer you the optimum view<br />

of the dramatic and ever-changing<br />

landscape. Why not pre-book a<br />

freshly prepared dish of the day or<br />

even a 3-course meal served at your<br />

seat? Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 8<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Time to explore Zermatt, one of<br />

Switzerland’s top mountain resorts.<br />

For the best views of the mighty<br />

Matterhorn head to the Gornergrat<br />

with its sunny observation platform<br />

accessible all year. The highest<br />

cogwheel train will take you to an<br />

altitude of 3089 m above sea level.<br />

During the journey you will have<br />

excellent vantage points of some<br />

29 four-thousand metre peaks.<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 9<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Zermatt to Zurich Airport.<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUCERNE<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

Highlights<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km (7h<br />

45min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz or vice versa 1<br />

ZURICH<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<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 />

3<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

LUGANO<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

ITALY<br />

5<br />

4<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

6<br />

TIRANO<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/<br />

Bernina” – one of the world`s<br />

most spectacular scenic rail<br />

routes 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 />

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Bernina Express<br />

3<br />

Lake Steamer, Lake Lucerne<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

1<br />

Glacier Express<br />

Bernina Express at Lago Bianco<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 overnight stays with<br />

breakfast in each Lucerne,<br />

Lugano, St. Moritz and Zermatt<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Lugano –<br />

St. Moritz – Zermatt – Zurich<br />

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 Glacier and<br />

Bernina Express in 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express in 1st class<br />

•<br />

Lucerne Card, Ticino Ticket<br />

and St. Moritz Card – for<br />

various discounts and free<br />

local transport<br />

•<br />

Gornergrat Mountain Excursion<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

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

rail travel.<br />

LUNCH ON GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish £32 per person<br />

3-course menu £43 per person<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRÈ<br />

from £11 per person<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

<strong>Panoramic</strong> Round Trip<br />

8 days / 7 nights<br />

from £1120 per person<br />

Glacier – and Bernina Express<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £690 per person<br />

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“Peace of mind” booking option<br />

With our FLEX OPTION package, you can cancel or<br />

rebook your holiday to Switzerland without worries,<br />

free of charge up to 3 days before your departure date.<br />

The FLEX OPTION offers you the flexibility you need for<br />

your travel planning.<br />

Contact us for more information on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900.<br />

FLEX OPTION:<br />

•<br />

<strong>GB</strong>P £45 per person<br />

•<br />

Up to 3 days before departure<br />

free cancellation or change of<br />

travel dates<br />

•<br />

Switzerland Travel Centre will not<br />

charge admin fees<br />

•<br />

This option can easily be added<br />

at the end of the online or offline<br />

booking process<br />

EXCEPTIONS:<br />

•<br />

For journeys in the Excellence<br />

Class of the Glacier Express:<br />

up to 60 days in advance<br />

CHF 235 p.p., thereafter CHF 470<br />

per person<br />

•<br />

For holidays including flights;<br />

charges by the airline may apply<br />

or fares are non-refundable<br />

•<br />

For non-refundable<br />

accommodation options


4 DAYS MONTREUX – INTERLAKEN – LUCERNE<br />

Valid January to December<br />

from £430 per person<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 />

3<br />

Lucerne<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 />

<strong>Panoramic</strong> 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 />

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your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

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contacting our team.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

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

rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION ROCHERS-DE-NAYE<br />

from £31 per person<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

from £94 per person<br />

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MONTREUX<br />

1<br />

2<br />

GSTAAD<br />

Offer includes:<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ZERMATT<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 />

BRIG<br />

3<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ZURICH<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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<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 />

from £400 per person<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 />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL<br />

Individual transfer by train from<br />

Zurich Airport to Interlaken.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 2<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

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your holidays<br />

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1<br />

Jungfrau Railways<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 />

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 />

2<br />

Jungfraujoch<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 />

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 />

From prices calculated<br />

on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>,<br />

based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a<br />

3-star hotel.<br />

3<br />

Eiger Express<br />

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – INTERLAKEN<br />

Valid January to December<br />

from £670 per person<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 />

1<br />

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 />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

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

rail travel.<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

TITLIS<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

4 2 3<br />

WENGEN GRINDELWALD<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

1<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 />

EXCURSION PILATUS<br />

from £32 per person<br />

EXCURSION TITLIS<br />

from £70 per person<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<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 />

•<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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double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

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2 DAYS OBERWALD – REALP<br />

Valid late June to Mid-September<br />

from £400 per person<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 vintage passenger<br />

carriages you enjoy impressive views<br />

of the spectacular glacier landscape<br />

around you. Return journey to Brig<br />

and 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<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<br />

1<br />

Furka Steam Railway<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<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<br />

(or vice versa)<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation in 2nd class on<br />

the Furka Steam Railway from<br />

Oberwald to Realp<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 21.09.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<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 />

from £530 per person<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 />

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 />

1<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

Centovalli Railway<br />

DAY 2<br />

TRENO GOTTARDO<br />

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

the Treno Gottardo over the Gotthard<br />

mountain route with no fewer than<br />

222 bridges. Overnight in Locarno.<br />

DAY 3<br />

CENTOVALLI RAILWAY<br />

Travel from Locarno through the<br />

beautiful, wild Centovalli valley to<br />

Domodossola and on through the<br />

Simplon tunnel via Brig to Montreux<br />

on the shores of Lake Geneva.<br />

Customise<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

your holidays<br />

DAY 4<br />

2<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Voralpen-Express<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Montreux to Zurich Airport.<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

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

1st class rail throughout.<br />

Highlights<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

Voralpen-Express –the softer side<br />

•<br />

1 overnight stay with breakfast<br />

•<br />

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

of Switzerland 2<br />

in each Lucerne, Locarno and Voralpen-Express and the<br />

Montreux<br />

Treno Gottardo<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – embedded within<br />

an impressive mountainous<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

panorama 3<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Airport – St.Gallen – Lucerne<br />

– Locarno – Montreux – Zurich<br />

•<br />

Locarno – warmest city in<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

Airport (or vice versa)<br />

Switzerland 4<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

•<br />

Montreux – attracting artists, writers Please see page 55 for more<br />

and travellers in search of beauty<br />

information.<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

BRIG<br />

4<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 />

from £850 per person<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 />

Highlights<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

GSTAAD<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

2<br />

SAAS-FEE<br />

LUCERNE 3<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

WENGEN<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 />

WINTERTHUR<br />

ST. GALLEN 6<br />

ZURICH<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

7<br />

LOCARNO<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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel. Excluding car hire.<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<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<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 selfdrive<br />

holiday on our on our website<br />

or contact our team.<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<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 />

from £1210 per person<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 />

•<br />

Spectacular scenery along 1280 km<br />

•<br />

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

•<br />

11 lakes<br />

• 4 language regions 1 INTERLAKEN<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

MONTREUX<br />

2<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BRIG<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<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<br />

will take you onwards to Ticino.<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: Zurich<br />

Airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –<br />

Overnight in Lugano.<br />

Montreux – Zermatt – St. Moritz<br />

DAY 6<br />

– Lugano – Lucerne – St. Gallen<br />

GOTTHARD<br />

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

PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

•<br />

Boat and train journey on<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

the Gotthard Panorama and<br />

travels from the Mediterranean<br />

Voralpen-Express in 1st class<br />

south to the traditional heart of<br />

Switzerland. From Flüelen you<br />

will have a boat ride across Lake<br />

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 />

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 />

•<br />

Half Fare Card offering up to<br />

50% reduction on most trains,<br />

buses, boats and mountain<br />

railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation GoldenPass<br />

Express, Glacier and Bernina<br />

Express in 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express and<br />

Voralpen-Express in 1st class<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<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 />

3<br />

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

4<br />

Lucerne<br />

Customise your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<br />

GRAND TRAIN TOURS OF<br />

SWITZERLAND<br />

GTToS “Classic”<br />

7 days / 6 nights<br />

from £1090 per person<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 />

from £660 per person<br />

GTToS “Glaciers & Palm Trees”<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £660 per person<br />

1<br />

Observation Platform, Interlaken<br />

GTToS “Stunning Waters”<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from £320 per person<br />

GTToS “Hidden Treasures”<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from £470 per person<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to add flights to your holiday.<br />

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4-8 DAYS GRAUBÜNDEN<br />

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

from £930 per person<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 />

Sample 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 – a breath-taking<br />

journey from 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 />

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SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

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

From £800 per person<br />

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

From £930 per person<br />

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

From £1330 per person<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<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 />

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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 />

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3 DAYS LUGANO<br />

Valid April to October<br />

from £790 per person<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 />

Customise<br />

your holidays<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Looking to extend your stay?<br />

Add additional overnights to<br />

this holiday either online or by<br />

contacting our team.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

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rail travel throughout.<br />

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information.<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 />

Meal in the vineyards<br />

Grotto Milani, 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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.10.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

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From glaciers<br />

to palms<br />

Chur - St. Moritz - Tirano<br />

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

MAIENFELD – BUCHS – ROMANSHORN<br />

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

from £850 per person<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 />

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

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

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

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

influenced by the mighty Rhine 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 />

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 />

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 />

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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 />

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 />

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distances, altitude differences and<br />

required ability on our website.<br />

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our website.<br />

4<br />

3<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 Constance<br />

Rhine Gorge<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 />

from £1020 per person<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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 09.09.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in middle class hotels.<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 />

from £1190 per person<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 />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<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 />

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 />

Lake Palguogna<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 />

from £980 per person<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 />

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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 />

from £510 per person<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 />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Montreux to Zurich Airport.<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 />

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SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Lugano – Switzerland with<br />

Italian Flair<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from £830 per person<br />

Interlaken – Gateway to the<br />

Bernese Oberland<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

from £880 per person<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

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information.<br />

1<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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.09.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

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Chateau Chillon<br />

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3 DAYS ZURICH<br />

Valid January to December<br />

from £380 per person<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<br />

city and a photo stop down by the<br />

lake. In the evening take the train<br />

to Uetliberg for panoramic views.<br />

Overnight in Zurich.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Zurich is known for its numerous<br />

cultural attractions. Visit one of the<br />

many museums or art galleries,<br />

such as National Museum, Museum<br />

Rietberg or Kunsthaus, free admission<br />

with the included Zurich Card. Return<br />

trip 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 either online or by contacting<br />

our team.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading to<br />

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

SIMILAR HOLIDAYS<br />

Basel City Break<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from £230 per person<br />

Geneva City Break<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from £440 per person<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

ADD FLIGHTS<br />

Our experts will be happy to<br />

add flights to your holiday.<br />

Please see page 55 for more<br />

information.<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 />

•<br />

72h Zurich Card<br />

•<br />

2h city tour by coach<br />

Limmatquai<br />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.09.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

Kunsthaus<br />

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

Valid January to Mid-April<br />

from £1080 per person<br />

BASEL<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<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 />

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 />

DAY 5<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<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 by contacting our team.<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 />

from £39 per person<br />

LUNCH ON GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish £32 per person<br />

3-course menu £43 per person<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

from £94 per person<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

Matterhorn<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 />

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5 DAYS GRINDELWALD<br />

Valid January to April<br />

from £700 per person<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 />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey by train<br />

from Grindelwald to Zurich Airport.<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 />

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SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your holiday by upgrading<br />

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

class rail travel.<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

From £55 per person with the<br />

included hiking pass<br />

INFORMATION<br />

This holiday can also be booked with<br />

Interlaken as a base.<br />

More holidays available on<br />

our website.<br />

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1<br />

2<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 />

Grindelwald<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 />

From prices calculated on 01.07.2022 for 01.02.<strong>2023</strong>, based on sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3-star hotel.<br />

<br />

Eiger Express<br />

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will be confirmed and guaranteed at time of booking. The collection and use of your data<br />

is always carried out in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection<br />

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). More information on how data is collected by us can be<br />

found in our Data Privacy Policy on our website.<br />

Good to Know<br />

Book with Confidence. Switzerland Travel<br />

Centre AG is a Member of ABTA with<br />

membership numbers Y6756 & P8426, which<br />

means you have the benefit of ABTA’s<br />

assistance and Code of Conduct. All the<br />

package holidays we sell are covered by<br />

a scheme protecting your money if the<br />

supplier fails. Other services such as hotels<br />

or flights on their own may not be protected<br />

and you should ask us what protection is<br />

available. For further information about<br />

ABTA, the Code of Conduct and for the<br />

resolution of dispute scheme available to<br />

you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA,<br />

30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ or visit<br />

www.abta.com.<br />

11998<br />

Our ATOL number is 11998. Many of the<br />

flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this<br />

brochure are financially protected by the<br />

ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does<br />

not apply to all holiday and travel services<br />

listed. Please ask us to confirm what<br />

protection may apply to your booking. If you<br />

do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the<br />

booking will not be ATOL protected. If you<br />

do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the<br />

parts of your trip are not listed on it, those<br />

parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see<br />

our full booking conditions for information,<br />

or for more information about financial<br />

protection and the ATOL Certificate go<br />

to:www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.<br />

“FROM” PRICES<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR HOLIDAY<br />

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

DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND<br />

Prices for hotels, trains and other land<br />

services can change constantly. This makes<br />

fixed price grids increasingly complex and<br />

not always accurate. This is the reason we<br />

now show “from” prices in our brochure,<br />

which will provide you with a good<br />

guideline for the selected package. The<br />

“from” price is available for a specific travel<br />

period mentioned clearly in the grey box<br />

“Inclusions”. Please note that our pricing<br />

excludes flights which can be added by our<br />

flight experts to your package. All prices<br />

are subject to exchange rate fluctuations<br />

and can change without prior notice.<br />

FLIGHTS<br />

We offer flights from all major airports in<br />

the UK to Switzerland with a wide range<br />

of airlines. Prices for air travel fluctuate<br />

depending on airline, availability and<br />

departure airport. Our in-house flight<br />

experts will be happy to offer advice and<br />

to book the most convenient flight for<br />

your trip. Your flights will be protected<br />

under our ATOL licence. We will charge £ 35<br />

per person for this flight booking service.<br />

Please note that flights, once booked and<br />

confirmed, cannot be refunded.<br />

The packages shown in this brochure<br />

can be changed and amended any time<br />

upon your requirements. In most cases<br />

the from price is shown in a 3* hotel and<br />

2nd class rail journey if not mentioned<br />

otherwise. 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 a variety of<br />

options for upgrades, extension nights<br />

and optional excursions and activities.<br />

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

contact us and one of our specialists<br />

will tailor-make the best travel option<br />

for you. All prices will be confirmed and<br />

guaranteed at the time of booking.<br />

ACCOMMODATION<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

Expect queues in high season.<br />

INTERNATIONAL RAIL<br />

All our packages can also be combined<br />

with train travel by Eurostar from the UK<br />

via Paris or Brussels to Switzerland and<br />

from neighbouring countries Germany,<br />

France, Italy and Austria into Switzerland.<br />

We offer Interrail and Eurail tickets as well<br />

as point-to-point tickets on DB, Trenitalia,<br />

TGV Lyria services, SNCF, Italo / NTV and<br />

many more.<br />

Images ©: swiss-image.ch / Schweiz Tourismus / Basel Tourismus / Interlaken Tourismus / Ticino Tourismus / Montreux-Vevey Tourismus / andere regionale Tourismusbüros /<br />

Christoph Sonderegger / Matthias Rutt / Giglio Pasqua / Mike Kaufmann / Luca Crivelli / Marcel Giger / Daniel Petkovic / Christian Perret / Per Kasch / Enrico Boggia / Stephan<br />

Schacher / Valentian Lokumcu / Marcus Gyger / Ian Geerk / Ivo Scholz / Hans-Peter Siffert / Michael Portmann / Sedrun Disentis Tourismus / Zermatt Bergbahnen / Eurotrek<br />

Book online at switzerlandtravelcentre.com or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7 420 4900<br />

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