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The Scenic Alps by Rail was a great trip. It exceeded our wildest expectations. The attention to details was fabulous. We would take the trip again in a heart beat. The value for the money was outstanding. My favorite was the Hotel La Ginabelle, I thought I died and went to heaven. - C.H. - Indiana

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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Imagine the spectacular alpine scenery through the panoramic "vista" windows that run from your elbow to the ceiling while you sit comfortably in your first-class Swiss rail seat. Your eyes gazing effortlessly on the beautiful Swiss Alp peaks, the sparkling lakes, lush flowered meadows, historic castles, the iconic profile of the Matterhorn, deep-cut glacial valleys, vineyards, gushing white water streams, magic mountains flanked by enormous glaciers. You'll enjoy this all in first class comfort. We will cap out with 14-15 guests on each tour.  

Europe's Finest Rail System

The legendary trains of Switzerland are among the finest in the world and the Swiss have perfected making mountains accessible. Their ingenious network of trains, rack railways, trams, and funiculars easily puts you in the midst of the most spectacular glaciers in the Alps and the highest peaks in Europe.

Mountaintop Excursions

You will also get to ascend the Gornergrat above Zermatt to arrive at an alpine panorama, where you are surrounded by more 4,000-meter peaks than anywhere else in the Alps. Then you will get to ride through a tunnel in the Eiger to arrive at the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

All in First-Class Comfort

Enjoy the Swiss Alps in the comfort of your first-class rail car, and in the company of Swiss rail experts. You'll discover the scenery, history, and engineering that have made Switzerland's rail system the finest and most popular in the world. We do our best to book 1st class seat reservations but please note that at times due to availabilty it is possible to ride in 2nd class.

Glacier Express and Other Scenic Journeys

You'll ride on the most legendary of alpine railway journeys—The Glacier Express—and discover the charms of other scenic routes such as the Bernina Express, Gotthard Express, and the GoldenPass Line.

 

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Lucerne -- Mt. Pilatus

Day 2 – Swiss Alps in the Historic Heart of Switzerland -- Gotthard Express Line

Day 3 – Italian Lake Como and Swiss Alps Postcard Views -- Bernina Express Train

Day 4 – Beautiful Swiss Alps, Lakes and Vistas

Day 5 – Mountains, Meadows, and Breathtaking Scenery -- Glacier Express Train

Day 6 – The Matterhorn and The Surrounding Majestic Highest Peaks in Europe -- Gornergrat Cogwheel train

Day 7 – Swiss Valleys, Chocolate, and Cheese -- GoldenPass Rail

Day 8 – Gruyères Castle, Legendary GoldenPass Rail, Jungfrau Region

Day 9 – Magnificent Mountains with Aletsch Glacier Experience -- Jungfraujoch Cogwheel train

Day 10 – Depart Zurich for onward travel

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Tour Price

$5,595 USD per person, double occupancy

$599 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

28 May 2021 - 06 June 2021

04 June 2021 - 13 June 2021

11 June 2021 - 20 June 2021

25 June 2021 - 04 July 2021

02 July 2021 - 11 July 2021

16 July 2021 - 25 July 2021

30 July 2021 - 08 August 2021

20 August 2021 - 29 August 2021

27 August 2021 - 05 September 2021

03 September 2021 - 12 September 2021

17 September 2021 - 26 September 2021

24 September 2021 - 03 October 2021

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Ride the most legendary alpine railway journeys such as the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, the GoldenPass Line, and the Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Travel in first-class comfort in panoramic cars that are air-cushioned and air-conditioned, and on all of Switzerland top scenic rail journeys
  • Experience the legendary Glacier Express as it crosses 291 bridges and passes through 91 tunnels on an unforgettable journey from St. Moritz to Zermatt
  • Ascend snowy Jungfrau by cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station and overlooking the Alps’ longest glacier

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