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.
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.
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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