Self-Guided Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Imagine gazing through the panoramic windows to enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery while riding the legendary railways of Switzerland. During your journey, you can enjoy stunning Swiss Alp peaks, glistening lakes, plush alpine meadows, prominent castles, deep-cut glacial valleys, terraced vineyards, and the iconic profile of the Matterhorn Mountain.
Switzerland's Legendary Rail System
Switzerland has some of the greatest railways in the world. Their ingenious network of trains, trams, rack railways, and funiculars gives you access to the most remarkable glaciers in the Alps and the highest peaks in Europe.
Incredible Scenic Journeys
You'll ride on the most famous alpine railway journey—The Glacier Express—and discover the beauty of other scenic routes such as the Bernina Express, Gotthard Express, and the GoldenPass Line..
During your tour, you will have many opportunities to get high into the Alps on a variety of scenic mountain excursions. You can travel through a tunnel in the Eiger Mountain to arrive at the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. You can choose to ascend on the Gornergrat cogwheel railway above Zermatt where you are surrounded by the most 4,000-meter peaks than anywhere else in the Alps. You can also ride on the steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus high above Lucerne. The Swiss have perfected making the alpine mountains accessible!
Day 1 – Travel to Lucerne -- Mt. Pilatus Mountain Excursion
Day 2 – Gotthard Express Line route in the Historic Heart of Switzerland
Day 3 – Bernina Express Train - Swiss Alps Postcard Views
Day 4 – Spectacular Swiss Alps, Lakes and Panoramas
Day 5 – Glacier Express Train -- Alpine Peaks, Green Pastures, and Magnificent Scenery
Day 6 – Gornergrat Cogwheel train -- Best Views of the Matterhorn and Surrounding Highest Peaks in Europe
Day 7 – Montreux Riviera -- Vineyards, Mountain Peaks and Lake Geneva
Day 8 – Legendary GoldenPass Rail on your way to the Jungfrau Region
Day 9 – Jungfraujoch Cogwheel train --Highest Railway Station in Europe
Day 10 – Depart Zurich for onward travel
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