Scenic train trips in the Swiss Alps

Scenic train trips in the Swiss Alps

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The Glacier Express on its way near the Furka Pass.


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Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass to Italy.


Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.


Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.


Gotthard Panorama Express

An impressive train and boat journey across the famous Gotthard route.


Jungfrau region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the region? This one day trip in the Jungfrau region makes sure you won't miss the best spots.


Brienzer Rothorn

Cogwheel steam railway across an extraordinary landscape. Breathtaking views of Central Switzerland and the Bernese Alps.

  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)


Cogwheel train and wide views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.


Golden Pass train, wine and cheese making tour from Lausanne

This 10 hour tour includes a ride from Montbovon to Montreux on the Golden Pass train, wine and chocolate tasting, and a Swiss cheese making demonstration.

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Classic Round Trip to Mount Rigi & Lucerne from Zurich

The day starts with a bus ride to Weggis, where you board to cable car up to Rigi Kaltbad. Then you'll take the cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Rigi. Then another train down to Vitznau, and a scenic boat ride to Lucerne. After exploring the town, the bus takes you back to Zurich.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by train;
    scenic trip, by boat;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by train;
    scenic trip, by bus;
    city tour
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
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Swiss cheese, chocolate and the Golden Pass train from Geneva

This varied day trip from Geneva includes a bus ride along the lake to the medieval town of Gruyères, visits to the cheese and chocolate factory, and a scenic ride with the Golden Pass train.

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There are rail tour packages that include multiple scenic trains. Learn all about it here.



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