Switzerland is best explored by train. You can even base your holidays entirely on the excellent scenic trains. It's a comfortable, relaxed, safe and eco-friendly way to see the Swiss Alps.
Below are multi day tours, but of course a one-day trip by train is possible too.
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On day one you'll travel to Lucerne to explore the historical town center of this city on the lake. The next day is reserved for a ride on the GoldenPass line via Lake Brienz, Interlaken, Lake Thun and Gstaad to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Your return trip is on the third day.
Self guided panoramic rail tours across Switzerland, and optionally neighboring countries too. Including boat tours and mountain trips. Starting from 4 days. Hotels are included, and extra days can be added.
You'll first travel to the alpine town of Zermatt. The next day you'll take the Glacier Express to enjoy the scenery all the way to St. Moritz. On day 3 you'll take the Bernina Express for a ride via Italy back into Switzerland. Seat reservations, hotels and breakfast are included.
Browse the 5- to 7-day packages for self guided round trips across Switzerland. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience. A very detailed travel program is always included, and there is support by e-mail and phone.
We selected this tour because it includes two of the most popular areas in the Swiss Alps: the Bernese Oberland for a visit to Jungfraujoch, and Zermatt to see the Matterhorn from the Gornergrat viewing point. Hotels, breakfast and excursions are included. The tour starts in Zurich.
A remarkable tour along car free Mürren, Rigi Kaltbad and Braunwald in the Swiss Alps. All by train, and by postbus across the Klausen Pass! You can book additional days, which is highly recommended. The tour can start and end anywhere in Switzerland.
A very scenic route across the German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps. All by train, and by postbus across the Fuorn Pass in the Swiss National Park. You can book extra night to explore more.
You'll reach the Alps as you take a train from Venice to Bolzano. The next day you'll take the wonderful route across the Swiss National Park to St. Moritz. The Glacier Express to Zermatt is included too, as well as a visit to Jungfraujoch. The high-speed train to Paris marks the end of the journey.
Drive a luxury 4x4 to St. Moritz and explore parts of Austria and Italy (3 days). Then enjoy the famous Glacier Express train trip to Andermatt- Zermatt (3 more days). You can book extra nights as you like. A GPS unit, road book and 24/7 support are included. A chauffeured car is optional.
Perfect for train and scenery lovers: all famous scenic train rides in one week. Of course you can book extra nights to enjoy the towns along the way. Starts and ends in Zurich, but can easily be started from anywhere in Switzerland.
All the famous scenic trains packed in a week: the GoldenPass line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express and the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch. Hotels and breakfast are included. The tour starts in Zurich.
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