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Swiss Rail Journeys

Switzerland: awe inspiring mountains and tranquil lakes with welcoming hotels – a true land of beauty.

The Swiss Holiday Company has selected the leading resorts in Switzerland, offering a range of different holiday experiences. Stay in a picturesque lakeside resort or opt for a peaceful mountain village. Alternatively there are lively towns such as Interlaken and Lucerne that offer it all: mountain backdrops, beautiful lakes and plenty of regional excursions.

The highlight of a Swiss holiday is to travel along one of the many scenic routes which cross this beautiful country, past snowcapped mountains and shimmering lakes. Journey on any of Switzerland’s scenic rail routes, including famous names such as the Glacier Express and GoldenPass Line, which form part of The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. The Swiss rail network is easy to use and very reliable, enabling you to plan a two or multi centre holiday with confidence. Ask us for advice on hotels, durations and what to see and do, to really get the most out of the many Swiss rail journeys on offer.

The length of your holiday is often the first thing to decide on along with which places you would like to visit during the course of your stay. You may decide to stop in each resort for one or two nights and travel on several scenic trains or to limit your stay to fewer centres and spend time exploring the area in more depth. It’s worth bearing in mind that if you stay a minimum of two nights in certain resorts like St. Moritz you get free travel in the mountains.

Scenic Swiss Rail Journeys include:

Glacier Express: Zermatt to St.Moritz/ Pontresina or vice versa

A truly wonderful experience travelling on the slowest express train in the world amongst the high Alps, across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and over the 2,033m Oberalp Pass

Wilhelm Tell Express: Lucerne/Weggis to Locarno/Lugano/Ascona or vice versa

A journey of contrasts starting with a leisurely cruise travelling 1st class on a vintage paddle steamer or saloon motor vessel with lunch on board. 1st class on the connecting panorama train which takes you along the spectacular Gotthard route into the Ticino region.

Luzern-Interlaken Express: Lucerne to Interlaken or vice versa. Connects with the GoldenPass Line.

GoldenPass Line: Interlaken to Montreux or vice versa

A wonderful way to travel between these great resorts as there are three different trains involved with the highlight of the journey from Gstaad down to Montreux.

Bernina Express: Davos/St. Mortitz/Pontresina to Tirano/Lugano or vice versa

The only railway crossing the Alps from north to south, this spectacular journey is also the highest and steepest alpine crossing to Tirano in Italy with onward travel to Lugano by the scenic Bernina Express Bus.

The Centovalli Line: Locarno to Domodossola linking to Montreux/Thun or vice versa

A special journey of diverse landscapes of wild canyons, crashing waterfalls interspersed with vineyards and dreamy villages with a final descent into Domodossola. Onward travel via Brig to Montreux or Thun.

Lötschberg Regio Express: Brig to Thun or vice versa

The journey starts with climb out of the Rhone Valley and into the 14km Lötschberg Tunnel before reaching Kandersteg and descending around the loops of Felsenburg and the imposing Kander Viaduct.

Emmental Regio Express: Lucerne to Bern or vice versa

Takes you through the unspoilt scenic route of the Emmental region with its typical farmhouses and their low lying roofs set against the gently undulating hills.

Pre-Alpine Express: Lucerne to St. Gallen or vice versa

Enjoy the beautiful moors and lakes of Eastern and central Switzerland on this famous trip between St. Gallen and Lucerne. The journey includes the highest railway bridge in Switzerland, the Sitter Viaduct.

Jungfrau Railways: excursions from Interlaken to the Junfraujoch, Schilthorn, Schynige Platte and more

Explore the stunning Jungfrau region and its mountain journeys including the Kleine Scheidegg and iconic Jungfraujoch – top of Europe. Truly a holiday to remember.

More Scenic Rail: enjoy wonderful day trips on railways throughout Switzerland

There are numerous shorter scenic Swiss rail journeys to enjoy around Switzerland. Check out the gorgeous scenery of the Arosa Line or the fabulous Chocolate Train departing from Montreux. The Luzern-Engelberg Express is a popular journey while the steam train on the Furka Line offers breathtaking mountain views.

The Swiss Holiday Company is a small independent company run by Swiss travel specialists. Their holidays are tailor-made and backed by more than 30 years experience. We highly recommend their holidays. For more details on scenic Swiss rail journeys, contact Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148 or send an email to info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk. We’ll be delighted to help you discover Switzerland this year.


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