The Total Train Experience
Zürich, St. Moritz, Bernina Express, Palm Express, Lugano, Luzern, Rigi, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch
7 Nights / 8 Days Tour Programme
|Day 01||Zürich (Zurich) - St. Moritz
After arriving in Zürich, proceed to the train station below the airport and travel to St. Moritz (approx. 3 hrs 21 minutes) (change trains in Zürich and Chur), one of the most renowned holiday resorts of the world. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a pronouncedly cosmopolitan ambiance, it is situated at 1’856 m (5’624 ft) above sea level in the middle of the lake-dotted landscape of the Upper Engadine. Overnight stay at St. Moritz.
|Day 02||St. Moritz - Bernina Express
Today experience the newest alpine delight in Graubünden - the Bernina Express. Along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world, there is twice as much to see as before. Start your journey in St. Moritz and go via the Bernina Pass in the south Val Poschiavo. Carry over the spiraling viaduct at Brusio on to Tirano (Italy) (approx. 2.5 hrs) or Poschiavo (approx. 2 hrs). In the afternoon you return to St. Moritz. Overnight stay at St. Moritz.
|Day 03||St. Moritz - Lugano
After breakfast, the Palm Express, a luxury bus, starts in St. Moritz and takes you along the delightful lakes of the Upper Engadine. You go over the Maloja Pass, through the Bregaglia Valley, across the border to Italy and to the Lake Mezzola and Lake Como. Your journey terminates in Lugano (approx. 4 hrs), Ticino’s busy “metropolis”. Overnight stay at Lugano.
|Day 04||Lugano - Luzern (Lucerne)
One of the highlights of the entire journey is the Wilhelm Tell Express(operating from May to the mid of October) you board today. It is the link between the Italian-speaking Ticino and the German-speaking Central Switzerland. The tour starts in Lugano, where you board an air-conditioned panoramic train. You cross breathtaking bridges, pass charming villages and go up the valley towards the historic Gotthard railway tunnel. Carry on through the steep ravines and precipitous cliffs of the Reuss Valley (approx. 2.5 hrs). In Flüelen board a nostalgic paddle steamer which takes you to Luzern (approx. 2.5 hrs) . Overnight stay at Luzern.
|Day 05||Luzern - Mount Rigi
After breakfast, visit the Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern, which shows the past, present and future of transportation and mobility on land, sea and in the air. In the afternoon you take the boat to Vitznau (approx. 1 hrs) and then go up the Rigi by Europe’s first ever mountain railway (approx. ½ hrs). On Mount Rigi you can enjoy a stunning 360 degree panoramic view all over the Alps and the Swiss midland. Return by cable car to Weggis and take a direct boat back to Luzern. Overnight stay at Luzern.
|Day 06||Luzern - Interlaken - Schilthorn
Today you take the panoramic train from Luzern to Interlaken (approx. 2 hrs). In the afternoon you can take part in an excursion to the Schilthorn with its unique revolving panorama restaurant Piz Gloria, its thrilling James Bond 007 history and the spectacular view from the big terrace! Overnight stay at Interlaken.
|Day 07||Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
After breakfast, you board the train to Kleine Scheidegg via Lauterbrunnen (approx. 1.5 hrs). The famous Jungfrau railway takes you to the highest station in Europe (approx. 1 hrs). A day of fun and excitement is awaiting you in the captivating snow peaks of Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (3’454 m/11’333 ft). Visit the Ice Cave with its ice formations or else explore the snow on the glacier. You find a range of international restaurants on the Jungfraujoch. Return to Interlaken (approx. 2.5 hrs) and then proceed by train to Zürich (approx. 2 hrs). Overnight stay at Zürich.
|Day 08||Zürich - Depart for the onward journey
After breakfast, you either proceed to the airport for your onward flight or else continue your stay in Switzerland.
Prices per person in CHF
Valid from 01st April 2013 - 31st Oct 2013
|Double - Upgradation to 1st Class CHF 180 per adult
Single - Upgradation to 1st Class CHF 210 per adult
Valid from 01st Nov. 2012 - 31st March 2013
|3-Star Hotel||4-Star Hotel|
|Double||CHF 1595||Single||CHF 1850||Double||CHF 1950||Single||CHF 2350|
|CHF 205 Upgradation To First Class Train Travel (Single).
CHF 175 Upgradation To First Class Train Travel (Double).
|St. Moritz||Baren, Soldanella, Hauser, Laudinella||Hotel Crystal, Monopol Grischuna, Steffani|
|Lugano||Contintenal Park, International au Lac, Federale, Delfino||Lugano Dante Center, Villa Sassa, Holiday Inn Lugano Centre|
|Lucerne||Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at htl Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, IBIS Styles, De La Paix, Le Stelle||Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Flora, Cascada|
|Interlaken||Splendid, City Hotel Oberland, Carlton-Europe, Merkur, Weisses Kreuz, Beau Site, Bernerhof Goldey||Krebs, Du Lac, Interlaken, Royal St. Georges, Metropole, Du Nord|
|Zurich||Montana, Comfort Inn Royal, Rütli
||Swissotel, Central Plaza, Engimatt, Glockenhof|
Our Price Includes
|2 overnight stays at St. Moritz with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Lugano with breakfast.|
|2 overnight stays at Luzern with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Interlaken with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Zürich with breakfast.|
|Excursions to Rigi, Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn, Bernina Express, Palm Express, Wilhelm Tell Express .|
|Swiss rail travel in 2nd class as per the given tour program.|
Price does not include
|Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.|
|Airfare, airport tax, visa, travel and health insurance.|
|Local Transfers from Airport/Railway Station to Hotel and Exucursion Sites or vice-versa at places mentioned above.|
OptionSpecial VIP Services
Enjoy an evening cruise on Lake Brienz
|Indian Dinner Cruise|
|Swiss Barberque Cruise|
|Halal Barberque Cruise|
|The Tour Cost is subject to change without prior notice.|
|Hotels Subject to Availability at the time of making Reservation|