12 Day Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour

Duration: 12 days
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne
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  • 12 days
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Our Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour is the ultimate alpine experience. The very best of Switzerland, seen from 11 of the world’s most famous trains—including the Glacier Express, the Gornergrat cogwheel train, the Furka steam train and the Goldenpass line.

Small group size, two-night stays in luxury hotels and daily porter service make the Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour the ideal way to experience all that Switzerland has to offer. Leave the details to us so you can relax and enjoy the journey of a lifetime!

Breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps
Premium seating on 11 world-famous trains (more than any competing tour)
Two-night stays at the finest hotels and/or lodges
Luggage transfer service
All breakfasts and dinners included
Local, English-speaking guides for the duration of the tour
Guest experts provide color and local perspective
Historic St. Gallen Abbey Library, home to 8th-century manuscripts
Recently declassified Gotthard military bunker
Guided walks/hikes and day excursions

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

Take a break in a picturesque lakeside settlement of wooden chalets, for about 30 minutes before continuing alongside more lakes and then meandering up through orchard farmland, past a busy railway junction and a nature wetland area. Ride on the outer edge of a little lake with a minuscule island that hosts a first-class restaurant accessible only by boat.

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Jungfraujoch, Jungfraujoch, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

The highest Train station in Europe

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions
  • Services of a local Swiss Resident English-speaking guide
  • 1st Class Rail Pass throughout
  • 2 nights Lucerne
  • 2 nights St. Moritz
  • 2 nights Andermatt
  • 2 nights Zermatt
  • 2 nights Grindelwald
  • 1 night airport hotel
  • Lunch Stops: Locarno – Italian speaking and Gruyère – French speaking
  • Breakfast
  • 3-course dinners each evening
  • All ground transportation including mountain railways and cable cars, and admission costs
  • Daily transfer of your luggage directly from hotel to hotel – carry only your day-pack

Exclusions
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

Hotel Continental Park Luzern, Murbacherstrasse 4, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland


Return Details

Zurich Airport, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

jgd186

23 Jul, 2022

Discovering beautiful Switzerland by train is a wonderful experience! We booked our trip by Echo Rails and Trails and René and his team gave us the time of our lives!! From the reserved seatings in the First Class Coupés we watched the amazing nature of Switzerland! Every day was different with super excursions, quided by René and Markus. Sometimes by train or by steamtrain or by gondola, or by bus! Markus told us a lot about living, climbing and hiking in the mountains. That was very interesting. We are thankful of sharing this part of your life with us!! We thank you for the fantastic Holiday!! Love from Jan and Ria from Holland!1

Q7004VSgaryh

10 Jul, 2022

Fantastic travels for 12 days and would recommend to all. Great value, all our needs Plus were addressed. Hotels clean with convenient locations to transportation, restaurants. .' Rene & Monika were extremely knowledgeable. Well planned & implemented. Extraordinary in every way. Would book again!! Thanks Rene & Monika for an awesome trip of a lifetime.

N1575PYpeterr

29 Aug, 2022

Spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps from both the train and up close. Plenty of opportunity to take fabulous photos. All hotels were four-star and the stunning view of the Eiger from the balcony of our hotel room is still etched on our minds. The tour took us to places we would have been challenged to find and visit on our own. The meals were wonderful with breakfast buffets, fine dinners, and good company. What made the tour especially worthwhile were our tour guides Rene and Markus who provided insight into the Swiss culture and Switzerland.

patriash

29 Sep, 2021

This was the best organized trip we’ve ever been on. We saw all of the sights that we had hoped to see and the guides were wonderful at adjusting to the needs/limitations of the group. The hotels and the meals were exceptional. Rene’s knowledge and personal experiences in Switzerland added a great deal to our enjoyment.

miriammM7937VL

25 Jul, 2022

Beautiful scenery, fun activities, unique and memorable train travel, especially the steam/cogwheel trains. Dining choices gave us the real flavor of the area. Tour guides Rene and Markus kept it interesting and informative. A wonderful experience!

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