Scenic Switzerland by Train 2021 - 9 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich
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Scenic Switzerland by Train 2021

9 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich

Starting at $2,299


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, the Lucerne area, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz.

One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces!

But that’s not all…in Zermatt you’ll also experience the Gornergrat open-air cog railway, Europe’s highest. You’ll journey over remarkable bridges, through tunnels, and past rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other train journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the Golden Pass Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by.

Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded vacation!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Headsets throughout the tour.
Notes:
Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
Transportation:
First-class train travel (whenever first-class train travel is not available, standard class will be provided)

MEALS

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Zurich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
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Day 2
Board the train for your journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city such as the famous wooden bridge or the picturesque town centre. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion. Today’s Distance: 37 mi/ 60 km
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Day 3
Depart Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken, and spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the GoldenPass panoramic train for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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Day 4
Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Enjoy some free time or maybe join an optional guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt. Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km
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Day 5
An included excursion takes you to the famous Gornergrat, traveling on board Europe’s highest rack railway. The views of the Matterhorn from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and picturesque streets to explore
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Day 6
The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy unforgettable views as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz. This picture-perfect town is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Stretch your legs this evening, and admire the beautiful chalets decorated with colorful geraniums. Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km
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Day 7
Take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across the lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way. Today’s Distance: 75 mi/ 120 km
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Day 8
Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich. Enjoy some time at leisure in Zurich. Take a stroll around the city center and indulge in some chocolate tasting, or follow the course of the river Limmat until it reaches the banks of Lake Zurich. Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km
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Day 9
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 10
ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Day 11
ZURICH–LUCERNE

Day 12
LUCERNE–INTERLAKEN–GOLDENPASS MOB PANORAMIC TRAIN TO MONTREUX–LAUSANNE

Day 13
LAUSANNE–MONTREUX–TÄSCH–ZERMATT

Day 14
ZERMATT. GORNERGRAT EXCURSION

Day 15
ZERMATT–GLACIER EXPRESS–ST. MORITZ

Day 16
MORITZ. BERNINA EXPRESS EXCURSION TO TIRANO, ITALY

Day 17
ST. MORITZ–ZURICH

Day 18
ZURICH

Day 19
Dinner

Day 20
Breakfast

Day 21
Breakfast

Day 22
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Day 23
Breakfast

Day 24
BreakfastDinner

Day 25
Breakfast

Day 26
Breakfast

Day 27
Breakfast

Day 28 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Zurich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
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Day 29 ZURICH–LUCERNE.
Board the train for your journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city such as the famous wooden bridge or the picturesque town centre. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion. Today’s Distance: 37 mi/ 60 km
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Day 30 LUCERNE–INTERLAKEN–GOLDENPASS MOB PANORAMIC TRAIN TO MONTREUX–LAUSANNE.
Depart Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken, and spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the GoldenPass panoramic train for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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Day 31 LAUSANNE–MONTREUX–TÄSCH–ZERMATT.
Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Enjoy some free time or maybe join an optional guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt. Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km
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Day 32 ZERMATT. GORNERGRAT EXCURSION.
An included excursion takes you to the famous Gornergrat, traveling on board Europe’s highest rack railway. The views of the Matterhorn from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and picturesque streets to explore
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 33 ZERMATT–GLACIER EXPRESS–ST. MORITZ.
The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy unforgettable views as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz. This picture-perfect town is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Stretch your legs this evening, and admire the beautiful chalets decorated with colorful geraniums. Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km
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Day 34 MORITZ. BERNINA EXPRESS EXCURSION TO TIRANO, ITALY.
Take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across the lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way. Today’s Distance: 75 mi/ 120 km
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Day 35 ST. MORITZ–ZURICH.
Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich. Enjoy some time at leisure in Zurich. Take a stroll around the city center and indulge in some chocolate tasting, or follow the course of the river Limmat until it reaches the banks of Lake Zurich. Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km
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Day 36 ZURICH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

ZurichLucerneLausanneZermattZermattSt. Moritz
Novotel Zurich City-West
First-Class

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