A Swiss Holiday On The Top of Europe is a vacation departing from Zurich to one of the most charming parts of Switzerland, Lucerne & Interlaken. Visit Lucerne with Mt Pilatus and the resort of Interlaken with a trip up to the mighty Jungfraujoch at the top of Europe, the highest altitude railway station at 3444 meters carved into ice and rock. You will enjoy spectacular views from the many viewing terraces across the high Alps, and on clear days over to France and Germany’s Black Forest. The Interlaken holiday region offers everything from easy walking trails to high adventure and cultural attractions. Your base, Interlaken is a charming resort from where you can take a scenic boat excursions on the crystal clear glacial waters of Lake Brienz or Lake Thun.
2020 Daily departures 1 April -1 November – 6 days/ 5 nights
Day 1 Zurich – Lucerne
Transfer from your hotel or airport to the train station to board the train to lovely Lucerne. Famous for its medieval bridge, Lucerne is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Our suggestion is to walk in your free time around the historical city center with the famous covered bridge and the colorful building facades. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 2 Lucerne – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
Standing approximately 2100 meter above sea level, Mount Pilatus is one of the highest peaks in the lucerne region. Today you will take the steepest cogwheel train (up to 48 degree) up the mountain. The train ride will take around 30 minutes with spectacular scenery below of views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Spend time on top of the mountain, if interested, walk down though open meadows and take the cable car back to Lucerne. The afternoon is free for own activities. Overnight in Lucerne
Day 3 Lucerne – Golden Pass Line/ Brunig Express – Interlaken
The Golden Pass Line travels in approximately two hours from Lucerne to Interlaken. Nestled between Thun Lake and Brienz Lake, Interlaken is a pleasant city that makes the perfect starting point for exploring the nearby mountains, including the world famous Swiss mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 4 Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
Travel to the top of Europe! Jungfraujoch offers a year-round winter wonderland of snow and ice. Disembark at the highest train station in Europe, at an elevation of 3.444 m. Built in 1912, the train
travels approx. 9 kilometers high up into the mountains, crossing a tunnel through Mount Eiger. Upon arrival admire the breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier and the Bernese Oberland (Highland). You may wish to have lunch at the mountain top restaurant and then visit the ice palace with the beautiful sculptures. Overnight at Interlaken.
Day 5 Interlaken – Golden Pass Line – Montreux
We leave the Alpine landscape of the Bernese Oberland behind us and travel by Golden Pass line to the Swiss Riviera. The french speaking city of Montreux is world renowned for its Belle Epoque buildings, mild climate and a summer jazz festival, in a beautiful lakefront setting on Lake Geneva. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Montreux’s pleasant lakeside boulevard or visit by boat the nearby medieval castle, the Château de Chillon,
Day 6 Montreux – Zurich
The morning is free to spend at your leisure. Around noon return to Zurich by train. Say goodbye to this breathtaking country or perhaps consider Rhine cruises from Basel.
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Rail Tour Includes:
- 5 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreaux based on double occupancy, including daily buffet breakfast
- Train ticket Zurich – Lucerne – Interlaken-Montreux – Zurich in 2nd class
- Cogwheel railway ticket to Mount Pilatus in 2nd class (May-Oct), gondola & funicular (April)
- Arrival transfer from Zurich airport or railway station to hotel on day 1.
- Train tickets to Jungfraujoch on the cogwheel train
Hotels are located close to railway stations. Prices are not applicable during fair and congress periods.
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