Grand Tour of Switzerland by Rail

Resort:Grand Tour of Switzerland by Rail
Destination: Europe, Switzerland
Price From: £1470.00


Discover the beauty of the Swiss Alps on this comprehensive
holiday in Switzerland, taking in Basel, Zermatt and the
Matterhorn, St Moritz and Lausanne. Join us on the famous
Glacier Express train or take an optional excursion on the
Bernina Express to Italy. Tailor your holiday with First
Class Rail Travel and 5-star hotels, and make the most of your time
in Europe.



Day 1

London to Basel

Your journey begins in St Pancras Station, where you’ll board
the Eurostar train to Paris, continuing by TGV to

St Moritz

Day 2

Basel to St Moritz

Leaving Basel, you head to St Moritz via Zurich. You’ll enjoy
spectacular views before your train continues its steady ascent of
the breathtaking Alps to the glamorous resort of St Moritz.

Swiss Flag

Day 3

Discover St Moritz

A perfect way to see this beautiful area is to take an optional
excursion on the Diavolezza Cable Car which ascends to over 3,000m
into the mountains.

View from Muottas Muragl

Day 4

Scenic St Moritz

Whilst in the region, you could take an optional excursion on
the narrow-gauge Bernina Express, travelling from the
snowcapped peaks of Switzerland down to the swaying palms of Italy.
To complete a day of spectacular sights, spend an evening at
Muottas Muragl, where you can enjoy a splendid sunset and gourmet

Glacier Express

Day 5

Glacier Express

Today you depart St Moritz for Zermatt on the iconic Glacier
. The train passes through alpine countryside to the
Oberalp Pass, the peak of the route. From there it spirals
downwards before crossing the spectacular gorge at Brig. Finally,
the train arrives in Zermatt, a picturesque resort in the shadows
of the mighty Matterhorn.

Gornergrat Mountain Railway

Day 6

Marvellous Mountains

To fully appreciate the scale of Zermatt’s towering peaks, take
a trip on the Gornergrat Mountain Railway; Europe’s
highest open-air cog railway – with stunning views from the
observatory at the summit.


Day 7

Zermatt to Lausanne

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hilly city of
Lausanne is well worth exploring. Visit the grand Gothic cathedral
next to the castle or stroll along the pretty waterfront area of


Day 8

Homeward bound

Depart Lausanne for your return trip to London.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to
make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please
call01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tour Advisors about
tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.