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Lucerne

Swiss Alps by Rail - Zurich & Lucerne

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,190 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

This trip offers breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, along with the rich history and culture of Zurich and Lucerne

In Brief

  • 1 Night Zürich
  • 2 Nights Chur
  • 1 Night Andermatt
  • 2 Nights Lucerne
  • 1 Night Zürich

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Natural world

Start your tour in Zurich, Switzerland's cosmopolitan capital city. Enjoy its rich history and culture, and discover the city's old town and most famous landmarks. Transfer to Lucerne via Chur and Andermatt on Switzerland's two iconic train journeys; Glacier Express and Bernina Express, for breath-taking views of the Swiss Alps and alpine glaciers. Transfer back to Zurich, where your trip ends.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Zurich

After enjoying complimentary airport lounge access, fly to Zurich and transfer to the Hotel Marktgasse, a 15th century building in the midst of the picturesque old town, close by to the river Limmat, Lake Zurich and the main train station. Spend the rest of the day admiring the lake and mountain views, or perhaps take an optional sightseeing tour with a private guide and driver.

Stay: Hotel Marktgasse, Zurich


Meals: B

Day 2
Zurich - Chur

After breakfast make you way to Zurich train station and board for your journey to Chur.

Chur is considered as the oldest city in Switzerland, its charms include its fine mountain setting, and many twisting alleys and historic buildings.

Stay: Romnatik Hotel Stern, Chur


Meals: B

Day 3
Bernina Express

After breakfast, board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at Chur station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys of Switzerland. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina Pass to more than 2253 metres, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers to descend to Poschiavo. The journey takes 3 hours 30 minutes each way. Upon arrival in southern Tirano, explore the town - why not dine at a local Italian influenced restaurant before you make your return journey back to Chur.

Stay: Romantik Hotel Stern, Chur


Meals: B

Day 4
Chur - Glacier Express - Andermatt

Today take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Andermatt. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The journey is narrated explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. After a 2 hour 30 min ride, you will arrive in Andermatt.

Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt

Meals: B

Day 5
Andermatt - Lucerne

Travel by train from Andermatt to Fluelen on Lake Lucerne. At Fluelen board one of the historic lake steamers for a delightful 2 hour 30 minute cruise to Lucerne. In the afternoon explore Lucerne with its Chapel Bridge - one of Europe's oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne.

Stay: Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne

Meals: B

Day 6
Lucerne

Enjoy a lake cruise on Lake Lucerne before taking the mountain railway up to Mount Rigi for spectacular views across Central Switzerland. A 30 minute walk will take you to a cheese farm and restaurant Chaserenholz where you can maybe enjoy a cheese and cold meat platter. Return to the lake shore by cable car to Weggis and take the boat back to Lucerne.

Stay: Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne

Meals: B

Day 7
Lucerne/Zurich

The morning is free to spend at your leisure. Around board your train, taking the scenic route back for a final night in Zurich before transferring to the airport the following day.

Stay: Hotel Marktgasse, Zurich

Meals: B

Day 8
Zurich/UK

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight back to the UK and continue your onward journey home.


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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,190 incl. flights

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