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Best of Switzerland: Train & Aerial Cable Cars

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 739

Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views of the Central Alpine Range from the peaks of some of Switzerland's highest mountains. Enjoy stays in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Interlaken; explore the part of the area using scenic train rides and aerial cable cars.


BEST OF SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is famous for its efficient and comfortable trains and cable cars. On this trip you will see some of the best views on earth whilst experiencing some of Switzerland’s best known trains and cable cars. You will stay in quality three star accommodations.

On arrival at any of Switzerland’s main airports, you will be transferred to Lucerne for a 2 night stay. Here you can choose an excursion to Mount Titlis reached by train to Engelberg and then by aerial cable car which allows a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests. Once at the top, you will be at a height of 3020 metres/9815 feet. Then take a gondola and aerial cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus, 2130 metres/6930 feet in height, where you will have more panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Or you can choose to take an excursion to Mount Stanserhorn, 1900 metres/6175 feet in height, on an open air aerial cable car and enjoy wonderful views of 10 lakes and 100 kilometres of mountain range plus 3 countries. Return later to Lucerne.

From Lucerne, take the train to Interlaken for a 2 night stay. On arrival, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy Interlaken which lies between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

The next day, take the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe at 3454 metres/11,225 feet. You will have amazing views of three mountains, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. You will also view the Aletsch Glacier which is 22 kilometres/14 miles in length. Return later to Interlaken.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 739

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Day 1

Arrival Lucerne

Today you will be transferred by train from the border, airport or any other destination in Switzerland to Lucerne (by train). Upon arrival in Lucerne you will make your own way from the train station to your hotel, which is a short walk away. Depending on arrival time, take the opportunity to discover the Old Town. Lucerne lies on the river Reuss, at the end of Lake Lucerne, framed by impressive mountains. The city has been a stronghold of tourism since 1840, thanks to the well-preserved Old Town with its Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Overnight in Lucerne.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ambassador Hotel

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    Ambassador Hotel



    The Ambassador is an attractive and welcoming city hotel in the heart of Lucerne, and at the heart of the action. Sights such as the world famous Lion Monument or the fascinating Bourbaki Panorama are right on the doorstep. The vibrant historical city centre is ...

    The Ambassador is an attractive and welcoming city hotel in the heart of Lucerne, and at the heart of the action. Sights such as the world famous Lion Monument or the fascinating Bourbaki Panorama are right on the doorstep. The vibrant historical city centre is only a few steps away, and the hotel is just a few minutes walk from the train station. Also close-by is the lakeshore promenade along Lake Lucerne, a delightful place to stroll along and take in the atmosphere.

    Facilities

    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Mount Titlis / Mount Pilatus or Stanserhorn (optional tours, own account)

Today you have the option to choose between 2 excursions:

Titlis - Mount Titlis is the highest glacier excursion destination and biggest ski and snowboard paradise in Central Switzerland. The Titlis, Engelberg's house mountain, and its glacier park are accessible by the revolving "Rotair" cable car. At an altitude of 3020 metres above sea level visitors are treated to a fabulous view of the central Alps. Pilatus - The panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway will take you to the summit of Mount Pilatus (2132m). From here you will enjoy unforgettable views over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Time at leisure for lunch or short hike to the summit of the mountain.

Stanserhorn - The latest masterpiece of Swiss engineering is a unique open top aerial cable car which takes you up to Mt. Stanserhorn (1900m). Here you have a magnificent panoramic view over ten lakes, 100 kilometers of the Alpine mountain range and three countries awaits you. Overnight in Lucerne.

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Day 3

Lucerne to Interlaken

Today you have a lovely journey on board the Zentralbahn or a regional train via the Brunigpass to Interlaken. The town lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The town, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains (Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau), is the starting point for numerous activities. Overnight in Interlaken.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

City Oberland Hotel

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    City Oberland Hotel



    Welcome to City Hotel Oberland - a stylish hotel in the heart of Interlaken, set at the foot of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose from 191 beautiful guest rooms of various standards and price categories. At City Hotel Oberland, Swiss hospitality is ...

    Welcome to City Hotel Oberland - a stylish hotel in the heart of Interlaken, set at the foot of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose from 191 beautiful guest rooms of various standards and price categories. At City Hotel Oberland, Swiss hospitality is coupled with an ambience designed to make you feel comfortable. Whether shopping, dining, or just relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee is on your agenda, you have numerous options to choose from.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff

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Day 4

Excursion Jungfraujoch

Today you will depart on the Jungfrau Railway, which leads through the heart of the mountains and up to the highest train station in Europe (3454m), offers unbelievable views of the mountain giants Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau and of the longest river of ice in the Alps - the Aletsch glacier at 22km length. It climbs nearly 1400 meters in height and covers a distance of more than seven kilometers in tunnels along the nine kilometer long stretch. Overnight in Interlaken.

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Day 5

Departure

After breakfast you will have some free time for souvenir shopping before you transfer by rail to the border/airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily until October 31, 2017

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
  • Rail ticket in 2nd class (border/airport - Lucerne - Interlaken - border/airport)
  • 50% off of most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways between first and last travel date
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • Swiss Coupon Pass "2 for 1" Dine and Discover offer.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees (if required) 
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Excursion to Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus or Stanserhorn
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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