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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Best of Winter

8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,739

FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Venture across Switzerland by rail during the height of winter to explore its magical alpine landscape. Connecting to Lucerne, Interlaken, Brig, and Chur by rail, you’ll ride along some of the world’s most famous train routes and enjoyable unbeatable views of mountain peaks and frozen lakes. You’ll also have time to explore the mountains and even go skiing!

This 8-day Swiss vacation takes you through the breathtaking mountain landscapes of the Swiss Alps. The journey begins in picturesque Lucerne, where you can go shopping along the lakeside and discover the medieval buildings of the old town, before you connect to Interlaken, Brig, and Chur by rail to explore the magical mountain scenery. You’ll have plenty of leisure time in Interlaken, Brig, and Chur to go skiing and head on mountain excursions to alpine peaks such as Jungfraujoch. You’ll also connect for a day to the lovely resort town of Zermatt to see the views from the Matterhorn. Venture from one town to the next by train, enjoying the Grant Train Tour of Switzerland. Ride the Glacier Express to Chur, passing alongside dramatic gorges and peaks of the Upper Rhone Valley and Rhine Valley. You’ll also pass into Italy and the town of Tirano aboard the Bernina Express, enjoying panoramic views from a specialty train cabin that takes you to some of the highest peaks in the Alps and alongside iconic sites, such as Lago Bianco covered in snow.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,739

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Day 1

Arrival in Lucerne

Surrounded by famous peaks and set on the majestic lake of the same name, Lucerne is often seen as quintessential Switzerland. The romantic old town is perfect for a late afternoon stroll: don’t miss the Chapel Bridge, with paintings in the eaves dating back to the Middle Ages, or the charming shops and restaurants along the lakeside.

Overnight in Lucerne.

Duration1 Night
Day 2

Lucerne to Interlaken

Breakfast at the hotel. Interlaken sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps. It is the gateway to the Jungfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau massif. There is so much to do in Interlaken and the surrounding area; consider a mountain excursion to the Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn (not included).

Overnight in Interlaken

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 3


Interlaken is a winter paradise with many magical moments waiting to be discovered. In the midst of the snow-covered mountain peaks and the glittering lake landscape, a magical natural idyll awaits you. Will you visit a mountain, explore on a winter hike or ski down a fresh piste? Combine with a fun ski day activity in the Jungfrau Ski Region. Ski in Grindelwald-Wengen, Grindelwald-First and Mürren-Schilthorn (not included).

Overnight in Interlaken.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Interlaken to Brig

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by rail to Brig. The lovely old town is dotted with stately homes and cozy inns. The lively main street is great for shopping and the Stockalper Palace is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland.

Overnight in Brig.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 5

Brig to Zermatt to Brig

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Zermatt, the famous resort which is home to the mighty Matterhorn. Consider a mountain excursion to the top of Gornergrat (not included) for the most impressive views or to the frozen magical world of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Surrounded by amazing scenery with the iconic Matterhorn as a backdrop ‐ Zermatt has it all.

Overnight in Brig.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Brig to Chur by Glacier Express

Breakfast at the hotel. Today discover the many highlights along the Glacier Express route. The trip between Brig and Chur is unforgettable. Surrounded by a fantastic mountain panorama, the journey leads eastwards into the Upper Rhone valley which reaches 1,366m at Oberwald, passing Andermatt onwards to the Oberlap Pass before winding its way upwards to 2,034m (the highest point of the journey). The journey continues on a decent along the Rhine valley to Chur at 595m (the lowest point of the route). The landscape looks very dramatic in the Rhine gorge between IIanz and Reichenau. The journey ends in Chur, the capital of the canton of Graubunden and the largest town along the route.

Overnight in Chur

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 7

Chur to Tirano to Chur by Bernina Express

Breakfast at the hotel. Board the Bernina Express for a journey along magical winter scenery. Experience the one‐of‐a kind mountain landscape of the Swiss Alps on this spectacular train journey across viaducts and bridges and through tunnels and ancient gorges. From the icy peaks of the Canton of Graubunden and the Morteratsch Glacier (where the ascent up the Bernina Pass begins) to Lago Bianco which at this time of year is covered in snow. Soon after, reach the highest point of 2,253m at Ospizio Bernina. The dramatic descent down via Alp Grum offers magnificent views of the Palu Glacier. Finishing in the Italian border town of Tirano. Option to return directly by regional train to Chur or stop in St. Moritz for a few hours before continuing back to Chur.

Overnight in Chur

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8

Depart Chur

Following breakfast, depart Chur.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


2024: Daily 1 January to 30 April


  • 1-night accommodation including breakfast in Lucerne
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in Interlaken, Brig and Chur
  • Rail ticket in 1st class for rail travel per itinerary
  • 50% discount on additional travel by rail, bus & boat as well as some mountain excursions
  • Seat Reservation on Glacier Express (Brig-Chur)
  • Seat Reservation on Bernina Express (Chur-Tirano)
  • Excursion to Zermatt
  • Excursion to St. Moritz
  • Local guest cards in Lucerne & Interlaken for free local transport and/or discounts


  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in the 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 inquire.

17 Apr 2024
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