Swiss Mountains & Golden Pass Line: Lucerne, Interlaken & Montreux
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 3,775
MODERATE | RAIL: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and explore enchanting towns on this journey through Switzerland. Heading from Zurich to Lucerne, Interlaken, and Monteux, you’ll explore picturesque resort towns, ascend towering mountains, and ride along one of the most famous rail lines in the world.
This 6-day Swiss vacation takes you to along the Golden Pass Line from Lucerne to Interlaken and Monteux.
Your trip to Switzerland begins in Zurich, where you’ll board the train and journey to Lucerne, a small city with big style. Set on Lake Lucerne and boasting one of the country’s prettiest old towns, Lucerne is seriously gorgeous. Stroll through the town and cross Chapel Bridge, a famous covered bridge built in 1,333AD. The next day, ride the steepest cog railway in the world as you ascend Mt. Pilatus. Explore the summit and gaze out upon the lake and city lying far below. The next day, board the train and ride along the Golden Pass from Lucerne to Interlaken, enjoying breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps as you travel.
Interlaken lies in a narrow valley surrounded by two cobalt lakes and towering peaks. It also sits in the shadow of Mt. Jungfrau, one of the country’s most popular summits. Visit Europe’s highest train station, Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe,” and experience its year-round winter wonderland. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views of Interlaken and the valley below. For the final leg of your Swiss vacation, ride the Golden Pass Line to Montreux, the chic resort town located on the banks of Lake Geneva. Stroll the lakeside boulevard and enjoy the famous weather of the Swiss Riviera. After spending some time in Montreux, return to Zurich to end your vacation.
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 3,775
Itinerary View Trip Map
Zurich – Lucerne
Transfer from your hotel or airport to the train station to board the train to Lucerne. Famous for its medieval bridge, Lucerne is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Make sure to visit the historic city center with its colorful facades.
Accommodation: Hotel in Lucerne
Lucerne - Mount Pilatus - Lucerne
Standing approximately 2100 meters above sea level, Mount Pilatus is one of the highest peaks in the Lucerne region. There are several ways to reach the summit: by gondola and funicular from Kriens or by cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad- the steepest in the world with a maximum grade 48%. The views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps are truly spectacular. Return to Lucerne. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.
Lucerne - Golden Pass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express
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 world famous peaks such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Accommodation: Hotel in Interlaken
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 3.454 m. Built in 1912, the train travels approx. 9 kilometers high up in the mountains, crossing a tunnel through Mount Eiger. Upon arrival admire the breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier and the Bernese Oberland (Highland).
Interlaken - Golden Pass Line – Montreux
You'll leave the Alpine landscape of the Bernese Oberland behind you and travel by Golden Pass line to the Swiss Riviera. The city of Montreux is world renowned for its jazz festival and its beautiful setting on Lake Geneva. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Montreux's pleasant lakeside boulevard.
Accommodation: Hotel in Montreux
Montreux - Zurich
The morning is free to spend at your leisure. Around noon return to Zurich by train.
- 5 nights in moderate accommodations
- Train ticket Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken - Montreux - Zurich in 2nd class
- Cogwheel Railway Ticket (in 2nd class), gondola or funicular ticket to Mount Pilatus.
- Train Tickets to Jungfraujoch on the cogwheel train in 2nd class
- Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
TERMS AND 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 inquire.
4 Oct 2020