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Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks with Rail

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,246

Many of Switzerland’s most awe-inspiring and best known mountains are located close to the towns of Interlaken and Zermatt, in themselves, attractive resorts in which to spend time. Enjoy train rides and panoramic views of the central Swiss Alps.


On arrival at any of Switzerland’s main airports, you will be transferred to Interlaken which lies between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz for a 2 night stay. 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.

The next morning, you have a choice of two different methods of reaching your next destination. The first is to take the train through the Lotschberg base tunnel to Visp and then on to Zermatt or you can take the train to Spiez and then the Lotschberger panoramic train through the spectacular mountain scenery of the Bernese Oberland to Visp and then on to Zermatt the alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn for a 2 night stay..

The following morning, take Europe’s highest cogwheel railway to Gornergrat where you will have views of the surrounding mountains including the Matterhorn, said to be the most photographed mountain in the world. Also take in the Little Matterhorn reached by funicular.
The next morning, you are free to browse around Zermatt which is a car free zone.

Later, you will be transferred to any of Switzerland’s principal city airports.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,246

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Day 1

Arrival Interlaken

Today you will be transfer by train from the border, major airport or any other destination in Switzerland to Interlaken. Upon arrival you will make your own way to the hotel, which is located just a short walk from the railway station. Depending on arrival time, take the opportunity to discover the town. Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The resort, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities. Overnight in Interlaken.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Metropole

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    Hotel Metropole



    The Hotel Metropole is situated in the centre of Interlaken and offers a beautiful view onto the Jungfrau Mountain. The specialty restaurant Bellini and the impressive panorama restaurant Top o'Met on the 18th floor offer fine Swiss and international cuisine for true gourmets. The Metro ...

    The Hotel Metropole is situated in the centre of Interlaken and offers a beautiful view onto the Jungfrau Mountain. The specialty restaurant Bellini and the impressive panorama restaurant Top o'Met on the 18th floor offer fine Swiss and international cuisine for true gourmets. The Metro Bar is a great place to end your day in style.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Drycleaning
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Shuttle Service

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Day 2

Interlaken - Excursion Jungfraujoch

Today begins with the Jungfrau Railway, which leads through the heart of the mountains and up to the highest train station in Europe (3454m). From here you have 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 3

Interlaken to Zermatt via Lotscherberger Tunnel or Mountain Route

Today you have two options, you can either take the Lotschberg base tunnel directly to Visp and then onto Zermatt, or in Interlaken you board the train to Spiez from where you change to the Lotschberger panoramic train, which will take you through spectacular mountain scenery from the Bernese Oberland to the Valais and Visp. You continue to your next destination, Zermatt. Enjoy the picturesque landscape along the way. Overnight in Zermatt.

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Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Tschugge

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    Hotel Tschugge



    The Hotel Tschugge is very quietly located just off the main street of Zermatt, about a 4-minute walk from the train station, where also the Gornergrat cog railway and the ski bus depart. The Hotel Tschugge Zermatt is close to Matterhorn Museum and St. Mauritius ...

    The Hotel Tschugge is very quietly located just off the main street of Zermatt, about a 4-minute walk from the train station, where also the Gornergrat cog railway and the ski bus depart. The Hotel Tschugge Zermatt is close to Matterhorn Museum and St. Mauritius Church. Also nearby are Mountaineers Cemetery and Zermatt-Furi Gondola. The Felsenrestaurant Tschugge offers mouth-watering delicacies to spoil you in its unique environment with natural rocks.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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Day 4

Zermatt - Excursion Gornergrat

Today you will experience an excursion by cogwheel train to the Gornergrat where you will have superb views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising above 4000m. The Matterhorn and Switzerland are inseparably linked to each other. The pyramid shaped colossus of a mountain, which is very difficult to climb, is said to be the most-photographed mountain in the world. The Klein-Matterhorn ("Little Matterhorn"), which can be reached via a funicular, lies adjacent to the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

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Day 5

Departure

After breakfast you will have some time to browse around the town of Zermatt. The village lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town's touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world's most famous mountain. The resort is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. You will then be transferred by rail to the border/airport or on to your next holiday destination.

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DEPARTURES:

2019: Daily from Apr 1 - Oct 31

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Rail tickets in 2nd class: border/airport - Interlaken - Lotschberger - Zermatt - border/airport, 50% discount for most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways between first and last travel date
  • 2 nights in Interlaken including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt including breakfast
  • Excursion Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • Excursion Gornergrat (non-guided), 
  • Swiss Coupon Pass "2 for 1" Dine and Discover offers.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes 
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities.

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 enquire.

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