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Bernina Express offers a breathtaking train ride across beautiful Alpine scenery.

Glacier to Gondolas - Switzerland and Italy

Bernina Express offers a breathtaking train ride across beautiful Alpine scenery.
Discover breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and travel to Venice for a romantic gondola ride across the peaceful Venetian Lagoon.
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Experience two of Switzerland’s most famous and picturesque rail journeys, the Glacier and Bernina Express.

Explore the charming lakeside villages of Lake Como at your leisure.

Enjoy an excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise offering panoramic views of Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants.

Explore the enchanting city of Venice with a walking tour and relaxing gondola ride.

Experience an ultimate holiday from Switzerland’s highest peaks to Italy’s floating city through this 11-day self-guided rail journey. Indulge in a relaxing cruise down Lake Zürich before travelling to Zermatt for an excursion to the stunning Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. A cable car will take you up the summit for a fantastic 360° panorama view of the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. Ride the Glacier Express train across the Swiss Alps, crossing 291 bridges, passing through 91 tunnels, and climbing over the Oberalp Pass to connect St. Moritz and Zermatt. Hop on board the Bernina Express for an exciting rail journey over Bernina Pass, admiring snow-capped mountains and glaciers. 

Explore Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, before crossing the border for Italy. The surreal beauty of Lake Como awaits you in Como, as well as its charming lakeside villages. Finally, board a high-speed train and travel to the romantic city of Venice. Explore all its charms by foot and enjoy a classic gondola ride through the canals. 

Tour departs daily from 17 April to 08 October 2020.

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10-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
10 breakfasts
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary including half fare Swiss card (upgrade to 1st class available)
Bernina Express coach seat reservation Tirano to Lugano
Seat reservations on Glacier Express and Bernina Express
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion
Arrival transfer from Venice station to nearby hotel
Walking tour of Venice and gondola ride

Entire Bonus Inclusions

  • Save $200 per person.
  • Receive a bonus of 15% off on ala carte menu at Antica Darsena Restaurant in Como and free Swiss 2 for 1 coupon booklet.
  • Selected depatures between mid April and end of October 2020.


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Day 1

Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by rail to Zürich. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2
Zürich - Zermatt

Travel by train to Zermatt. At the foot of the Matterhorn, the old town of Zermatt has preserved its original character and features. Time at leisure.

Day 3
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Get closer to the Matterhorn and enjoy an excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. A series of gondolas and cable cars will take you up to the summit for a panoramic view of the Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants.

Day 4
Zermatt – St. Moritz (Glacier Express)

Morning departure on the famous Glacier Express. This fascinating rail journey crosses the Swiss Alps connecting the famous resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz.

Day 5
St. Moritz

Spend the day at leisure. Wander around the old town soaking up the atmosphere. Take a stroll around the lake or hike along one of the scenic hiking trails of the Upper Engadine.

Day 6
St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express)

Board the Bernina Express and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Enjoy some time in the Italian town of Tirano before boarding the Bernina Express coach to the beautiful lakeside resort of Lugano.

Day 7
Lugano – Lake Como

Time at leisure in Lugano, before continuing by train to the captivating Lake Como.

Day 8
Lake Como

Explore the charming lakeside villages at your leisure.

Day 9
Lake Como - Venice

Travel by train to the enchanting city of Venice and transfer close to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10

Starting from St. Mark’s Square, explore Venice on foot and learn the history of its main monuments. Afterwards, enjoy a classic gondola ride. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11

The tour ends after breakfast at your hotel.


Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
10 nights
from AUD3,589
per person, twin share
Zurich (Daily)
17 April - 08 October 2020
Switzerland Brochure

Optional Extras

  • Upgrade  to 1st class rail travel available on request.
  • Hotel upgrades also available.
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