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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland- The Classic
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Golden Pass Express
Gotthard Panorama Express
Interlaken
Bernina Express
Lake Lucerne | Credit Mattias Nutt
St Moritz
Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland- The Classic (Tour code: 13502)

Starts and Ends
Interlaken to
Lucerne
Travel Periods
15 Apr 24 - 09 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Rail Journeys
Discover Switzerland on an extraordinary 7-day Rail Journey from Interlaken to Lucerne, passing through Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano.

Highlights

Travel on the most scenic train routes like the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, the Gotthard Panorama Express!

Explore St. Moritz, a world-renowned destination in the Engadin valley of Switzerland, famous for its stunning alpine scenery, luxurious resorts

Stroll down the iconic Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, also known as Kapellbrücke, is a picturesque covered wooden bridge with an octagonal tower.  

Discover St. Gallen with its impressive Abbey Library, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a remarkable collection of ancient manuscripts  

7 days
From
AUD 3,557
per person, twin share
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Overview

Get ready for a captivating journey aboard the GoldenPass Express, as you enjoy breathtaking vistas throughout your reserved seating experience from Interlaken to Montreux. Traverse the iconic Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz, relishing the breathtaking alpine vistas along the way.

Experience the awe-inspiring Bernina Express, a train journey from St. Moritz to Tirano, passing through stunning landscapes and crossing remarkable viaducts. The adventure continues with a Seat Reservation on the Bernina Express bus, taking you from Tirano to Lugano, where Swiss charm meets Italian allure.

Upgrade to 1st class for an exclusive Seat Reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express, as you travel from Lugano to Lucerne, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Swiss countryside. 

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

1 night in Interlaken in a 3* hotel
1 night in Montreux in a 3* hotel
1 night in Zermatt in a 3* hotel
1 night in St Moritz in a 3* hotel
1 night in Lugano in a 3* hotel
1 night in Lucerne in a 3* hotel
Daily Breakfast
Rail ticket in 2nd class for rail travel per itinerary
Seat Reservation on the Bernina Express bus from Tirano to Lugano
Seat Reservation on the Bernina Express train from St. Moritz to Tirano
Seat Reservation on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz
Seat Reservation on the GoldenPass Express from Interlaken to Montreux
Seat Reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Lucerne in 1st class
50% discount on additional rail tickets (local transport) and some mountain excursions
Package Upgrades

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland- The Classic 4-Star from AUD4,143 per person, twin share.

Day 1 Interlaken

Individual travel by train via Lucerne to Interlaken along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass.

Overnight stay in Interlaken in 3* hotel.

Interlaken

Day 2 Interlaken GoldenPass Express Montreux

Breakfast at the hotel.

Your journey continues with the GoldenPass Express through the wild and romantic Pays d'Enhaut through scenic villages along the shore of Lake Geneva.

Overnight stay in Montreux in 3* hotel.

Breakfast
Interlaken → GoldenPass Express → Montreux
Montreux

Day 3 Montreux Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel.

Travel from Montreux to Zermatt. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and offers plenty of things to explore. Enjoy a leisure day on your own and don't miss out an excursion to the Gornergrat (optional tour available).

Overnight stay in Zermatt in a 3* hotel.

Breakfast
Montreux → Zermatt
Matterhorn from Gornergrat train

Day 4 Zermatt Glacier Express St Moritz

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the world-famous Glacier Express to St. Moritz. Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery Switzerland
has to offer. Along the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier Express travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps.

Overnight stay in St. Moritz in a 3* hotel.

Breakfast
Zermatt → Glacier Express → St Moritz
Glacier Express

Day 5 St Moritz Bernina Express Lugano

Breakfast at the hotel.

Board the Bernina Express, travel over circular viaducts and pass through winding tunnels before reaching Tirano in Italy. Change to the Bernina Express bus which will take you onwards to Ticino.

Overnight stay in Lugano in a 3* hotel.

Breakfast
St Moritz → Bernina Express → Lugano
Bernina Express

Day 6 Lugano Gotthard Panorama Express Lucerne

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Gotthard Panorama Express travels from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. From Flüelen you will have a boat ride over Lake Lucerne.

Overnight stay in Lucerne in a 3* hotel.

Breakfast
Lugano → Gotthard Panorama Express → Lucerne
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

Day 7 Lucerne

Breakfast at the hotel.

Individual return journey to your ending point in Switzerland.

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Luggage Transport Service

Luggage Transport: 
Drop off luggage at hotel reception by 8:00am (Zermatt by 7:00am), collect at next hotel from 6:00pm (St.Moritz/ Zermatt from 7:00pm). Transport only between hotels. The service is available on the original direction and locations as per package itinerary.

Please note that clients are required to transport their luggage to the initial hotel in Interlaken and carry it with them from the last hotel in Lucerne. This pricing is applicable for a single piece of luggage, with a maximum weight restriction of 25kg per piece. If you are in need of any additional luggage, kindly contact our Sales team for further assistance.

Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or Contact Us for details.

Upgrade to 1st class Rail

Upgrade your experience to 1st Class Rail Pass

Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or Contact Us for details.

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Local currency
SWISS FRANC
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 
  • Gotthard Panorama Express doe not operate on Mondays. 
  • Package price is based on the journey starting in Zurich and ending in Zurich. Other starting and end points are possible but may be subject to a surcharge. This is a self-guided/independent package. 
  • The itinerary can be done in reverse

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

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Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

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In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
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Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

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Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
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  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

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What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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