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Winter Magic Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

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Be inspired by glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes! The winter version of the "Grand Train Tour of Switzerland" takes you through beautiful landscapes and snow fun.
Switzerland
Snow & Ski
Independent Holiday Packages
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Highlights

Be captivated by breathtaking winter scenery and journey through beautiful landscapes where the winter sun shines bright and snowy peaks sparkle like magic. Travel through Switzerland in two iconic panoramic trains with stays in famous winter resorts.

Top sights including Matterhorn, Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct.

Ski up to 3 different mountain regions including Jungfrau and Zermatt

Scenic rides on the Glacier and Bernina Express

2x Freedom of Choice Activities

Switzerland 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 place awaits you.

The magic begins in Lucerne, where you will be enchanted by the beautiful lakeside setting and iconic Chapel Bridge. Continue to Interlaken, the gateway to the renowned Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station. You are literally on top of Europe! After Interlaken, travel to Brig, which lies in the Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplon Pass. Enjoy a day excursion to Zermatt, a renowned ski resort town at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Next the winter magic continues as you journey on the Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world. This short ride between Brig and Chur is an unforgettable experience surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of mountain panoramas. Travel across unspoilt landscapes as the route takes you over the Oberalp Pass and through the Rhine Gorge until you reach Chur. Followed by a ‘must’ in this region and for Switzerland in general is a journey on one of the panoramic trains Switzerland is so famous for. Board the Bernina Express at St.Moritz for a spell-binding journey past mighty glaciers and high-alpine lakes covered in snow before descending through a winter wonderland to the Italian speaking Poschiavo. On your return to Chur explore the glamorous resort of St.Moritz. 

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Included

1 night in Lucerne in a 4* Hotel
2 nights in Interlaken in a 4* Hotel
2 nights in Brig in a 4* Hotel
2 nights in Chur in a 4* Hotel
Daily Breakfast
Seat Reservation in 2nd Class for rail travel as per itinerary
Seat Reservation Glacier Express from Brig to Chur
Seat Reservation Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Poschiavo
50% discount on additional local rail tickets
50% discount on some mountain excursions
Swiss Coupon Pass
Excursion Option: 1 day ski pass Zermatt Matterhorn Glacier Paradise incl. ski rental equipment or Gornergrat Gourmet Ticket
Excursion Option: 1 day ski pass Jungfrau Ski Region incl. ski equipment rental or Jungfraujoch Excursion or Gornergrat Gourmet Ticket
Freedom of Choice Days

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
Optional Extras
Upgrade to 1st Class Rail

Upgrade to 1st Class Rail

Upgrade your journey to 1st Class Rail

3-Course-Menu on Glacier Express

3-Course-Menu on Glacier Express

Add a 3-course-menu to your Glacier Express journey.

Dish of the Day on Glacier Express

Dish of the Day on Glacier Express

Add the Dish of the Day to your Glacier Express journey.

Upgrade to Performance Pack Ski & Boot Rental

Upgrade to Performance Pack Ski & Boot Rental

Upgrade to Performance Pack Ski & Boot Rental

Upgrade to Excellence Pack Ski & Boot Rental

Upgrade to Excellence Pack Ski & Boot Rental

Upgrade to Excellence Pack Ski & Boot Rental

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Freedom of Choice

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

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 2
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 5

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1
Lucerne

Arrive in Lucerne and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Lucerne at your leisure. 

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 stay in Lucerne in a 4* Hotel.

 

Lucerne
Chapel Bridge
Day 2
Lucerne → Interlaken

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Interlaken by train. Check in to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure. You may select one of our Freedom of Choice activities included.

Note: these tours can be selected on either Day 2 or Day 3.

Overnight stay in Interlaken in a 4* Hotel. 

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Full Day Skiing in the Jungfrau Ski Region:

    Full Day Skiing in the Jungfrau Ski Region (Grindelwald‐Wengen) including lift pass, skis and boot rental.

OR

  • Excursion to the Jungfraujoch:

    The journey to the 'Top of Europe' at 3,454 meters ‐ Europe’s highest altitude railway station ‐ is a highlight of every visit to Switzerland. The Jungfrau Railways is an engineering masterpiece. The last section has been built inside the mountain itself, and the view through the panorama windows at the Eigerwand and Eismeer stations in the middle of the North Wall is a thrilling experience. The platform of the observatory is located right above the Aletsch Glacier. The Alpine Sensation, a subway inside the rock marks the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway and connects the Ice Paradise with the Sphinx Hall.

Lucerne → Interlaken
Interlaken | Credit Ivo Scholz
Day 3
Interlaken

Today is at leisure.​

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. The impressive panorama of mountains and lakes as well as the excellent rail, road and boat connections make it one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland.


Overnight stay in Interlaken in a 4* Hotel.

Breakfast
Interlaken
Jungfrau Railway
Day 4
Interlaken → Brig

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Brig by rail. 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 stay in Brig in a 4* Hotel.

Breakfast
Interlaken → Brig
Brig
Day 5
Zermatt

After breakfast at the hotel, a full day excursion to Zermatt awaits. Surrounded by amazing scenery with the iconic Matterhorn as a backdrop ‐ Zermatt has it all.

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay in Brig in a 4* Hotel.

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Full Day Skiing at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise:

    Full Day Skiing at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise including lift pass, skis and boot rental.

OR

  • Gornergrat:

    Experience the culinary delights of the region. The Gornergrat Gourmet Ticket combines a mountain excursion and a culinary experience. The five‐course meals is enjoyed with the various courses at different restaurants along the route. For the more adventurous try snowshoeing or a sled run.

Zermatt
Matterhorn Cable Car
Day 6
Brig → Chur

After breakfast at the hotel, 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 1366m at Oberwald, passing Andermatt onwards to the Oberlap Pass before winding its way upwards to 2034m (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 stay in Chur in a 4* Hotel.

Breakfast
Brig → Chur
Glacier Express Winter Journey
Day 7
Chur → Poschiavo via St Moritz

After breakfast at the hotel, board a regional train for the journey between Chur to St.Moritz. Highlights along the way include the impressive section through narrow valleys and across the curved Landwasser viaduct.

Arrive in St.Moritz and transfer to the Bernina Express. Enjoy the panoramic carriages with great views along the way. Travel past Pontresina in the Upper Engadine Valley before continuing to the highest peaks of the Canton of Graubunden and the Morteratsch Glacier ‐ where the ascent up the Bernina Pass begins. Lago Bianco will come into sight and at this time of year covered in snow. Soon after you will reach the highest point of 2253m at Ospizio Bernina before the dramatic decent down via Alp Grum which
offers magnificent views of the Palu Glacier. Finishing in the Italian speaking Swiss town of Poschiavo. Return to Chur via St. Moritz by regional train. If time permits stop over to explore the glamourous winter resort of St Moritz before returning to Chur.

Overnight stay in Chur in a 4* Hotel.

Breakfast
Chur → Poschiavo via St Moritz
Bernina Express
Day 8
Chur

After breakfast at the hotel your Winter Magic journey ends in Chur.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Local currency
SWISS FRANC
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Winter Magic Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

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Lucerne
Chur
Snow & Ski
Independent Holiday Packages, Rail Packages
15 December 2021 - 10 April 2022

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Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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