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Stunning Switzerland

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Embark on an unforgettable rail journey across Switzerland during this 7 day journey exploring Lucerne, St Gallen, Chur and Zermatt. Travel aboard the Voralpen Express and the picturesque Glacier Express.
Switzerland
Nature
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Explore Chur - Switzerland's oldest town

Excursion to the famous Mount Rigi

2 days of Freedom of Choice activities

Board the world famous Glacier Express to Zermatt

Start your journey in the lovely city of Lucerne. See the iconic Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest wooden footbridges in Europe, and enjoy a relaxing stroll along the sparkling Lake Lucerne. Join an exciting trip to Mount Rigi, known as the “Queen of the Mountains”. The Voralpen Express will then take you to St. Gallen, with a medieval charm, a compact metropolis set between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland. Discover its traffic-free old town, the monastery district and the Abbey Library, a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue onto Chur, the pretty alpine town which have many relaxing views of mountains, streams and forests. Then take the Glacier Express to the car-free village of Zermatt which offers a rich variety of mountain romance 365 days a year. From the icy blue winter, to fresh turquoise in spring, to glistening summer and the glowing palette of autumn - Zermatt remains exceptional no matter the season.

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Included

2 nights in Lucerne - 4* Hotel
1 night in St.Gallen - 4* Hotel
1 night in Chur - 4* Hotel
2 nights in Zermatt - 4* Hotel
Seat Reservation in 2nd class for rail travel per itinerary:
Voralpen Express from Lucerne to St.Gallen
Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt
Daily Breakfast
Excursion to Mount Rigi
Guest Cards in Lucerne and St.Gallen

Freedom of Choice

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following days:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 6

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade to 1st Class rail for an additional $413 per person
  • To upgrade your accommodation throughout to 5* hotel , please speak with one of our consultant for more details.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Lucerne

Individual travel to Lucerne.

Known as the gateway to central Switzerland. Lucerne is situated on the famous lake with its namesake and is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenirs and
watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby mountains Lucerne remains one of the most popular places to visit in Switzerland.

Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne.

Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Lucerne
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne
Day 2
Lucerne → Mount Rigi → Lucerne

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to Mount Rigi, known as the "Queen of the Mountains". One of the most popular alpine excursions in Switzerland. The summit offers breath‐taking 360‐degree views over 13 lakes. A short cruise on Lake Lucerne will connect at Vitznau where you will board the cogwheel train that climbs to the summit. Return via cogwheel on the other side to Arth Goldau and onwards to Lucerne.

Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Breakfast
Lucerne → Mount Rigi → Lucerne
Mount Rigi overlooking Lake Lucerne
Day 3
Lucerne → St. Gallen

Breakfast at the hotel.

Board the Voralpen Express and journey to Eastern Switzerland and to St. Gallen, whose Abbey district is a UNESCO world heritage site. The train traverses the 99 metre high Sitter Viaduct and the rolling landscapes of the "Toggenburg".

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

  • City Walking Tour - Discover the historic old town of St. Gallen on a guided walking tour ‐ learn about the city and its history.

OR

  • Appenzeller Dairy Show -Visit a traditional Appenzell cheese dairy. Travel by bus to the heart of the unspoiled hilly landscape of the pre‐Alps, where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made: in the demonstration area of the dairy show, you will find out why Appenzeller cheese is the most full‐flavoured cheese.

Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Breakfast
Lucerne → St. Gallen
Appenzeller Dairy Show, St. Gallen
Day 4
St. Gallen → Chur

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer by train to the capital of Graubunden and the oldest town in Switzerland. Chur has a history dating back 5,000 years. The historic Old Town is very much worth visiting and is completely car‐free. Enjoy the
cultural and culinary amenities of this Alpine town!

Overnight stay in Chur.

Breakfast
St. Gallen → Chur
Chur
Day 5
Chur → Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the world‐famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery Switzerland has to offer. Along the deep Rhône Valley, the Glacier Express travels through an incredibly fascinating part of the Alps.

Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Breakfast
Chur → Zermatt
Glacier Express
Day 6
Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

  • Gornergrat, one of the most famous and truly spectacular experiences combining a cogwheel train ride from Zermatt to an altitude of 3089m. An iconic view of the Matterhorn awaits, along with 29 other 4,000m peaks. There are several stops on the way which are starting points for various hiking and walking trails.

OR

  • Visit the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. One of the highest vantage points in Europe at 3,883m ‐ right next to the Matterhorn. A series of gondolas and cable cars are taken to the summit where breathtaking views await. The Glacier Palace is a highlight where a mystical world of ice and snow showcase impressive sculputures made of ice.

Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Breakfast
Zermatt
Gornergrat Railway, Matterhorn
Day 7
Zermatt

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today your journey ends.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
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6 nights
from AUD2,994
per person, twin share
Switzerland
Lucerne
Zermatt
Nature, Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
May 2021 - October 2021

Important notes

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. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation. Itinerary bookable in reverse. 

 

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. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation. Itinerary bookable in reverse. 

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