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Golden Pass Classic MOB Belle Epoque travelling between Montreux and Zweisimmen.

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Golden Pass Classic MOB Belle Epoque travelling between Montreux and Zweisimmen.
Access Switzerland's most famous attractions with your Golden Pass itinerary. From the picturesque town of Lucerne, you'll board the Golden Pass and head towards Interlaken and explore Jungfraujoch - Europe’s highest altitude railway station. You'll continue to Montreux to enjoy a full-day excursion on the "Chocolate Train" including visits to Gruyeres and Broc.
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Highlights

Full-day excursion of Gruyères and Broc aboard the famous Chocolate Train.

Seat reservation on Golden Pass (sector Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken) in a panoramic carriage

Full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch - Europe’s highest altitude railway station.

Full-day excursion to Stanserhorn, including a scenic boat cruise to Hergiswil.

Discover the heart of Switzerland on this exhilarating, 8-day rail package. Lucerne is a picturesque town located in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Explore the town’s popular landmarks including the Chapel Bridge, one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges. From Lucerne, enjoy a cruise to Hergiswil aboard a paddle steamer. Your epic journey continues as you board the Golden Pass en route to Interlaken. From Interlaken, journey to Jungfraujoch by rail, Switzerland’s crowning jewel. Your Golden Pass itinerary continues to Montreux, a charming resort town located on the shores of Lake Geneva. From Montreux, board the world-famous Chocolate Train. This train ride will take you to Maison du Gruyere and to Maison Cailler, a historic chocolate factory in Broc.

2020 DEPARTURES
May to June - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
July to August - Daily
September to October - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

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Included

7-night hotel accommodation in 3-star category
Daily breakfast at the hotel
2nd class rail tickets as per itinerary (Swiss Combi Card with half fare discount; upgrade available)
Seat reservation on Golden Pass (sector Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken) in panoramic carriage according to selected ticket category
Full-day "Chocolate Train" excursion from Montreux, including seat reservation
Full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch, including round trip Interlaken - Wengen / Grindelwald - Interlaken
Full day excursion to Stanserhorn, round trip, including boat cruise to Hergiswil (during operational season for steam-boats, otherwise transfers by rail directly to Stans)
Lucerne Transport Ticket and Guest Card
Interlaken Transport Ticket and Guest Card
Montreux Riviera Card for public transport

Itinerary

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Day 1
Lucerne

Arrival in Switzerland. Rail journey to Lucerne. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 2
Lucerne

Full day excursion to Stanserhorn. In the morning, you'll board a paddle steamer to Hergiswil followed by a short train journey to Stans. From here you will begin your journey up the mountain. For the first section, you'll take a vintage railway dating from 1830 and then ride the world’s first open top cable car “CabriO” up to the summit. In the afternoon, return to Lucerne with a direct train from Stans. Spend the evening at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 3
Lucerne – Interlaken (Golden Pass)

Depart from historic Lucerne and enjoy the first part of the Golden Pass route over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken, passing blue lakes, green meadows and age-old chalets along the way. After arriving in Interlaken, take a short walk to your hotel.

Breakfast
Day 4
Interlaken

The journey to the Jungfraujoch at 3,454 metres - Europe’s highest altitude railway station - is a highlight of every visit to Switzerland. 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. Late afternoon return to Interlaken.

Breakfast
Day 5
Interlaken

Breakfast at hotel. Full day at leisure. Your rail ticket includes a Swiss Transfer Combi Card with discounts on most mountain railways in the area.

Breakfast
Day 6
Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass)

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will take the Golden Pass train from Interlaken to Montreux. The Golden Pass line is one of the most picturesque routes in Switzerland and is split into three distinct sections showcasing the ever changing scenery which truly reflects Switzerland’s diversity.

Breakfast
Day 7
Montreux (Chocolate Train)

Enjoy a full day to excursion to Gruyères and Broc on the famous Chocolate Train. Spend a delightful day travelling in the vintage Belle Époque style cars or the modern panoramic carriages with the Swiss Chocolate Train! A morning departure from Montreux takes you up through the UNESCO-protected vineyards, with awe-inspiring views over Lake Geneva towards the French Alps on the far side. The picturesque village of Gruyères awaits you. First, take a stroll through the old town going to the traditional cheese dairy where the world renowned Gruyères cheese is still created today. A tour of the modern dairy lets you try a sample before your onward journey to the charming Broc, home of the Cailler chocolate factory. An indulgent afternoon awaits touring the chocolate factory and trying the delicious Swiss chocolate! Late afternoon return to Montreux. Overnight at your hotel in Montreux.

Breakfast
Day 8
Montreux

Breakfast at the hotel then rail transfer to airport or Swiss border.

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Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
7 nights
from AUD2,361
per person, twin share
Lucerne
May - October 2020
Switzerland Brochure
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Optional Extras

Upgrade to 1st class rail travel available.

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