The holiday combines three famous scenic rail and boat journeys in one short holiday – the Bernina & Glacier Express trains as well as the lake steamer across the length of Lake Lucerne. Short it may be but there is still plenty of time to relax and explore the resorts you are visiting along the way.
Itinerary The Famous Three
2nd class rail transfer from Zürich to Chur. Chur is considered as the oldest city in Switzerland. Overnight in Chur.
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at Chur station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys of Switzerland. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina Pass to more than 2,253m (7,391 ft), you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers to descend towards Poschiavo. The journey takes 3h 30 min each way. Upon arrival in southern Tirano, explore the town – why not dine at a local Italian influenced restaurant before you make your return journey back to Chur.
Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Andermatt. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The journey is narrated explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. After 2h 30 min, you will arrive in Andermatt. Overnight in Andermatt.
By train from Andermatt to Flüelen on Lake Lucerne, following in part the old ‘Wilhelm Tell Route’. At Flüelen board one of the historic lake steamers for a delightful 2h 30 min cruise to Lucerne. In the afternoon explore Lucerne with its Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
In Lucerne use the opportunity to visit one of the surrounding mountains for some fantastic views over Lake Lucerne. Rail transfer to Zürich and return journey home.
Popular scenic routes combined to create an unforgettable Swiss holiday.
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Daily Departures (except 21 Oct – 09 Dec 2017)
- Return flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold luggage and all taxes
- Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
- 4 nights’ accommodation in selected category
- Daily breakfast
- Local taxes
- Seat reservation on Bernina Express, Glacier Express
- Lake Cruise
- Souvenir gift
- Travel documentation