Trip Overview

The Greatest Train Ride

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Immerse yourself into the rich history and the unique culture of incredible Switzerland! Take a chance to explore four must-visit Swiss destinations, marvel at the magnificent Alps onboard the world-famous Glacier Express, admire the one-of-a-kind Chillon Castle, inspired such geniuses as Lord Byron and Victor Hugo, and visit the "Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition", located in the original Mountain Studios where the band recorded their final album.

The Greatest Train Ride

8 days4 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$4,056
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Immerse yourself into the rich history and the unique culture of incredible Switzerland! Take a chance to explore four must-visit Swiss destinations, marvel at the magnificent Alps onboard the world-famous Glacier Express, admire the one-of-a-kind Chillon Castle, inspired such geniuses as Lord Byron and Victor Hugo, and visit the "Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition", located in the original Mountain Studios where the band recorded their final album.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich

first destination

Surrounded by the picturesque panoramas of dense forests and gorgeous mountains, the mesmerizing Swiss city of Zurich is the largest hub in the country.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your remarkable hotel for check-in. 

  • Transport: airport-hotel transfer.
  • No meals included.
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Day 2
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day Tour
Day Tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. Then you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.

  • Transport: cogwheel train, boat, cable car, bus.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Lake Lucerne, Alpnachstad, Mt Pilatus. 

Note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from the middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable cars and buses.

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Day 3
Zurich City Tour & Train to Saint Moritz
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. After the tour, you pick up your luggage and have a transfer to the station for your ride to St Moritz.

  • Transport: train.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Zurich's Old Town. 

Note: to have more time to enjoy St Moritz, we recommend you to extend your stay here. Contact your travel specialist for the details.

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Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich
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The classy Glockenhof Hotel boasts an excellent location right in the city center within walking distance from the Zurich Main Station. The guest rooms are spacious and cozy, they come with air conditioning, free wired internet, a Nespresso machine, and a private bathroom.

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Zurich
St. Moritz
4 hrs 10 min

Switzerland has a very developed railway network that spreads throughout the whole country, making trains one of the most comfortable and fast ways to travel through Switzerland. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride and the breathtaking Swiss landscapes passing by outside the train window. (Connection with 1 train change).

St Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz

second destination

Surrounded by the Alps, one of the most famous and exclusive resorts, the city of St. Moritz attracts nature and winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the centrally located hotel
Day 4
Glacier Express to Zermatt
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Today you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime railway journey to Zermatt on board the iconic Glacier Express that presents you with fantastic views of the picturesque Swiss Alps.

  • Transport: Glacier Express.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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4-star hotel
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Enjoy your stay in a remarkable 4-star hotel nestled right in the heart of the city and offering top-quality service, great amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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St. Moritz
Zermatt
8 hrs

A train ride between St. Moritz and Zermatt is believed to be the most breathtaking ride in Switzerland. The Glacier Express provides everything you need for a comfortable ride and offers truly magnificent views on the Swiss countryside. To get to Zermatt, you will cross 291 bridges, the Oberalp mountain pass at 2033 m (6667 ft) altitude, and run through the 91 tunnels!

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt

third destination

Lying at the foot of the Matterhorn, the highest summit of the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is a world-famous resort and a perfect location to enjoy winter sports activities in Switzerland.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the centrally located hotel
Day 5
Day Trip to Gornergrat
Day Tour
Day Tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you travel to the station of Gornergrat which is considered to be the highest open-air railway station in Europe. The Gornergrat's observation platform is accessible offers one of the finest panoramas in Switzerland. After some free time in Gornergrat, you have a train ride back to Zermatt. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: train.
  • Meals included: breakfast. 
  • Sightseeing: Gornergrat's observation platform.

Note: it is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Gornergrat. The temperature there is usually lower than in the cities even in summer. In case you feel too cold you can always go inside the restaurant which is close to the observation platform. The trains to/from Gornergrat are heated well.

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Wellness Alpenhof Hotel, Zermatt
4

The family-run Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is located just near the Sunnegga Cable Car Station close to the Gronergrat Railway.

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Zermatt
Montreux
2 hrs 40 min

Enjoy your time-saving connection between two beautiful Swiss cities. The modern train you take has great onboard amenities as well as boasts quick travel times. Both the departure and arrival stations are located at a walking distance to the hotels. (Connection with 1 train change).

Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux

fourth destination

Nestled on the shores of the famous Lake Geneva, the capital of the Swiss Riviera, fabulous Montreux, is an excellent place for a relaxing Swiss getaway.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in the centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival to Montreux & Sightseeing
Day Tour
Day Tour
Nature views
Nature views

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel, walk to the station and depart from Zermatt. Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The same day you take a public boat cruise on Lake Geneva and head back to Montreux where you meet your guide and have a private walking tour. 

  • Transport: train, boat.
  • Meaks included: breakfast. 
  • Sightseeing: Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle, the oldest house in Montreux, statue of Freddie Mercury, Queen: The Studio Experience, Montreux casino.

Note: cruises are available from mid-April to mid-October; in winter season they are replaced with train rides.

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Day 7
Day Trip to Geneva
City Tour
City Tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you walk to the train station for a 1-hour train to Geneva.  Upon arrival, you meet your guide and start exploring the highlights of the second-most populous city of Switzerland and the capital of Romandy.

  • Transport: train.
  • Meals included: breakfast. 
  • Sightseeing: Geneva Lake, Jet d'Eau fountain, Old Town, St. Peter Cathedral, English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau, Tour-de-l'ile Castle, city's council building, University of Geneva, and United Nations Office.  
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Day 8
Departure from Geneva
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a direct train ride to Geneva airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

  • Transport: hotel-airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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4-star hotel
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Enjoy your stay in a remarkable 4-star hotel nestled right in the heart of the city and offering top-quality service, great amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Montreux;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport arrival transfer with private driver;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Chillon Castle;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - St. Moritz, St. Moritz - Zermatt Glacier Express, Zermatt - Montreux and Montreux - Geneva Airport;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne - Zurich, Montreux - Geneva - Montreux;
  • Tickets for non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogwheel train; 
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival transfer. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Exploration of Lucerne region
  • A sightseeing tour in Zurich
  • A railway journey to Zermatt onboard the Glacier Express
  • A day trip to Gornegrat
  • A guided tour around the Chillon Castle
  • Day trip to Geneva

What To Know

  • Tipping is included in the price of your meal at restaurants in Switzerland. If you liked the service, it is acceptable to round up the bill to the nearest Franc
  • Shops and supermarkets are closed on Sundays. Luckily, there are no free days for the gas stations and they are very well equipped
  • Communication equipment in Switzerland takes 230 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type J) to make your plug fit into the socket
  • You can safely drink tap water, the quality of it is often measured as purer than that of bottled mineral water
  • Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc as currency
  • Don't forget to take a mini umbrella and a light raincoat
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