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Scenic Switzerland

Turquoise Lakes to Snow Capped Mountains

Scenic Switzerland

Turquoise Lakes to Snow Capped Mountains
Defence Escapes
Zurich to Zurich
8 days
From $2,799
Tour code: DE-130
  • Visit Zermatt
  • Take an excursion to Montreux
  • The Glacier Express:Ride the Glacier Express through the stunning landscapes of the Swiss Alps.
  • The Centovalli Railway: Travel over the Centovalli Railway to Locarno on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
  • The Berina Express: Board the Bernina Express for a rail journey from Klosters to Poschiavo.

From turquoise lakes to snow-capped mountains and stunning scenery, see the best Switzerland has to offer by rail.

from $2799 pp twin share

What's included?

  • Guided by an expert Rail Discoveries tour manager
  • Seven nights accommodation in centrally-located 3-4-star hotels
  • Handcrafted itinerary with all the must-see sights
  • Scenic travel by rail
  • 11 meals - 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Local guides for a personalised experience
  • Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure


Arrive Zürich - Brig

Meet in Zürich and transfer by rail to Brig, an important junction since Roman times and the ideal starting point for your Swiss expedition. After dinner, you might like to taste a local drop at a bar in the scenic town square.
Stay: Four Nights, Brig, Hotel Stockalperhof
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Brig - Zermatt

With multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, you don’t have to look far for great food in Zermatt. Or, for something traditional, hark back to the 1970s fondue era and dive bread-first into this melted delicacy.

Did you know that Zermatt is a car-free city? It’s a good thing we travel there by train! On arrival, wander at your own pace. Perhaps walk along one of the many marked trails, stroll the city's old village or take a ride on the highest open-air rack railway in Europe, the Gornergrat Railway.
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Brig - Domodossola - Locarno

Head to Domodossola for a journey on the Centovalli Railway. Whisking you across sky-high viaducts, sheer cliffs and dense forests, the narrow-gauge track is the most picturesque route to Lake Maggiore. Stop briefly on the lake shore of Locarno for time at leisure.
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Brig - Montreux

Indulge in Switzerland's favourite chocolate, with a block of the famous Maison Cailler.

Another day, another rail adventure! Today, travel through the Swiss countryside en route to Montreux. Set at the base of the Alps, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by vineyards, it’s no surprise Montreux is so appealing to travellers. Perhaps see the Freddie Mercury statue on the waterfront or make your way to Château de Chillon, a medieval castle set on a small island.
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Ride the Glacier Express through the stunning landscapes of the Swiss Alps.

There really is no better way to see Switzerland than by train, a fact that becomes truly apparent aboard the Glacier Express – the world’s slowest express. Travelling in panoramic carriages, ramble through the Swiss meadows, past stone castles and across mountains. On arrival in to the small but chic village of Klosters, a walker's paradise, relax in your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights, Klosters, Silvretta Parkhotel AG
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A surprising picture-book town full of culture and history, Klosters is yours to explore today. With a day free, get in touch with nature on a hike through Zwergenweg Muggestutz, see historic displays at the Nutli-Huschi Folk Museum or sit back in the beautiful Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp. A resort town of the famous, who will you see?
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Klosters - Poschiavo

Today, prepare to recross the Alps on a journey along the Bernina Railway. Snap photos as you thread in and out and around the mountain slopes. On the highest-altitude rail route in Europe, learn from experts as you enjoy stunning sights around every corner. On arrival in Poschiavo, enjoy free time. Take a walk through the town centre and soak in its dream-like atmosphere before returning to Klosters for dinner.
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Klosters - Depart Zürich

You'll board a train back to Zürich today to end your tour, rested and rejuvenated from the fresh Alpine air.
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General Terms & Conditions:

All prices and savings shown are in Australian currency. A limited number of offers are available until sold out. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers unless specified. Subject to availability. Available on new bookings only. May be withdrawn at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required within 3 days of booking. Full payment is required 100 days prior to departure.

Travel with Friends: 

Save up to $200 per couple when six or more people book together on the same tour, and book that tour at the same time. Discount is combinable with launch offers and not combinable with any other group discount.

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