Switzerland by Rail – 8 Days
Day 1 : Zurich – Interlaken
Travel from any Swiss Airport or border town to Interlaken via Lucerne. Once in Lucerne, enjoy town squares, churches and steamships on Lake Lucerne. Then take the beautiful GoldenPass Line over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken.
Day 2 : Interlaken
Breakfast. Excursion to Jungfraujoch. A visit to the world famous Jungfraujoch — top of Europe: a sparkling snow and ice wonderland accessed through the highest altitude railway station in Europe. Overnight.
Day 3 : Interlaken - Montreux
Breakfast. Interlaken – Montreux. Not to be missed: an excursion to Bern, a UNESCO world Heritage site, and home to one of the longest shopping promenades in Europe, then travel through the scenic Simme Valley to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Overnight.
Day 4: Montreux - Martigny - Zermatt
Breakfast. From Lake Geneva, you'll travel to Martigny—the gateway to Great St Bernard and Forclaz Pass. Continue on via Brig to Zermatt. Overnight.
Day 5 : Zermatt - St Moritz
Breakfast. This legendary stretch includes a ride on the Glacier Express from the Matterhorn village to Chur, Switzerland's oldest city. Before arriving at St Moritz, consider a trip from Chur to Davos. Its hundreds of serpentine turns and mountain tunnels at 3-6,000 feet are a photographer's dream. Overnight.
Day 6 : St Moritz - Lugano
Breakfast. Two routes lead to Lugano in Switzerland's sunny south. In summer, choose the Bernina Express train to Tirano (Italy), then bus to Lugano. In winter, travel by Palm Express PostBus over passes and through valleys. Don't miss a 1.5-hour excursion on the Centovalli Express from Locarno to Domodossola, Italy a spectacularly stunning route that includes 83 bridges and 31 tunnels. Overnight.
Day 7 : Lugano - Lucerne
Breakfast. Few things will take your breath away like the Gotthard Panorama Express. Combining rail and waterway travel, this 5-hour trip starts with scenic rail before connecting to a spectacular 2.5-hour Lake Lucerne steamer boat ride. Overnight.
Day 8 : Lucerne
Breakfast. Travel from Lucerne to any Swiss Airport or Border town.