Scenic Train Journeys – Switzerland

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Experience a unique travel experience which will offer you the most attractive panorama routes in Switzerland with the Grand Train Tour. The entire tour can be undertaken with the convenient Swiss Travel Pass, which means that you can start the tour from any city and travel at your own pace. Just make sure that you reserve your seat in advance on board special scenic trains.

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Itinerary 1

  • Day 1: Zurich–Lucerne
  • Day 2: Lucerne–Interlaken
  • Day 3: Interlaken–Montreux–Martigny–Zermatt
  • Day 4: Zermatt–Chur–Zurich

From North to South with a detour to the west of Switzerland, this four-day itinerary includes the trendiest and most cosmopolitan Swiss cities. This itinerary includes breath-taking panoramic views and a stop at the highest altitude railway station in Europe.

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Itinerary 2

  • Day 1: Zurich–Schaffhausen–St Gallen–Lucerne
  • Day 2: Lucerne–Interlaken
  • Day 3: Interlaken–Montreux–Martigny–Zermatt
  • Day 4: Zermatt–Chur–Zurich

From North to South with a detour to the west of Switzerland, this four-day itinerary includes the trendiest and most cosmopolitan Swiss cities. This itinerary includes breath-taking panoramic views and a stop at the highest altitude railway station in Europe.

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Itinerary 3

  • Day 1: Lugano–Lucerne–Zurich
  • Day 2: Zurich–Schaffhausen–St Gallen–Lucerne
  • Day 3: Lucerne–Interlaken–Montreux
  • Day 4: Montreux–Brig–Domodossola–Lugano

Spend four days to discover famous and exclusive destinations in Switzerland. The highlights are cities like Montreux, located on the Lake Geneva, and Interlaken, located with in the dramatic settings of the Alps.

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Itinerary 4

  • Day 1: Zurich–Schaffhausen–St Gallen
  • Day 2: St Gallen–Lucerne
  • Day 3: Lucerne–Interlaken–Montreux
  • Day 4: Montreux–Martigny–Zermatt
  • Day 5: Zermatt–St Moritz
  • Day 6: St Moritz–Lugano
  • Day 7: Lugano–Lucerne
  • Day 8: Lucerne–Zurich

If you want to do it all, then try this complete eight-day itinerary. You will get the chance to visit main cities of Switzerland, discover the country’s natural beauty as well as travel on the famous GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and Wilhelm Tell Express.

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Season

Any time is a good time to visit Switzerland. What’s the best time depends on your plans. Below you’ll find a general overview of what to expect throughout the year. If you are well prepared, you’ll have a wonderful trip regardless of the time of year.

April-May: There is still plenty to do and see, but you need to prepare and check timetables beforehand. Scenic train rides, for example, can be done all year round, and this is actually a good time: you can watch the remains of winter as well as green valleys. JUNE – This is a wonderful time for hiking. The highest trails may still be inaccessible because of snow, but the majority will be open. By late June, all pass roads that were closed for winter start opening. Opening dates vary per season and per pass. JULY-AUGUST – This is the time for outdoor activities: hiking, biking, enjoying the views from the peaks. It’s a perfect time for hiking in high terrain. By mid July, these trails should be clear of snow. Summer has traditionally been popular among tourists in Switzerland, just like winter. SEPTEMBER – perfect for outdoor activities A wonderful month which is still summery, but usually not as hot as July and August. By the end of the month one can enjoy the first signs of fall when leaves start to color. September is considered the best month for high altitude hiking. It’s also very suitable for other outdoor activities.

Average cost for a Holiday to Switzerland : Rs 1,40,000 per person

Stay Duration : 5 nights

Cities Covered : 3 nights Interlaken + 2 nights Lucerne

Excursions Covered* : Mount Jungfrau + Mount Titlis + Glacier 3000

Class of Train : Euro Rail pass – 2nd Class – 8 day consecutive pass

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*Excursion tips

We have selected some exciting and not-to-be-missed places for you. You can combine your Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with the selected excursions below.

Grand Train Tour route: Zurich–Schaffhausen–St Gallen
* Excursion tip: Mount Säntis
Located in the northeast of Switzerland, Mount Säntis offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Alpine region. The Säntis can be seen from kilometres away and stands as the most imposing landmark of the Lake Constance region.

Grand Train Tour route: St Gallen–Lucerne
* Excursion tip: Titlis.
The Titlis (the only glacier in Central Switzerland) provides panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped summits and unspoilt Alpine landscape. The trip to the top is by the Titlis Rotair – the world’s first revolving cable car.

Grand Train Tour route: Lucerne–Interlaken–Zweisimmen–Montreux
* Excursion tip: Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe.
The highest-altitude railway station in Europe is located at 3454 metres, amid a high-Alpine wonderworld of sparkling snow and ice extends as far as the eye can see.

Grand Train Tour route: Montreux–Visp–Zermatt
* Excursion tip: Gornergrat (Zermatt).
For the finest views of the mighty Matterhorn, take the trip by cogwheel railway from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. The observation platform located at 3131 metres offers a spectacular vista.

Grand Train Tour route: Zermatt–St Moritz
* Excursion tip: Matterhorn glacier paradise
Don’t miss the chance to visit Europe’s highest viewing platform. From up there, you will even be able to see the famous Mont Blanc. So hop on the cableway and enjoy your ride to the summit of the glacier.

Grand Train Tour route: St Moritz-Tirano
* Excursion tip: Lugano
Located in Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region, Lugano has a perfect mix of is Swiss and Mediterranean cultures. Discover is beautiful lakefront and relax at a table in onf of the city’s squares.

Grand Train Tour route: Lugano–Bellinzona–Fluëlen–Lucerne
* Excursion tip: Mount Pilatus
Discover one of Switzerland’s most popular excursion point and viewing platform. Grab the chance to ride on-board the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. The Mount Pilatus is not to be missed!

Grand Train Tour route: Lucerne–Zurich
* Excursion tip: Mount Rigi
Famed for being a typical hiking mountain, Mount Rigi is located between the three lakes of Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. Rigi is also famed for its wonderful sunrises. While you are there, try the new Rigi-Kaltbad mineral baths for spa treatments amid the legendary rocks and stones.

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