Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Montreux, Zermatt, Gornergrat train, St. Moritz, Zürich
Scenic Highlights: Swiss Alps
Services of a professional Tour Director while touring
- Hotels are generally located within walking distance from train stations, so no transfers will be provided
Day 1Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland
Check into your hotel in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Today, journey by train from Zürich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city or to join one of the optional excursions. (B)
Day 3Lucerne–Interlaken–Goldenpass Train––Montreux–Lausanne
Leave Lucerne this morning on the scenic route crossing the Brunig pass to Interlaken where you will spend some time at leisure. Continue on the Golden Pass Panoramic train for the spectacular journey to Montreux on Lake Geneva. From there, it will be only a short train ride to Lausanne and your overnight hotel (B).
This morning, depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop in the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” Time for leisure or maybe join the optional excursion to Chillon with an opportunity to enjoy the guided visit of its castle before continuing by train to Zermatt for two overnights. (B,D)
Day 5Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion
Today, enjoy the included excursion to the famous Gornergrat, traveling onboard Europe’s highest rack railway. The views from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and narrow streets to explore. (B)
Day 6Zermatt–Glacier Express–St. Moritz
The train journey today aboard the spectacular Glacier Express is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy an unforgettable journey as it makes its way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on its direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz. (B,D)
Day 7St. Moritz. Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy
Today, take the Bernina Express train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)
Day 8St. Moritz–Zürich
Leave St. Moritz this morning for the journey back to Zürich (standard class between Samaden and Sagliains). Overnight in Zürich. (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Zürich if Cosmos issues the air tickets. First-class train travel (except on Day 8: Samaden to Sagliains)
Buffet breakfasts; 3 dinners
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