Switzerland Train Tours -Cosmos Tours

Scenic Switzerland by Train (6010)

9 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich

2017 Tour Details

This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, the Lucerne area, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz.

One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snowcapped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces!

But that’s not all…you’ll also travel from Zermatt to Gornergrat in Europe’s highest open-air cog railway. You’ll journey over remarkable bridges, through tunnels, and past rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other train journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the GoldenPass Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by.

Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
Visits to Lucerne, Interlaken, GoldenPass Panoramic train, Montreux, Lausanne, Zermatt, Gornergrat train, Glacier Express train, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train, Zurich. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Swiss Alps

NOTE:
Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.

Transportation:

Transportation:
First-class train travel except for the stretch Samedan-Sagliains (in the rare event that first-class train travel is not available, standard class will be provided)

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

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Day 2 Zürich–Lucerne Area

Today, journey by train from Zurich 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Lucerne Area–Interlaken–Goldenpass Train to Montreux–Lausanne

Leave Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken, where you spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the GOLDENPASS PANORAMIC train for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Lausanne–Montreux–Täsch–Zermatt

Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit 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 guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt.

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Day 5 Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion

Enjoy the included excursion to the famous GORNERGRAT, traveling on board 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Zermatt–Glacier Express–St. Moritz

The train journey today aboard the spectacular GLACIER EXPRESS train is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy an unforgettable journey as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz.

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Day 7 St. Moritz. Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy

Take the BERNINA EXPRESS train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back 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.

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Day 8 St. Moritz–Zürich

Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich (Standard class between Samaden and Sagliains). Enjoy some time at leisure in Zurich.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Zürich

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARCO NOCI

Years of Experience: 9

Switzerland-where better to take a break than in this naturally stunning and peaceful country? On a tour of this remarkable place, I  won't just show you the Switzerland that you will find in the guidebooks (chocolate, fondue, and clocks that go "cuckoo"),  I will share with you the genuine "Swiss" experience. There's more to this unique country than meets the eye!

Tour Director - MARCO NOCI

 Accommodations

ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F)
LUCERNE AREA Ibis Styles (ST)
LAUSANNE Alpha Palmiers (F)
ZERMATT Perren (ST) or Derby (ST)
ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST)
ZÜRICH NH Zurich Airport (F)

 Know Before You Go

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