12 Day Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour | La Vacanza Travel

12 Day Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour

Duration: 12 days
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 12 days
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Our Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour is the ultimate alpine experience. The very best of Switzerland, seen from 11 of the world’s most famous trains—including the Glacier Express, the Gornergrat cogwheel train, the Furka steam train and the Goldenpass line.

Small group size, two-night stays in luxury hotels and daily porter service make the Swiss Alps Grand Rail Tour the ideal way to experience all that Switzerland has to offer. Leave the details to us so you can relax and enjoy the journey of a lifetime!

Breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps
Premium seating on 11 world-famous trains (more than any competing tour)
Two-night stays at the finest hotels and/or lodges
Luggage transfer service
All breakfasts and dinners included
Local, English-speaking guides for the duration of the tour
Guest experts provide color and local perspective
Historic St. Gallen Abbey Library, home to 8th-century manuscripts
Recently declassified Gotthard military bunker
Guided walks/hikes and day excursions

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

Take a break in a picturesque lakeside settlement of wooden chalets, for about 30 minutes before continuing alongside more lakes and then meandering up through orchard farmland, past a busy railway junction and a nature wetland area. Ride on the outer edge of a little lake with a minuscule island that hosts a first-class restaurant accessible only by boat.

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Jungfraujoch, Jungfraujoch, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

The highest Train station in Europe

Duration: 3 hours

  • Services of a local Swiss Resident English-speaking guide
  • 1st Class Rail Pass throughout
  • 2 nights Lucerne
  • 2 nights St. Moritz
  • 2 nights Andermatt
  • 2 nights Zermatt
  • 2 nights Grindelwald
  • 1 night airport hotel
  • Lunch Stops: Locarno – Italian speaking and Gruyère – French speaking
  • Breakfast
  • 3-course dinners each evening
  • All ground transportation including mountain railways and cable cars, and admission costs
  • Daily transfer of your luggage directly from hotel to hotel – carry only your day-pack

  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Hotel Continental Park Luzern, Murbacherstrasse 4, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Return Details

Zurich Airport, Flughafenstrasse, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


12 days

User's Reviews


03 Oct, 2023

This was an amazing trip in an amazing country. Incredible vistas, well planned activities, great accommodations and wonderful food. Everything was first class. The guides, Andrea, Marta and Andreas, were exceptional. They were very knowledgeable and friendly, always going the extra mile to make sure everyone was having a great time and that the trip was running smoothly. I would highly recommend this trip which is a great value.


01 Oct, 2023

I Wish I Could Give it 10 Stars!!! It was the most amazing 2 weeks I have ever had. It far exceeded my expectations. The venues were amazing, the scheduling was spot on, the reserved 1st class train accommodations were out standing and of course Switzerland is beyond amazing. I can’t say enough about our guides. Our entire group just fell in love with them. I can’t imagine anyone could do more or a better job than they did. Most of us had tears in our eyes when we had to say good by. They make a great team. Again an amazing experience and you can be sure I will recommend Echo Rails and Trails to anyone that asks, I may even do it again👍😀.


22 Sep, 2023

Embarking on the 12-day Grand Rail Tour of Switzerland from Lucerne to Zurich was an experience that transcended the boundaries of a typical vacation. The tour began in the charming city of Lucerne and set the stage for the adventure that lay ahead. The panoramic views from the trains were extraordinary with landscapes varying from beautiful valleys to towering peaks, each more breathtaking than the last. The journey through the iconic Swiss Alps was magnificent. Our guides were exceptional. They were multi-lingual (very proficient in English), very engaging, and provided local expert perspectives on the various sites, cities, and villages that we visited. They were flexible and provided some options for the various daily activities and handled all of the logistics (including luggage transfer, which was a huge plus!). In order to take full advantage of all of the sites and scenes you need to be in reasonably active shape and able to walk on average 10,000 steps per day (sometimes on hilly, uneven ground). Overall, this 12-day tour was an excellent way to experience all that Switzerland had to offer. The combination of stunning alpine scenery, world-famous trains, luxury accommodations, and expert guides made it a journey of a lifetime.


07 Sep, 2023

If you have an interest in the seeing the iconic mountain sites in Switzerland and doing it by train, this is the tour for you. The activities were seamless and first class all the way. Luzern, St. Moritz, Andermatt, Zermatt, and Grindelwald. Wonderful hotels in these locations that provided for easy access to the top of the Alps. Never a line to stand in, never a missed connection, and great meals. The organization prior to the tour was good and our guides were top notch. You couldn't ask for better travel companions than our guides, Denise and Deb. No detail in this 12 days is left to chance. There is enough flexibility to allow for some individual preferences. I snuck in a swim in Lake Luzern and Lake St. Moritz. If you want to see Switzerland I can't think of a better way.


04 Sep, 2023

WONDERFUL trip. Small group with absolutely wonderful guides. Scenery in Switzerland was, of course, beautiful . Experience was easy as everything taken care of. Delicious food. First class train rides. Lots of walking and many trains. Highly recommend this trip.

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