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
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

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

Itinerary
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

Inclusions
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

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


Return Details

Zurich Airport, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland

Voucher info

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

Duration

12 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

735randyh

30 Sep, 2022

From arrival at the airport to wonderful narratives to what have become lifetime memories, Rene and his crews’ attention to detail and wealth of knowledgeable contacts are what makes this company stand above the rest. Being a group of photographers and railroad enthusiasts, we worked with Echo for 18 months of planning. The execution of a new itinerary went flawlessly. All in our group said that choosing Echo Rails & Trails was the absolute correct decision.

B2999TSchristineg

12 Sep, 2022

The grandeur of Switzerland is amazing with the towering alps, beautiful blue lakes everywhere, and the green countryside with calmly grazing cows with their melodious bells ringing. Echo Rail & Trail has organized the perfect trip on trains of all kinds to see and experience it all. Rene and Suzanne are knowledgable guides and fun to spend time with as well.

JEAdve

12 Sep, 2022

If you want to see the beauty and grandeur of Switzerland, the only way to go is with a guided tour provided by Echo Rails and Trails, Swiss Alps Adventure. This company provided first class train accommodations along with excellent hotels and restaurants. You get to ride every means of transportation (except cars) that Switzerland has to offer from buses, gondolas, steam engines, boats, street cards, finiculars, cable cars, and lots of trains. You do not have to hassel with your luggage; Echo Trails handles it for you. The owner of the company, Rene Welti (swiss born) and his wife Susanne, lead the tour. If the group is larger than 14, another Swiss guide is added to ensure that the group is properly cared for. Our guides took care of every detail, including a suprise birthday party for 4 of our group at one of the finest restaurants. The attention to details exceeded our expectations. To summarize this tour, it was the adventure of a lifetime

markfO8752AL

07 Sep, 2022

Far exceeded my expectations. Guides were attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and cared about the small things such as my ability to do a certain walk/hike/ etc.

725kathyk

07 Sep, 2022

This trip was amazing; organized so that we saw so much of Switzerland. The time of the transportation is incredible and keeps you on the go! In addition to the spectacular scenery, we saw smaller venues like the Glacier Garden in Lucerne and a family cheese making business. It was a very active trip, with the main downtime on the trains, but it was worth it to see so many wonderful sights.

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