14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights

14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland including international Emirates flights, transportation on world-famous railway routes, seat reservations on all scenic trains, a lake cruise in Lucerne, all accommodation, and more.

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  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
  • 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Immerse yourself in the lush Swiss countryside with an incredible 14 day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

Zurich is the launchpad for this experience. See the city from a watery vantage point with an optional cruise on Lake Zurich or hop between more than 50 museums and 100 galleries. There are plenty of open green spaces for picnics and pretty walks around the city, too. Pass by crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and the extraordinary Brünig Pass on the journey to Interlaken, and look out across the Aletsch Glacier from Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station. 

Take in a section of the Golden Pass Line, and delight in the quintessential Swiss views of rolling verdant pasture, meadows and vineyards above Lake Geneva. Have the opportunity to wander the streets of Montreux, a resort town on the lake’s shore; or be one of the travellers to admire Chillon Castle, the most visited historic site in Switzerland. Admire the snow-capped peaks of Matterhorn or the panoramic views of Zermatt.

Be whisked deep into the Rhone Valley aboard the legendary Glacier Express and then to glitzy St. Moritz. More UNESCO-protected scenery awaits on the Bernina Express journey; a trip that concludes in Lugano. A third train voyage courtesy of the b sees travellers arrive in Flüelen. A lake cruise to Lucerne, on-board a heritage paddle steamer boat, caps off the tour in style. 

 
 

Day 1: Australiaairplane-takeoff Zurich  

Depart Australia today for your incredible Swiss holiday!

Day 2: Zurich

Welcome to Switzerland! Upon arrival at Zurich International Airport, proceed to collect your rail pass and take a rail transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. We suggest you explore this metropolis of experiences by the water, from Zurich’s own mountain Uetliberg to a lake cruise on Lake Zurich itself. Tickets are heavily discounted as part of your tailor-made Swiss Rail Card.

Your hotel: Bristol (or similar)

Hotel Bristol, at the heart of Zurich, is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating city and its idyllic surroundings. Millions of guests visit the small yet exquisite cosmopolitan city, which offers a huge range of cultural, shopping and relaxation activities. The Bristol, in its smart neo-classical style, is located in the centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the main station, the old town and the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street. Despite its central location, the Bristol enjoys a relatively peaceful location. Our international clientele appreciates the modern, comfortably furnished rooms with their good price-performance ratio.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Zurich (B)

Today is yours at leisure. Zurich unites creative city life and idyllic scenery within the smallest of areas. Art connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts have over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries to choose from, while inquisitive city explorers can discover the striking contrast between the picturesque Old Town and the modern, constantly changing urban quarters. Nature lovers seeking fresh air and green open spaces will delight in the city’s location directly by the lake, in its abundant expanses of forest and parkland, and in its very own mountain, the Uetliberg.

Day 4: Zurich –train-icon– Interlaken/Wilderswil (B)

Following breakfast, a quick train journey takes you from Zürich to Lucerne. Board the Luzern-Interlaken Express for a journey along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the breathtaking Brünig Pass to Interlaken, overlooked by the magnificent trio, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Stay overnight in Wilderswil, a picturesque little village within the Interlaken administrative district, featuring a typical Swiss Alpine feeling with numerous wooden houses and chalets. After dropping off your bags, head to the city centre and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Your hotel: Baeren (or similar)

Enjoy your stay in one of 50 traditional Swiss rooms. Historical furniture gives an individual touch to each room, some of which have breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Day 5: Interlaken/Wilderswil –train-icon– Jungfraujoch –train-icon– Interlaken/Wilderswil (B)

A trip to the world-famous Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe awaits this morning after breakfast! For more than 100 years now, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey up to the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. At 3,454m / 11,332ft altitude, it is right at the heart of the UNESCO World heritage site “Jungfrau-Aletsch”. From the viewing terraces “Sphinx” and “Plateau”, or from the Aletsch glacier itself, an amazing, high Alpine wonder world of eternal snow and ice reveals itself. The “Ice Palace” with its sculptures and its enchanted flair is also well worth a visit.

Day 6: Interlaken/Wilderswil train-icon– Golden Pass Line –train-icon– Montreux (B)

The Golden Pass Line is one of the most picturesque routes across the Alps. Magnificent views over meadows and the vineyards above Lake Geneva will be unforgettable memories. Travelling in style, you will feel as if you are on top of the world. Arrive in Montreux later this afternoon.  

Your hotel: Helvetie (or similar)

This hotel is a witness of the development of tourism in Montreux. Opened in 1865, it was first named Hotel-Pension de Russie, and hosted the many customers who came from the North, looking for a warmer climate during the cold season. In front of the Casino and 200 meters away from the lake, the hotel is located in the heart of Montreux. It is an ideal start to the main touristic attractions of the region: among many others, the promenade by the lake, the Chillon Castle, the Rochers-de-Naye peaks, the cruises on the lake and the Jazz Festival in July.

Day 7: Montreux –train-icon– Zermatt (B)

The morning is yours to explore. Take some time to stroll along the lakeside in Montreux or admire the famous Château de Chillon – optionally from the inside at a small fee. In the early afternoon continue by train to Zermatt.

Your hotel: Elite Garni (or similar)

This hotel provides its guests a friendly setting for an enjoyable and relaxing stay in Zermatt. It offers comfortable and cosy furnished rooms equipped with all desirable amenities. The day starts with a rich breakfast buffet. Guests may end the evening on a cosy note in the bar of the Hotel Elite Garni.

Day 8: Zermatt (B)

Today is a free day. Zermatt offers various excursions up to the surrounding peaks, aided by your tailor-made Swiss Rail Card which includes substantial discounts. You have the option to take the Gornergrat Railway, one of the most iconic destinations in Switzerland and a must-see for anyone still needing to tick this off their bucket lists. At an altitude of 3089 metres above sea level you enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of hundreds of peaks, 29 of which are over 4000 metres high, with the Matterhorn right in the centre. On the way down, you can choose to hike one of the trails between the stations along the railway line for a different perspective.

Day 9: Zermatt –train-icon– Glacier Express –train-icon– St Moritz (B)

Enjoy the legendary Glacier Express experience in its entirety from Zermatt to St. Moritz, a thrilling journey in a panoramic carriage taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The exhilarating journey takes you along the deep Rhone valley, over the dramatic Oberalp Pass and through the Rhine Gorge to glamorous St. Moritz in the afternoon. Within roughly 8 unforgettable hours, you will pass through no less than 91 tunnels and cross 291 stately bridges. Onboard commentary in English is available.

Your hotel: Soldanella (or similar)

The hotel’s Art Nouveau style is felt everywhere, especially in the main dining room called “Salle à manger”. Another outstanding feature of the Hotel Soldanella is the unique  location, only a 5-minute walk to the centre of St. Moritz and the famous Corviglia cable car. It also has an unobstructed view of lake St.Moritz as well as the snow covered mountain range.

Day 10: St Moritz (B)

Enjoy a free day today. Your St. Moritz transport card offers you unlimited travel on the public network and on most of the mountain railways or cable car. Corviglia, Corvatsch or Diavolezza are among the most scenic options you should consider. Alternatively, you may prefer the philosopher’s walk on top of Muottas Muragl for unprecedented views of the surrounding areas.

Day 11: St Moritz –train-icon– Bernina Express –train-icon– Lugano (B)

UNESCO-protected landscapes and outstandingly beautiful scenery surround you on the Bernina Express, travelling along circular viaducts and over remote glaciers before heading down to the border of Italy on one of Europe’s best scenic rail journeys. A change to the Bernina Express bus takes you through parts of Italy along the lakes back to Switzerland and Lugano. Onboard commentary in English available.

Your hotel: Continental Parkhotel (or similar)

Located in the heart of Lugano, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swiss Alps, San Lorenzo Cathedral, and Santa Maria degli Angeli. Lugano Funicular Station and Lugano Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Day 12: Lugano  –  Gotthard Express – Lucerne (B) cruise-icon

After breakfast, travel on the Gotthard Express* from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland. The Gotthard route is truly mesmerising, and the lake cruise from Flüelen to Lucerne on an old paddle steamer tops off your rail adventure.  Spend the evening at leisure exploring Lucerne. This popular tourist location thrives on the contrast between history and modern age. In particular, the Chapel Bridge, built in 1356, and the grand hotel buildings from the 19th century characterise the cityscape of Lucerne.

*Please note that the Gotthard Express does not operate on Mondays and will be replaced with similar trains servicing the same route if you select a Thursday departure in the calendar where day 12 falls on a Monday. The itinerary will be unaffected by this operational change, however we suggest you opt for Friday – Wednesday departures if you wish to experience the original Gotthard Express carriages. 

Your hotel: Ambassador (or similar)

Any one of the 31 friendly and comfortable rooms is ideal for relaxing and unwinding. Some of the rooms look onto the bright inner courtyard or the sunny terrace, for a particularly quiet location in the heart of the city.

Day 13: Lucerne – Zurich –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Bid Switzerland farewell today as you take the included rail transfer to Zurich International Airport.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 11 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Scenic rail transportation, including travel on the Golden Pass Line, Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express and Glacier Express, plus reserved seats on all scenic trains
  • Excursion to the Jungfraujoch  
  • Interlaken Card for free local transport and discounts in and around Interlaken
  • Riviera Card for free local transport and discounts in and around Montreux 
  • Free transport Card for selected mountain railways in St. Moritz
  • Free transport Card for selected local buses and trams in Lucerne 
  • Tailor-made Swiss Rail Card, offering additional bonuses and benefits such as discounted local excursions
  • Return airport transfers by rail, from Lucerne to Zurich

Please note: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $499 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher. Please note that many hotels in Europe will provide single bedding for solo travellers. This doesn’t affect room facilities, which means you will enjoy the same level of service.

To purchase your single supplement please click here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: 

Zurich: Bristol or similar 
Wilderswil (Interlaken): Baeren or similar
Montreux: Helvetie or similar
Zermatt: Elite Garni or similar  
St Moritz: Soldanella  or similar 
Lugano: Continental Parkhotel or similar
Lucerne: Ambassador or similar 

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers

Trains: Customers opting to purchase the 1st class rail package, please be advised that your airport transfers will still be issued in 2nd class due some regional trains not offering 1st class carriages. The train ride from Zurich airport to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on the yellow Tour Only button. Please note, if you have selected Tour Only option the rail passes are to be collected at Zurich Internation Airport only. Unfortunately, there are no alternative collection arrangements available for rail tickets. You must collect your documentation at Zurich airport on the date you select under Tour Only calendar option.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Daily* departures between 10 April 2019 – 5 October 2019 

*Please note that the Gotthard Express does not operate on Mondays and will be replaced with similar trains servicing the same route if you select a Thursday departure in the calendar where day 12 falls on a Monday. The itinerary will be unaffected by this operational change, however we suggest you opt for Friday – Wednesday departures if you wish to experience the original Gotthard Express carriages.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 11 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Scenic rail transportation, including travel on the Golden Pass Line, Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express and Glacier Express
  • Seat reservation on all scenic trains
  • Day excursion to Jungfraujoch  
  • Tailor-made Swiss Rail Card, offering additional bonuses such as discounted local excursions
  • Return airport transfers by rail

 

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