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Grand Tour of Switzerland II

Glacier Express

Lucerne – Glacier Express St. Moritz – Lugano Palm Express William Tell Express – Lucerne

A superb rail journey takes you from the heart of Switzerland to the world famous St. Moritz via the slowest fast train in the world – the Glacier Express. You then visit the lovely lakeside city of Lugano, in the Italian speaking canton of Ticino, before returning via train and paddle steamer to Lucerne.

Travel dates:  10.06.2010 - 10.10.2010  (Duration 8 Days),   Daily departure 

Tops of Switzerland

Rail Adventure

Rail Adventure

Rail Adventure

The panorama motor ship Brunnen bedecked with flags and with the Bürgenstock in the background.<br>

1st day:
Board the train 2nd class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport to Lucerne. Balance of the day is free time to explore this lovely lakeside city. Overnight in Lucerne.
2nd day
Free time in Lucerne. You will find everything here: a historical city, a lake, mountains, good shopping - a distinctiveblend of nature and work of man, which has been preserved and carefully developed for centuries. Due to its central location right on Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains such as the impressive Mount Pilatus, Mt. Rigi – Queen of the mountains, or Mount Titlis at 3020 m/10’000 ft high, Lucerne is considered to be the «Switzerland in Switzerland». We recommend you explore one of the mentioned mountains. Overnight in Lucerne.
3rd day
From Lucerne you travel by train via Goschenen to Andermatt to catch the famour Glacier Express "the slowest express train in the world", which connects Zermatt and St. Moritz. A 3 hour panoramic railway journeying a beautiful route between the sights of the Graubunden holiday region. Upon arrival in St Moritz, make your way to your hotel. Overnight in St. Moritz.
4th day
Free day in St Moritz. St. Moritz which is one of the most famous holiday resorts in the world and its name is synonymous with quality and elegance. Find out all that St Moritz is known for today, why its name is copyright protected, how it developed from its humble beginnings with pilgrims visiting its mineral sources until it became the modern centre for sports competitions and extravaganza as we know it today.

A Visitors Card is supplied that is a travel pass for the mountain transport facilities, buses, and entitling the holder to a great many discounts. A=The red trains of the Rhaetian Railway swiftly transport St Moritz's visitors to the surrounding attractions: the ski regions of Diavolezza and Lagalp, the National Park in the Lower engadine, by Bernina Express to the Mediterranean Puschlav.

Overnight in St Moritz.
5th day
Today the Palm Express offers you a unique travel experience by Postbus, from the resort of St Moritz past the lakes of the Upper Engadine, via the Maloja Pass and the Bregaglia Valley with its chestnut forests, into Italy past the deep blue lakes di Mezzola and Como, back into Switzerland and to Lugano, the main city of Ticino - the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Overnight in Lugano.
6th day
Time at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in this most southern part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lovely lakeside promenade, take a boat cruise, or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano


7th day

This morning you board the Wilhelm Tell Express, connecting two of Switzerlands prettiest cantons, Ticino and Central Switzerland. It combines both train travel and a paddle steamer cruise on Lake Lucerne. The Wilhelm Tell operates between May and October only. Board the comfort of a 1st class panorama train and enjoy a wonderful journey through the Leventina Valley before entering the Gotthard tunnel. The Reuss Valley offers a ride through the steep ravines and precipitous cliffs. Countless spiral and horseshoe tunnels, galleries and bridges testify to the remarkable achievements of the men who built this masterpiece of civil engineering. In Fluelenstep off the train and board the waiting paddle steamer and enjoy an excellent meal while tuckering along the impressive and historic coastline of Lake Lucerne.

Overnight in Lucerne.

8 day

Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Our price includes
- rail from/to Swiss border or airport, 2nd class

- rail from Lucerne to Andermatt, 2nd class
- Seat reservation for Glacier Express 2nd class

- Seat reservation on the Palm Express from St Moritz to Lugano

- Seat reservation on the Wilhem Tell Express from Lugano to Lucerne, 1st class including lunch

- 2 nights in Lucerne, room, bath or shower/ WC, breakfast
- 2 nights in St. Moritz, room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast
- 2 nights in Lugano, room, bath or shower/ WC, breakfast

- 1 night in Lucerne, room, bath or shower/ WC, breakfast

Prices Per Person CAD$

3 star hotel

4 star hotel

Double room 1800 2165


Contact Simply Swiss at 1-866-648 7757 to book.


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