Switzerland Train Holidays 2020/2021
Stunning Switzerland Awaits
Switzerland’s beauty deserves to be discovered at a gentle pace. Moving deliberately through the country’s picture-perfect landscapes, travelling by rail allows you to pay every mountain and meadow your full attention, as the steady pace of the train offers ample time to let it all seep in.
Switzerland is a land of incredible beauty; from the depths of the blue glacial lakes, to the green and abundant meadows, to the tops of the craggy grey Alpine mountains. Discover all of this natural beauty in the best possible way, as you wind through it on board iconic and comfortable trains. Why not enjoy Switzerland this year?
Stunning Switzerland is glorious at all times of the year. Even though it’s famed for its snow covered beauty in the winter, in the spring and summer, it is a glorious sight of lush, green meadows, deep blue lakes, and the craggy grey peaks of the Alps.
Blessed with sublime scenic beauty and a serene way of life, Switzerland is a truly unique destination. Explore quaint, chocolate-box villages, soak up glorious, sweeping mountain vistas and journey on some of the most iconic railways in the world on an idyllic Swiss escape with Rail Discoveries in 2019.
Day dreaming about mountain meadows, lakeside towns and some of nature’s finest beauty spots? Look no further than magnificent Switzerland! Why not make 2019 the year that you head to this Alpine paradise by booking onto one of our excellent Swiss tours?
Rolling Alpine meadows, quaint chocolate box villages, glistening mountain lakes and dramatic mountain peaks; Switzerland is truly a feast for the eyes. And, there is perhaps no better way to discover this enticing destination than by its elegant, iconic and scenic railways.
Deep azure lakes, sweeping mountain views, chocolate-box villages and iconic rail journeys; if you’re dreaming of an escape filled with captivating natural beauty and charm, look no further than Switzerland.
Whether you're looking to relax, revive or repair, Switzerland is famed for its pristine natural beauty, fresh Alpine air and peaceful settings; a country of unparalleled landscapes and majestic mountain scenery best-served from the comfort of a panoramic train.Explore charming towns and cosmopolitan cities, enjoying holidays filled with delicious Swiss cuisine, iconic rail journeys and the chance to experience the natural world at its finest. Glance your eyes over our new 2021 itineraries and fall in love with Switzerland all over again.
Switzerland Train Holidays
9 days from £1,685 per person
The Glacier Express is one of our most loved train journeys, and for good reason. Slowly wind through the awe-inspiring panorama of Switzerland on board this iconic train, and enjoy numerous other trips and excursions that highlight the best of this glorious country.
8 days from £1,495 per person
Journey to the top of the mighty Jungfraujoch, and arrive at the highest rail station in Europe on board the Jungfrau Express. Showcasing the best of the beautiful Bernese Oberland, enjoy this exquisite tour on an all-inclusive basis.
9 days from £1,795 per person
Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Chur to Brig famous the world over. Discover Zermatt by mountain railway, visit beautiful Interlaken, take a journey on the Bernina Express and explore the Alps at your own pace during this popular mountain holiday.
8 Days from £1,495PP
Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. We enjoy thrilling mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery for which Switzerland is justly famous.
7 Days from £1,745PP
Indulge in the idyllic scenery and famed culinary delights of Switzerland on this spectacular tour. Explore verdant vineyards, visit a fairytale island château and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the luxurious Chocolate Train, all from an elegant base by the sparkling shores of Lake Geneva.
9 Days from £2,295PP
From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the breathtaking 'Top of Europe.' scenic 'express' trains in the world.
9 Days from £2,545PP
Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps from your fantastic base in the 5-Star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in charming Grindelwald. Ascend to Europe's highest railway station, cruise over the tranquil waters of Lake Brienz and enjoy classic Swiss luxury in your all inclusive hotel.
8 days from £1,495 per person
Lake Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most picturesque lakes. Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Alps, and with some truly lovely towns on its shores, this is the perfect place to experience the wonder of Switzerland.
9 days from £2,295 per person
From our serene base in the picture-postcard Swiss village of Klosters, we discover breathtaking Alpine beauty, captivating towns and incredible mountain railways, including an unforgettable journey on the iconic Glacier Express.
10 days from £2,895 per person
Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.
Travel on the Bernina Express, the highest railway across the Alps and take the Glacier Express for outstanding views.
8 days from £1,699pp
8 Days from £1,595PP
Surround yourself with unspoiled scenery in the village of Kandersteg, an Alpine gem and ideal for all levels of walking in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy scenic mountain railways with stunning vistas and visit beautiful Interlaken.
8 Days from £1,695PP
The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await on this unforgettable holiday in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Travel to the summit of the Schilthorn and experience the tremendous Trümmelbach waterfalls, all on some of the best heritage railways in Europe.
Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Express
7 days from £1,210PP
Staying up in the Swiss Alps, this tour takes in the best of Alpine elegance. Enjoy iconic rail journeys and visits to Zermatt and Montreux.
The Mont Blanc Express All Inclusive
7 days from £1,495PP
Discover the incredible beauty of four stunning lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Como and Lugano. Steep yourself in scenic surrounds on a delightful Italian lakeside holiday by rail.
Moltraiso on Lake Como
10 Days from £2,595PP
On this spectacular tour we visit dazzling Lake Como, enjoy boat excursions to Varenna and Bellagio, take a stunning scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bellinzona. In Milan, we visit the city's best sights, including its most famous mural: Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper.'
Scenic Switzerland by Rail
8 days from £1,195 per person
Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.
Swiss Train Experiences
The journey is just as unforgettable as the destination
The spectacular Alpine beauty of Switzerland, untamed and wildly magnificent, lends itself perfectly to the romance of rail travel. Ascend frost-bitten mountain peaks, skirt the shores of glacial lakes, and wind through dense woodland from your seat on board some of the most iconic trains in the world. In Switzerland, the journey is just as unforgettable as the destination.
Relax beside the serene waters of Lake Geneva from your base in Leysin and make the most of the fantastic Swiss rail network to visit the elegant cities of Montreux and Zermatt. You’ll also head into the mountains, ascending to the summit of Rochers de Naye and taking a stylish journey on the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix. .
We take our holidays to new heights with summit stays at hotels that have their own private funiculars and incredible mountain railway journeys.
Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Swiss rail travel, the world-renowned Glacier Express journeys from Zermatt to the stylish town of St Moritz on a relaxed, eight-hour, 181-mile long journey. This has earned it the nickname, ‘the slowest express train in the world.’
Glide through stunning Alpine scenery under the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, and across hundreds of dramatic bridges on the Glacier Express. With incredible, panoramic windows ensuring you soak up the very best of the ever-changing vistas.
Undoubtedly Switzerland’s best-known train, the Glacier Express winds through awe-inspiring mountains, offering up ever-changing views of lush Alpine scenery on a journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The Glacier Express is the undoubted highlight of this Swiss rail holiday. From your base in delightful Tiefencastel, experience the Alpine scenery of the Albula Line and travel across the Landwasser Viaduct aboard the Bernina Express before an epic eight-hour journey through the Alps on the ‘Slowest Express Train in the World’.
Enjoy a breathtaking journey to the ‘Top of Europe’ on the Jungfrau Railway. The distinctive red and yellow train makes the steep ascent from Kleine Scheidegg to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain, on a 12-mile route that boasts the accolade of the world’s longest continuous rack railway.
Travel through tunnels hewn out of the Eiger and Mönch on the way to Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe. Here, discover a veritable winter wonderland made up of snow-dusted peaks, startlingly blue skies and the ancient Aletsch Glacier – the longest ice river in the Alps.
Journey to the ‘Top of Europe’ on the Jungfrau Express and discover one of the most spectacular year-round winterscapes in the world, made up of endless snow-dusted peaks and the ancient Aletsch Glacier.
Discover the mighty Bernese Highlands of Central Switzerland by mountain railway and enjoy all-inclusive accommodation in the beautiful village of Wilderswil. Journey up the Jungfrau Mountain by train to witness the astonishing views from the ‘Top of Europe’, and explore pretty lakeside Lucerne.
The unforgettable Swiss Alps Experience
If you want to see Switzerland, the rail tracks can transport you to mountains no road will ever reach. Your camera won’t leave your hand as the stunning alpine landscape opens up before you.
The Glacier Express and Bernina Express compete for scenic highlights. The first takes you from the depths of the beautiful Rhine Gorge up to the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass, with breathtaking views of the cragged, snow-flecked Matterhorn. Hundreds of bridges cross the narrow valleys and cling to the mountain sides, creating magical, breathtaking moments as you edge along each one.
The Bernina Express includes the 65-metre-high Landwasser viaduct near Filisur, the famous Montebello Curve, and the Brusio circular viaduct - an icon of scenic rail travel. As it reaches the town of Tirano, the experience takes on a new surrealness, as the track merges with the town’s main road - a mark of just how little space alpine towns have, squeezed between the mountainsides.
Celebrate the Swiss way this festive season
Usher in the festive season amidst picturesque locales and a whole lot of snow. Enjoy Christmas Day in idyllic Leysin or the postcard village of Grindelwald, taking in the best of Switzerland’s charm. If you prefer a good old British knees up, why not admire the Christmas markets of Yorkshire or the historic city of Norwich? Treat yourself to a Rail holiday this Christmas.
Dense forests, crystal-clear lakes and fresh mountain air: as a travel destination, Switzerland offers not only pristine nature but also safety. Our partners at Swiss Tourism have worked hard to get hotel, restaurant and rail providers on board - taking special measures to protect their guests, ensuring every stay in Switzerland is a joy.
Glacier Express All Inclusive - Jungfrau Express All Inclusive
Disclaimer: All prices are 'from' prices, they may not be available on every date. *Please refer to the tour itinerary regarding excursions and entry fees. Lead-ins are based on the best value flight and airline available at pricing and include all available discounts. Prices are per person. Other durations, dates and departure airports are available at a supplement. All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice due to airline availability. Single traveller supplements may apply. Terms and conditions apply