8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS GRAND TRAIN OF ZURICH, INTERLAKEN, MONTREUX, ZERMATT, ST MORITZ, LUGANO & LUCERNE
ST_FI128 8D7N ZURICH 01 APR 2019 - 16 OCT 2019
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Explore the cultural differences within the country and its 4 languages, all the while taking in some spectacular countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It's a great opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.

1
Zurich (Arrival)

Welcome to Switzerland!

Upon arrival at Zurich airport and after collect your luggage, please proceed to Airport Information Service Centre to collect your travel document at the airport.

Travel documents including of rail ticket are ready for collection/pick-up at airport. Use the train ticket and make your way by train from airport to Zurich's city. Upon arrive, make your own way to hotel by walk or local transportation

Hotel standard check in time 1500pm.

Depending on your arrival time, walk to the shopping street Bahnhofstrasse sees the largest assembly of luxury stores in the city, while Zurich's Old Town charms with artisans, antiquities, bookstores and other specialist Shops. Use the Swiss Coupon Pass voucher for dining, shopping and many more. 

Swiss Coupon Pass - The services and attractions listed in the coupon book can be found in 11 different destinations. Discover 100 exclusive 2 for 1 offers. Take advantage of 50% discount on many offers from gastronomy, leisure and public transport. A selection of discount offer available for:

  • Tourist attractions, adventure parks, museums
  • Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-train and Segway
  • Swiss Federal Railways SBB (discounts on money exchange and Mondaine watch)
  • Restaurants (Swiss and international cuisine)
  • UNESCO Sites and Swiss Castles
  • Swiss mountain and cruise tours and dining experiences
  • Entrance fees for pools and thermal baths
  • Rentals (cars, motorcycles, bicycles and sports equipment)
  • Chocolate, milk, and cheese- experiences

NOTE: Information of airport collection will be send via email prior to arrival.
Travellers are allowed to use existing rail ticket from any border/city of Switzerland instead of from airport. Please inform us in advance in order to send travel document to your hotel in Switzerland.

Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Hotel 3 star: Sorell Hotel Rex or similar | 4 star: Wellenberg or similar
2
Zurich - Lucerne - GoldenPass Line - Interlaken

After breakfast and check out hotel. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Make your own way by walk or by local transportation to Zurich main station and take a train ride to Lucern - average travel time is 48 mins.

At Lucerne train station, on board the panoramic train (part of the GoldenPass Line) to Interlaken. Journey will take approx 2 hrs, along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificient Brunig mountain pass. 

Upon arrive, make your own way to hotel. Most of the hotels are at walking distance from the rail station Interlaken Ost.

Hotel standard check in time 1500pm.

Depending on your arrival time, take the opportunity to discover Interlaken - lies in the Bernese Oberland on a alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination is overlooked over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Also gateway to Bond World - Schilthorn Piz Gloria.

NOTE: Always double check/search the train timetable for the time you want a day before. We strongly recommend you to download the Swiss Travel Guide - first public transportation app for tourist in Switzerland and your essential travel companion. Check all the train timetable, train station maps and many more. 

Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: Hotel Crystal or similar | 4 star: Hotel Interlaken or similar
3
Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Interlaken - GoldenPass Line - Montreux

After breakfast, check out hotel before to take your trip to Jungfraujoch. Hotel check out time 1000am.

This morning, enjoy a trip to the Jungfraujoch.

Dive into a world of eternal ice. From Grindelwald the cogwheel train takes you up to the highest train station of Europe on 3’454 meter above sea level. With an elevator you will overcome the last few meters from the train station to the world famous Sphinx viewing platform. Lean back and enjoy the unique views overlooking the midlands, the Aletsch Glacier and the snowcapped mountains of the Swiss Alps. You can even get a glimpse of countless four-thousand-meter peaks in the far distance.

  • Round trip by train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald (30mins)
  • Round trip by cogwheel train from Grindelwald to the Jungfraujoch (at 3454m)
  • Restaurant and shops available
  • Trains run every half hour from 7am to 6pm (please take note of the season). Please check the timetables on site

In the afternoon your journey on the GoldenPass Line continues. The average journey time between Interlaken Ost and Montreux is 2 hrs and 36 min with require a minimum of 1 change at Zweisimmen. Along the shores of Lake Thun you will reach the Simmen Valley with Zweisimmen and Gstaad. The valley ends in a tunnel that leads to Les Avants. From there, Montreux is just 3 km as the crow flies.

Upon arrive at Montreux railway station, make your own way to hotel by walk or local transportation.

Hotel standard check in time 1500pm. Overnight in Montreux - home to stunning structures, including the iconic Chillon Castle. The lakefront promenade between chic Montreux and charming Vevey is said to be the finest in Switzerland. The terraced vineyards of Lavaux, meanwhile, have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NOTE: From July to mid August, all stay in Montreux must be relocated to Lausanne due to the festival season (no price reduction applicable).

Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: Bon-Port or similar | 4 star: Eden Palace or similar
4
Montreux - Zermatt

After breakfast, check out hotel and make your own to train station.

Train journey from Montreux to Zermatt via Visp, including transfers, takes approximately 2 hrs 55 mins. Upon arrive at Zermatt railway station, make your own way to hotel by walk. Hotel standard check in time 1500pm.

Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day you can admire the famous Matterhorn from Zermatt village or to take the opportunity to do a non guided excursion to Gornergat. Zermatt is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nealy unlimited possibilities as far as excursion are concerned.

Add Excursion Gornergrat
Climb up the mountain to 3’135 Meter above sea level in the historic Gornergratbahn. On the Gornergrat you can experience a unique alpine panorama with 29 mountains over 4’000 meters including the incredible Matterhorn. Furthermore you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful Findel Glacier, Gorner Glacier and the Grenzgletscher.

  • Roundtrip on a cogwheel train from Zermatt to Gornergrat at 3089m
  • Use the Gornergrat as a starting point for scenic walks in the area
  • Gornergrat Railway normally runs daily every 24 minutes from 07.00-19.24 hours. Check timetable at station in Zermatt
Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: Jagerhof Hotel or similar | 4 star: Monte Rosa or similar
5
Zermatt - Glacier Express - St. Moritz

Check out hotel after breakfast. Make your own way by walk or by local transportation to Zermatt train station and take the world famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St.Moritz. 

The train is also referred to as the 'slowest express train in the world', the journey takes about 8 hrs. There is a good reason for this slow pace, the train squeezes its way through the Alps, through narrow valleys, tight curves, 91 tunnels, and across 291 bridges. Traveling on board the Glacier Express is comfortable. Both 1st and 2nd class coaches have panoramic sealed windows all the way to the roof. The train is air conditioned. Information about the routes and sites along the way is provided via headphones. There is a trolley serving snacks, drinks and souvenirs at your place. Also there's an on-board bar, and meals will be served at your seat.

Due to the name of the train, you might suspect that you will see one glacier after the other while on board. However, the glaciers are up in the mountains. They are close but you can hardly see them from the train. The scenery is stunning though, with many mountains, fierce streams, impressive rock formations and lots of snow, especially in Winter and Spring. The route consists of four sections, each with their own unique scenery.

Approx. 1640pm or 1740pm will reach St. Moritz train station, make your own way to hotel by walk or local transportation. Check in hotel and at own leisure. 

St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle. The Via Serlas guarantees great shopping in a small space, though you can also find local specialities like the famous Engadine nut tart just around the corner. 

NOTE: There will be no Glacier Express trains running between 14.10. to 14.12.2019.

Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: Hauser Swiss Quality or similar | 4 star: Schweizerhorf Swiss Quality or similar
6
St. Moritz - Bernina Express - Lugano

Check out hotel after breakfast. 

Make your own way to St. Moritz train station to onboard the Bernina Express and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journey has to offer. The journey from St. Moritz to Tirano is about 2 hrs 30 mins, then there's a bus section to Lugano journey about 3 hrs 10mins.

Climbing over the spectacular bernina pass to more than 2253 m, you pass snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers then descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. After travelling over spiral viaducts and through winding tunnels, you reach Tirano in Italy. Wonderful scenery all the way! Change to the Bernina Express Bus (depart at 1420pm) which will take you onwards to Lugano. The route passes through the Valtellina with its Mediterranean-style climate via Sondrio and Morbegno to palm-lined lake Como. After a short stop in Sorico, the journey proceeds to Lake Lugano, re-enters Switzerland and reaches its destination at Lugano - cultural 'capital' of Canton Ticino.

  • The Bernina Express minibar offers delicious snacks and refreshing beverages
  • The train does not feature a dining car. The guests spend their lunchtime in the Italian town of Tirano

You'll be drop off at Lugano train station and make your own way to hotel by walk or by local transportation. Check in hotel and at own leisure.

Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints.The town centre with its Mediterranean-style squares and arcades, and numerous parks with sub-tropical plants such as the Parco Civico on the shores of the lake invite you to laze around, enjoying the atmosphere.

Transfer by Train (self-guided) | Tirano - Lugano by Bernina Express Bus
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: Delfino or similar | 4 star: City Lugano or similar
7
Lugano - Gotthard Panorama - Lucerne

Breakfast at hotel. Check out hotel in the morning and make your own way on foot to St. Moritz train station. 

A journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express is an unforgettable experience. There is a lot to see – and taste! – on the train and boat journey. Not only does a panoramic view of some of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions await you here; you can also enjoy numerous Swiss specialties on board the boat and train. You will travel by 1st class panorama carriage from Lugano to Flüelen journey is 2 hrs 30 mins, and Flüelen to Lucerne journey by boat is 2 hrs 45 mins.

Starting at Lugano, the journey takes travellers from the Mediterranean south right through the heart of Switzerland – and the Gotthard tunnel built in 1882 – over die Alps towards the north. En route, the church of Wassen can be seen from three different angles; thanks to the bold railway layout with its many loop tunnels it has become world-famous. 
On a steamboat, passengers seamlessly continue via Flüelen across Lake Lucerne. Many locations steeped in history such as the Rütliwiese, the Schillerstein and Tell Chapel greet guests with their original Swiss charms. Lucerne harbour – located right next to the famous Chapel Bridge – welcomes the travellers.

Upon arrive, make you won way to hotel by walk or local transportation. Hotel standard check in time 1500pm. At own leisure.

Lucerne is a city of town squares and churches. The Jesuit church dating from the 17th century is regarded as Switzerland’s first sacral Baroque building and the twin towers of the Hofkirche form an integral part of the townscape. Make use of the Swiss Coupon Pass for dining and/or shopping.

NOTE: Gotthard Panorama Express operates on tuesday-sunday and public holidays from 19.4.-20.10.2019 | For all guests of the Gotthard Panorama Express an free app with informations about attracations along your trip is available.

Transfer by Train (self-guided) | Fluelen - Lucerne by Boat
Meals Breakfast
Hotel 3 star: De la Paix or similar | 4 star: Des Balances or similar
8
Lucerne (Departure)

At own leisure. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your arrangements conclude today and make your own way to Airport or any city's of Switzerland by train.

If you've got a little time to spare, suggest you to visit Pilatus (2073 m) is the ideal adventure mountain for the whole family.

Add Excursion Pilatus   
The pilatus promises unique views overlooking Lake Lucerne and a breathtaking alpine panorama. Many awesome activities await you on the mountain. Adventurous visitors can make a stop in Fränkmüntegg and prove their courage in the rope park or on the toboggan run.

  • Roundtrip from Lucerne to Mt. Pilatus at 2128m
  • Travel from Lucerne by train (15 - 17 mins) or by boat trip (50 – 90 mins) on Lake Lucerne, at Alpnachstad take the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. From Pilatus Kulm, you would descend on a cable car to Fräkmüntegg. In Fräkmüntegg, you would switch to a panoramic gondola down to Kriens. From Kriens, walk to Bus stop (5-min) you would take a bus no.1 back to Lucerne main railway station (approx. 15 minutes).

 NOTE: Check/search the train timetable for the time you want before proceed to station.

Transfer by Train (self-guided)
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 7 nights accommodation in Zurich (1N), Interlaken (1N), Montreux (1N), Zermatt (1N), St. Moritz (1N), Lugano (1N), Lucerne (1N) and hotel city tax
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 x Grand Train Tour ticket including 8 x transfer in 2nd class and up to 50% reductions on selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses and boats)
  • 1 x Seat reservation for GoldenPass Line, Glacier & Bernina Express in 2nd class and Gotthard Panorama Express in 1st class
  • Excursion to: Jungfraujoch (self-guided)
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 discount coupons and redeemable across 11 famous cities/towns in Switzerland
  • 1 x myTravel Stamp Booklet and 1 x Certificate Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses and Travel Insurance
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises, train rides, cable ride, visit and entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages.
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
Upgrade to 1st class rail per person per trip 650.00 -
Zermatt: Excursion to Gornergrat (self-guided) 287.60 -
Lucerne: Excursion to Pilatus (self-guided) 331.60 -
3 course Lunch on Glacier Express (Zermatt to St Moritz) 243.60 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted based on dynamic pricing and are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon confirmation.
  • Hotels room are subject to availability.
  • By booking with us, you are accepted Switzerland Travel Centre‚Äôs booking term & conditions, https://switzerlandtravelcentre.ch/en/gtc/
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • Full payment is required in order for process booking if booking received less than 50 working days prior to departure. Hotels room subject to availability.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 45 working days prior to departure.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 1000.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: April until October 2019 (Travel must be completed by 16 October2019).
  • Package tour can be taken in reverse.
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour. Send us a request with details of travel date, number of travelers and choice of hotel category for a prices on extra night accommodation.
  • Child price: Please send us a request with number of child, age, travel date, hotel category and bedding configuration.
  • A handling fee of MYR 600.00 per service per file will be imposed for any processing a cancellation or change of a booking after booking confirmed.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.
  • From July to mid August, all stay in Montreux must be relocated to Lausanne due to the festival season (no price reduction applicable).

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