Scenic holidays SWITZERLAND 2019

 
 
Scenic holidays SWITZERLAND 2019
Scenic holidays   SWITZERLAND 2019




                          Holiday Company
Scenic holidays SWITZERLAND 2019
All our suggested itineraries can be arranged
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    A scenic holiday connects a stay in         Many of the trains have special               We can help you with suggestions               You can transfer your luggage
    two or more Swiss resorts with              panoramic carriages with huge                 on how to make the most of the lakes           between many resorts with the
    unforgettable journeys on the               windows, just perfect for viewing the         and mountains which are close to               Express Luggage system. Please ask us
    famous scenic rail routes.                  glorious scenery.                             each resort.                                   for more details.

    No other country boasts such scenic         Every holiday can be tailor made to           The map on the back cover shows                Try travelling in the winter to see
    splendour and you can explore it            your requirements. The itineraries            which resorts can be connected. The            the dramatic Swiss scenery covered in
    with ease on the railways, PostBuses,       here are suggestions and can be               solid lines show transport covered by          pristine snow. A totally new
    cable cars and lake cruises.                adapted as you wish.                          the Swiss Travel Pass.                         experience.




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Contents
                                                                         Page
                                                                         4-5     Bernina Express and Glacier Express
                                                                         6-7     Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line
                                                                         8-9     Gotthard Panorama Express and other scenic rail routes
                                                                         10-11   Exploring Switzerland and Tailor-made holidays
                                                                                 Sample summer itineraries
                                                                         12      5 day Glacier Express holiday Brig & Chur
                                                                         14      5 day Luzern-Interlaken Express holiday Lucerne & Interlaken
                                                                         16      8 day Luzern-Interlaken Express & GoldenPass Line holiday Lucerne, Interlaken
                                                                                 & Montreux
                                                                         18      8 day Glacier Express & Bernina Express holiday Zermatt & St. Moritz
                                                                         20      8 day Glacier Express & Bernina Express holiday plus Furka Line steam train and
                                                                                 Gotthard Panorama Express
                                                                                 St. Moritz, Andermatt & Lucerne
                                                                         22      8 day Lötschberg Line & Luzern-Interlaken Express holiday Kandersteg & Weggis
                                                                         24      8 day Glacier Express holiday Appenzell & Zermatt
                                                                         26      8 day mini Grand Tour with GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express
                                                                                 & Gotthard Panorama Express Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano
                                                                                 & Lucerne
                                                                         28      12 day Lötschberg Line, Centovalli Line, Bernina Express & Glacier Express holiday
                                                                                 Interlaken, Lugano, Pontresina & Zermatt
                                                                         30      12 day Bernina Express & Gotthard Panorama Express holiday
   SWISS TRAVEL PASS                                                             Pontresina, Lugano & Lucerne
                                                                         32      12 day Glacier Express holiday Klosters, Zermatt & Montreux
Holidays in this brochure include a Swiss Travel Pass, which gives       34      12 day Gotthard Panorama Express & Luzern-Interlaken Express holiday
you unlimited travel on mainline trains, boats, PostBuses, local buses           Ascona, Weggis & Wengen
and trams, so you can explore to your heart’s content during your        36      12 day Grand Tour with Lötschberg Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and
stay. The Pass also entitles you to a 50% discount on most mountain              Gotthard Panorama Express Interlaken, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano & Lucerne
railways, funiculars and cable cars (marked with dotted lines on our     38      15 day Grand Tour with Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express, Glacier Express
map on the back cover) as well as free or discounted entry to nearly             and GoldenPass Line Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Montreux & Interlaken
500 museums and attractions.                                                     Special winter itineraries
                                                                         40      4 day winter Luzern-Interlaken Express holiday Lucerne
                                                                         42      15 day winter Grand Tour with Centovalli Line, Luzern-Interlaken Express, Lötschberg
                                                                                 Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Arosa Line Locarno, Lucerne, Interlaken,
                                                                                 Brig & Chur


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Bernina Express
    Crossing the Alps from the towering glaciers of the mountains to the
    swaying palms of Italy, the Bernina Express is the highest mountain
    railway in the Alps.
    This masterpiece of engineering skills combined with the glorious
    surrounding landscape has been recognised as a UNESCO World
    Heritage Site.

                                                                                                                                                     Bernina Express




                                                                                              Day trip from Chur, Davos, St. Moritz or Pontresina
                                                                                              Take a day trip on the Bernina Express to Italy with time for a
                                                                                              leisurely lunch in Tirano. Enjoy crossing the Alps from Chur/Davos in
                                                                                              around 4 hours or St.Moritz/Pontresina in around 2½ hours each way.


                                                                                                                                                        Bernina Bus


    The train climbs to an impressive 2,223m to the Bernina Pass and offers breathtaking
    views from the comfort of the panoramic carriages as you ride over graceful viaducts,
    beside galleries hewn from the sheer rock, and see rushing mountain streams,
    glaciers and even an alpine garden. The duration of the rail journey from St. Moritz
    to Tirano is around 2 ½ hours. From Tirano, the comfortable Bernina Express Bus
    takes you through Italy, past Lake Como and on to the resort of Lugano in 3 hours.
    Suggested holidays on pages 18, 20, 26, 28, 30, 36, 38, 42.
    Chur/Davos or Pontresina/St. Moritz -Tirano - all year; Tirano-Lugano February-November

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Glacier Express
A true highlight of a holiday to Switzerland is a journey on the
Glacier Express. This is made all the more memorable with lunch
served at your seat.




                                                                                Glacier Express



                                                                               Dining on the Glacier Express
You need to set a full day aside for this remarkable journey from St. Moritz
                                                                               Dining is a leisurely experience, whilst the ever changing scenery slowly passes
to Zermatt which takes over 7½ hours for the complete route. Alternatively
                                                                               by giving you a moving picture of the Swiss countryside. Your
Chur to Brig is around 4½ hours.
                                                                               pre-booked lunch, which is freshly prepared for you in the galley kitchen
The journey on the modern 1st or 2nd class panoramic carriages takes you       situated in the middle of the train, is served at your seat along with any
through unspoilt mountain scenery, deep gorges, gentle valleys and the         refreshments you may require throughout your journey.
impressive Oberalp Pass. The route features 91 tunnels and 291 bridges as
                                                                               Excellence Class
it meanders its way across the Alps. Lunch is served at your seat while you
                                                                               This VIP carriage offers superb service with guaranteed window seats, a
watch the incredible landscape pass you by. English commentary available
                                                                               dedicated check in and an in-carriage bar. Snacks and soft drinks are provided
through your headphones.
                                                                               throughout the day, as well as a superb lunch and afternoon tea. This is
Suggested holidays on pages 12, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 32, 36, 38, 42.            a fabulous way to enjoy the journey during an anniversary or birthday
Available all year except 15 October-9 December.                               celebration and is available at a supplement in addition to the 1st class prices.

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Luzern-Interlaken
    Express                                                                                       Interlaken



    is part of the GoldenPass route which continues from Interlaken to                          The journey takes you through Meiringen, where the Reichenbach
                                                                                                Falls were made famous for Sherlock Holmes’ watery end. At
    Montreux.
                                                                                                Brienz we again travel along the picturesque lakeside to Interlaken
    This scenic panoramic train connects the two great resorts of Lucerne and                   accompanied by stunning views towards the Jungfrau mountains.
    Interlaken in a two hour journey through the very heart of Switzerland, along               Panoramic carriages with first and second class seating.
    the shores of crystal clear lakes and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass.
                                                                                                Bistro Car
                                                                                                While you enjoy the journey savour a drink, snack or a meal
    Spectacular views of the Swiss Alps will accompany you all the way, starting from Lucerne
                                                                                                from the Bistro Car (most trains).
    and along the lakeside to Alpnachstad where the Pilatus cog railway starts its amazing
    ascent. You then head for the Brünig Pass which, at a height of over 1000m, links Central   Suggested holidays on pages 14, 16, 22, 34, 40, 42.
    Switzerland with the Bernese Oberland.                                                      Available all year.


                                                                                                                                           Luzern-Interlaken Express




     Lucerne


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GoldenPass Line
connects with the Luzern-Interlaken Express route.
A memorable journey along one of the most picturesque routes                           Chillon Castle, Montreux

makes an unbeatable way to take in the scenery for which
Switzerland is so famous.

This special journey takes around 3 hours and can be enjoyed in either direction
between Interlaken and Montreux. The first leg takes you to Zweisimmen via
beautiful lakeside villages such as Spiez. The second part of the journey is on the
GoldenPass train. A leisurely 2 hours through the stunning Simmen Valley and
past Gstaad culminates in a dramatic descent through Les Avants to Lake Geneva.


                                                                    GoldenPass Line




                                                                                      First and second class seating is available.
                                                                                      There are GoldenPass Line carriages on the journey between
                                                                                      Zweisimmen and Montreux as well as ‘Classic’ dark blue carriages in
                                                                                      the Belle Epoque style of the ‘Orient Express’ with plush
                                                                                      upholstered seats. The modern panoramic trains have selected
                                                                                      services with first class VIP seats which are positioned right at the
                                                                                      front of the train! There are only 8 of these special seats and
                                                                                      reservations are essential, with an additional supplement payable.
                                                                                      Suggested holidays on pages 16, 26, 38.
                                                                                      Available all year.

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Gotthard
    Panorama Express
    The 57km Gotthard Base Tunnel opened in 2016, but the Gotthard Panorama Express runs on the
                                                                                                                    Gotthard Panorama Express lake section
    older, rather more picturesque route.

    This is an enchanting journey combining a tranquil cruise along the length of Lake
    Lucerne with a train ride through the Gotthard mountains and the italianate Ticino
    region.
    Depart Lucerne for almost 3 hours of scenic cruising on the newest vessel in the fleet, the elegant MS
    Diamant motor boat. This is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes with a shoreline dotted with idyllic
    villages; the cruise also passes by the historic Rütli meadow, birthplace of the Swiss Confederation in 1291.

    At Flüelen, you transfer to 1st class panoramic coaches of the Gotthard railway and travel through the
    original 15km alpine tunnel. The looping track in this section of the mountains gives amazing views of the
    landscape. Continue down through the Ticino region to Lugano or change in Bellinzona for Locarno.
    A multilingual guide accompanies you during the 2½ hour journey.

    The journey can be enjoyed in either direction, the only difference being that the north bound boat
    journey takes place aboard a restored paddle steamer. Both north and south journeys are perfectly timed
    for lunch on the lake. This is not included in the price, but we will be happy to reserve a table on the boat
    for you.


    Suggested holidays on pages 20, 26, 30, 34, 36, 38.
    Available daily except Mondays 19 April-20 October.

    Travel on the route of the Gotthard Panorama Express is possible at all other times on a variety of boats and
                                                                                                                    Panoramic windows on the rail section
    regional trains with a change at Erstfeld.

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Arosa Line
This delightful line climbs 1,000m in one hour from Chur, the old capital of the Graubünden
region, to the attractive resort of Arosa. The journey starts at a sedate trundle through the
streets of Chur before climbing into unspoilt nature and mountainous landscape through
some of the most dramatic scenery before winding its way into Arosa. Available all year.
Suggested holiday on page 42.


Centovalli Line                                                                                   Arosa Line   Centovalli Train
Known as the 100 valleys, the line slowly meanders from Locarno in the Swiss Italian region
of Ticino to Domodossola in Italy where you can join the main rail route through the
                                                                                                                         Lötschberg Regio Express
Simplon Tunnel to Switzerland at Brig. The Centovalli Line twists its way past wonderful
small villages in a constantly changing landscape before its final descent into Domodossola.
Available all year.
Suggested holiday on pages 28, 42.


Lötschberg Regio Express
This route has a faster tunnel but we prefer the original, 100 year old line! From Brig,
you can enjoy impressive views of the Rhone Valley, a descent featuring incredible loops
around the remains of the Felsenberg Tower and the imposing Kander Viaduct. The journey
                                                                                                                                       Furka Line
continues towards Spiez around the sparkling Lake of Thun. Available all year.
Suggested holidays on pages 22, 28, 36, 42.


Furka Line
This wonderful journey is one of the most spectacular train routes in Switzerland. Originally
built as part of the Glacier Express route over the Furka Pass, you can experience the lovingly
restored steam locomotives and carriages as you travel over bridges and viaducts. The
highest point is 2,160m and the views are simply outstanding. Available June-October and
reservations must be made in advance as there is limited availability.
Suggested holiday on page 20.

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SWISS TRAVEL PASS




     Exploring Switzerland
      The Swiss Travel Pass
      All the holidays in this brochure include a Swiss Travel Pass. The Pass offers
      unlimited travel on mainline trains, boats and PostBuses, allowing you to
      discover the fabulous beauty spots around each of your resorts. Please refer to
      the map on the back of this brochure or visit our website for details. The Pass
      also offers a discount on mountain transport (dotted lines on the map – normally
      50% reduction) and entry to hundreds of museums and attractions.
                                                                                                         Schilthorn cable car
      Free mountain travel
      A number of our alpine resorts also offer free travel cards during the summer months. This
      means that you can travel around on the local cable cars, mountain railways and funiculars at no
      cost when you stay 2 nights or more. Participating resorts in this brochure are St. Moritz,
      Pontresina, Klosters and Appenzell. You can find details of other resorts with free mountain
      travel (such as Davos, Arosa, Saas-Fee, Villars and Adeboden) on our website. Cards are provided
      to guests upon check in.


                                       Engadin mountains     When to travel in the mountains
                                                             As a general guide to holidays in
                                                             mountain resorts, you may wish to note
                                                             that some cable cars and mountain
                                                             railways only operate from late June to
                                                             mid October and then again December-
                                                             March. If there are particular trips that
                                                             you wish to take during your holiday, we
                                                             recommend checking operating dates
                                                                                                         Winter walk, Mount Rigi
                                                             before booking.

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Your holiday, your way
Tailor-made holidays                                                               Rail travel from London
The holidays in this brochure are merely suggestions on ways to combine various    You may like to travel by rail all the way from London to your first resort. As
scenic rail routes and the best lakes and mountains resorts. However, you are      well as enjoying the changing landscape through the continent, you’ll have
very welcome to amend the itineraries or create your own. This flexibility          comfortable seats, more room than on an aircraft, and the opportunity to walk
includes the opportunity to stay in any resort, for any duration. You can choose   around and stretch your legs. Please call our team to find out more.
your direction of travel and upgrade to 1st class rail travel. You can decide
upon the grade of hotel and room preference and whether to book bed and            Financial protection
breakfast, or half board which includes your evening meal.                         The Swiss Holiday Company is a member of ABTA (W6262) and the air holidays
In the past year we have helped customers to book over 100 different holiday       shown in this brochure are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL
combinations.                                                                      3148), which protects any money you pay to us. In addition, we guarantee that
                                                                                   no surcharges will be applied after you have confirmed your holiday booking.
    Upgrade to a room with a view
                                                                                   You can find the booking conditions on the final page of our accompanying
                                                                                   Lakes & Mountains brochure.




                                              Glorious Switzerland                  Travel to Switzerland by rail


                                           To book call 0800 619 1200                   swissholidayco.com                                                          11
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      5 day Glacier Express holiday
      2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur                                                                                          Basel

      Combining two historical towns with lunch on the Glacier Express                                                                                     Zürich

      Day 1. Arrive and explore historic Brig
                                                                                                                                                  Luzern
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Brig.
                                                                                                                                                                    Chur
      Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy Brig at the crossroads to the high Alps.                                    Bern
      Day 2. Free day in and around Brig
                                                                                                                                     Interlaken
      Brig boasts the impressive Stockalper’s Castle, a famous baroque palace which showcases the town’s rich                     Montreux                 Andermatt
                                                                                                                                                                           St. Moritz
      history. You could use your Swiss Travel Pass to take a FREE day trip to the high alpine resort of Zermatt or                          Brig
                                                                                                                         Genève                                Locarno
      lakeside Locarno on the picturesque Centovalli Line. Alternatively you can head for the Aletsch Glacier, with
      amazing views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (cable cars payable locally).                                                 Zermatt
      Day 3. Glacier Express to Chur for 2 nights
      The journey from Brig to Chur takes around 4 hours. You will be served lunch while travelling through the
      picturesque Goms Valley en route to the highest point of the journey, the Oberalp Pass at 2,044m. Before
      arriving in Chur you travel along the Rhine and through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland which makes a
      spectacular finale to your journey.
      Day 4. Free day in and around Chur                                                                              Brig
      Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town and has a delightful centre. It also makes a wonderful base from which to
      explore the region. Use your Swiss Travel Pass to visit celebrated St. Moritz for shopping and views of the
      high Alps, or try the charming resort of Arosa – the Arosa Line is another fabulous scenic journey that
      should be on your list.
      Day 5. Last day
      Time for a last look around Chur before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.


                                                                                     Walking in the Aletsch Arena




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Glacier Express




                                                                                                                      Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                                      - Add additional nights in Brig or Chur
                                                                                                                      - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                                      - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
                                                                                                                      - Include half board
                                                                                                                      - Add an additional resort
Glacier Express



                                                                                                                       Chur

2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur
Prices from £913 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: all year except 15 October-9 December
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 2nd class 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur including lunch
• Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways and cable
cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking.



                                             To book call 0800 619 1200                               swissholidayco.com                                              13
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      5 day Luzern-Interlaken Express holiday
      2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Interlaken                                                                                                    Basel
                                                                                                                                                                           Zürich
      Switzerland’s best known resorts with a glittering choice of excursions
      Day 1. Arrive and explore charming Lucerne                                                                                                                  Luzern
                                                                                                                                                            Bern
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne.
                                                                                                                                                        Interlaken
      Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy your first glimpse of Lucerne.                                                                                          St. Moritz
                                                                                                                                          Lausanne
                                                                                                                                                            Zweisimmen
      Day 2. Free day in and around Lucerne
                                                                                                                                      Genève         Montreux
      Lucerne has a beautiful Old Town to explore. Your Swiss Travel Pass will cover your journey to the peak of Mount Rigi                                                    Locarno

      including the cable car and cogwheel railway. You’ll be able to take unlimited cruises on the lake and travel to nearby                           Zermatt

      villages and lakeside resorts. Travel to mountains such as Pilatus is available at 50% reduction.
      Day 3. Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 2 nights
      Time to relax and enjoy your 2 hour journey over the Brünig Pass alongside the scenic lake to Interlaken. After check
      in you will have time to get a flavour of this interesting town.
      Day 4. Free day in and around the Bernese Oberland
      With your Swiss Travel Pass, explore the lakes of Brienz and Thun which have wonderful cruises to idyllic lakeside
      villages. You can also travel up to visit mountain villages such as Wengen. The pass also gives a 50% reduction to the
      alpine viewpoints of Harder Kulm, Schynige Platte and the Schilthorn – or try the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, a treat
      for any rail enthusiast.
      Day 5. Last day
      Time for a last look around Interlaken before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.



                                                                                                          Luzern-Interlaken Express




                                                                                                                                      Lake Lucerne


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Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                             - Add additional nights in Lucerne or Interlaken
                                                                                                             - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                             - Change your stay to a quiet lakeside village such as Weggis
                                                                                                               or Brunnen instead of Lucerne
                                                                                                             - Change to a car-free mountain retreat like Mürren or
                                                                                                               Wengen instead of Interlaken
                                                                                                             - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
                                                                                                             - Include half board
                                                                                                             - Add an additional resort




Brienzer Rothorn




2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Interlaken
Prices from £883 per person in 3 star hotels
or £1,069 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: all year
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around
  the UK)
• 2nd class 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express
• Fully detailed itinerary
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.                                                                                               Interlaken



                                             To book call 0800 619 1200                                swissholidayco.com                                                    15
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      8 day Luzern-Interlaken Express and
      GoldenPass Line holiday staying in
      3 favourite resorts
      3 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken and 2 nights in Montreux
      A memorable journey along the full length of one of Switzerland’s
      most picturesque scenic rail routes
      Day 1. Arrive and explore Lucerne
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Lucerne.
      Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first glimpse of Lucerne.
      Days 2-3. Lucerne and Central Switzerland
      With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is the perfect spot from which to enjoy FREE travel around
      the dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. You should make time for a lake cruise and the
                                                                                                        Lake Lucerne
      famous old cog railway to the stunning peak of Mount Rigi. Alternative trips further afield:
      Bern, Interlaken, or Lake Constance on the German border! Other mountain railways and cable
      cars are available at a 50% reduction.
      Day 4. Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken for 2 nights
      The Luzern-Interlaken Express travels over the amazing Brünig Pass and alongside scenic
      Lake Brienz. This memorable journey takes two hours, so you will have plenty of time to start
      exploring Interlaken upon arrival.
      Day 5. Free day in and around the Bernese Oberland
      With your Swiss Travel Pass you can travel freely on the lakes of Thun and Brienz, enjoying
      the fabulous scenery. You can also use it for a 50% discount on your mountain tickets to alpine
      beauty spots such as Harder Kulm, Schynige Platte and the Männlichen.
      Day 6. GoldenPass Line to Montreux
      Enjoy views of Lake Thun as you depart Interlaken and head into the mountains and the
      Simmen Valley. After a change in Zweisimmen, it’s on to the alpine resort of Gstaad, before the
      famous descent with fabulous views of Lake Geneva. Arrive in Montreux for a 2 night stay.
      Day 7. Montreux and Lake Geneva
      Montreux is one of the oldest resorts in Switzerland, with cafés and a wonderful promenade
      which you can follow to romantic Chillon Castle. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you FREE travel
      on the lake boats and mainline trains so you can visit Lausanne and the vineyards at Lavaux.
      The mountain railway to Les Rochers-de-Naye at 50% reduction, is highly recommended for
      spectacular views.
      Day 8. Last day
                                                                                                        Lavaux Vineyards, near Montreux
      Time for your last look around before your journey back to the UK.

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Basel
                                                                                                                                                              Zürich



                                                                                                                                                     Luzern
                                                                                                                                                Bern

                                                                                                                                          Interlaken
                                                                                                                            Lausanne                                   St. Moritz
                                                                                                                                                Zweisimmen

                                                                                                                        Genève          Montreux
                                                                                                                                                                  Locarno
                                                                                                                                           Zermatt




                                                                                                                      Build your own itinerary
GoldenPass Line                                                                                                       - Add extra nights in Lucerne, Interlaken or Montreux
                                                                                                                      - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                                      - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
                                                                                                                      - Include half board
                                                                                                                      - Add an additional resort
3 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights each in Interlaken and Montreux
Prices from £1,159 per person in 3 star hotels
or £1,487 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: all year
Price includes:
• Scheduled flight from London to Zurich and return from Geneva (flights are available from
  around the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line from Lucerne
  to Montreux
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways and cable
cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking.

                                                                                                                      Harder Kulm, Interlaken



                                              To book call 0800 619 1200                                swissholidayco.com                                                          17
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      8 day Glacier Express
      and Bernina Express holiday
      3 nights in Zermatt and 4 nights in St. Moritz
      A true highlight of a holiday to Switzerland is a journey on the
      Glacier Express
      Day 1. Arrive and explore
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Zermatt.
      Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first views of the Matterhorn
      mountain.
      Days 2-3. Zermatt and the Valais region
      Zermatt is surrounded by awesome mountains, the most famous being the Matterhorn,
      which dominates this traditional alpine village. Enjoy your time in car-free Zermatt and be
      sure to experience one of the unmissable mountain journeys with 50% reduction, such as
      the network of cable cars to Klein Matterhorn - which at 3,883m is the highest sightseeing
                                                                                                          Matterhorn
      point in Europe. Try an alternative view from the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee at the foot of
      the Matterhorn, or take the cog railway to the pure air and mountain restaurants of the
      Gornergrat. You will not be disappointed by the views and walking routes in this stunning
      alpine region.                                                                                      Bernina Express
      Day 4. Glacier Express to St. Moritz
      On the fourth day you will join the leisurely Glacier Express train on its journey to St.
      Moritz in the scenic Upper Engadin region. This wonderful journey takes 7½ hours in the
      comfort of special panoramic coaches where a 3 course lunch is served at your table and
      refreshments are available throughout your trip. Highlights of this classic route through
      the mountains include the Oberalp Pass, Rhine Gorge and the Landwasser Viaduct. Enjoy
      your first sight of the beautiful countryside of the Upper Engadin and St. Moritz, your
      home for a 4 night stay.
      Days 5-7. St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region
      During the summer months, your visit is greatly enhanced by the Engadin Card with FREE
      transport including mountain railways and cable cars. This gives you unlimited access to
      wonderful walks and excursions, including the excellent panoramic walk at Alp Languard
      with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular to
      Corviglia, connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m and the glacier station of
      Diavolezza, where you can enjoy lunch while admiring the unforgettable mountain
      scenery. We include a trip on the Bernina Express to Tirano in Italy – with time to enjoy an
      Italian lunch!
      Day 8. Last day
      Time for a last look around before you take the train to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.

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                                                                                                                            Matterhorn
Basel
                                                                                                                                                        Zürich


                                                                                                                                               Luzern

                                                                                                                                        Bern

                                                                                                                                   Interlaken
                                                                                                                                Montreux                Andermatt
                                                                                                                                                                      St. Moritz
                                                                                                                                           Brig
                                                                                                                  Genève                                    Locarno
                                                                                                                                  Zermatt




St Moritz                                                                                                    Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                             - Add extra nights in Zermatt or St. Moritz
                                                                                                             - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                             - Change your Engadin stay to the quieter village of
3 nights in Zermatt and 4 nights in St. Moritz
                                                                                                               Pontresina instead of St. Moritz
Prices from £1,213 per person in 3 star hotels                                                               - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
or £1,473 per person in 4 star hotels                                                                        - Include half board
Available: all year except 15 October-9 December                                                             - Add an additional resort
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around
  the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz including lunch
• 2nd class return reserved seats on the Bernina Express from
  St. Moritz to Tirano
• Engadin Card during the summer months offering FREE transport including mountain
  railways and cable cars around St. Moritz
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.                                                                                               Glacier Express



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      8 days Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Furka
      Cogwheel Steam Railway & the Gotthard                                                                                               Basel
                                                                                                                                                                 Zürich


      Panorama Express                                                                                                                              Luzern

      2 nights in St. Moritz, 2 nights in Andermatt and 3 nights in Lucerne                                                                   Bern                          Chur


      A journey to Switzerland’s high Alps and great lakes with a touch of                                                                          Interlaken    Andermatt
                                                                                                                                                                       St.Moritz
      nostalgia on the Furka Railway                                                                                           Montreux
                                                                                                                      Genève
      Day 1. Arrive and explore                                                                                                                                                    Tirano
                                                                                                                                          Zermatt
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to St. Moritz.                                                                                         Lugano
      Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy your first look around St. Moritz.
      Day 2. St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region
      Your visit to St. Moritz includes a day trip on the famous Bernina Express. This amazing scenic journey
      transports you across the Alps and down to the Italian town of Tirano where you can wander through the        St. Moritz
      lively piazzas and find a welcoming trattoria for lunch.
      Day 3. Glacier Express to Andermatt
      Join the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express for your memorable journey to the small mountain resort
      of Andermatt. A 3 course lunch is served at your table and refreshments are available throughout your trip.
      Highlights of this classic route through the mountains include the Landwasser Viaduct and the Rhine Gorge.
      Andermatt is a high altitude resort and a perfect place for the Furka Steam Railway and your 2 night stay.
      Day 4. A journey on the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
      Limited departures from mid-June to early October
      The Furka railway was formed after this section was no longer needed by the Glacier Express trains and
      operates on 17.8km of track from Realp to Oberwald. Andermatt is a short rail journey from Realp for the
      start of your nostalgic journey on the Furka railway which takes 2 hours 15 minutes in each direction.
      Day 5. Andermatt to Lucerne on the Gotthard Panorama Express
      After leaving the charming resort of Andermatt you travel on a local train to Göschenen where you
      join the Gotthard Panorama Express which is famous for its three different views of
      Wassen church as it twists and turns down towards Flüelen. Here you continue by travelling on a lake
      steamer along the full length of Lake Lucerne in 2½ hours. Check in for 3 nights in Lucerne.
      Days 6-7. In Lucerne which encapsulates all that you expect from a Swiss holiday
      With your Swiss Travel Pass, Lucerne is the perfect spot from which to enjoy FREE travel around the
      dramatic scenery of Central Switzerland. You should make time for the famous old cog railway to the
      stunning peak of Mount Rigi. Alternative trips further afield include Bern, Interlaken or Lake Constance on
      the German border. Other mountain railways and cable cars are available at a 50% reduction.
      Day 8. Last day
      Time for a last look around Lucerne before you take the train to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.


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Furka Line



Glacier Express
                                                                                                                      Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                                      - Add extra nights in St. Moritz, Andermatt or Lucerne
                                                                                                                      - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                                      - Change your Engadin stay to the quieter village of
2 nights in St. Moritz, 2 nights in Andermatt and 3 nights in Lucerne                                                   Pontresina instead of St. Moritz
Prices from £1,432 per person in 3 star hotels                                                                        - Upgrade your hotel room
or £1,674 per person in 4 star hotels                                                                                 - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass and Furka
Available: June-October                                                                                                 Railway £220
                                                                                                                      - Include half board
Price includes:                                                                                                       - Add an additional resort
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing                                   Lucerne
• 2nd class return reserved seats on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Andermatt
  including lunch
• 2nd class return tickets with reserved seats on the Furka Railway from Realp to Oberwald
• 1st class reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Göschenen to Lucerne
• Engadin Card during the summer months offering FREE transport including mountain railways
  and cable cars around St. Moritz
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways and cable
cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking.



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      8 day Lötschberg Line and
      Luzern-Interlaken Express
      holiday
      3 nights in Kandersteg and 4 nights in Weggis
      Two scenic journeys and tranquil relaxation with
      stays in idyllic villages
      Day 1. Arrive and explore the charming mountain village of Kandersteg
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Thun before
      joining the Lötschberg Regio Express to Kandersteg . Check in to your
      hotel for your 3 night stay and take a stroll around Kandersteg.
      Days 2-3. Kandersteg and its scenic region
      Enjoy a memorable day trip on the southern stretch of the Lötschberg
      Regio Express to Brig, from where you have a choice to visit the
      renowned resort of Zermatt (included with your Swiss Travel Pass
                                                                                    Kandersteg
      or travel up to the Aletsch Glacier (cable cars at 50% reduction). The
      following day, why not take a trip to stunning Oeschinensee, a UNESCO
      protected mountain lake with beautiful walking trails. The cable car
      journey is at 50% reduction.
      Day 4. Travel to Weggis, including the Luzern-Interlaken Express
      Travel to Spiez along the Lötschberg Line and then on to Interlaken,
      where you pick up the famous Luzern-Interlaken Express. The train has
      panoramic windows so you can truly immerse yourself in the fabulous
      scenery passing by. Enjoy views of Lake Brienz before climbing to
      the magnificent Brünig mountain pass and then a scenic run towards
      Lucerne. Step from train to boat and cruise along the lake to Weggis.
      Days 5-7. Weggis and Central Switzerland
      During your 4 night stay there is plenty of time to explore this beautiful
      region. With your Swiss Travel Pass you can take unlimited journeys
      on the lake cruisers, visiting beauty spots around the lake. You can also
      travel for free to Mount Rigi, the ‘Queen of the Mountains’ which sits
      just above Weggis. There’s half price travel to other local mountains such
      as Pilatus and the Stanserhorn.
      Day 8. Last day
      A last stroll or coffee by the lakeside before you take the train to Zurich
                                                                                    Weggis
      for your flight to the UK.

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                                                                                                                                    Bern      Luzern         Weggis

                                                                                                                                       Thun                               Davos

                                                                                                                                    Spiez       Interlaken

                                                                                                                                             Kandersteg               St. Moritz
                                                                                                                                Montreux
                                                                                                                                                    Brig
                                                                                                                       Genève                          Locarno
                                                                                                                                   Zermatt




                                                                                                             Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                             -   Add extra nights in Kandersteg or Weggis
                                                                                                             -   Upgrade your hotel room
Oeschinensee                                                                                                 -   Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
                                                                                                             -   Include half board
                                                                                                             -   Add an additional resort

3 nights in Kandersteg and 4 nights in Weggis
Prices from £1,064 per person in 3 star hotels
or £1,144 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: June-October
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Luzern-Interlaken Express from Interlaken to Lucerne
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.                                                                                                  Lötschberg Regio Express



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      8 day Glacier Express holiday
      with a difference
      3 nights in Appenzell and 4 nights in Zermatt
      A wonderful way to combine the charm of
      traditional Switzerland with the magnificent
      high Alps
      Day 1. Arrive and explore Appenzell
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Appenzell. Check
      in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first look around the
      town.
      Days 2-3. Appenzell and its scenic region
      Appenzell is an incredibly charming town with plenty of traditionally
      decorated buildings and a warm welcome. Your stay is greatly enhanced by
                                                                                      Aescher hostelry, Appenzell
      the Appenzeller Card, which gives you free cable car trips to the beautiful
      local mountains. Here you can enjoy splendid panoramic walks or simply
      take in the scenery from a mountain top café. The Card also offers free
      entry to many local attractions.
      Day 4. Travel to Zermatt, including the Glacier Express
      Travel by local trains to Chur, where you meet the Glacier Express. You are
      in for a treat on this famous journey, which travels through the spectacular
      Rhine Gorge and across the high alps at the Oberalp Pass. A 3 course lunch
      is served at your seat. The fabulous views through the panoramic windows
      continue as you approach Zermatt and spy the famous Matterhorn for the
      first time.
      Days 5-7. Zermatt and the Valais region
      During your 4 night stay in Zermatt you can make the most of the
      incredible Swiss Alps. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you 50% reductions
      on the network of cable cars and mountain trains so that you can visit
      wonderful alpine beauty spots such as Gornergrat or the idyllic lake of
      Schwarzsee. Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m is the highest sightseeing point in
      Europe. Enjoy the scenic walking trails and the atmosphere in the car-free
      resort itself.
      Day 8. Last day
      Time for a last stroll around the village before you take the train to Zurich
      for your flight to the UK.                                                       Gornergrat                    Appenzell


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Basel
                                                                                                                                                     Zürich St. Gallen

                                                                                                                                                            Appenzell
                                                                                                                                                 Luzern
                                                                                                                                    Bern                           Chur


                                                                                                                                        Interlaken          Andermatt
                                                                                                                                                                                Pontresina
                                                                                                                             Montreux                                     St.Moritz
                                                                                                                                         Brig
                                                                                                                    Genève                                     Locarno
                                                                                                                               Zermatt




                                                                                                             Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                             -   Add extra nights in Appenzell or Zermatt
Glacier Express in winter
                                                                                                             -   Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                             -   Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £172
                                                                                                             -   Include half board
                                                                                                             -   Add an additional resort
3 nights in Appenzell and 4 nights in Zermatt
Prices from £1,115 per person in 3 star hotels
or £1,323 per person in 4 star hotels                                                                            Zermatt

Available: all year except 15 October-9 December
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt
• Appenzeller Card offering FREE mountain trips and local travel
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.



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      8 day mini Grand Tour of Switzerland
      1 night each in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano and
      2 nights in Lucerne
      A special highlights of Switzerland itinerary for lovers of travel.
      Journeys include the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and
      Gotthard Panorama Express
      Day 1. Arrive and explore Interlaken for 1 night
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Interlaken. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your first look
      around the town.
                                                                                                                                St. Moritz
      Day 2. Interlaken, then GoldenPass Line to Montreux for 1 night
      With your Swiss Travel Pass, you’ll have time for a free lake cruise from Interlaken, with views of the Jungfrau
      mountains. Then join the GoldenPass Line train for its famously scenic ascent to Gstaad and descent towards Lake
                                                                                                                                GoldenPass Line
      Geneva.
      Day 3. Montreux, then travel to Zermatt for 1 night
      Take the morning for a free cruise on Lake Geneva or just soak up the lively café culture before making the journey
      to Zermatt. On arrival you will be able to enjoy views of the famous Matterhorn and you may have time to enjoy a
      sunset journey to the Gornergrat (50% reduction).
      Day 4. Glacier Express to St. Moritz for 1 night
      The full Glacier Express experience for a fabulously slow and scenic journey across the Alps, where you can enjoy
      unbeatable views through your panoramic windows. The Oberalp Pass, Rhine Gorge and Landwasser Viaduct are all
      highlights of the route, as is the 3 course lunch served at your seat. Enjoy an evening stroll around St. Moritz.
      Day 5. Bernina Express to Lugano for 1 night
      The Bernina Express offers magnificent views of alpine forests and mountain peaks as you travel towards the Italian
      border. Change in Tirano to the Bernina Bus for a journey through Italian countryside before crossing back into
      Switzerland and lakeside Lugano. There will be time for an evening ‘passegiata’ along the stunning lake shore.
      Day 6. Gotthard Panorama Express a rail and boat journey to Lucerne for 2 nights
      Take another look around the elegant town of Lugano before starting your most enjoyable journey to Lucerne. The
      comfortable train takes you slowly upwards on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On
      arrival in Flüelen in Central Switzerland you leave the train and join the paddle steamer for a scenic cruise along the
      whole length of the lake to your next resort.
      Day 7. Free day in and around Lucerne
      A day to explore this historic town at your leisure, or you could use your Swiss Travel Pass to visit beautiful Mount
      Rigi, with a great choice of walking trails, restaurants and fantastic views over the lake. You also have 50%
      reduction on travel to other regional mountains such as Pilatus, Stanserhorn and even the mighty Mount Titlis.
      Day 8. Last day
      Time for a last look around before you board the train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.

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                                                                                                                                                            Zürich


                                                                                                                                               Luzern
                                                                                                                                         Bern                              Chur


                                                                                                                                               Interlaken    Andermatt
                                                                                                                                                                     St.Moritz
                                                                                                                       Montreux         Zweisimmen

                                                                                                              Genève                               Brig
                                                                                                                                                 Visp                Bellinzona
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tirano
                                                                                                                          Martigny
                                                                                                                                     Zermatt                  Lugano




                                                                                                             Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                             - Add extra nights in Interlaken, Montreux,
Parco Ciani, Lugano                                                                                            Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano or Lucerne
                                                                                                             - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                             - Change your Engadin stay to the quieter village
                                                                                                               of Pontresina instead of St. Moritz
1 night each in Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano
                                                                                                             - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £141
and 2 nights in Lucerne
                                                                                                             - Include half board
Prices from £1,299 per person in 3 star hotels                                                               - Add an additional resort
or £1,586 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: April-October
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 8 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and 1st class
  Gotthard Panorama Express as described
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.                                                                                               Mount Rigi



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      12 days including the Lötschberg, Centovalli, Bernina and Glacier Express routes
      3 nights each in Interlaken, Lugano and Pontresina and 2 nights in Zermatt
      A scenic tour of some of the most beautiful lakes and mountains in Switzerland

      Day 1. Arrive and explore Interlaken                                                              access to wonderful walks and excursions, including the excellent panoramic walk at Alp
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Interlaken. Check in to your hotel for   Languard with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular
      your 3 night stay and enjoy your first look around Interlaken.                                     to Corviglia, connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m and the glacier station of
      Days 2-3. Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland                                                     Diavolezza, where you can enjoy lunch while admiring the unforgettable mountain scenery.
      With your Swiss Travel Pass, Interlaken is the perfect spot from which to enjoy FREE travel       Day 10. Glacier Express to Zermatt
      around the classic Swiss scenery of the Bernese Oberland. The lakes of Brienz and Thun            Experience the full length of the famous Glacier Express route from St. Moritz to Zermatt.
      both have wonderful cruises to idyllic lakeside villages. On most scenic mountain railways        This remarkable rail journey takes you across the Alps and offers amazing views from your
      you get a 50% reduction including the Brienzer Rothorn steam train, a real treat for any          panoramic window. Sit back and relax as you travel over amazing bridges and viaducts,
      train enthusiast. Some of the other wonderful excursions in this beautiful region include         through the Rhine Gorge and across the Oberalp Pass. A three course lunch is served at
      Harder Kulm with its stunning views over Interlaken, the scenic Schynige Platte or the            your seat. The iconic Matterhorn comes into view as you near Zermatt, your resort for the
      famous Schilthorn-Piz Gloria.                                                                     next 2 nights.
      Day 4. Travel on the Lötschberg Regio Express and Centovalli Line                                 Day 11. Zermatt and the Valais region
      A lovely journey today with a wide variety of landscapes. Take a cruise on the lake to Thun       The picture perfect, car-free village of Zermatt is a wonderful resort in which to relax and
      where you join the Lötschberg Regio Express train on its scenic, looping mountain route           is a fabulous base for mountain visits. Use your Swiss Travel Pass for 50% discounts on the
      via Kandersteg to Brig. Change here for the train through the Simplon Tunnel and on to            network of cable cars and mountain railways to explore beauty spots such as Gornergrat,
      the town of Domodossola in Italy. This is where you meet the train for the Centovalli Line,       Schwarzsee and Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m. You are sure to enjoy the alpine walking trails
      a scenic route through idyllic countryside and lush vineyards which eventually crosses back       and choice of restaurants with panoramic views.
      into Switzerland. On arrival in Locarno take the local train to Lugano. There are a lot of        Day 12. Last day
      changes but a very interesting day!                                                               Time for a last stroll around Zermatt before you take the train to Zurich for your flight to
      Days 5-6. Lugano and the Ticino region                                                            the UK.
      With 3 nights in Lugano you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the Italian style atmosphere
      of this attractive lakeside resort. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you free travel to explore the    Centovalli region
      Ticino region – take a relaxing lake cruise or visit the town of Bellinzona which boasts three
      medieval castles. Your pass also gives you discounts for travel to the nearby mountains such
      as Monte San Salvatore so you can enjoy beautiful views over the lake.
      Day 7. Bernina Express to Pontresina
      Join the distinctive red Bernina Express Bus that makes its way around the northern part of
      Lake Como en route for Tirano. Here you’ll pick up the panoramic train to Pontresina and
      enjoy spectacular views as you cross the Alps. Highlights of the journey include mountain
      streams, gorges and viaducts - and the stunningly dramatic Bernina Pass at over 2,223m.
      After two memorable hours on the train, you’ll arrive in Pontresina for a 3 night stay.
      Days 8-9. Pontresina and the Upper Engadin region
      During the summer, your visit to Pontresina is greatly enhanced by the Engadin Card with
      FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars. This gives you unlimited

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                                                                                                                                                                     Zürich

                                                                                                                                                         Luzern


                                                                                                                                                                                            Davos
                                                                                                                                                     Thun
                                                                                                                                                        Interlaken
                                                                                                                                          Montreux                             St. Moritz   Pontresina

                                                                                                                            Genève                          Brig
                                                                                                                                                                         Locarno                Tirano
                                                                                                                                            Zermatt    Domodossola
                                                                                                                                                                              Lugano




                                                                                                                           Build your own itinerary
                                                                                                                           - Add extra nights in Interlaken, Lugano, Pontresina
                                                                                                                             or Zermatt
Bernina Express
                                                                                                                           - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                                           - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £207
                                                                                                                           - Include half board
                                                                                                                           - Add an additional resort
3 nights each in Interlaken, Lugano and Pontresina and 2 nights in Zermatt
Prices from £1,694 per person in 3 star hotels
or £1,976 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: February-October
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 15 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 11 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based in two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Bernina Express from Lugano to Pontresina
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt including lunch
• Engadin Card during the summer months offering FREE transport including mountain railways and
  cable cars around Pontresina
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways and cable cars
is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking.                        Surlej mountains near Pontresina



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      12 day Bernina Express and Gotthard
      Panorama Express holiday featuring
      3 delightful resorts
      3 nights in Pontresina, 4 nights in Lugano and 4 nights
      in Lucerne
      An opportunity to experience 3 wonderfully contrasting
      Swiss experiences                                                                                  Pontresina
      Day 1. Arrive and explore
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Pontresina. Check in to your hotel
      for your 3 night stay.
                                                                                                         Lake Lugano cruise
      Days 2-3. Pontresina and the Upper Engadin
      Pontresina is a quiet village set amidst beautiful scenery. From here you can fully explore
      the attractive valley and the mountain lakes of Sils and Silvaplana. You can also journey up
      into the high Engadin mountains for some fabulous walking trails with panoramic views.
      With plenty of mountain restaurants and FREE travel on the cable cars during the summer
      thanks to the Engadin Card, this is a wonderful start to your holiday.
      Day 4. Travel to Lugano on the Bernina Express
      The Bernina Express journeys through the UNESCO protected landscape, over fantastic
      viaducts and bridges, with magnificent views of alpine forests and mountain peaks. You
      will cross the Italian border and change in Tirano to the Bernina Bus. Enjoy the views from
      your comfortable seat as you travel through the Italian countryside before crossing back
      into Switzerland and reaching lakeside Lugano.
      Days 5-7. Lugano and the Ticino region
      With 4 nights in Lugano you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the Italian style atmosphere
      of this attractive lakeside resort. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you free travel to explore the
      Ticino region – take a relaxing lake cruise or visit the town of Bellinzona which boasts three
      medieval castles. With your pass you can also enjoy discounts on the funiculars to Monte          Days 9-11. Lucerne and Central Switzerland for 4 nights
      Brè and Monte San Salvatore – enjoy the stunning views over the lake and the wider                Lucerne is a charming, historic town which you can explore at your leisure. Your Swiss
      region.                                                                                           Travel Pass offers free cruises and free entry to many museums. You might also like to visit
      Day 8. Travel to Lucerne on the Gotthard Panorama Express                                         the regional mountains; the pass gives you free travel to Mount Rigi and 50% reductions
      A most enjoyable journey today. The comfortable train departs from Lugano and takes               on the cable cars and mountain railways of Mount Pilatus and the Stanserhorn. You are
      you slowly upwards on looping mountain tracks, with some fabulous scenery to enjoy. On            sure to enjoy the glorious views.
      arrival in Flüelen in Central Switzerland you leave the train and join the paddle steamer.        Day 12. Last day
      This makes for a relaxing, scenic cruise along the whole length of the glistening lake as you     A last stroll along Lucerne’s lakeshore before you take the train to Zurich for your flight to
      travel to Lucerne.                                                                                the UK.

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Basel
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                                                                                                                                         Luzern
                                                                                                                                     Bern
                                                                                                                                                                    Chur
                                                                                                                                      Interlaken
                                                                                                                                                      Andermatt
                                                                                                                        Montreux     Zweisimmen                             Pontresina

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                                                                                                             Genève                   Visp                     Bellinzona      Tirano
                                                                                                                          Martigny
                                                                                                                                     Zermatt
                                                                                                                                                        Lugano




                                                                                                            Build your own itinerary
Lucerne                                                                                                     - Add extra nights in Pontresina, Lugano or Lucerne
                                                                                                            - Upgrade your hotel room
                                                                                                            - Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass £176
3 nights in Pontresina, 4 nights in Lugano and 4 nights in Lucerne                                          - Include half board
Prices from £1,681 per person in 3 star hotels                                                              - Add an additional resort
or £2,023 per person in 4 star hotels
Available: June-October
Price includes:
• Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights are available from around the UK)
• 15 day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
• 11 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
• 2nd class reserved seats on the Bernina Express from Pontresina to Lugano
• 1st class reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Lucerne
• Engadin Card during the summer months offering FREE transport including mountain
  railways and cable cars around Pontresina
• Full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, PostBuses, boats and scenic trains. Travel on mountain railways
and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check
before booking.                                                                                              Gotthard Panorama Express


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SWISS TRAVEL PASS
      See page 10 for details



      12 day lakes and mountains holiday with
      the Glacier Express
      4 nights in Klosters, 4 nights in Zermatt and 3 nights in Montreux
      Combine two contrasting sides of the Alps with a stay beside
      Lake Geneva
      Day 1. Arrive and explore Klosters
      Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Klosters. Check in to your hotel for your
      4 night stay.
      Days 2-4. Klosters and the Graubünden mountains
      Klosters has a quiet air of charm and is a delightful place from which to enjoy the mountains.
      You will be given a free Inclusive Card during the summer months which entitles you to
                                                                                                           Glacier Express, Oberalp Pass
      unlimited travel to alpine beauty spots such as the Madrisa mountain, the Jakobshorn, Parsenn
      and others. Make the most of the scenic walking and relaxed mountain restaurants.
      Day 5. Travel to Zermatt, including the Glacier Express
      A short train ride to Filisur, where you meet the Glacier Express. You are in for a treat on this    Matterhorn
      famous journey, which travels through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and across the high alps
      at the Oberalp Pass. A 3 course lunch is served at your seat. The fabulous views through the
      panoramic windows continue as you approach Zermatt and spy the famous Matterhorn for the
      first time.
      Days 6-8. Zermatt and the Valais region
      During your 4 night stay in Zermatt you can make the most of the incredible Swiss Alps. Your
      Swiss Travel Pass gives you 50% reductions on the network of cable cars and mountain trains so
      that you can visit famous sightseeing spots such as Gornergrat, the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee or
      Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m. The holiday atmosphere in car-free Zermatt is a joy in itself.
      Day 9. Travel to Montreux
      This journey takes you down to Visp where you change trains for the route through the scenic
      Rhone Valley. The train travels through the mountainous region around Martigny then down
      towards Lake Geneva and your final resort, Montreux for 3 nights.
      Days 10-11. Montreux and the Lake Geneva region
      Montreux is one of the oldest resorts in Switzerland, with cafés and a wonderful promenade
      which you can follow round the bay to romantic Chillon Castle. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you
      FREE travel on the lake boats and mainline trains so you can visit Lausanne and the vineyards at
      Lavaux. The mountain railway to Les Rochers-de-Naye is at 50% reduction, highly recommended
      for spectacular views and a leisurely lunch.
      Day 12. Last day
      A last stroll along the lake before you take the train to Geneva for your flight to the UK.

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