Once Interlaken made the Victorians swoon with mountain vistas from the chandelier-lit confines of grand hotels; today it makes daredevils scream with adrenalin-loaded adventures. Straddling the glittering Lakes Thun and Brienz and dazzled by the pearly whites of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the scenery here is mind-blowing. Particularly, some say, if you’re abseiling waterfalls, thrashing white water or gliding soundlessly above 4000m peaks.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Swiss Border To Lucerne
Arrival at Lucerne by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 2: Lucerne – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own to take a cruise from Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then up to Pilatus Kulm 2132 m by the steepest Cogwheel railway in the world. Spend your day at Mt Pilatus and return to Lucerne. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Lucerne To Lugano
Breakfast at hotel. Make your own way to Lake Lucerne and take The Wilhelm Tell Express (historic paddle steamer or motor boat) takes you from Lucerne to Fluelen. On board you receive a CHF 19 worth meal voucher redeemable on board the boat. Continue your journey by train 1st class to Bellinzona and further to Lugano with its Mediterranean flair. Overnight in Lugano.
Travel from Lucerne to Lugano
Day 4: Lugano – Bernina Express – St. Moritz
Breakfast at hotel. The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Travel from Lugano to Saint Moritz
Line 171 bus, train
Line 631 bus
Day 5: St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt
Breakfast at hotel. Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. A 7 hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt
Travel from Saint Moritz to Zermatt
Train via Zürich HB
Day 6: Zermatt – Gornergrat Bahn – Zermatt
Breakfast at hotel. Today the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.339 km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 7: Zermatt To Montreux
Breakfast at hotel. Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.
Travel from Zermatt to Montreux
Day 8: Montreux – Glacier Pass Line – Interlaken
Breakfast at hotel. The Golden Pass Line train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken.
Travel from Montreux to Interlaken
Day 9: Interlaken – Jungfrau – Top Of Europe
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own to the starting point of this tour at the train station of Interlaken. Here will be a full day tour Jungfrau (Train Basis). An unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe at 3'454 m /11'333 ft. A scenic cogwheel train for the most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation
Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring
countries. The down hill mountain trip takes us to Interlaken. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Interlaken To Zurich
Breakfast at hotel. Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zurich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zurich.
Travel from Interlaken to Zurich
Day 11: Zurich Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and make your own way to the railway station where you can take a train to either the airport or the Swiss Border. End of tour.