Discover Swiss highlights by rail

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is a journey that takes you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Switzerland, all while you relax on comfortable trains. This tour covers over 795 miles and takes you through four different regions, each with its own unique culture, language, and scenery. 

Starting in Zurich, the tour takes you through the stunning countryside of eastern Switzerland, with its rolling hills and picturesque villages. You’ll then travel through the historic city of St. Gallen, known for its Baroque architecture and UNESCO-listed Abbey Library. Next, you’ll head to the Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, before making your way to Lucerne. 

Lucerne is a beautiful city nestled on the edge of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by majestic mountains. Here, you can take a stroll along the Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe, or visit the Lion Monument, a tribute to the Swiss mercenaries who died in the service of the French king. 

From Lucerne, the tour takes you through the famous Gotthard Pass, one of Europe’s most challenging mountain passes. As you climb higher and higher, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of snow-capped peaks and deep valleys. Once you reach the top, you’ll descend into the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, famous for its palm-lined lakes and Mediterranean climate.  

In the picturesque town of Lugano, you can explore the charming old town and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lugano. From there, you’ll travel to the world-famous resort town of St. Moritz, nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Here, you can experience the glamour and luxury of this exclusive destination or take a cable car to the top of the nearby mountain for some breathtaking views.  

Overall, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is an unforgettable experience that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. With its comfortable trains, stunning landscapes, and diverse culture, this tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Switzerland. With its flexible itinerary and customizable route, you can choose the destinations that interest you the most  – and make the most out of your trip. 

Thrill to the scenery when take the Glacier Express!
Thrill to the scenery when taking the Glacier Express! ©Stefan Schlumpf.

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