Switzerland Train - Winter Magic with Goway
Price: $2,449 CAD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Offer: Save $345 CAD
Departure Date: January 1, 2024
Return Date: January 7, 2024
Photo: Lucerne, Chapel Bridge Copyright Notice: Luzern Tourismus / Elmar Bossard
First-Class | Rail: Glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes: high time for beautiful landscape and snow fun – on the Winter Magic Tour. You're invited to ride the rails of Switzerland and bask in the country's unparalleled Alpine splendor. Travelling across the whole country, you’ll journey along some of the world’s most famous train routes and enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and Lake Geneva, among many others.
- 2 nights accommodations in Interlaken, Zermatt and St. Moritz
- Rail ticket in 1st class for rail travel per itinerary
- 50% discount on additional travel by rail, bus & boat as well as some mountain excursions
- Seat Reservation on Glacier Express (Zermatt‐St. Moritz)
- Seat Reservation on Bernina Express (Pontresina‐Tirano)
- Interlaken Guest Card for free local transport and discounts
Photo: Map of the itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Interlaken via Lucerne
Interlaken sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps. It is the gateway to the Jungfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau massif. There is so much to do in Interlaken and the surrounding area is a holiday region like no other; consider a mountain excursion to the Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn (Not included).
Day 2: Interlaken
Breakfast at the hotel. Interlaken is a winter paradise with many magical moments waiting to be discovered. In the midst of the snow-covered mountain peaks and the glittering lake landscape, a magical natural idyll awaits you. Will you visit a mountain, explore on a winter hike or ski down a fresh piste? Combine with a fun ski day activity in the Jungfrau Ski Region. Ski in Grindelwald-Wengen, Grindelwald-First and Mürren-Schilthorn (not included).
Photo: Muerren, Schilthorn Copyright Notice: CH-3800 Interlaken-Switzerland
Day 3: Interlaken to Zermatt
Breakfast at the hotel. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and this snow assured resort offers lots of original character and unlimited possibilities. Combine with a fun ski day activity in the Zermatt Glacier Paradise or see the best view of the Matterhorn from Gornergrat. (not included).
Day 4: Zermatt
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day of Leisure to explore the region with multiple optional excursion options.
Day 5: Zermatt to St. Moritz via the Glacier Express
Breakfast at the hotel. Today discover the many highlights along the Glacier Express route. The trip between Zermatt and St. Moritz is unforgettable. Surrounded by a fantastic mountain panorama, the journey leads eastwards into the Upper Rhone valley which reaches 1,366m at Oberwald, passing Andermatt onwards to the Oberlap Pass before winding its way upwards to 2,034m (the highest point of the journey). The journey continues on a decent along the Rhine valley to Chur at 595m (the lowest point of the route). The landscape looks very dramatic in the Rhine gorge between IIanz and Reichenau. The journey ends in St. Mortiz, the world renowned winter sport resort in the snowy Engadine.
Day 6: St. Moritz to Tirano to St. Moritz via the Bernina Express
Breakfast at the hotel. Board a regional train to Pontresina and change to the Bernina Express panoramic train to Tirano. Enjoy from your seat the wintery scenes through the Upper Engadine Valley. The train continues to the highest peaks of the Canton of Graubunden and the Morteratsch Glacier, where the ascent up the Bernina Pass begins. Lago Bianco will come into sight and at this time of year covered in snow. Soon after reach the highest point of 2,253m at Ospizio Bernina before the dramatic decent down via Alp Grum starts which offers magnificent views of the Palu Glacier. Arrive in the northern Italian town of Tirano. Return to St. Mortiz by regional train service.
Day 7: Depart St. Moritz
Following breakfast, depart St. Moritz for your next destination.