Switzerland-Golden Pass Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Departs Daily from Lucerne or Montreux


5 Nights Includes

 

• 2 Nights Lucerne

• 2 Nights Interlaken

• 1 Night Montreux

• 2nd Class Rail Travel

• Daily Breakfast

One of the brightest stars in Switzerland’s rail network, the GoldenPass
line stretches nearly 150 miles from Lucerne to Lake Geneva. Travelers
enjoy unforgettable views of so many of Switzerland’s highlights as they
relax aboard panoramic trains on a route that includes the first scenic train
route in the world between Montreux and Zweismmen.

Day 1 ~ Arrive Lucerne: Start your GoldenPass Experience by traveling
with your Swiss Card from airport or rail station in Switzerland to Lucerne.
(Accommodation, Lucerne.)

Day 2 ~ London: You have today at leisure to enjoy one of the two optional excursions. (Breakfast, accommodation, Lucerne.)
Note: These excursions are not included in vacation price but are 50% off when you show your Swiss Card.
Optional Mt Pilatus Tour from Lucerne - Start with a short bus journey to Kriens then a ride on a panoramic gondolas - aerial cableway to Mount Pilatus (7000 ft) for an unforgettable view of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Then you descend on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) to
Alpnachstad for a boat-ride on Lake Lucerne with an optional summer toboggan run in Switzerland, 4500 ft (1.4 km). (Departs from Tourist Office, Lucerne. Show voucher to travel)
Optional Mt Titlis Tour from Lucerne - Bus ride to Engelberg, where the breathtaking journey on the revolving cable car ROTAIR. At the top, at 10,000 ft., there are restaurants, a sun terrace and the ice grotto or your can go by
IceFlyer (on own) to get very close to the crevasses. Your return to Lucerne is by
motorcoach.

Day 3 ~ Lucerne to Interlaken by Golden Pass Scenic Train: Travel from Lucerne to Interlaken on a worldfamous Golden Pass Panoramic train. This experience is characterized by beautiful wooden chalets weathered and
browned by the sun amidst a wonderful landscape. Average travel time is 2
hours. If you take a morning train to Interlaken you can spend the afternoon exploring this charming town which has been a tourist destination for over 200 years. You can also use your Swiss Card for a 50% price reduction on an
excursion up to Mt. Schilthorn for panoramic mountain views.
(Breakfast, Lucerne; accommodation, Interlaken.)


Day 4 ~
Interlaken: Today you have an included excursion to Jungfraujoch (yung-frau-yach) ~ known world-wide as the “Top of Europe”. The Jungfraujoch is a saddle between the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps in the Jungfrau- Aletsch Protected Area. The Jungfraujoch is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau and site of the Jungfraujoch rail station, at 11,332 feet making this the highest rail station in Europe.
(Breakfast, accommodation, Interlaken)
Included Jungfraujoch Excursion: Arrive on your own at the Interlaken rail station then board a unique, modern cogwheel railway to Kleine Scheidegg at 6,762 feet. From there, the Jungfrau railway climbs to the Eiger Glacier station, well known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. Then continue through the Eiger tunnel stopping to enjoy spectacular vistas on the way to the highest railway station in Europe. The Jungfraujoch, over 11,000 feet up, and called the “Top of Europe” with what must be Switzerland’s most breathtaking scenery including a 13.6 mile ice stream and an Ice Palace. There are also fabulous views of the Aletsch Glacier, which extends for over 13 miles and is the longest glacier in the
Alps. (Present voucher at Interlaken Ost rail station.)

Day 5 ~ Interlaken to Montreux by Golden Pass Scenic Train:Today you travel from Interlaken along a route that includes the tracks of the oldest dedicated scenic train in Europe between Montreux and Zweismmen.
(Breakfast, Interlaken; Accommodation, Montreux.)

Day 6 ~ Depart Montreux: Use your Swiss Card Rail Pass for your transportation to any to Swiss airport or border, ready for your next destination. (Breakfast, Montreux)

Optional Chocolate Train Excursion: Add a day in Montreux for a chocolate
or cheese lovers delight in vintage 1915 "Belle Epoque" Pullman cars to
Gruyères, home of Gruyère cheese. After a visit and tour, you continue
Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory for a tour and samples of every type of chocolate imaginable. Your excursion includes:
? Round trip rail from Montreux with seat reservations
? Visit to Castle Gruyères
? Film presentation, factory visit and chocolate sampling in
the Nestlé Chocolate Factory
? Coffee and croissants on the train
? Visit to cheese factory Gruyères

Please note: This vacation can be booked in either direction. Additional hotel nights, upgrades to 4-Star hotels and 1st class rail are available.

 


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