Railway Travel & Holiday Tour Packages

Europe

Swiss Alpine Adventure

15 days • with Chris Harding

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Switzerland’s vertical landscape has long attracted romantics and travellers. The railway revolution of the nineteenth century saw little trains daring to ascend the highest peaks by ingenious and inventive methods of engineering, making some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery accessible to all. Train travel is central to Swiss life, and its rail network is one of the most efficient, and easily the most patronised network per head of population in the world. This finely-tuned adventure, led by your experienced Switzerland expert Chris Harding, will take you through the heart of the Alps to explore a wonderful mix of the country’s key historical, cultural and scenic destinations.

  • Visit the magnificent Chateau de Chillon rich with a thousand years of history
  • Visit Gruyères Castle and the picture-book village below
  • Ride the longest rack railway in Europe to its highest station, the Jungfraujoch
  • Ride the famous Gornergrat rack railway and visit Switzerland’s most iconic mountain, the Matterhorn
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch through picturesque scenery on the world’s slowest express train, the Glacier Express
  • Climb over the multiple Albula spiral tunnels and viaducts to the highest crossing of the Alps aboard the Bernina Express
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour through Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town
  • Explore the multitude of museums, including the National Railway Museum in Lucerne

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  • PRICE
  • Per Person: $ 8,595
  • Single Supplement: $ 850
  • DATE
  • 28 Apr 2019 - 13 May 2019
  • EXTRA DATES
  • 22 Sep - 7 Oct 2019
  • INCLUDED
  • 15 nights accommodation in centrally-located 3-4 star quality hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Drinks included with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Comfortable chartered coach, with luggage transport throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as listed in the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Transfers to and from airports using Swiss Rail Pass
  • Luggage transport throughout