Switzerland Train Holidays 2022/2023

Switzerland Train Holidays

 

Switzerland’s beauty deserves to be discovered at a gentle pace. Moving deliberately through the country’s picture-perfect landscapes, travelling by rail allows you to pay every mountain and meadow your full attention, as the steady pace of the train offers ample time to let it all seep in.

Switzerland Train Holidays

Glacier Express

Glacier Express All Inclusive

9 days from £1,685 per person

The Glacier Express is one of our most loved train journeys, and for good reason. Slowly wind through the awe-inspiring panorama of Switzerland on board this iconic train, and enjoy numerous other trips and excursions that highlight the best of this glorious country.

Jungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express All Inclusive

8 days from £1,499 per person

What could be better than a relaxing all-inclusive holiday in the outstanding natural surroundings of the Swiss Alps, with its quaint villages, sparkling lakes and crisp mountain peaks? Experience the scenic railways of a bygone time and admire the views from ‘Top of Europe’ on the Jungfrau Express on an unforgettable holiday with so much packed into the price.

Classic Glacier Express

Classic Glacier Express

9 days from £2,495 per person

Discover the Alps by mountain railway and sample unique Swiss wines amid the atmospheric setting of Spiez Castle on a holiday that also includes relaxing lake cruises and a jaunt to Italy.


Glacier Express

Traditional Glacier Express

8 Days from £1,695PP

Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. We enjoy thrilling mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery for which Switzerland is justly famous.

Five-Star Lake Geneva

Five-Star Lake Geneva

7 Days from £1,745PP

Indulge in the idyllic scenery and famed culinary delights of Switzerland on this spectacular tour. Explore verdant vineyards, visit a fairytale island château and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the luxurious Chocolate Train, all from an elegant base by the sparkling shores of Lake Geneva.

Jungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express

9 Days from £2,295PP

From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the breathtaking 'Top of Europe.' scenic 'express' trains in the world.


Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive

Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive

9 Days from £2,545PP

Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps from your fantastic base in the 5-Star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in charming Grindelwald. Ascend to Europe's highest railway station, cruise over the tranquil waters of Lake Brienz and enjoy classic Swiss luxury in your all inclusive hotel.

Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne All Inclusive

8 days from £1,495 per person

Lake Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most picturesque lakes. Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Alps, and with some truly lovely towns on its shores, this is the perfect place to experience the wonder of Switzerland.

Klosters & The Glacier Express

Klosters & The Glacier Express

9 days from £2,295 per person

From our serene base in the picture-postcard Swiss village of Klosters, we discover breathtaking Alpine beauty, captivating towns and incredible mountain railways, including an unforgettable journey on the iconic Glacier Express.


Glacier Express & St Moritz

Glacier Express & St Moritz

10 days from £2,995 per person

Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent holiday as we travel in First Class on the Glacier Express, journey on the Bernina Express and enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

Switzerland's Spectacular Rail Journeys

Switzerland's Spectacular Rail Journeys

Travel on the Bernina Express, the highest railway across the Alps and take the Glacier Express for outstanding views.
8 days from £2,099pp

Walking in the Swiss Alps

Walking in the Swiss Alps

8 Days from £1,595PP

Surround yourself with unspoiled scenery in the village of Kandersteg, an Alpine gem and ideal for all levels of walking in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy scenic mountain railways with stunning vistas and visit beautiful Interlaken.


Wengen & the Jungfrau Express

Wengen & the Jungfrau Express

8 Days from £1,695PP

The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await on this unforgettable holiday in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Travel to the summit of the Schilthorn and experience the tremendous Trümmelbach waterfalls, all on some of the best heritage railways in Europe.

Wengen & the Jungfrau Express

Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Express

7 days from £1,795PP

Discover the idyllic scenery of Switzerland on this holiday spent visiting verdant vineyards and Château de Chillon as well as Lake Geneva and journeying on the Mont Blanc Express.

The Best of Switzerland

The Best of Switzerland

Travel through untouched landscapes and stunning scenery on historic railways, discovering elegant towns, romantic castles and delicious cuisine.
8 days from £2,699

 

Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Experience the best of Switzerland as you admire classic Alpine scenery, take in the views aboard three iconic railways and get to know quintessentially Swiss resort towns.

8 days from £1,399 per person

Lake Geneva, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

Lake Geneva, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

7 days from £999 per person

From your base in the Alps, explore pretty Swiss mountain towns, marvel at the mighty Matterhorn and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the Mont Blanc Express.

Mountaintops of Switzerland

Mountaintops of Switzerland

9 days from £2,795 per person

Experience all of Switzerland’s mountain railways, including the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and the Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway, whilst staying in luxury mountaintop hotels.

 

Grand Alpine Explorer

Grand Alpine Explorer

14 days from £3,895 per person

Discover picturesque Bavaria and the Austrian Lake District, and experience iconic Swiss rail journeys on the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Jungfrau Express.

 

Stunning Switzerland Awaits

Switzerland is a land of incredible beauty; from the depths of the blue glacial lakes, to the green and abundant meadows, to the tops of the craggy grey Alpine mountains. Discover all of this natural beauty in the best possible way, as you wind through it on board iconic and comfortable trains. Why not enjoy Switzerland this year?

Stunning Switzerland is glorious at all times of the year. Even though it’s famed for its snow covered beauty in the winter, in the spring and summer, it is a glorious sight of lush, green meadows, deep blue lakes, and the craggy grey peaks of the Alps.

Blessed with sublime scenic beauty and a serene way of life, Switzerland is a truly unique destination. Explore quaint, chocolate-box villages, soak up glorious, sweeping mountain vistas and journey on some of the most iconic railways in the world.

Day dreaming about mountain meadows, lakeside towns and some of nature’s finest beauty spots? Look no further than magnificent Switzerland!

Rolling Alpine meadows, quaint chocolate box villages, glistening mountain lakes and dramatic mountain peaks; Switzerland is truly a feast for the eyes. And, there is perhaps no better way to discover this enticing destination than by its elegant, iconic and scenic railways.

Deep azure lakes, sweeping mountain views, chocolate-box villages and iconic rail journeys; if you’re dreaming of an escape filled with captivating natural beauty and charm, look no further than Switzerland.

Whether you're looking to relax, revive or repair, Switzerland is famed for its pristine natural beauty, fresh Alpine air and peaceful settings; a country of unparalleled landscapes and majestic mountain scenery best-served from the comfort of a panoramic train. 

Explore charming towns and cosmopolitan cities, enjoying holidays filled with delicious Swiss cuisine, iconic rail journeys and the chance to experience the natural world at its finest.

Jaw-Dropping Scenery in Every Direction

Switzerland is famed for its pristine natural beauty, fresh Alpine air and peaceful settings; a country of unparalleled landscapes and majestic mountain scenery best discovered from the comfort of a panoramic train. And with small group holidays that include experiences you’d struggle to take part in any other way, such as a mountaintop sunset dinner and a hotel with its own private funicular, what better way to get back to nature?

Swiss Train Experiences

The journey is just as unforgettable as the destination

The spectacular Alpine beauty of Switzerland, untamed and wildly magnificent, lends itself perfectly to the romance of rail travel. Ascend frost-bitten mountain peaks, skirt the shores of glacial lakes, and wind through dense woodland from your seat on board some of the most iconic trains in the world. In Switzerland, the journey is just as unforgettable as the destination.

Relax beside the serene waters of Lake Geneva from your base in Leysin and make the most of the fantastic Swiss rail network to visit the elegant cities of Montreux and Zermatt. You’ll also head into the mountains, ascending to the summit of Rochers de Naye and taking a stylish journey on the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix. .

We take our holidays to new heights with summit stays at hotels that have their own private funiculars and incredible mountain railway journeys.

Glacier Express

Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Swiss rail travel, the world-renowned Glacier Express journeys from Zermatt to the stylish town of St Moritz on a relaxed, eight-hour, 181-mile long journey. This has earned it the nickname, ‘the slowest express train in the world.’

Glide through stunning Alpine scenery under the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, and across hundreds of dramatic bridges on the Glacier Express. With incredible, panoramic windows ensuring you soak up the very best of the ever-changing vistas.

Undoubtedly Switzerland’s best-known train, the Glacier Express winds through awe-inspiring mountains, offering up ever-changing views of lush Alpine scenery on a journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.

The Glacier Express is the undoubted highlight of this Swiss rail holiday. From your base in delightful Tiefencastel, experience the Alpine scenery of the Albula Line and travel across the Landwasser Viaduct aboard the Bernina Express before an epic eight-hour journey through the Alps on the ‘Slowest Express Train in the World’.

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime journey on the Glacier Express, with panoramic windows serving as the perfect picture frame as you pass pretty meadows and soaring mountains.

Jungfrau Railway

Enjoy a breathtaking journey to the ‘Top of Europe’ on the Jungfrau Railway. The distinctive red and yellow train makes the steep ascent from Kleine Scheidegg to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain, on a 12-mile route that boasts the accolade of the world’s longest continuous rack railway.

Travel through tunnels hewn out of the Eiger and Mönch on the way to Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe. Here, discover a veritable winter wonderland made up of snow-dusted peaks, startlingly blue skies and the ancient Aletsch Glacier – the longest ice river in the Alps.

Journey to the ‘Top of Europe’ on the Jungfrau Express and discover one of the most spectacular year-round winterscapes in the world, made up of endless snow-dusted peaks and the ancient Aletsch Glacier.

Discover the mighty Bernese Highlands of Central Switzerland by mountain railway and enjoy all-inclusive accommodation in the beautiful village of Wilderswil. Journey up the Jungfrau Mountain by train to witness the astonishing views from the ‘Top of Europe’, and explore pretty lakeside Lucerne.

A trip on the Jungfrau Express is all about the summit stop, Jungfraujoch. Known as the ‘Top of Europe’, the ever-wintry views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking.

Jungfrau Express vs Glacier Express

Admire breathtaking scenery in every direction as you immerse yourself in the cinematic beauty of Switzerland on an unforgettable railway. Wind through the picture-perfect villages and jaw-dropping backdrops of the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express, or climb to the spectacular summit of the Jungfrau mountain on the Jungfrau Express – where a snow-globe world of wintry beauty awaits.

Mont Blanc Express

Decorated in the colours of the Swiss flag, the Mont Blanc Express winds through a backdrop of crisp Alpine peaks, mountain lakes and cheery chalets through the Chamonix Valley.

Bernina Express

A spectacular means of crossing the Alps, the historic Bernina Express takes you through striking ancient landscapes on the way to the pretty Italian village of Tirano.

The unforgettable Swiss Alps Experience

If you want to see Switzerland, the rail tracks can transport you to mountains no road will ever reach. Your camera won’t leave your hand as the stunning alpine landscape opens up before you.
The Glacier Express and Bernina Express compete for scenic highlights. The first takes you from the depths of the beautiful Rhine Gorge up to the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass, with breathtaking views of the cragged, snow-flecked Matterhorn. Hundreds of bridges cross the narrow valleys and cling to the mountain sides, creating magical, breathtaking moments as you edge along each one.
The Bernina Express includes the 65-metre-high Landwasser viaduct near Filisur, the famous Montebello Curve, and the Brusio circular viaduct - an icon of scenic rail travel. As it reaches the town of Tirano, the experience takes on a new surrealness, as the track merges with the town’s main road - a mark of just how little space alpine towns have, squeezed between the mountainsides.

Festive Switzerland

Celebrate the Swiss way this festive season

Usher in the festive season amidst picturesque locales and a whole lot of snow. Enjoy Christmas Day in idyllic Leysin or the postcard village of Grindelwald, taking in the best of Switzerland’s charm. If you prefer a good old British knees up, why not admire the Christmas markets of Yorkshire or the historic city of Norwich? Treat yourself to a Rail holiday this Christmas.

Dense forests, crystal-clear lakes and fresh mountain air: as a travel destination, Switzerland offers not only pristine nature but also safety. Our partners at Swiss Tourism have worked hard to get hotel, restaurant and rail providers on board - taking special measures to protect their guests, ensuring every stay in Switzerland is a joy.

Alpine Autumn Adventures

Switzerland is famed for its pristine natural beauty, fresh, crisp air and peaceful settings; a country of unparalleled landscapes and majestic mountain scenery best discovered from the comfort of a panoramic train. And, with European travel making a very welcome return, get ready for an Alpine autumn adventure this year, celebrating not only the return of holidays, but the gorgeous changing of the seasons.

Majestic Alpine Scenery Awaits

Switzerland: a place where timeless mountain and lake panoramas, cities bursting with culture, and Alpine villages seemingly plucked from a postcard await. With world-class railways treating you to a front-row view of these breathtaking landscapes, this is a country made for exploring by rail.

Alpine Adventures

Explore Switzerland, a land famed for its pristine natural beauty, fresh mountain air and peaceful settings, best experienced from the comfort of one of the world’s most iconic trains.

Alpine Charms

Glacial lakes, flower-filled meadows and soaring peaks; Switzerland’s landscapes lend themselves effortlessly to the charms of rail travel. Our holidays showcase the very best of Switzerland, from the breathtaking beauty of its great outdoors to the chocolate-box charms of its towns and villages. Intrigued? Keep reading to find out more about what makes Switzerland so special.

See the Sights

Dramatic forests, soaring mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls - Switzerland's scenery commands attention and you can get up close and personal with the great outdoors, travelling by sustainable rail for a front-row seat to some of Europe’s most impressive landscapes. So, join us on a Swiss adventure that showcases the best of this enticing destination, as unforgettable experiences introduce you to unmissable local flavours, scenery and culture.

Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc

Be immersed in the idyllic scenery of Switzerland as you discover verdant vineyards, visit Château de Chillon, cruise across Lake Geneva and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the Mont Blanc Express.

Swisstainable

Undoubtedly, rail is one of the more sustainable ways to travel. And on our holidays to Switzerland, you can enjoy green sightseeing alongside unbeatable access to landscapes only rail can reach.

Switzerland: a rail lover's dream

Stunning Alpine panoramas, charming mountain towns with wooden houses, crystal lakes crowned with snowy mountains – all accessed by some of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious rail journeys.

The Ultimate Year-Round Destination

Switzerland shines in all seasons. Snowy peaks, gorgeous Alpine meadows and that little dash of Swiss luxury create unforgettable holidays, with picturesque mountain towns and glamorous resorts connected by some of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world.

Tour Information

Glacier Express All Inclusive - Jungfrau Express All Inclusive

Disclaimer: All prices are 'from' prices, they may not be available on every date. *Please refer to the tour itinerary regarding excursions and entry fees. Lead-ins are based on the best value flight and airline available at pricing and include all available discounts. Prices are per person. Other durations, dates and departure airports are available at a supplement. All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice due to airline availability. Single traveller supplements may apply. Terms and conditions apply