A Taste of the Glacier Express, Lucerne & Interlaken with included excursions to the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn – 7 nights from £1299pp
Small and landlocked it may be but that doesn’t stop Switzerland offering stunning scenery on a prodigious scale. When it comes to soaring mountain peaks, Switzerland’s are up there with the best in Europe. Our 7 night taster package gives you the chance to experience a section of one of the most scenic train rides in the world, explore the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Lucerne, scale the dizzy heights of the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn mountains and relax amidst the spectacular scenery of Interlaken.
Day 1: Fly direct to Geneva. On arrival join the transfer by rail to Brig where you will spend 1 night.
Day 2: Today you take the world famous Glacier Express – the world’s slowest express train – for a thrilling ride through some of Switzerland’s most dramatic scenery. The section of the route you will experience between Brig and Chur over the 2,033m Oberalp Pass takes around 4.5 hours. On arrival in Chur, transfer by rail to Lucerne where you will spend 2 nights.
Day 3: Free time in Lucerne. You haven’t really visited Lucerne until you have crossed the creaky 14th century Kapellbrücke that spans the river in the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town.
Days 4: Transfer by rail to Interlaken where you will spend 4 nights.
Days 5-7: Free time to explore Interlaken and to take two included excursions.
- Travel to the top of the Jungfraujoch, the highest altitude railway station in Europe. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region is the first Unesco World Natural Heritage Site in the entire Alpine region.
- Discover the Schilthorn, otherwise known as James Bond Mountain! From the summit, you can enjoy a view that spans the Titlis, Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger Mountains.
Day 8: Transfer by rail to Geneva airport for the return flight to the UK.
From just £1299pp we have some departures this September/October available which include: Return direct flights from UK airports to Geneva, 7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast sharing a twin/double room, (1 night Brig, 2 nights Lucerne, 4 nights Interlaken), rail transfer from Geneva airport to Brig, standard class travel on the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur with onward rail connection to Lucerne, rail travel from Lucerne to Interlaken, Excursions to both the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn and return rail transfer from Interlaken to Geneva airport.