THE SWISS TRANS-ALPINA

A tour of the Swiss Alps with 8 wonderful summits using a variety of public transportation    
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14
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DESCRIPTION :

A trip through the Swiss Alps by a variety of means of public transport including 8 summits that offer the most beautiful views of Switzerland.

We provide efficient and detailed service organising both individual and group tours.

HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Varied and adapted means of transport depending on the route (train, bus, boat, cable car)

  • Journeys on the most legendary trains: Grindelwald – Jungfraujoch  - Lauterbrunnen (the roof of Europe), the Glacier Express (Zermatt – St. Moritz), the Bernina Express (Pontresina - Tirano) and the Gotthard Panorama Express (Bellinzona – Flüelen)

  • Step onto historical mountain trains including the world's steepest cogwheel train, or a venerable steam train built in 1892, and the first 100% electric rack train in Switzerland on the slopes of Gornergrat

  • Luggage transport during certain stages by a private driver, so that you do not have to worry about it

  • An extremely varied program allowing you to appreciate the most scenic regions of Switzerland 

  • Comfortable hotels, mostly historic, always ideally located

 

PROGRAMM :

Day 1-3

Arrival in Lucerne. Several unusual visits on the program including the discovery of historical heritage sites in Lucerne. Climb to the top of Mount Pilatus with a panoramic cable car and go down on the world's steepest cogwheel train to Alpnachstad. On another day take an open air cable car to the summit of Stanserhorn. Nights at Hotel des Balances 4*and  Hotel Pax Montana 4*.

Day 4

Excursion by postal car and cable car to Entlebuch, a Unesco Biosphere region, rich in fauna and flora. Then go up to the Rothorn of Brienz by cable car and down on the other side of the mountain by steam train to Brienz. The journey will end by postal car at Rosenlauito explore the spectacular waterfall. Night at Hotel Rosenlui 3*.

Day 5-7

In the Bernese Alps, you will go over the Grosse Scheidegg Pass by postal car, then take the Jungfrau Railway past the Eiger and Mönch, before reaching the Jungfraujoch.
On another day, in the beautiful valley of Lauterbrunnen, you will visit the picturesque mountain village of Mürren, and make an excursion by cable car to the Schilthorn, where several James  Bond scenes were filmed. Nights at Hotel Regina 4*.

Day 8-9

The next destination is Zermatt, reached by train, and from there you will ride up the Gornergrat train to a magnificent viewpoint facing the Matterhorn. You will also have the opportunity to admire the panorama of 29 peaks more than 4’000 meters above sea level. Nights at Hotel Post 5* or Cervo 5*.

Day 10-11

Your next journey will be aboard the luxurious Glacier Express, a legendary train connecting Zermatt to St Moritz. In Graubünden, a full day will allow you to visit several traditional villages in Engadin with their fountains and beautifully painted houses. Nights at Hotel Waldhaus Sils 5*.

Day 12-13

The Bernina Express, which takes the highest altitude route through the Alps, connects the northern part of Switzerland to the southern part. A stay in Lugano will be the occasion to visit the city and its museum, enjoy the lakeside and taste Ticino delicacies. Nights at Villa Castagnola 5*.

Day 14

Local train to Bellinzona to board the Gotthard Panorama Express, which takes the old Gotthard tunnel, opened in 1882. From Flüelen, cruise on steam boat to Lucerne.

PRICES :

Itinerary from Lucerne : the definitive rate is calculated for each request as it depends of the number of travelers.

 

INCLUDED :

All train and vehicle tickets in 1stcl. // Accommodation in Superior double or twin room in 5* hotels // A guide on the whole circuit from Lucerne, plus local guides in few places // Excursions and entrance tickets for all activities mentioned // Travel documentation
 

NOT INCLUDED :

The journey between your home and Lucerne // Meals and drinks // All optional activities during free time // Personal expenses and any tips for guides // Repatriation & cancellation insurance