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Scenic Switzerland by Rail

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Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery

8 days From £1,299 per person

2020 Tour code: 20SWF

About the tour

Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.


What’s included


Days 1 - To Switzerland

Flying from the UK to Zurich, continue by rail to Brig, a traditional Swiss town nestled in a valley.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Zermatt and the Matterhorn

Travel to Zermatt today, a picturesque village in the Valais region of southern Switzerland, overlooked by the craggy peak of the Matterhorn. Enjoy free time here to explore the car-free streets before returning to Brig at your leisure.

  • Breakfast
Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Day 3 - The Centovalli Railway to Locarno

Transfer to Domodossola in Italy today, for a journey on the Centovalli (or the One Hundred Valleys) Railway. Dating back to 1923, the scenic line travels to Locarno, on the northern shores of Lake Maggiore. Wind through valleys and past deep ravines, over bridges, and through tunnels on a route that is famous for its scenic beauty.

  • Breakfast
The Centovalli Railway to Locarno
Day 4 - Montreux

Travel by rail to Lake Geneva today, for an excursion to Montreux. This stylish lakeside town is known as the home of magnificent Château de Chillon, and was formerly the home of Freddie Mercury. Originally a Roman settlement, Montreux has blossomed since, thanks to its impressive viticulture and its many world class events, including the iconic Montreux Jazz festival.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 - The Glacier Express

Leave Brig behind today, taking a breathtaking journey aboard the Glacier Express. Travelling in panoramic carriages, the train carries you through stunning Alpine scenery, which you have plenty of time to admire through the observation windows of the 'world's slowest express train.' Day 6 is spent at leisure.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
The Glacier Express to Davos
Day 7 - The Bernina Express

Board the iconic Bernina Express today for a journey on one of Switzerland's most scenic routes, from Klosters to Poschiavo. Enjoy time at leisure in Poschiavo.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
The Bernina Express and St Moritz
Day 8 - Return to the UK

Transfer to Zurich by rail today for your return flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast
Return to the UK

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Stockalper

Hotel Stockalper, Brig

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Silvretta Parkhotel, Klosters

Silvretta Parkhotel, Klosters

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Bernina Express
Centovalli Railway
Glacier Express

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UK rail connections
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83% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Submitted 01/11/2017

Excellent holiday, wonderful alpine scenery, and, on the whole, well organised. The hotels in Brig and Davos were good, clean, and comfortable and the tour guide was helpful and entertaining. It was nice to have free time to explore at each daily destination.

Prof J Egan

Submitted 27/10/2017

The Davao hotel bath tubs were too deep forme---I was afraid I would fall if I took a shower in the tub. All else was fine, Jim Egan


Submitted 27/10/2017

Food in 2nd hotel was not very good, no choice it was simply take it or leave it


Submitted 29/09/2017

All went very well except on registering at 2nd hotel, had to wait 2 hours to be given a room with en suite facilities, having been offered 2alternativesfirst without en suite facilities.


Submitted 10/07/2017

Rail Discoveries is an outstanding company, in my estimation; this was my second tour with them. The less-than-perfect rating is based on the lodging. The hotel in Fiesch was nice and the staff, for the most part, friendly. The food was not as well done as at other hotels I have stayed. The train ride to and from Brig left us eating very late dinners, with no time to enjoy the scenery in either place; perhaps Brig would have been a better lodging choice? The hotel in Davos was mediocre. The room was nice enough for the cost, but the food was not good and the staff barely present if anyone had a question or need.

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Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery


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