Switzerland is one of the top destinations for touring, whether it’s scenic trains with panoramic windows or world-famous mountain top excursions. The following lists some of the delights that await the adventurous traveler. All the Swiss Scenic trains below require that the traveler also hold a seat reservation (reservations not required, but highly recommended for the GoldenPass Line) to be used in conjunction with their Swiss Travel Pass.
St. Moritz and Zermatt are joined on this panoramic trip through the alpine heartland of Switzerland. This 7 ½ hour rail journey begins in St. Moritz or Chur and ends in Zermatt.
Zermatt- St. Moritz: travel time 7 hours 45 minutes
Gotthard Panorama Express
German and Italian-speaking Switzerland via paddle-wheel steamer on Lake Lucerne, and train through the St. Gotthard range.
Lucerne-Flüelen: by boat, travel time 2 hours 45 minutes
Flüelen-Bellinzona: by train, travel time 1 hour 45 minutes
Flüelen-Lugano: by train, travel time 2 hours 15 minutes
From Chur in the north to Lugano in the south, its breathtaking views as you journey from glaciers to palm trees.
Chur-Tirano: travel time 4 hours 05 minutes
Davos-Tirano: travel time 3 hours 50 minutes
St. Moritz-Tirano: travel time 2 hours 30 minutes
In the summer clients can travel to Switzerland from Tirano (Italy) by taking the Bernina Express Bus along Lake Como to Lugano.
Beginning in Lucerne, through Interlaken, and on to Montreux, the spectacular scenery of central Switzerland and Lake Geneva is highlighted here.
Montreux-Zweisimmen: travel time 1 hours 50 minutes
Zweisimmen-Interlaken Ost: travel time 1 hour 10 minutes
Interlaken Ost-Lucerne: travel time 2 hours
Change trains in Zweisimmen and Interlaken Ost
A panoramic round trip excursion from Montreux to Gruyères, home of the famous Gruyères cheese and the Nestlé chocolate factory. Sampling is included, elastic waistband pants are not.
Montreaux-Gruyères: travel times 1 hours 18 minutes
Gruyères-Broc Chocolate Factory: 20 minutes
Enjoy access to some of Switzerland’s majestic peaks via mountain trains and cable cars.
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
Round trip travel from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Wengen to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.
Board the nostalgic tram followed by the world’s first double-decker, open-air cable car to reach the summit. This round trip ticket offers a view of ten lakes, over 62 miles of Alpine mountain range and three countries.
Round trip travel from Alpnachstad or Kriens in central Switzerland to the Pilatus summit by cable car, panorama gondola and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway.
Round trip travel from Engelberg to Mount Titlis in central Switzerland, with the world’s first revolving cable car and year round snow. Includes ‘Ice Flyer’ chairlift across the Titlis glacier.
Schilthorn / Piz Gloria
Round trip travel from Mürren to the Schilthorn/Piz Gloria mountaintop and James Bond world. This four-segment cable car ride forms the longest cable car system in the world!
Round trip travel from Les Diablerets to Col de Pillon, where you can experience the Tissot Peak Walk – 107m long suspension bridge with stunning views and the Ice Express Chairlift.
Round trip travel from Grindelwald to the summit of Grindelwald-First by aerial cableway. Once there you can experience a 40m long suspension bridge along the rock-face to the west side of the summit or take in panoramic views from a 45m long observation platform.
Round trip travel from Interlaken to the Harder Kulm by funicular railway. From the summit at 1322m you can view Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains!
Round trip travel from Zermatt to the gornergrat railway station on Gornergrat by cogwheel train. At the top enjoy views of 29 peaks, including the majestic Matterhorn, stay and dine in one of the restaurants, shop or stay in Europe’s highest-altitude hotel: the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat.