Experience one of the most stunning rail
journeys in Europe from Lucerne to Montreux,
passing picture-perfect mountain villages,
fairy-tale chateuax and lakes reflecting the
high peaks of the Swiss Alps.
Morning flight to Zürich. Transfer to Lucerne by
rail. Afternoon at leisure to explore the historic
centre of Lucerne or take advantage of the
included Half Fare Card and opt for a visit to the
top of Mount Pilatus or Rigi. Overnight at the
Hotel des Alpes (or similar). (B)
The Golden Pass is one of the most scenic rail
journeys in Switzerland. There are three distinct
sections to the journey. From Lucerne, the train
passes picturesque villages and lakes before
climbing over the Brünig Pass and down to
Interlaken Ost. Change here for the train to
Zweisimmen, which first follows the banks of
Lake Thun before heading into the green Alpine
pastures of the Simmental. Traditional villages
and flowering meadows pass by before the train
reaches Zweisimmen, where passengers need to
change to a different gauge train. The journey
continues through forests and mountain villages,
passing through a tunnel to emerge among the
vineyards around Lake Geneva. Overnight in
Montreux at the Hotel Helvetie (or similar). (B)
Morning optional visit to Château de Chillon.
Afternoon rail transfer to Geneva airport and fly
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The Hotel des Alpes is situated in the centre of Lucerne in front of the Chapel Bridge with superb views of the Alps and the Reuss River. Many restaurants, boutiques, museums and impressive historic buildings are within a short walk from the hotel. The hotel's restaurants serve Swiss specialities and international cuisine which you can sample on the terrace overlooking the river.
Features: 45 rooms, 2 restaurants, terrace.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, telephone,...
Opened in 1865, in the heart of Montreux, the Hotel Helvetie is situated 200km from the shores of Lake Geneva and retains its character with all the elements of its original facade intact. Due to its position, the hotel has superb panoramic views from its sixth-floor terrace. The rooms feature high ceilings with period furniture adding to their charm.
Features: 62 rooms, lounge bar, rooftop terrace.
Room amenities: Satellite television, minibar, hairdryer,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
GAP2017: 2 Nights
Situated on the eastern shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux is seen as one of the most...