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Ultimate Swiss Rail Adventure

Private Travel | Rail journeys 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1690 Current prices from: £1690
Incorporating three of Switzerland’s celebrated rail journeys, this tour showcases the best of the country. Visit the chic resort of St Moritz, experience the Mediterranean climate of Lake Lugano and tour the picturesque town of Zermatt.

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Bern

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 236 439 846 1254 1661 2068 2272 2170 1864 1355 745 337
Min temp (C)(F) -425 -327 -130 337 745 1050 1254 1152 948 541 134 -327
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 4 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 693 663 612 693 813 1064 954 1215 803 572 853 693
Rainy Days 15 14 15 16 18 17 15 16 13 13 14 14
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lausanne

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 236 541 846 1355 1763 2170 2475 2272 2068 1457 846 337
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -228 32 337 745 1050 1254 1152 948 541 134 -228
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 4 2 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 733 703 703 813 964 773 1004 863 693 944 813
Rainy Days 15 14 15 15 17 16 13 14 12 12 14 14
Humidity L L M M M VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Wengen

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -327 -228 32 439 846 1152 1457 1355 1152 745 236 -130
Min temp (C)(F) -818 -818 -621 -327 134 439 745 643 541 134 -425 -719
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 5 4 3
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1074 984 1034 1195 1385 1606 1476 1697 1285 1084 1215 1104
Rainy Days 15 14 16 17 19 18 16 16 13 13 15 15
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2577 2272 1966 1661 1457

Zermatt

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -621 -523 -425 -130 337 745 948 948 745 337 -228 -425
Min temp (C)(F) -1112 -1112 -1014 -719 -327 134 337 337 134 -228 -719 -1014
Sunshine hours 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 4
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1315 1175 1255 1355 1506 1687 1516 1737 1406 1295 1436 1335
Rainy Days 17 16 18 20 21 20 18 19 15 14 16 16
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Zürich • Lucerne

Morning flight to Zürich. Transfer to Lucerne by rail. Afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar). (N)

Day 2: Gotthard Panorama Express to Lugano

Start your journey to Lugano with a cruise from Lake Lucerne to Fluelen. Board the Gotthard Panorama Express to Lugano. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Dante Center. (B)

Day 3: Lugano

Full day at leisure to explore this pedestrianised historic town. (B)

Day 4: Bernina Express to St Moritz

This morning, board a coach to the Italian town of Tirano. After time at leisure, board the Bernina Express to St Moritz. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Steffani (B)

Day 5: St Moritz

Full day at leisure. (B)

Day 6: Glacier Express to Zermatt

Today, travel on the celebrated Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt, a thrilling journey in a panoramic carriage taking in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Schweizerhof (B)

Day 7: Zermatt

Full day at leisure to explore this mountain resort, situated beneath the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. (B)

Day 8: Fly home

Train to Zürich airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Wilden Mann Hotel
    Wilden Mann Hotel

    The Hotel Wilden Mann is situated in the old town of Lucerne, about 200 metres from the Chapel Bridge and close to the pedestrian area. The hotel was originally a bar and then a tavern before being converted into a hotel in 1860. Each room is decorated differently and in a traditional style with antique furniture and modern trimmings. Features: 48 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, terrace, lounge. Room amenities: Television, radio, minibar, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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  • Hotel Steffani
    Hotel Steffani

    The Hotel Steffani is a family-run hotel located in the centre of St Moritz in the Engadin valley, just a short walk from the lake and the Corviglia funicular for the main ski area. The rooms are designed in a classical style with the emphasis on locally crafted furniture. The hotel has three restaurants, including one specialising in Italian and Swiss cuisine and another offering Chinese dishes (the only Chinese restaurant in St Moritz), and a variety of bars in which to relax with a drink. After a hard day's sightseeing, unwind in the hotel's spa centre. Features: 61 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, gym, spa centre, indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, games room, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, telephone, safe, minibar, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer.

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  • Hotel Schweizerhof
    Hotel Schweizerhof

    The Hotel Schweizerhof is located in a traffic-free zone in the heart of Zermatt and just a few steps away from the railway and Gornergratbahn stations. Most rooms and suites at the Schweizerhof have a balcony with stunning views of the Matterhorn mountain. The hotel has two restaurants offering buffet or a la carte menus and live music. The bar has a cosy atmosphere with an open fireplace. Features: 108 rooms & suites, bar, dining room, restaurant, terrace, garden, indoor swimming pool, hammam, jacuzzi, spa, sauna, safe, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Satellite television, minibar, hairdryer.

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  • Hotel Lugano Dante Center
    Hotel Lugano Dante Center

    The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is a five-storey property situated in the pedestrian area of Lugano on Piazza Cioccaro, in the historical heart of the city. There are many shops, cafes and restaurants close by and the lake is just a 3-minute walk away. The hotel has five different room types furnished in a modern or classical style. The hotel is part of the Swiss Quality Hotel Chain. Features: 83 rooms, Wi-Fi, bar/lounge, cafe, snack bar, Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, safe.

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Dates & prices

USR2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1690 per person

High season from £1890 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Lucerne

    Set on the shores of Lake Lucerne and flanked by Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus,...

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  • Lugano

    The largest town in the Ticino canton, Lugano is situated on the north shore o...

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  • St Moritz

    Located on the southern side of the Alps close to the Italian border, St Morit...

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  • Zermatt

    Lying in the shadow of the imposing Matterhorn, the resort town of Zermatt is ...

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