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Luxury

Switzerland by Rail

Zurich to Geneva
13 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULST13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A View From The Top

Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus for breathtaking vistas of the alpine scenery.

Journey to the top of Europe

Take an epic train journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

Meet with a mountaineer

Meet with a mountaineer in Zermatt and hear of tales before paying respects at the dedicated cemetery for climbers.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 11 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Lucerne
  • Luxury dining - a total of 20 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • 12 nights luxury accommodation
  • Transfers, rail and hotel porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Switzerland by Rail EULST13 Map 2021
Zurich to Geneva

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Arrive before 1.30pm, where we’ll meet you on arrival. An afternoon orientation discovery is on the cards, followed by a welcome reception.

Stay: Zürich Marriott Hotel

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a range of delicious dining options tonight.


You will be well looked after throughout your journey with our special baggage transfer service, which means we’ll take care of the heavy lifting as your bags are chauffeured from one hotel to the next. Journey to Lucerne and set out on a walking exploration of the city. Later, arrive at your hotel, where you will have a choice of dining options this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cruise Lake Lucerne, then ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, where you will pause to capture breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. The views don’t stop as you descend by a scenic gondola.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
View from the top of Mt Pilatus overlooking Lucerne, Switzerland

Embark on an exciting rail journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel to Lugano.

Stay: Two Nights, Lake Lugano, Hotel Swiss Diamond

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Soak up the pleasant year-round climate in this holiday resort town. Cruise the peaceful waters of Lake Lugano, then it’s time to ascend the peak of Monte Brè, which rewards you with sensational views over Lugano. The evening has been kept free for you to explore at your own pace.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Cross the border into Italy’s Tirano by coach, where you’ll pause for a little discovery before boarding your first-class rail journey aboard the Bernina Express. Take in the panoramic views as you travel to St Moritz.

Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Another day brings another incredible rail adventure. Board the Glacier Express to experience a first-class rail journey from the Bernina Range to the Matterhorn. During the ride, you’ll cross more than 200 bridges and countless tunnels as you traverse the Alps in style, before arriving in Zermatt.

Stay: Two Nights, Zermatt, Hotel Monte Rosa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a mountaineer, who will share with you their stories of their conquests and what life is like living in the mountains.


Take a ride on the Gornergrat Railway for the best views of the towering Matterhorn. Later, you’ll enjoy your first Signature Experience on this trip.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Mattherhorn peak glowing as the sun sets with the reflection of the mountains in the lake

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a very special wine tasting experience.


Farewell Zermatt as you board your train bound for Interlaken. Along the way, disembark in the wine region of Spiez and gain an insight into the local industry with a Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Interlaken, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a private dinner at Harder Kulm and take in sublime views of the Jungfrau as the sun sets.


Your rail journey today is an epic one, as you journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. There’s nowhere better to feel like you’re on top of the world. Return to Interlaken, then tonight, ascend to the peak of Harder Kulm, where you will enjoy a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Aqua waters running through the canal beside the town with mountains one side and village the other

Board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass. First the train runs along the river Aare, then proceed past lush green valley farmland of the Simmen Valley, before climbing to the line’s highest point at 1,279 metres above sea level into the heartland of the Berner Oberland. Arrive in Gstaad-Schönried with time to relax before dinner this evening.

Stay: Ermitage Gstaad-Schönried

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Montreux for a brief orientation tour. Later tonight, reflect on the days gone by as you sit down to a farewell dinner.

Stay: Geneva, Grand Hotel Kempinski

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Relax in the Swiss Alps

Refresh mind, body and soul at the Ermitage Gstaad-Schönried, enjoying a modern wellness experience.

Hotel Monte Rosa

The Seiler family has been welcoming guests to the majestic alpine setting of Hotel Monte Rosa for five generations.

Spiez Wine Experience

Take in a very special wine experience in Spiez en route to Interlaken.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible