Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Modern. Efficient. Switzerland’s travel system includes extensive travel options by train, bus and boat. This easy access makes it the perfect way to enjoy the varied sites of Switzerland at your leisure.


With routes that traverse the entire country, a Swiss journey by rail is an invitation to relax, enjoy and really take in all the splendors of Switzerland. You don’t have to worry about high gas prices, getting lost or keeping your eyes on the road instead of the scenery. All you need to do is enjoy. No matter where your interests lie, we have created four suggested Grand Train Tours of Switzerland: three discerning itineraries of 4-days each; one immersive adventure lasting a full 8 days and one spectacular 8 day, 7 night train and hotel package covering the most beautiful scenic trains in Switzerland. 

Regardless of the itinerary you choose to follow, you’re probably going to find a Swiss Travel Pass to be your perfect all-in-one option. It, too, is available for different durations, including 4-and-8-day passes that are ideal complements to the suggested itineraries, covering all the travel you’ll do. Advance seat reservations are always a good idea on our most popular panoramic trains. And of course, you’re free to customize any itinerary to be as short or long as you like. These itineraries are really just a framework upon which to build your dreams.

We hope you’ll enjoy thinking about the following Swiss journeys. However, nothing will compare to actually taking one.

Itinerary 1: Starting in Lucerne

Lucerne – Interlaken – Montreux - Martigny – Zermatt – St Moritz– Lugano - Lucerne

This 4-day itinerary covers some of Switzerland’s most popular destinations, taking travelers from beautiful lakeside cities in central Switzerland, past the Alps, to the tropical south of Switzerland bordering the Mediterranean. It’s as if in four days, you travel the world.

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Itinerary 2: Starting in Zurich

Zurich – Schaffhausen - St Gallen – Lucerne – Interlaken – Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt – Bern - Zurich

This incredible Grand Train Tour spends 4 days taking you around the North, South, and Western side of Switzerland. You’ll go from some of the quaintest regions to the most cosmopolitan and current. Though wherever you go, you will find spectacular beauty, pristine environments, and charming, welcoming locals.

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Itinerary 3: Starting in Lugano

Lugano – Lucerne – Zurich – Schaffhausen – St Gallen – Lucerne – Interlaken – Montreux – Brig – Domodossola - Lugano

This glorious 4-day itinerary covers much of Switzerland’s most visited sights, combining the greatest metropolitan regions with the most magnificent of Alpine vistas. A magical blend of art, history and incomparable natural beauty, all outside your window.

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Itinerary 4: Starting in Zurich

Zurich – Schaffhausen – St Gallen – Rapperswil – Lucerne – Interlaken – Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt – St Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne - Zurich

If ever there was a country worthy of an extended trip, it’s Switzerland. This robust 8-day itinerary lets you really enjoy the diversity of the Swiss landscape, the cool splendor of its majestic Alps, and the warmth of its people.

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Hotel Package

Zurich – Interlaken – Montreux– Zermatt – St Moritz – Lugano – Lucerne

Now, for the first time, we’ve combined our most breathtaking alpine adventures with 3 or 4-star hotels. This unique 8 day,7 night package includes the travel on the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and Wilhelm Tell Express, as well as round-trip travel to the Top of Europe on Jungfraujoch.