With extraordinary rail routes (picture tunnels through snow-covered mountains and bridges over steep-sided valleys), Switzerland is made for memorable train travel.
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With extraordinary rail routes (picture tunnels through snow-covered mountains and bridges over steep-sided valleys), Switzerland is made for memorable train travel. Your tour base is in Davos as you take two of its most iconic ‘express’ journeys. Board the Bernina Express to climb the vertiginous 2,253m Bernina Pass and descend the incredible 110m-long spiral viaduct at Brusio. Then marvel at the astonishing Alpine views from the gratifyingly slow-paced Glacier Express, and swap rails for water as you cruise scenic Lake Constance.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
10 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 3 dinners (days 1, 4 and 7)
Davos Klosters Premium Card - entitles you to free (2nd class) travel on Rhaetian Railway between Klosters-Dorf-Davos-Filisur; entry to Davos Leisure Centre; free travel on local buses: and reduced day tickets on mountain railways and cable cars in Davos & Klosters and Schatzalp
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4 Excursions & visits
Guided walking tour of Davos
Full-day excursions on the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express
Excursion to Vaduz, Lake Constance and Lindau, including a lake cruise
Day 1 UK - Zurich - Davos
VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Zurich. On arrival, you’ll transfer to the high Swiss Alps and the resort of Davos in the Landwasser, where you’ll check in to your hotel - the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère (5-star). Enjoy a welcome drink, meet your fellow travellers and take dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Davos
Enjoy a guided morning walking tour of Davos to introduce you to Europe’s highest city. Davos is a year-round destination. In the summer, enjoy free access or discounted prices on gondolas, cable cars and trains, providing access to the mountain trails and amazing views. Many of these mountain cable cars end at mountain restaurants offering amazing views for lunch; and there are countless well-marked hiking trails close to town. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 Bernina Express (Davos - Tirano)
Your full-day included train journey starts in Davos where you’ll join the Bernina Express on one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys in Switzerland, climbing the 2,253-metre Bernina Pass and descending dramatically on your way into Italy. There’ll be free time in historic Tirano to enjoy its delightfully old town centre, before returning to Davos on regional trains.
Day 4 Davos
Take time to enjoy your surroundings with a day at leisure. Perhaps make use of your included discount pass and enjoy cable-car rides up onto the Jakobshorn, Parsenn or Rinerhorn. Or, if you seek rest and relaxation amid unspoilt nature, head off on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage up the romantic side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Flüela. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.
Day 5 Andermatt
Today, you’ll join the famous Glacier Express train and take a breathtaking journey through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland, to the traditional Swiss resort of Andermatt. The ‘slowest express train in the world’ takes you through stunning views of the impressive Alpine landscape, from the depths of the Rhine Gorge up to the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass. For more than 80 years, the Glacier Express has borne witness to some of the proudest pioneering feats of Alpine railway engineering, including no fewer than 91 tunnels and 291 bridges.
Day 6 Vaduz - Lake Constance - Lindau
On today’s full-day included excursion there will be a short stop in Vaduz to enjoy views of the Rhine and the castle. From here you’ll journey onward to Lake Constance where you’ll cross the border into Germany and stop at Lindau, a charming Bavarian lakeside town. From here you’ll take a cruise across the lake before rejoining the coach for the journey back to Davos.
Day 7 Davos
With your day of leisure, perhaps visit Davos Lake or the Monstein Brewery - the highest brewery in Europe. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 8 Davos - Zurich - UK
Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Switzerlands Spectacular Rail Journeys is located in Switzerland. Accommodation rating is the operators own rating and may not be the official rating. Hotel details correct at 25/03/2020