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Delights of Switzerland & Scenic Rail Adventure

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 07 October 2024 - 9 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Duration 9 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
  • Holiday type Rail Journeys
  • Holiday code MED2224

Limited to only 40 guests

Includes three scenic rail journeys

Exclusive to Imagine Holidays

Experience Switzerland’s indelible charm with the ultimate Alpine rail adventure on the GoldenPass Express, Glacier Express and Bernina Red Train.

Your adventure begins with a two-night hotel stay in Montreux. Take a tour of the medieval Chillon Castle and head into the surrounding vineyards for a winery tour. Ride the picturesque GoldenPass Express to Interlaken, navigating hairpin bends and passing panoramic mountain vistas. Relish a day exploring Bern and take a boat ride on the waters of Lake Thun.

Head to St. Moritz on board the Glacier Express, a journey that’s as stunning as the destination as you glide past snow-capped peaks, dramatic gorges, charming alpine villages, and pristine lakes. Relish the beauty and glamour of Switzerland’s quintessential ski town and ride the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Red Train on a day-trip to Tirano in Italy.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Rail Journeys

GoldenPass Express panoramic journey from Montreux to Interlaken Ost

Glacier Express panoramic journey from Brig to St Moritz
Bernina Red Train panoramic journey from St Moritz to Tiranov

Fully Escorted Tours*

Guided tour of Chillon Castle with wine tasting

Lake Thun boat ride to Interlaken

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star stay in Montreux at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection

3 night four-star stay at the Carlton-Europe Hotel Interlaken
2 night four-star stay in St. Moritz at the Hotel Reine Victoria
All hotel stays include breakfast and dinner, porterage and city taxes

All Flights, Taxes and Transfers

Overnight flights

Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*English-speaking tour guide throughout.
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.

Your Tour

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Montreux

Your holiday begins as you fly from South Africa to your destination.

Day 2
Montreux: Hotel Stay

The Eurostar awaits in London St Pancreas to transport you seamlessly to alpine Geneva, with a small change in Paris’ Gare du Nord. Arriving in alpine Gene...

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection

Day 3
Montreux: Hotel Stay & Tour

Following a guided tour of the magnificent Chillon Castle, an iconic attraction perched on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva, you’ll have the opportunity to savour a glass delicious of Clos de Chillon wine.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection

Day 4
Montreux: Board the GoldenPass Express

Today, you’ll embark the magnificent GoldenPass Express, a remarkable panoramic funicular that affords breathtaking views. Arriving in Interlaken, you’ll check into your hotel ahead of a three-night stay including tours of the region.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Carlton-Europe Hotel Interlaken

Day 5
Bern: Tour & Interlaken Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll be transported by rail to Switzerland’s capital, Bern, before arriving in charming Thun. First, you’ll take in Bern’s beautifully preserved historic features in its UNESCO Old Town, before travelling to Thun.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Carlton-Europe Hotel Interlaken

Day 6
Interlaken: Hotel Stay

Interlaken is a captivating destination that enchants visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty. Surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine lakes, you’ll discover charming streets lined with quaint shops, cosy cafés, and traditional Swiss chalets.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Carlton-Europe Hotel Interlaken

Day 7
Interlaken: Board the Glacier Express

Today, you’ll join the astounding Glacier Express as it journeys to St. Moritz. A captivating experience that showcases the scenic splendour of the Swiss Alps, you’ll travel from Zermatt on a route brimming with breathtaking views.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Reine Victoria

Day 8
St. Moritz: Board the Bernina Red Train

Today, you’ll encounter the quiet town of Tirano, where you’ll be free to explore at your own leisure. Gaze out across fairy-tale views, before arriving in Tirano, nestled in the valley that joins Italy with Switzerland and Austria.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Reine Victoria

Days 9 - 10
Geneva: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.
Chillon Castle & Wine Tasting
A must-visit attraction, Chillon Castle is a captivating medieval fortress nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. With its storied history, picturesque setting, and stunning architecture, here, you’ll delight in a guided tour of the castle, as well as an informative wine tasting with wines prepared with grapes from the castle’s private vineyards.
Bern & Thun Day Trip
You’ll enjoy a full-day tour visiting Switzerland’s capital, Bern, and charming Thun. First, you’ll take in Bern’s beautifully preserved historic features in its UNESCO Old Town, before arriving in Thun, where you’ll savour a magical boat trip returning you to Interlaken along Lake Thun.
GoldenPass Express
The GoldenPass Express train offers a mesmerising journey through Switzerland's scenic wonders, taking you between Montreux and Interlaken. With its large panoramic windows, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, and charming Swiss villages. This memorable journey combines comfort, style, and impeccable service, gifting trave...
Glacier Express
Join the iconic Glacier Express for an extraordinary rail journey that traverses through some of Switzerland’s most stunning alpine landscapes. Known as the world’s slowest express train, the locomotive spirals up majestic mountains, crosses deep valleys, and passes picturesque villages. Settle into your plush seat as breathtaking alpine scenery evolves before you...


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Alternative Departure Dates
19 September 2024
19 Sep 2024
9 nights
Itinerary Includes: , Montreux, , Interlaken, Bern, Thun, Interlaken, St Moritz, ,
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Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection (Or Similar)

A Belle Époque hotel overlooking the Geneva Lake, the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic makes for a beautiful stay in the heart of Montreux, Switzerland. Overlooking Lake Geneva, your wonderful four-star stay exudes timeless elegance and offers stunning views you won’t soon forget. With its refined accommodations, gourmet dining options, and impeccable service, the hotel’s rich history and prime location make it a sought-after destination for those seeking sophistication and tranquillity.


Included Hotel

Carlton-Europe Hotel Interlaken (Or Similar)

The Carlton-Europe Hotel in Interlaken is a timeless gem nestled in the heart of Switzerland. With its rich history dating back to the late 19th century, this grand hotel exudes a distinct elegance and charm. Offering breathtaking views of the Alps, spacious accommodation, and impeccable service, you’ll soon discover the Carlton-Europe Hotel epitomises indulgence. Its central location provides convenient access to the region’s fantastic outdoor adventure opportunities and cultural attractions, making it a perfect stay for discerning travellers seeking a remarkable Swiss experience.

St. Moritz

Included Hotel

Hotel Reine Victoria (Or Similar)

Hotel Reine Victoria in St. Moritz is a charming and historic retreat. Nestled amid the Swiss Alps, it offers a cosy and inviting ambiance. The hotel’s elegant rooms, adorned with traditional Alpine décor, provide a comfortable haven. Guests can indulge in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant and unwind in the spa. With its prime location and warm hospitality, Hotel Reine Victoria is a delightful choice for a memorable stay in St. Moritz.

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