Travel Plans in Action: My Journey Through Switzerland's Grand Train Tours

Hey there, I’m Emily from SwissASAP customer support, and I’m excited to share my recent Switzerland train tour adventure with you. This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to experience the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, specifically ‘The Original’ package. Let me tell you why I chose this package and how it turned out to be the perfect choice, especially for first-time visitors like my parents.

Early morning alleys in Zermatt with a view of the Matterhorn
Exploring the tranquil alleys of Zermatt in the early morning, where I greeted the majestic Matterhorn.

Why I Chose 'The Original' Package - Grand Train Tour of Switzerland:

I decided to go with ‘The Original‘ package of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland for a few compelling reasons. This package offers a comprehensive Swiss experience, covering some of the most iconic destinations in the country. As a first-time visitor to Switzerland, I wanted my parents to witness the very best of what this stunning nation has to offer through this incredible train journey.

Exploring Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Packages:

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, part of the Switzerland Train Tour, offers a selection of packages, each catering to different preferences and interests. From ‘The Original’ to ‘The Classic’ with its visit to Jungfraujoch, and even the ‘Winter Magic Tour,’ there’s a package for every type of traveler.

Paragliders in the skies above Interlaken during Switzerland Train Tour Package
Paragliders enjoy the skies above central Interlaken during the Switzerland Train Tour, while I explore the lively atmosphere below. Love the vibe! 🪂✨
Pedestrians on Zermatt's main street during the summer Switzerland Train Tour Package
A bustling summer scene on Zermatt's main street during the Switzerland Train Tour. It's a cool summer day in the Swiss Alps! ☀️🚶‍♂️

Itinerary - Exploring Switzerland by Train:

Day 1 - Lucerne - A Swiss Gem for Your Switzerland Train Tour:

Our journey begins in Lucerne, a city that embodies the essence of Switzerland. With its charming old town, Chapel Bridge, and the pristine Lake Lucerne, we couldn’t have asked for a better start. Lucerne is a gateway to endless adventures in the Swiss Alps.

As we started our Switzerland train tour, we were delighted to know that SwissASAP had a special offer for its customers. By using the promo code ‘SWISSASAP‘ during the booking process, we enjoyed an exclusive 5% discount on ‘The Original’ package, making this incredible journey even more affordable for our family.

Day 2: Interlaken - The Adventure Hub

Interlaken, a highlight of the Switzerland Train Tour, offers a range of outdoor activities, and we can’t resist exploring the famous Jungfraujoch, known as the ‘Top of Europe.’ The Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks leave us in awe of Switzerland’s majestic beauty.

Day 2 - 3: GoldenPass Express to Montreux

From Interlaken, our adventure on the Switzerland Train Tour continues as we board the GoldenPass Express for a panoramic journey to Montreux along Lake Geneva. The scenic route takes us through lush landscapes, providing ample opportunities for gazing in wonder. As we approach Montreux, the anticipation of exploring this beautiful lakeside town builds, making our Switzerland Train Tour even more exciting. To discover more about the itinerary around Montreux, you can visit this page for details.

Day 3 - 4: Montreux - Lakefront Beauty

Montreux Riviera offers a picturesque landscape of mountains, vineyards, and Lake Geneva. We explore Chillon Castle, stroll through the old city of Vevey, and savor the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces.

Day 4: Zermatt - At the Foot of the Matterhorn

Our adventure continues as we head to Zermatt, the car-free mountain resort at the base of the iconic Matterhorn. This charming village offers a close encounter with Switzerland’s natural beauty.

Day 4 - 5: Glacier Express to St. Moritz

The Glacier Express takes us on an eight-hour journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz, crossing bridges and high altitudes. The ever-changing landscape is a testament to the artistry of rail construction.

Day 5: St. Moritz - Alpine Luxury

St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism, welcomes us with its elegance and charm. We explore Muottas Muragl and Diavolezza, reveling in the alpine beauty.

Day 5 - 6: Bernina Express to Lugano

Our journey south on the Bernina Express includes crossing the Bernina Pass, marveling at Lake Bianco, and enjoying the Brusio spiral viaduct. We end our day in Lugano, a town of parks, flowers, and financial importance.

Day 6: Lugano - Lakeside Tranquility

Lugano, the largest town in Ticino, offers a blend of urban life and natural beauty. We explore Monte Brè, take in the beauty of Lake Lugano, and stroll along Via Nassa.

Day 6 - 7: Gotthard Panorama Express to Lucerne

Our final leg takes us on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Lucerne. This scenic journey combines train and boat rides, showcasing the beauty of Lake Lucerne.

Day 7: Back to Lucerne

Our journey comes full circle as we return to Lucerne. The city’s charm, including the Chapel Bridge and Mount Pilatus, welcomes us back, leaving us with cherished memories of our Swiss rail adventure.

Day 7 - 8: Exploring St. Gallen

Before we conclude our adventure, we take a day trip from Lucerne to St. Gallen on the Voralpen-Express. This compact metropolis captivates us with its old town and cultural attractions.

Interior of the Glacier Express train, Switzerland train tour package
Relaxing in the cozy and beautifully decorated interior of the Glacier Express train during the scenic 8-hour journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Comfortable all the way on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland! 🚆✨
GoldenPass Express 1st Class train in the Swiss Alps... ซื้อ Swiss Travel Pass ที่ไหนดี
Traveling in style and comfort on the GoldenPass Express, which transported me from Interlaken to Montreux during the Switzerland train tour. A first-class experience in the Swiss Alps!

Our Switzerland Train Tour Package is more than just a ticket to travel. It’s your all-access pass to explore Switzerland’s rich heritage, picturesque towns, and modern cities. Whether it’s a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is a journey that caters to all.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is not just a journey; it’s an experience that leaves you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. With our carefully designed Switzerland Train Tour Packages, we invite you to explore Switzerland in comfort and style. Book your journey today and get ready to embark on an adventure that combines the thrill of travel with the beauty of Switzerland.

If you’re interested in experiencing the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland for yourself, you can find all the details and booking information on the official Grand Train Tour of Switzerland page. Book now and get a 5% discount with promo code ‘SWISSASAP. Unforgettable rail adventures await!

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