Switzerland by Trains & Trails

special(Departures available for 2022/2023)
Switzerland Grand Railway Tour (12 days)
The tour of a lifetime. A curated, guided tour of Switzerland showcasing some of the world’s most legendary trains. A limit on tour group size, two-night stays and daily porter service lets you experience Switzerland at a relaxed, friendly pace.
Ascend up mountain peaks in cable cars. Walk easy Alpine trails. We handle the details so you’re free to collect memories of your Swiss Alps Tour.
Our tours are limited to 14 bookings – book now to guarantee your seats

NOW BOOKING: 2022/2023 Tours

Departures 2022 (Day 1 is USA departure)
June 27 – July 8
July 11 – July 22
July 25 – August 5
August 8- August 19
August 22 – September 2
September 5 – September 16
September 19 – September 30

Cost: $7,988 per person, based on 2 or more
Single supplement $550

Highlights of our Swiss Alps Train Tour

11 Swiss trains (including 2 steam engines), 3 cable car ascents and walks on easy Alpine trails
A Guided Tour with 2-night stays at beautiful hotels/lodges

• Small groups (16 or less) and two-night minimum stays lets you experience Switzerland at a relaxed, unhurried pace.
• Premium lodging and best-available-class train seating ensures comfort throughout
• The tour includes 11 of the world’s most legendary trains, including the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Voralpen Express, GoldenPass Line and the Furka Steam Train
• Enjoy panoramic, camera-friendly views of spectacular alpine terrain—mythic peaks, glaciers, forests and waterfalls that give way to picture-perfect hamlets and lush vineyards.
• Daily porter service means your luggage is always where it should be. You travel lightly—with nothing more than a small daypack
• Includes St. Gallen Abbey UNESCO Library – This is a 9th century library, the oldest in Switzerland. One of the world’s largest and oldest libraries
• Explore the 9th century St. Gallen Abbey library, the Swiss Military fortress at Gotthard Pass, and the sunny piazzas of Locarno
• Expert guides and lecturers provide insider views on the history and society of Switzerland
• Our local Swiss Resident English speaking guide will accompany you throughout the tour
• Easy guided hikes let you gently meander among clouds and peaks
• Lifetime of great memories and moments

*alternative –7 Days Swiss highlights tour


Ascend up mountain peaks on these cable cars:

• St. Moritz-Corvatsch to 10,826 ft.
• St. Moritz-Diavolezza to 9,770 ft.
• Lucerne-Mt. Pilatus to 6,561 ft.
‘Off the Rails’ Experiences with Expert Speakers, optional walks/hikes and excursions:
Enjoy exploring the beautiful Alpine countryside surrounding each town with non-strenuous walks and modest hikes and scenic excursions
• Lucerne – walk through the historic old town
• St. Gallen – Abbey Library, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 8th century manuscripts
• Andermatt – Former top secret World War II military bunker deep in the Gotthard mountains
• St. Moritz – Panorama trail with scenic views of the surrounding Bernina Mts and Engadine Valley
• Locarno – Walk around covered walkways and piazzas – Italian speaking part of Switzerland
• Gruyère – Stroll through Switzerland’s most picturesque square. See how Gruyère cheese is made.
• Lauterbrunnen Valley – walk beneath 600 ft cliffs and 71 waterfalls
• Trümmelbach Falls – spectacular glacier-fed waterfall inside the mountain
• Brienz – board the unique Swiss steam train that has been operational since 1892.

We also offer an optional Pre-Tour feature.

This includes:
• Meet and Greet your Guide directly at the airport
• First Class Train Transfer from Airport to Lucerne
• One night accommodation in beautiful Lucerne including Dinner and Breakfast
• A beautiful half-day Panorama guided walk