The Ultimate Grand Train Tour Of Switzerland : Mountain Excursions

Ultimate Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Excursions

Switzerland has so much to offer, it's impossible to include it all in one package! Below is a list of excursions you may like to add to your Ultimate Grand Train Tour Of Switzerland. Please note, the Jungfraujoch is included in the cost of your package. 

Your Rail Europe consultant can add any of the below to your booking, simply mention this in your Booking form. 

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (included)

Interlaken

The highest railway station in Europe is located at 3454m. Visitors have access to a high alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glaciers or in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience that leads through the mountains Eiger and Mönch. From the immediate stations Eismeer and Eigerwand visitors have stunning views of the impressive Eiger North Face.

Mount Pilatus

Lucerne

The Golden Round Trip takes you to the most spectacular spots on Mount Pilatus. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Lucerne and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. In Alpnachstad you will board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit. Then take the aerial cableway and the panoramic gondolas back to Kriends where you board the train to go back to Lucerne. 

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Mount Titlis

Lucerne

From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board a gondola that takes you up to the Trübsee. Continuing your trip by another gondola to Stand you finally board the first revolving cable car of Titlis Rotair that takes you up to Mount Titlis. Visit the glacier cave, ride the Ice Flyer chairlift or get your thrills on the Titlis Cliff Walk.

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Mount Rigi

Lucerne

On the way to Lucerne we recommend a stop at Arth-Goldau. There you take the train up to Mount Rigi. The "Queen of the Mountains" offers 100kms of hiking trails with a stunning panorama. On Europe's oldest mountain train you will get back to Vitznau where you can take a boat back to Lucerne. This is truly worth a visit. 

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Gornergrat

Zermatt

From Zermatt, Europe's highest open-air cogwheel railway takes you up to the Gornergrat. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels, On the summit you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhrn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000m. Did you know the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat is Europe's highest altitude hotel?

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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt

At 3883m you will find Europe's highest aerial cableway and summit station. If you want to go higher still, the summit lift will bring you to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view that includes 38 Alpine giants. A visit to the world's highest glacier palace will make the excursion an experience you will never forget.

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Chocolate Train

Montreux

The Chocolate Train is a first class trip that takes you to the Maison du Gruyère where the secrets of the production of this famous Swiss cheese will be demonstrated to you. Afterwards, you will visit the charming town of Gruyère. You might wish to stay for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the magnificent castle. Later, the Chocolate Train takes you to Maison Cailler-Nestlé where you will learn everything about the Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting.

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Rochers-De-Naye

Montreux

Rochers-de-Naye has always been a favourite destination for nature lovers with its peak at an altitude of 2042m. A charming cog railway awaits you once an hour at the Montreux train station and ascends more than 1600m on the journey - passing fields, villages and forests. In about 55 minutes you'll reach the summit and all its possibilities. 

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Glacier 3000

Gstaad

The Glacier 3000 beckons with yet another attraction: a suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks. The 107 metre-long and 80 centimetres wide bridge connects the View Point with the Scex Rouge. And as visitors take to the circular summit tour on the Peak Walk, they have amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc Massif, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Note: Please refer to your itinerary for included excursions. Otherwise Rail Europe can assist in booking additional excursions (payable at time of booking). 

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