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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

11 days/10 nights from $3652 per person share twin
Based on 1st Class train journey and 4 star hotels
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 20 by 4pm

 

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11 days/10 nights from
$3652
per person share twinBased on 1st Class train journey and 4 star hotels
Flights are additional

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Enjoy a Swiss Experience with this Grand Tour of Switzerland. Bringing together 1,280km of panoramic railways, this is an epic journey that whisks you through towns and villages, over mountains and past glaciers, lakes and rivers. Discover the whole of Switzerland on one ticket with access to trains, buses, boats, mountain railways and city transport. Leaving you to hop on and off to explore whenever you like – there are many attractions and excursions along the tour routes.

Deal Includes
✔ Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (7 transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport.
 Seat reservation GoldenPass Panoramic (Interlaken –Montreux), Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train + coach) and Gotthard Panorama Express
 2 nights each in Interlaken, Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lucerne, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
✔ 1 night each in Montreux and Lugano, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast

Any additional tickets (except for Basel) for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal -coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25 –50% of the regular fares
Flights are additional

11 days/10 nights
From $3652 per person twin share 
Based on 1st Class train journey and 4 star hotels
Travel: 14 Sep-15 Oct 2020

Exclusive HOT Bonus Includes FREE upgrade to 1st class train travel (saving of $528pp)

Itinerary
Day 1: Basel via Bern - Interlaken

Enjoy a magnificent journey between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz with stunning views of the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 2: Interlaken - Excursion to Jungfraujoch
Top of Europe round trip to experience an ice wonderland accessed through the highest altitude railway station in Europe.

Day 3: Interlaken – Montreux
Journey with the Golden Pass Line through the scenic Simme Valley to Montreux on Lake Geneva, with alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and mountain villages. Be sure to visit Chillon Castle. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 4: Montreux – Zermatt
Travel to the famous car-free alpine resort, Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn. Take an optional excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 5: Zermatt
Enjoy the day exploring Zermatt and its surroundings. You could travel on the Gornergrat, one of Europe’s highest open-air cog railways where you will have panoramic views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and snow-capped peaks. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 6: Zermatt – St Moritz
This legendary stretch includes a ride on the Glacier Express on a 7 1/2 hour rail journey. You travel in comfort through unspoilt natural beauty. Overnight in St Moritz.

Day 7: St Moritz
Explore this alpine village for the day where you can enjoy traditional hiking, mountain biking or a visit to Mt Diavolezza. Overnight in St Moritz.

Day 8: St Moritz – Lugano
Two routes lead to Lugano in Switzerland's sunny south. In summer, choose the Bernina Express train to Tirano, this Alpine switchback ride takes you from the high towering glaciers down to the swaying palms of Italy on the highest railway line across the Alps, then bus to overnight in Lugano.

Day 9: Lugano – Lucerne
Few things will take your breath away like the newly opened 57km tunnel Gotthard Panorama Express. Combining rail and waterway travel, this 5 hour trip starts with scenic rail before connecting to a spectacular 2.5 hour Lake Lucerne steamer boat ride. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 10: Lucerne
Choose from a few of optional excursions: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi or Mt Titlus. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 11: Lucerne - transfer to any Swiss airport or bordertown

Notes:
The Gotthard Panorama Express operates Tuesday - Sunday from 18 Apr-18 Oct 2020. The Gotthard Panorama Express does not operate on Mondays due to train maintenance. Alternate transport can be taken when the Gotthard Panorama Express isn't operating.

The Glacier Express and Bernina Express are seasonal.

Some hotels may charge local city taxes CHF3 – CHF7 per person per night

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for travel completed 14 Sep-15 Oct 2020 for sales until 31 Mar 2020. Promotion must be mentioned at time of booking. Offer is capacity controlled and may be amended or withdrawn without notice. Conditions apply. Prices are in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. All prices and packages are subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be commenced and completed as specified. Some surcharges and closeout periods may apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Valid for new bookings only. Please note that this package is a non-accompanied tour and no representative guide will be waiting for the travellers at the train station. Hotel accommodation is subject to availability. Prices based on twin share occupancy. No triple room rates/discount. Additional hotel nights are subject to availability with the applicable supplement payable. Travellers must make their own arrangements to/from the railway station to/from the hotel. A $100.00 non-refundable will be charged on any change (such as travel dates, hotels, additional nights, upgrades, downgrade) made on existing booking. A non-refundable 15% deposit is required before hotel accommodation will be confirmed, with full balance payable 30 days prior to departure. Seat reservations are compulsory on some sectors and subject to availability. Reservation fees are not included in the package price. Fees range between $30-$50 per person per sector with exact price advised on confirmation. Package prices are per person. Booking Fees will apply. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Airfares are additional. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

HOT Code: WEBRP0320

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