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The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

10 days/9 nights from $2499 per person share twin
Based on 2nd Class train journey and 3 star hotels
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 18


10 days/9 nights from
per person share twinBased on 2nd Class train journey and 3 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. The Swiss Travel pass lets you 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
9 nights twin share accommodation in a 3 star hotel including breakfast daily.
The Swiss Card with 8 first-class  or second class rail transfers as per itinerary (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station) 
Free museum entries
The tour can be made in the reverse direction, and additional nights can be added
Flights are additional

10 days/9 nights
From $​2499 per person twin share 
Based on 2nd Class train journey and 3 star hotels
From $​3221 per person twin share
Based on 2nd Class Train journey and 4 star hotels

Travel dates: daily to 14 Oct 18

BONUS FREE gourmet Swiss lunch on Grand Train Tour or Glacier Express Tour. Sales until 29 May 18

Day 1: Swiss Airport or Border town - Interlaken via Lucerne. 
In Lucerne, enjoy town squares, churches and steamships on Lake Lucerne. Then take the beautiful GoldenPass Line over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken. 

Day 2: 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
Travel through the scenic Simme Valley to Montreux on Lake Geneva 

Day 4: Montreux – Martigny – Zermatt
Travel to Martigny -- the gateway to Great St Bernard and Forclaz Pass. Continue on via Visp to Zermatt.

Day 5: Zermatt
Enjoy the day exploring Zermatt and it’s surroundings. You could travel on the Gornergrat, one of Europe’s highest open-air cog railways. 

Day 6: Zermatt – St Moritz
This legendary stretch includes a ride on the Glacier Express on a 7 1/2 hour rail journey.

Day 7: St Moritz
Explore this alpine village for the day where you can enjoy traditional hiking, mountain biking or a carriage ride around the lake.

Day 8: St Moritz – Lugano
Two routes lead to Lugano in Switzerland's sunny south. In summer, choose the Bernina Express train to Tirano, then bus to 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. 

Day 10: Lucerne
Transfer from Lucerne to any Swiss airport or bordertown.


NOTE: Seat reservations are compulsory on some sectors and subject to availability. Seat reservation fees are not included in the package price and start from $30 per person, per sector with the exact price advised upon confirmation.

The Gotthard Panorama Express operates Tuesday - Sunday from 21 Apr - 14 Oct, 2018. 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.

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Terms and Conditions

Travel is valid 09 Apr-14 Oct 18 and valid until 30 Sep 18. 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. Free exclusive bonus is valid for sales to 31 Mar 18. The lunch is valid for sales to 29 May 18. 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. It is the traveller’s responsibility to enter the date of travel in the boxes provided on the Swiss Card before boarding the train. 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.

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 18

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