Free and Easy
Availability: 28 Feb 2023 to 31 Mar 2023
- 1 x Excursion to Zermatt
- 1st Class Seat Reservation on Glacier Express and Bernina Express
Day 1 : Arrive in Zurich
Upon arrival at Zurich airport, individual travel by train to Lucerne and proceed to your hotel for check in. Surrounded by famous peaks and set on the majestic lake of the same name. Lucerne is often seen as quintessential Switerland. The romantic old town is perfect for a late afternoon stroll: don’t miss the Chapel Brisge, with paintings in the eaves dating back to the Middle Ages, or the charming shops and restaurants along the lakeside.
Day 2 : Lucerne – Interlaken
Board the train to Interlaken. Interlaken sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps. It is the gateway to the Junfrau region with the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Junfrau. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau massif. There is so much to do in Interlaken and the surrounding area.
Day 3: Interlaken
Free at own leisure. Consider a mountain excursion to the Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn.
Day 4: Interlaken – Brig
Transfer by rail to Brig. This lovely old town is dotted with stately homes and cozy inns. The lively main street is great for shopping and the Stockalper Palace is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland.
Day 5: Zermatt
Full day excursion to Zermatt, the famous resort which is home to the mighty Matterhorn. Consider a mountain excursion to the top of Gornegrat for the most impressive views or to the frozen magical world of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Surrounded by amazing scenery with the iconic Matterhorn as a backdrop – Zermatt has it all!
Day 6: Brig – Chur (Glacier Express)
Today you will board the Glacier Express and discover the many highlights along the Glacier Express route. The trip between Brig and Chur is unforgettable. Surrounded by a fantastic mountain panorama, the journey leads eastwards into the Upper Rhone valley which reaches 1366m at Oberwald, passing Andermatt onwards to the Oberlap Pass before winding its way upwards to 2034m (the higest point of the journey). The journey continues on a decent along the Rhine valley to Chur at 595m (the lowest point of the route). The landscapes looks very dramatic in the Rhine gorge between IIanz and Reichenau. the journey ends in Chur, the capital of the canton of Graubunden and the largest town along the route.
Day 7: Chur – Poschiavo (Bernina Express)
Board the Bernina Express for a journey along magical winter scenery. Experience the one-of-a-kind mountain landscape of the Swiss Alps on this spectacular train journey across viaducts and bridges and through tunnels and ancient gorges. From the icy peaks of the Canton of Graubunden and the Morteratsch Glacier (where the ascent up the Bernina Express begins) to Lago Bianco which at this time of year is covered in snow. Soon after, reach the highest point of 2253m at Ospizio Bernina. The dramatic descent down via Alp Grum offers magnificent views of the Pali Glacier. Finishing in the Italian-speaking Swiss town of Poschiavo. Option to return directly by regional train to Chur or stop in St. Moritz for a few hours before continuing back to Chur.
Day 8: Depart from Chur
Breakfast at the hotel. Individual return journey to Zurich airport.
Blackout dates: 20-28 December 2022.
Travel Period: Now – 31 March 2023. Prices are quoted in SGD based on per person, twin sharing basis. Peak season surcharge applies for selected dates. Price excludes gratuities and other personal expenses. Gratuities are recommended. Prices are correct at time of print and subject to change without prior notice. Tours and hotels are subject to availability and confirmation. All travellers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, vaccinations and health certificates. All travellers are also responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid for at least six months at point of entry into travel destination.